"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."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Joni Mitchell on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Joni Mitchell on William Shakespeare
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."Joni Mitchell on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Joni Mitchell on Friedrich Nietzsche
"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water."Joni Mitchell on Ray Charles
"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."