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The infamous "happy" quote.
22 March 2012
7.22pm
MonkeyRevolution
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You all know you quote I'm talking about, right?

"When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy'. They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and told them they didn't understand life."

I Googled the quote but I couldn't find a source and I was wondering, is there any proof that John Lennon actually said this?

I'm sitting here, doing nothing but aging.
22 March 2012
9.21pm
The Walrus
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He didn't say it. The quote is made up, appeared on tumblr and then spread around Facebook.

For one thing, he didn't have a relationship with Julia when he was five.

And I neeeeeeeeed her all the time
24 March 2012
2.41am
MonkeyRevolution
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That's exactly why I thought it was fake. Thank you.

I'm sitting here, doing nothing but aging.
24 March 2012
2.51am
mr. Sun king coming together
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Actually, I'm not so sure. Lennon was moved to Mimi at the age of five (if I remember correctly), so the dates aren't automatically wrong. Any other proof? Because the quote sounds perfectly Lennonesque to me.

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