Zitat des Tages von John Lennon:
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.
The cross of the Legion of Honor has been conferred on me. However, few escape that distinction.
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.
Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.
All we are saying is give peace a chance.
Love is the answer, and you know that for sure; Love is a flower, you've got to let it grow.
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.
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?
You either get tired fighting for peace, or you die.
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.
God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.
Part of me suspects that I'm a loser, and the other part of me thinks I'm God Almighty.
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.
Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun.
Jesus was all right, but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It's them twisting it that ruins it for me.
You have to be a bastard to make it, and that's a fact. And the Beatles are the biggest bastards on earth.
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.
Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it.
Everything is clearer when you're in love.
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.
You don't need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are!
As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.
We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first, rock 'n' roll or Christianity.
It doesn't matter how long my hair is or what colour my skin is or whether I'm a woman or a man.
I don't believe in killing whatever the reason!
And God help Bruce Springsteen when they decide he's no longer God... They'll turn on him, and I hope he survives it.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
Lots of people who complained about us receiving the MBE received theirs for heroism in the war - for killing people. We received ours for entertaining other people. I'd say we deserve ours more.
All you need is love.
It was like being in the eye of a hurricane. You'd wake up in a concert and think, Wow, how did I get here?
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it.
I'm not claiming divinity. I've never claimed purity of soul. I've never claimed to have the answers to life. I only put out songs and answer questions as honestly as I can... But I still believe in peace, love and understanding.
The postman wants an autograph. The cab driver wants a picture. The waitress wants a handshake. Everyone wants a piece of you.
He didn't come out of my belly, but my God, I've made his bones, because I've attended to every meal, and how he sleeps, and the fact that he swims like a fish because I took him to the ocean. I'm so proud of all those things. But he is my biggest pride.
The basic thing nobody asks is why do people take drugs of any sort? Why do we have these accessories to normal living to live? I mean, is there something wrong with society that's making us so pressurized, that we cannot live without guarding ourselves against it?