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"Lots of people who complained about us receiving the MBE received theirs for heroism in the war --for killing people. We received ours for entertaining other people. I'd say we deserve ours more."

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"My defenses were so great. The cocky rock and roll hero who knows all the answers was actually a terrified guy who didn't know how to cry. Simple."

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"Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it."

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"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."

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"All we are saying is give peace a chance."

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"Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see."

by John Lennon, Strawberry Fields

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"All these places have their moments - with lovers and friends - I still can recall some are dead and some are living - in my life I've loved them all."

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"Apathy isn’t it. We can do something. So flower power didn’t work. So what. We start again."

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"Before Elvis, there was nothing."

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"God is a concept by which we measure our pain"

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"I leaned over and said, 'sorry about that,' but Lennon didn't even move and said it was all right. I said, 'you know we wouldn't be here if it wasn't for you guys, The Beatles,' and he said, 'Everything we got, we stole from Chuck Berry.' And that was my first brush with The Beatles."

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"I remember a time when everybody I loved hated me because I hated them. - Letter to Stuart Sutcliffe circa 1960"

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"if in doubt f*** it"

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"Imagine there’s no countries, it isn’t hard to do; nothing to kill or die for, and no religion too. Imagine all the people living life in peace."

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"Imagine there's no heavenIt's easy if you tryNo hell below usAbove us only skyImagine all the peopleLiving for today"

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"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?"

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"It's always in the middle of the bloody night, or when you're half-awake or tired, when your critical faculties are switched off. So letting go is what the whole game is. You turn on the lights and the cockroaches run away. You can never grasp them."

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"Just turn left at Greenland..."

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"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."

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"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans"

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"Love is the answer, and you know that for sure; Love is a flower, you've got to let it grow."

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"Love is needing to be loved"

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"Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear."

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"Love means having to say you're sorry every fifteen minutes"

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"People asking questions, lost in confusion, well I tell them there's no problem, only solutions."

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"the blues is a chair, not a design for a chair or a better chair . . . it is the first chair. It is a chair for sitting on, not for looking at. You sit on that music."

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"The reason why kids are crazy is because nobody can face the responsibility of bringing them up."

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"There's nothing you can know that isn't known."

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"Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted."

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"We were all on this ship in the sixties, our generation, a ship going to discover the New World. And the Beatles were in the crow's nest of that ship."

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"Would those of you in the cheaper seats clap your hands And the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewelry."

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"You won't get anything unless you have the vision to imagine it"

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"My role in society, or any artist 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."

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"We've been on our peace gig, as we call it, for a year solid. And people say, 'Do you think it's having any effect?' I can't answer that. It's like asking me in the Cavern, 'Are you gonna make it?' In the back of my mind I thought, I'm gonna make it, but I couldn't lay it on the line. And I think that peace is more tangible than Beatles."

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"If The Beatles or the 60's had a message, it was ' Learn to swim. And once you've learned - swim! '"

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"I thought of nothing else but rock 'n' roll; apart from sex and food and money--but that's all the same thing, really."

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"I realized that kids everywhere go for the same stuff; and seeing as we'd done it in England, there's no reason why we couldn't do it in America too."

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"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? Reality leaves a lot to the imagination."

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"You make your own dream. That's the Beatles' story, isn't it? That's Yoko's story. That's what I'm saying now. Produce your own dream. If you want to save Peru, go save Peru. It's quite possible to do anything, but not to put it on the leaders and the parking meters. Don't expect Jimmy Carter or Ronald Reagan or John Lennon or Yoko Ono or Bob Dylan or Jesus Christ to come and do it for you. You have to do it yourself. That's what the great masters and mistresses have been saying ever since time began. They can point the way, leave signposts and little instructions in various books that are now called holy and worshipped for the cover of the book and not for what it says, but the instructions are all there for all to see, have always been and always will be. There's nothing new under the sun. All the roads lead to Rome. And people cannot provide it for you. I can't wake you up. You can wake you up. I can't cure you. You can cure you."

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"Music will be here now."

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"Life is what happens to you while you"

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"The joy is still there when I see Sean. 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 his things. But he is my biggest pride."

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"Imagine Imagine there's no heaven, It's easy if you try, No hell below us, Above us only sky, Imagine all the people living for today... Imagine there's no countries, It isnt hard to do, Nothing to kill or die for, No religion too, Imagine all the people living life in peace... Imagine no possesions, I wonder if you can, No need for greed or hunger, A brotherhood of man, Imagine all the people Sharing all the world... You may say Im a dreamer, but I'm not the only one, I hope some day you'll join us, And the world will live as one."

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"People say I'm crazy doing what I'm doing Well they give me all kinds of warnings to save me from ruin When I say that I'm o.k. well they look at me kind of strange Surely you're not happy now you no longer play the game People say I'm lazy dreaming my life away Well they give me all kinds of advice designed to enlighten me When I tell them that I'm doing fine watching shadows on the wall Don't you miss the big time boy you're no longer on the ball I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round I really love to watch them roll No longer riding on the merry-go-round I just had to let it go Ah, people asking questions lost in confusion Well I tell them there's no problem, only solutions Well they shake their heads and they look at me as if I've lost my mind I tell them there's no hurry I'm just sitting here doing time"

by Watching the Wheels, John Lennon

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"God is a concept by which we measure our pain."

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"All you need is love"

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"Life is what happens while your making other plans."

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"Who the Hell do you think you are? A superstar? Well right you are! We all shine on like the moon and the stars and the sun..."

by John Lennon, Instant Karma

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"I'd never met a woman I considered as intelligent as me. That sounds bigheaded, but every woman I met was either a dolly-chick, or a sort of screwed-up intellectual chick. And of course, in the field I was in, I didn't meet many intellectual people anyway. I always had this dream of meeting an artist, an artist girl who would be like me. And I thought it was a myth, but then I met Yoko and that was it."

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"Woman is the Nigger of the World."

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"Rituals are important. Nowadays it's hip not to be married. I'm not interested in being hip."

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"Life is what happens while you are making other plans."

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