"I was blessed with a birth and a death, and I guess I just want some say in between."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Ani DiFranco on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Ani DiFranco on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Ani DiFranco on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Ani DiFranco on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Ani DiFranco on Helen Keller
"I basically get stereotyped a lot in terms of being a girl and writing 'chick' music for teenage girls or something. I think, if anything, the press kind of, because of my gender and my age, tends to kind of relegate my work to this sort of special-interest group. It's part of the cultural dynamic, I guess."
"Men make angry music and it's called rock-and-roll women include anger in their vocabulary and suddenly they're angry and militant."
"I've been trying to learn how to not be so conflicted about things like my own anger. I've always had a place in my music for my anger as a way of compensating for not having a mechanism to express it in my everyday life. So I've been trying to be more true to myself, and that helps me to chill out a little bit. But politically, uh-uh. No."
"Art is why I get up in the morning but my definition ends there. You know I don't think its fair that I'm living for something I can't even define."
"Art may imitate life, but life imitates TV."
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