"I see the entire world as Eden, and every time you take an inch of it away, you must do so with respect."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Joni Mitchell on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Joni Mitchell on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Joni Mitchell on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Joni Mitchell on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."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 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."