I regret profoundly that I was not an American and not born in Greenwich Village. It might be dying, and there might be a lot of dirt in the air you breathe, but this is where it's happening.
Remember to let her into your heart.
There's nothing you can do that can't be done...
You may say I'm a dreamer but I'm not the only one.
All you need is love.
Imagine all the people, living life in peace.
When I hold you in my arms and I feel my finger on your trigger I know no one can do me no harm because happiness is a warm gun.
It's weird not to be weird.
I'm not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I've always been a freak. So I've been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know. I'm one of those people.
Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.
Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it.
My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.
These critics with the illusions they've created about artists - it's like idol worship. They only like people when they're on their way up.. I cannot be on the way up again.
Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewelry.
For our last number, I'd like to ask your help. Would the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands. And the rest of you, if you'll, just rattle your jewelry.