Patti Smith Quotes

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Patti Smith Quotes

  • Americans just don’t know what being a movie star’s all about.

  • An artist is somebody who enters into competition with God.

  • An artist may have burdens the ordinary citizen doesn’t know, but the ordinary citizen has burdens that many artists never even touch.

  • Artists are traditionally resistant to labels.

  • As far as I’m concerned, being any gender is a drag.

  • Besides me wanting to be an artist, I wanted to be a movie star.

  • Christianity made us think there’s one heaven.

  • Everyone thinks of God as a man – you can’t help it – Santa Claus was a man, therefore God has to be a man.

  • First of all, anybody who has lasted 30 and went through the 60’s is really a survivor.

  • Horses pretty much broke as a record in England.

  • I always enjoyed doing transgender songs.

  • I had a really happy childhood – my siblings were great, my mother was very fanciful, and I loved to read. But there was always financial strife.

  • I have a daughter who’s 11 years old. Maybe she’ll grow up independent and really really heavy and become a movie star and she’ll play me in my life story.

  • I like gettin’ old.

  • I never thought I was gonna live to 30.

  • I think I’m constantly in a state of adjustment.

  • I’ve always thrived on the encouragement of others.

  • If I have any regrets, I could say that I’m sorry I wasn’t a better writer or a better singer.

  • In art and dream may you proceed with abandon. In life may you proceed with balance and stealth.

  • In fact, I thought my calling was to be a painter.

  • In the period where I had to live the life of a citizen – a life where, like everybody else, I did tons of laundry and cleaned toilet bowls, changed hundreds of diapers and nursed children – I learned a lot.

  • Jesus died for somebody’s sins but not mine.

  • Let’s just say that I think any person who aspires, presumes, or feels the calling to be an artist has a built-in sense of duty.

  • Maybe I’ll be 48 and die in the gutter in Paris.

  • Mohammed personally mapped out seven heavens. If he got to seven, you know there’s more.

  • My mother answers all my fan mail.

  • My sunglasses are like my guitar.

  • Never let go of that fiery sadness called desire.

  • No, my work does not reflect my sexual preferences, it reflects the fact that I feel total freedom as an artist.

  • People have the power to redeem the work of fools.

  • Rock n’ roll is dream soup, what’s your brand?

  • Somehow I started introducing writing into my drawings, and after a time, the language took over and I started getting very involved with the handwriting and then the look of the handwriting.

  • The new artists coming through were very materialistic and Hollywood, not so engaged in communication.

  • Then I read Little Women, and of course, like a lot of really young girls, I was very taken with Jo – Jo being the writer and the misfit.

  • Those who have suffered understand suffering and therefore extend their hand.

  • When I was younger, I felt it was my duty to wake people up. I thought poetry was asleep. I thought rock ‘n’ roll was asleep.
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