Patti Smith's Advice to the Young

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"Build a good name. Keep your name clean. Don’t make compromises, don’t worry about making a bunch of money or being successful. Be concerned about doing good work. Protect your work and if you build a good name, eventually that name will be its own currency. Life is like a roller coaster ride, it is never going to be perfect. It is going to have perfect moments and rough spots, but it’s all worth it."

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This is my most vivid memory, as a teen, of Patti Smith. Gotta say, it left a mark.

http://bit.ly/16ia3DV

Hint: Look closely at the album cover.

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