Talk:John Lennon

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The Citroen Ad[edit]

In my opinion the voice-over sounds like German dubber Frank Glaubrecht. He is the voice for Pierce Brosnan.

Discussion[edit]

Quote from the article: "[...] I was just saying it as a fact and it's true more for England than here. [...]". Where is "here"? The US? Europe, other than England? --Kooo (account in wp)

The quote you are referring to was from a news conference in Chicago. I am about to add that info now. ~ Achilles 00:51, 8 Dec 2004 (UTC)


The "genius quote" I just added was sourced from <http://quotes.prolix.nu/Authors/?John_Lennon>. -Barry, MN, USA

I cut out all but one of the quotes from 'Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!" I think that only one is really relevant. If anyone disagrees, go ahead and tack the lyrics back on there.

Unsourced[edit]

Wikiquote no longer allows unsourced quotations, and they are in process of being removed from our pages (see Wikiquote:Limits on quotations); but if you can provide a reliable and precise source for any quote on this list please move it to John Lennon. --Antiquary 21:02, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

  • I'll probably be popped off by some loony.
    • His reply when asked in the 1960's how he expected he would die.
    • See quote under Lyrics, "Come Together" Anthology 3.
  • I might have been born in Liverpool — but I grew up in Hamburg!
  • If all politicians were like Pierre Trudeau, there would be world peace.
  • "New York is what Rome used to be." he told biographer Ray Coleman.
  • If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it 'Chuck Berry'.
  • Love means having to say you're sorry every fifteen minutes.
  • Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it.
  • If someone thinks that peace and love is just a cliche that must have been left behind in the sixties, that's a problem. Peace and love are eternal.
  • Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.
  • 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?
  • "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." - John Lennon.
  • "We all have Hitler in us, but we also have love and peace. So why not give peace a chance for once." -John Lennon
  • "Why don't people believe us when we say we're simply in love?" -John Lennon
  • "Everything is clearer when you're in love." -John Lennon
  • " Before Yoko and I met, we were half a person. You know there's an old myth about people being half and the other half being in the sky, or in heaven or on the other side of the universe or a mirror image. But we are two halves, and together we're a whole." -John Lennon
  • "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?" -John Lennon
  • " The idea of being a rock and roll musician sort of suited my talents and mentality. The freedom was great, but then I found out I wasn't free. I'd got boxed in...The whole Beatle thing is just beyond comprehension ... subconsciously I was crying for help." -John Lennon
  • "When real music comes to me - the music of the spheres, the music that surpasses understanding - that has nothing do with me, cause I'm just the channel. The only joy for me is for it to be given to me, and to transcribe it like a medium... those moments are what I live for." - John Lennon
  • " I always was a rebel...but on the other hand, I wanted to be loved and accepted...and not just be a loudmouth, lunatic, poet, musician. But I cannot be what I am not." -John Lennon
  • "My defences 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. " -John Lennon
  • "I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now? Reality leaves a lot to the imagination." -John Lennon
  • "If someone thinks that love and peace is a clichè that must have been left behind us in the sixties, that's his problem. Love and peace are eternal." -John Lennon
  • "When you're drowning, you don't say 'I would be incredibly pleased if someone would have the foresight to notice me drowning and come and help me,' you just scream." -John Lennon
    • I will search for sources. Kasaalan 12:39, 4 January 2010 (UTC)
  • "When I was five years old, my Mom told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked 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"
    • Can't find reliable source for that one --Neo139 00:19, 30 September 2011 (UTC)
    • I can't find any reliable connection to Lennon either. It seems to be a meme of recent, 21st century vintage. ~ Ningauble 13:31, 30 September 2011 (UTC)
    • Knowing anything at all about John's early life, it's impossible that he said this quote.
  • "We live in a world where we have to hide to make love, while violence is practiced in broad daylight". Many, many online mentions, all unsourced. --13.12.254.95 19:16, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

genuine?[edit]

is this a bona fide genuine Lennon quote? time and place?

  • "Once they have got you violent, they know how to handle you." -- Lennon

I'd say so. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oJ9w0x_dzo —This unsigned comment is by 173.79.93.6 (talkcontribs) .

Thanks for that info — I will probably add that statement to the page within a day or two, if no one else does before me, but I must be leaving now. ~ Kalki·· 20:42, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

Question: genuine?[edit]

“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” -- Lennon