It's hard to fathom a life without the music of John Lennon. He was a singer, songwriter, father, husband, member of the Beatles, political activist, and pop icon. He would have been 75 years old today, and if we can go by his former bandmate and friend Paul McCartney, would still be looking good and making great music.

USA TODAY has compiled a list of the best 75 quotes from John Lennon, on what would have been a big birthday for him. Some of them include his thoughts on the famous co songwriting credits with Paul McCartney, his controversial statement about the Beatles being more popular than Jesus, and his marriage to Yoko Ono.

Enjoy a classic Beatles song below, and remember why it seems like John Lennon wrote the soundtrack to our lives. Happy birthday, friend, we miss you.