Quotes by John Lydon (Musician/English).

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A record company used to be a very good thing, but they ended up soul-destroyingly trapping people in the accounting department. And you couldn't get any further, and the heads of each department were changing all the time, so you couldn't have any permanent relationship within the corporation.
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I have values. But morals are Christian. There's no religion here. Values. Don't hurt when you don't need to, but don't let anybody step over that line - it's an invisible line, but it's respect for somebody's space.
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Over the years, during television interviews, whenever the host or the reviewer or whoever gets cynical and nasty with me, I will behave accordingly. I will defend myself.
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I love being alive so much. When you come out of comas in your childhood, every moment awake is a joyous occasion.
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For me, the best rock is not what you play - it's what you're not playing.
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Look, if the Situationists achieved what they wanted, they would be very unhappy and they would have to be Situationists all over again. It's a never-ending process.
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I think I have something valid to say. My words are my bullets. I like to brag that somehow I got it right.
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Music can describe emotions far more accurately than words ever can. As soon as I realised that, I knew music was where I wanted to be.
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People should never allow themselves to be dictated to by media.
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Freedom isn't to do what you want at somebody else's expense.
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Until I see an Arab country, a Muslim country, with a democracy, I won't understand how anyone can have a problem with how they're treated.
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I applaud the effort it takes to put a record together.
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You'd have to be daft as a brush to say you didn't like Pink Floyd.
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Words cannot express quite a lot of feelings, whereas a noise or tone or drone or sound, an accordion falling down a staircase, can somehow capture an emotion much better.
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Live music is healthy.
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People don't like other poor people, and rather than blame the people that make you all poor, you blame each other.
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Americans being upright and forthright and honest and true to themselves is a very hard concept.
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I've done no harm to no one. In fact, I think I've improved the world.
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I've had great pleasure meeting the likes of Newt Gingrich and having a chat with the fellow on a staircase. I found him completely dishonest and totally likeable, because he doesn't care! He knows what a politician is, and he's a perfect embodiment of one.
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Listen, you know this: If there's not a rebellious youth culture, there's no culture at all. It's absolutely essential. It is the future. This is what we're supposed to do as a species, is advance ideas.
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There are some Rolling Stones songs that are just stunners.
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No matter what you experience in life, it incorporates political tendencies, and in so many ways.
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Dummy Dum Dum was my nickname for years at school. I was the strange one of the family, the one who couldn't remember his name.
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The record companies fell apart - quite deservedly. Their corrupting, all-binding contract nonsense had to stop.
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Love is 2 minutes and 52 seconds of squelching noises.
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