The Best Yoko Ono quotes

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Yoko Ono is a world-renowned artist, musician, and peace activist. Her work has spanned decades and genres, making her one of the most influential and controversial figures in contemporary art. Despite being primarily known as the wife of John Lennon, Ono’s own accomplishments are vast and varied. She is a true iconoclast who has continued to push boundaries throughout her long career. In this post, we’ll explore the life and work of Yoko Ono, from her early days as an avant-garde artist to her present-day status as a global peace ambassador. Whether you love her or hate her, there’s no denying that Yoko Ono is a powerful force to be reckoned with.

We are glad to present you the deepest Work, Dance, Love, Women, Artists, Time, Giving, Life, World quotes from Yoko Ono, and much more.


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About Yoko Ono

birth of the author

February 18, 1933

education of the author


college of the author

Alma Mater:
Gakushuin University, Sarah Lawrence College

occupation of the author

Artist, Peace Activist, Singer, Songwriter

genre of the author

Avant-Garde, Downtown, Performance Art, Experimental, Rock, Pop And More.

instrument of the author

Vocals, Percussion, Piano, Keyboards

date of the author

Years Active:

institution of the author

Apple, Geffen, Polydor, Rykodisc, Manimal Vinyl, Astralwerks And More.

productions of the author

Associated Acts:
Toshi Ichiyanagi, John Cage, John Lennon, The Beatles, Plastic Ono Band, The Dirty Mac And More.


I have only one life, so I want to make sure it’s a good one. โ€” Yoko Ono

Your private life is really very important for you. You know, all of us, you know. โ€” Yoko Ono

I’m not going to doubt my life. โ€” Yoko Ono

My life was pretty rough. โ€” Yoko Ono

i have only one life so i want to make sure it s a good one Yoko Ono quote

Please know that being 80 is not a scary thing. When you’re 80, your life is much freer. โ€” Yoko Ono

When people ask me what the most important thing is in life, I answer: ‘Just breathe.’ โ€” Yoko Ono

What a beautiful future it will be! Don’t worry about life being boring. It will never be. โ€” Yoko Ono

Every moment in our lives is a miracle we should enjoy instead of ignoring. โ€” Yoko Ono

Transform jealousy to admiration, and what you admire will become part of your life. โ€” Yoko Ono

your private life is really very important for you you know all of us you know Yoko Ono quote

Art is my life and my life is art. โ€” Yoko Ono

There’s a long life ahead of you and it’s going to be beautiful, as long as you keep loving and hugging each other. โ€” Yoko Ono

The regret of my life is that I have not said ‘I love you’ often enough. โ€” Yoko Ono

Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you’ll start to see a big difference in your life. โ€” Yoko Ono

You’re filled with so much life. Is there any reason why all of us are not full of life? โ€” Yoko Ono

i m not going to doubt my life Yoko Ono quote

The odds of not meeting in this life are so great that every meeting is like a miracle. It’s a wonder that we don’t make love to every single person we meet. โ€” Yoko Ono

Try to say nothing negative about anybody. a) for three days b) for fortyโ€“five days c) for three months See what happens to your life. โ€” Yoko Ono


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Life keeps getting better. If anything, you start to carry a certain pride in having survived all those years. โ€” Yoko Ono

My heart is mysteriously alive in the world of soundsโ€“a totally different dimension from the daily life. โ€” Yoko Ono

You know, something happened to me when I became 70. I started to feel a tremendous love for the human race, and life and this planet, the universe, the whole shebang. โ€” Yoko Ono

my life was pretty rough Yoko Ono quote

Nobody’s life is a bed of roses. We all have crosses to bear and we all just do our best. โ€” Yoko Ono


All I can say is, it’s not very easy for a woman to be associated with The Beatles. โ€” Yoko Ono

Women are very intelligent and not appreciated. We try to pretend that we are not clever, and it’s such a pity that we can’t show how clever we are. โ€” Yoko Ono

There’s many women now who think, ‘Surely we don’t need feminism anymore, we’re all liberated and society’s accepting us as we are’. Which is just hogwash. It’s not true at all. โ€” Yoko Ono

All women are feminists. Being a feminist is allowing woman to be natural, for what she is, whatever it is. All of us can be natural and we’re all feminists in that sense. โ€” Yoko Ono

all i can say is it s not very easy for a woman to be associated with the beatles Yoko Ono quote

I don’t particularly consider myself just an artist. I’m a womanโ€“I’m a human being. โ€” Yoko Ono

Cosmetics is a boon to every woman, but a girl’s best beauty aid is still a nearโ€“sighted man. โ€” Yoko Ono

I’m not the kind of woman who would love to make soup or knit sweaters. I never cherished that so much. โ€” Yoko Ono

I think that all women are witches, in the sense that a witch is a magical being. Don’t be scared of witches, because we are good witches, and you should appreciate our magical power. โ€” Yoko Ono

Women have become stronger, and there’s a backlash. Men have become terribly possessive. I find it much easier to get on with women. โ€” Yoko Ono

i don t particularly consider myself just an artist i m a woman i m a human being Yoko Ono quote

You can’t love someone unless you are in an equal position with them. A lot of women have to cling to men out of fear or insecurity, and that’s not loveโ€“basically that’s why women hate men. โ€” Yoko Ono

If a woman writes about a domestic situation, everyone automatically assumes that it’s about her. โ€” Yoko Ono

Even my mother told me: ‘You are a handsome woman, but you’re not pretty. Pretty girls don’t have those big bones.’ โ€” Yoko Ono

I am aware of the sufferings of women in India, which is also the suffering of women in many, many countries on our planet. My heart is filled with empathy and love for them. โ€” Yoko Ono

Women are put in a position of feeling embarrassed about their bodies. It’s so ridiculous, but also astoundingโ€“we have to always be apologetic about having created the human race. โ€” Yoko Ono


The opposite of love is fear, not hate. โ€” Yoko Ono

What is beauty? It’s what you love. โ€” Yoko Ono

When you say ‘I love you’, you are not just saying it to that person. You are saying ‘I love you’ to yourself, the planet & The Universe. โ€” Yoko Ono

Tell the Earth how much you care, how beautiful she is, and how much you love her. Ask for her forgiveness for having been so careless. โ€” Yoko Ono

And the more you are active about something you love, the world is going to be a better place. โ€” Yoko Ono

the opposite of love is fear not hate Yoko Ono quote

It is very difficult for us to know we love somebody because it is an insecure position to be in. But in the end, it is important to be honest about your love because life is not that long. โ€” Yoko Ono

Love is an incredibly strong thing, it goes everywhere, it’s like water, you can’t stop it. Love, once you have it, once you create a kind of pathway for it to come out, it just keeps on coming out. โ€” Yoko Ono

People just love to be entertained, and in order to entertain them, you have to do things in a way that they understand. โ€” Yoko Ono

All my life, I have been in love with the sky. Even when everything was falling apart around me, the sky was always there for me. โ€” Yoko Ono

John wrote with a very deep love for the human race and a concern for its future. โ€” Yoko Ono

what is beauty it s what you love Yoko Ono quote


Love is what I give to the one I love. โ€” Yoko Ono

What the Beatles did was something incredible, it was more than what a band could do. We have to give them respect. โ€” Yoko Ono

I’m not giving any guidance, OK. I mean, you know, mothers are not supposed to give guidance, right? Anyway, so he’s [Sean] doing his own thing. โ€” Yoko Ono

I think energy is the most important thing that we can give to people as performers. Anything else is a little bit pretentious. But energy is not. โ€” Yoko Ono

My life has always been unplanned. So when something comes along, I feel like, Why not give it a try? It’s fun to experiment like that. โ€” Yoko Ono

love is what i give to the one i love Yoko Ono quote

Give peace a chance and let’s hope that one day we will all live in peace. โ€” Yoko Ono

Be kind to yourself this evening. Buy something for yourself. Treat yourself to a meal. Look in the mirror and give yourself a smile โ€” Yoko Ono

I think if you give in and accept society’s stereotypes, then you start thinking, ‘I cannot dance till late at night because I’m 70.’ โ€” Yoko Ono

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


We are all dreamers creating the next world, the next beautiful world for ourselves and for our children. โ€” Yoko Ono

in the second world war i was a little girl i was evacuated in my country Yoko Ono quote

What we do really affects the world. Most of us think we can’t do anything, but it really isn’t true. โ€” Yoko Ono

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In Yoko Ono Statements


In the Second World War, I was a little girl. I was evacuated in my country. โ€” Yoko Ono

World peace is one project that we have to do together. โ€” Yoko Ono

People think that their world will get smaller as they get older. My experience is just the opposite. Your senses become more acute. You start to blossom. โ€” Yoko Ono

I admire all people who are trying to be a good power in this chaotic world. โ€” Yoko Ono

world peace is one project that we have to do together Yoko Ono quote

We need to really do something about the world. Otherwise, we’re all going to blow up together. โ€” Yoko Ono

The amazing thing is that we could live in the world together peacefully, feed the world, shelter the world. We have that capability both spiritually and technologically. โ€” Yoko Ono

Fracking kills, and it doesn’t just kill us. It kills the land, nature and, eventually, the whole world. โ€” Yoko Ono

We don’t have a particular organization, but we all want to make a world in which justice is given to each one of us. โ€” Yoko Ono


When people don’t understand my work, I don’t feel like explaining. โ€” Yoko Ono

when people don t understand my work i don t feel like explaining Yoko Ono quote

I love to work. Doing things we love is how we relax, I think. โ€” Yoko Ono

I don’t work for a long time on anything. I don’t have too much time in life. โ€” Yoko Ono

I never want projects to be finished; I have always believed in unfinished work. I got that from Schubert, you know, the ‘Unfinished Symphony.’ โ€” Yoko Ono

There is an incredible love in creating art unless somebody is saying, ‘Hey, let’s just make money,’ because it doesn’t work when you do it that way. If you are aiming for that, forget it. โ€” Yoko Ono

Long, long time ago, I declared that all my works are a form of a prayer/a wish. โ€” Yoko Ono

i love to work doing things we love is how we relax i think Yoko Ono quote

The art world was not initially really accepting my kind of work. I was ahead of my time. โ€” Yoko Ono

My work was not embraced for many decades. I would have killed myself if getting embraced affected me so much. โ€” Yoko Ono

Anger is an emotion that is very energetic. It is an ideal emotion to turn it around to make it work as a positive force. โ€” Yoko Ono

You can’t always measure the effects of activist work; you just have to wish and pray that the message gets through. โ€” Yoko Ono

What all of us artists are doing is using our pain as material to create our work. โ€” Yoko Ono

i don t work for a long time on anything i don t have too much time in life Yoko Ono quote


Dance in your dream. Go out into the street and hug everyone you meet. Tell them how beautiful they are. Dance together. โ€” Yoko Ono

It’s better to dance than to march through life. โ€” Yoko Ono

I never thought I would go into the dance charts. โ€” Yoko Ono

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

You should do something that will make your heart dance once a day. If you can’t do that because you’re too depressed, then do something that will make somebody else’s heart dance. โ€” Yoko Ono

it s better to dance than to march through life Yoko Ono quote

You can’t dance if you got too much muck in your head. โ€” Yoko Ono


I like artists who have something to say, not wallpaper. โ€” Yoko Ono

Artists are magicians and I definitely think John Lennon was a Wizard. โ€” Yoko Ono

Everybody’s an artist. Everybody’s God. It’s just that they’re inhibited. โ€” Yoko Ono

Artists are going to be the metronome of this society. โ€” Yoko Ono

i like artists who have something to say not wallpaper Yoko Ono quote

True artists are prophets. I don’t want to be that prophetic in that sense because it’s so lonely. โ€” Yoko Ono

We artists have the dignity to tell the truth to the people, unlike politicians. โ€” Yoko Ono

Many incredible artists die before they were famous. โ€” Yoko Ono

I never wanted to be a professional artist; I think that’s limiting. โ€” Yoko Ono

Artists and musicians of the Sixties were definitely into clothes. โ€” Yoko Ono

artists are magicians and i definitely think john lennon was a wizard Yoko Ono quote

I don’t think you make a choice to be an artist. There was no decision for me. I’ve been expressing myself this way since I can remember. โ€” Yoko Ono

People accuse artists of being narcissistsโ€“of course we are! If we don’t like ourselves, who’s going to like us? โ€” Yoko Ono

Everyone is an artist and a genius, I think. If we don’t choose to limit ourselves then we are totally accomplished. โ€” Yoko Ono

I see so many activists… who are artists because they feel that they have the power of communication. โ€” Yoko Ono

You don’t need talent to be an artist. ‘Artist’ is just a frame of mind. Anybody can be an artist, anybody can communicate if they are desperate enough. โ€” Yoko Ono

everybody s an artist everybody s god it s just that they re inhibited Yoko Ono quote


Each time we don’t say what we wanna say, we’re dying. โ€” Yoko Ono

I don’t really believe in going with somebody to have tea and chat. I don’t do that. It’s just a waste of time. โ€” Yoko Ono

I don’t think about the future. I don’t think about the past. I just think of what comes into my head at the time. So that might be about the past, that might be about the future. Or, the present. โ€” Yoko Ono

I have to be pretty inclusive. I have to be pretty much inside of me rather than going out and finding out what people are doing. I don’t have the time to. I just listen to my mind, in a way. โ€” Yoko Ono

When I got pregnant, I had to concentrate on being pregnant for a whole nine months, even though I knew it was ruining my career at the time. โ€” Yoko Ono

each time we don t say what we wanna say we re dying Yoko Ono quote

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

Next time you meet a ‘foreigner’, remember it’s only like a window with a different shape to it and the person who’s sitting inside is you. โ€” Yoko Ono

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