Alanis Morissette 3

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.
Alanis Morissette

I started playing piano when I was 6. And I knew that wanted to be involved in that form of expression, whether it was through music, or acting, or dancing, or painting, or writing.
Alanis Morissette

I’ll be writing songs till I die. There’s just no question.
Alanis Morissette

The whole celebrity thing is not something I’m overly interested in. I don’t pop up at parties. It’s just not my thing.
Alanis Morissette

Music will always be a part of my life. I love music and I don’t care how many units I sell.
Alanis Morissette

I think some people think I’m a smarty-pants. Some people think I’m intense, some people think I’m super-esoteric and nuts.
Alanis Morissette

I was always such a people-watcher. I would sit on street corners alone and watch people and make up stories about them in my head. Then, all of a sudden, I was the one being watched.
Alanis Morissette

I didn’t want to be one of those women who wake up at 63 years old and realize they’ve missed the window of opportunity for marriage and children.
Alanis Morissette

America’s a very traumatized society.
Alanis Morissette

Beauty is now defined by your bones sticking out of your decolletage. For that to be the standard is really perilous for women.
Alanis Morissette

Europe seems a little softer, but in America it’s harsh. In L.A., where I live, it’s all about perfectionism.
Alanis Morissette

The ego is a fascinating monster.
Alanis Morissette

I was taught from a young age that I had to serve, so that turned into me thinking I had to save the planet.
Alanis Morissette

I get angry at myself for staying in relationships way too long.
Alanis Morissette

I live with some of my best friends from high school, very commune-like, in my house. It’s my hippie way of life.
Alanis Morissette

My brother says that I was writing songs about fate while he was off playing soccer. Now I tell him he’s 33 and being a professional while I’m playing soccer with my friends. Ha!
Alanis Morissette

Courage and willingness to just go for it, whether it is a conversation or a spontaneous trip or trying new things that are scary – it is a really attractive quality.
Alanis Morissette

The people that were invested in me staying the same way after a decade will most likely by default have to be disappointed.
Alanis Morissette

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.
Alanis Morissette

My greatest environments in which I can grow, or grow up, is in personal romantic relationships with a man.
Alanis Morissette

I thought the more famous I became, the more friendships I would have, but the opposite was true.
Alanis Morissette

My three addictions of choice are food, love and work.
Alanis Morissette

Infidelity is a deal breaker for me. I’ve broken up with people over it. You can’t do monogamy 90 percent of the time.
Alanis Morissette

My own approach has always been to push intense emotions down and attempt to deal with them later.
Alanis Morissette

When I was younger, I was terrified to express anger because it would often kick-start a horrible reaction in the men in my life. So I bit my tongue. I was left to painstakingly deal with the aftermath of my avoidance later in life, in therapy or through the lyrics of my songs.
Alanis Morissette

I was left to painstakingly deal with the aftermath of my avoidance later in life, in therapy or through the lyrics of my songs.
Alanis Morissette

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