"Patriarchy is like the elephant in the room that we don't talk about, but how could it not affect the planet radically when it's the superstructure of human society."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Ani DiFranco on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Ani DiFranco on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Ani DiFranco on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Ani DiFranco on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Ani DiFranco on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."