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Patti Smith

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Make your interactions with people transformational, not just transactional.

— Patti Smith


Freedom is...the right to write the wrong words.

— Patti Smith

#inspirational #words #freedom

I refuse to believe that Hendrix had the last possessed hand, that Joplin had the last drunken throat, that Morrison had the last enlightened mind.

— Patti Smith

#inspiration #janis-joplin #jim-morrison #music #originality

I imagined myself as Frida to Diego, both muse and maker. I dreamed of meeting an artist to love and support and work with side by side.

— Patti Smith

#patti-smith #dreams

In art and dream may you proceed with abandon. In life may you proceed with balance and stealth. For nothing is more precious than the life force and may the love of that force guide you as you go.

— Patti Smith


We were as Hansel and Gretel and we ventured out into the black forest of the world.

— Patti Smith

#faith #friendship #love #courage

Later he would say that the Church led him to God, and LSD led him to universe. He also said that art led him to the devil, and sex kept him with the devil.

— Patti Smith


I understood that in this small space of time we had mutually surrendered our loneliness and replaced it with trust.

— Patti Smith


In the war of magic and religion, is magic ultimately the victor? Perhaps priest and magician were once one, but the priest, learning humility in the face of God, discarded the spell for prayer.

— Patti Smith

#magic #magician #priest #religion #religion

Please, no matter how we advance in technology please don't abandon the book-there is nothing in our material world more beautiful than a book.

— Patti Smith


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Smith has recorded a cover of Buddy Holly's classic "Words of Love" for the CD Rave On Buddy Holly a tribute album tied to Holly's seventy-fifth birthday year which was released June 28 2011. A box set of her work up to that time The Patti Smith Masters came out in 1996 and 2002 saw the release of Land (1975–2002) a two-CD compilation that includes a memorable cover of Prince's "When Doves Cry". In the winter of 2004/2005 Smith toured again with Nader in a series of rallies against the Iraq War and called for the impeachment of George W.

On November 17 2010 Patti Smith won the National Book Award for her memoir Just Kids. Called the "Godmother of Punk" her work was a fusion of rock and poetry.

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