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John Lennon Quotes

(1940-1980), British Rock Musician

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.

Category: Awards

The more I see the less I know for sure.

Category: Certainty

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.

Category: Christians And Christianity

The worst drugs are as bad as anybody's told you. It's just a dumb trip, which I can't condemn people if they get into it, because one gets into it for one's own personal, social, emotional reasons. It's something to be avoided if one can help it.

Category: Drugs

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?

Category: Drugs

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

Category: Egotism

You have to be a bastard to make it, and that's a fact. And the Beatles are the biggest bastards on earth.

Category: Getting Ahead

God is a concept by which we measure our pain.

Category: God

I've had the boyhood thing of being Elvis. Now I want to be with my best friend, and my best friend's my wife. Who could ask for anything more?

Category: Husbands

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.

Category: Inhibition

Jesus was all right, but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It's them twisting it that ruins it for me.

Category: Jesus Christ

We're more popular than Jesus Christ now. I don't know which will go first; rock and roll or Christianity.

Category: Jesus Christ

Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans.

Category: Life And Living

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.

Category: Love

Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.

Category: Love