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Yoko Ono 小野 洋子

(“Ocean Child”)

1933 CE –

The daughter of one of Japan’s richest banking clans in a long lineage of samurai warrior scholars; Yoko One fell from attending exclusive schools in New York and Japan to begging for food with all the family possessions in a wheelbarrow. A true, faithful life-artist, she collaborated with John Lennon’s public protests against the Viet Nam war, co-wrote ”Give Peace a Chance” inspired many famous songs, and was the only woman to sing a lead vocal on a Beatles’ recording. Continuing her life as “the world's most famous unknown artist,” she’s extended John Lennon’s legacy of political and social activism, philanthropy, and influence on world culture.


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Quotes by Yoko Ono (16 quotes)

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

Chapters: 49. No Set Mind

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“A stick becomes a flute when it's loved.”

Chapters: 25. The Mother of All Things

Themes: Evolution

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

Chapters: 47. Effortless Success

Themes: Time Old Age

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“We're all water from different rivers,
That's why it's so easy to meet,
We're all water in this vast, vast ocean,
Someday we'll evaporate together.”

Chapters: 52. Cultivating the Changeless

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

Chapters: 67. Three Treasures

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“You change the world by being yourself.”

Chapters: 29. Not Doing

Themes: Know Yourself

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“I realized that if my thoughts immediately affect my body, I should be careful about what I think. Now if I get angry, I ask myself why I feel that way. If I can find the source of my anger, I can turn that negative energy into something positive.”

Themes: Anger

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

Themes: Conformity

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“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.”

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“I think that all women are witches, in the sense that a witch is a magical being. And a wizard, which is a male version of a witch, is kind of revered, and people respect wizards. But a witch, my god, we have to burn them. It’s the male chauvinistic society that we’re living in for the longest time, 3,000 years or whatever. And so I just wanted to point out the fact that men and women are magical beings. We are very blessed that way, so I’m just bringing that out. Don’t be scared of witches, because we are good witches, and you should appreciate our magical power.”

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“Art is a way of survival… a verb, rather than a noun… Art is my life and my life is art.”

Themes: Art

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“Only art and music have the power to bring peace.”

Themes: Music

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“Cosmetics is a boon to every woman, but a girl's best beauty aid is still a near-sighted man.”

Themes: Beauty

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“Every drop in the ocean counts… You may think I’m small, but I have a universe in my mind…”

Themes: Meaningfulness

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“Tape the sound of the moon fading at dawn. Give it to your mother to listen to when she's in sorrow.”

Themes: Moon Moon

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“Hide until everybody goes home. Hide until everybody forgets about you. Hide until everybody dies.”

Themes: Anonymity

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Quotes about Yoko Ono (1 quotes)

“[John] meets Yoko Ono at this art show and he thinks that she is just the grooviest, funniest, spaciest thing he’s ever met. He can’t imagine anyone more spaced out than Yoko Ono. And then he falls for her... [breaking up the Beatles] is kind of a nasty ball and chain that’s going to stick with her. I’m sure they loved each other. I’m convinced that those two were totally hellbent and passionate about their relationship to each other, even when it was troublesome.”

Tim Riley 1960 CE –

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