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Yoko Ono

  • Woman is the nigger of the world.

    • Yoko Ono,
    • in Nova ()
  • I wonder why men can get serious at all. They have this delicate long thing hanging outside their bodies, which goes up and down by its own will ... If I were a man I would always be laughing at myself.

  • 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,
    • Feeling the Space
    • ()
  • ... when all that hate energy was focused on me, it was transformed into a fantastic energy. It was supporting me. If you are centered and you can transform all this energy that comes in, it will help you. If you believe it is going to kill you, it will kill you.

    • Yoko Ono,
    • in Jerry Hopkins, Yoko Ono ()
  • ... you don't need talent to be an artist. 'Artist' is just a frame of mind. Anybody can be an artist, anybody can communicate if they are desperate enough.

    • Yoko Ono,
    • in Jerry Hopkins, Yoko Ono ()
  • [On John Lennon's 1980 death:] I saw John smiling in the sky. I saw sorrow turning into clarity. I saw all of us becoming one mind.

    • Yoko Ono,
    • in Jerry Hopkins, Yoko Ono ()
  • [On John Lennon and her:] We never claimed that we walked on water.

    • Yoko Ono,
    • in Christopher P. Anderson, The New Book of People ()
  • We are never alone. We are all aspects of one great being. No matter how far apart we are, the air links us.

    • Yoko Ono
  • Transform jealousy to admiration, and what you admire will become part of your life.

  • I wonder why men can get serious at all. They have this delicate long thing hanging outside their bodies, which goes up and down by its own will. First of all, having it outside your body is terribly dangerous. If I were a man I would have a fantastic castration complex to the point that I wouldn't be able to do a thing. Second, the inconsistency of it, like carrying a chance time alarm or something. If I were a man I would always be laughing at myself.

    • Yoko Ono,
    • On Film No. 4
    • ()

Yoko Ono, Japanese-born U.S. poet, musician, painter, peace activist

(1933)