When we met, I don’t know, I can’t explain it - when you meet somebody that you connect with on such a level. She was like me: she was a tomboy, she loved sports, she was a rough-houser. We hit it off right away.
Joan Jett about Sandy West, Queens of Noise: The Real Story of the Runaways
“My view of feminism is all encompassing and empowering. My view of feminism means that you can go in there with the boys and you are just as powerful and you command respect, not that you have to separate from them to get your respect. Cause then they don’t see it. If you’re away from them, they have no way to learn anything.”
Joan Jett, Queens of Noise: the Real Story of the Runaways by evelynmcdonnell
“Kim grabbed hold of me backstage and said, ‘there’s someone I’d like you to meet’ I turned, and there, standing in front of me were none other than Robert Plant (who was wearing a Runaways 'Robert Loves Kim’ t-shirt) and Jimmy Page.” - Cherie Currie 'Neon Angel: A Memoir of a Runaway’
Joan Jett on being brought to tears by a standing ovation from Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono, and the entire Public Hall audience, backstage after being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Class of 2015