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John Lennon Quote: “People asking questions, lost in confusion, well I tell them there’s no problem, only solutions.”

People asking questions, lost in confusion, well I tell them there’s no problem, only solutions.

— John Lennon



John Lennon Quote: “Love means having to say you’re sorry every fifteen minutes.”

Love means having to say you’re sorry every fifteen minutes.

— John Lennon


John Lennon Quote: “I’ll give you everything I’ve got for a little peace of mind.”

I’ll give you everything I’ve got for a little peace of mind.

— John Lennon


John Lennon Quote: “As in a love affair, two creative people can destroy themselves trying to recapture that youthful spirit, at twenty-one or twenty-four, of creating without even being aware of how it’s happening.”

As in a love affair, two creative people can destroy themselves trying to recapture that youthful spirit, at twenty-one or twenty-four, of creating without even being aware of how it’s happening.

— John Lennon


John Lennon Quote: “There’s room at the top they are telling you still, but first you must learn how to smile as you kill.”

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

— John Lennon


John Lennon Quote: “Somehow the revolutionaries must approach the workers because the workers won’t approach them. But it’s difficult to know where to start; we’ve all got a finger in the dam. The problem for me is that as I have become more real, I’ve grown away from most working-class people.”

Somehow the revolutionaries must approach the workers because the workers won’t approach them. But it’s difficult to know where to start; we’ve all got a finger in the dam. The problem for me is that as I have become more real, I’ve grown away from most working-class people.

— John Lennon


John Lennon Quote: “The greatest artists always come round to simplicity.”

The greatest artists always come round to simplicity.

— John Lennon


John Lennon Quote: “I put things down on sheets of paper and stuff them in my pockets. When I have enough, I have a book.”

I put things down on sheets of paper and stuff them in my pockets. When I have enough, I have a book.

— John Lennon


John Lennon Quote: “I am like a chameleon, influenced by whatever’s going on. If Elvis can do it, I can do it. If the Everly Brothers can do it, me and Paul can. Same with Dylan.”

I am like a chameleon, influenced by whatever’s going on. If Elvis can do it, I can do it. If the Everly Brothers can do it, me and Paul can. Same with Dylan.

— John Lennon


John Lennon Quote: “We should be trying to reach the young workers because that’s when you’re most idealistic and have least fear.”

We should be trying to reach the young workers because that’s when you’re most idealistic and have least fear.

— John Lennon



John Lennon Quote: “Once the new power has taken over they have to establish a new status quo just to keep the factories and trains running.”

Once the new power has taken over they have to establish a new status quo just to keep the factories and trains running.

— John Lennon


John Lennon Quote: “Paul and I know each other on a lot of different levels that very few people know about.”

Paul and I know each other on a lot of different levels that very few people know about.

— John Lennon


John Lennon Quote: “I think it’s false, shallow, to be giving to others when your own need is great. The idea is not to comfort people, not to make them feel better but to make them feel worse, to constantly put before them the degradations and humiliations they go through to get what they call a living wage.”

I think it’s false, shallow, to be giving to others when your own need is great. The idea is not to comfort people, not to make them feel better but to make them feel worse, to constantly put before them the degradations and humiliations they go through to get what they call a living wage.

— John Lennon


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

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

— John Lennon


John Lennon Quote: “Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn’t argue with that; I’m right and I will be proved right. We’re more popular than Jesus now; I don’t know which will go first – rock and roll or Christianity.”

Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn’t argue with that; I’m right and I will be proved right. We’re more popular than Jesus now; I don’t know which will go first – rock and roll or Christianity.

— John Lennon


John Lennon Quote: “Sitting in an English garden waiting for the sun, and if the sun don’t come, we’ll be standing in the English rain.”

Sitting in an English garden waiting for the sun, and if the sun don’t come, we’ll be standing in the English rain.

— John Lennon


John Lennon Quote: “In the two books I wrote, even though they were written in a sort of Joycean gobbledegook, there’s many knocks at religion and there is a play about a worker and a capitalist. I’ve been satirising the system since my childhood. I used to write magazines in school and hand them around.”

In the two books I wrote, even though they were written in a sort of Joycean gobbledegook, there’s many knocks at religion and there is a play about a worker and a capitalist. I’ve been satirising the system since my childhood. I used to write magazines in school and hand them around.

— John Lennon


John Lennon Quote: “I always like the studio best, once I got the hang of it and the control. I like it because it’s complete control.”

I always like the studio best, once I got the hang of it and the control. I like it because it’s complete control.

— John Lennon


John Lennon Quote: “I’m an Elvis fan because it was Elvis who really got me out of Liverpool.”

I’m an Elvis fan because it was Elvis who really got me out of Liverpool.

— John Lennon


John Lennon Quote: “I used to hide my real emotions in gobbledegook, like in In His Own Write. When I wrote teenage poems, I wrote in gobbledegook because I was always hiding my real emotions from Mimi.”

I used to hide my real emotions in gobbledegook, like in In His Own Write. When I wrote teenage poems, I wrote in gobbledegook because I was always hiding my real emotions from Mimi.

— John Lennon



John Lennon Quote: “There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love.”

There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love.

— John Lennon


John Lennon Quote: “I once had a girl, or should I say she once had me.”

I once had a girl, or should I say she once had me.

— John Lennon


John Lennon Quote: “I resent performing for frisking idiots who don’t know anything.”

I resent performing for frisking idiots who don’t know anything.

— John Lennon


John Lennon Quote: “If you’re an unknown artist you’re lucky to get an hour in a studio – it’s a hierarchy and if you don’t have hits, you don’t get recorded again.”

If you’re an unknown artist you’re lucky to get an hour in a studio – it’s a hierarchy and if you don’t have hits, you don’t get recorded again.

— John Lennon


John Lennon Quote: “I’d like to incite people to break the framework, to be disobedient in school, to stick their tongues out, to keep insulting authority.”

I’d like to incite people to break the framework, to be disobedient in school, to stick their tongues out, to keep insulting authority.

— John Lennon


John Lennon Quote: “The second political thing I did was to say ‘The Beatles are bigger than Jesus.’ That really broke the scene, I nearly got shot in America for that. It was a big trauma for all the kids that were following us.”

The second political thing I did was to say ‘The Beatles are bigger than Jesus.’ That really broke the scene, I nearly got shot in America for that. It was a big trauma for all the kids that were following us.

— John Lennon


John Lennon Quote: “I could still be forgotten when I’m dead. I don’t really care what happens when I’m dead.”

I could still be forgotten when I’m dead. I don’t really care what happens when I’m dead.

— John Lennon


John Lennon Quote: “I began to realise that we are all oppressed which is why I would like to do something about it, though I’m not sure where my place is.”

I began to realise that we are all oppressed which is why I would like to do something about it, though I’m not sure where my place is.

— John Lennon


John Lennon Quote: “Don’t underestimate the importance of happiness. As long as you’re happy, who cares what you do?”

Don’t underestimate the importance of happiness. As long as you’re happy, who cares what you do?

— John Lennon


John Lennon Quote: “If people take any notice of what we say, we say we’ve been through the drug scene, man, and there’s nothing like being straight.”

If people take any notice of what we say, we say we’ve been through the drug scene, man, and there’s nothing like being straight.

— John Lennon


John Lennon Quote: “From this moment on I know exactly where my life will go: seems that all I really was doing was waiting for love.”

From this moment on I know exactly where my life will go: seems that all I really was doing was waiting for love.

— John Lennon


John Lennon Quote: “And Paul hits this chord and I turn to him and say, ‘That’s it! Do that again!’ In those days, we really used to absolutely write like that – both playing into each other’s noses.”

And Paul hits this chord and I turn to him and say, ‘That’s it! Do that again!’ In those days, we really used to absolutely write like that – both playing into each other’s noses.

— John Lennon


John Lennon Quote: “Wouldn’t it be interesting to take Elvis back to his Sun Records period? I don’t know. But I’m content to listen to his Sun Records. I don’t want to dig him up out of the grave.”

Wouldn’t it be interesting to take Elvis back to his Sun Records period? I don’t know. But I’m content to listen to his Sun Records. I don’t want to dig him up out of the grave.

— John Lennon


John Lennon Quote: “When I was singing about ‘All You Need Is Love’ I was talking about something I hadn’t experienced.”

When I was singing about ‘All You Need Is Love’ I was talking about something I hadn’t experienced.

— John Lennon


John Lennon Quote: “I know I hurt you then But that was way back when.”

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

— John Lennon


John Lennon Quote: “The whole thing died in my mind long before the rumpus started. We used to believe the Beatles myth just as much as the public and we were in love with them just the same way. But we were four individuals who eventually recovered our individualities after being submerged in a myth.”

The whole thing died in my mind long before the rumpus started. We used to believe the Beatles myth just as much as the public and we were in love with them just the same way. But we were four individuals who eventually recovered our individualities after being submerged in a myth.

— John Lennon


John Lennon Quote: “I don’t intend to be a performing flea any more. I was the dreamweaver, but although I’ll be around I don’t intend to be running at 20,000 miles an hour trying to prove myself. I don’t want to die at 40.”

I don’t intend to be a performing flea any more. I was the dreamweaver, but although I’ll be around I don’t intend to be running at 20,000 miles an hour trying to prove myself. I don’t want to die at 40.

— John Lennon


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

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

— John Lennon


John Lennon Quote: “I keep on reading the Morning Star newspaper to see if there’s any hope, but it seems to be in the 19th century; it seems to be written for dropped-out, middle-aged liberals.”

I keep on reading the Morning Star newspaper to see if there’s any hope, but it seems to be in the 19th century; it seems to be written for dropped-out, middle-aged liberals.

— John Lennon


John Lennon Quote: “I’m really very embarrassed about my guitar playing, in one way, because it’s very poor. I can never move but I can make a guitar speak.”

I’m really very embarrassed about my guitar playing, in one way, because it’s very poor. I can never move but I can make a guitar speak.

— John Lennon


John Lennon Quote: “I believe in everything until it’s disproved.”

I believe in everything until it’s disproved.

— John Lennon


John Lennon Quote: “That’s part of our policy, is not to be taken seriously, because I think our opposition, whoever they may be, in all their manifest forms, don’t know how to handle humor.”

That’s part of our policy, is not to be taken seriously, because I think our opposition, whoever they may be, in all their manifest forms, don’t know how to handle humor.

— John Lennon


John Lennon Quote: “Only by trying on other people’s clothes do we find what size we are.”

Only by trying on other people’s clothes do we find what size we are.

— John Lennon


John Lennon Quote: “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.”

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.

— John Lennon


John Lennon Quote: “We’d also have to infiltrate the army too, because they are well trained to kill us all.”

We’d also have to infiltrate the army too, because they are well trained to kill us all.

— John Lennon


John Lennon Quote: “The pressures of being a parent are equal to any pressure on earth. To be a conscious parent, and really look to that little being’s mental and physical health, is a responsibility which most of us, including me, avoid most of the time because it’s too hard.”

The pressures of being a parent are equal to any pressure on earth. To be a conscious parent, and really look to that little being’s mental and physical health, is a responsibility which most of us, including me, avoid most of the time because it’s too hard.

— John Lennon


John Lennon Quote: “It made me high. It really did.”

It made me high. It really did.

— John Lennon


John Lennon Quote: “So long ago, was it in a dream, was it just a dream?”

So long ago, was it in a dream, was it just a dream?

— John Lennon


John Lennon Quote: “I regret profoundly that I was not an American and not born in Greenwich Village. It might be dying, and there might be a lot of dirt in the air you breathe, but this is where it’s happening.”

I regret profoundly that I was not an American and not born in Greenwich Village. It might be dying, and there might be a lot of dirt in the air you breathe, but this is where it’s happening.

— John Lennon


John Lennon Quote: “But for me at any rate it was all part of dissolving the God trip or father-figure trip. Facing up to reality instead of always looking for some kind of heaven.”

But for me at any rate it was all part of dissolving the God trip or father-figure trip. Facing up to reality instead of always looking for some kind of heaven.

— John Lennon

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