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This is a nation that has lost the ability to be self-critical,
by Joni Mitchell

This is a nation that has lost the ability to be self-critical,
and that makes a lie out of the freedoms.
- Joni Mitchell

Sorrow is so easy to express and yet so hard to tell.
- Joni Mitchell

I think I would go further into fine arts,
I think, if I were to continue.
- Joni Mitchell

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.
- Joni Mitchell

 

I can't remember anything I ever wrote.
- Joni Mitchell

Everyone I know has attention deficit,
and they say it with great pride.
It's a bad time to be right.
- Joni Mitchell

You know, Neil Young is singing Rock n' roll will never die,
and Neil never rocked and rolled in his life.
I mean, he rocked, but he didn't roll.
He has got no swing in him.
- Joni Mitchell

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The more decadent a culture gets, the more they have
a need for what they don't have at all,
which is innocence, so you end up with kiddie porn
and a perverse obsession with youth.
- Joni Mitchell

I hate show business.
- Joni Mitchell

With a painting, you don't have to go back and paint it again.
- Joni Mitchell

Not to dismiss Gershwin, but Gershwin is the chip;
Ellington was the block.
- Joni Mitchell

Ira Gershwin, shame on him.
I mean, some of the writing.
- Joni Mitchell

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

I've got 50 different tunings in the guitar.
- Joni Mitchell

No one likes to have less than they had before.
That's the nature of the human animal.
- Joni Mitchell

Paul Simon started piling up a lot of words,
more than the bar could handle, and I stopped!
- Joni Mitchell

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.
- Joni Mitchell

I learned a woman is never an old woman.
- Joni Mitchell

There are things to confess that enrich the world,
and things that need not be said.
- Joni Mitchell

The Beginning of Survival is my best album.
I am very proud of it, and I am surprised at it,
too.
I thought some of Travelogue was a little heavy,
but I don't think this is heavy.
- Joni Mitchell

My name had gone stale, and no matter how progressive I got,
it was my time to die.
- 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

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.
- 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.
- Joni Mitchell

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?
- Joni Mitchell

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.
- Joni Mitchell

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.
- 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.
- Joni Mitchell

There was this mountain village in Russia where my
music was getting in on some German radio station.
I remember this because music used to get up to Saskatchewan from Texas.
Late at night after the local station closed down.
- Joni Mitchell

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.
- Joni Mitchell

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day
live in a nation where they will
not be judged by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it,
while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill.
The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation
is the same as in the life of the individual.
Pessimism kills the instinct that
urges men to struggle against poverty,
ignorance and crime, and dries up
all the fountains of joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

The price of freedom for a nation is lives and money.
Often, the price of freedom for an individual
is challenging the closed minds of family and friend.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation
can be trusted to act humanely
or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell

Our nation is built on the bedrock principle that governments
derive their just powers from the consent of the governed.
- Adrian Cronauer

Cyberspace.
A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators,
in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts.
- William Gibson

Each nation feels superior to other nations.
That breeds patriotism - and wars.
- Dale Carnegie

A war for a great principle ennobles a nation.
- Albert Pike

Frivolous lawsuits are booming in this county.
The U.S.
has more costs of litigation per person than any other
industrialized nation in the world,
and it is crippling our economy.
- Jack Kingston

Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes her laws.
- Mayer Amschel Rothschild

Power without a nation's confidence is nothing.
- Catherine II

A nation is a society united by a delusion about its
ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
- William Ralph Inge

The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found
in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism.
- Earl Warren

Independence of nation begins with independence of self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.
- Sun Tzu

Are we a Christian nation now? It's doubtful.
But did we start out as one? Without question.
- Pat Robertson

The PATRIOT Act brought down the wall separating intelligence
agencies from law enforcement and other entities charged
with protecting the Nation from terrorism.
- Chris Chocola

The Establishment center...
has led us into the stupidest and cruelest war in all history.
That war is a moral and political disaster -
a terrible cancer eating away at the soul of our nation.
- George McGovern

We call ourselves a free nation, and yet we let ourselves
be told what cabs we can and can't take by a man at a hotel door,
simply because he has a drum major's uniform on.
- Robert Benchley

The U.S.
is, so far as I know, the only nation which places
such extensive reliance on the polygraph.
It has gotten us into a lot of trouble.
- Aldrich Ames

In our pledge every day, we pledge one Nation under
God with liberty and justice for all.
- Patrick J. Kennedy

Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the nation -
especially in the suburbs.
- Melissa Bean

In particular, the emerging call from our nation's
evangelicals to protect God's creation is substantial.
- Jim Clyburn

We are a nation that is unenlightened because of religion.
I do believe that.
I think religion stops people from thinking.
I think it justified crazies.
- Bill Maher

We're a nation of laws, but the good thing about America,
is that laws reside in the people and people can change the laws.
- Rick Warren

No nation can rise to the height of glory unless your
women are side by side with you.
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah

The achievements we forge in this place and in our
nation will not be those of one person or one party.
- Paul Martin

Uncertainty and fear and ignorance about immigrants,
about people who are different, has a history as old as our Nation.
- Luis Gutierrez

Applications for loans would be judged on a nation's
social justice record as well as its economic efficiency.
- Lewis Thompson Preston

All the sparrows on the rooftops are crying about the
fact that the most imperialist nation that is supporting
the colonial regime in the colonies is the United States of America.
- Nikita Khrushchev

This nation's 23 million small businesses need a budget
that reflects their value to the economy.
- Solomon Ortiz

While The United States is the most powerful nation the world has ever seen,
it is also the most detested nation that the world has ever known.
- Harold Pinter

The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history.
I mean in this century's history.
But we all lived in this century.
I didn't live in this century.
- Dan Quayle

How in heaven's name can a nation with a $1 trillion
surplus threaten so much scientific research so vital to its future?
- David R. Gergen

And these things are pretty much foundational:
thou shall not kill,
steal, bear false witness.
All these things are embedded into the laws we enjoy in our nation.
- Pat Robertson

Our democracy is the centerpiece of who we are as a nation.
And it is the fondest hope of all Americans that we
can help bring democracy to every corner of the world.
- Barbara Boxer

We have not created any sort of democratic test for any nation.
- Mikhail Saakashvili

Coal research and development provides huge benefits for the nation,
and pay for itself many times over through taxes flowing
back to the Treasury from expanded economic activity.
- Tim Holden

A good nation I will make live.
- Black Elk

Thirty percent of the Nation's energy comes off the gulf coast.
- Bobby Jindal


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