Quotes by Joni Mitchell

We managed to put together a compilation that had some creativity to it. In the meantime I was listening to the free radio stations and I noticed that during their war coverage they were playing these songs born out of the Vietnam War that were all critical of the soldiers.

We have a war dictator who was not elected, he snuck in. so he punishes people that threaten him in any way, or even say something he doesn’t like. It has no resemblance to democracy.

Sorrow is so easy to express and yet so hard to tell.

Eventually, with success, I started to feel more and more isolated – like I didn’t have a community of artists.

I see the entire world as Eden, and every time you take an inch of it away, you must do so with respect.

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.

I find a lot of poetry to be narcissistic.

I’m a very analytical person, a somewhat introspective person that’s the nature of the work I do.

The thing that gave me the most pain in life, psychologically, and it gave me tremendous pain psychologically, is man’s disrespect for nature.

No one likes to have less than they had before. That’s the nature of the human animal.