quote by Vivienne Westwood

It's true the punk fashion itself was iconographic: rips and dirt, safety pins, zips, slogans, and hairstyles. These motifs were so iconic in themselves - motifs of rebellion.

— Vivienne Westwood

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Safety pins quote A ship in harbour is safe but thats not what ships are for.

A ship in harbour is safe but thats not what ships are for.

He was so crooked, you could have used his spine for a safety-pin.

At last, small witches, goblins, hags, And pirates armed with paper bags Their costumes hinged on safety pins, Go haunt a night of pumpkin grins.

Safety pins quote Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notoriou

Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.

The English scene got more media attention with their emphasis on fashion, with the safety pins and all. There were some really good bands over there. The Sex Pistols were great.

Were it not for the Clash, punk would have been just a sneer, a safety pin and a pair of bondage trousers.

We wore our safety pins on the inside of our clothes.

Safety pins quote Those who would give up essential liverty ti purchase a little temporary safety

Those who would give up essential liverty ti purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

'Punk' doesn't mean Mohawks and safety pins. It's about not conforming.

The whole idea of punk rock is that you're dressing yourself in a crazy leather jacket with safety pins and a Mohawk. The idea of being the rebel is a boring societal idea. It's such a type. And that's what I was, without knowing it.

For me the safety pin is about rebellion, and I'm punk in the soul.

Safety pins quote Love brings much happiness, much more so than pinning for someone brings pain.

Love brings much happiness, much more so than pinning for someone brings pain.

I would like to please the reader, and I think that surprise has to be an element of this, and that may necessitate a certain amount of teasing. To shock the reader is something else again. That has to be handled with great care if you're not going to alienate and hurt him, and I'm firmly against that, just as I disapprove of people who dress with that in mind - dye their hair blue and stick safety pins through their noses and so on.

Writing is very improvisational. It's like trying to fix a broken sewing machine with safety pins and rubber bands. A lot of tinkering.

Ecologically speaking, a spilt tanker load is like sticking a safety pin into an elephant's foot. The planet barely notices. After the Exxon Valdez accident in Alaska the oil company spent billions tidying up the coastline, but it was a waste of money because the waves were cleaning up faster than Exxon could. Environmentalists can never accept the planet's ability to self-heal.

Safety pins quote In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step

In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.

Look, you runny-nosed little runt. You're going to back off right now, or I'm going to rip that safety pin out of your nose and pin your mouth shut.

Her clothes were filled with safety pins and hidden tears.

Q: What’s hard for you? A: Mostly I straddle reality and the imagination.

My reality needs imagination like a bulb needs a socket. My imagination needs reality like a blind man needs a cane. Math is hard. Reading a map. Following orders. Carpentry. Electronics. Plumbing. Remembering things correctly. Straight lines. Sheet rock. Finding a safety pin. Patience with others. Ordering in Chinese. Stereo instructions in German.

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