What I really like is an intelligent review. It doesn’t have to be positive. A review that has some kind of insight and sometimes people say something that’s startling or is so poignant.

Patti Smith Positive Quote

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.

Patti Smith Women Quote

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

Patti Smith Communication Quote

The idea of redemption is always good news even if it means sacrifice or some difficult times.

Patti Smith Good Quote

My mom loved rock ‘n roll. My father hated it. We couldn’t play it when he was around.

Patti Smith Mom Quote

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

Patti Smith Art Quote

I’m not saying I wasn’t flawed or amateurish. But you can never say I did anything to appease the music business.

Patti Smith Business Quote

Good news doesn’t necessarily have to be a positive thing. Bringing good news is imparting hope to one’s fellow man.

Patti Smith Hope Quote

From very early on in my childhood – four five years old – I felt alien to the human race. I felt very comfortable with thinking I was from another planet because I felt disconnected – I was very tall and skinny and I didn’t look like anybody else I didn’t even look like any member of my family.

Patti Smith Family Quote

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

To me punk rock is the freedom to create freedom to be successful freedom to not be successful freedom to be who you are. It’s freedom.

Patti Smith Freedom Quotes