"If anyone asks for your autograph they're showing you respect and give it back to them."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Johnny Rotton on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Johnny Rotton on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Johnny Rotton on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Johnny Rotton on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Johnny Rotton on Abraham Lincoln
"When you come from desperate poverty, and that's exactly what I come from, you know that nonsenses are not to be tolerated. I'm not sure who gains from chaos, but I know it's not the poor folks in the council flats. The politics of vindictiveness is never, ever anything like a solution."