John Lennon


John Lennon Trivia


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    • John Lennon: Time enjoyed wasting was not wasted.

    • (at the Royal Variety Performance, 4th November 1963)
      John Lennon: Will all the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? All the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewelry.

    • John Lennon: God is a concept by which we measure our pain.

    • 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 to you while you're busy making other plans.

    • John Lennon: We're all Christ and we're all Hitler. We are trying to make Christ's message contemporary. We want Christ to win. What would he have done if he had advertisements, TV, records, films and newspapers? The miracle today is communication, so let's use it.

    • John Lennon: Love means having to say you're sorry every fifteen minutes.

    • John Lennon: My defenses were so great. The cocky rock and roll hero who knows all the answers was actually a terrified guy who didn't know how to cry. Simple.

    • John Lennon: (John's famous comment made to Playboy magazine in 1965) Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn't argue about that, I'm right and will be proved right. We're (the Beatles) more popular than Jesus Christ now. I don't know which will go first, rock 'n roll or Christianity. Jesus was all right, but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It's them twisting it that ruins it for me.

    • John Lennon: (from the late 1960s) My name's not John Beatle, it's John Lennon.

    • John Lennon: Everybody loves you when you're six foot in the ground.

    • John Lennon: Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.

    • John Lennon: I don't believe in Beatles; I just believe in me.

    • John Lennon: If everybody wished for peace instead of another television set, then there would be peace.

    • John Lennon: Elvis really died the day he joined the army. That's when they killed him, and the rest was a living death.

    • John Lennon: (on Yoko) I'd never met a woman I considered as intelligent as me.

    • John Lennon: The more I see, the less I know for sure.

    • John Lennon: I've made two 'discoveries' in my life: Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono. I think that's a pretty damned good choice.

    • John Lennon: If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry.

    • John Lennon: 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.

    • John Lennon: If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that... I believe in what I do, and I'll say it.

    • John Lennon: 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.

    • John Lennon: Everything is clearer when you're in love.

    • John Lennon: As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.

    • John Lennon: And so this is Xmas for black and for white, for yellow and red, let's stop all the fight.

    • John Lennon: All we are saying is give peace a chance.

    • John: Part of me suspects that I am a loser, and the other part thinks I am God Almighty.

    • John: All art is pain expressing itself.