Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Malcolm Mclaren Quotes. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
I’ve always embraced failure as a noble pursuit. It allows you to be anti whatever anyone wants you to be, and to break all the rules.
I saw a picture of Elvis in blue lame, and thought that if I could recreate that suit and walk down the King’s Road in it, someone might pick me up and take me off on a crazy adventure.
Stealing things is a glorious occupations, particularly in the art world.
Sid Vicious began the age of participation in which everyone could be the artist. Sid proved that you don’t have to play well to be the star. You can play badly, or not even at all. I endorsed that attitude. If you can’t write songs, no problem – simply steal one and change it to your taste.
I always said punk was an attitude. It was never about having a Mohican haircut or wearing a ripped T-shirt. It was all about destruction, and the creative potential within that.
Through all aspects of society be it art, design, the financial markets, government, technology or communications we are witnessing unprecedented global transformation – the result of which is impossible to predict.
The thing about Paris, it’s a great city for wandering around and buying shoes and nursing a cafe au lait for hours on end and pretending you’re Baudelaire. But it’s not a city where you can work.
Art school had taught me it was far better to be a flamboyant failure than any kind of benign success.
Rock and roll doesn’t necessarily mean a band. It doesn’t mean a singer, and it doesn’t mean a lyric, really. It’s that question of trying to be immortal.
The Pistols were like my work of art. They were my canvas.
I never intended for the Sex Pistols to be immeasurably successful.
Don’t kill the golden goose.
Punk’s influence on music, movies, art, design and fashion is no longer in doubt. It is used as the measurement for what is cool.
I left school at 16 and my mother got me a job as a trainee wine taster. But one day I followed some girls into St Martin’s art school and saw a voluptuous woman sitting on a stool being sketched. I decided to get myself fired.
There are two rules I’ve always tried to live by: turn left, if you’re supposed to turn right; go through any door that you’re not supposed to enter. It’s the only way to fight your way through to any kind of authentic feeling in a world beset by fakery.