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Patti Smith Quote: “As an artist, I used to think that my responsibility was to do good work. But I had to learn from the 70s on that being a public figure presents another aspect of responsibility.”
Patti Smith Quote: “When I stopped performing for 16 years and lived in Michigan and was married and raising my children, I wrote about four or five books. I haven’t published them.”
Patti Smith Quote: “People say hello to me. I mean, sometimes the sanitation truck goes by and says, hey Patti...”
Patti Smith Quote: “It’s not so easy writing about nothing.”
Patti Smith Quote: “If the postman is saying hello to you, then I feel like, wow, thats something special.”
Patti Smith Quote: “My father came a couple of times, but he always blamed his hearing loss on my loud amplifiers. So he didn’t come anymore, but I had his support.”
Patti Smith Quote: “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.”
Patti Smith Quote: “It’s not that I have compromised or anything, but it’s always been important to me to take good care of myself and be a good example. I’m not much a role model in terms of hair care, though.”
Patti Smith Quote: “Images have their way of dissolving and then abruptly returning, pulling along the joy and pain attached to them like tin cans rattling from the back of an old-fashioned wedding vehicle.”
Patti Smith Quote: “Americans just don’t know what being a movie star’s all about.”
Patti Smith Quote: “These are the times, the times of our own, these are the shapes the world we formed.”
Patti Smith Quote: “Those things are forbidden, as entreating the angels with prayer. I know that very well, one cannot ask for a life, or two lives. One can only warrant the hope of an increasing potency in each man’s heart.”
Patti Smith Quote: “The Chelsea was like a doll’s house in the Twilight Zone, with a hundred rooms, each a small universe.”
Patti Smith Quote: “What is the heart but a small hand of agonies?”
Patti Smith Quote: “I don’t know why, the very first word on my very first record is ‘Jesus.’ I still invoke him as an entity to reckon with.”
Patti Smith Quote: “I’m not really a nostalgic person.”
Patti Smith Quote: “My mother loved rock and roll. She loved high-energy music.”
Patti Smith Quote: “I wanted to go to Portland because it’s a really good book town.”
Patti Smith Quote: “I had one of those headaches. It kept pounding and got into that crazy realm where the guillotine seems like a good idea.”
Patti Smith Quote: “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.”
Patti Smith Quote: “I wasn’t writing, I wasn’t drawing, and personality-wise, I was just completely arrogant. I’m not trying to be overly apologetic for my behavior – I wasn’t evil. The lifestyle I had was one that lent itself to becoming more and more self-involved.”
Patti Smith Quote: “I hate being confined, especially when it’s for my own good.”
Patti Smith Quote: “I’m going to promote myself exactly as I am, with all my weak points and my strong ones. My weak points are that I’m self-conscious and often insecure, and my strong point is that I don’t feel any shame about it.”
Patti Smith Quote: “I hate to be enclosed. I don’t like bathroom doors – I don’t shut them. In fact, in my house, I have no doors.”
Patti Smith Quote: “An artist may have burdens the ordinary citizen doesn’t know, but the ordinary citizen has burdens that many artists never even touch.”
Patti Smith Quote: “I knew if I lived long enough I would be poet laureate of something.”
Patti Smith Quote: “I like energy. I like to feel it cracklin’, I like sexual energy in a room, and I like tension.”
Patti Smith Quote: “Robert was concerned with how to make the photograph, and I with how to be the photograph.”
Patti Smith Quote: “I know from an early age that I’m very comfortable in front of people. When I was a young girl, I’d love giving book reports.”
Patti Smith Quote: “Besides me wanting to be an artist, I wanted to be a movie star.”
Patti Smith Quote: “I’ve always thrived on the encouragement of others.”
Patti Smith Quote: “I could have a job as a teacher because I like talking in front of people.”
Patti Smith Quote: “I hated the makeup. I hated all that pancake makeup. I didn’t really like dressing for parts.”
Patti Smith Quote: “I wrote to give myself something to read.”
Patti Smith Quote: “Our quiet rage gives us wings, the possibility to negotiate the gears winding backwards uniting all time.”
Patti Smith Quote: “Some things are not lost but sacrificed.”
Patti Smith Quote: “Half-empty paper coffee cups. Half-eaten deli sandwiches. An encrusted soup bowl. Here is joy and neglect. A little mescal. A little jacking off, but mostly just work. – This is how I live, I am thinking.”
Patti Smith Quote: “These things were in my mind from the first moment I entered the vocal booth. The gratitude I had for rock and roll as it pulled me through a difficult adolescence. The joy I experienced when I danced. The moral power I gleaned in taking responsibility for one’s action. – Patti Smith.”
Patti Smith Quote: “He picks the lock of her dreams with her own hairpin.”
Patti Smith Quote: “I just like living in certain atmospheres. Or I just like people as they are.”
Patti Smith Quote: “I wanted to see who this Yeats person was, and I said to my mother, ‘I want a book by this person.’ And she bought it for me, and a lot of it was over my head, but I had it.”
Patti Smith Quote: “Fate has a hand but is not the hand.”
Patti Smith Quote: “Those were mystical times. An era of small pleasures.”
Patti Smith Quote: “I commenced with my chores, whistling an oft-forgotten tune, certain that we, as the seasons, prevail and that ten thousand years is yet a blink in the eye of a ringed planet or that of an archangel armed with a sword of glass.”
Patti Smith Quote: “Often the simplest song is the hardest to write.”
Patti Smith Quote: “I always wear the same thing onstage.”
Patti Smith Quote: “I personally am not interested in people trying to pigeonhole me.”
Patti Smith Quote: “There are so many great 19th-century photographers, and it’s really my favorite period, but the amateurs did such beautiful work.”
Patti Smith Quote: “Build a good name. Keep your name clean. Don’t make compromises, don’t worry about making a bunch of money or being successful. Be concerned with doing good work. And make the right choices and protect your work. And if you build a good name, eventually, that name will be its own currency.”
Patti Smith Quote: “I think its very important that we enjoy our life, that we get everything we can out of it.”
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