John Lennon He is the legendary member of the British band the Beatles during the 1960s and 1970s.
After the separation of the iconic band, Lennon continued composing and playing music, this time with his wife Yoko Ono. He was an important activist for peace and other causes due to his political opinions. He finally settled in New York City to act as husband and father.
On December 8, 1980, Lennon was shot dead outside his apartment building in New York. The perpetrator was a former fan. Although Lennon's life was short, he gave the world his timeless music, and was a defender of peace between people.
Famous quotes of John Lennon
Being honest may not make you get many friends, but it will always give you the right ones.
Living is easy with eyes closed.
Declaring it. In the same way we declare war. This is how we will have peace ... we just need to declare it.
I believe in everything until it is refuted. Then I believe in fairies, myths, dragons. Everything exists, even if it is in your mind. Who can say that dreams and nightmares are not as real as the here and now?
If everyone demanded peace instead of another television, then there would be peace.
God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open ourselves to our ability to love others or our potential to create.
Everything will be fine in the end. If it's not right, it's not the end.
Everyone loves you when you have six feet on the ground.
There is an alternative to war. It is to stay in bed and let your hair grow.
My defenses were so good. The arrogant rock and roll hero who knows all the answers was actually a terrified guy who didn't know how to cry. Simple.
Before Elvis there was nothing.
It doesn't matter who you love, where you love, why you love, when you love or how you love, it only matters what you love.
We live in a world where we have to hide to make love, while violence is practiced in broad daylight.
Only by trying other people's clothes do we find the size we have.
Well, I don't want to be king, I want to be real.
One thing I can tell you is that you must be free.
Do you know how people start to look like their dogs? Well, we are beginning to look like each other.
What the sixties did was show us the possibilities and the responsibility we all had. It was not the answer. It simply gave us an idea of the possibility.
Our society is run by crazy people for insane goals. I think we are being driven by maniacs for manic purposes and I think they may drive me crazy for expressing that. That is the ultimate in madness.
When I can't sing to my heart, I can only say what I think.
If everyone could be happy with themselves and the choices made by the people around them, the world would instantly be a better place!
For those of you in cheap seats, I would like you to clap your hands to this one; The rest of you can shake your jewelry!
The war is over if you want.
How can I move on when I don't know where I'm going?
Love is a promise, love is a memory, once given it is never forgotten, never let it disappear.
I am not afraid of death because I do not believe in it. It is just getting out of one car and entering another.
Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans
I am not really a career person; I'm a gardener, basically.
Love, Love, Love. All you need is love. Love is all you need.
All we are saying is giving peace a chance.
There is nowhere you can be, other than where you should be ...
If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliché that must have been left behind in the 60s, it is a problem. Peace and love are eternal.
Surrealism had a great effect on me because then I realized that the images in my mind were not madness. Surrealism for me is reality.
One thing you can't hide is when you're crippled inside.
When you're drowning, you don't say 'I would be incredibly pleased if someone saw me drown and come to help me', you just yell.
Peace is not something you want; It's something you do, something you are and something you give away.
If you want peace, you will not get it with violence.
Yes, we all shine, like the moon, the stars and the sun.
We have this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You cannot simply accept it and leave it in the closet or think that it will fix itself. You have to keep giving it away. You have to take care of it and nurture it.
The time you enjoyed wasting was not wasted.
Imagine all the people living life in peace. You can say that I am a dreamer but I am not the only one. I hope you will join us one day, and the world will be one.
Music is everyone's possession. Only publishers think that people are the ones who own it.
My role in society, or the role of any artist or poet, is to try to express what we all feel. Do not tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of all of us.
Possession is not nine tenths of the law. Nine tenths of the problem.
Either you get tired of fighting for peace or you die.
I never went to high school meetings. What I mean is that, what I don't have in sight, I don't care. That is my attitude towards life. So I have no romanticism about any part of my past.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
I can't wake you up You can wake up I can not cure you. You can heal yourself.
A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream that you dream together is reality.
The more I see, the less I know for sure.
No one controls me. I am uncontrollable. The only one who controls me is me, and that is hardly possible.
I think Jesus was right, Buddha was right, and all those people are right. Everyone says the same, and I believe it. I believe what Jesus really said, the basic things he established about love and goodness, and not what people say he said.
It doesn't matter how long my hair is or what color my skin is, whether I am a woman or a man.
I am a violent man who has learned not to be violent and regrets his violence.
They have never really loved me.
Trying to please everyone is impossible. If you did, you would end up in the middle without anyone liking it. You just have to make the decision about what you think is best, and do it.
All music is new. There are only a few notes. Only variations on a theme. Try telling the children of the seventies that they were shouting at the Bee Gees that their music was just The Beatles. There is nothing wrong with the Bee Gees.
Everything is as important as everything else.
I don't believe in killing for whatever reason!
I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as if I were an old man in heaven. I believe that what people call God is something we all have. I think what Jesus and Muhammad and Buddha and everything else said was correct. It's just that the translations have gone wrong.
As in a love story, two creative people can destroy themselves trying to regain that youthful spirit, at twenty-one or twenty-four, of creating without even realizing how it is happening.
We all have Hitler in us, but we also have love and peace. So why not give peace a chance for once?
I don't believe in yesterday, by the way.
What we have to do is keep hope alive. Because without that we will sink.
Art is just a way of expressing pain.
Time hurts all heels.
If being egomaniac means that I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that aspect you can call me that ... I believe in what I do, and I will say it.
Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest on the courage and open vision of people who embrace life.
It is better to fade away like an old soldier than to burn.
When I was about twelve years old, I used to think I should be a genius, but nobody noticed. If there is something like a genius ... I am one, and if it does not exist, I do not care.
I put things on sheets of paper and put them in my pockets. When I have enough, I have a book.
I will not change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I've always been a weirdo. So I've been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know? I am one of those people.
I don't know which one goes first, rock 'n' roll or Christianity.
One part of me suspects that I am a loser, and the other part of me believes that I am God Almighty.
You are alone with yourself all the time, whatever you do. You have to reach your own God in your own temple. It all depends on you, friend.
The rituals are important. Today it is not fashionable to marry. I am not interested in being modern.
When I was 5, 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 that I did not understand the task, and I told them that they did not understand life.
There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we move away from life. When we are in love, we open ourselves to all that life has to offer with passion, enthusiasm and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open ourselves to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest on the courage and open vision of people who embrace life.
As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.