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Alanis Morissette Quotes
Alanis Morissette Quotes
"A good man often appears gauche simply because he does not take advantage of the myriad mean little chances of making himself look stylish. Preferring truth to form, he is not constantly at work upon the facade of his appearance." "All I can promise myself and everyone else is that this record is a snapshot of this period in my life. It will be that by default." "And I always laugh at that, because I think I've always been doing what I want to do since Day 1." "And if I had a preference, it would be to be able to not be in the studio until 4 in the morning." "And playing God in a cameo in a movie for a week-and-a-half is very fun." "And ultimately the people who produce my records, they know that they're here to serve the purpose of me expressing who I am at this period of time and augmenting that or pulling it forward and I love that process." "Anything I do has to be directly related to my music. If it isn't, I don't really see a point to it." "As long as I can say what it is that I need to say, then I'll fit whatever I'm trying to say around a melody." "At one point, I was just perceived as only being angry, but now I'm being perceived as angry, peaceful, and spiritual." "At some point, I would like to write a book and other things, but I work best when there is some sort of deadline in my own mind, but not when fifty people or fifty million people are breathing down the back of my neck." "But once I acclimated and really used fame for what it was offering me as a tool to serve my life purpose of inspiring and contributing, then it started to get fun again." "Down the road, I'll probably have a kid or two or three. And there will probably be political events or spiritual things to comment on, and humor." "I could write six songs in one day with everything that's going on." "I didn't know if it would be in syncopation or in the rhymes, but I liked the rulelessness of it." "I didn't realize that I would be able to do that through music, for many reasons, including myself being my own saboteur and being in creative environments that were not conducive to my feeling free and injudged." "I felt like I was making a record under the radar, and that is my favorite way to do anything." "I guess what people forget sometimes is that when I write songs, I write them sometimes in about 20 minutes." "I happen to be lucky in that I knew what I wanted to do as far as a career since I was nine years old." "I just thought that it was obviously such a one-dimensional thing to call someone simply an angry person." "I know that I'm deeply, spiritually, profoundly philosophical and I also know that I'm about the flakiest person you're gonna meet." "I love collaborating, too." "I love songs that are very autobiographical." "I really do see that anywhere I am, whether it's doing interviews a hundred in a row, that every situation I'm in, I'm at choice in the matter." "I remember thinking during those times that I wanted to write in a way where there are no rules." "I remember when I was 10-years old I was at that proverbial fork in the road and I was acting as much as I was singing and writing songs just seemed to be so much more self-reliant and self-originating." "I saw music as a way to entertain people and take them away from their daily lives and put smiles on their faces, as opposed to what I see it being now, which is a way for me to actually communicate, and a way for me to tap into my subconscious." "I see my body as an instrument, rather than an ornament." "I see the whole concept of Generation X implies that everyone has lost hope." "I think some fans want everything to stay they same because they want to stay the same." "I try to keep a low profile in general. Not with my art, but just as a person." "I want to walk through life instead of being dragged through it." "I was born in '74, so I missed out on all the great early '60s and early '70s." "I was motivated by just thinking that if you had all this external success that everyone would love you and everything would be peaceful and wonderful." "I'll keep evolving and put that into my songs." "I'm doing it because I choose it. And if it's not working, I can make a change." "If we're all on the same page and we all know that we're here to make this record be my personal expression, then we're fine." "In my opinion, I think sarcasm and humor in a song, without turning it into a novelty song, is really charming." "It's when someone has an agenda of their own for the record that it doesn't work for me." "Making a movie requires 20 to 500 people to make and a lot of money and the stakes are a lot higher." "The person who knows HOW will always have a job. The person who knows WHY will always be his boss." "The thing I always default to is that I'll always be here to write songs." "They're different kinds of challenges depending upon what phase of life I'm in." "We'll love you just the way you are if you're perfect." "Well, as a kid I did not get Shakespeare. I just never understood it." "Well, I didn't smile for a long time." "What I try to keep in mind is that there are going to be a lot of articles that are going to be misrepresentative of what I'm about as a person and as a writer." "When I start writing songs and it turns into an overly belabored intellectual process, I just throw it out." "When I was producing on my own, I was doing it in order to - in a very patriarchal entertainment industry, let alone planet - very much hell-bent on trying to prove to myself, if nothing else, that I could do it as a woman." "When I'm supposed to switch something, my gut will tell me to do something that stretches or scares myself, and then I will." "I can't towel-dry my hair, because it'll tangle. So I put a towel on the bed and smack my head on the bed, like, ten times, so all the water will drain out" "I want to walk through life instead of being dragged through it." "There's such a thing as paralysis by analysis and I think I reached that point."