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John Lennon

  • English musician
  • Born October 9, 1940
  • Died December 8, 1980

John Winston Ono Lennon (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer, songwriter, and peace activist who co-founded the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He and fellow member Paul McCartney formed a much-celebrated songwriting partnership. Along with George Harrison and Ringo Starr, the group would ascend to worldwide fame during the 1960s. After the group disbanded in 1970, Lennon pursued a solo career and started the band Plastic Ono Band with his second wife Yoko Ono.


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.




If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.




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.




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?




Love is the flower you've got to let grow.




Rituals are important. Nowadays it's hip not to be married. I'm not interested in being hip.




I believe time wounds all heels.




I'm not claiming divinity. I've never claimed purity of soul. I've never claimed to have the answers to life. I only put out songs and answer questions as honestly as I can... But I still believe in peace, love and understanding.




God is a concept by which we measure our pain.




The postman wants an autograph. The cab driver wants a picture. The waitress wants a handshake. Everyone wants a piece of you.




The cross of the Legion of Honor has been conferred on me. However, few escape that distinction.




You have to be a bastard to make it, and that's a fact. And the Beatles are the biggest bastards on earth.




We've got this gift of love, but 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 watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.




All we are saying is give peace a chance.

All we are saying is give peace a chance.




Possession isn't nine-tenths of the law. It's nine-tenths of the problem.




Jesus was all right, but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It's them twisting it that ruins it for me.




Love is the answer, and you know that for sure; Love is a flower, you've got to let it grow.




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.




Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewelry.




There's nothing you can do that can't be done, Nothing you can sing that can't be sung, Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game, It's easy., All you need is love.




The people have the power. All we have to do is awaken the power in the people.



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