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Yoko Ono and John Lennon on 8 December 1980, photo by Annie Leibovitz

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Quotes of the Day for 9 October 2001 – John Lennon

It's a big day for pop musician birthdays. Sean Lennon was born at New York City on this day in 1975. Jackson Brown sang his first note (in Germany) in 1948. Jeannie C. Riley (remember "Harper Valley PTA?") was born in Texas in 1945. And most importantly, John Winston Lennon was born to a troubled working-class family at Liverpool, England on this day in 1940. Here are a few quotes from John.

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The quotes:

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You just can't accept it and leave in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it, really look after it and nurture it.

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.

We reckoned we could make it because there were four of us. None of us could've made it alone, because Paul wasn't quite strong enough, I didn't have enough girl appeal, George was too quiet, and Ringo was the drummer. But we thought that everyone would be able to dig at least one of us, and that's how it turned out.

Because bread and babies, as every housewife knows, is a full-time job. After I made the loaves, I felt like I had conquered something. But as I watched the bread being eaten, I thought, Well, don't I get a gold record or knighted or nothing?

Everything is clearer when you're in love.
     - All today's quotes are from John Lennon, 1940 - 1980


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