"I hate it when people don't recognize the work of women as being universal, or having any import to the world at large, as opposed to men's work, which is generally tends to be seen as more universal - men's writing about their own experience tends to be put in a broader context."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Ani DiFranco on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Ani DiFranco on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Ani DiFranco on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Ani DiFranco on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Ani DiFranco on Mark Twain
"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."