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Quotations From YOKO ONO

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  • 1.
    Maybe we were naïve, but still we were very honest about everything we did.
    Yoko Ono (b. 1933), Japanese-born U.S. artist. Interview, December 8, 1980, KFRC RKO Radio. Given a few hours before John Lennon's death.
  • 2.
    Woman is the nigger of the world.
    Yoko Ono (b. 1933), U.S. artist. Interview in Nova (New York, 1968). Quoted in The Lennon Tapes (1981). The words—used by John Lennon as a song title on the album Some Time in New York City (1972)Mrecall those of Zora Neale Hurston: "De nigger woman is de mule uh de world so fur as Ah can see." (Their Eyes Were Watching God, ch. 2, 1937).

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