Yoko Ono quote

"I never want projects to be finished; I have always believed in unfinished work. I got that from Schubert, you know, the 'Unfinished Symphony.'"

Yoko Ono

Born: February 18, 1933

Occupation: Artist

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Imagine the clouds dripping Dig a hole in your garden to put them in

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We’ve been filled with great treasure for one purpose: to be spilled.

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Everybody's an artist. Everybody's God. It's just that they're inhibited.

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Cosmetics is a boon to every woman, but a girl's best beauty aid is still a near-sighted man.

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Artists are magicians and I definitely think John Lennon was a Wizard.

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Each time we don't say what we wanna say, we're dying.

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Experiencing sadness and anger can make you feel more creative, and by being creative, you can get beyond your pain or negativity.

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Healing yourself is connected with healing others.

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Being alone is very difficult.

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I realized that if my thoughts immediately affect my body, I should be careful about what I think. Now if I get angry, I ask myself why I feel that way. If I can find the source of my anger, I can turn...

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Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you'll start to see a big difference in your life.

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Remember, each one of us has the power to change the world. Just start thinking peace, and the message will spread quicker than you think.

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We are all dreamers creating the next world, the next beautiful world for ourselves and for our children.

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Controversy is part of the nature of art and creativity.

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Distance doesn't exist, in fact, and neither does time. Vibrations from love or music can be felt everywhere, at all times.

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I saw that nothing was permanent. You don't want to possess anything that is dear to you because you might lose it.

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True artists are prophets. I don't want to be that prophetic in that sense because it's so lonely.

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Countries have lost their culture because what they wanted was money. Money became the running theme in every country and culture was sacrificed.

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Marriage is a gamble, let's be honest.

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When I turned 60, it didn't bother me at all.

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All my concerts had no sounds in them; they were completely silent. People had to make up their own music in their minds!

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At least I had that, one guy understood me.

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Every drop in the ocean counts.

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I'm a very obsessive type. If I do get into it, I'll soon be there 12 hours a day. I just don't want to do that.

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The cynicism that you have is not your real soul.

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If your life changes, we can change the world, too.

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The nice thing about the gallery shows is that without having to pay any money you can just go and see it.

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What the Beatles did was something incredible, it was more than what a band could do. We have to give them respect.

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Artists are going to be the metronome of this society.

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Every moment in our lives is a miracle we should enjoy instead of ignoring.

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I just go with the flow, so any style can be in my music - that makes it exciting.

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I'm kind of honored to be a dragon lady. The dragon is a very powerful, mythical animal.

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If everybody thinks of something, then it will happen. Your mind is part of the universe. It is connected, you can use its energy.

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When you go to war, both sides lose totally.

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You change the world by being yourself.

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It is very difficult for us to know we love somebody because it is an insecure position to be in. But in the end, it is important to be honest about your love because life is not that long.

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A lot of things have been thrown at me in life, and I've got through it all without a rule book, taking it one day at a time.

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I am extremely rebellious. I have this strong, defiant spirit.

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I thought art was a verb, rather than a noun.

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John wrote with a very deep love for the human race and a concern for its future.

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Most of the fans of John Lennon and maybe John and Yoko are younger than me.

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No one person could have broken up a band, especially one the size of the Beatles.

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People make music to get a reaction. Music is communication.

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When I got pregnant, I had to concentrate on being pregnant for a whole nine months, even though I knew it was ruining my career at the time.

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When people don't understand my work, I don't feel like explaining.

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When you are totally depressed, you should try giggling. Just make yourself laugh. Force yourself to laugh.

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After my husband John Lennon passed away, I tried to smile for my health.

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All I can say is, it's not very easy for a woman to be associated with The Beatles.

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Art for me is like breathing.

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Art is like breathing for me. If I don't do it, I start to choke.

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Art is my life and my life is art.

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Artists and musicians of the Sixties were definitely into clothes.

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Bad stories are written about me because the press knows they can make me into a weeping dog and few people will object.

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Dancing is a very healthy thing to do for our body.

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Energy is so important. If you don't have it, don't bother with rock and roll.

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Even my mother told me: 'You are a handsome woman, but you're not pretty. Pretty girls don't have those big bones.'

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Fracking is an incredible risk to the human race, I don't know why they even thought of doing it.

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Fracking kills, and it doesn't just kill us. It kills the land, nature and, eventually, the whole world.

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I admire all people who are trying to be a good power in this chaotic world.

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I always thought that I was an important musician. If you don't have that confidence, why would you go on and do it?

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I get very nervous before I get on the stage, but once I'm on the stage, I'm just, you know, me. Nothing hurts me.

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I have been known as the minimal and conceptual artist for over five decades. I think I haven't changed much.

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I never thought I would go into the dance charts.

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I never want projects to be finished; I have always believed in unfinished work. I got that from Schubert, you know, the 'Unfinished Symphony.'

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I relate to happiness as an ecstatic moment - something you don't create, you encounter.

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I respect Lady Gaga very much.

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I see so many activists... who are artists because they feel that they have the power of communication.

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I think energy is the most important thing that we can give to people as performers. Anything else is a little bit pretentious. But energy is not.

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I think if you give in and accept society's stereotypes, then you start thinking, 'I cannot dance till late at night because I'm 70.'

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I think of John every day. I do try to block it, but December 8th is not the only day I think of him.

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I trust myself. You need that to survive.

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I was born into a very important family in Japan. My grandfather was a descendant of the Emperor, and we were very wealthy.

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I'm not interested so much in collaboration. You see that from the history of my albums.

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I'm very thankful that I can make people happy just by signing my name.

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If a woman writes about a domestic situation, everyone automatically assumes that it's about her.

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If you go back to all my albums, they're all confessional.

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In the Second World War, I was a little girl. I was evacuated in my country.

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It's a waste of time to think that if you colored a painting red what might have happened if you painted it black.

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Japanese are very proud and workaholics. Proud workaholics.

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Life with another person is always difficult.

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Losing my daughter was a very serious pain. There was always some empty space in my heart.

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Many incredible artists die before they were famous.

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Money is not everything. We don't need billions and trillions of dollars.

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Mothers are not supposed to give guidance.

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My father was a banker, but he was an independent spirit. He was a very good pianist and very much into music.

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My heart is mysteriously alive in the world of sounds - a totally different dimension from the daily life.

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My husband John Lennon was a very special man. A man of humble origin, he brought light and hope to the whole world with his words and music.

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My life was pretty rough.

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People accuse artists of being narcissists - of course we are! If we don't like ourselves, who's going to like us?

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People are still thinking of solving problems by violence and war, and that has to stop.

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People don't remember each tree in a park but all of us benefit from the trees. And in a way, artists are like trees in a park.

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People just love to be entertained, and in order to entertain them, you have to do things in a way that they understand.

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Please know that being 80 is not a scary thing. When you're 80, your life is much freer.

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Power is power. It's energy. And if you get big, big energy, you can use that in a good way.

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Society tells you that when you're old you have to retire. You have to defy that.

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Sometimes the father feels pushed out because of the connection between the mother and the child.

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The 1960s were about releasing ourselves from conventional society and freeing ourselves.

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The art world was not initially really accepting my kind of work. I was ahead of my time.

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The Beatles were a group made up of four very complex men, and my small hand could not have broken these men up.

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The only instrument I can play is piano. Whenever I make songs at home, I play the piano and make them on the piano.

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The regret of my life is that I have not said 'I love you' often enough.

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There's a long life ahead of you and it's going to be beautiful, as long as you keep loving and hugging each other.

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To have a relationship that is pure and passionate and beautiful - I think people are scared of having that now. Especially guys.

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We artists have the dignity to tell the truth to the people, unlike politicians.

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We don't live by just sleeping and eating. We need pride and dignity in our lives. Work gives you that.

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We know that our cells are speaking to each other.

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What we do really affects the world. Most of us think we can't do anything, but it really isn't true.

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When I was four years old, my mother put me into a school for early music education where you get perfect pitch and harmony and composition.

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When Orientals are attacked, they don't hit back.

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When people ask me what the most important thing is in life, I answer: 'Just breathe.'

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When you're imagining peace, you can't kill anyone. That's good isn't it?

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Why do they cover Paul's songs but never mine?

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Women are very intelligent and not appreciated. We try to pretend that we are not clever, and it's such a pity that we can't show how clever we are.

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Women artists are still treated differently from men.

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Women have become stronger, and there's a backlash. Men have become terribly possessive. I find it much easier to get on with women.

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Words are power. And a book is full of words. Be careful what power you get from it. But know that you do.

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You can't always be in awe of someone's talent, living with them.

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You can't always measure the effects of activist work; you just have to wish and pray that the message gets through.

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Your private life is really very important for you. You know, all of us, you know.

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Great Art is Great because it inspired you greatly. If it didn't, no matter what the critics, the museums and the galleries say, it's not great art for you.

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I just want to be healthy and stay alive and keep my family going and everything and keep my friends going and try to do something so that this world will be peaceful. That is the most ambitious and the...

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DJs are in incredible competition, musically. And they are the most musically creative and sensitive people in all the music charts. I am amazed how they are.

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Indie music is 'it' now. It's kind of a revolution to the music: 1980s, 1990s music was getting very sanitized; they were complying with the music industry. Music was getting more and more dead in a way....

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My beauty secret is... nothing! I don't drink too much water. I don't eat very well. Sometimes I cheat and grab some chocolate. The best thing is to eat what you want, but not very much.

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I always believed that my work should be unfinished in the sense that I encourage people to add their creativity to it, either conceptually or physically. Back in the 1960s, I was calling for 'Unfinished...

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I am aware of the sufferings of women in India, which is also the suffering of women in many, many countries on our planet. My heart is filled with empathy and love for them.

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I did not break up the Beatles. You can't have it both ways. If you're going to blame me for breaking the Beatles up, you should be thankful that I made them into myth rather than a crumbling group.

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I don't think you should always stay calm in a tense situation, because you might not ever confront the problem. Maybe it's better to actually let yourself be tense - and find a solution.

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I just like to explore all sorts of different forms - no, 'explore' is not even the word - enjoy. You don't want to limit yourself to a particular form.

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I think that there is a sort of spiritual power that is translating into our bodies as we perform. Performers give, and giving is so important. It can heal. That is my experience, anyway.

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I think that there is incredible prejudice about witches while there is no prejudice about wizards. Words are very important, and I'm really into destroying myths.

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I think there is a big difference between the music business and music. And my relationship is to music, not music business. I think the business will keep changing, but music won't. Music will be there.

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I travel a lot, so when I arrive in a city, I like to go to good local bookshops and make a selection based on how I'm feeling and what I'm thinking. The book I pick usually seems to have a definite karmic...

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If you have too many quotes from other people in your head, you can't create. You have to keep your head empty. That's why I am constantly enjoying the sky, the park, the walk.

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In the '60s we fought for peace, when the Vietnam war was on. We were against the cops and against the politicians, and there was a lot of waving banners and all that. And I think in a way, just as they...

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In the '60s, people were still very protective of each field that they belonged to. Avant-garde artists didn't know about rock or pop or jazz. And the jazz people of course didn't want to know about any...

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Many of my songs were dance orientated from way back. That's because I love dance! When I hear a dance number, just hearing the first eight bars, it immediately makes my bod start moving and dancing.

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Marriage is a difficult project. When seven years have passed and all your body's cells have been replaced, you're meant to experience that seven-year itch.

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Nobody's life is a bed of roses. We all have crosses to bear, and we all just do our best. I would never claim to have the worst situation. There are many widows, and many people dying of AIDS, many people...

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One day, the dance charts will be the biggest chart in the music world. Because we all need to dance. This planet will be a fun planet when the judges in court will end the day with a dance!

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Our public officials have forgotten that they are ultimately accountable to the people who put them in office, that the information they keep in secrecy belongs to all of us.

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People say that this new generation is so used to the Internet that their heads are already different. They can't read a book from beginning to end. That is not a tragedy. The book changes form.

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People think that their world will get smaller as they get older. My experience is just the opposite. Your senses become more acute. You start to blossom.

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Performance art is going to be the future. Plays on Broadway are so restricted. But performance art is like haikus, just one line thing. And it's more casual but more interesting.

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Some people think that movements, such as the movements in ballet, are a higher cultural expression, whereas some are just dirt. I think it is elitist to think that a trained movement is more acceptable...

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Sometimes I am happy and sometimes not. I am, after all, a human being, you know. And I am glad that we are sometimes happy and sometimes not. You get your wisdom working by having different emotions.

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Sound as medium has an incredible elasticity. So, of course, it is tempting for artists of other fields to try something with sounds. Why not? We are living in the age when there is no limit in gathering...

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The computer is my favourite invention. I feel lucky to be part of the global village. I don't mean to brag, but I'm so fast with technology. People think it all seems too much, but we'll get used to it....

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The human race is a very, very magical race. We have a magic power of witches and wizards. We're here on this earth to unravel the mystery of this planet. The planet is asking for it.

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The process is always the same. I get an inspiration for a new song, I put it down on paper immediately so I won't lose it. When I am ready to go to the studio with it, I play it a few times on the piano...

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The war industry people are very together; they know exactly what they want; they don't even have to talk to each other. The peace industry people are just intellectuals who are very critical of each other......

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The whole world is starting to realize that it was the most unwise thing for our society to have ignored women power, to run the society with male priorities.

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There is an incredible love in creating art unless somebody is saying, 'Hey, let's just make money,' because it doesn't work when you do it that way. If you are aiming for that, forget it.

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There's many women now who think, 'Surely we don't need feminism anymore, we're all liberated and society's accepting us as we are'. Which is just hogwash. It's not true at all.

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This society is driven by neurotic speed and force accelerated by greed and frustration of not being able to live up to the image of men and woman we have created for ourselves; the image has nothing to...

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When I speak out against the guns or against the big corporations, some of my friends say, 'Oh Yoko, be careful. These people have all the power.' But, you know, most people don't speak out because they...

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When I'm putting some communication out on Twitter or Facebook or Instagram, I think that it's helping me, my brain, you know, because it's always somehow stimulated by people who are sending things to...

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Women are put in a position of feeling embarrassed about their bodies. It's so ridiculous, but also astounding - we have to always be apologetic about having created the human race.

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You know, something happened to me when I became 70. I started to feel a tremendous love for the human race, and life and this planet, the universe, the whole shebang.

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We get shy about saying things like I love you. Life is so short. It's crazy, that we hesitate to express our true thoughts to each other.

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It is sad that the air is the only thing we share. No matter how close we get to each other, there is always air between us.

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Give death announcements each time you move instead of giving announcements of the change of address. Send the same when you die.

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Imagine a dolphin dancing in the sky. Let it dance with joy. Think of yourself at the bottom of the ocean watching.

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Be kind once a day - even if it's just in your mind.

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The odds of not meeting in this life are so great that every meeting is like a miracle. It's a wonder that we don't make love to every single person we meet.

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A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.

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Tape the sound of the moon fading at dawn. Give it to your mother to listen to when she's in sorrow.

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But only art and music have the power to bring peace.

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Luckily we never injected because both of us were totally scared about needles. So that probably saved us. And the other thing that saved us was our connection was not very good.

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I wonder why men get serious at all. They have this delicate, long thing hanging outside their bodies which goes up and down by its own will. If I were a man I would always be laughing at myself.

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You know harmony only exists in music-isn't that amazing? I think that if you see earth from very far away, the color is blue. That is very interesting because blue is the color of communication.

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You can't dance if you got too much muck in your head.

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John would have been the first white rapper. And also he would have cherished the Internet.

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When you burn the chair, you suddenly realize that the chair in your mind did not burn or disappear

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I think that all women are witches, in the sense that a witch is a magical being. And a wizard, which is a male version of a witch, is kind of revered, and people respect wizards. But a witch, my god,...

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When people get cynical about love, they should look at us [Yoko and John Lennon] and see it is possible

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Most people think that I am too optimistic, but my optimism is based on the thought that negative thinking is a luxury that we can't afford.

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Rather than deal with problems in relationships, I've always moved on. That's why I'm one of the very few survivors as a woman, you know.

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We are never alone. We are all aspects of one great being. No matter how far apart we are, the air links us.

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Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence.

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You may think I’m small, but I have a universe inside my mind.

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Use your blood to paint. Keep painting until you faint. Keep painting until you die.

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Smile to the future and it will smile back to you

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You can be very wild and still be very wise

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Imagine painting all the statues in the world in the color of the sky

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Kill all the men you have slept with. Put the bones in a box and send it into the sea with flowers.

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Hide until everybody goes home. Hide until everybody forgets about you. Hide until everybody dies.

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Mirror becomes a razor when it's broken. A stick becomes a flute when it's loved.

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Faces can lie. Backsides can't.

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Some people are old at 18 and some are young at 90. Time is a concept that humans created.

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Events are the best teacher for us. You try to learn from people, there is always some bend to it.

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Tell the Earth how much you care, how beautiful she is, and how much you love her. Ask for her forgiveness for having been so careless.

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IMAGINE PEACE: Think PEACE, Act PEACE, Spread #‎ PEACE .

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We're growing up together, the human race. And we've discovered a lot of things that we didn't know. We're finding our way. Instead of thinking about doomsday all the time, think about how beautiful the...

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Yoko Ono

Try to say nothing negative about anybody for three days, for forty-five days, for three months. See what happens to your life.

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When you say 'I love you', you are not just saying it to that person. You are saying 'I love you' to yourself, the planet & The Universe.

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See what you can do. See what you want to do. See what you will do about it. Find your way out.

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In your head, a sunset can go on for days

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I feel sad that he’s just a voice now.

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I should think that people would be more interested in politics and all that is happening, rather than two lovebirds who are looking to wed. I think it's very nice that in an age when love is so scarce...

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We're all water from different rivers, That's why it's so easy to meet, We're all water in this vast, vast ocean, Someday we'll evaporate together.

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If someone is unpleasant to you, draw a halo around his or her head in your mind. He/she is an angel who came to teach you something.

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Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance.

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Be silent in a group of people See what they reveal to you.

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Loneliness is equal to the radius of one's awareness.

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When you are suffering, you become more understanding about yourself, but also about other people's sufferings too. That's the first step to understand somebody is to understand their sufferings. So then...

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It's better to dance than to march through life.

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Art is a way of survival.

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Remember love. Remember our hearts are one. Even when we are fighting with each other, our hearts are beating in unison. I love you.

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And the more you are active about something you love, the world is going to be a better place.

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I realized that an artist seeking to tell the truth in her art takes great courage. I recognize the courage required to bring children together from Israeli and Palestinian communities to find commonality...

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I have always believed that the more educated the clients are, the easier they are to work with. Clients with a knowledge of decorating, and an ability to articulate what they want from the finished project,...

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Pierce Brosnan

From '86 until the summer of last year, wherever I went, people would say, You would have made a great James Bond! Weren't you going to be James Bond? You should have been, you could have been, you may...

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Caio Fonseca

I try not to bring in anything I don't love looking at. It's about restaint ... There is something about an unfinished quality that leaves within you that sense of possibility.

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Elizabeth Gilbert

Offer it up personally,then. Right now. I thought of how many people go to their graves unforgiven and unforgiving. I thought of how many people have had siblings or friends or children or lovers disappear...

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Bill Cosby

I don't have a problem believing in God and Jesus. But in Genesis one has to wonder about these sentences that just go on and end without finishing. The thought is unfinished. Where did Adam go? What is...

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Cesc Fabregas

I do feel that I have unfinished business in the Premier League and now is the right time to return. I considered all the other offers very carefully and I firmly believe that Chelsea is the best choice....

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Melissa Gilbert

My therapist shared a theory she had come across, and I liked it. It held that before making your next journey in this life, your soul sits at a large, circular conference table and chooses the souls who...

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Daniel Wallace

In the land of the dying, sentences go unfinished, you know how they're going to end.

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Ben Whishaw

I always feel I am in the dark. You are never finished… it is not as if you can look back and think: ah… I know what I am talking about. You are only as good as your last job and are always struggling...

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Mike Yaconelli

Im unfinished. Im unfixed. And the reality is thats where God meets me is in the mess of my life, in the unfixedness, in the brokenness. I thought he did the opposite, he got rid of all that stuff. But...

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Nancy Leigh DeMoss

I want to live in such a way that, if it is only twenty-nine more days or twenty-nine more weeks, or if it is twenty-nine more years or more, I want to faithful with each one of those-that I could go and...

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Mother Angelica

Never put a lid on God. You can give God a thimble and ask for a quart. It won't work. Your plans, your projects, your dreams have to always be bigger than you, so God has room to operate. I want you to...

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C. S. Lewis

As to...old composers like Schubert or Beethoven, I imagine that, while modern music expresses both feeling, thought and imagination, they expressed pure feeling. And you know all day sitting at work,...

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Amitava Kumar

Michael Ondaatje’s work taught me how to be at home in fragments, and how to think about a big story in carefully curated vignettes. All his books were odd, all of them ‘unfinished’ the way Chopin’s...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

How do you feel? (Maggie) Like I got hit by a bus that decided to back up a few times and make sure it finished the job. I think it must have ground its tires on my ribs during the last run. You know,...

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Thomas S. Monson

God left the world unfinished for man to work his skill upon. He left the electricity in the cloud, the oil in the earth. He left the rivers unbridged and the forests unfelled and the cities unbuilt. God...

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Alice Hoffman

Unfinished business always comes back to haunt you, and a man who swears he'll love you forever isn't finished with you until he's done.

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Carl Sandburg

I want to do the right thing, but often I don't know just what the right thing is. Every day I know I have come short of what I would like to have done. Yet as the years pass and I see the very world itself,...

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