Johnny Rotten quotes

Born
31 January 1956, Holloway, London, England.

Occupation
Singer, songwriter, musician.

Johnny Rotten is an English singer, songwriter and musician.

Books are like my one and only joy.
– Johnny Rotten
I don’t release records to be anything but enjoyable.
– Johnny Rotten
Don’t accept the old order. Get rid of it.
– Johnny Rotten
There’s nothing glorious in dying. Anyone can do it.
– Johnny Rotten
I like crazy people, especially those who don’t see the risk.
– Johnny Rotten
No matter what you experience in life, it incorporates political tendencies, and in so many ways.
– Johnny Rotten
I mean, the genuine roots of culture is folk music.
– Johnny Rotten
I nearly die of fear before I go on stage. Something wicked. I can’t eat a thing the day before a gig.
– Johnny Rotten
It’s nice to be irritated. It’s a very joyous thing.
– Johnny Rotten
I never thought of Green Day as a punk band. Just bubblegum, really.
– Johnny Rotten
Remaining childish is a tremendous state of innocence.
– Johnny Rotten
Gossip is a very dangerous tool. We should be more wary of the gossiper, and not the gossip they’re trying to relay to you.
– Johnny Rotten
My words are my bullets.
– Johnny Rotten
I’m not here for your amusement. You’re here for mine.
– Johnny Rotten
Sometimes the most positive thing you can be in a boring society is absolutely negative.
– Johnny Rotten
I’ve never done anything deliberately; I just speak my mind, and that is what I consistently do and will always do in any way shape or form that I can.
– Johnny Rotten
When you grew up like me and my four brothers, you end up feeling somewhat inadequate, like somehow you don’t count.
– Johnny Rotten
Every single lyric I’ve ever written I meant.
– Johnny Rotten
There’s many, many ways to write a song. But generally, sitting down at a table and writing is not one of them.
– Johnny Rotten
Me, as a human, I never want to take away another human being’s choices or lifestyles or anything.
– Johnny Rotten
Do what I want, be honest to myself and then it would do good for others, that’s all, full on.
– Johnny Rotten
I could never be a member of a single party. I want the best of all worlds, thank you.
– Johnny Rotten
My inspiration is everything that the human being gets up to.
– Johnny Rotten
If you give me the chance, I’ll destroy America for you.
– Johnny Rotten
People think I hate the Royal Family, but that’s not true.
– Johnny Rotten
I’m no one’s lap dog, you can’t put me on a leash.
– Johnny Rotten
Live music is healthy.
– Johnny Rotten
I always find the mirror in the dressing room is where the best artists are.
– Johnny Rotten
Periods of inactivity, I don’t know such things. I’m consistently writing. My life is busy. It always is. There are hardly any moments for self-indulgent laziness.
– Johnny Rotten
It’s a repressive society where you can’t be horrible, I’m not horrible, they made me horrible, I’m just honest.
– Johnny Rotten
For me, the best rock is not what you play – it’s what you’re not playing.
– Johnny Rotten
You have moments of grief in life, and if you can put pen to paper and capture that, that’s something wonderful. I can revisit actual songs about past deaths, and I know that emotion is as true now as it was then.
– Johnny Rotten
I don’t have huge bank accounts. I’d love one. But it wouldn’t change much. I don’t have any expensive habits. I’m not a car collector or any of that nonsense. But I’d love to be incredibly wealthy for no reason at all.
– Johnny Rotten
Art should be life. It’s an imitation of life. It should have some humanity in it.
– Johnny Rotten