The meat industry spends hundreds of millions of dollars lying to the public about their product. But no amount of false propaganda can sanitize meat. The facts are absolutely clear: Eating meat is bad for human health, catastrophic for the environment, and a living nightmare for animals— Chrissie Hynde
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What characterized the whole punk scene for me in 1977 was there was no racism or sexism. It was an anarchy of -isms, and a matter of abolishing it all.
The so-called feminist writers were disgusted with me.
I did my thing, and so I guess by feminist standards I'm a feminist. That suits me fine.
All these fifty-year-old guys wearing baseball caps and shorts and acting like children. It winds me up. Men don't have to take responsibility anymore. Most of the guys I know would punch me on the nose for saying this, but maybe we do have to bring back conscription.
Don't get a job in an abattoir. Don't be a butcher. The idea that people have to do these jobs for a livelihood is ridiculous. They can get other jobs. Shoplift, man. Better to be a prostitute than cut an animal's head off for a living.
I don't listen to music, and I don't particularly watch television, so if anyone wants to come over and just hang out with me sitting at the table in silence, you know, eating a dish of rice... I don't get too many takers.
I feel displaced when I'm back in America, like a visitor.
I feel like if I don't get a cup of tea I'm going to lose my mind.
Once you stop drinking and smoking and stuff, it really gets on your nerves, all that nonsense going on.
Real success is not being on the cover of a magazine;
it's knowing that you've done, and enjoyed doing, what you set out to do.
One person can make all the difference in the world.
For the first time in recorded human history, we have the fate of the whole planet in our hands.
I've done lots of songs for film soundtracks and things like that-stuff I'm not ashamed of, but that doesn't represent my legacy with the Pretenders...I think domesticity certainly doesn't make it easy to write, you know, because you've got a lot of distractions and I think a writer is always looking for distractions.
Yeah, the industry has always been both the enemy and the best friend of the artist. They need each other. That's the bottom line.
When you're in a band and you're a girl, you know, guys just don't .
.. it's not the same kind of a groove as a girl walking up wearing a mac with nothing on underneath, or knocking on someone's door at three in the morning.
I have no sense of patriotism, but I do have a sense of community.
No amount of false propaganda can sanitize meat.
There are no real men.
I hope there is an edge to what I do.
I don't really go out to clubs, but if I did, I'd just want to go rock out with my mates or whatever.
I don't want my children to be at a disadvantage, growing up in the limelight, because then they have to live up to an identity already cut out for them, relating all the time to being so-and-so's daughter or so-and-so's son.
I can only cook brown rice and vegetables, so I don't get too many people coming over for dinner parties or anything.
When I was 16, the pot weeded out the men from the boys, there were the heads and the straights. Now it's almost like money can weed it out, you know?
The celebrity thing is such a thing in itself now.
I'm not going to judge what I do.
I expect people to at least use some thought.
Music reflects the time that it's being made in, and so certainly, the music that's being made in 1986 by a 14-year-old kid will reflect some magic of 1986 for him if he's an inspired and creative musician.
I don't wish to embarrass anyone.
I've never been to a Hollywood party, although I imagine that it might be fun.
I don't like to be recognized on the street or in restaurants, and I don't like the whole celebrity thing.
The people who are making a lot of money and eating at McDonald's and watching MTV and have square eyeballs, they're over there. And then maybe there's like five other people left in America and I'm just waiting for them to come up with something interesting.
In fact, I've only been to a couple of other people's dinner parties.
But I must admit, I really enjoyed the few I've been to, but I'm not really on that circuit.
If you don't have a flag sticking out of your ass, you must be a communist.
If you're purely derivative in what you do, then you could very easily get lost along the way. But for me, I might want to even do something else for a while.
I'm with someone who's got very high standards, and he doesn't tolerate all these ridiculous vices very easily. That's not reason enough to marry someone, although people have gotten married for less.
The cliché of that sort of wasted, renegade, drugged-out musician of the '70s is kind of dead and gone now. And I suppose that a lot of people still keep relying on that, or some kind of image to perpetuate something that they think they're supposed to sound like. But that kind of takes you away from real inspiration and, you know, real artistic discovery of the individual.
How much did you get for your soul?
There'sthemeat eaters and there'sus. And that'stheway I look at the world.
Let's get rid of all the economic (expletive) this country represents! Bring it on, I hope the Muslims win!
I had a very colorless background, and when I left Ohio and moved to England, nobody knew who I was and I had a real freedom. I could be free to experiment and experience things and I liked that a lot.
You try to be arrogant in songs because you can't be in real life.
I think Bob Dylan's a good songwriter. I think he's the best songwriter in the world probably.
There's this celebrity thing that goes along with making records or being a rock star. I'm into this celebrity thing just enough to let me go on making records and making a living out of it.
I don't like to think that I'm on a treadmill of album, tour, promotion and all that.
Songwriting is like working on a jigsaw puzzle, and it doesn't make any sense until you find that last piece. It has to make sense or it doesn't work.
I always thought if a guy could play the guitar, he must be something really special.
I like Madonna a lot. I think she's really good and I think she's a good singer. I think she looks good and she's got a nice kind of... I don't think she's got a sinister or cynical vibe around her, and I don't think she's got any sort of bullshit around her.
I'm all for bootlegging. A record costs $20 . . . who can afford that?
Everyone has their set of problems and I'm certainly not going to sensationalize mine or try to evoke pity or sympathy out of people because I don't think they warrant that sort of thing. That's my private karma that I have to work out.
You know, when you're 23 and you get pissed, I mean drunk, you can just go crazy and it's all right. But if you're 43 and you do it, it's like your best friend's mother who used to come in pissed and everybody was really embarrassed. It just doesn't go down well, you know, after a certain age.
Things go in waves, and I might make a record every three years.
That's enough for me, that satisfies me. And it satisfies the so-called public, because they don't really need a record every year. They don't even want one. There's other stuff out there for them to listen to.
Realize your own potential and try to live out your expectations of your potential.