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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 2003 – 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 (who inflicted "Harper Valley PTA" on us) was born in Texas in 1945. John Entwistle of The Who was born in the London suburb of Chiswick in 1944. 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:

Everything is clearer when you're in love.

I get by with a little help from my friends.

Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans.

People asking questions, lost in confusion, well I tell them there's no problem, only solutions.

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.

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?

On behalf of the group and myself, I'd like to say thank you, and I hope we passed the audition.
     - All from John Lennon, 1940 - 1980


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