"If I could sell 500 million records every time, it would be great. But I've also had the luxury experience of having it when I was a teenager, in a very kind of model version of it."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Alanis Morissette on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Alanis Morissette on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Alanis Morissette on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Alanis Morissette on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Alanis Morissette on Mark Twain
"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."