"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."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Patti Smith on Maya Angelou
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."Patti Smith on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."Patti Smith on Reinhold Niebuhr
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."Patti Smith on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."Patti Smith on Mahatma Gandhi
"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'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."
"The new artists coming through were very materialistic and Hollywood, not so engaged in communication."