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Official John Lennon stories and updates from the Estate of John Lennon. Quotes in John's own words. "Imagine all the people living life in peace."
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John Lennon 9h
'We feel that man is infinite and can make ourselves, and everybody, aware of the infinite possibilities.
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John Lennon 16h
''Crippled Inside' is a social comment. It talks about people having false fronts in society and really underneath there's something else. Satire.'
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John Lennon 21h
'Getting stuck is all right, if you have the loop that goes on and on, then, all you have to do is tune into the loop. When the record gets stuck, don’t bother getting up, just tune in.
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John Lennon Jun 24
'I wrote 'God Save Us' with Yoko and 'Do The Oz' and there's one track on the album she wrote. She had written other things, even 'Julia' back in the Beatles days, although I never put her credit on.
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John Lennon Jun 24
'That was written about a guy in Maharishi's meditation camp who took a short break to go shoot a few poor tigers, and then come back to commune with God. It's a sort of teenage social comment song, and a bit of a joke. Yoko's on that one.'
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John Lennon Jun 24
'That was me, remembering a little event with a woman in Jersey, and a man who was England's answer to Allen Ginsberg. I had a girl and he had one he wanted me to meet. He said she dressed up in polythene, which she did.'
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John Lennon Jun 23
'Look At Me was written around The Beatles' double album time, but I just never got it done. There are a few like that lying round.'
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John Lennon Jun 23
'It was the last piece I wrote before I left India. I just called him Sexy Sadie instead of Maharishi. I was just using the situation to write a song, rather calculatingly but also to express what I felt.'
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John Lennon Jun 23
'Newspaper people have a habit of putting you in the front pages to sell their papers, and then after they've sold their papers and got big circulations, they say, 'Look at what we've done for you'
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John Lennon Jun 22
'I was an instinctive socialist. That meant I think people should get their false teeth and their health looked after, all the rest of it.'
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John Lennon Jun 22
'My role in society – or any artist or poet's role – is to try to 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.'
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John Lennon Jun 22
'The Blue Meanies, or whoever they are, are promoting violence all the time in every newspaper, every TV show and every magazine. The least Yoko and I can do is hog the headlines and make people laugh.'
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John Lennon Jun 21
'From Jazz came the music of today, in a way. And it was all Black.'
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John Lennon Jun 21
'Well, that's just a concept of life, you know. How to live life. It was Yoko's idea for me to sing it all falsetto.'
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John Lennon Jun 21
'1958 - when I heard ‘Long Tall Sally’, when I heard ‘Johnny B. Goode’, when I heard Bo Diddley, that changed my life completely. I dropped my art, I dropped out of school, I got me guitar and that was the end of it. I dropped everything.'
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John Lennon Jun 20
'I was hip in kindergarten. I was different from the others. I was different all my life. I was too shy and self-doubting. Nobody seems to be as hip as me is what I was saying. Therefore, I must be crazy or a genius 'I mean it must be high or low'.'
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John Lennon Jun 20
'Without a job all there is to life is boredom and insecurity.'
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John Lennon Jun 20
'I was just talking about Christianity, like you have to be tortured to attain heaven. But I didn't believe that you have to be tortured to attain anything, it just so happens that you were.'
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John Lennon Jun 19
'I have a good intuition, which has saved me from many a disaster. I was a bit confused then, and I was thinking. 'well, I'll just have to rely on my intuition to get out of this confusion'.'
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