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30 John Lennon Quotes About Life And Lessons To Inspire You

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John Lennon

John Lennon was a member of The Beatles band, singer, writer, and peace activist. Born in Liverpool, England in 1940, he created great music, that has become famous over the years.

Together with his friend Paul McCartney, Lennon founded The Beatles, which is one of the most famous and successful pop bands in the history of music. 

Lennon left the band in 1969, and later, he released Double Fantasy, along with his wife, Yoko Ono. In 1980, he was shot dead by Mark David Chapman, one of his crazy fans.

John Lennon’s lyrics and quotes had a tremendous impact worldwide.

Even though “you may say he’s a dreamer,” he promoted love, peace, and equality his entire life. Here's our selection of Lennon's amazing quotes, life lessons and lyrics, that still inspire people all around the world today: 

30 John Lennon Quotes About Life And Lessons To Inspire You


John Lennon Life Lesson #1: Be Yourself


1. "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." - John Lennon 

John Lennon Quotes About Life: "You don’t need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are!" -
2. "You don’t need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are!" 

3. "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."

4. "Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted."

5. "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."

6. "It doesn’t matter how long my hair is or what colour my skin is or whether I’m a woman or a man."

7. "There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be…"

8. "If there's such a thing as genius — I am one. And if there isn't, I don't care."  

John Lennon Life Lesson #2: Love, Forgive, Enjoy and IMAGINE.


9. "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? " 

John Lennon Quotes About Life: "A mistake is only an error, it becomes a mistake when you fail to correct it."
10. "A mistake is only an error, it becomes a mistake when you fail to correct it."

11. "If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace."

12. "Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans."

13. "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."  

14. "We live in a world where we have to hide to make love, while violence is practised in broad daylight." - John Lennon  

15. "Reality leaves a lot to the imagination."

16. "Imagine all the people living life in peace. 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 be as one." 

17. "I don't believe in killing whatever the reason!" 

18. "Love is the greatest refreshment in life." 

John Lennon Life Lesson #3: Accept that You Still Have a Lot to Learn


19. "The more I see the less I know for sure."

20. "I don't believe in yesterday, by the way." 

John Lennon Quotes About Life: "If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliché that must have been left behind in the Sixties, that's his problem. Love and peace are eternal."
21. "If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliché that must have been left behind in the Sixties, that's his problem. Love and peace are eternal."

22. "I can't wake you up. You can wake you up. I can't cure you. You can cure you." 

23. "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."

24. "You either get tired fighting for peace, or you die. Declare it. Just the same way we declare war. That is how we will have peace... we just need to declare it." 

25. "Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it."

26. "There is an alternative to war. It's staying in bed and growing your hair."

27. "Only by trying on other people's clothes do we find what size we are."

John Lennon Life Lesson #4: Always Remember


28. "Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end."

29. "Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears."

Conclusion


John Lennon’s beautiful sayings will remain in our hearts forever. Even though he is gone, his memory and name will never be forgotten. To conclude, let me remind you one of my favourite quotes:

John Lennon Quotes About Life: “A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.”
30. “A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.” - John Lennon



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Mary Whitman is a writer and editor at Assignment Geek company based in Adelaide, South Australia.
In her spare time, she enjoys talking about Sustainable Development and writing essays.

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