Quotes by John Lennon

John Winston Ono Lennon MBE was an English singer, songwriter, and peace activist who co-founded the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He and fellow member Paul McCartney formed a much-celebrated songwriting partnership.

Quotes by 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.

BeatlesJohn Lennon
 
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Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion, too

PeaceJohn Lennon - Imagine
 
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Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world
You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one

John Lennon - Imagine
 
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Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun.

Moon, Sun, StarsJohn Lennon
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Everything is clearer when you're in love.

Love, Falling in loveJohn Lennon
 
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Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.

Imagination, RealityJohn Lennon
 
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Love is the flower you've got to let grow.

LoveJohn Lennon
 
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As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.

WomenJohn Lennon
 
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I might have been born in Liverpool - but I grew up in Hamburg.

HamburgJohn Lennon
 
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Time you enjoy wasting, is not wasted.

Time, Recovery & LeisureJohn Lennon
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The more I see, the less I know for sure.

Faith, SeeingJohn Lennon
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When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.
When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.
I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.

HappinessJohn Lennon
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Count your age by friends, not years.
Count your life by smiles, not tears.

AgeJohn Lennon
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I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?

Faith, ImaginationJohn Lennon
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I'm not claiming divinity. I've never claimed purity of soul. I've never claimed to have the answers to life. I only put out songs and answer questions as honestly as I can ... But I still believe in peace, love and understanding.

WritingJohn Lennon
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I really thought that love would save us all.

LoveJohn Lennon
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Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.

LifeJohn Lennon - Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy), Album: Double Fantasy
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It will vanish and shrink. I needn't argue with that; I'm right and I will be proved right. We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first - rock and roll or Christianity.

Music, ChristianityJohn Lennon
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You my say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope some day you'll join us,
and the world will live as one.

Dreaming, TeamJohn Lennon - Imagine
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