"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."
"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else you are the one who gets burned."Ani DiFranco on Buddha
"Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy."Ani DiFranco on Aristotle
"Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured."Ani DiFranco on Mark Twain
"Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools."Ani DiFranco on Albert Einstein
"Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean."Ani DiFranco on Maya Angelou
"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."
"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."
"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."