Patti Smith Quotes

Patti Smith Quotes: Lets 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.
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Patti Smith Quote: For me, personally, I think drugs are sacred and should be used for work. That's what I believe in. Drugs have a real shamanistic value. I can handle drugs. I've never had a problem.
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Quotes about Patti Smith: The moment of creative impulse is what an artist gives you. You look at a Pollock, and it can't give you the tools to do a painting like that yourself, but in doing the work, Pollock shares with you the moment of creative impulse that drove him to do that work.
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Quote about Patti Smith: Nothing is a hobby - each discipline is its own world with its own high standards. Of course, every artist has 'minor works' that they do, but I don't think I have any 'minor disciplines.'
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Patti Smith Sayings: I really don't want somebody writing something positive about me if they don't believe in it. I'd rather somebody write something real mean. I like reading bad stuff, it gets me excited. In fact, the only reviews I keep are the bad ones 'cause I think they're the cool ones.
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Patti Smith Saying: A writer, or any artist, can't expect to be embraced by the people [but] you just keep doing your work - because you have to, because it's your calling.
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Sayings about Patti Smith: Besides me wanting to be an artist, I wanted to be a movie star.
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Saying about Patti Smith: An artist may have burdens the ordinary citizen doesn't know, but the ordinary citizen has burdens that many artists never even touch.
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Patti Smith Quotes: I never felt oppressed because of my gender. When I'm writing a poem or drawing, I'm not a female; I'm an artist.
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Patti Smith Quote: I didn't want any middle-of-the-road creep. I always wanted the toughest guy in school, the guy from south Philly who wore tight black pants. Y'know, the guy who carried the umbrella and wore white shirts with real thin black ties. I was really nuts over this guy named Butchie Magic 'cause he let me carry his switchblade.
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Quotes about Patti Smith: 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.
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Quote about Patti Smith: For Christmas every year, my mother used to give me those cheap little diaries that would tell your horoscope and provide a little blank slot for each day.
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Patti Smith Sayings: I'm not much a role model in terms of hair care, though.
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Patti Smith Saying: I always wanted to be an artist, writer and poet since I was seven, and one has to live long enough to evolve as an artist and do one's finest work.
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Sayings about Patti Smith: 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.
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Saying about Patti Smith: We used to laugh at our small selves, saying that I was a bad girl trying to be good and that he was a good boy trying to be bad. Through the years these roles would reverse, then reverse again, until we came to accept our dual natures. We contained opposing principles, light and dark.
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Patti Smith Quotes: ...heroine: the artist, the premier mistress writhering in a garden graced w/highly polished blades of grass... release (ethiopium) is the drug...an animal howl says it all...notes pour into the caste of freedom...the freedom to be intense...to defy social order and break the slow kill monotony of censorship. to break from the long bonds of servitude-ruthless adoration of the celestial shepherd. let us celebrate our own flesh-to embrace not ones race mais the marathon-to never let go of the fiery sadness called desire.
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Patti Smith Quote: Pollution is a necessary result of the inability of man to reform and transform waste.
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