- Americans just don't know what being a movie star's all about.
- Cohen, Scott (1976-12-14). Patti Smith: Can You Hear Me Ethiopia?. Circus Magazine.
- Look around you, all around you
Riding on a copper wave
Do you like the world around you?
Are you ready to behave?
- He spared the child and spoiled the rod
I have not sold myself to God!
- Babelogue, from Easter (1978)
- People have the power
To redeem the work of fools
Upon the meek the graces shower
It's decreed the people rule.
- Life is filled with holes
Johnny's laying there in his sperm coffin
The angel looks down at him and says "Oh, pretty boy
Can't you show me nothing but surrender?
About Patti Smith
- She is a soldier. She will not be defeated.
- Manson, Shirley (2004-04-15). The Immortals: The First Fifty. Rolling Stone Issue 946. Rolling Stone.