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If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche
by 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

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
- John Lennon PHOTO

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

Imagine...
- John Lennon

 

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

I don't believe in killing whatever the reason!
- John Lennon

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

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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 flower you've got to let grow.
- John Lennon

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

All you need is love.
- John Lennon

Imagine ... Imagine no religion.
- 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 get by with a little help from my friends.
- John Lennon

It doesn't matter how long my hair is
or what color my skin is
or whether I'm a woman or a man.
- 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

Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.
- 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

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

Everything is clearer when you're in love.
- John Lennon

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
- 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

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

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

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

There's nothing you can know that isn't known.
- John Lennon

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

I don't know which will go first - rock 'n' roll or Christianity.
- John Lennon

Possession isn't nine-tenths of the law.
It's nine-tenths of the problem.
- 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

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

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

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

Jesus was all right,
but his disciples were thick and ordinary.
It's them twisting it that ruins it for me.
- John Lennon

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

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

Everybody loves you when you're six foot in the ground.
- John Lennon

If everyone demanded peace
instead of another television set,
then there'd be peace.
- 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

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

It was like being in the eye of a hurricane.
You'd wake up in a concert and think,
Wow, how did I get here?
- 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

If you tried to give rock and roll another name,
you might call it "Chuck Berry."
- John Lennon

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 my music,
then in that respect you can call me that.
I believe in what I do, and I'll say it.
- 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

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

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

Surrealism had a great effect on me
because then I realized that
the imagery in my mind wasn't insanity.
Surrealism to me is reality.
- 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

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

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

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

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free
and realizing you were the prisoner!
- Max Lucado

You can't live a perfect day without doing something
for someone who will never be able to repay you.
- John Wooden

Forgiving is not a gift to someone else.
Forgiving is your gift to yourself -
a great gift - the gift of happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage
to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.
- Steve Jobs

I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort
when all we really need to be happy
is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Embrace your uniqueness.
Time is much too short to be
living someone else's life.
- Kobi Yamada

Every time you smile at someone,
it is an action of love,
a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
- Mother Teresa

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.
- Albert Schweitzer

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength;
loving someone deeply gives you courage.
- Lao Tzu


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