Thirty years have passed since the world lost the great John Lennon. In celebration of his life, check out ten interesting quotes from the music legend:

“Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans.”

“You either get tired fighting for peace, or you die.”

“Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.”

“All we are saying is give peace a chance…”

“The more I see the less I know for sure.”

“We were all on this ship in the sixties, our generation, a ship going to discover the New World. And the Beatles were in the crow’s nest of that ship.”

“Work is life, you know, and without it, there’s nothing but fear and insecurity.”

“There’s nothing you can know that isn’t known.”

“If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or my music, then in that respect you can call me that I believe in what I do, and I’ll say it.”

“Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.”