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75 Best Motivational Quotes by John Lennon

Inspiring John Lennon Quotes

John Lennon was a British musician, singer as well as song writer. He was well known worldwide as a founder member of Beatles, the rock band which was the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was one of those people who were pretty much inclined by harmony and peace. Here is a list of some of his popular inspiring quotes.

  1. “Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.” - John Lennon
  2. “Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” - John Lennon
  3. “As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.” - John Lennon
  4. “A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.” - John Lennon
  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.” - John Lennon
  6. “Art is only a way of expressing pain.” - John Lennon
  7. “Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.” - John Lennon
  8. “You don’t need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are!” - John Lennon
  9. “Love is the greatest refreshment in life.” - John Lennon
  10. “We’re more popular than Jesus now; I don’t know which will go first, rock ‘n’ roll or Christianity.” - John Lennon
  11. “There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be…” - John Lennon
  12. “Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.” - John Lennon
  13. “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
  14. “Rituals are important. Nowadays it’s hip not to be married. I’m not interested in being hip.” - John Lennon
  15. “Love, Love, Love. All you need is love. Love is all you need.” - John Lennon
  16. “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
  17. “Everything is as important as everything else.” - John Lennon
  18. “All we are saying is give peace a chance.” - John Lennon
  19. “You have to be a bastard to make it, and that’s a fact.” - John Lennon
  20. “Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right ones.” - John Lennon
  21. “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
  22. “Declare it. Just the same way we declare war. That is how we will have peace… we just need to declare it.” - John Lennon
  23. “If you want peace, you won’t get it with violence.” - John Lennon
  24. “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
  25. “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
  26. “Everybody loves you when you’re six foot in the ground.” - John Lennon
  27. “There’s nothing new under the sun. All the roads lead to Rome. And people cannot provide it for you. I can’t wake you up. You can wake you up. I can’t cure you. You can cure you.” - John Lennon
  28. “If there’s such a thing as genius — I am one. And if there isn’t, I don’t care.” - John Lennon
  29. “There are no problems, only solutions.” - John Lennon
  30. “Listen, if anything happens to Yoko and me, it was not an accident.” - John Lennon
  31. “Before Elvis there was nothing.” - John Lennon
  32. “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 on watering it. You’ve got to really look after it and nurture it.” - John Lennon
  33. “What we’ve got to do is keep hope alive. Because without it we’ll sink.” - John Lennon
  34. “Creativity is a gift. It doesn’t come through if the air is cluttered.” - John Lennon
  35. “If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.” - John Lennon
  36. “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
  37. “Happiness is just how you feel when you don’t feel miserable.” - John Lennon
  38. “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
  39. “Music is everybody’s possession. It’s only publishers who think that people own it.” - John Lennon
  40. “I’m not really a career person; I’m a gardener, basically.” - John Lennon
  41. “You either get tired fighting for peace, or you die.” - John Lennon
  42. “Everything is clearer when you’re in love.” - John Lennon
  43. “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
  44. “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
  45. “When I cannot sing my heart, I can only speak my mind.” - John Lennon
  46. “A mistake is only an error, it becomes a mistake when you fail to correct it.” - John Lennon
  47. “We live in a world where we have to hide to make love, while violence is practiced in broad daylight.” - John Lennon
  48. “Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.” - John Lennon
  49. “You’re all geniuses, and you’re all beautiful. You don’t need anyone to tell you who you are. You are what you are. Get out there and get peace, think peace, and live peace and breathe peace, and you’ll get it as soon as you like.” - John Lennon
  50. “You know the way people begin to look like their dogs? Well, we’re beginning to look like each other.” - John Lennon
  51. “It’s better to fade away like an old soldier than to burn out.” - John Lennon
  52. “I don’t believe in killing, whatever the reason.” - John Lennon
  53. “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
  54. “If everyone could just be happy with themselves and the choices people around them make, the world would instantly be a better place!” - John Lennon
  55. “One thing I can tell you is you have to be free. Come together, right now, over me.” - John Lennon
  56. “I don’t believe in yesterday, by the way.” - John Lennon
  57. “The more I see the less I know for sure.” - John Lennon
  58. “Declare it. Just the same way we declare war. That is how we will have peace… we just need to declare it.” - John Lennon
  59. “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
  60. “War is over … If you want it.” - John Lennon
  61. “God is a concept by which we measure our pain” - John Lennon
  62. “Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.” - John Lennon
  63. “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.” - John Lennon
  64. “Life is very short, and there’s no time for fussing and fighting my friends” - John Lennon
  65. “What we’ve got to do is keep hope alive. Because without it we’ll sink.” - John Lennon
  66. “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
  67. “Part of me suspects that I’m a loser, and the other part of me thinks I’m God Almighty.” - John Lennon
  68. “Well, I don’t want to be king, I want to be real.” - John Lennon
  69. “We all have Hitler in us, but we also have love and peace. So why not give peace a chance for once?” - John Lennon
  70. “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.” - John Lennon
  71. “Love is the answer, and you know that for sure.” - John Lennon
  72. “There is an alternative to war. It’s staying in bed and growing your hair.” - John Lennon
  73. “Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun.” - John Lennon
  74. “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
  75. “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

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