John Lennon

John Lennon

John Winston Ono Lennon (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer and songwriter who co-founded the Beatles, the most commercially successful and musically influential band in the history of popular music. He and fellow member Paul McCartney formed a much-celebrated songwriting partnership.

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Part of me suspects that I'm a loser and the other part of me thinks I'm God Almighty.

You either get tired fighting for peace or you die.

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.

We're more popular than Jesus now, I don't know which will go first rock 'n' roll or Christianity.

You don't need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are!

It doesn't matter how long my hair is or what colour my skin is or whether I'm a woman or a man.

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

He didn't come out of my belly but my God I've made his bones because I've attended to every meal and how he sleeps and the fact that he swims like a fish because I took him to the ocean. I'm so proud of all those things. But he is my biggest pride.

It was like being in the eye of a hurricane. You'd wake up in a concert and think Wow how did I get here?

Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it.

And God help Bruce Springsteen when they decide he's no longer God... They'll turn on him and I hope he survives it.

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.

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.

Surrealism had a great effect on me because then I realised that the imagery in my mind wasn't insanity. Surrealism to me is reality.

If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche that must have been left behind in the Sixties that's his problem. Love and peace are eternal.

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.

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.

I'm not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I've always been a freak. So I've been a freak all my life and I have to live with that you know. I'm one of those people.

I don't know which will go first - rock 'n' roll or Christianity.

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.

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