"The idea of redemption is always good news, even if it means sacrifice or some difficult times."
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."Patti Smith on Edmund Burke
"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come."Patti Smith on Dalai Lama
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."Patti Smith on Albert Einstein
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."Patti Smith on Anne Frank
"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."Patti Smith on Abraham Lincoln
"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."