Zitat des Tages von Patti Smith:
I like gettin' old.
I have bigger concerns than what pop stars are doing. I'm more concerned about our environment, what industrialists are doing to it.
First of all, anybody who has lasted 30 and went through the 60's is really a survivor.
I always enjoyed doing transgender songs.
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.
I've always felt outside of things; I've always felt different.
When I was young, I was offered my first recording contract in 1971 and was offered quite a bit of money if I would change my character and be a '70s version of Cher.
I learned a lot from Arthur Rimbaud. People talk about how he wanted to be a seer and do that through the derangement of the senses. What they forget was that he also advocated, sternly and austerely, that one must be able to go through all that - and then articulate it.
Since I was a child, I hated having to deal with my hair. I hated having to change my clothes. As a kid, I had a sailor shirt and the same old corduroy pants, and that's what I wanted to wear everyday.
Jesus died for somebody's sins but not mine.
Americans just don't know what being a movie star's all about.
In art and dream may you proceed with abandon. In life may you proceed with balance and stealth.
When I was young, all I wanted was to write books and be an artist.
What I wanted in life always was to write something as good as 'Pinocchio.' I wanted to write. I wanted to evolve. I wanted to grow.
My mom loved rock n' roll. My father hated it. We couldn't play it when he was around. He liked classical music and Duke Ellington.
Artists are traditionally resistant to labels.
I liked being on stage; I just didn't like the theatrical aspect of being in front of people.
The new artists coming through were very materialistic and Hollywood, not so engaged in communication.
Throughout my life, I happily deferred to family, companions, children.
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 think I'm constantly in a state of adjustment.
When I did 'Horses,' I never expected to make another album.
I know that some people have different personas for the different things they do, and I'm not criticizing that - maybe it's a good thing - but I'm the same old person, so I take everything in stride.
My father's mother was from Liverpool and she had this very beautiful English china. I only wanted to drink my cocoa out of my grandmother's cup and saucer.
Truthfully, I don't really think of myself as a photographer. I don't have all the disciplines and knowledge of a person who's spent their life devoted to photography.
Music television is all about the media-oriented version of what it is to be a rock star; it's not about what Bob Dylan or Jimi Hendrix were about - which included great images, sure, but they had spiritual and political and revolutionary content, too.
What a model of an artist was for me was an artist who worked. Picasso was the ultimate model, because the work ethic he had.
Those who have suffered understand suffering and therefore extend their hand.
Robert Mapplethorpe asked me to write our story the day before he died. I had never written a book of nonfiction, and so it took me almost two decades to write that book.
I'm a human being, I'm a friend, I'm a mom, I'm a writer, and I'm an artist. I do play electric guitar and all of that, but in the end, I'm just a person.
In fact, I thought my calling was to be a painter.
You're not a rock n' roll person four hours a day or even when you're on stage. It's become the rhythm of your whole life.
I know I'm a strong performer. I'm not an evolved musician.
As far as I'm concerned, being any gender is a drag.
I was quite an insomniac. I rarely slept as a child. Having God to talk to at night was nice.
An artist is somebody who enters into competition with God.