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The 50 Best Yoko Ono Quotes

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Yoko Ono is a fairly divisive figure in the history of The Beatles.

But, regardless of what you think of her art, or her relationship with John Lennon, you can’t deny her impact throughout the years with her countless philanthropic contributions.

Let’s take a look at what Yoko Ono has to say with this collection of her most inspirational quotes covering topics such as Art, Kindness, and Love.

Each time we don’t say what we wanna say, we’re dying. Yoko Ono

You change the world by being yourself. Yoko Ono


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

Art is my life and my life is art. Yoko Ono

A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality. Yoko Ono

Art is an effort to make you walk a half an inch above ground. Yoko Ono

You can be very wild and still be very wise. Yoko Ono

What a beautiful future it will be! Don’t worry about life being boring. It will never be. Yoko Ono

The odds of not meeting in this life are so great that every meeting is like a miracle. It’s a wonder that we don’t make love to every single person we meet. Yoko Ono

Healing yourself is connected with healing others. Yoko Ono

You may think I’m small, but I have a universe inside my mind. Yoko Ono

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

Dance in your dream. Go out into the street and hug everyone you meet. Tell them how beautiful they are. Dance together. Yoko Ono

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

Grow love with me. Yoko Ono

Art is a way of survival. Yoko Ono

Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you’ll start to see a big difference in your life. Yoko Ono

The cynicism that you have is not your real soul. Yoko Ono

Think of the Earth as a turning point in eternity. Think of the Earth as a meeting point in infinity. Yoko Ono

Artists are going to be the metronome of this society. Yoko Ono

The opposite of love is fear, not hate. Yoko Ono


Everybody’s an artist. Everybody’s God. It’s just that they’re inhibited. I believe in people so much that if the whole of civilization is burned so we don’t have any memory of it, even then people will start to build their own art. It is a necessity–a function. We don’t need history. Yoko Ono

Watch the sun until it comes into your body and stays as a tiny sun. It will keep your face shining even in the coldest of winter. Yoko Ono

Tape the sound of friends laughing together. Save it for a rainy day. Yoko Ono

I only have one life, so I want to make sure it’s a good one. Yoko Ono

Try to say nothing negative about anybody. a) for three days b) for forty-five days c) for three months See what happens to your life. Yoko Ono

What is beauty? It’s what you love. Yoko Ono

All my life, I have been in love with the sky. Even when everything was falling apart around me, the sky was always there for me. Yoko Ono

Listen to the sound of the earth turning. Yoko Ono

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

Look at a star in the sky not as something unreachable but as a planet you would visit one day. Yoko Ono

Remember, each one of us has the power to change the world. Just start thinking peace, and the message will spread quicker than you think. Yoko Ono

Life with another person is always difficult. Yoko Ono

I’m not going to doubt my life. Yoko Ono

Look at yourself in the mirror and don’t be afraid to notice how beautiful you are. Yoko Ono

I thought art was a verb, rather than a noun. Yoko Ono


People make music to get a reaction. Music is communication. Yoko Ono

Unclog your mind. Unclog your room. Arrange your room in a way you wish your mind would be. Yoko Ono

Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance. Yoko Ono

When you are feeling bad, do one thing a day to make your heart dance. It could be a simple thing like looking up at the sky. Yoko Ono

There are things you can never take, no matter how strong you are. Yoko Ono

When you go to war, both sides lose totally. Yoko Ono

It’s better to dance than to march through life. Yoko Ono

Every Drop In The Ocean Counts

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

At least I had that, one guy understood me. Yoko Ono

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