Quotations on Punk

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I had moments of my actions and words not reflecting who it is I am - if that defines a punk, then yes, absolutely.
- Andre Agassi
(Keywords: Actions, Moments, Punk, Words)

Punk will never be dead to me. It's my life. I can never just drop this lifestyle. It embodies me.
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Keywords: Life, Punk, Will)

Punk is not just the sound, the music. Punk is a lifestyle.
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Keywords: Music, Punk, Sound)

Punk has always been about doing things your own way. What it represents for me is ultimate freedom and a sense of individuality.
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Keywords: Freedom, Individuality, Punk, Sense)

I can play punk rock, and I love playing punk rock, but I was into every other style of music before I played punk rock.
- Travis Barker
(Keywords: Love, Music, Play, Punk, Style)

But there's actually a lot of punk bands out there that go out of the norm, use odd time signatures, or a lot of different tempo changes in a song.
- Travis Barker
(Keywords: Time, Punk, Song)

Punk is not dead. Punk will only die when corporations can exploit and mass produce it.
- Jello Biafra
(Keywords: Corporations, Punk, Will)

The jury had down right contempt for punk rock grass roots ethics.
- Jello Biafra
(Keywords: Contempt, Ethics, Jury, Punk, Right)

Were it not for the Clash, punk would have been just a sneer, a safety pin and a pair of bondage trousers.
- Billy Bragg
(Keywords: Punk, Safety)

Punk was defined by an attitude rather than a musical style.
- David Byrne
(Keywords: Attitude, Punk, Style)

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.
- Kurt Cobain
(Keywords: Freedom, Pain, Pretty, Punk, Saying, Suffering, Want, World)

I've always been spiritual but I've never had a proper context, and it took me awhile to find the proper context. It's hard to realize you can have any kind of relationship with God you want... and so I now have a punk rock relationship with God.
- Billy Corgan
(Keywords: God, Now, Punk, Spiritual, Want)

Rap actually comes out of punk rock, not black music.
- Stanley Crouch
(Keywords: Music, Punk, Rap)

Teachers didn't like me very much. They thought I was just this punk kid and they always wanted to kick me out.
- Clea Duvall
(Keywords: Thought, Punk, Teachers)

I just think that playing bass, like punk rock bass with a pick, wasn't meant to be done for 25 years.
- Kim Gordon
(Keywords: Punk, Years)

I didn't know who was on the team, but I saw every eye as I walked down the aisle. It looked like a thousand eyes were staring right at me saying, 'Who is this young punk?' I just kept my eyes straight ahead.
- Al Kaline
(Keywords: Eye, Eyes, Punk, Right, Saying)

I created Punk for this day and age. Do you see Britney walking around wearing ties and singing punk? Hell no. That's what I do. I'm like a Sid Vicious for a new generation.
- Avril Lavigne
(Keywords: Age, Day, Hell, Punk, Singing, Walking)

Then the early punk rock period with Television and the Ramones. That's what I loved- that's what I was listening to immediately prior to when I started to play.
- Arto Lindsay
(Keywords: Listening, Play, Punk, Television)

The period right before punk rock where people like Lou Reed and Iggy Pop were really strong.
- Arto Lindsay
(Keywords: People, Punk, Right)

All those years we'd spent learning these chops, and all those gigs in Germany where you'd play all night, and along comes punk. It has nothing to do with that. A lot of people went out of business.
- Nick Lowe
(Keywords: Business, People, Germany, Learning, Night, Nothing, Play, Punk, Years)

I'd been a Bowie fan before punk and used to get no end of trouble. I was always getting knocked about and having to run up the street, getting chased by people. It was horrible.
- Gary Numan
(Keywords: People, End, Punk, Trouble)

The new album is a childhood dream come true. Got to sing with Ronnie Spector, got to cover a bunch of songs that were influential in drawing a line between the punk form and original rock and roll.
- Jerry Only
(Keywords: Dream, Childhood, Punk, Songs)

The problem is we moved to LA... The only way to be punk rock in L.A. is to be a Republican.
- Trey Parker
(Keywords: Punk, Republican)

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.
- Dee Dee Ramone
(Keywords: Time, Thought, Punk, Rap)

Style has always been very important to us. We grew up in the '70s. Music was glam rock, punk rock and a very stylish movement.
- Nick Rhodes
(Keywords: Music, Punk, Style)

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.
- Gus Van Sant
(Keywords: Change, Time, Idea, Punk, Talking, Thinking)

I was once a student in a punk T-Shirt hooked on screwed-up scenarios. That's how I became the esteemed cultural figure that I am today.
- Bruce Sterling
(Keywords: Punk, Today)

Punk is not really a style of music. It was more like a state of mind.
- Mike Watt
(Keywords: Music, Mind, Punk, State, Style)

When the punk thing came along and I heard my friends saying, I hate these people with the pins in their ears. I said, Thank God, something got their attention.
- Neil Young
(Keywords: God, People, Attention, Friends, Hate, Punk, Saying)









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