"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."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."John Lennon on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."John Lennon on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."John Lennon on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."John Lennon on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."John Lennon on Oscar Wilde
"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."
"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?"
"I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It's just that the translations have gone wrong."
"You're just left with yourself all the time, whatever you do anyway. You've got to get down to your own God in your own temple. It's all down to you, mate."
"God is a concept by which we measure our pain."