quote by John Lydon

When you talk like an asshole and look like an asshole, you're an asshole

— John Lydon

Most Powerful Punk Rocker quotations

I was a punk rocker when I was a teenager.

I wanted to look like Nancy Spungen. I had dyed blonde hair and lots of piercings.

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.

I used to hang out with a bunch of old punk rockers when I was a little kid.

In a way I almost feel like the election of Donald Trump has inspired Democrats and progressives and punk rockers in a way that hasn't been seen since Vietnam.

Sometimes, if you want to be happy, you've got to run away to Bath and marry a punk rocker. Sometimes you've got to dye your hair cobalt blue, or wander remote islands in Sicily, or cook your way through Mastering the Art of French Cooking in a year, for no very good reason.

I'm a punk rocker. I don't do Christian.

I was an angry young man, as you say.

I was a punk rocker, blaming the government, corporations, and anything external, like my family, for my anger. I was pretty miserable, festering in my own mind. I began to think, there has to be a different way, there has to be another way out.

[Country Music] is the final destination for many punk rockers [.

..] Rockabilly is the mid-point and then [they] end up at Country [...] There's purity to that music and I think that appeals to a lot of punk rock people - the precision, the purity, and the directness of Country Music.

I'm thinking of remaking 'Psycho' again.

Doing a third remake. The idea this time is to really change it - we're talking about doing a punk rocker setting.

I change my mind about things - for a while I was punk rocker, and if you weren't a punk rocker you were an apostate. Then I was a dance music enthusiast, and if you weren't a dance music enthusiast, you were an apostate. I was carnivore, and if you were a vegan, I didn't want to talk to you. Then I was vegan, and if you were a carnivore I didn't want to talk to you.

Where I grew up, I could be a punk rocker and a jock.

But in college, it became apparent that those two worlds didn't mix. When I brought my guitar back to school after Thanksgiving break, a friend handed me his bass and said, 'Listen to the Ramones.'

The jocks that used to stuff me into a locker when I was a punk rocker are my best buddies now.

I hate it when people say I'm not a true punk.

I don't go around calling myself punk; I never have. That's what people need to know -- it's not me saying that, it's the media. I'm a rocker.

So...have you ever thought about dyeing your hair punk-rocker-chick black? As I'm sure you've heard, I have a thing for brunettes and always avoid blondes." "I've heard. And no." "Too bad. Because you're making me rethink my stance about doing my friends' exes." i snorted, not even trying to hide my...incredulity? Surely I wasn't amused. "Your making me rethink my stance on cold-blooded homicide