10 Most inspiring quotes of the legendary John Lennon

John Lennon, a legendary literary figure and musician, was born to Fred and Julia Lennon on 9th October, 1940 in Liverpool, England. At a very young age the little John lost his parents and was devastated. Yet, he moved on with the rolling wheels of time and was ready to take the world by storm. During his school days the only interest he showed was in drawing doodles which created a new path on his journey to the Liverpool School of Art.

John Lennon quotes

His new venture was blessed with surprises and he gave birth to a musical group by the name of ‘Quarry Men’. Over the period of time, after several name changes and replacements, the group dissolved completely but the stinging wit and heart warming music stayed on. This made a revolutionary transformation and the Quarry Men evolved into the artistic Beatles, a group that has created a rage in the music industry.

The journey was certainly with many twists and turns, but the penetrating intelligence of the great John Lennon stayed forever in the hearts of his fan. Experiencing mixed emotions in the journey, he wrote many inspiring quotes.

10 most inspiring quotes of John Lennon are as follows:

Quote 1

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”

The quote states that life is unpredictable. We all make plans for future and set our own guidelines to create our destiny. But when life is taking its course, all plans start failing and our set guidelines to live life get washed off.

Quote 2

“Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.”

No single moment in life is considered to be wasted. Most often we hear from people that they wasted their precious years or precious moments of life. If those moments are the ones that we have enjoyed the most, then it is not at all a waste. Moments that give us happiness are the ones we long for then how can those be considered a waste.

Quote 3

“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.”

It would be right to say in fear we tend to lose the essence of life and in love we tend to sacrifice the truth of life. Before we do so we need to accept ourselves and love ourselves with all our perfections and imperfections. When we are confident within only then we are capable to fight fear and accept love.

Quote 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?”

The quote states that we should believe in everything that our hearts want to. Nothing in the world should be ignored and challenged unless nature itself poses a challenge on it.

Quote 5

“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”

Life is certainly known to be a bed of roses with thorns. By all means we have to accept life in its own form. So, we should be more concerned about how many friends we make during the course of life and how many days we spend with smiles and laughter…in the end that would be our asset.

Quote 6

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

In solitude no dream can turn into a reality. Stay connected to your loved ones and even the most impossible dreams would turn into reality.

Quote 7

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

In this world we all have different needs and requirements. Some demand money, some demand joy, some demand friends, and some just peace of mind…the wish God fulfills gets divided and so the showers are distributed. The day when we all would demand peace, peace would certainly shine over.

Quote 8

“There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be…”

Even the hardest efforts made from your end can’t bring you to a destination that was not meant for you. Life has a defined destination for you, you can just alter the flow with your offerings.

Quote 9

“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.”

If you go deep into the magical words, then peace and love has no definitions at all. They cannot be defined and they cannot be measured because these are the essentials of life that stays forever.

Quote 10

“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.”

That’s so inspiring. Everyone wants to attain a profession in life but what about the supreme goal of life, i.e attainment of true happiness. Once that is achieved, getting to the worldly profession becomes more effective.

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