Celebrating The Life Of John Lennon With 25 Top Quotes

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Celebrating the life of John Lennon with 25 top quotes from the musical genius and activist for peace.

1. “Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.”

2. “As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.”

3. “A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.”

4. “What we’ve got to do is keep hope alive. Because without it, we’ll sink.”

5. “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.”

6. “I don’t know which will go first, rock ‘n’ roll or Christianity.”

7. “I can’t wake you up. You can wake you up. I can’t cure you. You can cure you.”

8. “We all have Hitler in us, but we also have love and peace. So why not give peace a chance for once?”


9. “We’ve got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant . . . you’ve got to keep watering it. You’ve got to really look after it and nurture it.”

10. “I don’t believe in killing whatever the reason.”

11. “It doesn’t matter how long my hair is or what color my skin is or whether I’m a woman or a man.”

12. “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.”

13. “Declare it. Just the same way we declare war. That is how we will have peace… we just need to declare it.”

14. “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.”

15. “Everybody loves you when you’re six foot in the ground.”

16. “It’s better to fade away like an old soldier than to burn out.”

17. “Before Elvis there was nothing.”


18. “When I was 5 years old, 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 I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”

19. “If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.”

20. “Happiness is just how you feel when you don’t feel miserable.”

21. “Music is everybody’s possession. It’s only publishers who think that people own it.”

22. “You either get tired fighting for peace, or you die.”

23. “Everything is clearer when you’re in love.”

24. “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.”

25. “The more I see the less I know for sure.”

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