"I'd rather be able to face myself in the bathroom mirror than be rich and famous."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Ani DiFranco on Andy Warhol
"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."Ani DiFranco on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Ani DiFranco on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Ani DiFranco on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Ani DiFranco on Ambrose Bierce
"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."