• 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 with doing good work and make the right choices and protect your work. And if you can build a good name, eventually, that name will be its own currency.

    "Patti Smith: Advice to the Young". Patti Smith's interview with Christian Lund at the Louisiana Literature festival at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, August 24, 2012.