"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."
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."Alanis Morissette on Edmund Burke
"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come."Alanis Morissette on Dalai Lama
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."Alanis Morissette on Albert Einstein
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."Alanis Morissette on Anne Frank
"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."Alanis Morissette on Abraham Lincoln
"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."