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I wish people could achieve what they think would bring them happiness in order for them to realize that that's not really what happiness is.
I love songs that are very autobiographical.
In my opinion, I think sarcasm and humor in a song, without turning it into a novelty song, is really charming.
There were a lot of people who were a little afraid of the rage or blaming stance I was taking, and find what I am doing now more refreshing.
For four to six months at a time, I would barely eat. I lived on a diet of Melba toast, carrots, and black coffee.
I couldn't be touring unless my husband was on the road with me, taking care of our son while I'm onstage and doing interviews.
I'm about 90 percent vegan. I think veganism is really well suited for training, at least for me anyway.
For me, a life without expectation results in a life with inspiration.
I get angry at myself for staying in relationships way too long.
I grew up in a very masculine environment. So I was around a lot of men, my brothers and their friends. There was just a lot of guys around.
I was left to painstakingly deal with the aftermath of my avoidance later in life, in therapy or through the lyrics of my songs.
I'm quite obsessed with the idea of nailing the girl friendship. It's such an art, so delicate.
In the face of patriarchy, it is a brave act indeed for both men and women to embrace, rather than shame or attempt to eradicate, the feminine.
You live, you learn.
My message to anyone who's afraid that they can't write music when they're happy is 'Just trust the passion.' The passion can write a lot of things.
Alpha men are very turned on by the alpha woman, really high chemistry, really fun to work with, probably really fun to have affairs with, but there's not sustainable harmony in that lack of complement. There can only be one person in the driver's seat.
I did commit to myself that I would not jump back into being the workaholic that I can be before I gave myself an honest opportunity to create the marriage of my dreams and to create the beginning of the family of my dreams, and that took a hot second.
As a teen, I was both anorexic and bulimic.
Europe seems a little softer, but in America it's harsh. In L.A., where I live, it's all about perfectionism.
I am a firm believer that one way to become enlightened is to be so relaxed, as relaxed as you possibly can be.
Only traumatised people want to be famous.
I think it's child abuse to have someone in the public eye too young. Society basically values wealth and fame and power at the cost of well-being. In the case of a child, it's at the cost of someone's natural development. It's already hard enough to develop.
I'm a liability to them - I'm a woman, I'm empowered, I'm an artist. I've had executives who can't come to my shows they're so scared of me. I've been a thorn in many people's sides just by existing.
I'm really clear about what my life mission is now. There's no more depression or lethargy, and I feel like I've returned to the athlete I once was. I'm integrating all the parts of me - jock, musician, writer, poet, philosopher - and becoming stronger as a result.
I've been doing a lot of different cross-training and kickboxing and Capoeira and kite surfing, and I've just really been back to what I consider my original athletic self.
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