"I see the whole concept of Generation X implies that everyone has lost hope."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Alanis Morissette on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Alanis Morissette on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Alanis Morissette on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Alanis Morissette on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Alanis Morissette on Dalai Lama
"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."