"My message to anyone who's afraid that they can't write music when they're happy is 'Just trust the passion.' The passion can write a lot of things."
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."Alanis Morissette on William Shakespeare
"For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth."Alanis Morissette on Bo Bennett
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."Alanis Morissette on Stephen King
"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks."Alanis Morissette on Isaac Watts
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."Alanis Morissette on Golda Meir
"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."