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John Lennon was one of the most famous and influential musicians in history. His life was full of tragedy and triumph, love and loss. In this quotes compilation, we will explore the early years of Lennon’s life, his rise to fame with the Beatles, and his tragic assassination. We will also take a look at his personal life, including his relationships with Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon. Read on to discover about the life of John Lennon.

Here are the strongest World, Beatles, Music, Peace, Love, Time, Life, Dreams Famous, Inspirational, Peace, Happiness, Love, Drawings, Life quotes from John Lennon, and much more.

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About John Lennon

birth of the author

Born:
9 October 1940

death of the author

Died:
8 December 1980

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Cause Of Death:
Gunshot Wounds

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Occupation:
Singer, Songwriter, Musician

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Years Active:
1956-1980

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Genres:
Rock, Pop, Experimental

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Instruments:
Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards

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Labels:
Parlophone, Capitol, Apple, Geffen, Polydor And More.

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Associated Acts:
The Quarrymen, The Beatles, Plastic Ono Band, Yoko Ono, Elton John, Harry Nilsson And More.

JOHN LENNON QUOTES ABOUT LOVE

Love, Love, Love. All you need is love. Love is all you need. β€” John Lennon

Everything is clearer when you’re in love. β€” John Lennon

Love is needing to be loved. β€” John Lennon

I still believe that all you need is love. β€” John Lennon

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Peace and love are eternal. β€” John Lennon

I still believe in peace, love and understanding. β€” John Lennon

Love is the Answer. What was the Question? β€” John Lennon

Love means having to say you’re sorry every fifteen minutes. β€” John Lennon

Money can’t buy me love. β€” John Lennon

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Love is you, you and me. Love is knowing we can be. β€” John Lennon

Love is the greatest refreshment in life. β€” John Lennon

I was feeling insecure you might not love me anymore. β€” John Lennon

I really thought that love would save us all. β€” John Lennon

Everybody loves you when you’re six foot in the ground. β€” John Lennon

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There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. β€” John Lennon

How can I give love when I don’t know what it is I’m giving? β€” John Lennon

JOHN LENNON QUOTES ABOUT TIME

It’s no good having, being with people you can dominate all the time. Or being with someone who can dominate you all the time. Because either one is boring. β€” John Lennon

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We never write anything with themes. We just write the same rubbish all the time. β€” John Lennon

Lsd] went on for years. I must have had a thousand trips. I used to just eat it all the time. β€” John Lennon

we never write anything with themes we just write the same rubbish all the time John Lennon quote

If you enjoyed the time you wasted, then it wasn’t wasted time. β€” John Lennon

I remember a tIme when everybody I loved hated me because I hated them.–letter to stuart sutclIffe cIrca 1960 β€” 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. β€” John Lennon

Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted. β€” John Lennon

One day at a time is all we do. One day at a time is good for you β€” John Lennon

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You’re born in pain and pain is what we’re in most of the time. And I think that the bigger the pain, the more gods we need. β€” John Lennon

Time wounds all heels. β€” John Lennon

I believe that time wounds all heals. (karma) β€” John Lennon

The Beatles had gone beyond comprehension. We were smoking marijuana for breakfast. We were well into marijuana and nobody could communicate with us, because we were just glazed eyes, giggling all the time. β€” John Lennon

Life is very short, and there’s no time for fussing and fighting my friends. β€” John Lennon

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A day spent wasting time, that you enjoyed, is not time wasted. β€” John Lennon

The world is still spinning and so are we and so are you. When the spinning stops–that’ll be the time to worry. Not before. β€” John Lennon

At one time I was so much involved in the religious bullshit that I used to go around calling myself a Christian Communist, but as Janov says, religion is legalised madness. β€” John Lennon

Try to see it my way, only time will tell if I am right or I am wrong. While you see it your way, there’s a chance that we might fall apart before too long. We can work it out. W e can work it out. β€” John Lennon

There is a time to let things happen, and a time to make things happen.’ ‘Life is what happens when you are making other plans. β€” John Lennon

one day at a time is all we do one day at a time is good for you John Lennon quote

I’ve always considered my work one piece and I consider that my work won’t be finished until I am dead and buried and I hope that’s a long, long time. β€” John Lennon

JOHN LENNON QUOTES ABOUT MUSIC

Music is everybody’s possession. β€” John Lennon

Music is everybody’s possession. It’s only publishers who think that people own it. β€” John Lennon

Before Cliff (Richard) and The Shadows, there had been nothing worth listening to in British music. β€” John Lennon

I think it’s the best thing I’ve ever done. I think it’s realistic, and it’s true to the me that has been developing over the years. I like first–person music. β€” John Lennon

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The magic of the music seems to light the way. β€” 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. β€” John Lennon

I don’t purchase records. I do enjoy listening to things like Japanese folk music or Indian music. β€” John Lennon

I’ve withdrawn many times. Part of me is a monk, and part a performing flea! The fear in the music business is that you don’t exist if you’re not at Xenon with Andy Warhol. β€” John Lennon

Mostly folk music is people with fruity voices trying to keep alive something old and dead. It’s all a bit boring, like ballet: a minority thing kept going by a minority group. β€” John Lennon

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The idea of beetles came into my head. I decided to spell it BEATles to make it look like beat music, just a joke. β€” John Lennon

There is not one thing that’s Beatle music. How can they talk about it like that? What is Beatle music? Walrus or Penny Lane? Which? It’s too diverse: I Want to Hold Your Hand or Revolution Number Nine? β€” John Lennon

JOHN LENNON QUOTES ON PEACE

If you want peace, you won’t get it with violence. β€” John Lennon

Happiness is a good vibe for peace. β€” John Lennon

If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace. β€” John Lennon

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Declare it. Just the same way we declare war. That is how we will have peace… we just need to declare it. β€” John Lennon

Nobody’s ever tried the peace thing, … We are selling it like soap. β€” John Lennon

You either get tired fighting for peace, or you die. β€” John Lennon

All we are saying is give peace a chance… β€” John Lennon

If you want to get peace, you can get it as soon as you like if we all pull together. … Think peace, live peace, and breathe peace and you’ll get it as soon as you like. β€” John Lennon

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Peace is not something you wish for; it is something you make, something you do, something you are, and something you give away. β€” John Lennon

JOHN LENNON QUOTES ON LIFE

Without a job all there is to life is boredom and insecurity. β€” John Lennon

I am going into an unknown future, but I’m still all here, and still while there’s life, there’s hope. β€” John Lennon

Life doesn’t imitate art…it is art! β€” John Lennon

Life is what happens to you while you’re planning on doing something else. β€” John Lennon

without a job all there is to life is boredom and insecurity John Lennon quote

Imagine all the people living life in peace. β€” John Lennon

They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, I told them they didn’t understand life. β€” John Lennon

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It ( In My Life ) was the first song that I wrote that was really, consciously about my life…. up until then, it had been all glib and throwaway. β€” John Lennon

I feel now at 53 I have grown into a deeper understanding of what a human life is. β€” John Lennon

My teacher asked me what I want to be when I grow up, I said happy. She told me I don’t understand the assignment, I told her she doesn’t understand life. β€” John Lennon

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If art were to redeem man, it could do so only by saving him from the seriousness of life and restoring him to an unexpected boyishness. β€” John Lennon

The best things in life are free, but you can keep them for the birds and bees; I want money. β€” John Lennon

It looks like I’m going to be 40 and life begins at 40–so they promise. And I believe it, too. β€” John Lennon

Like Paul Kraston said, all I ask in life is a water bed, a TV and a typewriter. Well, I’ll just have an ordinary bed, a TV and a guitar. β€” John Lennon

Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open–hearted vision of people who embrace life. β€” John Lennon

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I never went to high school reunions. My thing is, out of sight, out of mind. That’s my attitude toward life. So I don’t have any romanticism about any part of my past. β€” John Lennon

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. β€” John Lennon

When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. β€” John Lennon

Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears. β€” John Lennon

Life is what happens when we are busy doing other things. Peace is not something you wish for; it’s something you make, something you do, something you are and something you give away. β€” John Lennon

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Work is life, you know, and without it, there’s nothing but fear and insecurity. β€” John Lennon

JOHN LENNON QUOTES ABOUT DREAMS

So long ago, was it in a dream, was it just a dream? β€” John Lennon

A dream you dream alone is only a dream. β€” John Lennon

A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality. β€” John Lennon

Make your own dream .I can’t wake you up. You can wake you up. I can’t cure you. You can cure you. β€” John Lennon

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Imagine all of us living in peace, it’s too beautiful to just be a dream. β€” John Lennon

The dream is over. I gotta get down to reality. The good old days is garbage. β€” John Lennon

Produce your own dream. It’s quite possible to do anything, but not if you put it on the leaders and the parking meters. β€” 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? β€” 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. β€” John Lennon

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Imagine there’s no varmints. It isn’t hard to do. β€” John Lennon

JOHN LENNON QUOTES ABOUT THE WORLD

The more real you get, the more unreal the world gets. β€” John Lennon

If everyone could just be happy with themselves and the choices people around them make, the world would instantly be a better place! β€” John Lennon

The world went mad and used us as an excuse. β€” John Lennon

Imagine all the people Sharing all the world. β€” John Lennon

the more real you get the more unreal the world gets John Lennon quote

I believe that as soon as people want peace in the world they can have it. The trouble is they are not aware they can get it. β€” John Lennon

Imagine no possesions, I wonder if you can, No need for greed or hunger, A brotherhood of man. Imagine all the people Sharing all the world. β€” John Lennon

I hope someday you will join us and the world will live as one. β€” 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. β€” 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. β€” John Lennon

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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. β€” John Lennon

New York is what Paris was in the twenties. . . the center of the art world. And we want to be in the center. It’s the greatest place on earth. . . I’ve got a lot of friends here and I even brought my own cash. β€” John Lennon

Yoko [Ono] was well into liberation before I met her. She’d had to fight her way through a man’s world–the art world is completely dominated by men–so she was full of revolutionary zeal when we met. β€” John Lennon

Peace in your mind, peace on earth, peace at work, peace at home, peace in the world. β€” John Lennon

If you could drink dreams like the Irish streams Then the world would be high as the mountain of morn In the Pool they told us the story How the English divided the land. β€” John Lennon

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JOHN LENNON QUOTES ON BEATLES

I didn’t leave the Beatles. The Beatles have left the Beatles, but no one wants to be the one to say the party’s over. β€” John Lennon

If there hadn’t been an Elvis, there wouldn’t have been the Beatles. β€” John Lennon

Without Jimmy Dean, the Beatles never would have existed. β€” John Lennon

The Beatles were just a band that made it very, very big, that’s all. β€” 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. β€” John Lennon

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I’m dissatisfied with every record the Beatles ever f***ing made. There ain’t one of them I wouldn’t remake. β€” John Lennon

Nothing affected me until I heard Elvis. Without Elvis there would be no Beatles. β€” John Lennon

I am not the Beatles. I’m me. Paul isn’t the Beatles…The Beatles are the Beatles. Separately, they are separate. β€” John Lennon

If The Beatles or the 60’s had a message, it was ‘Learn to swim. And once you’ve learned–swim! β€” John Lennon

Ringo is Ringo, that’s all there is to it. And he’s every bloody bit as warm, unassuming, funny and kind as he seems. He was quite simply the heart of the Beatles β€” John Lennon

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Now The Beatles are four separate people, we don’t have the impact we had when we were together. β€” John Lennon

After The Beatles came on the scene everyone started putting on a Liverpudlian accent. β€” 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. β€” John Lennon

Why should The Beatles give more? Didn’t they give everything on God’s earth for ten years? Didn’t they give themselves? β€” John Lennon

I only ever asked two people to work with me as a partner. One was Paul McCartney and the other Yoko Ono. Paul and me were the Beatles. β€” John Lennon

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