John Lennon quotes

Born
9 October 1940 Liverpool, England.

Died
8 December 1980.

Occupation
Songwriter, singer, musician.

John Lennon was an English singer, songwriter, and peace activist who co-founded the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music.

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
Love is the answer, and you know that for sure; Love is a flower, you’ve got to let it grow.
– John Lennon
Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.
– John Lennon
Everybody loves you when you’re six foot in the ground.
– 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
As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.
– John Lennon
Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.
– John Lennon
You either get tired fighting for peace, or you die.
– John Lennon
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
– John Lennon
If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.
– John Lennon
Everything is clearer when you’re in love.
– John Lennon
Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun.
– John Lennon
I don’t believe in killing whatever the reason!
– John Lennon
I believe time wounds all heels.
– John Lennon
We were all on this ship in the sixties, our generation, a ship going to discover the New World. And the Beatles were in the crow’s nest of that ship.
– John Lennon
There’s nothing you can know that isn’t known.
– 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 you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck Berry’.
– John Lennon
Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.
– John Lennon
All we are saying is give peace a chance.
– John Lennon
You don’t need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are!
– 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
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
Music is everybody’s possession. It’s only publishers who think that people own it.
– John Lennon
All you need is love.
– John Lennon
God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
– John Lennon
The more I see the less I know for sure.
– 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
Possession isn’t nine-tenths of the law. It’s nine-tenths of the problem.
– John Lennon