John Lydon

Remaining childish is a tremendous state of innocence.John Lydon

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I never take any commitment lightly, and I certainly don't take my wife lightly. I never did and I never will. That's permanent. That's true love.John Lydon

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Britain's an island; it's always had a constant ebb and flow of immigration - it makes it a better place.John Lydon

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We need wealthy dogs off the seats of power. They're taking us back to feudalism and I really don't want that. But I'm very far from being a socialist.John Lydon

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I've never told anyone this. But I suffer from terrible stage fright. True. You can't tell though, can you? Unbelievable, the panic. I nearly die of fear before I go on stage. Something wicked. I can't eat a thing the day before a gig. It'd make me vomit.John Lydon

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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.John Lydon

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I think national pride leads to nothing but wars and hate.John Lydon

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I mean, the genuine roots of culture is folk music.John Lydon

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I don't believe in anarchy, because it will ultimately amount to the power of the bully, with weapons. Gandhi is my life's inspiration: passive resistance. I don't want to live in the Thunderdome with Mad Max.John Lydon

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I never thought of Green Day as a punk band. Just bubblegum, really.John Lydon

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Live music is healthy.John Lydon

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Being born into the Royal Family is like being born into a mental asylum. Marrying into it is not something to be taken lightly.John Lydon

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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.John Lydon

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These days young kids don't have any place to form an epic adventure. It's more often in front of the TV screen or a laptop. That's very hard on them. They're being taught daily unsocial skills. Facebook is an unsocial skill. It's so sad.John Lydon

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I have a sensible set of values that tell me to never lie.John Lydon

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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.John Lydon

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You'd have to be daft as a brush to say you didn't like Pink Floyd.John Lydon

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I like crazy people, especially those who don't see the risk.John Lydon

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You gotta bear in mind, the youth - and this is just in Britain alone - have nowhere to go in the evenings. They've closed all the social centers. There's not even a patch of grass to kick a ball on.John Lydon

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My biggest fear is mindlessly and stupidly repeating myself.John Lydon

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The only good political movement I've seen lately was Occupy Wall Street. They had no leaders, which was genius. But unfortunately it always ends up with some hippy playing a flute.John Lydon

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You're made to feel ugly, and I made ugly beautiful. Just by sheer persistence. Nobody has the right to say that I am ugly, and I will not be a professional victim, you know. Sorry!John Lydon

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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.John Lydon

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Do not stand in the middle, go to the right or to the left.John Lydon

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I'm not this callous clown walking around laughing at life all the time. I've had some serious, serious problems in my life. But I've come out with a smile.John Lydon

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Heaven is on this earth. There are no angels on the clouds with twanging harps... That's just another man's fantasy.John Lydon

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I showed what I can do with butter, right? Eighty-five percent increase in sales. I'm very proud of them Country Life ads. They were funny and clever and classy like the Toblerone ads I grew up with.John Lydon

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I don't tolerate liars. When somebody lies to me, that's really, like, just unbearable.John Lydon

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I always find the mirror in the dressing room is where the best artists are.John Lydon

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Every single lyric I've ever written I meant.John Lydon

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