• Please, no matter how we advance technologically, please don't abandon the book. There is nothing in our material world more beautiful than the book."(Acceptance speech, National Book Award 2010 (Nonfiction), November 17, 2010)

    Patti Smith
  • Freedom is...the right to write the wrong words

    Patti Smith
  • I learned from him that often contradiction is the clearest way to truth

    Patti Smith
  • Make your interactions with people transformational, not just transactional

    Patti Smith
  • The artist seeks contact with his intuitive sense of the gods, but in order to create his work, he cannot stay in this seductive and incorporeal realm. He must return to the material world in order to do his work. It's the artist's responsibility to balance mystical communication and the labor of creation

    Patti Smith
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