The John Lennon mentions that are still dreadfully relevant in this agitated world
Breaking News Alerts - It's been 36 times since the music icon's untimely extinction.
On 8 December 1980, John Lennon was photographed four times in the back outside of his apartment building in New York City.
He was 40 years old.
7 days after his death, millions of people paused their daily routines to honour Yoko Ono's request for ten minutes of stillnes in monument of his contributions.
30, 000 gathered in Liverpool, 225,000 in New York City's Central Park. The radios departed speechless, more.
That strength of compassion for this soul, this musician in a banding, has quashed little over the years. His outspoken political activism has moved him a presage for those who have so longed for world peace and "Imagine" has become their perennial carol; it re-entered the UK plots at crowd 18 in 2012 after Emeli Sande recorded a cover for the 2012 Summertime Olympics in London.
His legacy is eternal, though his presence is so greatly missed.
And though he would have wished it weren't so, Lennon's commands still reverberating precisely a genuine today as they did in his own lifetime. Here are a hand-picked few
" A fantasy you daydream alone is only a fantasy. A fantasy you dream together is world ."
" If everyone demanded treaty instead of another television receiver, then there'd be treaty ."
" You either get tired fighting for treaty, or you die ."
" We all have Hitler in us, but we also have love and peace. So why not yield treaty a chance for once ?"
" We've got this gift of compassion, but adore is just a treasured plant.... You've got to keep irrigating it. You've got to really look after it and foster it ."
" What we've got to do is impede hope alive. Because without it we'll sink ."
" If person thinks that love and peace is a cliche that must have been left behind in the Sixties, that's his question. Love and treaty are eternal ."
" I can't wake you up. You can wake you up. I can't medication you. You can medicine you ."
" Our society is run by crazed people for crazed objectives. I think we're being run by maniac for maniacal resolves and I suppose I'm liable to be put aside as insane for expressed his hope that. That's what's insane about it ."
" Produce your own fantasy. If you want to save Peru, go save Peru. It's quite possible to do anything, but not if you keep it on the leaders and the parking rhythms. Don't expect Carter or Reagan or John Lennon or Yoko Ono or Bob Dylan or Jesus Christ to come and get it on for you. You have to do it yourself ."