Top 10 John Lennon quotes
1. 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
2. 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.
3. As usual, there is a great woman
behind every idiot.
4. If everyone demanded peace instead of
another television set, then there'd be peace.
5. Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.
6. 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.
Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.
8. For those of you in the cheap seats I'd like
you to clap your hands to this one; the rest of
you can just rattle your jewellery!
9. The thing the
sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all
had. It wasn't the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.
Lots of people who complained about us receiving the MBE (Member of the Most
Order of the British Empire) received theirs for heroism in the war - for killing people. We
received ours for entertaining other people. I'd say we deserve ours more.
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