"What influenced me was Tori Amos, who was unapologetic about expressing anger through music, and Sinead O'Connor. Those two in particular were really moving for me, and very inspiring, before I wrote 'Jagged Little Pill.'"
"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else you are the one who gets burned."Alanis Morissette on Buddha
"Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy."Alanis Morissette on Aristotle
"Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured."Alanis Morissette on Mark Twain
"Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools."Alanis Morissette on Albert Einstein
"Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean."Alanis Morissette on Maya Angelou
"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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