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By Anonym 13 Sep

John Lennon

I don't mind looking to the camera -​ it's people that throw me.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Lennon

I don't believe in magic ... I don't believe in Jesus ... I don't believe in Buddha ... I don't believe in Elvis ... I don't believe in Beatles.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Lennon

Nor do I think we came from monkeys, by the wayThat's another piece of garbage. What the hell's it based on? We couldn't've come from anything-fish, maybe, but not monkeys. I don't believe in the evolution of fish to monkeys to men. Why aren't monkeys changing into men now? It's absolute garbage. It's absolutely irrational garbage, as mad as the ones who believe the world was made only four thousand years ago, the fundamentalists.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Lennon

Violence begets violence, you know. And you can't kill off all the violent people or all the murderers. We'd have to kill off the government.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Lennon

I never listen to the radio. If it's bad, I make fun of it, and if it's good, I get jealous that I didn't think of it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Lennon

There are places I'll remember All my life though some have changed Some forever not for better Some have gone and some remain All these places have their moments With lovers and friends I still can recall Some are dead and some are living In my life I've loved them all

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Lennon

I remember a time when everybody I loved hated me because I hated them.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Lennon

Without Jimmy Dean, the Beatles never would have existed.

By Anonym 15 Sep

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?

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Lennon

Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right ones

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Lennon

I know I hurt you then But that was way back when.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Lennon

We gave up everything just to sit at your table.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Lennon

As a kid I had a dream - I wanted to own my own bicycle. When I got the bike I must have been the happiest boy in Liverpool, maybe the world. I lived for that bike. Most kids left their bike in the backyard at night. Not me. I insisted on taking mine indoors and the first night I even kept it in my bed.

By Anonym 14 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Lennon

I believe that time wounds all heals. (karma)

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Lennon

There is no denying that we are still living in the capitalist world. I think that in order to survive and to change the world, you have to take care of yourself first. You have to survive yourself.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Lennon

I dream in colour, and its always very surreal. My dream world is complete Hieronymus Bosch and Dali. I love it, I look forward to it every night

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Lennon

All of us growing up have come to terms with too much pain. Although we repress it, it's still there. The worst pain is that of not being wanted, of realising your parents do not need you in the way you need them.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Lennon

The more real you get, the more unreal everything else is.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Lennon

I don't believe in yesterday, by the way.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Lennon

How can I go forward when I don't know which way I'm facing?

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Lennon

It's alright all of us all living saying 'oh well there's enough of us so we won't have anymore, don't let anybody else live.' I don't believe in that.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Lennon

I can't remember anything without a sadness so deep that it hardly becomes known to me, so deep that its tears leave me a spectator of my own stupidity.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Lennon

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Lennon

In Hamburg the waiters always had Preludin - and various other pills, but I remember Preludin because it was such a big trip - and they were all taking these pills to keep themselves awake, to work these incredible hours in this all-night place. And so the waiters, when they'd see the musicians falling over with tiredness or with drink, they'd give you the pill. You'd take the pill, you'd be talking, you'd sober up, you could work almost endlessly - until the pill wore off, then you'd have to have another.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Lennon

I think the music reflects the state that the society is in. It doesn't suggest the state. I think the poets and musicians and artists are of the age - not only do they lead the age on, but they also reflect that age. [...] Like The Beatles. We came out of Liverpool and we reflected our background and we reflected our thoughts in what we sang, and that's all people are doing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Lennon

I can't play guitar, but I can sure make it howl.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Lennon

In England, there are only two things to be, basically: You are either for the labor movement or for the capitalist movement. Either you become a right-wing Archie Bunker if you are in the class I am in, or you become an instinctive socialist, which I was.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Lennon

You feel alone if you're the only one thinking 'wouldn't it be nice if there was peace and nobody was getting killed.' So advertise yourself that you're for peace if you believe in it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Lennon

We're crazy about this city. First time we came here, we walked the streets all day, all over town and nobody hassled us. People smiled, friendly-like, and we knew we could live here. We'd like to keep our place in Greenwich Village and have an apartment here, God and the Immigration Service willing. Los Angeles? That's just a big parking lot where you buy a hamburger for the trip to San Francisco.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Lennon

I wanted to give five solid years of being there all the time (with Sean). I hadn't seen my first son Julian grow up, and now there's a 17-year-old man on the phone talking about motorbikes. No matter what artistic gains I get, or gold records, if I can't make a success out of my relationship with the people I love, then everything else is bullsh*t.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Lennon

When real music comes to me - the music of the spheres, the music that surpasses understanding - that has nothing to do with me, cause I'm just the channel. The only joy for me is for it to be given to me, and to transcribe it like a medium... those moments are what I live for.

By Anonym 14 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Lennon

I don't believe in Elvis I don't believe in Zimmerman I don't believe in Beatles I just believe in me.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Lennon

We need to love ourselves first in All our glory and imperfections

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Lennon

What does it mean when a person is such a pacifist that they get shot? I can never understand that.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Lennon

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Lennon

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Lennon

We were really professional by the time we got to the States; we had learned the whole game. When we arrived here we knew how to handle the press; the British press were the toughest in the world and we could handle anything. We were all right.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Lennon

Imagine all the people living life in peace.

By Anonym 20 Sep

John Lennon

When you're drowning you don't think, I would be incredibly pleased if someone would notice I'm drowning and come and rescue me. You just scream.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Lennon

Everything is clearer when you're in love.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Lennon

Most of the songs came from Europe and Africa and now they were coming back to us. Many of [Bob] Dylan's best songs came from Scotland, Ireland or England. It was a sort of cultural exchange.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Lennon

When you're in love, when somebody says something like, "How can you be with that woman?" you say, "What do you mean? I am with this goddess of love, the fulfillment of my whole life. Why are you saying this? Why do you want to throw a rock at her or punish me for being in love with her?

By Anonym 20 Sep

John Lennon

You know the way people begin to look like their dogs? Well, we're beginning to look like each other.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Lennon

There's nothing you can do that can't be done.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Lennon

There's room at the top they are telling you still, but first you must learn how to smile as you kill.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Lennon

I don't want to grow up but I'm sick of not growing up -​ that way. I'll find a different way of not growing up. There's a better way of doing it than torturing your body.