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Americans just don't know what being a movie star's all about.
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An artist is somebody who enters into competition with God.
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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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Artists are traditionally resistant to labels.
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As far as I'm concerned, being any gender is a drag.
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Besides me wanting to be an artist, I wanted to be a movie star.
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Christianity made us think there's one heaven.
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Everyone thinks of God as a man - you can't help it - Santa Claus was a man, therefore God has to be a man.
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First of all, anybody who has lasted 30 and went through the 60's is really a survivor.
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Fred and I raised our children ourselves, and we went through the same kinds of firings other people did, including financial difficulties.
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Horses pretty much broke as a record in England.
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I always enjoyed doing transgender songs.
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I didn't really expect it to go anywhere.
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I didn't see myself as gifted enough to do the work, but I did think I could stir things up enough to wake people and maybe inspire those who had the greatness and should be working.
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I didn't think I was all of a sudden going to start doing poetry readings, or make a record and have a rock 'n' roll band.
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I had a really happy childhood - my siblings were great, my mother was very fanciful, and I loved to read. But there was always financial strife.
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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.
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I like gettin' old.
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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.
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I met DeKooning once in a bar and he put his hand on my knee right away. I knew I could model for him.
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I never thought I was gonna live to 30.
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I think I'm constantly in a state of adjustment.
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I want to make 40. I want to see it.
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I was still a baby bird when I was 28.
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I went to Glassboro State Teacher's College in New Jersey, which was about all I could afford because I put myself through school.
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I've always thrived on the encouragement of others.
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If I have any regrets, I could say that I'm sorry I wasn't a better writer or a better singer.
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In art and dream may you proceed with abandon. In life may you proceed with balance and stealth.
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In fact, I thought my calling was to be a painter.
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In the '70s, I had a very romantic idea about being out in the world and having a network of people working with me. I thought of it more as a military regiment.
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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.
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Jesus died for somebody's sins but not mine.
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Jesus died for somebody's sins, but not mine - My sins are my own, they belong to me.
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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.
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Maybe I'll be 48 and die in the gutter in Paris.
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Mohammed personally mapped out seven heavens. If he got to seven, you know there's more.
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My mother answers all my fan mail.
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My sunglasses are like my guitar.
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Never let go of that fiery sadness called desire.
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No, my work does not reflect my sexual preferences, it reflects the fact that I feel total freedom as an artist.
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People have the power to redeem the work of fools.
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Rock n' roll is dream soup, what's your brand?
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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.
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That's something I learnt from Joan Baez, who often sang songs that had a male point of view.
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The first record's like a book. It's like a poetry book.
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The new artists coming through were very materialistic and Hollywood, not so engaged in communication.
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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.
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Those who have suffered understand suffering and therefore extend their hand.
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When I was in high school, to me being a model was the heaviest. It was the logical extension of being an artist's mistress.
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When I was younger, I also dreamed of being an opera singer, simply because of Maria Callas.
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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.
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Patti Smith Events

TIME 100 Gala, TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center

2011-04-26

Metropolitan Opera gala premiere of 'Rossini's Le Comte Ory' - Inside Arrivals

2011-03-24

Special screening of The Next Three Days held at the Ziegfeld theater

2010-11-09

2010 Cannes International Film Festival - Day 9 - amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS Gala - Arrivals

2010-05-20

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