"We tried not to age, but time had its rage."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Patti Smith on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Patti Smith on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Patti Smith on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Patti Smith on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Patti Smith on Robert Frost
"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."
"The new artists coming through were very materialistic and Hollywood, not so engaged in communication."