"I wish people could acheive what they think would bring them happiness in order for them to realize that thats not really what happiness is."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Alanis Morissette on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Alanis Morissette on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Alanis Morissette on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."Alanis Morissette on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."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."