People should never allow themselves to be dictated to by media.

John Lydon

John Lydon

Profession: Singer
Nationality: British


People should never allow themselves to be dictated to by media. John Lydon

Some suggestions for you :

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.

Just because people think politically different to you doesn't mean they're inhuman.

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.

I love consumerism, TV culture, shopping malls. There's nothing I'd ever buy, but I like being there. It's wacky.

Live music is healthy.

I applaud the effort it takes to put a record together.

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.

'Lollipop Opera' is the backdrop to Finsbury Park. A place that is very thriving, interracial and lot of music stores, Greek, Turkish, all sorts of immigrant music. It's utter Englishness. It blends the Jamaicans, the Irish. It's like what Jim Reeves did with American country music.

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

Music can describe emotions far more accurately than words ever can. As soon as I realised that, I knew music was where I wanted to be.

People think I hate the Royal Family, but that's not true.

The so-called alleged 'art' of the video - well, the video has killed the radio star, but the video star killed the live musician, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.

I love pop music. It's not easy to write a good pop song.

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.