"I see music as fluid architecture."
"We shape our buildings thereafter they shape us."Joni Mitchell on Winston Churchill
"Whatever good things we build end up building us."Joni Mitchell on Jim Rohn
"I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build."Joni Mitchell on Ayn Rand
"A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom."Joni Mitchell on Ayn Rand
"Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age."Joni Mitchell on Frank Lloyd Wright
"I conceived in art college at the age of 20, near the end of term."
"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 hate show business."
"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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