48 Joe Strummer Quotes from the Iconic Punk Rocker

Joe Strummer was a British musician, singer, songwriter, composer, actor, and radio host.

Joe Strummer Quotes

Joe Strummer Quotes


The future is unwritten. ~ Joe Strummer.


Without people, you’re nothing. ~ Joe Strummer.


You’ve gotta be slightly stupid. ~ Joe Strummer.


The hippy movement was a failure. ~ Joe Strummer.


Don’t write slogans, write truths. ~ Joe Strummer.

Strummer’s Law: No input, no output. ~ Joe Strummer.

We aren’t particularly talented. We try harder! ~ Joe Strummer.

Famous Joe Strummer Quotes

You ain’t alive and kicking unless you’re fighting. ~ Joe Strummer.


There is a time to dance to techno and a time not to. ~ Joe Strummer.

There isn’t a town in the world I haven’t run amok in. ~ Joe Strummer.

All hippies around now just represent complete apathy. ~ Joe Strummer.

I’m far more dangerous now, because I don’t care at all. ~ Joe Strummer.


Some dreams are made for children but most grow old with us. ~ Joe Strummer.

With The Simpsons you can go back to work with a keen heart. ~ Joe Strummer.

If you’re allowed to make your mistakes, I think you should. ~ Joe Strummer.

All the power’s in the hands of people rich enough to buy it. ~ Joe Strummer.

Best Joe Strummer Quotes

I like to just feel how I feel and not worry about it really. ~ Joe Strummer.


I don’t have any other message than don’t forget you are alive. ~ Joe Strummer.

There is nothing more common than unsuccessful men with talent. ~ Joe Strummer.

Anybody who makes speeches written by someone else is just a robot. ~ Joe Strummer.

It is fun to be alive. It’s a hell of a lot better than being dead. ~ Joe Strummer.

When you’re out to get the honey you don’t go killing all the bees. ~ Joe Strummer.


No flower can say what perfume is. We got all this and bird and diz! ~ Joe Strummer.

Nonsmokers should be banned from buying any product a smoker created. ~ Joe Strummer.

In fact, punk rock means exemplary manners to your fellow human beings. ~ Joe Strummer.

Wise Joe Strummer Quotes

The way you get a better world is, you don’t put up with substandard anything. ~ Joe Strummer.


People can change anything they want to, and that means everything in the world. ~ Joe Strummer.

A lot of the time I’m semi-insane, but there is a slight bit of intelligence there. ~ Joe Strummer.

I’ve combed this town from top to bottom. Try to get around but my legs are broken. ~ Joe Strummer.

If you ain’t thinkin about man and God and law, then you ain’t thinkin about nothin’. ~ Joe Strummer.

You have the right not to be killed, unless it was done by a policeman or an aristocrat. ~ Joe Strummer.

I think we’re going to have to forget about the radio and just go back to word of mouth. ~ Joe Strummer.

I like to read because it’s the opposite of being on the go. Reading is the perfect antidote. ~ Joe Strummer.

The only place I considered home was the boarding school, in Yorkshire, my parents sent me to. ~ Joe Strummer.

Great Joe Strummer Quotes

For me the music is a vehicle for my lyrics. It’s a chance to get some really good words across. ~ Joe Strummer.

I don’t want to look back. I want to keep going forward, I still have something to say to people. ~ Joe Strummer.

If they can’t hear it, they’re not supposed to hear it. It’s not for them if they can’t understand it. ~ Joe Strummer.

Everyone has got to realise you can’t hold onto the past if you want any future. Each second should lead to the next one. ~ Joe Strummer.

Greed, it ain’t going anywhere. They should have that in a big billboard across Times Square. Without people you’re nothing. ~ Joe Strummer.

Punk rock isn’t something you grow out of Punk rock is an attitude, and the essence of that attitude is ‘give us some truth’. ~ Joe Strummer.

Yeah, all those things, responsibility, pressure. It’s a bit stressful. I try and come to terms with it by not thinking about it. ~ Joe Strummer.

Thoughtful Joe Strummer Quotes

I want to grow up with my audience. I don’t expect to be getting through to the younger pop crowd. I learned that from Paul Simon. ~ Joe Strummer.

I have a weird life because I live on songwriting royalties, which are a strange income. Sometimes it rains, sometimes it doesn’t. ~ Joe Strummer.

My motto is, ‘What’s the hurry?’ I’m trying to get it across to the modern world that we need to sit around and think a little bit more. ~ Joe Strummer.

The toughest thing is facing yourself. Being honest with yourself, that’s much tougher than beating someone up. That’s what I call tough. ~ Joe Strummer.

When you blame yourself, you learn from it. If you blame someone else, you don’t learn nothing, cause hey, it’s not your fault, it’s his fault, over there. ~ Joe Strummer.

We’re all going to have to learn to live together and develop a greater tolerance and get rid off whatever our fathers gave us in the way of hatred between nations. ~ Joe Strummer.

I’m kind of like one of those people that picks up small and interesting bits of wood and doesn’t want to let go of them. Or, you know, I’m fascinated with the wrapper on a sardine can. A little cuckoo. ~ Joe Strummer.

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