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1. "Why would I want to sound like Joni Mitchell? I've got Joni Mitchell records, and they're great, and I couldn't possibly be that good."
Author: Ben Folds
2. "Okay. Would you rather I looked like Leonardo di Caprio or Justin Timberlake?""Ryan Gosling," Sophie smiled.She answered a little too fast for Adam's comfort. "What the hell, Sophie! You're supposed to say Mitchell! You're supposed to say you want me to look like me!""You weren't one of the options," Sophie smirked."Neither was Ryan Gosling!"
Author: Bethany Walkers
3. "At heart, Sussman was a theoretician. In another age, he might have been a Talmudic scholar. He had cultivated a Socratic method, zinging question after question at the reporters: Who moved over from Commerce to CRP with Stans? What about Mitchell's secretary? Why won't anybody say when Liddy went to the White House or who worked with him there? Mitchell and Stans both ran the budget committee, right? What does that tell you? Then Sussman would puff on his pipe, a satisfied grin on his face."
Author: Carl Bernstein
4. "I don't know any guitar player, any of the real greats, who don't rate Joni Mitchell up there with the best of them."
Author: Chrissie Hynde
5. "The writers that I aspire to, like Joni Mitchell and Randy Newman, they'll tell you that the work gets harder, not easier. And they set that bar for us where we're always striving to do something better than the last time, whether it's the next song or just the next line."
Author: Christopher Cross
6. "To standing in the bow wind with no charted course."Clay Mitchell, "Half-Past Eternity" book II "Eterna"."
Author: Clay Mitchell
7. "I've officially turned into a loser," she whispered cynically. "I'm looking forward to going home and having cereal for dinner and walking Mitchell and studying a little and then going to sleep. I've had my ‘going out and having fun' quota for the year, I guess, and it's June."
Author: Daniel Amory
8. "I talked with Brian Stokes Mitchell, who agreed with me that if you have a gift there is always stuff to do."
Author: Estelle Parsons
9. "So my father grew up in an orphanage in Boston. He was then adopted by an elderly childless couple from Maine, who gave him the name of Mitchell. He moved to Maine, and there he met my mother and was married."
Author: George J. Mitchell
10. "It was probably true that he objectified women. He thought about them all the time, didn't he? He looked at them a lot. And didn't all this thinking and looking involve their breasts and lips and legs? Female human beings were objects of the most intense interest and scrutiny on Mitchell's part. And yet he didn't think that a word like objectification covered the way these alluring - but intelligent! - creatures made him feel. What Mitchell felt when he saw a beautiful girl was more like something from a Greek myth, like being transformed, by the sight of beauty, into a tree, rooted on the spot, forever, out of pure desire. You couldn't feel about an object the way Mitchell felt about girls."
Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
11. "What were he and his friends doing, really, other than hanging from a branch, sticking their tongues out to catch the sweetness? He thought about the people he knew, with their excellent young bodies, their summerhouses, their cool clothes, their potent drugs, their liberalism, their orgasms, their haircuts. Everything they did was either pleasurable in itself or engineered to bring pleasure down the line. Even the people he knew who were "political" and who protested the war in El Salvador did so largely in order to bathe themselves in an attractively crusading light. And the artists were the worst, the painters and the writers, because they believed they were living for art when they were really feeding their narcissism. Mitchell had always prided himself on his discipline. He studied harder than anyone he knew. But that was just his way of tightening his grip on the branch."
Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
12. "Mitchell had answered that, as far as he understood them, mystical experiences were significant only to the extent that they changed a person's conception of reality, and if that changed conception led to a change in behavior and action, a loss of ego."
Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
13. "As they were walking, a beggar came up, holding his hand out and crying, "Baksheesh! Baksheesh!"Mike kept on going but Mitchell stopped. Digging into his pocket, he pulled out twenty paise and placed it in the beggar's dirty hand.Mike said, "I used to give to beggars when I first came here. But then I realized, it's hopeless. It never stops.""Jesus said you should give to whoever asks you," Mitchell said."Yeah, well," Mike said, "obviously Jesus was never in Calcutta."
Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
14. "The thing was, Mitchell now knew what Merton meant, or thought he did. As he took in the marvelous sights, the dusty Polo grounds, the holy cows with their painted horns, he got into the habit of walking around Calcutta in the presence of God. Furthermore, it seemed to Mitchell that this didn't have to be a difficult thing. It was something every child knew how to do, maintain a direct and full conversation with the world. Somehow you forgot about is as you grew up, and had to learn it again."
Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
15. "In Madeleine's face was a stupidity Mitchell had never seen before. It was the stupidity of all normal people. It was the stupidity of the fortunate and the beautiful, of everybody who got what they wanted in life and so remained unremarkable."
Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
16. "It was like that Talking Head song. „And you may ask yourself, 'How did I get here?' … And you may tell yourself, 'This is not my beautiful house. And you may tell yourself, 'This is not my beautiful wife' ". As he responded to the essay questions, Mitchell kept bending his answers toward their practical applications. He wanted to know why he was here, and how to live. It was perfect way to end your college career. Education had finally led Mitchell out into life."
Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
17. "If Mitchell was ever going to become a good Christian, he would have to stop disliking people so intensely."
Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
18. "Touch not the fighting-dog without a glove.Give me a fighting-dog and I come alive.Fighting-dogs always meant more to Tom Mitchell than people."
Author: John Duncan
19. "I make the majority of my money from Patron, but my passion is with Paul Mitchell: I spend 85 per cent of my time on it."
Author: John Paul DeJoria
20. "That's got to be Nix," Benny said as he pulled the door open. "Hey, sweetie..."Morgie Mitchell and Lou Chong stood on the black porch. "Um," said Chong, "hello to you, too, sugar lumps."
Author: Jonathan Maberry
21. "Out of Dostoevsky: Kafka. Out of Tolstoy: Margaret Mitchell.(in conversation, explaining his dislike for Tolstoy)"
Author: Joseph Brodsky
22. "I took two little girls with me, my daughter, Nanny, and her best friend, Allison Mitchell. They had never been off Cape Cod before. When we saw a river, we had to stop so they could stand by it"
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
23. "Whether I like it or not, most of my images of what various historical periods feel, smell, or sound like were acquired well before I set foot in any history class. They came from Margaret Mitchell, from Anya Seton, from M.M. Kaye, and a host of other authors, in their crackly plastic library bindings. Whether historians acknowledge it or not, scholarly history's illegitimate cousin, the historical novel, plays a profound role in shaping widely held conceptions of historical realities."
Author: Lauren Willig
24. "Adele's voice is incredible. Chet Baker also has one of my favorite voices of all time, and so does Joni Mitchell. And Frank Black. Oh, and Stevie Nicks."
Author: Megan Boone
25. "I would say I grew up listening a lot to Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland and Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell. I grew up listening to those because my parents were kind of into folk music."
Author: Melora Hardin
26. "I'm a commercial writer, not an author. Margaret Mitchell was an author. She wrote one book."
Author: Mickey Spillane
27. "So I think that in the beginning of your career you're just looking to work. Luckily for me, my first movie was 'Rabbit Hole' and I got to work with incredible people, a Pulitzer prize winning writer, John Cameron Mitchell, and all the actors involved. So it's tough, man, because you want to have credibility."
Author: Miles Teller
28. "I feel weird. Too much bacon. Everything's jumping around inside me."Mitchell fixed me with a serious stare."Peaches. That fluttering is love, not bacon.""Are you sure? If feels like bacon. Does love feel like bacon?"
Author: Mimi Strong
29. "Well, my mother did teach me a killer family recipe for a Bloody Mary. I guess I can make that next Thanksgiving-Haylee Mitchell"
Author: Natasha Larry
30. "The way other people fantasize about surprise inheritances, firts-glance love, and endless white empyreal pastures, Mitchell dreamed of an erupting supervolcano that would bury North America under a foot of hot ash."
Author: Nathaniel Rich
31. "Chelsea Morning is a great Joni Mitchell song and I guess I'm partial to her lyrics because they show me a slightly different perspective on life."
Author: Neil Diamond
32. "Hendrix rehearsed different drummers, before we met Mitch Mitchell."
Author: Noel Redding
33. "I picked all the tunes before I went to Memphis, and the band was all set. Willie Mitchell is an arranger like I am, and he let me do what I had to do."
Author: Otis Rush
34. "Bill Mitchell said he really liked it. But when he asked the other four their opinions, we all took one look at ourselves in our raggedy long winter coats and cracked up. We knew we weren't likely to tempt anyone or anything, but what the hell, it was as good a name as any."
Author: Otis Williams
35. "I think I learned about the relationship between books and life from Margaret Mitchell."
Author: Pat Conroy
36. "For a minute there, I thought I stood a chance. But I guess in the end, Mitchell will still be the lucky one."
Author: Piper Shelly
37. "At 09:22, Mitchell radioed down. "We're in position." Pete peered up into the canopy, but of course he couldn't see a thing. "How's it looking up there?" "Five by five." He snorted at Mitchell's cheery misuse of the phrase. "Thank you, Faith." "Any time, Giles. Now go be a good watcher and keep us clear." "Roger that. Out."
Author: Rachel Haimowitz
38. "She sacrificed her life to make things right," Mitchell grumbled. "She[Silena Beuregard] was a hero"
Author: Rick Riordan
39. "I have been influenced by many different artists at many different stages of my life. Starting out, it was people like Elton John, Billy Joel, Ben Folds, and Fiona Apple. As I got older I got deeper into the work of bands like the Beatles, artists like Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Etta James, and Joni Mitchell."
Author: Sara Bareilles
40. "There were bars that began to have acoustic musicians play, it was 1970: Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, America, The Eagles, all that kind of stuff was popular. It was very easy for me to just kind of move in and be noticed."
Author: Shawn Colvin
41. "I would make tea for Joni Mitchell or clean her car, anything to be in the studio and watch her work."
Author: Sheena Easton
42. "I learned the bad guys are not always bad, the good guys are not always good, and to quote Captain Barbossa, the parameters are like rules, mostly guidelines. And that it takes a little bit of bad boy to fight the evil in the world.--Terri Mitchell"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
43. "Like Joseph Mitchell, I would scour the streets of New York and find little pieces of what other people think of as junk - and collect it."
Author: Stanley Tucci
44. "I'd read Up in the Old Hotel, and I wanted to do something with Mitchell's stuff for a long time."
Author: Stanley Tucci
45. "There was one rumor that "Susie Bright" and sex theorist "Pat Califia" were one and the same, and that this individual was not actually a woman at all but a pimp hired by an entity composed of the Mitchell Brothers and a Japanese porn syndicate, which was selling women as sex slaves overseas."
Author: Susie Bright
46. "Miss Mitchell had a lovely voice, it was true, but Miss Mitchell speaking Italian was something celestial. Her ruby mouth opening and closing, the delicate way she almost sang the words, her tongue peeking out to wet her lips from time to time...Professor Emerson had to remind himself to close his mouth after it had dropped open."
Author: Sylvain Reynard
47. "Mitchell Sanders was right. For the common soldier, at least, war has the feel-the spiritual texture-of a great ghostly fog, thick and permanent. There is no clarity. Everything swirls. The old rules are no longer binding, the old truths no longer true. Right spills over into wrong. Order blends into chaos, love into hate, ugliness into beauty, law into anarchy, civility into savagery. The vapors suck you in. You can't tell where you are, or why you're there, and the only certainty is overwhelming ambiguity."
Author: Tim O'Brien
48. "'Gone With The Wind' is one of the all-time greats. Read Margaret Mitchell's book and watch the film again; it's a soap opera in all its glory. It is superb and memorable."
Author: Timothy Dalton
49. "I doubted any hospital in the world would be able to mend a shattered heart. (Taryn Mitchell)"
Author: Tina Reber
50. "People, especially successful people, are habitual creatures. They're organized. This makes them productive - Gus Mitchell"
Author: Vince Flynn

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