"I didn't want to be one of those women who wake up at 63 years old and realize they've missed the window of opportunity for marriage and children."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."Alanis Morissette on Mignon McLaughlin
"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."Alanis Morissette on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."Alanis Morissette on Friedrich Nietzsche
"How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being."Alanis Morissette on Oscar Wilde
"Don't marry the person you think you can live with marry only the individual you think you can't live without."Alanis Morissette on James C. Dobson
"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."