Best Quotes from Joan Jett

By | November 21, 2016

My guitar is not a thing. It is an extension of myself. It is who I am.

Joan Jett

You got nothing to lose. You don’t lose when you lose fake friends.

Joan Jett

I’m concentrating on staying healthy, having peace, being happy, remembering what is important, taking in nature and animals, spending time reading, trying to understand the universe, where science and the spiritual meet.

Joan Jett

Other people will call me a rebel, but I just feel like I’m living my life and doing what I want to do. Sometimes people call that rebellion, especially when you’re a woman.

Joan Jett

Life is strong and fragile. It’s a paradox… It’s both things, like quantum physics: It’s a particle and a wave at the same time. It all exists all together.

Joan Jett

People like to tear you down. People are always going to take shots. You’ve just got to go for it.

Joan Jett

For me the challenge isn’t to be different but to be consistent.

Joan Jett

If you really believe in yourself, you cannot listen to other people.

Joan Jett

I think I was born strong-willed. That’s not the kind of thing you can learn. The advantage is, you stick to what you believe in and rarely get pushed out of what you want to do.

Joan Jett

Factory farming is one of the biggest contributors to the most serious environmental problems. The meat industry causes more greenhouse gas emissions than all the cars, trucks, planes and ships in the world.

Joan Jett

I’ve always got something to say.

Joan Jett

Girls see these defined roles they’re supposed to follow in life, but when I was a young child, my parents told me I could be anything.

Joan Jett

God, I always just think of myself as a jeans and T-shirt kind of person.

Joan Jett

Nobody knows what anticipation is anymore. Everything is so immediate.

Joan Jett

If you’re secure in yourself, and even if you’re not secure in yourself, you don’t need to bully.

Joan Jett

I figured out it was a social thing, what women were allowed to do. At a very young age, I decided I was not going to follow women’s rules.

Joan Jett

Aggressive, tough and defiant may describe me, but that leaves the impression I’m mean and I’m not. People expect me to have fangs.

Joan Jett

People don’t want to see women doing things they don’t think women should do.

Joan Jett

The follow your dreams thing is really important because so many people are railroaded into taking other paths by their family, their friends, people who should be supportive going, ‘What are you talking about?’ Even just seemingly regular career paths, but if it’s not what people expect for you they kind of react funny.

Joan Jett

I do not knowingly kill any living thing – including insects or rodents – and I thank my food for sustaining me.

Joan Jett

Even though everybody’s lives are different, in general we’re all human beings, and we go through the same things: disappointments, the pleasures of life, life and death. That’s always been a really big part of the show to me, making sure the audience feels connected, and that carries through to the album.

Joan Jett

I left my family, and I left my brother and sister, and I went and lived my dream. I saw everybody, but is it ever enough?

Joan Jett

Pop music is not a threatening style of music.

Joan Jett

I grew up in a world that told girls they couldn’t play rock ‘n’ roll.

Joan Jett

I like the way black looks. I think I look better in darker clothes. And maybe the fact that I wear black so much makes me more aware of putting people at ease. The black is sort of the bad-guy guise, so I work overtime to make people comfortable.

Joan Jett

Anyone who wants to know who I am can just read my lyrics – I’ve always written about who I am.

Joan Jett

I love school. I was a great student.

Joan Jett

Def Leppard is obviously a different band that we are, but the music work well tighter. And the audiences seem work well together too. We are opening, but we’re having a good time.

Joan Jett

I wouldn’t say no to other kinds of musical opportunities. I guess that it just depends on what it was or what it required me to do, and if I felt that it compromised my own soul.

Joan Jett

Disharmony is natural in any band.

Joan Jett

The media says that equality for women has arrived, but if you look around, you still don’t see girls playing guitars and having success with it.

Joan Jett

I’ll be working until I die.

Joan Jett

When you’re onstage and the audience is smiling and singing and bopping along and you’re all on the same level, it’s the best feeling in the world. It may sound dumb and corny to say it, but it’s like pure love.

Joan Jett

So now 20 years later people want us to get together so they can take shots at all these old babes trying to get back some youth. I mean come on; I’ve been there. I know what the press would do.

Joan Jett

I love sports. I love animals. I love kids. I want to save the world. So how do I combine all those things? I don’t know.

Joan Jett

Beyond just writing about falling in love and out of love and wanting to do certain things and going out and partying and all the things that I grew up writing about, I want to write about deeper things.

Joan Jett

And you have a record company behind it, this is a key too, you need people to fight for your records, at least a little bit. So if you have a great song, it’s catchy, and you’ve got a little bit of help, I think that’s all you need. But there hasn’t been that in music.

Joan Jett

Blackheart Records being 25 years old represents staying power and the fact that we weren’t able to get a record out through conventional means, so we had to create this record company to put out our records if we wanted to be a band that had records to give out to their fans.

Joan Jett

I don’t know if I miss it per se, but I do miss the fact that there just doesn’t seem to be any rock ‘n’ roll out there anyplace. Everything does seem kind of tame. It’s even hard in Manhattan to go out and find a good band to go see.

Joan Jett

I feel like it’s my job to carry the torch.

Joan Jett

I had a blast doing the Warped Tour, but it’s good to be home, for sure.

Joan Jett

I like to hang out with my friends. I love music. I like to go to the movies. I like to eat. I like to cook.

Joan Jett

I love to engage with people who come to see us.

Joan Jett

I plan to stay in music. I plan to keep making records.

Joan Jett

I really wanted it to be organic and coming from my heart. So, I think maybe the initial thought of wanting to go in that direction, I had to wait until things happened in our world and in our country that fired me up enough where the words came out organically.

Joan Jett

I sure saw a lot of kids that I’m sure didn’t know a lot about us, or we were definitely new to them. The kids who came up to me afterward, we’d talk about music, sign a lot of autographs. So I’m sure we made a lot of new fans.

Joan Jett

I think there’s nothing better than seeing a three-chord straight up rock ‘n’ roll band in your face with sweaty music and three minute good songs.

Joan Jett

I think what I’m going to do is get more balance in my life to still be able to go out and play the hard rock ‘n’ roll and do what I like to do in music.

Joan Jett

I’d like to just be a little bit more open to making mistakes and not worrying about it so much.

Joan Jett

I’m having fun opening up. Sort of struggling to get the audience into it. It’s good. It makes you fight. Not fight like antagonistic. But fight for what you believe.

Joan Jett

I’ve been doing this stuff for so long it’s the one aspect of my life that I’ve paid attention to and really sort of not paid attention to the rest of it.

Joan Jett

My parents taught me I could be anything in the world I wanted to be.

Joan Jett

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