John Lennon Quotes

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  • I believe in what I do, and I'll say it.

  • If you want peace, you won't get it with violence.

    "John Lennon’s Most Radical Message" by John W.Whitehead, December 8, 2017.
  • Sitting in an English Garden waiting for the sun If the sun don't come You get a tan from standing in the English rain.

  • The writing of the Beatles, or John and Paul's contribution to the Beatles in the late sixties - had a kind of depth to it, a more mature, more intellectual approach. We were different people, we were older. We knew each other in all kinds of different ways than when we wrote together as teenagers and in our older twenties.

  • You say you want a revolution? Well, you know. We all want to change the world.

    Song: Revolution
  • One thing you can't hide - is when you're crippled inside.

    Song: Crippled Inside, Album: Imagine
  • We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first, rock 'n' roll or Christianity.

    Interview with Maureen Cleave in Evening Standard 4 Mar. 1966. Cf. Zelda Fitzgerald
  • I get by with a little help from my friends.

    "Song: "With a Little Help from My Friends"". 1967.
  • I had to really kill off all the religious myths. In the therapy you really feel every painful moment of your life - it's excruciating, you are forced to realise that your pain, the kind that makes you wake up afraid with your heart pounding, is really yours and not the result of somebody up in the sky. It's the result of your parents and your environment.

  • You feel alone if you're the only one thinking 'wouldn't it be nice if there was peace and nobody was getting killed.' So advertise yourself that you're for peace if you believe in it.

    "The David Frost Show", June 14, 1969.
  • You are not your emotions,you have emotions,and you can master them.

  • I felt that film (Let It Be) was set up by Paul for Paul. That is one of the main reasons the Beatles ended. I can't speak for George, but I pretty damn well know we got fed up of being sidemen for Paul. After Brian died, that's what happened, that's what began to happen to us. The camera work was set up to show Paul and not anybody else. And that's how I felt about it.

  • The Kingdom of Heaven is within you.

    Jeff Burger, John Lennon (2017). “Lennon On Lennon: Conversations With John Lennon”, p.57, Omnibus Press
  • I'm not going to sacrifice love, real love, for any *%@$n' war or any friend, or any business, because in the end you're alone at night.

  • Imagine no possesions, I wonder if you can, No need for greed or hunger, A brotherhood of man. Imagine all the people Sharing all the world.

    Song: Imagine
  • The idea of being a rock and roll musician sort of suited my talents and mentality. The freedom was great, but then I found out I wasn't free. I'd got boxed in...The whole Beatle thing is just beyond comprehension ... subconsciously I was crying for help.

  • You see, we're influenced by whatever's going. Even if we're not influenced, we're all going that way at a certain time. If we played a Stones record now -​ and a Beatles record -​ and we've been way apart,​ you'd find a lot of similarities. We're all heavy. Just heavy.

  • Imagine there's no heaven, it's easy if you try. No hell below us, above us only sky. Imagine all the people living for today...

    "Imagine" (song) (1971)
  • I would like to say thank you on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we’ve passed the audition.

    Closing line at a rooftop concert, January 30, 1969.
  • You don't have to be some sort of freak to meditate

  • I've been reading [Nikita] Khrushchev Remembers. I know he's a bit of a lad himself - but he seemed to think that making a religion out of an individual was bad; that doesn't seem to be part of the basic Communist idea. Still people are people, that's the difficulty.

  • No short-haired, yellow-bellied, son of tricky dicky Is gonna mother hubbard soft soap me With just a pocketful of soap.

    Song: Just Gimme Some Truth
  • Yoko [Ono] was showing me some of these Haiku in the original. The difference between them and Long fellow is immense. Instead of a long flowery poem the Haiku would say 'Yellow flower in white bowl on wooden table' which gives you the whole picture.

  • I am a violent man who has learned not to be violent and regrets his violence.

    John Lennon, Yōko Ono, David Sheff, G. Barry Golson (1981). “The Playboy interviews with John Lennon and Yōko Ono”, Putnam Pub Group
  • Now, in the sixties we were naive, like children. Everybody went back to their rooms and said 'We didn't get a wonderful world of just flowers and peace and happy chocolate, and it won't be just pretty and beautiful all the time,' and just like babies everyone went back to their rooms and sulked. 'We're going to stay in our rooms and play rock and roll and not do anything else, because the world's a nasty horrible place, because it didn't give us everything we cried for.' Right? Crying for it wasn't enough.

  • The world went mad and used us as an excuse.

  • if everyone could just be happy with themselves and the choices people around them make, the world would instantly be a better place!

  • I wanted to give five solid years of being there all the time (with Sean). I hadn't seen my first son Julian grow up, and now there's a 17-year-old man on the phone talking about motorbikes. No matter what artistic gains I get, or gold records, if I can't make a success out of my relationship with the people I love, then everything else is bullsh*t.

  • God is a concept by which we measure our pain.

    "God" (song) (1970)
  • If somebody gives me a joint, I might smoke it, but I don't go after it.

    John Lennon, Yōko Ono, David Sheff, G. Barry Golson (1981). “The Playboy interviews with John Lennon and Yōko Ono”, Putnam Pub Group
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