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God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
– John Lennon
The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn’t the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.
As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.
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?
Surrealism had a great effect on me because then I realised that the imagery in my mind wasn’t insanity. Surrealism to me is reality.
I believe time wounds all heels.
Jesus was all right, but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It’s them twisting it that ruins it for me.
The postman wants an autograph. The cab driver wants a picture. The waitress wants a handshake. Everyone wants a piece of you.
Possession isn’t nine-tenths of the law. It’s nine-tenths of the problem.
All we are saying is give peace a chance.
It doesn’t matter how long my hair is or what colour my skin is or whether I’m a woman or a man.
If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche that must have been left behind in the Sixties, that’s his problem. Love and peace are eternal.
I’m not claiming divinity. I’ve never claimed purity of soul. I’ve never claimed to have the answers to life. I only put out songs and answer questions as honestly as I can… But I still believe in peace, love and understanding.
Everything is clearer when you’re in love.
Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.
Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.
I’m not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I’ve always been a freak. So I’ve been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know. I’m one of those people.
Love is the answer, and you know that for sure; Love is a flower, you’ve got to let it grow.
All you need is love.
Guilt for being rich, and guilt thinking that perhaps love and peace isn’t enough and you have to go and get shot or something.
We’ve got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can’t just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it’s going to get on by itself. You’ve got to keep watering it. You’ve got to really look after it and nurture it.
Imagine all the people living life in peace. 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 be as one.