You are all geniuses, and you are all beautiful. You don’t need anyone to tell you who you are. You are what you are. Get out there and get peace, think peace, live peace, and breathe peace, and you’ll get it as soon as you like.
John Lennon (1940–1980)
Statement to the press in July 1969 after the release of the Plastic Ono Band’s single “Give Peace a Chance”