I haven’t been part of a Blogathon for quite a while now. In the past I’ve really enjoyed being part of features like the Back to School, The Top 10 Most Iconic Female Character and Song and Screen series ones, but I have been too busy for any ones recently. However, when Nuwan Sen suggested some flexibility for his October Birthdayz Blogathon I just had to contribute. And I knew just who to choose when selecting someone with a film background and an October birthday. Born on 9 October 1940, Lennon was in films such as Help, A Hard Day’s Night and Yellow Submarine, as well as numerous documentaries released posthumously such as The US v John Lennon. Here are eight of the most memorable quotes from a man who spread peace his whole life.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.
Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.
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.
When I was 5 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.
Peace is not something you wish for; It’s something you make, something you do, something you are, and something you give away.
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.
Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right ones.
Great quotes! Some I have heard, others I hadn’t, so thank you, Alex.
I knew the one about when he was five years old and about how life happens, but it was a delight to find out the others. It would have been easy just to quote Imagine.
The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006) happens to one of my favourite documentaries. I was lucky enough to see it on the Big Screen down under, back then.
Lovely Quotes. Thanks for joining in.
I remember reviewing that film way back. The site isn’t around any more but I remember my intro. “As one quarter of the world’s most loved band, and one half of music’s most famous songwriting partnership, John Lennon needs no introduction. But what The US v John Lennon reveals is just how his peace-loving spirit actually created some very powerful enemies.”
It was a very good documentary yes. I’m wondering what my favourite one is. Perhaps Waltz with Bashir or Salute.
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