This week the indomitable Yoko Ono Lennon turned 80 years old.
In celebration of her birth and her iconoclastic brilliance, here a few of my favorite Yoko-isms:
"You may think I'm small, but I have a universe inside my mind."
"We've been filled with great treasure for one purpose: to be spilled. "
"Art is my life and my life is art."
You are water
we're all water in different containers
that's why it's so easy to meet
someday we'll evaporate together."
"Mirror becomes a razor when it's broken. A stick becomes a flute when it's loved."
"Love is our energy.
Wisdom is our power.
It's time to shed light to all corners of the world.
Enjoy the trip we make together."
"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality."
"Controversy is part of the nature of art and creativity."
"Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you'll start to see a big difference in your life."
"I thought art was a verb, rather than a noun. "
"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."
"Each time we don't say what we wanna say, we're dying."
"Some people are old at 18 and some are young at 90. Time is a concept that humans created."
Happy Birthday Yoko, the world would be a much more boring place without you!!