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Just Kids

Patti Smith

Top 10 Best Quotes

“No one expected me. Everything awaited me.”

“Where does it all lead? What will become of us? These were our young questions, and young answers were revealed. It leads to each other. We become ourselves.”

“Everything distracted me, but most of all myself.”

“I learned from him that often contradiction is the clearest way to truth”

“What will happen to us?" I asked. "There will always be us," he answered.”

“I imagined myself as Frida to Diego, both muse and maker. I dreamed of meeting an artist to love and support and work with side by side.”

“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.”

“I don't think," he insisted. "I feel.”

“Who can know the heart of youth but youth itself?”

“So my last image was as the first. A sleeping youth cloaked in light, who opened his eyes with a smile of recognition for someone who had never been a stranger.”

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