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Powerful quotes by John Lennon on life, love, hope, peace, relationship and other things.

100 Powerful Quotes By John Lennon To Feed Your Soul

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If there has ever been a band that changed the music scenario and history of popular music like none other in the centuries gone by, it has to be ‘The Beatles’. And ‘Beatles’ wouldn’t have been so had it not been for the famed singer-songwriter, John Lennon. A sheer musical genius, Lennon co-founded Beatles along with Paul McCartney thus starting a musical legacy that crossed continents and transpired success making the pop music what it is today. An aspirational musician since young, Lennon formed a ‘historical’ songwriting-partnership with McCartney that led the duo to lay roots of ‘Beatles’. In the years to follow, George Harrison and Ringo Starr joined in and gave Beatles its heart and soul. For more than a decade, Beatles dominated the pop culture and rock and roll so much so that the era is best remembered as ‘Beatlemania’. And much of the success of the Beatles came in due to the exceptional lyrics delivered by Lennon and McCartney. More than often, Lennon infused in his songs his political and peace activism. The same is also visible in his solo ventures that were crusades of his social campaigns. And not far behind are his quotes that portray his ideology and philosophy. Browse through this section and brief yourself with some of the best quotes by John Lennon.  

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

Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.

- 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

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

- John Lennon

The more I see, the less I know for sure.

- John Lennon

A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.

- John Lennon

One thing you can't hide - is when you're crippled inside.

- John Lennon

There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be...

- John Lennon

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

- John Lennon

Living is Easy with Eyes Closed.

- John Lennon

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.

- John Lennon

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

When you're drowning you don't think, I would be incredibly pleased if someone would notice I'm drowning and come and rescue me. You just scream.

- John Lennon

It's weird not to be weird.

- 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

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

For those of you in the cheap seats I'd like ya to clap your hands to this one; the rest of you can just rattle your jewelry!

- John Lennon

War is over ... If you want it.

- John Lennon

Limitless undying love which shines around me like a million suns it calls me on and on across the universe.

- John Lennon

Nothing is real.

- Beatles Lyrics, John Lennon

How can I go forward when I don't know which way I'm facing?

- John Lennon

God is a concept by which we measure our pain.

- John Lennon

Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.

- John Lennon

I'm not afraid of death because I don't believe in it. It's just getting out of one car, and into another.

- John Lennon

I get by with a little help from my friends.

- John Lennon

We all shine on...like the moon and the stars and the sun...we all shine on...come on and on and on...

- John Lennon

Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end.

- John Lennon

Love is a flower you got to let it grow.

- Mind Games, John Lennon

Whatever gets you through the night

- John Lennon

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

The more real you get the more unreal the world gets.

- John Lennon

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

- John Lennon

Music is everybody's business. It's only the publishers who think people own it

- John Lennon

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

- John Lennon

Everything is clearer when you're in love.

- John Lennon

Remember to let her into your heart.

- John Lennon

We live in a world where we have to hide to make love, while violence is practiced in broad daylight.

- 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

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

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

I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together.

- John Lennon

Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right ones

- John Lennon

Time wounds all heels.

- John Lennon

Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives

- John Lennon

I was the walrus, but now I am John...and so my friends, you'll just have to carry on. The dream is over.

- John Lennon

Please don’t spoil my day; I’m miles away and, after all, I’m only sleeping.

- Lyrics of John Lennon, John Lennon

I was feeling insecure you might not love me anymore

- John Lennon

Life is very short, and there's no time for fussing and fighting my friends

- John Lennon

When I was about twelve I used to think I must be a genius, but nobody's noticed. If there is such a thing as a genius, I am one, and if there isn't I don't care.

- John Lennon

There are no problems, only solutions.

- John Lennon

When I cannot sing my heart, I can only speak my mind.

- John Lennon

Nobody loves you when you're down and out.

- John Lennon

Love is the greatest refreshment in life.

- John Lennon

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

- John Lennon

I don't believe in Beatles, I just believe in me.

- John Lennon

All you need is love.

- John Lennon

Everybody seems to think I'm lazy I don't mind, I think they're crazy. Running everywhere at such a speed Till they find there's no need.

- John Lennon

Paranoia is just a heightened sense of awareness

- John Lennon

There are only a few notes. Just variations on a theme.

- John Lennon

Before Elvis there was nothing.

- John Lennon

When you cross the street, take my hand

- John Lennon

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

- John Lennon

Please don't wake me, no, don't shake me, leave me where I am, I'm only sleeping...

- John Lennon

Why in the world are we here? Surely not to live in pain and fear. Why on earth are you there, when you're everywhere-come and get your share.

- John Lennon

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

- John Lennon

Pools of sorrow waves of joy are drifting thorough my open mind possessing and caressing m

- John Lennon

I've never really been wanted.

- John Lennon

You can manicure a cat but can you caticure a man?

- Skywriting by Word of Mouth and Other Writings, John Lennon

Make love, not war.

- John Lennon

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: In His Own Words, John Lennon

Peace is not something you wish for; It's something you make, Something you do , Something you are, And something you give away

- John Lennon

Slipping? We're bigger than Jesus.

- John Lennon

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

- John Lennon

It came in a vision - a man appeared on a flaming pie and said unto them, 'From this day forward you are Beatles with an A.' Thank you Mister Man, they said, thanking him.

- John Lennon

Trying to please everybody is impossible - if you did that, you'd end up in the middle with nobody liking you. You've just got to make the decision about what you think is your best, and do it.

- The Beatles Anthology, John Lennon

When I hold you in my arms and I feel my finger on your trigger I know no one can do me no harm because happiness is a warm gun.

- John Lennon

Love is the Answer. What was the Question?

- 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

Creativity is a gift. It doesn't come through if the air is cluttered.

- John Lennon

Love, Love, Love. All you need is love. Love is all you need.

- John Lennon

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.

- John Lennon

Without Jimmy (James) Dean the Beatles would never have existed.

- John Lennon

When his rolls royce was mobbed by fans the chauffeur said: ''do you want me to get them off the car?'' and Lennon replied: ''No - they paid for it, they can wreck it

- John Lennon

Turn off your mind, relax, and float downstream.

- John Lennon

I put things down on sheets of paper and stuff them in my pockets. When I have enough, I have a book.

- John Lennon

Give us a kiss

- John Lennon

Happiness is just how you feel when you don't feel miserable.

- John Lennon

If there hadn't been an Elvis, there wouldn't have been the Beatles.

- John Lennon

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

- John Lennon

Man, you should have seen them kicking Edgar Allan Poe.

- John Lennon

Rain, I don't mind

- John Lennon

I still believe that all you need is love.

- John Lennon

So long ago, was it in a dream, was it just a dream?

- John Lennon

One thing I can tell you is you have to be free. Come together, right now, over me.

- John Lennon

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

- John Lennon

A mistake is only an error, it becomes a mistake when you fail to correct it

- The Writings of John Lennon, 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

The sun is up, the sky is blue It's beautiful, and so are you

- Beatles Lyrics, John Lennon

I'm not really a career person; I'm a gardener, basically.

- John Lennon

I would like to say thank you on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we’ve passed the audition.

- John Lennon