NEW YORK - The ads for Lennon, ... His words. His music. His story.
If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche that must have been left behind in the Sixties, that's his problem. Love and peace are eternal.
Rituals are important. Nowadays it's hip not to be married. I'm not interested in being hip.
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.
The postman wants an autograph. The cab driver wants a picture. The waitress wants a handshake. Everyone wants a piece of you.
She's got a ticket to ride, but she don't care.
A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.
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. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?
Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.
Possession isn't nine-tenths of the law. It's nine-tenths of the problem.
When you're drowning, you don't say 'I would be incredibly pleased if someone would have the foresight to notice me drowning and come and help me,' you just scream.
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.
These critics with the illusions they've created about artists - it's like idol worship. They only like people when they're on their way up... I cannot be on the way up again.
Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
I'm not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I've always been a freak. So I've been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know. I'm one of those people.
To put it loosely, the reason why kids are crazy is because nobody can face the responsibility of bringing them up.
sometimes all i can feel is a sadness so deep - it hardly becomes known to me
Work is life, you know, and without it, there's nothing but fear and insecurity.
They torture and scare you for twenty odd years... then they expect you to pick a career.
You have to be a bastard to make it, and that's a fact. And the Beatles are the biggest bastards on earth.
You either get tired fighting for peace, or you die.
Love is the answer, and you know that for sure; Love is a flower, you've got to let it grow.
Always remember this 'A kiss will never miss, and after many kisses a miss becomes a misses'.
The cross of the Legion of Honor has been conferred on me. However, few escape that distinction.
Newspaper people 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.'
Imagine no hunger. ...
Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.
I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It's just that the translations have gone wrong.
Those in the cheaper seats clap. The rest of you rattle your jewelry.
It's always in the middle of the bloody night, or when you're half-awake or tired, when your critical faculties are switched off. So letting go is what the whole game is. You turn on the lights and the cockroaches run away. You can never grasp them.
Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun.
Love is you you and me.
I don't believe in killing whatever the reason!
The older generation are leading this country to galloping ruin
Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewelry.
We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first, rock 'n' roll or Christianity.
Part of me suspects that I'm a loser, and the other part of me thinks I'm God Almighty.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
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.
I get by with a little help from my friends.
A working-class hero is something to be.
the blues is a chair, not a design for a chair or a better chair . . . it is the first chair. It is a chair for sitting on, not for looking at. You sit on that music.
I'm not afraid of dying. To me dying is like getting out of one car and into another.
If there's anything that you want, If there's anything I can do, Just call on me, And I'll send it along with love from me to you.
And God help Bruce Springsteen when they decide he's no longer God... They'll turn on him, and I hope he survives it.
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.
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.
A more interesting question is not 'Why did they break up' but 'Would they have gotten back together' ... There's always a chance we'd work together again, but I can't see us touring. I just see us making records.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
All you need is love.
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