Patti Smith believes that when people close to you die, you absorb what you most admire in them. "It’s like they leave a little gift."
“I’ve never heard her sing a false note.” Patti Smith at 72.
I will be having this book infused directly into my bloodstream.
"We talk some more about the men she loved, all gone, and she suddenly smiled, radiantly, and says, “I’ve had some cool boyfriends.”
"She has no airs — she washes her clothes in the hotel sink — and is polite to everyone, including autograph hunters and servers. She gives our waitress a ticket to her concert, and later I spot the young woman sensually dancing all through the set."