John Lennon's Best Ever Quotes
John Lennon wrote some of the world’s most iconic songs, but he was also capable of inspiring us with his conversations - here are his best quotes.
1. On his song ‘I’m A Loser’:
"Part of me suspects I'm a loser and part of me thinks I'm God Almighty.”
2. On his work:
“I've always considered my work one piece and I consider that my work won't be finished until I am dead and buried and I hope that's a long, long time.” - from an interview on the day of his murder (8 December 1980)
3. On peace:
“We're trying to sell peace, like a product, you know, and sell it like people sell soap or soft drinks. And it's the only way to get people aware that peace is possible, and it isn't just inevitable to have violence.”
4. On Elvis:
"Nothing really affected me until I heard Elvis. If there hadn't been an Elvis, there wouldn't have been the Beatles."
5. When offered an MBE:
“We thought being offered the M.B.E. was as funny as everybody else thought it was. Why? What for? We didn't believe it. It was a part we didn't want. We all met and agreed it was daft.”
6. On War Is Over:
“When we say "War is over if you want it," we mean that if everyone demanded peace instead of another TV set, we'd have peace.”
7. When The Beatles split up:
“People keep talking about it like it's The End of The Earth. It's only a rock group that split up, it's nothing important. You know, you have all the old records there if you want to reminisce.”