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Post Your Favorite John Quotes

Postby wolf » Fri Jul 25, 2003 1:45 am

1.Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewelry."
- John Lennon, 1963, at the high point of the group's set during the Royal Variety Performance before members of the British Royal Family.
2."I don't know, it must be the weather."
- John Lennon, 1964, when asked by a reporter "Why do you think you're so popular all of a sudden?"
3."You."
- John Lennon, 1964, when asked by a reporter "What have you seen that you like best about our country?"
4."Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given, never forgotten, never let it disappear."
5. "I'm not saying we're better or greater, or comparing us with Jesus Christ as a person, or God as a thing, or whatever it is. I just said what I said, and it was wrong, or it was taken wrong. And now it's all this."

- John Lennon
Please post your favs...
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Postby Berkeleyan » Fri Jul 25, 2003 7:55 am

1964, NYC, when asked about the reason of their success:
"We don't know, if we did we'd get some people together to form a band and be managers ourselves"...

1965, in HELP, to a Scientist: "You Failed, Scientist..."
(OK, either it was on the script or he improvised on the spot)

P.S. Text in italics NOT John's words, just my filling the blanks accordingly.
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Postby admiralvanderbilt » Fri Jul 25, 2003 7:57 am

War is over, if you want it.
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Postby admiralvanderbilt » Fri Jul 25, 2003 8:00 am

"Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat."

"If The Beatles or the 60's had a message, it was 'Learn to swim, and once you've learned-SWIM."
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Postby Berkeleyan » Fri Aug 01, 2003 7:02 am

To Brian E., who dared present the Beatles a recording-related suggestion, circa 1967: " Stick to your percentages Brian, we´ll look after the music".
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Postby dsnito » Fri Aug 01, 2003 5:24 pm

Mine:
"Just Gimme Some Truth, All I Want Is The Truth"!!!

Peace.
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Postby dsnito » Fri Aug 01, 2003 5:27 pm

But my real favorite EVER is:
"Give Peace a Chance".

Peace.
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Postby Bluebird » Fri Mar 26, 2004 5:28 am

Imagine there´s no countries
You must appreciate the day...
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Postby HeyJude » Fri Mar 26, 2004 5:54 pm

'I now declare this bridge open!' :mrgreen:

Interviewer: 'Is it true that you can't sing?'
John (pointing at George): 'Not I can't, he can't.'

And lyrics to Imagine, Give Peace A Chance, Love and Happy Xmas.
one sweet dream came true today!!!!!
4.6.2004 Leipzig
yay Anna!!!! :mrgreen:
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Postby Cologne girl » Fri Mar 26, 2004 8:59 pm

He said so many ingenious, hilarious, to-the-point things, but right now I can only think of two:

"Avant-garde is French for "crap""
"Shut up while he's talking" (when the audience at a concert nearly drowned Paul's voice)
It's the start of a journey
To a much better place
And this wasn't bad
So a much better place
Would have to be special...
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