The Age of Innocence #7

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Patti Smith, at her most delightfully demure.

"Most of my poems are written to women because women are most inspiring. Who are most artists? Men. Who do they get inspired by? Women. The masculinity in me gets inspired by the female. I fall in love with men and they take over. I ain't no women's lib chick. So I can't write about a man, because I'm under his thumb, but a woman I can be male with. I can use her as my muse. I use women."
-- Patti Smith (from "Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk", by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain)

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