"A lot of women these days, a lot of young women don't want to call themselves feminists. You have this cheap, hideous 'girl power' sort of fad, which I think is pretty benign at best, but at worst, I think it's a way of taking the politics out of feminism and making it some kind of fashion."
"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."Ani DiFranco on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot."Ani DiFranco on Marilyn Monroe
"Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent."Ani DiFranco on Friedrich Nietzsche
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."Ani DiFranco on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot."Ani DiFranco on John Lennon
"I basically get stereotyped a lot in terms of being a girl and writing 'chick' music for teenage girls or something. I think, if anything, the press kind of, because of my gender and my age, tends to kind of relegate my work to this sort of special-interest group. It's part of the cultural dynamic, I guess."
"Men make angry music and it's called rock-and-roll women include anger in their vocabulary and suddenly they're angry and militant."
"I've been trying to learn how to not be so conflicted about things like my own anger. I've always had a place in my music for my anger as a way of compensating for not having a mechanism to express it in my everyday life. So I've been trying to be more true to myself, and that helps me to chill out a little bit. But politically, uh-uh. No."
"Art is why I get up in the morning but my definition ends there. You know I don't think its fair that I'm living for something I can't even define."
"Art may imitate life, but life imitates TV."