"Ageism works in both directions. As a teenager in the public eye, people would talk condescendingly to me. When you get older there's this feeling that you have to start carving up your face and body. Right now I'm in the middle ground - I think women in their thirties are taken seriously."
"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."Alanis Morissette on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot."Alanis Morissette on Marilyn Monroe
"Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent."Alanis Morissette on Friedrich Nietzsche
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."Alanis Morissette on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot."Alanis Morissette on John Lennon
"Canada has a passive-aggressive culture, with a lot of sarcasm and righteousness. That went with my weird messianic complex. The ego is a fascinating monster. I was taught from a young age that I had to serve, so that turned into me thinking I had to save the planet."
"I was taught from a young age that I had to serve, so that turned into me thinking I had to save the planet."
"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."
"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."
"We're taught to be ashamed of confusion, anger, fear and sadness, and to me they're of equal value to happiness, excitement and inspiration."
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