Alanis Morissette 1

Making a movie requires 20 to 500 people to make and a lot of money and the stakes are a lot higher.
Alanis Morissette

They’re different kinds of challenges depending upon what phase of life I’m in.
Alanis Morissette

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.
Alanis Morissette

And if I had a preference, it would be to be able to not be in the studio until 4 in the morning.
Alanis Morissette

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.
Alanis Morissette

It’s when someone has an agenda of their own for the record that it doesn’t work for me.
Alanis Morissette

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.
Alanis Morissette

And I always laugh at that, because I think I’ve always been doing what I want to do since Day 1.
Alanis Morissette

I’m doing it because I choose it. And if it’s not working, I can make a change.
Alanis Morissette

Well, as a kid I did not get Shakespeare. I just never understood it.
Alanis Morissette

I remember thinking during those times that I wanted to write in a way where there are no rules.
Alanis Morissette

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.
Alanis Morissette

In my opinion, I think sarcasm and humor in a song, without turning it into a novelty song, is really charming.
Alanis Morissette

When I start writing songs and it turns into an overly belabored intellectual process, I just throw it out.
Alanis Morissette

I felt like I was making a record under the radar, and that is my favorite way to do anything.
Alanis Morissette

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.
Alanis Morissette

I was born in ’74, so I missed out on all the great early ’60s and early ’70s.
Alanis Morissette

I love songs that are very autobiographical.
Alanis Morissette

At one point, I was just perceived as only being angry, but now I’m being perceived as angry, peaceful, and spiritual.
Alanis Morissette

I think some fans want everything to stay they same because they want to stay the same.
Alanis Morissette

The thing I always default to is that I’ll always be here to write songs.
Alanis Morissette

I’ll keep evolving and put that into my songs.
Alanis Morissette

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.
Alanis Morissette

I could write six songs in one day with everything that’s going on.
Alanis Morissette

I try to keep a low profile in general. Not with my art, but just as a person.
Alanis Morissette

Anything I do has to be directly related to my music. If it isn’t, I don’t really see a point to it.
Alanis Morissette

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