Man is the only creature that consumes without producing... Yet he is lord of all the animals. He sets them to work, he gives back to them the bare minimum that will prevent them from starving, and the rest he keeps for himself." "No question now, what had happened to the faces of the pigs. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which."
"they had come to a time when no one dared speak his mind, when fierce, growling dogs roamed everywhere, and when you had to watch your comrades torn to pieces after confessing to shocking crimes." “Napoleon is always right”
“He was instantly charismatic, everyone in the room focused around him” Deborah van der Beek
“When we were short on food, Joe would go out and busk and get provisions for the whole group” Gale Kennedy
“I figured I sacked 48 people once” Joe Strummer
“We learnt to do it by ourselves, thats the punk ethos, you gotta be able to go there and do it for your self, caus no ones gonna give it to you” Joe
“I really believe you gotta live something to sing about it in a convincing way, when you hear a great song, they’ve torn that piece out of their life” Joe Strummer
“We were almost stalinists in the way that you had to shed all friends, or everything you’d known, or every way you’d played before” Joe Strummer
“I don’t know what I’m after, if i knew what I was after I probably wouldn’t go after it” Joe Strummer
“Joe had a way with words, a sense of narrative and drama... Joe would have more ideas in a rhyming couplet than some people would have in their whole fucking album” Don Letts
“Mick’s an emotional guy, wears his heart on his sleeve, and quite often was the fall guy for things that Joe was actually...