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Alanis Morissette Quote of the Day

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

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

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

I see my body as an instrument, rather than an ornament.
- 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

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 see the whole concept of Generation X implies that everyone has lost hope.
- Alanis Morissette


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

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

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

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

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

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.
- 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

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.
- Alanis Morissette

I want to walk through life instead of being dragged through it.
- Alanis Morissette

I guess what people forget sometimes is that when I write songs,
I write them sometimes in about 20 minutes.
- Alanis Morissette

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

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

We'll love you just the way you are if you're perfect.
- 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

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.
- Alanis Morissette

I love songs that are very autobiographical.
- 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

The thing I always default to is that I'll always be here to write 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

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

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

The person who knows HOW will always have a job.
The person who knows WHY will always be his boss.
- Alanis Morissette

I'll keep evolving and put that into my songs.
- 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

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

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

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.
- 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

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.
- Alanis Morissette

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw

Write it on your heart that every day
is the best day in the year.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The illiterate are not those who cannot read and write,
but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
- Alvin Toffler

We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason
if we dig deep in our history and remember
that we are not descended from fearful men,
not from men who feared to write, to speak,
to associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
- Edward R. Murrow

Writers write.
Dreamers talk about it.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

Always speak the truth,
think before you speak,
and write it down afterwards.
- Lewis Carroll

What a book a devil's chaplain might write
on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low,
and horribly cruel work of nature!
- Charles Darwin

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
- Winston Churchill

Everyone thinks they're going to write one book of poems or one novel.
- Marilyn Hacker

Real programmers can write assembly code in any language.
- Larry Wall

If you can speak what you will never hear,
if you can write what you will never read,
you have done rare things.
- Henry David Thoreau

Golf is a game in which you yell "fore,"
shoot six,
and write down five.
- Paul Harvey

I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.
- Edgar Allan Poe

When I write software, I know that it will fail,
either due to my own mistake, or due to some other cause.
- Wietse Venema

We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words.
- John Fowles

A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears.
- Gertrude Stein

Persevere. Plan. Strategize. Focus. Breathe. Write.
Let go: relax. Forgive. All this failing: take a nap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The man who has done his level best...
is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak
or write very often about his job.
It releases tension needed for his work.
- Henry Moore

One of the illusions of life is that the present hour
is not the critical, decisive hour.
Write it on your heart that
every day is the best day in the year.
No man has learned anything rightly,
until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not save your loving speeches
For your friends till they are dead;
Do not write them on their tombstones,
Speak them rather now instead.
- Anna Cummins

Always write angry letters to your enemies.
Never mail them.
- James Fallows

I decided that it was not wisdom that
enabled poets to write their poetry,
but a kind of instinct or inspiration,
such as you find in seers and prophets
who deliver all their sublime messages
without knowing in the least what they mean.
- Socrates

Very few people possess true artistic ability.
It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate
the situation by making an effort.
If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint,
simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass.
- Fran Lebowitz

It was my 16th birthday - my mom and dad gave me my
Goya classical guitar that day.
I sat down, wrote this song, and I just knew that that
was the only thing I could ever really do -
write songs and sing them to people.
- Stevie Nicks

When you write a two thousand page history of the Second World War,
the deportations and the concentration camps will take up five pages,
and the gas chambers perhaps 20 lines.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

Elizabeth Barrett Browning could write a poem two pages long.
Could she have brought it to a music publisher?
- Dorothy Fields

You write a hit the same way you write a flop.
- Alan Jay Lerner

I don't have a special place or ritual for writing songs,
basically I write songs whenever an idea hits me,
in my hotel room, on the road, in the plane.
- Kelly Jones

What sustains me is to be with my family and to write.
- David Guterson

Someone who can write aphorisms should not fritter away his time in essays.
- Karl Kraus

We always feel pretty creative as far as writing songs.
We write them together; we just get in a room,
or on occasion in Flea's garage.
We just sort of improvise, like jazz musicians.
- Chad Smith

It's a discovery of a story when I write a book,
a case of inching ahead on each page and discovering
what's beyond in the darkness,
beyond where you're writing.
- Michael Ondaatje

Between each album I try to gain a new insight that
I didn't have before and perhaps write a song about
something that I've written about before,
but from a fresh viewpoint.
- Don Henley


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