As we mark what would have been John Lennon’s 70th birthday this Saturday 9th October, we pay tribute in his words and pictures to one of the greatest songwriters to ever live

As we mark what would have been John Lennon's 70th birthday this Saturday 9th October, we pay tribute in his words and pictures to one of the greatest songwriters to ever live.
“Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.”
“Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.”
“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'm not afraid of death because I don't believe in it. It's just getting out of one car and into another."
"Avant-garde is French for bullshit."
“The basic thing nobody asks is why do people take drugs of any sort? Why do we have these accessories to normal living to live? I mean, is there something wrong with society that's making us so pressurized, that we cannot live without guarding ourselves against it?”
“As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.”
“Lots of people who complained about us receiving the MBE received theirs for heroism in the war --for killing people. We received ours for entertaining other people. I'd say we deserve ours more.”
"For those of you in the cheap seats I'd like ya to clap your hands to this one; the rest of you can just rattle your jewellery!"
"If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace."

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