Patti Smith: Author Bio About and Best Quotes

Ten of My Favorite Patti Smith Quotes 

Quotes, who doesn’t love a good quote? This series of articles we look at Top 10 Famous Quotes by Author Patti Smith, author quotes are always a challenge and fun to pick, with Patti Smith you will find my Ten favorites of Patti Smith’s quotes. 

About Patti Smith

PATTI SMITH is an artist, author, performer, and writer. In the 1970s, she gained recognition for fusing poetry and rock. As a recording artist, she has released twelve albums, including Horses, which Rolling Stone rated as one of the top 100 albums of all time.

Smith’s first exhibition was at the Gotham Book Mart in 1973, and she has been represented by the Robert Miller Gallery since 1978. The books she has written include Just Kids, which won the National Book Award in 2010, Wītt, Babel, Woolgathering, The Coral Sea, and Auguries of Innocence.

Smith was awarded the title Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres in 2005, the highest award an artist can receive from the French government. In 2007, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

In 1980, Smith married musician Fred Sonic Smith. A son, Jackson, and a daughter, Jesse, were born to them. He lives in New York City.

Born: Chicago, Illinois
Genre: Poetry, Memoir

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Popular Quotes

“No one expected me. Everything awaited me.”
― Patti Smith, Just Kids

 “Please, no matter how we advance technologically, please don’t abandon the book. There is nothing in our material world more beautiful than the book.”

(Acceptance speech, National Book Award 2010 (Nonfiction), November 17, 2010)”
― Patti Smith

“Where does it all lead? What will become of us? These were our young questions, and young answers were revealed. It leads to each other. We become ourselves.”
― Patti Smith, Just Kids

 “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

 “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, Just Kids

 “Well I haven’t fucked much with the past,
But I’ve fucked plenty with the future.

– Babelogue”
― Patti Smith, Patti Smith Collected Lyrics, 1970-2015

“What will happen to us?” I asked. “There will always be us,” he answered.”
― Patti Smith, Just Kids

 “I learned from him that often contradiction is the clearest way to truth”
― Patti Smith, Just Kids

“Everything distracted me, but most of all myself.”
― Patti Smith, Just Kids

“Freedom is…the right to write the wrong words.”
― Patti Smith

10 Famous Quotes by Author Patti Smith

So there you have it my Ten favorite quotes by Patti Smith, please comment below and share your favorite quotes by the fantastic author Patti Smith.  Furthermore, if you find any Authors not covered for there, top 10 quotes let me know and I will review their works and find some of their best quotes as has been done here for Patti Smith. 

One Final Bonus – Patti Smith Quote 

“I believe that we, that this planet, hasn’t seen its Golden Age. Everybody says its finished … art’s finished, rock and roll is dead, God is dead. Fuck that! This is my chance in the world. I didn’t live back there in Mesopotamia, I wasn’t there in the Garden of Eden, I wasn’t there with Emperor Han, I’m right here right now and I want now to be the Golden Age …if only each generation would realize that the time for greatness is right now when they’re alive … the time to flower is now.”

― Patti Smith

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