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


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


You’re just left with yourself all the time, whatever you do anyway. You’ve got to get down to your own God in your own temple. It’s all down to you, mate. -John Lennon


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


They torture and scare you for twenty odd years … then they expect you to pick a career. -John Lennon


Time you enjoy wasting was not wasted. -John Lennon


We’ve got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You just can’t accept it and leave in the cupboard or just think it’s going to get on by itself. You’ve got to keep watering it, really look after it and nurture it. -John Lennon


Will people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? All the rest of you, if you’ll just rattle your jewelry. -John Lennon


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


Reality leaves a lot to the imagination. -John Lennon


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


Surrealism had a great effect on me because then I realised that the imagery in my mind wasn’t insanity. Surrealism to me is reality. -John Lennon


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


The older generation are leading this country to galloping ruin! -John Lennon


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


Newspapers have a habit of putting you in the front pages to sell their papers, and then after they’ve sold their papers and got big circulation’s, they say, ‘Look at what we’ve done for you. -John Lennon


One has to completely humiliate oneself to be what the Beatles were…. It happened bit by bit, until … you’re doing exactly what you don’t want to do with people you can’t stand ? the people you hated when you were ten. -John Lennon


Part of me suspects that I’m a loser and the other part of me thinks I’m God Almighty. -John Lennon


Possession isn’t nine-tenths of the law. It’s nine-tenths of the problem. -John Lennon


I’m not afraid of dying. To me dying is like getting out of one car and into another. -John Lennon


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


I’ve always considered my work one piece and I consider that my work won’t be finished until I am dead and buried and I hope that’s a long, long time. -John Lennon


If I’d lived in Roman times, I’d have lived in Rome. Where else? Today America is the Roman Empire and New York is Rome itself. -John Lennon


If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck Berry’. -John Lennon


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


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


I wouldn’t say I was a born writer; I’m a born thinker. -John Lennon


Everything is clearer when you’re in love.  -John Lennon


Everybody loves you when you’re six foot in the ground. -John Lennon


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


Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans.  -John Lennon


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