Quotation Explorer - 'John L'

Sometimes we do a thing in order to find out the reason for it. Sometimes our actions are questions not answers. - John Le Carre
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us and the world will live as one. - John Lennon
Latins for Republicans - it's like roaches for Raid. - John Leguizamo
If there's no sea-gull there's no meeting, Wicklow had said. No sea-gull means abort. That's my epitaph, thought Barley. 'There was no sea-gull, so he aborted. - John le Carré
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience. - John Locke
A desk is a dangerous place from which to watch the world. - John le Carre
In the province of the mind what is believed true is true or becomes true within limits to be learned by experience and experiment. These limits are further beliefs to be transcended. In the province of the mind there are no limits. - Dr. John Lilly
I was feeling insecure you might not love me anymore - John Lennon
We are the nation of human progress, and who will, what can, set limits to our onward march? - John L. O'Sullivan
Virtue is harder to be got than knowledge of the world; and, if lost in a young man, is seldom recovered. - John Locke
When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps. - John Lennon
The action of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts. - John Locke
Curiosity in children, is but an appetite for knowledge. One great reason why children abandon themselves wholly to silly pursuits and trifle away their time insipidly is, because they find their curiosity balked, and their inquiries neglected. - John Locke
We're more popular than Jesus now; I dont know which will go first; rock 'n' roll or Christianity. - John Lennon
All those who love Nature she loves in return, and will richly reward, not perhaps with the good things, as they are commonly called, but with the best things of this world-not with money and titles, horses and carriages, but with bright and happy thoughts, contentment and peace of mind. - John Lubbock
You cannot run a scociety or cope with it’s problems if people are not held accountable for what they do. - John Leo
Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted. - John Lennon
As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot. - John Lennon
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? - John Lennon
…Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I don't know what will go first, rock 'n' roll or Christianity. We're more popular than Jesus now. Jesus was all right, but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It's them twisting it that ruins it for me. - John Lennon
Neither Pagan nor Mahamedan nor Jew ought to be excluded from the civil rights of the Commonwealth because of his religion. -quoting John Locke's argument. - Thomas Jefferson
Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears. - John Lennon
I want to be like Gandhi and Martin Luther King and John Lennon but i want to STAY ALIVE. - Madonna
Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see. - John Lennon
What worries you, masters you. - John Locke
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one. - John Lennon
Music is everybody's business. It's only the publishers who think people own it - John Lennon
Life is very short, and there's no time for fussing and fighting my friends - John Lennon
What we see depends mainly on what we look for. - John Lubbock
Beds aren't for sleeping, and clothes aren't for bed. - John L. Neidigh
So that, in effect, religion, which should most distinguish us from beasts, and ought most peculiarly to elevate us, as rational creatures, above brutes, is that wherein men often appear most irrational, and more senseless than beasts themselves. - John Locke
When you're drowning you don't think, I would be incredibly pleased if someone would notice I'm drowning and come and rescue me. You just scream. - John Lennon
In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true either is true or becomes true. - John Lilly
Life is what happens while you are making other plans. - John Lennon
We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the color of our moral character, from those who are around us. - John Locke
Produce your own dream. If you want to save Peru, go save Peru. It’s quite possible to do anything, but not if you put it on the leaders and the parking meters. Don’t expect Carter or Reagan or or Yoko Ono or Bob Dylan or Jesus Christ to come and do it for you. You have to do it yourself. - John Lennon
Isn't post-modernism really one big cover-up for the failure of the French to write a truly interesting novel ever since a sports car ate ? John Leonard - Albert Camus
A sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this world. - John Locke
The only reward for love is the experience of loving. - John le Carre
Lots of people who complained about us recieving 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. Wouldn't you? - John Lennon
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours. - John Locke
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. - John Lennon
Reverie is when ideas float in our mind without reflection or regard of the understanding. - John Locke
Training was a rite of purification; from it came speed, strength. Racing was a rite of death; from it came knowledge - John L. Parker Jr.
Part of me suspects that I'm a loser, and the other part of me thinks I'm God Almighty. - John Lennon
I am a violent man who has learned not to be violent and regrets his violence. - John Lennon
In the cellars of the night, when the mind starts moving around old trunks of bad times, the pain of this and the same of that, the memory of a small boldness is a hand to hold. - John Leonard
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination. - John Lennon
Leave each one his touch of folly; it helps to lighten life's burden which, if he could see himself as he is, might be too heavy to carry. - John Lancaster Spalding
I get by with a little help from my friends. - John Lennon
War is over ... If you want it. - John Lennon
Nostalgia is the intimate refuge of every man and every woman in a world seemingly gone mad. - John Larkins
To lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time. - John Lubbock
The vertical manThough we value noneBut the horizontal one. - John le Carré
Earthly minds, like mud walls, resist the strongest batteries; and though, perhaps, somethimes the force of a clear argument may make some impression, yet they nevertheless stand firm, keep out the enemy, truth, that would captivate or disturbe them. - John Locke
A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality. - John Lennon
By repetition, each lie becomes an irreversible fact upon which other lies are constructed. - John le Carré
The important is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn. - John Lubbock
There is nothing so good for the inside of a man as the outside of a horse. - John Lubbock
I’ve had the great pleasure of meeting Newt Gingrich and having a chat with the fellow on a staircase, ex–Sex Pistols vocalist John Lydon once told Rolling Stone. I found him completely dishonest and totally likable, because he doesn’t care. - Chuck Klosterman
Surrealism had a great effect on me because then I realised that the imagery in my mind wasn't insanity. Surrealism to me is reality. - John Lennon
The more I see, the less I know for sure. - John Lennon
A short story is a writer's way of thinking through experience... Journalism aims at accuracy, but fiction's aim is truth. The writer distorts reality in the interest of a larger truth. - John L'Heureux
Time well spent is an investment of the past for a practical and bright Future. - Victor John Lao
All men should be feminists. If men care about women’s rights the world will be a better place. We are better off when women are empowered it leads to a better society. - John Legend
If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that... I believe in what I do, and I'll say it. - John Lennon
There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be... - John Lennon
You will find most books worth reading are worth reading twice. - John Lothrop Motley
To be capable of embarrassment is the beginning of moral consciousness. Honor grows from qualms. - John Leonard
Identity is memory; when memory disappears, the self dissolves and love with it. - John Lahr
The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good. - John Locke
The reason why kids are crazy is because nobody can face the responsibility of bringing them up. - John Lennon
Everything is clearer when you're in love. - John Lennon
The standard personality type for a writer is a shy megalomaniac. - John Lanchester
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life. - John Lennon
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 jewelry! - John Lennon
Gossip till the cows come home. - John le Carré
Living is Easy with Eyes Closed. - John Lennon
The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts. - John Locke
Till a man can judge whether they be truths or not, his understanding is but little improved, and thus men of much reading, though greatly learned, but may be little knowing. - John Locke
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain. - John Locke
We are opening up an enormous new era in archaeology. Time capsules in the deep oceans. - John Lehman
You don't need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are! - John Lennon
You should have died when I killed you. - John le Carré
There are only a few notes. Just variations on a theme. - John Lennon
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. - John Lennon
Before Elvis, there was nothing. - John Lennon
Love is a better way. - John Lewis
The idea of formulated 'rights ... comes not from John Locke and Thomas Jefferson ... but from the canon law of the Catholic Church. - Thomas E. Woods Jr.
When we find out an Idea, by whose Intervention we discover the Connexion of two others, this is a Revelation from God to us, by the voice of Reason. - John Locke
Critical to the fight against global terrorism is an ability to move beyond presuppositions and stereotypes in our attitudes and policies and to form partnerships that transcend an "us" and "them" view of the world. (p. 135) - John L. Esposito
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives - John Lennon
One thing you can't hide - is when you're crippled inside. - John Lennon
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! - John Lennon
The monsters of our childhood do not fade away, neither are they ever wholly monstrous - John le Carré
Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and to trip. - John Locke
Who told you that your journey is a thousand miles? - John Lomacang
If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliche that must have been left behind in the 60s, that's a problem. Peace and love are eternal. - John Lennon
Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat. - John Lehman
A wise system of education will at last teach us how little man yet knows, how much he has still to learn. - John Lubbock
Just turn left at Greenland... - John Lennon
All wealth is the product of labor. - John Locke
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without anyother reason but because they are not already common. - John Locke
Each forward step we take we leave some phantom of ourselves behind. - John Lancaster Spalding
When you are searching, don't loose what you already have. - John Latchett
Limitless undying love which shines around me like a million suns it calls me on and on across the universe. - John Lennon
Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you. - John Lyman
How can I go forward when I don't know which way I'm facing? - John Lennon
In Land of Milk and Money, Anthony Barcellos mines rich family history to create a full-blooded tale that readers will find insightful, rewarding, and entertaining. - John Lescroart
We are a kind of Chameleons, taking our hue - the hue of our moral character, from those who are about us. - John Locke
The discipline of desire is the background of character. - John Locke
For me, working onstage is much more exhausting than all the other mediums, but it's also much more thrilling...There's nothing like spending an evening with an audience every night. - John Lithgow
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. - John Lennon
Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear. - John Lennon
Tyranny is like the electric wiring in an old house. A tyrant dies, the new tyrant takes possession, and all he has to do is drop the switch. - John le Carré
Our duty is to believe that for which we have sufficient evidence, and to suspend our judgement when we have not. - John Lubbock
Creativity is a gift. It doesn't come through if the air is cluttered. - John Lennon
If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace. - John Lennon
It takes a long time to grow an old friend. - John Leonard
All we are saying is give peace a chance. - John Lennon
There's a great woman behind every idiot. - John Lennon
Time sneaks up on you like a windshield on a bug. - John Lithgow
Good and evil, reward and punishment, are the only motives to a rational creature: these are the spur and reins whereby all mankind are set on work, and guided. - John Locke
I'm not afraid of death because I don't believe in it.It's just getting out of one car, and into another. - John Lennon
Any flights would be taken business class, since Roger thought that the whole point of having money, if it had to be summed up in a single point, which it couldn't, but if you had to, the whole point of having a bit of money was not to have to fly scum class. - John Lanchester
I was the walrus, but now I am John...and so my friends, you'll just have to carry on. The dream is over. - John Lennon
HATCHET, n. A young axe, known among Indians as a Thomashawk. "O bury the hatchet, irascible Red, For peace is a blessing," the White Man said. The Savage concurred, and that weapon interred, With imposing rites, in the White Man's head. John Lukkus - Ambrose Bierce
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it. - John Lennon
God is a concept by which we measure our pain. - John Lennon
Meat isn't murder, it's delicious. - John Lydon
Deeds, not stones, are the true monuments of the great. - John L. Motley
Do definite good; first of all to yourself, then to definite persons. - John Lancaster Spalding
The highest courage is to dare to appear to be what one is. - John Lancaster Spalding
Verbing Weirds Language only if you're expecting it to work in a simple way. This is a special case of the more general truth that Language Weirds. - John Lawler
I used to think it was mere homesickness, then I started getting it at home. - John Lennon
Being honest may not get you a lot of friend but it'll always get you the right one - John Lennon
The more real you get the more unreal the world gets. - John Lennon
There cannot be greater rudeness than to interrupt another in the current of his discourse. - John Locke
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? - John Lennon
By 1975 sexual feeling and marriage will have nothing to do with each other. - John Langdon-Davies
Being honest may not get you a lot of friends it’ll get you the right ones - John Lennon
One night I was layin' down,I heard Papa talkin' to Mama,I heard Papa say to let that boy boogie-woogie.'Cause it's in him and it's got to come out. - John Lee Hooker
We have given away far too many freedoms in order to be free. Now it's time to take some back. - John Le Carre
Whatever gets you through the night - John Lennon
To love truth for truth's sake is the principal part of human perfection in this world, and the seed-plot of all other virtues. - John Locke
Would those of you in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewelry. - John Lennon
Declare it. Just the same way we declare war. That is how we will have peace... we just need to declare it. - John Lennon
It is worth starting with visions, though, because they establish hopes and fears. History then determines which prevail. - John Lewis Gaddis
I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts. - John Locke
Coming home from very lonely places, all of us go a little mad: whether from great personal success, or just an all-night drive, we are the sole survivors of a world no one else has ever seen. - John le Carre
We all shine on...like the moon and the stars and the sun...we all shine on...come on and on and on... - John Lennon
They keep you doped with religion, and sex, and T.V.And you think you're so clever and classless and freeBut you're still fucking peasants as far as I can see - John Lennon
God did not create humans to be confused about God, Humans confused humans about God - John LaFaver Sr
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