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The 10 Best Quotes Said by John Lennon

Today is John Lennon’s 76th birthday, and I am mildly/healthily obsessed with him, so my post today is about him. Ha. These are the ten best quotes by him, obviously in my opinion, and I did not include the cliche Imagine quote. Haha. Here’s the ten best quotes complete with pictures (which I do not own).Hope you find these inspiring, heartwarming, relatable, or some other positive emotion:

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1. “Either I’m a genius or I’m mad, which is it? ‘No,’ I said, ‘I can’t be mad, because nobody’s put me away; therefore, I’m a genius.’ Genius is a form of madness and we’re all that way. But I used to be a bit coy about it, like me guitar playing. If there’s a thing such as genius, which is just what? What the fuck is it? I am one. And if there isn’t, I don’t care.” (This one is my absolute favorite. Even thinking of getting part of it tattooed on me.)

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2. “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 second favorite)

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3. “When I was five 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.”

4.”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.”

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5. “You don’t need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are!”
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6. “It’s weird not to be weird.”

7. “We live in a world where we have to hide to make love, while violence is practiced in broad daylight.”

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8. “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.”

9. “It doesn’t matter how long my hair is or what colour my skin is or whether I’m a woman or a man.”

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10. “Happiness is inside you, not with another person” 

 

****Thanks for reading! Was your favorite Lennon quote listed? If not, leave it in the comments. Also be sure to comment your favorite quote even if not by Lennon!

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