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.
Happiness is just how you feel when you don't feel miserable.
I was the walrus, but now I am John...and so my friends, you'll just have to carry on. The dream is over.
It doesn't matter how long my hair is or what colour my skin is or whether I'm a woman or a man.
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.
You know the way people begin to look like their dogs? Well, we're beginning to look like each other.
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 on watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it.
I am a violent man who has learned not to be violent and regrets his violence.
The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn't the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.
Limitless undying love which shines around me like a million suns it calls me on and on across the universe.
If I'd lived in Roman times, I'd have lived in Rome. Where else? Today America is the Roman Empire and New York is Rome itself.
A mistake is only an error, it becomes a mistake when you fail to correct 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?
It was like being in the eye of a hurricane. You'd wake up in a concert and think, Wow, how did I get here?
My defenses were so great. The cocky rock and roll hero who knows all the answers was actually a terrified guy who didn't know how to cry. Simple.
You won't get anything unless you have the vision to imagine it.
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.
These critics with the illusions they've created about artists - it's like idol worship. They only like people when they're on their way up... I cannot be on the way up again.
It doesn't matter who you love, where you love, why you love, when you love or how you love, it only matters that you love!
Later, I went back and looked at it and realized that the walrus was the bad guy in the story and the carpenter was the good guy. I thought, Oh, shit, I picked the wrong guy. I should have said, ‘I am the carpenter.' But that wouldn't have been the same, would it? ‘I am the carpenter….
She's well acquainted with the touch of the velvet hand like a lizard on the window-pane.
Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it'll always get you the right ones.
You have to be a bastard to make it, and that's a fact. And the Beatles are the biggest bastards on earth.
Pools of sorrow waves of joy are drifting thorough my open mind possessing and caressing m.
The postman wants an autograph. The cab driver wants a picture. The waitress wants a handshake. Everyone wants a piece of you.