Joni Mitchell Quotes, Sayings, Remarks, Thoughts and Speeches

Joni Mitchell Quotes and Sayings

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    At the point where I'm trying to force something and it's not happening, and I'm getting frustrated with, say, writing a poem, I can go and pick up the brushes and start painting. At the point where the painting seems to not be going anywhere, I go and pick up the guitar. Joni Mitchell | Refcard PDF
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    Back then, I didn't have a big organization around me. I was just a kid with a guitar, traveling around. My responsibility basically was to the art, and I had extra time on my hands. There is no extra time now. There isn't enough time. Joni Mitchell | Refcard PDF
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    Buddy Holly and the early rock 'n' roll was no lighter than the way I play. It's very minimal. Joni Mitchell | Refcard PDF
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    Everyone I know has attention deficit, and they say it with great pride. It's a bad time to be right. Joni Mitchell | Refcard PDF
  • 5
    I can't remember anything I ever wrote. Joni Mitchell | Refcard PDF
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    I don't understand why Europeans and South Americans can take more sophistication. Why is it that Americans need to hear their happiness major and their tragedy minor, and as jazzy as they can handle is a seventh chord? Are they not experiencing complex emotions? Joni Mitchell | Refcard PDF
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    I hate show business. Joni Mitchell | Refcard PDF
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    I have one piece of music, since 1997, and I don't see it having lyrics. Where does it go in this world? So I haven't recorded it. Joni Mitchell | Refcard PDF
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    I learned a woman is never an old woman. Joni Mitchell | Refcard PDF
  • 10
    I think I would go further into fine arts, I think, if I were to continue. Joni Mitchell | Refcard PDF
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    I've got 50 different tunings in the guitar. Joni Mitchell | Refcard PDF
  • 12
    Ira Gershwin, shame on him. I mean, some of the writing. Joni Mitchell | Refcard PDF
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    My name had gone stale, and no matter how progressive I got, it was my time to die. Joni Mitchell | Refcard PDF
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    No one likes to have less than they had before. That's the nature of the human animal. Joni Mitchell | Refcard PDF
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    Nobody understood The Reoccurring Dream, but after September 11, when we were coerced to do a national duty and go out and shop, surely people could begin to see what I was getting at. Joni Mitchell | Refcard PDF
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    Not to dismiss Gershwin, but Gershwin is the chip; Ellington was the block. Joni Mitchell | Refcard PDF
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    Paul Simon started piling up a lot of words, more than the bar could handle, and I stopped! Joni Mitchell | Refcard PDF
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    Sorrow is so easy to express and yet so hard to tell. Joni Mitchell | Refcard PDF
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    The Beginning of Survival is my best album. I am very proud of it, and I am surprised at it, too. I thought some of Travelogue was a little heavy, but I don't think this is heavy. Joni Mitchell | Refcard PDF
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    The more decadent a culture gets, the more they have a need for what they don't have at all, which is innocence, so you end up with kiddie porn and a perverse obsession with youth. Joni Mitchell | Refcard PDF
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    There are things to confess that enrich the world, and things that need not be said. Joni Mitchell | Refcard PDF
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    There was this mountain village in Russia where my music was getting in on some German radio station. I remember this because music used to get up to Saskatchewan from Texas. Late at night after the local station closed down. Joni Mitchell | Refcard PDF
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    This is a nation that has lost the ability to be self-critical, and that makes a lie out of the freedoms. Joni Mitchell | Refcard PDF
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    We have a war dictator who was not elected, he snuck in. so he punishes people that threaten him in any way, or even say something he doesn't like. It has no resemblance to democracy. Joni Mitchell | Refcard PDF
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    We managed to put together a compilation that had some creativity to it. In the meantime I was listening to the free radio stations and I noticed that during their war coverage they were playing these songs born out of the Vietnam War that were all critical of the soldiers. Joni Mitchell | Refcard PDF
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    When you're trying to pass on the best of the stuff you're culling to what should be a hungry culture but you have it diminished... that's kind of disappointing. Joni Mitchell | Refcard PDF
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    With a painting, you don't have to go back and paint it again. Joni Mitchell | Refcard PDF
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    You could write a song about some kind of emotional problem you are having, but it would not be a good song, in my eyes, until it went through a period of sensitivity to a moment of clarity. Without that moment of clarity to contribute to the song, it's just complaining. Joni Mitchell | Refcard PDF
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    You have this mounting aggressive ignorance with the rabbit's foot of their particular religion. You don't really have any kind of spiritual law, just a kind of a rabid mental illness. The songs are a little slice of life. Joni Mitchell | Refcard PDF
  • 30
    You know, Neil Young is singing Rock n' roll will never die, and Neil never rocked and rolled in his life. I mean, he rocked, but he didn't roll. He has got no swing in him. Joni Mitchell | Refcard PDF






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