"In LA, where I live, it's all about perfectionism. Beauty is now defined by your bones sticking out of your decolletage. For that to be the standard is really perilous for women."
"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."Alanis Morissette on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot."Alanis Morissette on Marilyn Monroe
"Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent."Alanis Morissette on Friedrich Nietzsche
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."Alanis Morissette on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot."Alanis Morissette on John Lennon
"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."