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Johnny Ramone[edit]

  • "Punk is right wing!"
  • "Radio is like television all they want to do is push crap on the public"
  • "It really worked when he got to a slower song like 'Danny Says' the production really worked tremendously. 'Rock 'N' Roll Radio' is really good. For the harder stuff, it didn't work as well."

-On working with Phil Spector for the album End of the Century.

  • "Hey, up yours, Springfield!"

-Said to an audience when he appeared in the Simpsons.

  • "I think Ronald Reagan was the best President of my lifetime."
  • "God bless President Bush, and God bless America."

Joey Ramone[edit]

  • "I enjoyed my life when I had nothing... and kinda like the idea of just being happy with me."
  • "Grass is for smoking not for throwing"
  • "The Democrats want my guns and the Republicans want my porno mags and I ain't giving up either"
  • "The girls always like that one"

-When they play "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" at concerts

  • "We played to an audience of five, but that's only if you include the bartender's dog."

- On the Ramones first performance at CBGB's

  • "I'd just like to say this gig sucks!"

-Said at an audience at a gig when he appeared in the Simpsons.

  • "We always stayed true to what the Ramones are."

Dee Dee Ramone[edit]

  • "We play so loud, all our other amps couldn't take it, but we got new ones and they...they really..uuh... they... work! You know, I mean- like- we can really... push 'em... I mean, we could blow this whole place up if we wanted to, it would set up everything...Ha ha!
  • "1-2-3-4!"
  • "Tommy was simply at the right place at the right time".
  • "Well I guess it was a miserable... uh... life. It's not easy being in a rock and roll band."
  • "You know, I liked to go out and spend a lot of money, like an outlaw. I could go out and buy a guchi watch, you know, like 'What time is it?', It's guchi time! I know what that means, it's about rising above oppression, you know I'm a negro too. I don't know what all the fuss was about, the album wasn't that great anyway. You know, I can't rap- I'm not a negro."

Tommy Ramone[edit]

  • "C.J. was credited for keeping the band young".
  • "John went and moved to Florida to go to college. And because he went to college before I did, we threw him a big farewell party for him. A week later I go outside my apartment, and there's John. I said 'What are you doing?'. He says 'I didn't like it down there'."

Marky Ramone[edit]

-Said to C.J., Johnny, and Joey during a gig when he appeared in the Simpsons.

  • "I was at this club with my friend, and he said 'You gotta see this band!'. And then the Ramones came out, and I basically said 'Shit! I wish I was in that band.'."

Richie Ramone[edit]

  • "I never co-wrote with any of them, I wrote all my songs on my own."
  • "Just being a Ramone and blessed with the opportunity, is fucking huge. A Ramones fan is somewhat of a special breed. You can never fool them into believing something that is not true. They are way too smart for that."

C.J. Ramone[edit]

  • "Go to Hell, you old bastard!"

-Said to Mr. Burns when he appeared on the Simpsons.

  • "Joey was the hippie of the group."

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