These Joe Strummer Quotes Will Remind You How Precious Life Is

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His legacy lives on forever.

Powerful Joe Strummer Quotes

These Joe Strummer quotes will remind you how powerful music can really be. As a member of the famous British rock band The Clash, his voice became influential. Let’s remember his great life with these words he left behind.

Joe Strummer spread a positive message to the public. He firmly believed that being alive is a gift meant to be cherished. Plus, Strummer was quite the comedian as well. Some of his popular quotes even made us laugh. Most importantly, his words spoke the truth and he didn’t care if anyone disagreed.

Fans of Joe Strummer can take away something meaningful from these powerful quotes. So, if you’re feeling discouraged or down today, allow his words to speak to you on a deeper level.

Meaningful Joe Strummer Quotes

  • “I don't have any other message than don't forget you are alive.”

  • “I think we're going to have to forget about the radio and just go back to word of mouth.”

  • “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.”

  • “You have the right not to be killed, unless it was done by a policeman or an aristocrat.”

  • “The future is unwritten.”

  • “There is a time to dance to techno and a time not to.”

  • “We aren't particularly talented. We try harder!”

Eye-opening Joe Strummer Quotes

  • “If I had five million pounds I'd start a radio station because something needs to be done. It would be nice to turn on the radio and hear something that didn't make you feel like smashing up the kitchen and strangling the cat.”

  • “For me the music is a vehicle for my lyrics. It's a chance to get some really good words across.”

  • “People can change anything they want to, and that means everything in the world.”

  • “I'm far more dangerous now, because I don't care at all.” “Strummer's Law: No input, no output.”

  • “The way you get a better world is, you don't put up with substandard anything.”

  • “It is fun to be alive. It's a hell of a lot better than being dead.”

  • “Authority is supposedly grounded in wisdom, but I could see from a very early age that authority was only a system of control and it didn't have any inherent wisdom. I quickly realized that you either became a power or you were crushed.”

Moving Joe Strummer Quotes

  • “Greed, it ain't going anywhere. They should have that in a big billboard across Times Square. Without people you're nothing.”

  • “When you're out to get the honey you don't go killing all the bees.”

  • “If they can't hear it, they're not supposed to hear it. It's not for them if they can't understand it.”

  • “Anybody who makes speeches written by someone else is just a robot.”

  • “I like to just feel how I feel and not worry about it really.”

  • “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'.”

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