Famous for his revolutionary spirit as much as he was for his music, John Lennon inspired millions. His messages of peace, his encouragement of non-conformity— his quotes will challenge your preconceptions and open you up to a higher message.
"We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections."
“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.”
"You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one."
"It's weird not to be weird."
"Time you enjoyed wasting is not wasted."
"Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans."
"When you do something beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps."
"Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end."
"Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it'll always get you the right ones."
“When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The establishment will irritate you – pull your beard, flick your face – to make you fight. Because once they’ve got you violent, then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don’t know how to handle is non-violence and humor.”
“…The hardest thing is facing yourself. It’s much easier to shout “Revolution” and “Power to the People” than it is to take a look at yourself; find out what’s real inside you and what isn’t, when you’re pulling the wool over your own eyes, that’s the hardest one."
"All we are saying is give peace a chance."
“It matters not who you love, where you love, why you love, when you love or how you love, it matters only that you love."
"Every child is an artist until he's told he's not an artist."
"The more real you get, the more unreal the world gets."
"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is a reality."
"You don't need anybody to tell you who are you or what you are. You are what you are!"
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