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#1. 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. - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#2. You're so lucky you never had morning sickness. It's horrible. Like a hangover without the good time. - Author: Joni Rodgers
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#3. Joni Mitchell seems destined to remain in a state of permanent dissatisfaction - always knowing what she would like to do, always more depressed when it's done. - Author: Jon Landau
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#4. The thing that gave me the most pain in life, psychologically, and it gave me tremendous pain psychologically, is man's disrespect for nature. - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#5. 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. - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#6. Each one of us is God's special work of art. Through us, He teaches and inspires, delights and encourages, informs and uplifts all those who view our lives. - Author: Joni Eareckson Tada
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#7. 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. - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#8. I thrive on change. That's probably why my chord changes are weird, because chords depict emotions. They'll be going along on one key and I'll drop off a cliff, and suddenly they will go into a whole other key signature. That will drive some people crazy, but that's how my life is. - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#9. I've had mentors who were kind of the troubadour singer-songwriters, like Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and Neil Young, and that's just what I've always liked - people who would talk real honestly about their lives and their circumstance. - Author: Jewel
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#10. 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. - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#11. None of us, in our culture of comfort, know how to prepare ourselves for dying, but that's what we should do every day. Every single day, we die a thousand deaths. - Author: Joni Eareckson Tada
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#12. Heaven's full of astronauts and the Lord's on death row. - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#13. I prefer Christmas, which is everybody's holiday. It's just my nature. I don't like to be zeroed in on en masse. - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#14. We dare not think that God is absent or daydreaming. The do nothing God ... He's not tucked away in some far corner of the universe, uncaring, unfeeling, unthinking, uninvolved. Count on it, God intrudes in glorious and myriad ways. - Author: Joni Eareckson Tada
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#15. I grew up listening to Joni Mitchell's version of "A Case of You." My mom was a huge Joni Mitchell fan. - Author: Cheyenne Jackson
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#16. Faith isn't the ability to believe long and far into the misty future. It's simply taking God at His Word and taking the next step. - Author: Joni Eareckson Tada
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#17. If churches around the world would grasp the revolutionary truth that Christ's transforming power always comes through sacrifice and weakness, it would dramatically alter the landscape of the global church. - Author: Joni Eareckson Tada
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#18. He's swept with the broom of contempt and the rooms have an empty ring. - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#19. Don't it always seem to go, that you don't know what you've got till it's gone. - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#20. 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. - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#21. Lazy reviewers look up other people's reviews and they write the same thing, so you get people writing crap based on crap. - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#22. Just before our love got lost you said
"I am as constant as a northern star"
And I said, constantly in the darkness,
Where's that at?
If you want me I'll be in the bar. - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#23. Referencing 2 Corinthians 4:6, Robert Hewitt compares jars of clay in the first century to the same value we would put on a cardboard box. Joni Eareckson Tada queries whether we would question God's right to leave some holes in the box in order to give glimpses of the treasure inside - Author: Joni Eareckson Tada
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#24. When the suggestion was made that I might consider doing music of Joni Mitchell, I thought it was a fantastic idea. Joni, I admire not only for her music but for her person, because she's a person that really stands out for what she believes in. - Author: Herbie Hancock
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#25. Laughing and crying, you know it's the same release. - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#26. 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
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#27. My longings are best met when, in prayer, I simply let my heart beat in time with the Lord's. - Author: Joni Eareckson Tada
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#28. I listened to a lot of Joni Mitchell in high school. She was sort of an inspiration to me. I think she's a great lyricist, and she makes interesting choices. - Author: Zooey Deschanel
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#29. God's purpose in increasing our trials is to sensitize us to people we never would have been able to relate to otherwise. - Author: Joni Eareckson Tada
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#30. There's a traditional Kenyan prayer: From the cowardice that dares not deal with new truth, from the laziness that is content with half-truth, from the arrogance that thinks it knows all truth, Good Lord, deliver me. - Author: Joni Rodgers
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#31. Aiden drew Lana's eleven over his skin like a cloak, and inside it, found love. For a time the humming of all other numbers dimmed behind the brilliant None they created in each other's arms.
The oaks, hazels, and yews of the grove heard that None, and they whispered. - Author: Joni Sensel
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#32. Every Christian who keeps looking up stretches his heart's capacity for Heaven. - Author: Joni Eareckson Tada
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#33. My main influences are pop and folk music - Bob Lind, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, the Motown collection, The Zombies, Elliott Smith, and a ton of 70's AM radio hits. I love powerpop too. - Author: Greta Salpeter
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#34. Everyone I know has attention deficit, and they say it with great pride. It's a bad time to be right. - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#35. They won't give peace a chance, that's just a dream some of us had - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#36. I got in before SoHo was SoHo. It was just Little Italy when I was in there. It's still off the touristy track. It's just away from the Saturday action, the crowds and everything. It's too expensive. It's insane. You've got to be a billionaire to live on Manhattan now. - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#37. Some people tend to believe that I'm a strong believer, a strong Christian, but that's not true. I'm not a strong believer. I'm very weak. - Author: Joni Eareckson Tada
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#38. I grew up working for the minimum wage at Hardee's and knows first hand how important the minimum wage is. I support a state based minimum wage so every state can set their own minimum wage based on their cost of living. - Author: Joni Ernst
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#39. It's life's illusions that I recall, I really don't know life at all - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#40. I was inspired by people like Joni Mitchell and Carole King and Stevie and "Storytellers." People that could really change the world with their lyric, no matter who sung the song, they had still been the source of that message. So that's what I really aim for. - Author: Emeli Sande
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#41. I came upon a child of god, He was walking along the road And I asked him, where are you going And this he told me: I'm going on down to Yasgur's farm I'm going to join in a rock 'n' roll band I'm going to camp out on the land, I'm going to try an' get my soul free. - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#42. It's like there's the rest of the world, and then there's America. Part of the reason I would really love continue to making music over here because so much of American music has inspired me, whether it's Jeff Buckley, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen. - Author: Tom Odell
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#43. It will take hard work, but doing nothing on Social Security, for example, simply makes sure the system will go broke. It's time to make some reforms. - Author: Joni Ernst
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#44. Christianity isn't all that complicated ... it's Jesus. - Author: Joni Eareckson Tada
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#45. The thing that started me painting originally was seeing Bambi when I was about nine. I was incredibly disturbed by the forest fire that killed Bambi's mother, and that distress gave me the impulse to create something, as a way of dealing with it. - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#46. I've only been making records since 1991. When you look at the long-standing careers of people like Joni, it's not very long! - Author: Sheryl Crow
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#47. Lord, there's danger in this land, you get witch hunts and wars when church and state hold hands. - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#48. I'm a very analytical person, a somewhat introspective person; that's the nature of the work I do. - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#49. No one likes to have less than they had before. That's the nature of the human animal. - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#50. Art is short for artificial ... so the art of art is to be as real as you can within this artificial situation ...
In a way it's a lie to get you to see the truth. - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#51. 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. - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#52. Oh, how we need to grasp the soul-settling hope found in the pages of God's Word--not only grasp it, but allow the hope of God to fill and overflow our hearts, transforming us into people who are confident and at peace with themselves, their God, and their circumstances. - Author: Joni Eareckson Tada
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#53. Most of the verses written about praise in God's Word were voiced by people who were faced with crushing heartaches, injustice, treachery, slander, and scores of other difficult situations. - Author: Joni Eareckson Tada
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#54. My style of songwriting is influenced by cinema. I'm a frustrated filmmaker. A fan once said to me, 'Girl, you make me see pictures in my head!' and I took that as a great compliment. That's exactly my intention. - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#55. The Christian faith is meant to be lived moment by moment. It isn't some broad, general outline
it's a long walk with a real Person. Details count: passing thoughts, small sacrifices, a few encouraging words, little acts of kindness, brief victories over nagging sins. - Author: Joni Eareckson Tada
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#56. I'm not a pitiable creature. It's just that I suffer very eloquently. - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#57. Oh, my goodness, when you're a mother and you just give birth to a child with spina bifida and - or Down's Syndrome or cerebral palsy, there's a bit of a shock you're going to have to go through, a bit of an adjustment curve. - Author: Joni Eareckson Tada
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#58. AS a matter of fact, God isn't asking you to be thankful. He's asking you to give thanks. There's a big difference. One response involves emotions, the other your choices, your decisions about a situation, your intent, your 'step of faith. - Author: Joni Eareckson Tada
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#59. Bob [Dylan] is not authentic at all. He's a plagiarist, and his name and voice are fake. Everything about Bob is a deception. We are like night and day, he and I. - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#60. People have these incredible expectations. So instead of being inspired by, say, Joni Mitchell's music, I look at it and say to myself, 'I'm going to quit - why would I think of writing or performing after listening to that?' - Author: Idina Menzel
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#61. But you know it's hard to tell
When you're in the spell if it's wrong or if it's real
But you're bound to lose
If you let the blues get you scared to feel - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#62. On first listening, Joni Mitchell's 'Court And Spark,' the first truly great pop album of 1974, sounds surprisingly light; by the third or fourth listening, it reveals its underlying tensions. - Author: Jon Landau
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#63. If I'm censoring for anyone, it's for my parents. They are very old-fashioned and moral people. They still don't understand me that well. - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#64. I'm a method actress in my songs, which is why it's hard to sing them. - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#65. As a soldier and combat veteran, I believe American military forces should only be used in the defense and furtherance of our nation's vital interests. - Author: Joni Ernst
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#66. I did a song, "Court and Spark," for a Joni Mitchell tribute album that's yet to see the light of day. So she's someone I'd like to do something with, sure. I worked with the great guitar player Bill Frisell on Phantom Moon - that was fun. I'm such a fan; he's amazing. - Author: Duncan Sheik
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#67. Well something's lost but something's gained in living every day. - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#68. I loved Debussy, Stravinsky, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, anything with romantic melodies, especially the nocturnes. Nietzsche was a hero, especially with 'Thus Spoke Zarathustra.' He gets a bad rap; he's very misunderstood. He's a maker of individuals, and he was a teacher of teachers. - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#69. Let's shut down the EPA. The state knows best how to protect resources. - Author: Joni Ernst
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#70. I know my generation - a lot of them, they're getting old now, and they want to think back fondly, they want to kid themselves. A lot of them think, 'Yeah, we were the best.' That's the kiss of death. That's non-growth. And also that's very bad for the world. - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#71. When the world becomes a massive mess with nobody at the helm, it's time for artists to make their mark. - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#72. I'm a fine artist working in a commercial arena, so that's my cross to bear - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#73. When you love a song so much you have to sing, you know how you feel - it releases something in you that resonates as true, whether it's James Brown or Joni Mitchell. - Author: Bonnie Raitt
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#74. White rhythm is waltzes, marches, and the polka. In Africa, rhythm is used for a celebratory groove, but white rhythm doesn't have such an enormous vocabulary of spirits. It's basically militant. - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#75. It's [Joni Mitchell's "A Case of You"] been one of my favorite songs for my entire life. - Author: Jane Monheit
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#76. It's in my stars to invent; I was born on Madame Curie's birthday. I have this need for originals, for innovation. That's why I like Charlie Parker. - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#77. What a way to learn great theology! That's what comes to mind whenever I sing one of those old hymns. "And Can It Be" is like putting the doctrine of salvation to music. "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" is a melodic lesson in grace. No wonder good hymns make for strong faith! - Author: Joni Eareckson Tada
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#78. Unlike some of my peers, I haven't really hit a writer's block. When I hit a block I just paint, which is an old crop rotation trick. - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#79. I worked the morning biscuit line at Hardee's. - Author: Joni Ernst
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#80. But now it's just another show, you leave em laughing when you go. And if you care, don't let them know, don't give yourself away. - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#81. When the spirit of child's play enters into the creative process, it's a wonderful force and something to be nurtured. - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#82. I do believe in the right to carry, and I believe in the right to defend myself and my family
whether it's from an intruder, or whether it's from a government, should they decide that my rights are no longer important. - Author: Joni Ernst
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#83. Buddy Holly and the early rock 'n' roll was no lighter than the way I play. It's very minimal. - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#84. I came upon Diana Krall's jazz arrangement of "A Case of You" several years back. I've always wanted to pay homage to both her version and Joni's, and by proxy, my mom. She's the one that introduced me to that music. - Author: Cheyenne Jackson
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#85. Every time we go to sleep, it's a rehearsal of the day when our eyes will ultimately close and we wake up on the side of eternity. - Author: Joni Eareckson Tada
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#86. The bands and the roadies, love 'em and leave 'em. It's pleasure to try 'em, but trouble to keep 'em. - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#87. 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. - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#88. The land of litigation, the courts are like game shows. Take what's behind the curtain the jury cries. - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#89. The weaker I am, the harder I must lean on God's grace; the harder I lean on him, the stronger I discover him to be, and the bolder my testimony to his grace. - Author: Joni Eareckson Tada
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#90. What's right for New York or California, is not necessarily right for Iowa. - Author: Joni Ernst
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#91. Oh, the jealousy, the greed is the unraveling. It's the unraveling and it undoes all the joy that could be.
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#92. You better be very convinced, very sure, before you pull your plug or someone else's plug, that you know what's on the other side of the gravestone. - Author: Joni Eareckson Tada
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#93. The best we can hope for in this life is a knothole peek at the shining realities ahead. Yet a glimpse is enough. It's enough to convince our hearts that whatever sufferings and sorrow currently assail us aren't worthy of comparison to that which waits over the horizon. - Author: Joni Eareckson Tada
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#94. My life goal is to see the world's one billion people with disabilities embraced and encouraged by the church. - Author: Joni Eareckson Tada
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#95. Deny your weakness, and you will never realize God's strength in you. - Author: Joni Eareckson Tada
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#96. 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
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#97. Anyone who takes the Bible seriously agrees that God hates suffering. Jesus spent most of his time relieving it. But when being healed becomes the only goal - 'I'm not letting go until I get what I want' - it's a problem. - Author: Joni Eareckson Tada
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#98. We need to repeal and replace Obamacare. It is the largest tax in U.S. history, has proven to be a job-killer, and has driven up the cost of healthcare. - Author: Joni Ernst
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#99. There is nothing that moves a loving father's soul quite like his child's cry. - Author: Joni Eareckson Tada
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#100. In New York, the street adventures are incredible. There are a thousand stories in a single block. You see the stories in the people's faces. You hear the songs immediately. Here in Los Angeles, there are less characters because they're all inside automobiles. - Author: Joni Mitchell
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