Punk rock isn't something you grow out of Punk rock is an attitude, and the essence of that attitude is 'give us some truth'— Joe Strummer
Staggering Punk Rock quotations
Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat.
In fact, punk rock means exemplary manners to your fellow human beings.
When you talk like an asshole and look like an asshole, you're an asshole
Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but get you nowhere.
This is Manchester, we do things differently here.
Music never leaves you alone, and punk rock will always be there when nothing else will.
To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully.
The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets.
Excuses are the rocks where our dreams are crushed.
Punk is musical freedom. It's saying, doing and playing what you want. In Webster's terms, 'nirvana' means freedom from pain, suffering and the external world, and that's pretty close to my definition of Punk Rock.
If a man can tell if he's been successful in his life by having great friends, then I have been very successful.
And it's a - it's a term that's based on contempt;
it's a term that's based on fashion, style, elitism, satanism, and, everything that's rotten about rock 'n' roll.
A river cuts through a rock not because of its power, but its persistence
Rap music is the only vital form of music introduced since punk rock.
I got tired of the Ramones around the time I quit and I really got into rap.
I thought it was the new punk rock. LL Cool J was my biggest idol.
The single best thing that has happened in my lifetime in music, after punk rock, is being able to share music, globally for free.
Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.
DEVO was like the punk band that non Punk America saw as Punk and so when people who were really into Punk rock would be walking around on the streets the jocks who learned about Punk through Devo would roll down their windows and yell at the Punks: 'HEY, DEVO!!'
To me, punk rock is the freedom to create, freedom to be successful, freedom to not be successful, freedom to be who you are. It's freedom.
This hair has a reputation of being stereotypically punk rock, and I'm the girliest person you'll ever find so it took a while for me to figure out how to convey my style. I never wear black very often anymore, all the colors I wear are extremely soft and lovely.
Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.
Music is music; you can't change rock and say well this is punk rock and this is acid rock or rockabilly.
I’m in a band. I don’t go to church every Sunday. I love punk rock music. Sometimes I use swear words a lot. I respect and admire gay men and women. I’m obsessed with horror films. I know what shame feels like. And guess what old man? Jesus is still my Savior.
Look at me... look at me... I need the attention, oooh I'm punk rock I got some tattoos, I got some piercings. If I'm gonna get some piercings then I want everyone to see it...I don't need to advertise my punkness. A real punk doesn't need to show off...Its like a Karate man... the Karate man bleed on the inside. A real punk is punk on the inside.
A river cuts through a rock not because of its power but its persistence.
Punk rock really came out of N.Y. as a philosophy before the groups were ever recorded. I had a kind-of intellectual interest in the idea of creating a new scene that could be a grassroots thing.
Punk rock will never die, until something more dangerous replaces it.
Punk rock is a word used by dilettantes and heartless manipulators about music that takes up the energies, the bodies, the hearts, the souls, the time and the minds of young men who give everything they have to it.
Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but doesn't get you anywhere.
When Punk Rock happened, it created an opening in the culture.
.. it made it ok to think you could play music, even though you had no musical training.
I think punk rock, especially for me, was a big middle finger to this whole talent thing.
Triple 6 Mafia and Mystikal in Atlanta was one of my first shows.
I remember how sweaty and smashed up everybody was, and it was so punk rock.
Excuses are rocks where our dreams are crushed.
I encourage you to find your punk-rock, your lucha-libre, your pro-wrestling
I listen to all kinds of bands. I like rock music, like, male rock bands. I'm more into that instead of female singers. I like Nirvana, Green Day, System Of A Down. I also like punk rock, and I love bands like Coldplay.
I was in lots of dodgy bands growing up and I always fancied myself in a band.
But, you know, I was rubbish at writing music. So maybe one day I'll play a rock star, or punk rocker.
In matters of style, swim with the current, in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
I used to hang out with a bunch of old punk rockers when I was a little kid.
Punk rock should mean freedom, liking and excepting anything that you like.
Playing whatever you want. As sloppy as you want. As long as it's good and it has passion.
I'm tired of being ruled by the Skull and Bones. The only place they belong are on punk-rock albums!
A river cuts though a rock, not because of its power, but its persistence
Me personally, I side more with punk rock bands.
I grew up with The Misfits, The Dead Boys, The Damned, Dropkick Murphys, and early AFI. That was the stuff that really got me into music. Song writing wise, bands like Alkaline Trio were very important to me for beginning to write songs.
Emo: e-mo 1. A much-maligned, mocked, and misunderstood term for melodic, expressive, and confessional punk rock.
Noise has taken the place of punk rock.
People who play noise have no real aspirations to being part of the mainstream culture. Punk has been co-opted, and this subterranean noise music and the avant-garde folk scene have replaced it
I don't blame the average seventeen-year-old punk-rock kid for calling me a sellout. I understand that. And maybe when they grow up a little bit, they'll realize there's more things to life than living out your rock & roll identity so righteously.
Well I listened to mostly rock music, and I felt like hip hop was like an extension of rock music when it was done well. So energetically, again I felt like it was in line with punk rock and maybe hard rock, more than it was in line with R&B, which I never really liked.