John Winston Lennon was born on 9th October 1940 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. He was an English singer, songwriter, musician, peace activist, founder, vocalist, and rhythm guitarist of apparently the most famous band – The Beatles. He had published two collections of nonsense writings and line drawings- In His Own Write and A Spaniard in the Works, in the mid-1960s.
Lennon used to play a variety of musical instruments like electric guitars, six-string bass guitar, mouth organ, and piano. All his songs were considered as the anthems of the anti-war movement.
Lennon had 25 number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. He won the Grammy Award for Album of the year in 1981 for his most popular album, Double Fantasy.
Lennon was voted eighth in the BBC poll of 100 Greatest Britons in 2002. He married Cynthia Powell in 1962, but it did not work out between them due to his jealousy, anger, and violent nature. Lennon said that he never questioned his chauvinistic behaviour until he met Ono. He wrote the song "Getting Better" about his own story.
Lennon wrote and recorded "Give Peace a Chance" which was interpreted as an anti-war anthem. It was used in the Vietnam war. Lennon and Ono supported the Clydeside UCS workers' work-in of 1971. 'Imagine' is a living proof of political orientation and involvement that dominated Lennon's public life. He supported and promoted the notion of 'feminism'.
He had the best pop voice.
Mark David Chapman assassinated Lennon in Manhattan, and then he was admitted at New York City's Roosevelt Hospital on 8th December 1980 at the early age of 40. Lennon was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame posthumously in 1987 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.
Here are some famous quotes of John Lennon-
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 live as one.
Lennon says that he is not the only dreamer; many more people dream. They all dream about peace and love, and Lennon hopes that one day everyone will have this same dream and the world will become a better place.
The time you enjoy wasting was not wasted.
Through this, Lennon tries to say how investing time in one's own passion is not a wastage of time. One should always enjoy the little things in life and keep on making memories that they can cherish forever.
I'm not really a career person; I'm a gardener, basically.
Through this, he tries to show that one should not become a career person, i.e. one should not focus on the outcome or achievements so much that they forget to enjoy the journey. One should become a gardener of his own life. Like a gardener, he should dig deep, enjoy the process, and give shape to his own life through constant dedication and persistence.
Love, Love, Love. All you need is love. Love is all you need.
There is nothing one cannot do with love. Love conquers all. Love only makes things better for everybody. One should love everyone as well as themselves and the world will turn into a paradise.
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A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.
One can never turn their dreams into realities until and unless there is a collective effort. No one can achieve anything until they have the support of others. Humans are social beings, and they have to rely on each other to achieve the ultimate reality.
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?
It's all in the head. Our mind is the most powerful weapon. Dreams and nightmares are real too. They are the reflection of one's subconscious thoughts of the mind. Dreams and nightmares are as real as reality. One should believe in whatever they want to believe in, and nobody can disapprove of that.
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.
It doesn't matter who you love, at what time, and how you love that person, the only thing that matters is that you love. Love is above everything. Love is the only religion everyone should follow.
Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.
One should not see how old they have become by counting numbers; rather, one should see how many friends they have made and how many happy memories they have created. One should always focus on the happy moments, the moments that have been lived to their fullest.
All we are saying is give peace a chance.
Lennon says that one should opt for peace rather than violence and war. If we give a chance at peace, we will get better and humane outcomes.
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A mistake is only an error, it becomes a mistake when you fail to correct it.
A mistake done once is an error because one is unaware of his action's implications for the first time. Once he makes an error for the second time knowingly and fails to correct it, that's when it becomes a mistake.
You're all geniuses, and you're all beautiful. You don't need anyone to tell you who you are. You are what you are.
Lennon says that everyone is beautiful just the way they are. Everyone is unique in their way. One should not look for validations from others. Nobody's opinion can define a person better than his own opinion about himself.
If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.
We say that we want peace worldwide, but we often end up acquiring more and more possessions for ourselves. Lennon satirizes the morality of economic attainments and demand.
Creativity is a gift. It doesn't come through if the air is cluttered.
Creativity is a gift to those who are pure at heart. It doesn't come to everyone. Creativity comes naturally to pure souls.
There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be.
If you want to be somewhere, you can certainly be there. There is nothing impossible. One who dreams of something can always achieve it.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
Life is uncertain. Nobody can make a plan of how to lead a life. Life is unpredictable. It challenges everybody. It surprises everyone at every single moment.
If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliché that must have been left behind in the 60s, that's a problem. Peace and love are eternal.
Peace and love were impossible terms during the 60s, but it is not as such now. Peace and love are eternal. They are here forever. Everybody should seek peace and love. It is not an outdated concept, rather has a modern outlook.
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Life is very short, and there's no time for fussing and fighting my friends.
Humans live for a short period of time. They should not focus on fighting with others. They should try to make more memories with their loved ones that they can keep with them forever.
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. 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.
Happiness is what one should run after. That's the only thing that matters. All of us run after making our lives more good and luxurious, and in the process of doing so, one forgets the actual aim of life. Happiness is what one should seek. It will eventually bring satisfaction too.
Only by trying on other people's clothes do we find what size we are.
Everyone has their struggles and troubles. Until and unless we get into their shoes, we can never understand the difference in people's sufferings. When we see others' troubles, we realize how much better a position we are in than some of them and how trivial our sufferings are.
We live in a world where we have to hide to make love, while violence is practiced in broad daylight.
We are not allowed to make love in front of everyone, but we can practice violence in the daylight. It shows how hypocritical the world is. Hatred is allowed and propagated by everyone, and nobody is ashamed of that. But if someone makes love, it becomes a shameful act. Through this, Lennon satirizes how people glorify and focus on hatred.