"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?"
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Joni Mitchell on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Joni Mitchell on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Joni Mitchell on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."Joni Mitchell on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Joni Mitchell on Mahatma Gandhi
"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 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."