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The 30 Most Inspirational John Lennon Quotes

Last Updated: January 1, 2024 by Team

John Lennon, born on October 9, 1940, in Liverpool, England, was a legendary musician and cultural icon, best known as a founding member of The Beatles, one of the most successful and influential bands in the history of music. His songwriting partnership with Paul McCartney remains one of the most renowned in music history.

Beyond his immense contribution to music, Lennon was also widely recognized for his peace activism and his efforts to promote social change. His songs like “Imagine” and “Give Peace a Chance” became anthems for the anti-war movement and messages of hope for a better world.

After The Beatles disbanded in 1970, Lennon continued his artistic and activist pursuits with his wife, Yoko Ono. His solo career produced acclaimed albums, including “John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band” and “Imagine.” His work often reflected his personal beliefs and the socio-political issues of the time.

Tragically, John Lennon’s life was cut short when he was assassinated on December 8, 1980, in New York City. Despite his untimely death, Lennon’s legacy continues to influence music, culture, and peace activism. His message of love, peace, and humanity resonates with generations and remains relevant in today’s world. Here are a select few:

John Lennon Quotes

“Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” – John Lennon

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon

“Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.” – John Lennon

“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.” – John Lennon

“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” – 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

“Peace is not something you wish for; It’s something you make, something you do, something you are, and something you give away!” – John Lennon

“War is over … If you want it.” – John Lennon

“There are no problems, only solutions.” – John Lennon

“Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.” – John Lennon

“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 live as one.” – John Lennon

“Life is very short, and there’s no time for fussing and fighting, my friend.” – John Lennon

“All you need is love.” – John Lennon

“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.” – John Lennon

“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

“Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.” – John Lennon

“We live in a world where we have to hide to make love, while violence is practiced in broad daylight.” – John Lennon

“Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right ones.” – John Lennon

“The more I see, the less I know for sure.” – John Lennon

“If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.” – John Lennon

“If you want peace, you won’t get it with violence.” – John Lennon

“A mistake is only an error, it becomes a mistake when you fail to correct it.” – John Lennon

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

“One thing you can’t hide – is when you’re crippled inside.” – John Lennon

“The more real you get the more unreal the world gets.” – John Lennon

“As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.” – John Lennon

“I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind.” – John Lennon

“The sun is up, the sky is blue, it’s beautiful, and so are you.” – John Lennon

“I’m not afraid of death because I don’t believe in it. It’s just getting out of one car, and into another.” – John Lennon

“There’s nothing you can know that isn’t known. Nothing you can see that isn’t shown. There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be.” – John Lennon

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