Billy Idol

Quotes: Billy Idol

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    It doesn't matter about money; having it, not having it. Or having clothes, or not having them. You're still left alone with yourself in the end.
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    My dad was one of the reasons I got into rock and roll, because I was learning the ropes of his business, which was selling powertools, and I was looking for a way out from under his heel. I was like, 'Where's the fun? Where's the glamour?'
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    My hair used to be real long, and my parents were encouraged when I cut it. They thought I was going 'straight,' but I was just getting weirder - at least in their eyes. I was getting into the punk thing.
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    Part of the punk attitude was that you should project your music through your whole body... show your personality as much as possible.
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    The world goes on, you go on and you change. You want to show the fans those changes, and you want to be able to verbalize them.
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    There was a time when my whole life was in chaos, really, and I didn't help myself sort it out. But one day I came to my senses, and I think I was lucky because a lot of people don't.
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    When I started out, everyone seemed to be adopting these names... Johnny Rotten, Sid Vicious. I wasn't really Rotten or Vicious or Nasty, so I wanted something a bit more funny - yet something that seemed real rock 'n' roll... something that acknowledged my ambition.
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