John Lennon Quotes
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. If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck Berry’. 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. 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. 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. I don’t know which will go first – rock ‘n’ roll or Christianity. I don’t believe in killing whatever the reason! 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. 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? He didn’t come out of my belly, but my God, I’ve made his bones, because I’ve attended to every meal, and how he sleeps, and the fact that he swims like a fish because I took him to the ocean. I’m so proud of all those things. But he is my biggest pride. 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. God is a concept by which we measure our pain. Everything is clearer when you’re in love. Everybody loves you when you’re six foot in the ground. 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. As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot. All you need is love. All we are saying is give peace a chance. A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality. It doesn’t matter how long my hair is or what colour my skin is or whether I’m a woman or a man. 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?