"Healing yourself is connected with healing others."

Yoko Ono

(via childrenofthetao)

"Be silent in a group of people
See what they reveal to you."

Yoko Ono

(via 1924us)

“Get a telephone that only echoes back your voice. Call every day and complain and moan about your life and people around you.”

An assignment from “Acorn,” Yoko Ono’s new book of haiku-like instructions. Claire Barliant writes about the book and Ono’s evolution: http://nyr.kr/157X6du

Photograph by Patrick McMullan/Sipa USA (via AP Images).

(via newyorker:)

"You are water. I’m water. We’re all water in different containers. That’s why it’s so easy to meet. Someday we’ll evaporate together."

We’re All WaterYoko Ono 

(via buddhabrot)

(Source: vechernyaya)

On December 8, 1980, legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz photographed John Lennon and Yoko Ono at the couple’s New York City apartment for Rolling Stone magazine. Though Leibovitz had intended to shoot Lennon alone, he insisted Yoko be in the photograph. At the end of the shoot, Lennon said the photograph of him nude curled around his wife “captured our relationship exactly.” Five hours later, he was shot outside of the Dakota Building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side and was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. Rolling Stone’s used Leibovitz’s photograph as the cover of the January 22, 1981 Lennon tribute issue and in 2005 was names the top cover of the past 40 years by the American Society of Magazine Editors.

The iconic photograph can be found in the master-collection Rolling Stone Cover to Cover: The First 40 Years.

(via explore-blog:)

"A dream you dream alone may be a dream, but a dream two people dream together is a reality."

“The first is to make something ornate and unreachably special with skills. The viewer or listener is awed, their belief regarding the order of things is confirmed and they are reminded by this unachievable beauty of their own powerlessness. And I do love that kind of art, the beautiful kind.

The other way to make art is to tear down what’s between us and nature, us and eternity, us and the realization that everything is already perfect. In this experience of art, the viewer or listener loses respect for the current order or arrangement of civilization and thus becomes powerful, like King Kong, and outside civilization, like God — or simply like the shuffling janitor who is pleased with his own work and sleeps well.”

(via claytoncubitt:)

Yoko Ono exhibiton TO THE LIGHT is showing at the Serpentine Gallery, London

19 June - 9 September 2012

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

Yoko Ono, 1977  

(via akkachan)

(Source: voodoogirl95)

Yoko Ono. Cloud Piece. Grapefruit.

(via anotherword:)

Dear Friends,

In 1969, John and I were so naïve to think that doing the Bed-In would help change the world.Well, it might have. But at the time, we didn’t know.

It was good that we filmed it, though.The film is powerful now. What we said then could have been said now.

In fact, there are things that we said then in the film, which may give some encouragement and inspiration to the activists of today. Good luck to us all.

Let’s remember WAR IS OVER if we want it.

It’s up to us, and nobody else. John would have wanted to say that.

Love, yoko

Yoko Ono Lennon

London, UK

August 2011

(via kateoplis:)

Yoko 3 by Emilie Halpern, 2010

(Source: frenchtwist)

"Privilege is the absence of equality. The mainstream misogynist culture attacked Yoko Ono because John Lennon dared to suggest that she was an artist on the same level as himself, equally as important as he was in the world. That her ideas were just as if not more valuable than his. That his consciousness and practice were being expanded through collaborating with her, similar to (and building on) the way it had been expanded through his songwriting and friendship with Paul McCartney. Mainstream culture privileges bromance over romance because it privileges men over women."
Yoko Ono, Japanese-born avant-garde artist and musician: b. Feb.  18, 1933.
Ono’s marriage to John Lennon and their many activist and  aesthetic collaborations made her world famous, but not necessarily  well-liked. Ono is, however, a bona fide artist and humanist and  deserves every bit of recognition she gets, and more…
(via i12bent:)

Yoko Ono, Japanese-born avant-garde artist and musician: b. Feb. 18, 1933.

Ono’s marriage to John Lennon and their many activist and aesthetic collaborations made her world famous, but not necessarily well-liked. Ono is, however, a bona fide artist and humanist and deserves every bit of recognition she gets, and more…

(via i12bent:)

"You can be very wild and still be very wise."

Yoko Ono

(via oceanofmind)