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John Lennon Quotes

Looking For John Lennon Quotes? This ex Beatle and peace activist is one of the Most Popular Songwriters of all time. 

Find Quotes by John Lennon on Life, Peace, Love and Rock’n'Roll. These Famous John Lennon Quotes give us a rich insight into John’s wit, sarcasm, rebellion and passion.

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John Lennon 1940-1980
Photo by Roy Kerwood

Famous Lennon Quotes

Part of me suspects that I’m a loser, and the other part of me thinks I’m God Almighty.
John Lennon

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
John Lennon

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.
John Lennon

Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.
John Lennon 

The more I see the less I know for sure.
John Lennon

You don’t need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are!
John Lennon

Quotes About Rock’n'Roll

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

John Lennon

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

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

If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck Berry’.
John Lennon

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

Quotes About Love

A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.
John Lennon

All you need is love.
John Lennon

As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.
John Lennon

Everything is clearer when you’re in love.
John Lennon

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

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.
John Lennon

Quotes About Life

Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.
John Lennon

Everybody loves you when you’re six foot in the ground.
John Lennon

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

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

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.
John Lennon

If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that… I believe in what I do, and I’ll say it.
John Lennon

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

John Lennon Quotes About Peace

If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.
John Lennon

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.
John Lennon 

You either get tired fighting for peace, or you die.
John Lennon 

Quotes About God

God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
John Lennon

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 

You’ve got to get down to your own God in your own temple. It’s all down to you, mate.
John Lennon