Yoko Ono

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Yoko Ono (小野 洋子, Ono Yōko, born 18 February 1933) is a Japanese multimedia artist, singer, songwriter, and peace activist who is also known for her work in performance art, music, and filmmaking. She is the widow and second wife of singer-songwriter John Lennon. Ono grew up in Tokyo, and studied at Gakushuin. She withdrew from her course after two years and rejoined her family in New York in 1953. She spent some time at Sarah Lawrence College, and then became involved in New York City's downtown artists scene, including the Fluxus group. She first met Lennon in 1966 at her own art exhibition in London, and they became a couple in 1968. Ono and Lennon famously used their honeymoon at the Hilton Amsterdam as a stage for public protests against the Vietnam War with their performance, Bed-Ins for Peace, in Amsterdam and Montreal in 1969. She brought feminism to the forefront in her music,... More

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Yoko Ono Quotes

Yoko Ono #Alone

Photo of Yoko Ono Being alone is very difficult.
Yoko Ono #Alone

Photo of Yoko Ono A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is a reality.
Yoko Ono #Anger #Sad

Photo of 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 #Birthday

Photo of Yoko Ono When I turned 60, it didn't bother me at all.
Yoko Ono #Change

Photo of Yoko Ono If your life changes, we can change the world, too.
Yoko Ono #Communication

Photo of Yoko Ono People make music to get a reaction. Music is communication.
Yoko Ono #Education

Photo of Yoko Ono When I was four years old, my mother put me into a school for early music education where you get perfect pitch and harmony and composition.
Yoko Ono #Home

Photo of Yoko Ono The only instrument I can play is piano. Whenever I make songs at home, I play the piano and make them on the piano.
Yoko Ono #Moving On

Photo of Yoko Ono Healing yourself is connected with healing others.
Yoko Ono #Music

Photo of Yoko Ono All my concerts had no sounds in them they were completely silent. People had to make up their own music in their minds!
Yoko Ono #Music

Photo of Yoko Ono I just go with the flow, so any style can be in my music - that makes it exciting.
Yoko Ono #Peace

Photo of Yoko Ono But only art and music have the power to bring peace.
Yoko Ono #Respect

Photo of Yoko Ono What the Beatles did was something incredible, it was more than what a band could do. We have to give them respect.
Yoko Ono #Morning #Smile

Photo of Yoko Ono Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you'll start to see a big difference in your life.
Yoko Ono #Society

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

Photo of Yoko Ono The 1960s were about releasing ourselves from conventional society and freeing ourselves.
Yoko Ono #Change #Peace #Power

Photo of 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 #Positive

Photo of Yoko Ono 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.
Yoko Ono #Music

Photo of Yoko Ono Distance doesn't exist, in fact, and neither does time. Vibrations from love or music can be felt everywhere, at all times.
Yoko Ono #Teacher

Photo of Yoko Ono Events are the best teacher for us. You try to learn from people, there is always some bend to it.
Yoko Ono #Money

Photo of Yoko Ono Countries have lost their culture because what they wanted was money. Money became the running theme in every country and culture was sacrificed.
Yoko Ono #Art #Nature #Creativity

Photo of Yoko Ono Controversy is part of the nature of art and creativity.
Yoko Ono #Future

Photo of Yoko Ono John wrote with a very deep love for the human race and a concern for its future.
Yoko Ono #Trust

Photo of Yoko Ono I trust myself. You need that to survive.
Yoko Ono #War

Photo of Yoko Ono War is over if you want it.