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65 Best John Lennon Quotes

1. “My teacher asked me what I want to be when I grow up, I said happy. She told me I don’t understand the assignment, I told her she doesn’t understand life.” – John Lennon

2. “Meanings of all songs come after they are recorded. Someone else has to interpret them.” – John Lennon

3. “Everyone deserves to believe they are beautiful.” – John Lennon

4. “Everything is clearer when you’re in love.” – John Lennon

5. “Happiness is inside you, not with another person.” – John Lennon

6. “I remember a time when everybody I loved hated me because I hated them.” – John Lennon

7. “Love is all you need.” – John Lennon

8. “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

9. “How can I go forward when I don’t know which way I’m facing.” – John Lennon

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

11. “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

12. “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


13. “If you want peace, you won’t get it with violence.” – John Lennon

14. “What we’ve got to do is keep hope alive. Because without it we’ll sink.” – John Lennon

15. “I am a violent man who has learned not to be violent and regrets his violence.” – John Lennon

16. “There are no problems, only solutions.” – John Lennon

17. “Happiness is just how you feel when you don’t feel miserable.” – John Lennon

18. “Nobody controls me. I’m uncontrollable. The only one who controls me is me, and that’s just barely possible.” – John Lennon

19. “You don’t need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are!” – John Lennon

20. “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

21. “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

22. “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

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

24. “When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.” – John Lennon

25. “All we are saying is give peace a chance.” – John Lennon

26. “A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.” – John Lennon

27. “The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn’t the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.” – John Lennon

28. “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

29. “Love is an answer, and you know that for sure; Love is a flower, you’ve got to let it grow.” – John Lennon

30. “Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.” – John Lennon

31. “Love is the greatest refreshment in life.” – John Lennon

32. “My defenses were so great. The cocky rock and roll hero who knows all the answers was actually a terrified guy who didn’t know how to cry. Simple.” – John Lennon

33. “Life is very short, and there’s no time for fussing and fighting my friends.” – John Lennon

34. “Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.” – John Lennon

35. “There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be…” – John Lennon

36. “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

37. “The more real you get, the more unreal the world gets.”- John Lennon

38. “Art is only a way of expressing pain.” – John Lennon

39. “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 live as one.” – John Lennon

40. “Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” – John Lennon

41. “As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.” – John Lennon

42. “The more I see, the less I know for sure.” – John Lennon

43. “Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.” – John Lennon

44. “Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.” – John Lennon

45. “Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.” – John Lennon

46. “Peace is not something you wish for; it is something you make, something you do, something you are, and something you give away.” – John Lennon

47. “Limitless undying love which shines around me like a million suns it calls me on and on across the universe.” – John Lennon

48. “Remember to let her into your heart.” – John Lennon

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

50. “If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.” – John Lennon

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

52. “Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.” – John Lennon

53. “When I cannot sing my heart, I can only speak my mind.” – John Lennon

54. “A mistake is only an error, it becomes a mistake when you fail to correct it.” – John Lennon

55. “You’re all geniuses, and you’re all beautiful. You don’t need anyone to tell you who you are. You are what you are.” – John Lennon

56. “I can’t wake you up. You can wake you up. I can’t cure you. You can cure you.” – John Lennon

57. “One thing you can’t hide – is when you’re crippled inside.” – John Lennon

58. “You don’t need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are!” – John Lennon

59. “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

60. “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

61. “Get back to where you once belonged.” – John Lennon

62. “Don’t hate what you don’t understand!” – John Lennon

63. “Work is life, you know, and without it, there’s nothing but fear and insecurity.” – John Lennon

64. “I was feeling insecure you might not love me anymore.” – John Lennon

65. “Nobody loves you when you’re down and out.” – John Lennon

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