55 John Lennon Quotes On Peace, Life, Happiness, Music

John Winston Ono Lennon MBE was an English singer, songwriter, and peace activist who gained worldwide fame as the founder, co-lead vocalist, and rhythm guitarist of the Beatles. His songwriting partnership with Paul McCartney remains the most successful in musical history. This John Lennon quotes on life, love, peace will motivate you.

Best John Lennon Quotes

  1. “Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right ones” ~ John Lennon
  2. “When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” ~ John Lennon, John Lennon quotes on happiness
  3. Time you enjoy wasting was not wasted.” ~ John Lennon
  4. “Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.” ~ John Lennon
  5. “Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” ~ John Lennon

  6. “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
  7. “There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.” ~ John Lennon
  8. “A mistake is only an error, it becomes a mistake when you fail to correct it” ~ John Lennon

  9. “It’s just natural, it’s not a great disaster. People keep talking about it like it’s The End of The Earth. It’s only a rock group that split up, it’s nothing important. You know you have all the old records there if you want to reminisce.” ~ John Lennon
  10. “The sun is up, the sky is blue It’s beautiful, and so are you.” ~ John Lennon
  11. “You won’t get anything unless you have the vision to imagine it.” ~ John Lennon
  12. “Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.” ~ John Lennon
  13. “We live in a world where we have to hide to make love, while violence is practiced in broad daylight.” ~ John Lennon
  14. “You don’t need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are!” ~ John Lennon
  15. “Tame birds sing of freedom. Wild birds fly.” ~ John Lennon

  16. “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
  17. “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
  18. “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
  19. “There was something wrong with me, I thought because I seemed to see things other people didn’t see.” ~ John Lennon
  20. “I wouldn’t say I was a born writer; I’m a born thinker.” ~ John Lennon
  21. “I am going into an unknown future, but I’m still all here, and still while there’s life, there’s hope.” ~ John Lennon
  22. “The reason why kids are crazy is because nobody can face the responsibility of bringing them up.” ~ John Lennon
  23. “The more I see the less I know for sure.” ~ John Lennon
  24. “Love is the answer, and you know that for sure;
    Love is a flower, you’ve got to let it grow.” ~ John Lennon
  25. “I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It’s just that the translations have gone wrong.” ~ John Lennon
  26. “The trouble with government as it is is that it doesn’t represent the people. It controls them.” ~ John Lennon
  27. “The establishment will irritate you – pull your beard, flick your face – to make you fight. Because once they’ve got you violent, then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don’t know how to handle is non-violence and humor.” ~ John Lennon
  28. “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
  29. “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
  30. “The more real you get, the more unreal everything else is.” ~ John Lennon

  31. “Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.” ~ John Lennon
  32. “Peace in your mind, peace on earth, peace at work, peace at home, peace in the world.” ~ John Lennon, John Lennon quotes on peace
  33. “Everything they told me as a kid has already been disproved by the same type of “experts” who made them up in the first place.” ~ John Lennon
  34. “Everyone deserves to believe they are beautiful.” ~ John Lennon
  35. “The main hangup in the world today is hypocrisy and insecurity. If people can’t face up to the fact of other people being naked or smoking pot, or whatever they want to do, then we’re never going to get anywhere. People have got to become aware that it’s none of their business and that being nude is not obscene. Being ourselves is what’s important. If everyone practiced being themselves instead of pretending to be what they aren’t, there would be peace.” ~ John Lennon
  36. 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
  37. “Nothing affected me until I heard Elvis. Without Elvis there would be no Beatles.” ~ John Lennon
  38. “A day spent wasting time, that you enjoyed, is not time wasted.” ~ John Lennon
  39. “Always remember this: ‘A kiss will never miss, and after many kisses, a miss becomes a misses.'” ~ John Lennon
  40. “There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be.” ~ John Lennon
  41. “I cannot be what I am not.” ~ John Lennon

  42. “Nobody controls me. I’m uncontrollable. The only one who can control me is me, and even that’s barely possible.” ~ John Lennon
  43. “The people have the power. All we have to do is awaken the power in the people.” ~ John Lennon
  44. “Produce your own dream. If you want to save Peru, go save Peru. It’s quite possible to do anything, but not if you put it on the leaders and the parking meters. Don’t expect Carter or Reagan or John Lennon or Yoko Ono or Bob Dylan or Jesus Christ to come and do it for you. You have to do it yourself.” ~ John Lennon
  45. “Don’t hate what you don’t understand!” ~ John Lennon

  46. “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
  47. “I’m not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything.” ~ John Lennon
  48. “Before Cliff (Richard) and The Shadows, there had been nothing worth listening to in British music.” ~ John Lennon, John Lennon Quotes on music
  49. “God is a concept by which we measure our pain.” ~ John Lennon
  50. “Tell the truth and make it rhyme” ~ John Lennon
  51. “Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.” ~ John Lennon
  52. “You are not your emotions, you have emotions, and you can master them.” ~ John Lennon
  53. “Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And the rest of you, if you’ll just rattle your jewelry.” ~ John Lennon
  54. “Get back to where you once belonged.” ~ John Lennon
  55. “You can manicure a cat but can you capture a man?” ~ John Lennon

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