"I think it's child abuse to have someone in the public eye too young. Society basically values wealth and fame and power at the cost of well-being. In the case of a child, it's at the cost of someone's natural development. It's already hard enough to develop."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Alanis Morissette on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Alanis Morissette on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Alanis Morissette on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Alanis Morissette on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Alanis Morissette on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."