Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
Work is life, you know, and without it, there's nothing but fear and insecurity.
Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.
A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.
Surrealism had a great effect on me because then I realised that the imagery in my mind wasn't insanity. Surrealism to me is reality.
The more I see the less I know for sure.
Everything is clearer when you're in love.
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.
Rituals are important. Nowadays it's hip not to be married. I'm not interested in being hip.
All You Need Is Love.
Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.
As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.
All we are saying is give peace a chance.
I don't believe in killing whatever the reason!
If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche that must have been left behind in the Sixties, that's his problem. Love and peace are eternal.
If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.
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.
You either get tired fighting for peace, or you die.
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.
It doesn't matter how long my hair is or what colour my skin is or whether I'm a woman or a man.
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.
God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
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.
The older generation are leading this country to galloping ruin!
The reason why kids are crazy is because nobody can face the responsibility of bringing them up.
Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it.
If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it 'Chuck Berry'.
Guilt for being rich, and guilt thinking that perhaps love and peace isn't enough and you have to go and get shot or something.
You have to be a bastard to make it, and that's a fact. And the Beatles are the biggest bastards on earth.
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.
It was like being in the eye of a hurricane. You'd wake up in a concert and think, Wow, how did I get here?
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 circulation's, they say, 'Look at what we've done for you.
The postman wants an autograph. The cab driver wants a picture. The waitress wants a handshake. Everyone wants a piece of you.
Part of me suspects that I'm a loser, and the other part of me thinks I'm God Almighty.
延伸聆聽：John Lennon / Imagine