Ein Nachbar

Ein Nachbar hat gerade laut “Scheiße“ gerufen.

Sieht er sich eine Fernsehsendung mit Jan Böhmermann an?


Patti Smith


                        Patti Smith by Annie Leibovitz, Café de Flore


“Please, no matter how we advance technologically, please don’t abandon the book.“

“The French poet, Rimbaud, predicted that the next great crop of writers would be women. He was the first guy who ever made a big women’s liberation statement, saying that when women release themselves from the long servitude of men they’re really gonna gush. New rhythms, new poetries, new horrors, new beauties. And I believe in that completely.“

“I wish I could just project everything on the paper.“

“I wrote to give myself something to read.“

Without noticing, I slip into a light yet lingering malaise. Not a depression, more like a fascination for melancholia, which I turn in my hand as if it were a small planet, streaked in shadow, impossibly blue.“

“You’re about to become a young lady.” – I protested vehemently and announced that I was never going to become anything but myself, that I was of the clan of Peter Pan and we did not grow up.“

“I preferred an artist who transformed his time, not mirrored it.“

“I would rather write or record something great and have it overlooked than do mediocre work and have it be popular.“

“I had no proof that I had the stuff to be an artist, though I hungered to be one.“