“I was there for these moments, but so young and preoccupied with my own thoughts that I hardly recognized them as moments.”
– Patti Smith, Just Kids
Just Kids by Patti Smith made my heart pitter patter with the notion of a creative, artistic lifestyle. I felt alive and inspired after reading it. Here’s another favorite quote.
“I had lived in the world of my books, most of them written in the nineteenth century. Though I was prepared to sleep on benches, in subways and graveyards, until I got work, I was not ready for the constant hunger that gnawed at me. I was a skinny thing with a high metabolism and a strong appetite. Romanticism could not quench my need for food. Even Baudelaire had to eat. His letters contained many a desperate cry for want of meat and porter. I needed a job.”