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Yoko Ono Quotes

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Yoko Ono quotes: this woman gives some damn-good life advice.

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

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

“To make a dream come true, start writing what you want. You’ll be surprised that your mind actually knows exactly what you want. Start there.”

“I’m still dreaming. Dreaming is a more powerful way to think.”

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

“Find what you can do and feel good about doing it.”

“A fearful situation is a challenge you have been given to make you stronger.”

“Even if you want to stick to an idea, if it doesn’t work for you, it will change on its own accord. Be patient.”

“Transform jealousy to admiration, and what you admire will become part of your life.”

“Try to keep your head empty of terrible, mean, trivial thoughts. Inspiration will come in to help you to go to the next step.”

“Let’s count the stuff we conquered for our survival. Good solutions will always come to us at the right time.”

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

“Have the courage and strength to be yourself. Because there is no other choice. We must all become wise enough to believe in ourselves.”

“When creativity comes to you for some good reason, be thankful. That’s all you have to do.”

“Your thoughts create reality. The most important thing is to believe in your power. It works.”

“People have got to trust in themselves. I trust myself. You need that to survive.”

“Real success is doing things right every day.”

“Power is not something we should be afraid of. Power is great, power is energy. And in terms of energy, the most important energy is human spiritual energy. I mean the energy of the mind, the energy that exists within us. Power is power. It’s energy. And if you get big, big energy, you can use that in a good way.”

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

“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.”

“Anger is an emotion that is very energetic. It is an ideal emotion to turn it around to make it work as a positive force.”

“When you go through a negative situation, don’t think about it. Make it positive.”

“Is truth always positive? Of course. Once the truth comes out, you know, it’s all right. We’re scared that if the truth comes out that it’s not all right. It’s the other way around.”

“I think people place limitations on each other and on ourselves. There is a great fear of expressing ourselves, of making creativity happen.”

“Everything has complexity. Everything has simplicity. You just grab it.”

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

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

“Smile to the future and it will smile back to you.”

“I relate to happiness as an ecstatic moment—something you don’t create, you encounter.”

“Each time we don’t say what we wanna say, we’re dying.”

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

“Society tells you that when you’re old, you have to retire. You have to defy that.”

“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.”

“Life keeps getting better. If anything, you start to carry a certain pride in having survived all those years.”

“You change the world by being yourself. You have to improve yourself. Whatever you are will affect the world.”

“If your judgement is clouded, you must be carrying too many things which are being a burden to you.”

“What is beauty? It’s what you love. And the more you are active about something you love, the world is going to be a better place.”

“Keep going until your efforts start to make things better in your hometown.”

“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.”

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

“Healing yourself is connected with healing others.”

“Controversy is part of the nature of art and creativity.”

“It’s better to dance than to march through life.”

“My life has always been unplanned. So when something comes along, I feel like, why not give it a try? It’s fun to experiment like that.”

“I don’t have a goal. I don’t limit myself to a goal.”

“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.”

“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 most difficult thing, but I’m there trying to do it.”

“I’m just being normal. A normal woman. Well, I don’t know what a normal woman is, but I’m a woman and I’m Yoko and I’ve never changed that.”

“I’m not going to doubt my life. I have only one life, so I want to make sure it’s a good one.”

“We are very lucky really, because we can create our own reality.”

“I love to work. Doing things we love is how we relax.”

“I’m very thankful that I can make people happy just by signing my name.”

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

“I’m just trying to do my best every day, hoping that I have done my best every day. Every day counts.”

“My ultimate goal is to do my best every day, so when I am ready to pass away to the other side, I can say I did. And I see myself smiling.”

“You’re filled with so much life. Is there any reason why all of us are not full of life?”

“Make sure that your private garden is healthy and beautiful. The balance of your life is important.”

“Don’t ever give up on life. Life can be so beautiful, especially after you’ve spent a lot of time with it.”

“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.”

“Life can be overwhelming. But it’s still life. Don’t worry about your feelings jumping around. Be thankful that you are alive.”

“Try not to hold things in too much. That’s a strength. Holding in is weakness. Let go. Feel better.”

“Nobody’s life is a bed of roses. We all have crosses to bear, and we all just do our best. So we have to count our lucky stars.”

“Be kind to yourself this evening. Buy something for yourself. Treat yourself to a meal. Look in the mirror and give yourself a smile.”

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

“Make your life beautiful. Make your day a beautiful day. Know that it is all in the eyes of the beholder.”

“If you say no to life, you will not have a life. So yes is the only answer. Have a great life. Enjoy what you have of life.”

“Give peace a chance and let’s hope that one day we will all live in peace.”

Cory Johnson: likes bumping #OnRepeat through the Bang & Olufsen sound system in his naturally aspirated V10; post-workout pumps; curvy women; Will Ferrell; Dave Chappelle; and your mom’s potato salad. He hates awkward handshakes. But who cares? Let’s talk about you.