I think there's something basically wrong with the general public that they do need their icons.

John Lydon

John Lydon

Profession: Singer
Nationality: British

Some suggestions for you :

I had an Irish Catholic education. Horrible nuns, vindictive and cruel.

Situationism is a ludicrous proposition. It's ill-formed and it's perfectly French. That Gallic disposition towards common sense. L'Anarchie!

It's a repressive society where you can't be horrible, I'm not horrible, they made me horrible, I'm just honest.

Rules are important, but they're temporary and they're always supposed to be changed.

My entire life, socially, was all around the Maggie era. That was the great challenge as a Sex Pistol was how to deal with Margaret Thatcher. I think we did rather good.

Remaining childish is a tremendous state of innocence.

Books are like my one and only joy.

I've helped launch 49 careers - those that have been in PiL. To me, they are my babies; whatever they get up to, they know I love them. They've been living in my pockets, and they should show more gratitude.

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.

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

You can always wake up on the wrong side of the bed and, boo-hiss, everyone suffers. We can all be temperamental.

Don't accept the old order. Get rid of it.

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.

I could never be a member of a single party. I want the best of all worlds, thank you.