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130 The Beatles Quotes on Peace and Love

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.” – John Lennon

4. “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.” – John Lennon

5. “Take these broken wings and learn to fly.” –

6. “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.” – John Lennon

7. “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?” – John Lennon

8. “I only had two alternatives—give up or carry on.” – Paul McCartney

9. “Love is like a flower. Give it time, and it will grow.” – John Lennon

10. “You don’t need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are!” – John Lennon

11. “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.” – Paul McCartney

12. “We can work it out. Life is very short, and there’s no time for fussing and fighting, my friend.” – Paul McCartney

13. “The more I see, the less I know for sure.” – John Lennon

14. “Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” – John Lennon

15. “We all have Hitler in us, but we also have love and peace. So why not give peace a chance for once?” – John Lennon

16. “Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.” – John Lennon

17. “When you’ve seen beyond yourself, then you may find peace of mind waiting there.” –

18. “We all shine on like the moon, and the stars, and the sun. We all shine on. Come on, and on, and on.” – John Lennon

19. “There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be.” – John Lennon

20. “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.” – John Lennon

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

22. “You’re all geniuses, and you’re all beautiful.” – John Lennon

23. “What we’ve got to do is keep hope alive because without it we’ll sink.” – John Lennon

24. “As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.” – John Lennon

25. “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.” – John Lennon

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

27. “I am going into an unknown future, but I’m still all here, and still while there’s life, there’s hope.” – John Lennon

28. “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.” – John Lennon

29. “If everyone could just be happy with themselves and the choices people around them make, the world would instantly be a better place!” – John Lennon

30. “God is a concept by which we measure our pain.” – John Lennon

31. “Everything is clearer when you’re in love.” – John Lennon

32. “Love is the answer, and you know that for sure.” – John Lennon

33. “Close your eyes, and I’ll kiss you. Tomorrow I’ll miss you.” – Paul McCartney

34. “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.” – John Lennon

35. “Everybody loves you when you’re six foot in the ground.” – John Lennon

36. “Love is the greatest refreshment in life.” – John Lennon

37. “Love is a promise. Love is a souvenir. Once given, never forgotten. Never let it disappear.” – John Lennon

38. “I really thought love would save us all.” – John Lennon

39. “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.” – John Lennon

40. “I’m really glad that most of our songs were about love, peace, and understanding.” – Paul McCartney

41. “A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.” – John Lennon

42. “Possession isn’t nine-tenths of the law. It’s nine-tenths of the problem.” – John Lennon

43. “Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.” – John Lennon

44. “It doesn’t matter how long my hair is, or what colour my skin is, or whether I’m a woman or a man.” – John Lennon

45. “It’s better to fade away like an old soldier than to burn out.” – John Lennon

46. “Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal ends, and I think I’m liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That’s what’s insane about it.” – John Lennon

47. “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.” – George Harrison

48. “There’s an alternative to violence. It’s to stay in bed and grow your hair.” – John Lennon

49. “I don’t believe in killing whatever the reason.” – John Lennon

50. “You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.” – Paul McCartney

51. “Nothing is real.” – John Lennon

52. “One thing you can’t hide is when you’re crippled inside.” – John Lennon

53. “War is over if you want it.” – John Lennon

54. “Turn off your mind, relax, and float downstream.” – John Lennon

55. “It’s all in the mind.” – George Harrison

56. “Time wounds all heels.” – John Lennon

57. “I hope the fans will take up meditation instead of drugs.” – Ringo Starr

58. “How do you find America? Turn left at Greenland.” – Ringo Starr

59. “I am he, as you are, he as you are me, and we are all together.” – John Lennon

60. “Everything government touches turns to crap.” – Ringo Starr

61. “Get out there and get peace, think peace, and live peace, and breathe peace, and you’ll get it as soon as you like.” – John Lennon

62. “I’ve never really done anything to create what has happened. It creates itself. I’m here because it happened, but I didn’t do anything to make it happen apart from saying yes.” – Ringo Starr

63. “I’m not afraid of death because I don’t believe in it. It’s just getting out of one car and into another.” – John Lennon

64. “Nobody controls me. I’m uncontrollable. The only one who can control me is me, and that’s just barely possible.” – John Lennon

65. “What’s the point of changing when I’m happy as I am?” – Paul McCartney

66. “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.” – George Harrison

67. “Life is what happens to you when you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon

68. “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.” – George Harrison

69. “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.” – John Lennon

70. “I don’t work at being ordinary.” – Paul McCartney

71. “I put things down on sheets of paper and stuff them in my pockets. When I have enough, I have a book.” – John Lennon

72. “When I cannot sing my heart, I can only speak my mind.” – John Lennon

73. “I’d like to end up sort of unforgettable.” – Ringo Starr

74. “Show me that I’m everywhere and get me home for tea.” – George Harrison 

75. “Try thinking more, if just for your own sake.” – George Harrison

76. “There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done.” – The Beatles

77. “Picture yourself in a boat on a river with tangerine trees and marmalade skies.” – The Beatles

78. “Sounds of laughter, shades of life are ringing through my open ears inciting and inviting me.” – The Beatles

79. “Here comes the sun, here comes the sun, and I say it’s all right.” – The Beatles

80. “Don’t carry the world upon your shoulders.” – The Beatles

81. “Can you hear me? When it rains and shines, it’s just a state of mind.” – The Beatles

82. “Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup. They slither while they pass, they slip away across the universe.” – The Beatles

83. “It’s getting hard to be someone, but it all works out. It doesn’t matter much to me.” – The Beatles

84. “I believe in yesterday.” – The Beatles

85. “Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.” – The Beatles

86. “If I fell in love with you, would you promise to be true and help me understand? Because I’ve been in love before, and I found that love was more than just holding hands.” – The Beatles

87. “All you need is love. Love is all you need.” – The Beatles

88. “Maybe, I’m amazed at the way you love me all the time. Maybe, I’m afraid of the way I love you. Maybe, I’m amazed at the way you pulled me out of time and hung me on a line. Maybe, I’m amazed at the way I really need you.” – The Beatles

89. “Hold me tight. Let me go on loving you. So hold me tight, tonight, tonight. It’s you, you, you, you.” – The Beatles

90. “With all these friends and lovers, there is no one compares with you, and these memories lose their meaning when I think of love as something new.” – The Beatles

91. “I give her all my love, that’s all I do, and if you saw my love, you’d love her too.” – The Beatles

92. “Falling, yes I am falling, and she keeps calling me back again.” – The Beatles

93. “We danced through the night, and we held each other tight, and before too long, I fell in love with her. Now, I’ll never dance with another when I saw her standing there.” – The Beatles

94. “Something in the way she moves attracts me like no other lover, something in the way she woos me. I don’t want to leave her now.” – The Beatles

95. “Well, she was just 17. You know what I mean.” – The Beatles

96. “She’s leaving home after living alone for so many years.” – The Beatles

97. “I’m so tired I don’t know what to do. I’m so tired my mind is set on you. I wonder should I call you, but I know what you would do.” – The Beatles

98. “With every mistake, we must surely be learning.” – The Beatles

99. “I get high with a little help from my friends. Oh, I’m going to try with a little help from my friends.” – The Beatles

100. “Blackbird singing in the dead of night.” – The Beatles

101. “Little child, won’t you dance with me? I’m so sad and lonely. Baby, take a chance with me.” – The Beatles

102. “Why she had to go, I don’t know, she wouldn’t say. I said something wrong. Now, I long for yesterday.” – The Beatles

103. “You’ll never know it hurts me so, how I hate to see you go. Don’t pass me by, don’t make me cry, don’t make me blue.” – The Beatles

104. “When the broken-hearted people living in the world agree there will be an answer, let it be.” – The Beatles

105. “Little darling, it’s been a long, cold lonely winter. Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here.” – The Beatles

106. “Doesn’t have a point of view, knows not where he’s going to, isn’t he a bit like you and me?” – The Beatles

107. “Darling, please believe me. I’ll never do you no harm. Believe me when I tell you I’ll never do you no harm.” – The Beatles

108. “Oh please, say to me, you’ll let me be your man, and please, say to me you’ll let me hold your hand.” – The Beatles

109. “Anytime you feel the pain, hey Jude, refrain.” – The Beatles

110. “I love you. I love you. I love you. That’s all I want to say. Until I find a way, I will say the only words I know that you’ll understand.” – The Beatles

111. “The four of us were very close, very possessive of each other in a way. We didn’t like strangers much.” – Ringo Starr

112. “Our friends called us the four-headed monster because we were never apart.” – Paul McCartney

113. “We were tight. That was one thing that really could be said about us. We were really tight at friends.” – George Harrison

114. “The first time I saw that nobody, I knew he was a somebody!” – Ringo Starr

115. “Lots of people who complained about us receiving the M.B.E. received theirs for heroism in the war for killing people. We received ours for entertaining other people. I’d say we deserve ours more.” – John Lennon

116. “I think people who truly can live a life in music are telling the world, ‘You can have my love, you can have my smiles. Forget the bad parts. You don’t need them. Just take the music, the goodness because it’s the very best, and it’s the part I give most willingly.” – George Harrison

117. “I’m a tidy sort of bloke. I don’t like chaos. I kept records in the record rack, tea in the tea caddy, and pot in the pot box.” – George Harrison

118. “We could argue a lot amongst ourselves, but we were very, very close to each other, and in the company of other people and situations, we’d always stick together.” – George Harrison

119. “It’s hard to follow my own act, but the only answer to that would be to give up after The Beatles.” – Paul McCartney

120. “The thing is, we’re all really the same person. We’re just four parts of one.” – Paul McCartney

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

122. “I am alive and well and unconcerned about the rumours of my death. But if I were dead, I would be the last to know.” – Paul McCartney

123. “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.” – Paul McCartney

124. “Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn’t argue about that. I’m right, and I’ll be proved right. We’re more popular than Jesus now.” – John Lennon

125. “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.” – John Lennon

126. “When I was about 12, I used to think I must be a genius, but nobody’s noticed. If there is such a thing as a genius, I am one, and if there isn’t, I don’t care.” – John Lennon

127. “I now realize that taking drugs is like taking an aspirin without having a headache.” – Paul McCartney

128. “Before Elvis, there is nothing.” – John Lennon

129. “I am not The Beatles. I’m me. Paul isn’t The Beatles. The Beatles are The Beatles. Separately, they are separate.” – John Lennon

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