"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."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Ani DiFranco on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Ani DiFranco on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Ani DiFranco on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Ani DiFranco on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Ani DiFranco on Oscar Wilde
"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 may imitate life, but life imitates TV."
"Sometimes the beauty is easy. Sometimes you don't have to try at all. Sometimes you can hear the wind blow in a handshake. Sometimes there's poetry written right on the bathroom wall."