In his life, John Winston Ono Lennon is famous not only for his work but also for his quotations and sayings, some of which are quite popular and listed here.

Quotes By John Lennon

Nationality
:
DOB
:
9-10-1940
An acclaimed English singer and songwriter, Lennon is the co-founder of one of the most commercially successful bands ever- ‘The Beatles’. He is also known for being a peace activist and belongs to the league of the finest songwriters in history. He was rated by the renowned ‘Rolling Stones’ magazine as the ‘5th Greatest Singer Of All Time’ and secured the number 8 spot on the list of ‘Britain’s Most Influential Ever’. Lennon went on to introduce a rebellious pop culture that shaped many generations that followed. One of Lennon’s earliest musical collaborations was with his high-school band called the ‘Quarrymen’, which eventually evolved into what would be called ‘The Beatles’ later. Lennon’s parents split when he was too young, leaving him scarred for a long time. He spent most of his childhood living with his aunt and uncle, Mimi and George Smith. Known to be a trouble maker as a child, Lennon was known for creating ruckus at every friend’s home out of envy, because he never had a healthy living atmosphere like them ever. In fact, his bandmate Paul’s dad would often tell him, “Keep away from him.” From 1960 to 1970, ‘The Beatles’ rose to become the most successful band ever. After 1970, Lennon broke away from the band and started his solo career that also proved illustrious with several chart toppers. On December 8th, 1980, Lennon was shot 5-times in the head by a deranged fan named Mark Chapman, an incident that sent the world in convulsions of shock and grief.

We?ve got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can 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 is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.

- 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

You have to be a bastard to make it, and that's a fact. And the Beatles are the biggest bastards on earth.

- John Lennon

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

- John Lennon

We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first, rock 'n' roll or Christianity.

- John Lennon

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.

- John Lennon

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.

- John Lennon

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.

- John Lennon

My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.

- John Lennon

Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.

- John Lennon

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.

- 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. Who's to say that dreams & nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?

- John Lennon

Guilt for being rich, and guilt thinking that perhaps love and peace isn't enough and you have to go and get shot or something.

- John Lennon

All we are saying is give peace a chance.

- John Lennon

A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.

- John Lennon

Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn't argue with that; I'm right and I will be proved right. We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first - rock and roll or Christianity.

- 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

Surrealism had a great effect on me because then I realized that the imagery in my mind wasn't insanity. Surrealism to me is reality.

- John Lennon

Back to Top