For me, punk is about real feelings. It's not about, 'Yeah, I am a punk and I'm angry.' That's a lot of crap. It's about loving the things that really matter: passion, heart and soul.

— Joey Ramone

The most inspiring Joey Ramone quotes that are little-known but priceless

What they teach you in school doesn't prepare you for life.

Textbooks don't compare to living in the real world. Rock and roll teaches you how to live.


When I was a kid growing up in the '60s, music was an outlet for enlightenment, frustration, rebellion. It was more about individualism. Today it's just like a big business.


When a band like Blondie re-forms, you wish them the best.


I hate to blow the mystique, but at the time we really liked bubblegum music, and we really liked the Bay City Rollers. Their song 'Saturday Night' had a great chant in it, so we wanted a song with a chant in it: 'Hey! Ho! Let's Go!'. 'Blitzkrieg Bop' was our 'Saturday Night'.


Well, weight you can always lose, but hair you can't get back.


Rock n' roll is very special to me. It's my lifeblood.


We decided to start our own group because we were bored with everything we heard... Everything was 10th-generation Led Zeppelin... Overproduced, or just junk. We missed music like it used to be.


The Ramones own the fountain of youth. Experiencing us is like having the fountain of youth.


Marriage is worse than dying. Why stay with one person for fifty years? We advise against marriage.


Hang in there. If you believe what you're doing is unique. Otherwise give up or sound like Nirvana or Pearl Jam.


For better or worse, MTV sort of bridges the whole country together almost like the BBC does in England. It's opened up everything so wide that it's possible for everyone to have different ideas.


I think it's a nice payback. There aren't many people that kind of give back to artists that were their inspiration. Most people think they're . . . they're very self bloated.


About Joey Ramone

Quotes 25 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Musician
Birthday October 16

Lack of skill dictates economy of style.


The Eagles and the Captain and Tennille ruled the airwaves, and we were the answer to it.


I've done a lot of living and a lot of adventuring and I think that's very healthy, ya know. And I think everybody should adventure life 'cos that's what life is, it's for adventuring. You gotta know what you wanna do with your life. And you gotta know when you have something special and you don't wanna blow it.


Play before you get good, because by the time you get good, you're too old to play


To me, punk is about being an individual and going against the grain and standing up and saying 'This is who I am'.


Well, I think we're the greatest rock 'n' roll band in the world.


If your not in it you're out of it.


All punk is is attitude. That's what makes it. The attitude.


To me, John Lennon and Elvis Presley were punks, because they made music that evoked those emotions in people.


Life to me is an adventure and you've got to experience everything.


I mean, like, rock n' roll was always about spirit and fun.


I enjoyed my life when I had nothing... and kinda like the idea of just being happy with me.