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25 Insightful Quotes By Joni Mitchell That Hold A World Of Wisdom

Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Born On: November 7, 1943
Born In: Fort MacLeod, Canada

Joni Mitchell is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Drawing from pop, classical, folk, jazz and rock, her songs throw light on philosophical and social ideals and also reflect her take on romance. She has earned a number of awards and accolades for her works, including induction into the ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’ and nine ‘Grammy Awards.’ She was named ‘one of the greatest songwriters ever’ by ‘Rolling Stone.’ She earned ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the ‘Annual Grammy Awards’ in 2002. Zoom through the compilation of famous quotes by Joni Mitchell on hope, artist, art, love, life, songs, belief, activists, activism, miracle, peace, work, children, creativity, joy, people, music, relationships, ego, vision, communication etc.

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Americans have decided to be stupid and shallow since 1980.

Joni Mitchell

America is in a runaway-train position and dragging all the world with it. It's grotesquely mentally ill.

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All my battles were with male egos. I’m just looking for equality, not to dominate. But I want to be able to control my vision.

Joni Mitchell

All I really, really want our love to do is to bring out the best in me and in you too.

Joni Mitchell

And the seasons they go 'round and 'round And the painted ponies go up and down We're captive on the carousel of time We can't return we can only look behind From where we came And go round and round and round In the circle game.

Joni Mitchell

Ask anyone in America where the craziest people live and they'll tell you California. Ask anyone in California where the craziest people live and they'll say Los Angeles. Ask anyone in Los Angeles where the craziest people live and they'll tell you Hollywood. Ask anyone in Hollywood where the craziest people live and they'll say Laurel Canyon. And ask anyone in Laurel Canyon where the craziest people live and they'll say Lookout Mountain. So I bought a house on Lookout Mountain.

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But now old friends are acting strange They shake their heads, they say I've changed Well something's lost, but something's gained In living every day

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But now it's just another show, you leave em laughing when you go. And if you care, don't let them know, don't give yourself away.

Joni Mitchell

Buddy Holly and the early rock 'n' roll was no lighter than the way I play. It's very minimal.

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Bows and flows of angel hair and ice cream castles in the air and feather canyons everywhere, I've looked at clouds that way.

Joni Mitchell

Bob [Dylan] is not authentic at all. He's a plagiarist, and his name and voice are fake. Everything about Bob is a deception. We are like night and day, he and I.

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Because Elvis gave 'em cars, you think I'm cheap.

Joni Mitchell

Augustine, Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath are confessional writers and all three make me sick. I have nothing in common with them.

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Applause, applause, life is our cause.

Joni Mitchell

An unhappy mother does not raise a happy child.

Joni Mitchell

An artist needs a certain amount of turmoil and confusion.

Joni Mitchell

All the news of home you read, more about the war and of bloody changes.

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All romantics meet the same fate some day. Drunk and cynical and boring someone in some dark cafe.

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Acid, booze, and ass, needles, guns, and grass, lots of laughs.

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Abstract Expressionism was invented by New York drunks.

Joni Mitchell

A little lawyer on the tube, he said, its so easy now, anyone can sue.

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A few drinks later you're not so choosy when the closing lights strip off the shadows on this strange new flesh you've found.

Joni Mitchell

At the point where I'm trying to force something and it's not happening, and I'm getting frustrated with, say, writing a poem, I can go and pick up the brushes and start painting. At the point where the painting seems to not be going anywhere, I go and pick up the guitar.

Joni Mitchell

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.

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Because I'm so busy and because I think of myself as a painter, I desperately guard the time that I have to paint. And sometimes I'm irresponsible to my career in order to paint. Because painting is obsessive. I forget to eat. I forget to sleep.

Joni Mitchell