Patti Smith Quotes
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Much has been said about Robert, and more will be added. Young men will adopt his gait. Young girls will wear white dresses and mourn his curls. He will be condemned and adored. His excesses damned or romanticized. In the end, truth will be found in his work, the corporeal body of the artist. It will not fall away. Man cannot judge it. For art sings of God, and ultimately belongs to him.
I got into letters, words, the rhythm of certain words together, and gradually started writing poems that were songs because of my obsession with rhythm. I love writing because there's acoustic-type typewriters and electric ones. It's a physical act, but the word is still trapped on the page.
Most of my heroes are men simply because most of the heaviest people in the world have been men. There hasn't been a woman who has done what Jimi Hendrix did. I don't blame that on anything; if a woman wanted to do it, she'd do it. If I wanted to do what Hendrix had done I should have learned to play the guitar ten years ago. Too bad I didn't have the discipline.