"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."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."John Lennon on Maya Angelou
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."John Lennon on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."John Lennon on Reinhold Niebuhr
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."John Lennon on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."John Lennon on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"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."