Joni Mitchell, CC is a reknown Canadian musician, songwriter, and painter.
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Sorrow is easy to express and so hard to tell.
Sorrow is so easy to express and yet so hard to tell.
You could write a song about some kind of emotional problem you are having, but it would not be a good song, in my eyes, until it went through a period of sensitivity to a moment of clarity. Without that moment of clarity to contribute to the song, it's just complaining.
Don't it always seem to go, that you don't know what you've got till its gone.
There are things to confess that enrich the world, and things that need not be said.
You have this mounting aggressive ignorance with the rabbit's foot of their particular religion. You don't really have any kind of spiritual law, just a kind of a rabid mental illness. The songs are a little slice of life.
Morgellons is constantly morphing. There are times when it's directly attacking the nervous system, as if you're being bitten by fleas and lice. It's all in the tissue and it's not a hallucination. It was eating me alive, sucking the juices out. I've been sick all my life.
I love you when I forget about me.
Fame is a series of misunderstandin gs surrounding a name.
I try not to steal from myself, but the modalities create similarities.
I met a redneck on a Grecian isle who did the Goat Dance very well.
They paved paradise and put up a parkin lot With a pink hotel, a boutique, and a swingin' hot spot Don't it always seem to go That you don't know what you got till it's gone
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.
I wrote 'Big Yellow Taxi' on my first trip to Hawaii.
I took a taxi to the hotel and when I woke up the next morning, I threw back the curtains and saw these beautiful green mountains in the distance. Then, I looked down and there was a parking lot as far as the eye could see, and it broke my heart this blight on paradise. That's when I sat down and wrote the song.
Richard got married to a figure skater, and he bought her a dishwasher and a coffee percolator.
I believe that I am male and I am female.
I create by feeling rather than by intellectualizing.
I never really wanted to be a star. I didn't like entering a room with all eyes on me. I still don't really like the attention of a birthday party.
Yesterday a child came out to wonder
Caught a dragonfly inside a jar
Fearful when the sky was full of thunder
And tearful at the falling of a star
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
Oh it gets so lonely
When you're walking
And the streets are full of strangers
I hate show business.
I always thought the women of song don't get along, and I don't know why that is.
everything comes and goes; pleasure moves on too early and trouble leaves too slow
I wish I had a river I could skate away on?
Drag wasn't always counterculture.
Keep a good heart. That's the most important thing in life. It's not how much money you make or what you can acquire. The art of it is to keep a good heart.
I'm a fine artist working in a commercial arena, so that's my cross to bear
Everybody's saying hell's the hippest way to go.
Well, I don't think so, but I'm gonna take a look around it though.
I paint my joy and I sing my sorrow.
My goal as a writer is more to comfort than to disturb.
I'm not a pitiable creature. It's just that I suffer very eloquently.
I'd had a rough childhood.
Once I got the open tunings for some reason, I began to get the harmonic sophistication that I heard that my musical fountain inside was excited by. Once I got some interesting chords to play with, my writing began to come.
When the spirit of child's play enters into the creative process, it's a wonderful force and something to be nurtured.
Because Elvis gave 'em cars, you think I'm cheap.
Heart and humor and humility, he said will lighten up your heavy load.
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.
The God of the Old Testament is the depiction of evil.
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.