Top 33 Sex Pistols Quotes

We have collected the best Sex Pistols Quotes by famous authors including Tim Commerford, Nicolas Cage, Michelle Visage, Laura Jane Grace, Bernard Sumner and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.

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But when I was a teenager, I was in my room learning how to play bass by listening to Rush and the Sex Pistols. I wasn’t reading Karl Marx.

Tim Commerford
I’m not an anarchist any more. I still love the Sex Pistols, but I don’t want to be a punk rocker all the time, but I do want to carry on exploring new forms of acting.

Nicolas Cage
Growing up in the ’80s in central New Jersey as a weird kid with a blue mohawk listening to the Sex Pistols and dressing really funky, I was bullied pretty badly. It was every single day in elementary school and kept going into middle school, too. I felt totally alone, without a single person there for me.

Michelle Visage
I moved to Naples, Florida, and by 15 I was into punk: Green Day, Rancid, NOFX, Operation Ivy. Along with the classic punk bands, like the Sex Pistols, the Clash, the Misfits, Dead Kennedys, Minor Threat – all those bands that you get into when you’re first getting into punk.

Laura Jane Grace
I saw the Sex Pistols, and they were terrible.

Bernard Sumner
We feel we’re the only British group worth exporting since the Sex Pistols, definitely.

Ian Brown
The signing of the Sex Pistols was a turning point for Virgin. It put the company on the map and, over the years, attracted bands such as Genesis, the Rolling Stones, Lenny Kravitz, and Janet Jackson. It also attracted Culture Club, who were ground-breaking.

Richard Branson
When I was in the Sex Pistols, I listened to Boston. But I couldn’t tell anybody, you know. I’d get lynched.

Steve Jones
When punk began to be a genre, people were going to go out and try to mine it. Some of the better groups, like the Ramones and the Sex Pistols, were very artificial.

Iggy Pop
I might do a solo album, maybe do covers, or do an acoustic thing. No Sex Pistols tours, nothing!

Steve Jones
I’m tired of Glen Matlock saying he was the songwriter for the Sex Pistols. I co-wrote as many songs… but I don’t go shouting about it.

Steve Jones
I always think the Sex Pistols and the Ramones as very, very important because they stripped things down.

Jim Jarmusch
I think there is some truth to the fact that yeah, okay, cool, obviously the more mainstream kind of easier-to-grasp-onto dance music has become popular, but that holds true with almost any genre. It wasn’t like the Sex Pistols hit the radio. It was poppier versions of that is what hit. It’s never, like, the true core stuff.

I wasn’t planning on being a guitar player; I was going to be a singer. And I was for a little bit in the Sex Pistols – that is, until we got John Lydon. And then I realized I wasn’t really suited as a front guy.

Steve Jones
I love the Sex Pistols. I’m a big Beach Boys fan and a huge Zeppelin and Queen fan.

Bruno Mars
The Sex Pistols was a part of my life. Just a small part.

Steve Jones
My very first gig was with the Sex Pistols, and it was also our first-ever gig. It was a very short set, and it was at Saint Martins College of Art in 1975. We were opening up for a band called Bazooka Joe, and their bass player at the time was Adam Ant, who went on to form Adam and the Ants.

Steve Jones
We had no money, and we had to go through ‘punk’ school. We ended up living in the rehearsal room that used to be the Sex Pistols rehearsal room at Malcolm McLaren’s office. So we had this sort of interesting beginning.

Keren Woodward
The Sex Pistols came through Atlanta, and I got to go see them. That was historic. It blew me away; it was so much fun. I bought 45s of bands you don’t hear about anymore.

Cindy Wilson
I never intended for the Sex Pistols to be immeasurably successful.

Malcolm Mclaren
Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie and The Sex Pistols may come and go, but rebellion remains a key part of the rock n’ roll experience. However, that rebellion – the outgrowth of a youthful search for independence and identity – doesn’t always take the same form.

Robert Hilburn
My aunt made stuff; my mom was creative, so I was surrounded by that. When I moved to England, it was ’75, and everything was happening. My whole teenage life is England, glam rock and David Bowie and Sex Pistols and Iggy Pop, all that stuff.

Maria Cornejo
The bands that were big in ’77, like the Clash and the Sex Pistols and Talking Heads, I got into them in the early ’80s. And it changed my life. It got into my DNA.

Fred Armisen
The Sex Pistols had it all – they had the snarl, they had the I-don’t-give-a-crap attitude – plus, they could play.

Rick Nielsen
I’ve always said, I thought the Sex Pistols was more Music Hall than anything else – because I think that really, more truths are said in humour than any other form.

John Lydon
Just as Bowie, Zeppelin, etc., became rock stars by remaking themselves in the image of the California girls, the Go-Gos became rock stars by pretending to be the Buzzcocks and the Sex Pistols. Jane Wiedlin always said her biggest influence was growing up in L.A. as a Bowie girl.

Rob Sheffield
I think there were early critics who wanted us to change the world because the Sex Pistols failed.

Michael Stipe
I liked the Sex Pistols’ music. I thought it was superb.

Jimmy Page
Television sounded really different than the Ramones sounded really different than us sounded really different than Blondie sounded really different than the Sex Pistols.

David Byrne
Well, I thought the Sex Pistols were the cream of the crop. They came in and topped everybody, for sure. They took all the existing strands and made a perfect package out of them.

Richard Hell
We lived at the Sex Pistols’ house because we were asked to vacate our room at the YWCA for ‘keeping late hours.’

Keren Woodward
I really liked the Sex Pistols when they came out and I thought they had a lot of melody.

Kim Shattuck
I pretty much grew up when punk was big in the UK. The Sex Pistols were heroes for me. I used to run around like Johnny Rotten. I had a jacket like his.

Gavin Rossdale