Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you'll start to see a big difference in your life.

Yoko Ono on smile
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People make music to get a reaction. Music is communication.

Yoko Ono on music
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We're all water from different rivers, That's why it's so easy to meet, We're all water in this vast, vast ocean, Someday we'll evaporate together.

Yoko Ono on inspirational
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Losing my daughter was a very serious pain. There was always some empty space in my heart.

Yoko Ono on daughter
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If you go back to all my albums, they're all confessional.

Yoko Ono on albums
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I just want to be healthy and stay alive and keep my family going and everything and keep my friends going and try to do something so that this world will be peaceful. That is the most ambitious and the most difficult thing, but I'm there trying to do it.

Yoko Ono on family
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I was being hated for about 40 or 50 years by the whole world, but it did not destroy me, and it did not ruin my health. And the reason is because I just did not answer them. I had my own life.

Yoko Ono on life
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Many of my songs were dance orientated from way back.

That's because I love dance! When I hear a dance number, just hearing the first eight bars, it immediately makes my bod start moving and dancing.

Yoko Ono on love
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You change the world by being yourself.

Yoko Ono on change
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I am extremely rebellious. I have this strong, defiant spirit.

Yoko Ono on strong
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People accuse artists of being narcissists - of course we are! If we don't like ourselves, who's going to like us?

Yoko Ono on people
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The process is always the same. I get an inspiration for a new song, I put it down on paper immediately so I won't lose it. When I am ready to go to the studio with it, I play it a few times on the piano and edit, add, and type the lyrics and take it to the studio. Sometimes I don't have anything on paper.

Yoko Ono on song
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About Yoko Ono

Name Yoko Ono
Quotes 194 quotations
Nationality American
Profession Artist
Birthday October 16
About Yoko Ono Lennon is a Japanese artist and musician. She is known for her work as an avant-garde artist and musician, and her marriage and works with world famous English musician John Lennon.
Top topics people, life, music, world, artists

I must say that I always thought I had a voice, even when I was 4 years old.

Yoko Ono on voice
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I have been known as the minimal and conceptual artist for over five decades.

I think I haven't changed much.

Yoko Ono on artist
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Artists are going to be the metronome of this society.

Yoko Ono on society
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Bad stories are written about me because the press knows they can make me into a weeping dog and few people will object.

Yoko Ono on dog
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The thing that would most improve my life is 27 hours in a day. I could meet all my deadlines.

Yoko Ono on life
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True artists are prophets. I don't want to be that prophetic in that sense because it's so lonely.

Yoko Ono on lonely
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We know that our cells are speaking to each other.

Yoko Ono on cells
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When you're imagining peace, you can't kill anyone. That's good isn't it?

Yoko Ono on peace
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My life was pretty rough.

Yoko Ono on life
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I think that there is incredible prejudice about witches while there is no prejudice about wizards. Words are very important, and I'm really into destroying myths.

Yoko Ono on words
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My heart is mysteriously alive in the world of sounds - a totally different dimension from the daily life.

Yoko Ono on life
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People are still thinking of solving problems by violence and war, and that has to stop.

Yoko Ono on war
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The nice thing about the gallery shows is that without having to pay any money you can just go and see it.

Yoko Ono on money
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Art is my life and my life is art.

Yoko Ono on life
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The art world was not initially really accepting my kind of work. I was ahead of my time.

Yoko Ono on work
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In the '60s, people were still very protective of each field that they belonged to. Avant-garde artists didn't know about rock or pop or jazz. And the jazz people of course didn't want to know about any other music. They were all just kind of protecting their territory.

Yoko Ono on music
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Many people do remember their births, but they deny it.

Yoko Ono on people
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But only art and music have the power to bring peace.

Yoko Ono on music
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Being alone is very difficult.

Yoko Ono on difficult
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My career? I never think of it as a 'career.

' Art and music and all those things that I'm creating are just part of me.

Yoko Ono on music
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Reality can be elastic, and I want to see how elastic it can be, you know?

Yoko Ono on reality
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Mothers are not supposed to give guidance.

Yoko Ono on guidance
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My beauty secret is... nothing! I don't drink too much water. I don't eat very well. Sometimes I cheat and grab some chocolate. The best thing is to eat what you want, but not very much.

Yoko Ono on beauty
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If a woman writes about a domestic situation, everyone automatically assumes that it's about her.

Yoko Ono on woman
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I just go with the flow, so any style can be in my music - that makes it exciting.

Yoko Ono on music
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The human race is a very, very magical race.

We have a magic power of witches and wizards. We're here on this earth to unravel the mystery of this planet. The planet is asking for it.

Yoko Ono on power
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The war industry people are very together;

they know exactly what they want; they don't even have to talk to each other. The peace industry people are just intellectuals who are very critical of each other... Unless the peace industry is powerful, we're always going to have war. It is as simple as that.

Yoko Ono on simple
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Is truth always positive? Of course. Once the truth comes out, you know, it's all right. We're scared that if the truth comes out that it's not all right. It's the other way around.

Yoko Ono on positive
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There's a long life ahead of you and it's going to be beautiful, as long as you keep loving and hugging each other.

Yoko Ono on life
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Events are the best teacher for us. You try to learn from people, there is always some bend to it.

Yoko Ono on teacher
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Experiencing sadness and anger can make you feel more creative, and by being creative, you can get beyond your pain or negativity.

Yoko Ono on sad
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Power is power. It's energy. And if you get big, big energy, you can use that in a good way.

Yoko Ono on power
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Marriage is a difficult project. When seven years have passed and all your body's cells have been replaced, you're meant to experience that seven-year itch.

Yoko Ono on marriage
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Countries have lost their culture because what they wanted was money.

Money became the running theme in every country and culture was sacrificed.

Yoko Ono on culture
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When I speak out against the guns or against the big corporations, some of my friends say, 'Oh Yoko, be careful. These people have all the power.' But, you know, most people don't speak out because they are frightened.

Yoko Ono on power
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I have only one life, so I want to make sure it's a good one.

Yoko Ono on life
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Controversy is part of the nature of art and creativity.

Yoko Ono on nature
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I always believed that my work should be unfinished in the sense that I encourage people to add their creativity to it, either conceptually or physically. Back in the 1960s, I was calling for 'Unfinished Music,' number one, and number two, with my artwork - I was taking unfinished work into the gallery. And that's how I was looking at it.

Yoko Ono on work
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