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Patti Smith Quotes

Birth Date: 1946-12-30 (Monday, December 30th, 1946)



    • Americans just don't know what being a movie star's all about.
    • An artist is somebody who enters into competition with God.
    • Artists are traditionally resistant to labels.
    • 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.
    • I always enjoyed doing transgender songs.
    • I can't say I was a Rasta but I went through a period when I was studying all aspects of Rastafarianism, including smoking a lot of pot while reading the Bible!
    • 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 look at these kids, you know, and I could be their mother, their mistress, their older woman. Some of the kids at the concerts are 15.
    • I only planned it out till I was 28. I figured at 28, the black dress, the gutter in Paris, I had it - like a B movie of Piaf.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Mohammed personally mapped out seven heavens. If he got to seven, you know there's more.
    • No, my work does not reflect my sexual preferences, it reflects the fact that I feel total freedom as an artist
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Never let go of that fiery sadness called desire.
    • 'Gloria (In Excelsis Deo)': Jesus died For somebody's sins But not mine
    • 'Rock N Roll Nigger': Look around you, all around you Riding on a copper wave Do you like the world around you? Are you ready to behave?
    • 'People Have the Power': People have the power To redeem the work of fools Upon the meek the graces shower It's decreed the people rule
    • 'Land': Life is filled with holes Johnny's laying there in his sperm coffin The angel looks down at him and says 'Oh, pretty boy Can't you show me nothing but surrender?
    • 'Babelogue': He spared the child and spoiled the rod I have not sold myself to God!
    • She is a soldier. She will not be defeated.
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