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28 Thought-Provoking Quotes By Yoko Ono On Art, Love, Life And More

Famous As: Artist and Musician Who Was an Influential Practitioner of Conceptual & Performance Art
Born On: February 18, 1933
Born In: Tokyo, Japan
Age: 89 Years
Yoko Ono is a famous Japanese singer, contemporary artist and a filmmaker. In the early days of her career she was famous as an avant-garde artist. Her arts encouraged participation by the audience like her painting called ‘Painting to Be Stepped On’ invited the spectators to stride on. She further fascinated the masses with many such creative acts including her most phenomenal work ‘Cut Piece’ which was recognized as a great feminist art. After this huge success she met John Lennon and collaborated with him for various musical projects starting from ‘Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins’. They further collaborated on many successful albums which encouraged them to make their own band called the ‘Plastic Ono’ band. She had her biggest piece of stardom when she married John Lennon and became an instant celebrity. She released some albums before the death of her husband. She further went back to do visual and performance art. She has received many awards including the most reputed ‘Grammy Award’. Here are some notable quotes and sayings by the renowned contemporary artist and feminist which are sure to strike a chord with you. Read on the collection of thoughts and quotations by Yoko Ono on autumn, ageing, world, painter, dreams, female, family, moonlight and survival.
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Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance.

Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance.

Yoko Ono
Each time we don't say what we wanna say, we're dying.

Each time we don't say what we wanna say, we're dying.

Yoko Ono
You may think I’m small, but I have a universe inside my mind.

You may think I’m small, but I have a universe inside my mind.

Yoko Ono
Some people are old at 18 and some are young at 90. Time is a concept that humans created.

Some people are old at 18 and some are young at 90. Time is a concept that humans created.

Yoko Ono
We're all water from different rivers,
That's why it's so easy to meet,
We're all water in this vast, vast ocean,
Someday we'll evaporate together.

We're all water from different rivers, That's why it's so easy to meet, We're all water in this vast, vast ocean, Someday we'll evaporate together.

Yoko Ono
It's better to dance than to march through life.

It's better to dance than to march through life.

Yoko Ono
I saw that nothing was permanent. You don't want to possess anything that is dear to you because you might lose it

I saw that nothing was permanent. You don't want to possess anything that is dear to you because you might lose it

Yoko Ono
Use your blood to paint. Keep painting until you faint. Keep painting until you die.

Use your blood to paint. Keep painting until you faint. Keep painting until you die.

Yoko Ono
We’ve been filled with great treasure for one purpose: to be spilled.

We’ve been filled with great treasure for one purpose: to be spilled.

Yoko Ono
I feel sad that he’s just a voice now.

I feel sad that he’s just a voice now.

Yoko Ono
Art is my life and my life is art.

Art is my life and my life is art.

Yoko Ono
Tape the sound of the moon fading at dawn. Give it to your mother to listen to when she's in sorrow.

Tape the sound of the moon fading at dawn. Give it to your mother to listen to when she's in sorrow.

Yoko Ono
You are water
I’m water
we’re all water in different containers
that’s why it’s so easy to meet
someday we’ll evaporate together.

You are water I’m water we’re all water in different containers that’s why it’s so easy to meet someday we’ll evaporate together.

Yoko Ono
Mirror becomes a razor when it's broken. A stick becomes a flute when it's loved.

Mirror becomes a razor when it's broken. A stick becomes a flute when it's loved.

Yoko Ono
Hide until everybody goes home. Hide until everybody forgets about you. Hide until everybody dies.

Hide until everybody goes home. Hide until everybody forgets about you. Hide until everybody dies.

Yoko Ono
Try to say nothing negative about anybody. 
a) for three days 
b) for forty-five days 
c) for three months 

See what happens to your life.

Try to say nothing negative about anybody. a) for three days b) for forty-five days c) for three months See what happens to your life.

Yoko Ono
Art is a way of survival.

Art is a way of survival.

Yoko Ono
Imagine the clouds dripping
Dig a hole in your garden to 
put them in

Imagine the clouds dripping Dig a hole in your garden to put them in

Yoko Ono
Life with another person is always difficult.

Life with another person is always difficult.

Yoko Ono
Cosmetics is a boon to every woman, but a girl's best beauty aid is still a near-sighted man.

Cosmetics is a boon to every woman, but a girl's best beauty aid is still a near-sighted man.

Yoko Ono
I thought art was a verb, rather than a noun.

I thought art was a verb, rather than a noun.

Yoko Ono
Every drop in the ocean counts.

Every drop in the ocean counts.

Yoko Ono
A dream you dream alone may be a dream, but a dream two people dream together is a reality.

A dream you dream alone may be a dream, but a dream two people dream together is a reality.

Yoko Ono
Give death announcements each time you move instead of giving announcements of the change of address. Send the same when you die.

Give death announcements each time you move instead of giving announcements of the change of address. Send the same when you die.

Yoko Ono
You may think I’m small, but I have a universe in my head.

You may think I’m small, but I have a universe in my head.

Yoko Ono
You change the world by being yourself.

You change the world by being yourself.

Yoko Ono
Imagine a dolphin dancing in the sky. Let it dance with joy. Think of yourself at the bottom of the ocean watching.

Imagine a dolphin dancing in the sky. Let it dance with joy. Think of yourself at the bottom of the ocean watching.

Yoko Ono
Jimmy Carter is the embodiment of dignity, grace, and the hope for a better world - Carlos Santana

Jimmy Carter is the embodiment of dignity, grace, and the hope for a better world - Carlos Santana

Yoko Ono