„Before 1999, Tracey Emin and Sarah Lucas offered to get me exhibitions, but joining the Stuckists put a kaibosh on all that — because I wasn't prepared to be controlled. I agreed to co-found the Stuckists to be allowed to say what I wanted, and I left the Stuckists because I didn't really want to be in them in the first place.“
— Billy Childish
Milner, Frank (ed): The Stuckists Punk Victorian, p. 21. National Museums Liverpool, 2005.