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 build a good name, eventually, that name will be its own currency.

Patti Smith‘s advice to the young, by way of William S. Burroughs – a fine addition to our library of noteworthy advice. (via explore-blog)

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