If The Beatles or the 60's had a message, it was 'Learn to swim. And once you've learned - swim!'
— John Lennon

You have to be a bastard to make it, and that's a fact. And the beatles are the biggest bastards on earth.
John Lennon beatle quote

I thought of nothing else but rock 'n' roll; apart from sex and food and money--but that's all the same thing, really.
— John Lennon

I've heard that while the show was on there were no reported crimes, or very few. When The Beatles were on Ed Sullivan, even the criminals had a rest for ten minutes.
— George Harrison

I realized that kids everywhere go for the same stuff; and seeing as we'd done it in England, there's no reason why we couldn't do it in America too.
— beatle quotation by John Lennon