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A list of the best John Lennon quotes. This list is arranged by which famous John Lennon quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest John Lennon quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from John Lennon should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable John Lennon quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. John Lennon

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

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All we are saying is give peace a chance... John Lennon

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

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There's nothing you can know that isn't known. John Lennon

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The basic thing nobody asks is why do people take drugs of any sort? Why do we have these accessories to normal living to live? I mean, is there something wrong with society that's making us so pressurized, that we cannot live without guarding ourselves against it? John Lennon

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

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Reality leaves a lot to the imagination. John Lennon

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

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I don't care too much for money, money can't buy me love. John Lennon

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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

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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

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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

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Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear. John Lennon

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My defenses were so great. The cocky rock and roll hero who knows all the answers was actually a terrified guy who didn't know how to cry. Simple. John Lennon

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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. John Lennon

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And so this is Xmas for black and for white, for yellow and red, let's stop all the fight. John Lennon

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The pressures of being a parent are equal to any pressure on earth. To be a conscious parent, and really look to that little being's mental and physical health, is a responsibility which most of us, including me, avoid most of the time because it's too hard. John Lennon

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Lots of people who complained about us receiving the MBE received theirs for heroism in the war --for killing people. We received ours for entertaining other people. I'd say we deserve ours more. John Lennon

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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. John Lennon

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Whatever gets you through the night is all right. John Lennon

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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. John Lennon

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I've had the boyhood thing of being Elvis. Now I want to be with my best friend, and my best friend's my wife. Who could ask for anything more? John Lennon

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The worst drugs are as bad as anybody's told you. It's just a dumb trip, which I can't condemn people if they get into it, because one gets into it for one's own personal, social, emotional reasons. It's something to be avoided if one can help it. John Lennon

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Work is life, you know, and without it, there's nothing but fear and insecurity. John Lennon

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

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Jesus was all right, but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It's them twisting it that ruins it for me. John Lennon

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We're more popular than Jesus Christ now. I don't know which will go first; rock and roll or Christianity. John Lennon

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When I hold you in my arms and I feel my finger on your trigger I know no one can do me no harm because happiness is a warm gun. John Lennon

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

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I resent performing for frisking idiots who don't know anything. John Lennon

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Woman is the Nigger of the World. John Lennon

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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