“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 live as one.”
“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”
“God is a concept by which we measure our pain.”
“I'm not afraid of death because I don't believe in it.
It's just getting out of one car, and into another”
“When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.”
“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 don't need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are!”
“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.”
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
“If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.”
“For those of you in the cheap seats I'd like ya to clap your hands to this one; the rest of you can just rattle your jewelry!”
“Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end.”
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Today, October 9th, John Lennon would have celebrated his 74th birthday. An inspiration to thousands of musicians and a believer in world peace, Lennon died a hero.
Partially due to his working relationship with Paul McCartney, partially because of his solo career, Lennon is arguably one of the most respected musicians of all time.
Here are twelve of his finest quotes.
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