John Lennon Quotes (113 quotes)
“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.”
Press Conference at Astor Towers Hotel, August 11 1966
“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.”
“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.”
What Can I Tell You about Myself which You Have Not Already Found Out from Those Who Do Not Lie? in The Beatles Anthology (2000)
As quoted in Guitar Player (1 August 2004), and in Pax Patter at ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
“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? Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.”
Lennon in America: 1971-1980, Based in Part on the Lost Lennon Diaries (Rowman & Littlefield, 2001) by Geoffrey Giuliano, p. 108
Double Fantasy (1980)
As reported in: Newsday, January 1 1992
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Born: October 9, 1940
Died: December 8, 1980 (aged 40)
Occupation: Musician, artist, writer
Bio: John Winston Ono Lennon was an English musician, singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a founder member of The Beatles, one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed acts in the history of popular music. Together with Paul McCartney, he formed one of the most celebrated songwriting partnerships of the 20th century.