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I've been doing this stuff for so long it's the one
by 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

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

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

 

I plan to stay in music.
I plan to keep making records.
- 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 feel like it's my job to carry the torch.
- Joan Jett

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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

People don't want to see women doing things they don't think women should do.
- 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'd like to just be a little bit more open to making
mistakes and not worrying about it so much.
- Joan Jett

Rock 'n' roll music is what gets me off.
- Joan Jett

You got nothing to lose.
You don't lose when you lose fake friends.
- Joan Jett

We were really grown up for our age and it was an incredible special band.
- Joan Jett

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

Only because The Runaways were my baby and there's
no reason to get it back together except to totally have fun.
If that's not the goal, then I don't want to do it.
- 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

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 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 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

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

I love to engage with people who come to see us.
- Joan Jett

You know, I have a really tough time finding new bands.
- Joan Jett

When I came back to it, we amicably separated from Warner Bros.
I just picked up where I left off, trying to write the rest of this record.
It took awhile to get out.
- Joan Jett

Girls have got balls.
They're just a little higher up that's all.
- 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

Why there aren't people out there willing to have fun playing rock 'n' roll.
I just don't get it.
- Joan Jett

You know I don't care if the world thinks I'm smart or not.
- 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

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

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

So it was out of necessity that Blackheart was born.
I think it's great that now, 25 years later,
we're not only putting out our own music,
but are able to put out music by other bands.
That's really exciting for us.
- 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

Shaving my head was a millennium ritual,
to not let it pass as just another New Year's Eve.
A lot has happened to me in the last couple of years,
personally and spiritually.
I wanted to mark it for myself.
- 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 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

We always play clubs.
It's not something that I feel above.
Those are my favorite shows because they're intimate,
they're tight, their sweaty, they're hot.
You're close to the people.
Those are my favorites.
- 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

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, "It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
- Satchel Paige

Re-examine all that you have been told...
dismiss that which insults your soul.
- Walt Whitman

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared
believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
- Bruce Barton

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth
until the hour of separation.
- Khalil Gibran

My experience has been that work is
almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

Love like you've never been hurt,
dance like no one is watching,
live as though heaven is on earth.
- Satchel Paige

To have done anything just for money
is to have been truly idle.
- Henry David Thoreau

I have always been regretting that
I was not as wise as the day I was born.
- Henry David Thoreau

My life has been filled with terrible misfortune;
most of which never happened.
- Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

Education is what survives when
what has been learned has been forgotten.
- B. F. Skinner

An "always been" does not mean I must choose "what must be."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The highest thinkers of the ages,
the seers of the tribes and the nations,
have been optimists.
- Helen Keller

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

Calm provides clarity. Pause to consider
the gifts you have been given,
the difference you have made
and the direction in which you are headed.
- Anonymous

It is never too late to become what you might have been.
- George Eliot

All life is change.
Release your attachment to the way things have been,
and wend your way joyfully
through life's unfolding majesty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues
have never been discovered.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No person was ever honored for what he received.
Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
- Calvin Coolidge

What is admirable about those
who have been of great service to humanity
is not that they suffered in being of service,
but that they found their source of happiness
(joy if you prefer) in that service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I accept everything that ever has been,
with no regrets, no resentments, and no call for vengeance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

Cheer for endings - whether goals have been met or not -
whether the ending is tidy or ragged.
Without endings, there would be neither the opportunity
nor the incentive to think new thoughts,
and to begin great new projects.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have compassion for everyone who has ever
been a player upon the stage of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How far you go in life depends on you being
tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving
and tolerant of the weak and the strong.
Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver

When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

NO ONE has been granted the authority to tell me
how my life should be lived.
I answer only to myself and to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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