"Good news doesn't necessarily have to be a positive thing. Bringing good news is imparting hope to one's fellow man."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Patti Smith on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Patti Smith on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Patti Smith on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Patti Smith on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Patti Smith on Dalai Lama
"We tried not to age, but time had its rage."
"In art and dream may you proceed with abandon. In life may you proceed with balance and stealth."
"I'm not saying I wasn't flawed or amateurish. But you can never say I did anything to appease the music business."
"I don't think the Palestinian people or Afghan children or some other things I'm concerned about are at the top of other people's agendas - not right now, when America is going through such a recession and people are suffering across the board financially. But I think all that will change."
"I've always looked the same. Since I was a child, I hated having to deal with my hair. I hated having to change my clothes. As a kid, I had a sailor shirt and the same old corduroy pants, and that's what I wanted to wear everyday."