John Lennon Quotes (113 quotes)
“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.”
Interview for KFRC RKO Radio (8 December 1980)
When asked if they wouldn't sing because they couldn't, in a press conference at John F. Kennedy Airport (7 February 1964)
“We thought being offered the M.B.E. was as funny as everybody else thought it was. Why? What for? We didn't believe it. It was a part we didn't want. We all met and agreed it was daft.”
Quoted by Hunter Davies in The Beatles (1968)
“If people take any notice of what we say, we say we've been through the drug scene, man, and there's nothing like being straight.”
The Dick Cavett Show (24 September 1971)
Commenting on American Football, in interview with Howard Cosell on ABC Television (December 1974)
“I've always considered my work one piece and I consider that my work won't be finished until I am dead and buried and I hope that's a long, long time.”
Interview with RKO Radio on the day of his murder (8 December 1980)
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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.