103+ Powerful John Lennon Quotes That Will Inspire You

Best John Lennon Quotes and Sayings

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Famous Quotes From John Lennon


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You don’t need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are! ~John Lennon


When you’re drowning, you don’t say ‘I would be incredibly pleased if someone would have the foresight to notice me drowning and come and help me,’ you just scream. ~John Lennon

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


Famous John Lennon quotes

There are no problems, only solutions. ~John Lennon


Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted. ~John Lennon


Produce your own dream. It’s quite possible to do anything, but not if you put it on the leaders and the parking meters. ~John Lennon


How can I go forward when I don’t know which way I’m facing? ~John Lennon


The more real you get, the more unreal the world gets. ~John Lennon

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The more I see the less I know for sure. ~John Lennon


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


Reality leaves a lot to the imagination. ~John Lennon


Everything is as important as everything else. ~John Lennon


A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality. ~John Lennon


There’s nothing you can know that isn’t known. ~John Lennon


Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end. ~John Lennon


John Lennon Quotes About Friendship


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Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right ones. ~John Lennon


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John Lennon Quotes About People


My role in society, or any artist’s or poet’s role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all. ~John Lennon


Only by trying on other people’s clothes do we find what size we are. ~John Lennon


Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And the rest of you, if you’ll just rattle your jewelry. ~John Lennon


Lots of people who complained about us receiving the MBE received theirs for heroism in the war – for killing people. We received ours for entertaining other people. I’d say we deserve ours more. ~John Lennon


The basic thing nobody asks is why do people take drugs of any sort? Why do we have these accessories to normal living to live? I mean, is there something wrong with society that’s making us so pressurized, that we cannot live without guarding ourselves against it? ~John Lennon


Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I’m liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That’s what’s insane about it. ~John Lennon


These critics with the illusions they’ve created about artists – it’s like idol worship. They only like people when they’re on their way up… I cannot be on the way up again. ~John Lennon


Rituals are important. Nowadays it’s hip not to be married. I’m not interested in being hip. ~John Lennon


The postman wants an autograph. The cab driver wants a picture. The waitress wants a handshake. Everyone wants a piece of you. ~John Lennon


It doesn’t matter how long my hair is or what colour my skin is or whether I’m a woman or a man. ~John Lennon


If everyone could just be happy with themselves and the choices people around them make, the world would instantly be a better place! ~John Lennon


John Lennon Quotes About Happiness


Happiness is just how you feel when you don’t feel miserable. ~John Lennon


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John Lennon Quotes About Love (What is love), Relationship


Love is the answer, and you know that for sure; Love is a flower, you’ve got to let it grow. ~John Lennon


Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow. ~John Lennon


It matters not who you love, where you love, why you love, when you love or how you love, it matters only that you love. ~John Lennon


Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear. ~John Lennon


We’ve got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can’t just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it’s going to get on by itself. You’ve got to keep watering it. You’ve got to really look after it and nurture it. ~John Lennon


There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. ~John Lennon

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All you need is love. ~John Lennon


If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche that must have been left behind in the Sixties, that’s his problem. Love and peace are eternal. ~John Lennon


Everything is clearer when you’re in love. ~John Lennon


Everybody loves you when you’re six foot in the ground. ~John Lennon


Guilt for being rich, and guilt thinking that perhaps love and peace isn’t enough and you have to go and get shot or something. ~John Lennon


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John Lennon Quotes About Life


Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans. ~John Lennon


I’m not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I’ve always been a freak. So I’ve been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know. I’m one of those people. ~John Lennon


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. ~John Lennon


We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life. ~John Lennon


We live in a world where we have to hide to make love, while violence is practiced in broad daylight. ~John Lennon


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John Lennon Quotes About God


Part of me suspects that I’m a loser, and the other part of me thinks I’m God Almighty. ~John Lennon


You’re just left with yourself all the time, whatever you do anyway. You’ve got to get down to your own God in your own temple. It’s all down to you, mate. ~John Lennon


I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It’s just that the translations have gone wrong. ~John Lennon


He didn’t come out of my belly, but my God, I’ve made his bones, because I’ve attended to every meal, and how he sleeps, and the fact that he swims like a fish because I took him to the ocean. I’m so proud of all those things. But he is my biggest pride. ~John Lennon


And God help Bruce Springsteen when they decide he’s no longer God… They’ll turn on him, and I hope he survives it. ~John Lennon


God is a concept by which we measure our pain. ~John Lennon


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John Lennon Quotes About Mind, Peace


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? ~John Lennon


Surrealism had a great effect on me because then I realised that the imagery in my mind wasn’t insanity. Surrealism to me is reality. ~John Lennon


If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace. ~John Lennon


You either get tired fighting for peace, or you die. ~John Lennon


Get out there and get peace, think peace, and live peace and breathe peace, and you’ll get it as soon as you like. ~John Lennon


Declare it. Just the same way we declare war. That is how we will have peace… we just need to declare it. ~John Lennon


All we are saying is give peace a chance. ~John Lennon


If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliche that must have been left behind in the 60s, that’s a problem. Peace and love are eternal. ~John Lennon


Peace is not something you wish for; It’s something you make, something you do, something you are, and something you give away. ~John Lennon


John Lennon Quotes About Music


Music is everybody’s possession. It’s only publishers who think that people own it. ~John Lennon


If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that… I believe in what I do, and I’ll say it. ~John Lennon


I don’t know which will go first – rock ‘n’ roll or Christianity. ~John Lennon


Christianity will go. 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. ~John Lennon


We’re more popular than Jesus now; I don’t know which will go first, rock ‘n’ roll or Christianity. ~John Lennon


If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck Berry’. ~John Lennon


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John Lennon Quotes About Hope


Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will be as one. ~John Lennon


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