Joni Mitchell Quotes


34 Joni Mitchell quotes:



"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?"
"I've got 50 different tunings in the guitar."
"Ira Gershwin, shame on him. I mean, some of the writing."
"This is a nation that has lost the ability to be self-critical, and that makes a lie out of the freedoms."
"When you reach that kind of successful pinnacle, it is the nature of the business and the press and everything that they go about tearing you down."
"You know that it never has been easy/ Whether you do or do not resign/ Whether you travel the breadth of the extremities/ Or stick to some straighter line."
Author: Mitchell Quotes Category: Travel Quotes
"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."
"I assume there must be some kind of genetic thrust. My two grandmothers were very different, but both of them were frustrated musicians."
"I hate show business."
"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."
"I learned a woman is never an old woman."
"When you're trying to pass on the best of the stuff you're culling to what should be a hungry culture but you have it diminished... that's kind of disappointing."
"With a painting, you don't have to go back and paint it again."
"Nobody understood The Reoccurring Dream, but after September 11, when we were coerced to do a national duty and go out and shop, surely people could begin to see what I was getting at."
"Moons and Junes and Ferris wheels/ The dizzy dancing way you feel/ As every fairy tale comes real/ I've looked at love that way."
"People think it's being remodeled, ... I tell them, and they say, 'What? What do you mean they're tearing down the old high-school building?'"
Author: Mitchell Quotes Category: People Quotes
"Buddy Holly and the early rock 'n' roll was no lighter than the way I play. It's very minimal."
"My name had gone stale, and no matter how progressive I got, it was my time to die."
"Not to dismiss Gershwin, but Gershwin is the chip; Ellington was the block."
"Paul Simon started piling up a lot of words, more than the bar could handle, and I stopped!"



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