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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


Politics is the only field in which the more experience you have, the worse you get.  -Kinky Friedman


I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and Fries.  -Stephen King


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


The lunatic fringe wags the underdog. – HL Mencken


God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.  -Voltaire


There are things known and things unknown and in between are the doors.  -Jim Morrison


There is no sincerer love than the love of food.  -George Bernard Shaw


I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig, you get dirty; and besides, the pig likes it.  -George Bernard Shaw


If you can’t get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you’d best teach it to dance.-George Bernard Shaw


Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.  -Abraham Lincoln


Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.  -Jim Morrison


Some of the worst mistakes of my life have been haircuts. -Jim Morrison


Each generation wants new symbols, new people, new names. They want to divorce themselves from their predecessors.  -Jim Morrison


Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.  -Voltaire


If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.  -Frank Zappa


Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.  -Buddha


I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, “Where’s the self-help section?” She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.  -George Carlin


Twas a woman who drove me to drink.  I never had the courtesy to write to thank her.  -W.C. Fields


We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise, we harden. Johann  von Goethe


The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live.  -Ayn Rand


My life is my message.  -Mahatma Gandhi


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