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#1. 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. - Author: Joan Jett
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#2. I feel like it's my job to carry the torch. - Author: Joan Jett
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#3. A lot of people would say "well that's not a bad reputation. you sound like a pussy" and I would say yea. but I am passionate about music and being taken seriously about my music, so if you're going to mess with that, we have a problem. - Author: Joan Jett
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#4. Partly, I like a bad reputation. But I also want a reputation of being a good person. - Author: Joan Jett
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#5. Why there aren't people out there willing to have fun playing rock 'n' roll. I just don't get it. - Author: Joan Jett
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#6. 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. - Author: Joan Jett
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#7. Nobody knows what anticipation is anymore. Everything is so immediate. - Author: Joan Jett
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#8. It's hard to have a dialogue when you're name-calling. - Author: Joan Jett
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#9. You know I don't care if the world thinks I'm smart or not. - Author: Joan Jett
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#10. When I met you you were oh so sweet, now you give me the bread and you take all the meat. - Author: Joan Jett
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#11. I think it's what the times are demanding. If you're talking about the popular artists, they collaborate with a lot of different people and it seems to be in vogue now. It probably is indicative of the times. - Author: Joan Jett
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#12. I bought one of those Learn How to Play Guitar Chords By Yourself and it shows you the diagram where to put your hands and I took that in my room, sat with my singles and learned how to play guitar. - Author: Joan Jett
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#13. 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. - Author: Joan Jett
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#14. Well before I was in a band, I wanted to be everything from a vet, an astronaut, an archeologist was a big one. It could be very wide-ranging because I had a lot of different interests including music so I'm very happy where I wound up. - Author: Joan Jett
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#15. I think it's important to have mystique. - Author: Joan Jett
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#16. When you're singing songs about love and sex, you want everyone to think you're singing to them. Whether you're a boy, a girl, a woman, a man - whatever you're into, I can be that. - Author: Joan Jett
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#17. I plan to stay in music. I plan to keep making records. - Author: Joan Jett
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#18. 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. - Author: Joan Jett
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#19. Anyone who wants to know who I am can just read my lyrics - I've always written about who I am. - Author: Joan Jett
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#20. A lot of the songs I've recorded are songs I write. - Author: Joan Jett
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#21. I don't really care if you think I'm strange
I ain't gonna change! - Author: Joan Jett
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#22. Women are still second-class citizens. - Author: Joan Jett
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#23. I had a blast doing the Warped Tour, but it's good to be home, for sure. - Author: Joan Jett
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#24. Success isn't one straight line - it's a ladder, and there's always another rung above you to reach out for. Like anything else, there are ups and downs. - Author: Joan Jett
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#25. Just be yourself and everything will fall in line, the way it's supposed to be. If you're yourself, that's the best thing you can do, because you can never go "damn if I'd only been myself." Live an authentic life and you don't have to worry about your reputation. - Author: Joan Jett
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#26. 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. - Author: Joan Jett
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#27. My parents taught me I could be anything in the world I wanted to be. - Author: Joan Jett
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#28. 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. - Author: Joan Jett
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#29. I don't like to say where I'll be in 10 years. - Author: Joan Jett
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#30. 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. - Author: Joan Jett
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#31. Something happens, you can't even put your finger on it, and then you don't quite feel the same way anymore. All of a sudden, there's fights or something and you are going "who is this person?" I've seen this happen to other people and it has happened to me. - Author: Joan Jett
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#32. I've done some acting and a lot of different things, but mostly it's the music. - Author: Joan Jett
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#33. 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. - Author: Joan Jett
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#34. We all make judgments on people, but some are much more brutal than others. It's easy to say, 'Ya know, I'm not crazy about what she's wearing,' but you don't have to be nasty about it, and you don't have to be public about it. - Author: Joan Jett
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#35. To be so superfocused and honed in on one thing can be good because then you get what you're supposed to get done, done but you also miss out on other things. I could have spent more time with my family, and a million other little things. - Author: Joan Jett
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#36. Fetish is a straight-up sex song. - Author: Joan Jett
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#37. 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. - Author: Joan Jett
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#38. Pop music is not a threatening style of music. - Author: Joan Jett
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#39. 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. - Author: Joan Jett
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#40. 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. - Author: Joan Jett
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#41. 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. - Author: Joan Jett
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#42. I think the one-on-one gigs connecting with the fans - is the most important thing. That will help build your fan base. They'll talk about you, and word spreads. Those things are just as important as knowing how to play an E chord. - Author: Joan Jett
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#43. A girl can do what she wants to do / And that's what I'm gonna do, - Author: Joan Jett
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#44. The Runaways' audience was 90 percent male. That was kind of depressing ... Why don't women-our own gender-come out and support us? - Author: Joan Jett
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#45. 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. - Author: Joan Jett
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#46. The better your base is, and the more you know from experience, the better off you'll be when you try and make the big move. - Author: Joan Jett
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#47. 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. - Author: Joan Jett
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#48. You follow any family around, you're going to see elation, you're going to see disharmony. - Author: Joan Jett
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#49. I don't pay attention. I don't read stuff or message boards because you definitely get affected. You can read a hundred great comments, amazing comments, and have one bad one and that is all you can focus on and it wrecks your day. It says something about negativity and how it draws us somehow. - Author: Joan Jett
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#50. Can't break free from the things that you do. I wanna walk, but I run back to you, that's why I hate myself for loving you. - Author: Joan Jett
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#51. Well, I'll tell you, I don't know how aware teenagers are of me. I think it really depends on the teenager and how well-versed in music they are and what kind of music they like. - Author: Joan Jett
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#52. 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. - Author: Joan Jett
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#53. 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? - Author: Joan Jett
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#54. 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. - Author: Joan Jett
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#55. People are very sincere in their praise, and you can't take it lightly. - Author: Joan Jett
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#56. Obviously, some people are thick, and they're not gonna see what they don't want to see. - Author: Joan Jett
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#57. Cutting meat out of your diet is the best thing you can do for animals and your own health. - Author: Joan Jett
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#58. 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. - Author: Joan Jett
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#59. When you write songs you're commenting on love, you're commenting on sex, relationships, whatever it is that you decide to write about it. And I've wanted to write about politics or spiritual ideas for years. - Author: Joan Jett
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#60. I don't know if I get recognized necessarily, though I do get looked at a lot - but I don't know if it's because of who I am, or if people just think I look weird. - Author: Joan Jett
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#61. I'm not a list person. - Author: Joan Jett
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#62. I'm a good person. - Author: Joan Jett
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#63. People like to tear you down. People are always going to take shots. You've just got to go for it. - Author: Joan Jett
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#64. I love to engage with people who come to see us. - Author: Joan Jett
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#65. Obviously, the music and lyrics are in me, but if I let myself get in my own way, I do. I empty out and let it come, and then the music spirits take over. - Author: Joan Jett
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#66. The only good thing you ever said was goodbye. - Author: Joan Jett
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#67. Being onstage is everything thats good about life. - Author: Joan Jett
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#68. The thing I get out of it is the connection. I remember going to shows as a kid and meeting eyes with the people in the band, and knowing they are meeting eyes with you, and that moment, that smile, and that's your moment. I want to create millions of little moments for other people. - Author: Joan Jett
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#69. My job is intense. It's very physical. - Author: Joan Jett
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#70. 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. - Author: Joan Jett
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#71. A lot of the touring stuff has become a drag. Traveling itself is a drag. Anyone who's been to an airport knows that. - Author: Joan Jett
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#72. Things work in cycles. - Author: Joan Jett
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#73. Performance-wise, you really need to be down in the trenches; you need to do the hard work, for a lot of reasons: To build yourself as a performer, to get a sense of the audience, to work hard and to wonder, 'Do I really want to do this?' - Author: Joan Jett
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#74. I tend to keep my private life private. I think it's important to have mystique. It's important to keep people thinking and guessing, and you want everyone to think you're singing to them. - Author: Joan Jett
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#75. I learned how to scream from Marc Bolan. - Author: Joan Jett
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#76. 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. - Author: Joan Jett
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#77. People don't want to see women doing things they don't think women should do. - Author: Joan Jett
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#78. I love school. I was a great student. - Author: Joan Jett
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#79. Vegan With A Vengeance is on my kitchen shelf. This fun and creative book is delicious for people like me, who don't eat pets. - Author: Joan Jett
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#80. I'd like to just be a little bit more open to making mistakes and not worrying about it so much. - Author: Joan Jett
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#81. 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. - Author: Joan Jett
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#82. If you really believe in yourself, you cannot listen to other people. - Author: Joan Jett
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#83. I do not knowingly kill any living thing - including insects or rodents - and I thank my food for sustaining me. - Author: Joan Jett
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#84. I grew up in a world that told girls they couldn't play rock and roll. - Author: Joan Jett
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#85. Before I settled on music, I wanted to be an archaeologist, an astronaut, all sorts of really diverse things. - Author: Joan Jett
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#86. I'm not necessarily intimidated by really jocky guys. I can talk football with them, you know what I mean? - Author: Joan Jett
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#87. I don't wait till stage to use my sexuality. My zipper's down right now. I mean, I use it all the time. - Author: Joan Jett
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#88. We were really grown up for our age and it was an incredible special band. - Author: Joan Jett
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#89. I've always got something to say. - Author: Joan Jett
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#90. I leave for the show at least an hour ahead, and I do some vocal warm-ups, and that's pretty much it. - Author: Joan Jett
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#91. Rock 'n' roll music is what gets me off. - Author: Joan Jett
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#92. In pop music, you say, 'You can do what you want to me.' Rock 'n' roll says, 'I'm gonna do what I want to you.' - Author: Joan Jett
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#93. You know, I have a really tough time finding new bands. - Author: Joan Jett
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#94. If you are gonna live your life, just try to not be crazy, have fun but have some focus and some purpose and try to know what that is. If you don't know now, try to figure it out. - Author: Joan Jett
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#95. I know music is subjective. - Author: Joan Jett
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#96. Happiness doesn't necessarily lie in material things. You just have to put yourself in a position to be happy. If you can do what you love for a living, that's a good start. - Author: Joan Jett
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#97. I think what people see in me is one slice of who I am. It does permeate my life in the sense that I don't like to be told what to do, or how to be, or how I can do it. But I'm probably a lot tamer than people would expect. - Author: Joan Jett
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#98. Disharmony is natural in any band. - Author: Joan Jett
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#99. Women play cellos and violins in symphony orchestras. They're playing Beethoven and Bach. What do you mean they can't play rock and roll? - Author: Joan Jett
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#100. You can never say never. I'm not sure if I even want to. I just don't know. Some of it is just not able to be reached, you can't remember some of it and the people that could help you remember have passed away. It might have to remain a remain. - Author: Joan Jett
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