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1. “One thing you can't hide - is when you're crippled inside.”

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Author : John Lennon

2. “There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.”

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Author : John Lennon

3. “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 live as one.”

Tags : Beatles Connection Dreamers Dreaming Dreams Hope Inspirational Peace
Author : John Lennon

4. “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?”

Tags : Beatles Dragons Dreamers Dreaming Dreams Fairies Faith Mythology Nightmares Reality Truth
Author : John Lennon

5. “As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.”

Tags : Beatles Men Women
Author : John Lennon

6. “And, in the endThe love you takeis equal to the love you make.”

Tags : Beatles Inspirational Live Love Music
Source : The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics

7. “The more I see, the less I know for sure.”

Tags : Beatles Life Perception Truth
Author : John Lennon

8. “A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.”

Tags : Beatles Connection Dreamers Dreaming Dreams
Author : John Lennon

9. “There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be...”

Tags : Beatles Destiny Fate Life
Author : John Lennon

10. “If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.”

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Author : John Lennon

11. “Living is Easy with Eyes Closed.”

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Author : John Lennon

12. “Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.”

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Author : John Lennon

13. “It's being here now that's important. There's no past and there's no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can't relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don't know if there is one.”

Tags : Beatles Carpe Diem Future Past Present Time

14. “If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliche that must have been left behind in the 60s, that's a problem. Peace and love are eternal.”

Tags : 1960S Beatles Love Peace Sixties
Author : John Lennon

15. “You know the reason The Beatles made it so big?...'I Wanna Hold Your Hand.' First single. Fucking brilliant. Perhaps the most fucking brilliant song ever written. Because they nailed it. That's what everyone wants. Not 24/7 hot wet sex. Not a marriage that lasts a hundred years. Not a Porsche...or a million-dollar crib. No. They wanna hold your hand. They have such a feeling that they can't hide. Every single successful song of the past fifty years can be traced back to 'I Wanna Hold Your Hand.' And every single successful love story has those unbearable and unbearably exciting moments of hand-holding.”

Tags : Affection Beatles Hands Love
Source : Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist

16. “I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.”

Tags : Beatles Humor Music Nonjudgemental

17. “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.”

Tags : Art Beatles Confidence Ego Music Self Confidence
Author : John Lennon

18. “For those of you in the cheap seats I'd like ya to clap your hands to this one; the rest of you can just rattle your jewelry!”

Tags : Applause Beatles Concerts Jewelry Music Stage Patter
Author : John Lennon

19. “You can judge a man's true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.”

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20. “War is over ... If you want it.”

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Author : John Lennon

21. “Limitless undying love which shines around me like a million suns it calls me on and on across the universe.”

Tags : Beatles Love Sun Universe
Author : John Lennon

22. “(Media question to Beatles during first U.S. tour 1964)"How do you find America?""Turn left at Greenland.”

Tags : America Beatles Geography Greenland Humor Media Wordplay
Author : Ringo Starr

23. “Nothing is real.”

Tags : Beatles Reality Truth
Author : John Lennon
Source : Beatles Lyrics

24. “Close your eyes and I'll kiss you, Tomorrow I'll miss you.”

Tags : Beatles Kiss Love Miss You Music Song Lyrics Tomorrow

25. “God is a concept by which we measure our pain.”

Tags : Beatles God Religion
Author : John Lennon

26. “We all shine on...like the moon and the stars and the sun...we all shine on...come on and on and on...”

Tags : Beatles Immortality Moon Song Lyrics Stars Sun
Author : John Lennon

27. “It's all in the mind.”

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28. “I say in speeches that a plausible mission of artists is to make people appreciate being alive at least a little bit. I am then asked if I know of any artists who pulled that off. I reply, 'The Beatles did'.”

Tags : Beatles Purpose Of Art Rock Rock N Roll The Beatles
Author : Kurt Vonnegut
Source : Timequake

29. “Whatever gets you through the night”

Tags : Acceptance Beatles Perseverance
Author : John Lennon

30. “When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.”

Tags : Beatles Beauty Life Nature Sadness
Author : John Lennon

31. “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.”

Tags : 1960S Beatles Hope Possibility Responsibility
Author : John Lennon

32. “I declare that The Beatles are mutants. Prototypes of evolutionary agents sent by God, endowed with a mysterious power to create a new human species, a young race of laughing freemen.”

Tags : Beatles Freedom Freemen Music Mutant Mutation Rock Timothy Leary
Author : Timothy Leary

33. “It's all too much.”

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34. “If slaughterhouses had glass walls, the whole world would be vegetarian.”

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Source : Linda's Kitchen: Simple and Inspiring Recipes for Meals Without Meat

35. “Like almost all of Beefheart's recorded work, [Trout Mask Replica] was not even "ahead" of its time in 1969. Then and now, it stands outside time, trends, fads, hypes, the rise and fall of whole genres eclectic as walking Christmas trees, constituting a genre unto itself: truly, a musical Monolith if ever there was one.”

Tags : Beatles Beefheart Bob Dylan Creativity Genius Intelligence Rock Rock Criticism Rolling Stones Trout Mask Replica
Author : Lester Bangs

36. “Like almost all of Beefheart's recorded work, it was not even "ahead" of its time in 1969. Then and now, it stands outside time, trends, fads, hypes, the rise and fall of whole genres eclectic as walking Christmas trees, constituting a genre unto itself: truly, a musical Monolith if ever there was one.”

Tags : 60S Beatles Beefheart Bob Dylan Captain Beefheart Creativity Criticism Electronica Genius Hard Rock Music Originality Pop Rock Rock Criticism Rock Music Rolling Stones Trout Mask Replica
Author : Lester Bangs

37. “Show me that I m everywhere and get me home for tea.”

Tags : Beatles Epigram Philosophy

38. “Anyway, there is one thing I have learned and that is not to dress uncomfortably, in styles which hurt: winklepicker shoes that cripple your feet and tight pants that squash your balls. Indian clothes are better.”

Tags : Advice Beatles Clothes Comfort

39. “No short-haired, yellow-bellied, son of tricky dickyIs gonna mother hubbard soft soap meWith just a pocketful of soap.”

Tags : Beatles Soap Threat
Author : John Lennon

40. “If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.”

Tags : Beatles Vegetarianism

41. “When I find myself in times of trouble, mother Mary comes to me,speaking words of wisdom, let it be.And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me,speaking words of wisdom, let it be.Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be.Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.And when the broken hearted people living in the world agree,there will be an answer, let it be.For though they may be parted there is still a chance that they will see,there will be an answer. let it be.Let it be, let it be, .....And when the night is cloudy, there is still a light, that shines on me,shine until tomorrow, let it be.I wake up to the sound of music, mother Mary comes to me,speaking words of wisdom, let it be.Let it be, let it be, .....”

Tags : Beatles Inspirational Music Power Of Music Song Lyrics

42. “Well, the way you'd been, old ladyI could see the fear in your windowsUnder your furry crawling browA silver bow rings up in inchesYou were afraid you'd be the devil's red wifeBut it's alright, God dug your danceAnd would have you young and in his harum”

Tags : Beatles Genius Humor Lyrics Religion Rock Songwriting Trout Mask Replica
Author : Don Van Vliet

43. “Take these broken wings and learn to fly.”

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Source : Blackbird Singing: Poems and Lyrics, 1965-1999

44. “Music is like a psychiatrist. You can tell your guitar things that you can't tell people. And it will answer you with things people can't tell you.”

Tags : Beatles Music Rock Star

45. “I wasn't saying whatever they're saying I was saying. I'm sorry I said it really. I never meant it to be a lousy anti-religious thing. I apologize if that will make you happy. I still don't know quite what I've done. I've tried to tell you what I did do but if you want me to apologize, if that will make you happy, then OK, I'm sorry.”

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Author : John Lennon

46. “…Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I don't know what will go first, rock 'n' roll or Christianity. We're more popular than Jesus now. Jesus was all right, but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It's them twisting it that ruins it for me.”

Tags : Beatles Christianity Popular Culture Religion
Author : John Lennon

47. “An entire generation now regards Nirvana as its version of the Beatles. They are of course hopelessly mistaken, but I would not recommend you tell them so.”

Tags : Beatles Nirvana

48. “I said to him, "State your business, mortal!" There was no need for me to call him "mortal" or to speak like a sixteenth-century knight. It just sounded cool.”

Tags : Beatles Paul Is Undead Zombies
Author : Alan Goldsher
Source : Paul Is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion

49. “Then he said in his most excellent Mick impression, "Your powers are useless against Ninja Lords, O great zombie hunter! Surrender or feel the sting of the shuriken!”

Tags : Beatles Paul Is Undead Zombies
Author : Alan Goldsher
Source : Paul Is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion

50. “I was the walrus, but now I am John...and so my friends, you'll just have to carry on. The dream is over.”

Tags : Beatles Dream Individuality Walruses
Author : John Lennon

51. “I don't believe in Beatles, I just believe in me.”

Tags : Beatles Individuality
Author : John Lennon

52. “Your own space, man, it's so important. That's why we were doomed because we didn't have any. It is like monkeys in a zoo. They die. You know, everything needs to be left alone.”

Tags : Beatles Solace Solitude The Beatles
Source : I, Me, Mine

53. “«Mancano venti miglia a Limerick» disse, mostrandosi molto interessata al percorso.«So leggere i cartelli, grazie» rispose lui, gelido.Piera sbuffò. «Volevo solo rendermi utile, non mettere in dubbio le tue doti di maschio alfa!» La frase le uscì male, provocatoria senza volerlo essere, e infatti, piccato, lui emise un ah! alquanto sarcastico e batté il pugno con violenza sul volante, facendo suonare il clacson. Piera sussultò, sorpresa se non spaventata. «Mi sento di tutto, ti assicuro, tranne che maschio, alfa, beta o delta che sia.»Ecco, ci siamo. «E per il quieto vivere» proseguì lui, «farò persino finta che la notte scorsa tu non mi abbia trattato come un sex-toy…»Questa volta un ah! sarcastico uscì dalle labbra di Piera. «Un sex cosa? Scusa, non ho capito bene.»«Un sex-toy.»«Non so neppure cosa sia.»«Non ne avevo il minimo dubbio.»«Lo prendo come un complimento.»«Prendilo come vuoi. Coniglietti, AH!»«Cosa c’entrano i conigli, adesso?»«Lascia perdere.» «No, spiegati, per favore.»«Una che dorme con dei conigli addosso non può certo sapere cosa sia un sex-toy.»«Ohhh! La mia camicia da notte non è di tuo gusto? Va’ al diavolo, Jean!»”

Tags : Beatles Femmine Folli Fotografia Gatto Rosso Ireland Romantic Comedy
Source : Vuoi vedere che è proprio amore?

54. “We could argue about what constitutes the creepiest line in pop music, but for me it's early Beatles- John Lennon, actually- singing 'I'd rather see you dead, little girl, than to be with another man.”

Tags : Beatles Creepy John Lennon Joyland Lyrics Pop Music
Author : Stephen King

55. “...it was not simply a matter of musical taste; whether you preferred the Beatles or [the Rolling] Stones said much about your personality and character. People who were happy, intelligent, well-adjusted, popular, clean, decent and punctual tended to be Beatles fans. Those who were evil, cretinous, scabby, drug-ridden, filthy, criminal perverts liked the Stones.As for your author, I personally take no side in the controversy, remaining strictly neutral.”

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56. “Piera, la protagonista di Vuoi vedere che è proprio amore?, è una giovane donna che lavora. Professoressa di inglese alle medie, vorrebbe diventare fotografa...Chissà se ce la farà?Ecco un breve estratto. Lui, Jean, si presenta non invitato a casa sua e lei, dopo molti se e ma, lo porta nella sua camera oscura. Non pensate male! O forse pensatelo. "La seguì in una stanza illuminata solo da un paio di lampadine rosse. Un altoparlante collegato a un iPod stava diffondendo la voce di Paul McCartney. Hey Jude. Che fosse un segno del destino? Non che lui credesse a certe baggianate, ma quella era una delle sue canzoni preferite, di sempre. «Ti piacciono i Beatles?» le chiese fingendo un’indifferenza che non provava. «Oh sì. In genere adoro il rock classico. Ma i Beatles…»«Sono i Beatles. Punto.»«Punto, sono d’accordo. E Revolution è un grande album!»«Sei una donna piena di sorprese» disse, pensando al genere di musica scadente che piaceva a Jasmine. «Io? Piena di sorprese?» domandò ridendo, nello sguardo un luccichio improvviso. Nonostante la luce rossa, fu quasi certo che Bambi fosse arrossita, e a lui piaceva da morire quando lei arrossiva. I suoi occhi sembravano diventare più grandi e lei cominciava a mordicchiarsi il labbro inferiore. Come stava facendo in quel momento.«Benvenuto nella mia tana di fotografa dilettante» aggiunse lei dopo un istante.Jean si guardò intorno. C’era tutto l’occorrente per sviluppo e stampa. Alcune foto in bianco e nero erano pinzate con mollette da bucato a una corda che correva da una parte all’altra della stanza. Come biancheria ad asciugare.«Sono meravigliato» esclamò guardandosi intorno. «Una camera oscura in piena regola! Non posso credere che con la comodità del digitale tu ti dia tanta pena a far tutto da sola…»«Al contrario, adoro farlo. È il mio hobby segreto. E poi, solo così ottengo esattamente ciò che voglio. O quasi. Non nego che spesso qua dentro combino dei veri pasticci, ma chi non ne combina?»”

Tags : Beatles Photographers Romantic Comedy Teachers
Source : Vuoi vedere che è proprio amore?

57. “There’s only the one, see. When you fall in love with a girl, she’s the bloody White Album. That is what you whisper to yourself, when you don’t understand her at all. You just keep telling yourself, she’s the bloody Beatles White Album and there’s only one of her.”

Tags : Album Beatles Girl Music
Author : Rob Sheffield
Source : Turn Around Bright Eyes: The Rituals of Love & Karaoke

58. “Sitting on a cornflake, waiting for the van to come.”

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Author : John Lennon
Source : Beatles Lyrics

59. “If there hadn't been an Elvis, there wouldn't have been the Beatles.”

Tags : Beatles Elvis
Author : John Lennon

60. “Well, for that matter, I was also a good friend of Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Francis Bacon, Albert Einstein, and John, Paul, George, and Ringo." He pauses, seeing the blank look on my face and groaning when he says, "Christ, Ever, the Beatles!" He shakes his head and laughs. "God, you make me feel old.”

Tags : Beatles
Author : Alyson Noel
Source : Evermore

61. “Slipping? We're bigger than Jesus.”

Tags : Beatles
Author : John Lennon

62. “It made me start to wonder if there were other people so lonely so close. I thought about “Eleanor Rigby.” It’s true, where do they all come from? And where do they all belong?”

Tags : Beatles Loneliness
Source : Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

63. “We stood there for a minute or two, with John swaying gently against my arm. 'I'm feeling better,' he announced. Then he looked up at the stars. 'Wow..' he intoned. 'Look at that! Isn't that amazing?".I followed his gaze. The stars did look good but they didn't look that good. It was very unlike John to be over the top in that way. I stared at him. He was wired-pin-sharp and quivering, resonating away like a human tuning fork.No sooner had John uttered his immortal words about the stars than George and Paul came bursting out on the roof. They had come tearing up from the studio as soon as they found out where we were. They knew why John was feeling unwell. Maybe everyone else did, too - everyone except for father-figure George Martin here!It was very simple. John was tripping on LSD. He had taken it by mistake, they said - he had meant to take an amphetamine tablet. That hardly made any difference, frankly; the fact was that John was only too likely to imagine he could fly, and launch himself off the low parapet that ran around the roof. They had been absolutely terrified that he might do so. I spoke to Paul about this night many years later, and he confirmed that he and George had been shaken rigid when they found out we were up on the roof. They knew John was having a what you might call a bad trip. John didn't go back to Weybridge that night; Paul took him home to his place, in nearby Cavendish Road. They were intensely close, remember, and Paul would do almost anything for John. So, once they were safe inside, Paul took a tablet of LSD for the first time, 'So I could get with John' as he put it- be with him in his misery and fear.What about that for friendship?”

Tags : Beatles John Lennon Music Paul Mccartney
Author : George Martin
Source : With a Little Help from My Friends: The Making of Sgt. Pepper

64. “John was the ne'er-do-well father, Paul was the hardworking mother trying to keep everything together. George was a slightly surly teenager, and Ringo was this happy-go-lucky young kid with his model airplane. That's really how it was.”

Tags : Beatles
Author : Ray Connolly

65. “George Harrison: The day after the Blue Angel audition, John showed up to rehearsal with a long list of name suggestions, and I remember each and every one of them: the Deads-men, the Deadmen, the Undeads-men, the Undeadmen, the Rots, the Rotters, the Dirts, the Dirty Ones, the Grayboys, the Eaten Brains, the Eating Brains, the Mersey Beaters, the Mersey Beaten, the Bloodless, the Graves, the Headstones, and the Liverpools of Blood. Paul ripped off John's right arm and used it to slap John across the face, then he said, "Those're horrible, mate, just horrible, y'know.”

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Author : Alan Goldsher

66. “George had taken off all ten of his fingers and tied them into a bundle with what appeared to be either his own small intestines, or a guitar string; as I walked into the room, he lovingly placed the bundle on his head.”

Tags : Beatles George Harrison Humor
Author : Alan Goldsher
Source : Paul Is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion

67. “(The Skrull Beatles discuss their future.)"So when this is all over, are we still gonna be the Skrull Beatles then?""I quite fancy being the Skrull Monkees for a bit.""The dialogue's easier.""As long as I get to be Peter Tork.”

Tags : Beatles Monkees Skrulls
Author : Paul Cornell
Source : Wisdom: Rudiments of Wisdom

68. “And I’ve realized that the Beatles got it wrong. Love isn’t all we need- love is all there is.”

Tags : Beatles
Author : Morgan Matson
Source : Second Chance Summer

69. “As far as I'm concerned, there won't be a Beatles reunion as long as John Lennon remains dead.”

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70. “I think I'm supposed to "take a sad song and make it better," but that's beyond my musical ability”

Tags : Beatles Funny And Random Music
Source : The Look

71. “Then, lifting me up, his head fell back and he opened his mouth wide. “Once I let Lucy Larson into my heart! I was able to take my sad, shitty song and make it better!” he sung, off key and at full volume. Some of the students around us tipped their beers at him, some broke in during the “Nah, nah, nah,” chorus, and a few looked at him like he was a crazy man.But I just laughed—I already knew he was crazy. And I loved him for it. “I think that’s called taking creative liberties with the lyrics.”

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Source : Crash

72. “imagine a world without people”

Tags : Beatles
Author : John Lennon
Source : In His Own Write

73. “This had seemed a safe choice, since to be against the Beatles (late-middle period) is to be against life.”

Tags : Beatles Truth
Author : Martin Amis
Source : The Rachel Papers

74. “You know I wanna stay with you, right? I mean forever... we agree on that, right?Are you crazy, Stuart?No, I'm in love... but maybe that's the same thing.”

Tags : Beatles Love Romance
Source : Baby's in Black: Astrid Kirchherr, Stuart Sutcliffe, and The Beatles

75. “We were talking about the space between us allAnd the people who hide themselves behind a wall of illusion,Never glimpse the truth, then it's far too late, when they pass away.We were talking about the love we all could share.When we find it, to try our best to hold it there.With our love, with our love, we could save the world. If they only knew.Try to realise it's all within yourself―No one else can make you change―And to see you're really only very smallAnd life flows on within you and without you.We were talking about the love that's gone so coldAnd the people who gain the world and lose their soul.They don't know, they can't see.Are you one of them?When you've seen beyond yourself then you may findPeace of mind is waiting there,And the time will come when you see we're all oneAnd life flows on within you and without you.”

Tags : Beatles Change Love Peace Spirituality

76. “If you're listening, I'm the walrus, too.”

Tags : Beatles David Wigg I Am The Walrus John Lennon Shared Fate

77. “Paul McCartney, the ex-Beatle Brady's mom used to call Old Spaniel Eyes, is getting a medal at the White House. Why is it, Brady sometimes wonders, that people with only a little talent get so much of everything? It's just another proof that the world is crazy.”

Tags : Beatles Mr Mercedes Paul Mccartney Stephen King
Author : Stephen King
Source : Mr. Mercedes

78. “Even if it's being a Beatle for the rest of my life, it's still only a temporary thing.”

Tags : Beatles David Wigg Mortality