I came into music because I thought the presentation of poetry wasn't vibrant enough. So I merged improvised poetry with basic rock chords.

Patti Smith

Most Shared Quotes

James Weldon Johnson The battle was first waged over the right of the Negro to be classed as a human being with a soul later, as to whether he had sufficient intellect to master even the rudiments of learning and today it is being fought out over his social recognition.
Mark Shields There is always strength in numbers. The more individuals or organizations that you can rally to your cause, the better.
John Adams The essence of a free government consists in an effectual control of rivalries.
John Cleese If God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat?
Ernie Harwell I just have faith. It's just there. It's not any big deal.
Heather O’Reilly At least for soccer players, it comes down to a blend of two types of fitness - your base endurance, which comes from longer distance running, and your speed, which comes from sprint-based workouts.
Chief Joseph I pressed my father's hand and told him I would protect his grave with my life. My father smiled and passed away to the spirit land.
Alan Cohen It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Theodore Roosevelt Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering.
Barack Obama And I will do everything that I can as long as I am President of the United States to remind the American people that we are one nation under God, and we may call that God different names but we remain one nation.
Dr. Seuss How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?
Breckin Meyer I think reading is important for a variety of things. I mean, first of all, it's a way to get information and find out what's going on in the world. But also, it helps your imagination.
Robert Cormier I have always had a sense that we are all pretty much alone in life, particularly in adolescence.
Ato Boldon The first few weeks football players look at you like you are speaking a foreign language. My job is to get them to trust me, trust the system. I ask them to run in a way that makes no sense to them.
Nadia Comaneci I worked hard in gymnastics since the time I was six years old until I retired at 23 years of age.
June Singer Androgyny is not trying to manage the relationship between the opposites it is simply flowing between them.
John Cleese If I can get you to laugh with me, you like me better, which makes you more open to my ideas. And if I can persuade you to laugh at the particular point I make, by laughing at it you acknowledge its truth.
Simon Winchester The nature of catastrophe is, after all, reasonably unvarying in the way it ruins, destroys, wounds and devastates. But if something can be learned from the event - not least something as profound as the theory of plate tectonics - then it somehow puts the ruination into a much more positive light.
Christina Ricci I'm always in bed by 11 or 12 and people laugh all the time - they want me to hang out until two in the morning, but n-n-no, I need my nine hours.
Alan Greenspan An almost hysterical antagonism toward the gold standard is one issue which unites statists of all persuasions. They seem to sense... that gold and economic freedom are inseparable.

Patti Smith

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