'One Way or Another' You're Going to Find These Blondie Quotes Useful

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You'll never get tired of these Blondie quotes.

Our Favorite Blondie Quotes Ever

Founded by singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein, Blondie quickly became America's favorite rock band of the 1970s. The band's founders in addition to members Gary Valentine, Clem Burke and Jimmy Destri left us with some powerful quotes throughout the years. We've been able to gain a behind the scenes look at Blondie by some confessions of its members.

Blondie was more than just a band, it was a musical and cultural movement. Fusing elements of punk, disco, reggae and early rap music, the band always had something new and exciting for fans. Not to mention, Debbie was an absolute icon herself.

In celebration of Debbie's 74th birthday, we've compiled a list of some of our favorite Blondie quotes. Although we hear a lot from Debbie, we also learn from Chris, Gary, Clem and Jimmy. Whether we get insight on the band or more personal details, these quotes are everything we could've ever wanted from Blondie.

Blondie Quotes That'll Bring You Back To The '70s

  • "I mean I think that Blondie's influence is a little bit in a way more eclectic than those bands." - Debbie Harry

  • "A thing we always talk about in today's culture is that nobody is an outsider - everybody's kind of a hipster on the inside." - Chris Stein

  • "Lately I've been believing that music predates speech." - Debbie Harry

  • "It was never one thing where anyone said 'let’s stop'. We just stopped." - Jimmy Destri

  • "The key in controlling my asthma is pretty simple: I have a good professional diagnosis, and I follow my doctor's instructions closely. You need to acknowledge both." - Gary Valentine

  • "I think it's a Blondie tradition that all of our albums sort of have a wide spread of styles." - Debbie Harry

  • "We have more acceptance and credibility from being away for so long. Our songs have a life of their own. It's like having a career without having a career." - Clem Burke

Bring On The Nostalgia With These Blondie Quotes

  • "We're a pop art band. Not a pop band." - Chris Stein

  • "Being hot never hurts!" - Debbie Harry

  • "In the early days, I often felt that I was taking a math test when we were playing. It was a profound feeling of having to prove myself." - Chris Stein

  • "We didn't set out to imitate or parody ourselves." - Clem Burke

  • "The only person I really believe in is me." - Debbie Harry

  • "Suddenly, with the advent of women in the music business, they began to realize Debbie's importance." - Clem Burke

  • "Asthma doesn't affect me, even though I have it. It can seem like it wants to act up a little if I'm nervous before going on stage, but that's natural to many performers. If I think it's going to be a problem, I just reach for my inhaler." - Gary Valentine

Take A Trip To The Past With These Blondie Quotes

  • "Our fans come from a wide age group. At our shows, the kids are down in the front and the bald guys are in the back. They're all interested and curious." - Chris Stein

  • "I have a lot of regrets, but I'm not going to think of them as regrets." - Debbie Harry

  • "We tap into a lot of things from musical history when making the songs." - Chris Stein

  • "I don't mind if my skull ends up on a shelf as long as it's got my name on it." - Debbie Harry

  • "The word 'iconic' is used too frequently - an icon is a statue carved in wood. It was shocking at first, when I got that reference. It was a responsibility, and it's impossible to live up to - you're supposed to be dead, for one thing." - Debbie Harry

  • "I'm a culture vulture, and I just want to experience it all." - Debbie Harry

  • "It feels like a continuation of the Blondie sound. It's very eclectic. Our influences are not all musical. We're influenced by art, culture, camp values and irony. That's what puts us away from the rest of the pack." - Clem Burke

  • "The only person I really believe in is me." - Debbie Harry

These Blondie Quotes Will Keep Rock Music Alive

  • "After the band broke up, songs like '99 Luftballons' came out and took our formula, not that we ever had a formula. It was just one aspect of us that they copied. That went of for a little while." - Jimmy Destri

  • "I do know the effect that music still has on me - I'm completely vulnerable to it. I'm seduced by it." - Debbie Harry

  • "I always work on New Year's Eve, no matter what." - Debbie Harry

  • "The key in controlling my asthma is pretty simple: I have a good professional diagnosis, and I follow my doctor's instructions closely. You need to acknowledge both." - Gary Valentine

  • "Something's that written out is okay, but it's not always a clear indication of what a person means." - Debbie Harry

  • "I guess people assume I have some sort of totally magical life, but I'm a working musician, fortunately. I've worked on my craft, and I'm very fortunate I've been able to survive in a very competitive industry and enjoy my success. It's not easy." - Debbie Harry

  • "We exploded after a while and made a lot of horrendously stupid mistakes." - Chris Stein

  • "It's amazing to me to see how bands evolve and how they take all their influences and come up with their own sound." - Debbie Harry

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