Top 50 Best Inspiring John Lennon Quotes

John Lennon Quotes

“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”

“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.”

“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?”

“As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.”

“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.”

“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.”

“The more I see, the less I know for sure.”

“There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be...”

“One thing you can't hide - is when you're crippled inside.”

“If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.”

“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.”

“Living is Easy with Eyes Closed.”

“Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.”

“When you're drowning you don't think, I would be incredibly pleased if someone would notice I'm drowning and come and rescue me. You just scream.”


“It's weird not to be weird.”

“I'm not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I've always been a freak. So I've been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know. I'm one of those people.”

“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.”

“Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end.”

“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!”

“Limitless undying love which shines around me like a million suns it calls me on and on across the universe.”

“War is over ... If you want it.”

“We all shine the moon and the stars and the sun...we all shine on...come on and on and on...”

“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 get by with a little help from my friends.”

“How can I go forward when I don't know which way I'm facing?”

“God is a concept by which we measure our pain.”

“Love is a flower you got to let it grow.”


“Whatever gets you through the night”

“The more real you get the more unreal the world gets. ”

“Part of me suspects that I'm a loser, and the other part of me thinks I'm God Almighty.”

“You don't need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are!”

“Music is everybody's business. It's only the publishers who think people own it”

“We live in a world where we have to hide to make love, while violence is practiced in broad daylight.”

“Remember to let her into your heart.”

“Everything is clearer when you're in love.”

“Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right ones.”

“It matters not who you love, where you love, why you love, when you love or how you love, it matters only that you love”

“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.”

“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.”

“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 on watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.”

“I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together.”

“Time wounds all heels.”

“Please don’t spoil my day; I’m miles away and, after all, I’m only sleeping.”

“I was the walrus, but now I am John...and so my friends, you'll just have to carry on. The dream is over.”

“Life is very short, and there's no time for fussing and fighting my friends”

“I was feeling insecure you might not love me anymore”

“When I was about twelve I used to think I must be a genius, but nobody's noticed. If there is such a thing as a genius, I am one, and if there isn't I don't care.”

“There are no problems, only solutions.”

“I am a violent man who has learned not to be violent and regrets his violence.”