"I hate show business."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Joni Mitchell on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Joni Mitchell on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Joni Mitchell on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Joni Mitchell on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."Joni Mitchell on Abraham Lincoln
"I conceived in art college at the age of 20, near the end of term."
"I see music as fluid architecture."
"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."
"I heard someone from the music business saying they are no longer looking for talent, they want people with a certain look and a willingness to cooperate."
"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."
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