John Lennon Quotes

Happiness is just how you feel when you don’t feel miserable.

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

There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and openhearted vision of people who embrace life.

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?

Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.

When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.

People think the Beatles know what’s going on. We don’t. We’re just doing it.

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

There are only a few notes. Just variations on a theme.

Elvis died the day he went into the army.

The dream is over. I gotta get down to reality. The good old days are garbage.

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?

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

I am not the Beatles. I’m me. Paul isn’t the Beatles…The Beatles are the Beatles. Separately, they are separate.

If The Beatles or the 60’s had a message, it was ‘Learn to swim. And once you’ve learned swim!

The Beatles were just a band that made it very, very big, that’s all.

Barney Kessel is incredible. He’s just amazing . . . . Nobody can play guitar like that

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

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.

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.

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

‘Oh! Darling’ was a great one of Paul’s that he didn’t sing too well. I always thought I could have done it betterit was more my style than his. He wrote it, so what the hell, he’s going to sing it.

“I’ve always thought there was this underlying thing in Paul’s “Get Back.” When we were in the studio recording it, every time he sang the line “Get back to where you once belonged,” he’d look at Yoko.”

I think it’s the best thing I’ve ever done. I think it’s realistic, and it’s true to the me that has been developing over the years. I like firstperson music.

The Beatles is over, but John, Paul, George, and Ringo…God knows what relationship they’ll have in the future. I don’t know. I still love those guys! Because they’ll always be those people who were that part of my life.

If art were to redeem man, it could do so only by saving him from the seriousness of life and restoring him to an unexpected boyishness.

I didn’t leave the Beatles. The Beatles have left the Beatles, but no one wants to be the one to say the party’s over.

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.

Before Cliff (Richard) and The Shadows, there had been nothing worth listening to in British music.

I think it’s the best thing I’ve ever done. I think it’s realistic, and it’s true to the me that has been developing over the years. I like firstperson music.