Quotebunny has 13 quotations by John Lennon.
“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.”
“All we are saying is give peace a chance.”
“All you need is love.”
“As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.”
“God is a concept by which we measure our pain.”
“Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.”
“Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.”
“The cross of the Legion of Honor has been conferred on me. However, few escape that distinction.”
“The more I see the less I know for sure.”
“The postman wants an autograph. The cab driver wants a picture. The waitress wants a handshake. Everyone wants a piece of you.”
“Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.”
“Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun.”
“You either get tired fighting for peace, or you die.”
John Winston Ono Lennon,
Born and raised in Liverpool, Lennon as a young teenager became involved in the skiffle craze. His first band, The Quarrymen, transitioning from skiffle to rock and roll and other styles, evolved into The Beatles in 1960. As the group began to undergo the disintegration that led to their breakup after a decade, Lennon launched a solo career that would span the next, punctuated by critically acclaimed albums including John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Imagine and iconic songs such as "Give Peace a Chance" and "Imagine". Lennon revealed a rebellious nature and an acerbic wit in his music, in his writing, on film and at press conferences and interviews. He was also controversial through his work as a peace activist. He moved to New York City in 1971, and his outspoken criticism of the US and UK's involvement in the Vietnam War resulted in a lengthy, failed attempt by Richard Nixon's US administration to deport him. His songs were taken up as anthems by protestors in the anti-war movement.
After taking a career break from 1977 to raise his son Sean, Lennon reemerged in 1980 with a comeback album, Double Fantasy, but was murdered less than a month after its release. The album won the 1981 Grammy Award for Album of the Year and is Lennon's best-selling studio album at three million shipments in the US.
Lennon's album sales in the US stand at 14 million units.