Top five Malcolm McLaren quotes

As one of the greatest self-publicists of the second half of the 20th century, Malcolm McLaren was responsible for his own library shelf of quotable quotes. In tribute, we select our top five... RIP

"I would have thought 'skulduggery', 'charlatan', 'svengali'. Or maybe: 'The man responsible for turning British culture into a cheap marketing gimmick'.'' When asked what words he thought would appear in the first paragraph of his obituary

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

"England deceives itself. It is a nation of liars"

"Fashion is the last repository of the marvellous."

"The Bollocks" was everything fake. And it still is."

“Rock and roll doesn't necessarily mean a band. It doesn't mean a singer, and it doesn't mean a lyric, really. It's that question of trying to be immortal.”

Malcolm McLaren: 1946-2010