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

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

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

 

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

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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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

We did not change as we grew older;
we just became more clearly ourselves.
- Lynn Hall

I grew up in a very religious family.
I could read the Qu'ran easily at the age of five.
- Akhmad Kadyrov

I grew up not liking my father very much.
I never saw him cry.
But he must have.
Everybody cries.
- Charley Pride

I would be most content if my children grew up to be
the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly
of building enough bookshelves.
- Anna Quindlen

I grew up in a household where everybody lived at the top of his lungs.
- Frank Langella

There'll always be working people in my poems because I grew up with them,
and I am a poet of memory.
- Philip Levine

I grew up in a big family with a lot of kids around,
and I definitely want to have children as well.
- Heidi Klum

I grew up in a family in which political issues were often discussed,
and debated intensely.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

I grew up in a house where nobody had to tell me to
go to school every day and do my homework.
- Constance Baker Motley

Hollywood grew to be the most flourishing factory of
popular mythology since the Greeks.
- Alistair Cooke

I like the blues a lot.
I grew up on it.
- Morgan Freeman

We emphasize that we believe in change because we were born of it,
we have lived by it, we prospered and grew great by it.
So the status quo has never been our god,
and we ask no one else to bow down before it.
- Carl T. Rowan

I grew up with art from the innocent age of ten -
with art,
but with no sense of identity.
- John Lone

Few people know that I grew up in Germany and that
my family still lives there.
- Michael Strahan

First time he kissed me, he but only kissed The fingers
of this hand wherewith I write;
And,
ever since, it grew more clean and white.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I grew up in a family where many of our close friends were gay couples.
As well as that, every man goes through a period of
thinking they're attracted to another guy.
- Jake Gyllenhaal

Diana Ross is a big inspiration to all of us.
We all grew up watching everything about her -
her mike placement,
her grace, her style and her class.
- Beyonce Knowles

In Tennessee where I grew up, there were animals,
farms, wagons, mules.
- Tina Turner

Cleveland is the place I grew up and lived much of my adult life,
so it will always be a part of my soul.
- Mark Edwards

I got to meet some of the best people I've ever met,
and we all grew as people and as entertainers.
- Carrie Underwood

My sister and I are both diagnosed with second-hand smoke syndromes.
We have never smoked, but we grew up with second-hand smoke our entire lives.
- Loni Anderson

My faith grew strong, and I sent a letter (as I was ordered) to the Rev.
Dignitary of the Cathedral of Exeter.
I was assured, before I sent it, he would not answer it.
- Joanna Southcott

A boy's appetite grows very fast, and in a few moments the queer,
empty feeling had become hunger, and the hunger grew bigger and bigger,
until soon he was as ravenous as a bear.
- Carlo Collodi

The more love I craved, the more distant and abusive he grew.
The role I longed to play was never written into Ryan's script:
daughter.
- Tatum O'Neal

Yeah I grew up on the Westside of Detroit.
- Obie Trice

I go into a young film director's office these days and he says,
'Hey man, I know who you are.
I grew up watching 'McHale's Navy'.
And I think, 'Oh boy, here we go again'.
- Mako

The '70s were a time of turmoil and turnover.
But I grew up here.
I always wanted to play here.
- Carlton Fisk

I grew up in Washington, D.C.
But also loving the theater.
- Frank Rich

I grew up in a family where we weren't allowed to talk
about beauty or to put any emphasis on physical appearance.
- Pam Grier

I had always thought that once you grew up you could do anything you wanted -
stay up all night or eat ice-cream straight out of the container.
- Bill Bryson

I've always had a certain fascination.
It's basically paint what you know, and this is what I grew up with.
- Martin Mull

I grew up with the classics.
My mom and I would sit and watch "Singin' in the Rain" and "White Christmas" -
those kind of movies.
- Lucas Grabeel


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