John Lennon Quotes

1940 - 1980

John Lennon
John Lennon was born in Liverpool, England. A songwriter and musician most notably known as one of the Beatles. In December 1980 the world was shocked to learn that John Lennon was shot to death outside his apartment in New York. He was an activist and a strong believer in peace in the world. Be inspired by his quotes!

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


Everything is clearer when you're in love.
John Lennon
Inspirational Quotes  |


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


Love is the answer, and you know that for sure; Love is a flower, you've got to let it grow. John Lennon
Love is the answer, and you know that for sure; Love is a flower, you've got to let it grow.
John Lennon
Short Love Poems   |  


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


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
Music   |  


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


Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it.
John Lennon
A Music Lesson   |  


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
Possibilities   |  


It doesn't matter how long my hair is or what colour my skin is or whether I'm a woman or a man.
John Lennon
Diversity   |  


Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun.  John Lennon
Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun.
John Lennon
Enthusiasm   |  


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
Love   |  


Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.
John Lennon
Time   |  


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


I believe that as soon as people want peace in the world they can have it. The trouble is they are not aware they can get it.
John Lennon
Believe   |  


How can I go forward when I don't know which way I'm facing?
John Lennon
Focus   |  


Don't underestimate the importance of happiness. As long as you're happy, who cares what you do?
John Lennon
Quotes about Being Happy   |  


Reality leaves a lot to the imagination. John Lennon
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
John Lennon
Imagination   |  


You can't give a child too much love and if you love somebody, you can't be with them enough. There's no such thing.
John Lennon
Children   |  


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.
John Lennon
Fear   |  


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.
John Lennon
Happiness   |  

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