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Joni Mitchell

Top 10 Joni Mitchell Quotes,  Canadian
Total Quotes : 104
World Dragging Ill

America is in a runaway-train position and dragging all the world with it. It's grotesquely mentally ill.

- Joni Mitchell

Career Some Finally

For the first time in my career, I'm working in a fine-arts arena, so I'm finally getting some intelligent reviews.

- Joni Mitchell

Live Will Tremendous

But I have a tremendous will to live and a tremendous 'joie de vivre,' alternating with irritability.

- Joni Mitchell

Name Surrounding Series

Fame is a series of misunderstandings surrounding a name.

- Joni Mitchell

Always Drag

Drag wasn't always counterculture.

- Joni Mitchell

Want Here Individual

I have an aversion to being mislabeled. Here's a label I'd accept: I'm an 'individual.' I'm someone who can't follow, and doesn't want to lead.

- Joni Mitchell

Joy Paint Sing

I sing my sorrow, and I paint my joy.

- Joni Mitchell

Stupid Shallow Decided

Americans have decided to be stupid and shallow since 1980.

- Joni Mitchell

Same Charge Get

I get the same charge from juxtaposition of colors as I do from juxtaposition of chords.

- Joni Mitchell

Singing Socks About

Edith Piaf knocked my socks off when I was 8, but I didn't know what she was singing about.

- Joni Mitchell

Sophistication Minor South

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

Retirement Young Little

I'm a little young for retirement.

- Joni Mitchell

Bad See Bad Thing

I couldn't see passion as a bad thing.

- Joni Mitchell

Like Middle Prefer

I don't like being too looked up at or too looked down on. I prefer meeting in the middle to being worshiped or spat out.

- Joni Mitchell

Music See I See

I see music as fluid architecture.

- Joni Mitchell

Nothing Anne Them

Augustine, Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath are confessional writers and all three make me sick. I have nothing in common with them.

- Joni Mitchell

My Life Drop Some

I thrive on change. That's probably why my chord changes are weird, because chords depict emotions. They'll be going along on one key and I'll drop off a cliff, and suddenly they will go into a whole other key signature. That will drive some people crazy, but that's how my life is.

- Joni Mitchell

Point Frustrated Anywhere

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

Woman Never Learned

I learned a woman is never an old woman.

- Joni Mitchell

Music Through Folk Music

I came through folk music simply because it was easy to get into it.

- Joni Mitchell