Punk Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old punk quotes, punk sayings, and punk proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

In fact, punk rock means exemplary manners to your fellow human beings. Joe Strummer
Punk rock is lunging after some glimpse of a new and better world. Lester Bangs
The whole idea of punk rock is that you're dressing yourself in a crazy leather jacket with safety pins and a Mohawk. The idea of being the rebel is a boring societal idea. It's such a type. And that's what I was, without knowing it. Michael Ian Black
They wouldn't play my records on American radio because I had spiky hair. They said, 'Punk rock doesn't sell advertising, it won't make any money. Billy Idol
Punk was never about one particular clean-cut imagery... it's about many, many individuals coming very loosely together. John Lydon
When Punk Rock happened, it created an opening in the culture... it made it ok to think you could play music, even though you had no musical training. Kim Gordon
Punk rock is very rebellious, of course, but it also means thinking for yourself. Dexter Holland