Despite sharing his initials Jeff Lynne can never be John Lennon. He may well have worked with Paul, George and Ringo and built a sound (and a career) around A Day In The Life, but he will always be a Bootleg rather than a Fifth Beatle.
He can, however, take this Lennon quote to the grave as and when his time comes. (Audio from 0:13)
And for providing the soundtrack to the climax of Bill Murray's Kingpin, I can't thank him enough.