Alanis Morissette 5

Partnership is the way. Dictatorial win-lose is so old-school.
Alanis Morissette

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.
Alanis Morissette

I know that I’m deeply, spiritually, profoundly philosophical and I also know that I’m about the flakiest person you’re gonna meet.
Alanis Morissette

I have not an ounce of regret. Every link is so valuable in forming the chain that is my life. Who I am today is because of those links, and I wouldn’t change any of them.
Alanis Morissette

Anger has been a really big deal for women: how can we express it without feeling that, as the physically weaker sex, we won’t get killed. The alpha-woman was burned at the stake and had her head chopped off in days of old.
Alanis Morissette

I think fame became exciting for me in the late ’90s because I could actually use it as a means to an end. I could actually have it help me serve my vocationfulness.
Alanis Morissette

There was a period of time during the ‘Jagged Little Pill’ era where I don’t think I laughed for about two years. It was a survival mode, you know. It was an intense, constant, chronic over-stimulation and invasion of energetic and physical literal space.
Alanis Morissette

I’m quite obsessed with the idea of nailing the girl friendship. It’s such an art, so delicate.
Alanis Morissette

We live, in North America in general, if I’m given the indulgence of selling us down the river, in a culture of fear of this connective sense of spirit.
Alanis Morissette

I am a firm believer that one way to become enlightened is to be so relaxed, as relaxed as you possibly can be.
Alanis Morissette

My son was five months old, and I built a makeshift studio in my living room so that I could do the attachment parenting approach and write the record at the same time. That was fortuitous, that we could build that in the house.
Alanis Morissette

Only traumatised people want to be famous.
Alanis Morissette

I want to poke holes in the erroneous beliefs about what fame provides. It won’t raise your self-esteem, it won’t create profound connection, it’s not going to heal your childhood traumas, it’s only going to amplify them. You’re going to be subject to a lot of criticism and praise, both of which are violent in their own ways.
Alanis Morissette

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

There were websites erected to figure out how to kill Alanis. I just do not need to see this; it’s not good for anybody.
Alanis Morissette

Typically, I would run away from conflict and write about it – that was easier than staying and dealing face-to-face with humans; that’s terrifying for me.
Alanis Morissette

I’ve always been really opinionated, and mixed with being really open hearted, open to people shifting what I think all the time, but I like to speak with conviction.
Alanis Morissette

Women are so powerful they’re scary, and the incentive to squash this has been going on for so long that some of us actually believe we’re subordinate.
Alanis Morissette

I highly recommend getting older! There’s less tendency to people-please.
Alanis Morissette

A lot of preconceived notions that I had about fame and status and money and joy and pain, and all of these things that I thought I knew, I didn’t.
Alanis Morissette

I’ve been surrounded by a lot of people who felt that external success would result in them feeling good about themselves. But it just seems extremely unfulfilling to me.
Alanis Morissette

For me, a life without expectation results in a life with inspiration.
Alanis Morissette

I was so ready to become a mom. Actually, I was ready secondarily to become a mom. I was so ready to have the intimacy and commitment of marriage.
Alanis Morissette

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.
Alanis Morissette

In 1995, I was thrust into the role of reluctant, flag-waving feminist and emotionally-focused artist/advocate.
Alanis Morissette

The fear of this delicate and fierce feminine has more to do with our fear of being vulnerable again, getting hurt again, than it does by our actual distaste for the beauty of the feminine and Her qualities.
Alanis Morissette

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