I was motivated by just thinking that if you had all this external success that everyone would love you and everything would be peaceful and wonderful.— Alanis Morissette
The most blissful Alanis Morissette quotes that are proven to give you inner joy
I see the whole concept of Generation X implies that everyone has lost hope.
Running has made being depressed impossible.
If I'm going through something emotional and just go outside for a run, you can rest assured I'll come back with clarity.
I found that the more truthful and vulnerable I was, the more empowering it was for me.
Kale is my best friend. I eat kale salad. I put kale in my smoothies, kale in my soup. Kale, kale, kale! I feel like Popeye. I love it. I definitely need variety or I get super bored, so I have to mix it up with different sauces and tahini or whatever.
I breastfeed and I'll be breastfeeding until my son is finished and he weans.
What's that line from TS Eliot? To arrive at the place where you started, but to know it for the first time. I'm able to write about a breakup from a different place. Same brokenness. Same rock-bottom. But a little more informed, now I'm older. Thank God for growing up.
When pain brings you down, don't be silly, don't close your eyes and cry, you just might be in the best position to see the sun shine.
the truth of who we are is innate goodness, and the whole journey is really about removing any obstacle or false belief that keeps us from knowing that
When I was producing on my own, I was doing it in order to - in a very patriarchal entertainment industry, let alone planet - very much hell-bent on trying to prove to myself, if nothing else, that I could do it as a woman.
A good man often appears gauche simply because he does not take advantage of the myriad mean little chances of making himself look stylish. Preferring truth to form, he is not constantly at work upon the facade of his appearance.
I see my body as an instrument, rather than an ornament.
Over the last couple of years, I've really worked toward balancing my life out more, having a little bit more time with friends, family and my boyfriend. There was a period of time when they were way down the list. It was all about music and touring and if everything fell by the wayside, so be it.
I salute you for your courage, and I applaud your perseverance, and I embrace you for your faith in the face of adversarial forces.
Breakups are a horrible thing for almost everybody I know. For someone who is a love addict, it's debilitating.
Some of the most beautiful things that have happened to me in my life have been things that I couldn't explain.
Meeting the man of my dreams and then meeting his beautiful wife
Don't be surprised if I love you for all that you are.
In my opinion, I think sarcasm and humor in a song, without turning it into a novelty song, is really charming.
We'll love you just the way you are if you're perfect.
Looking for approval or blaming others or feeling like a victim.
Whenever I feel myself doing that I try to stop and see myself as someone who's a creator in more ways than just what the word typically means.
I want to walk through life instead of being dragged through it.
I think God is everything. Human beings created the punitive, vengeful deity who considers us to be innate sinners.
And if I had a preference, it would be to be able to not be in the studio until 4 in the morning.
At some point, I would like to write a book and other things, but I work best when there is some sort of deadline in my own mind, but not when fifty people or fifty million people are breathing down the back of my neck.
Life has a funny way of helping you out when you think that everything's gone wrong.
Canada has a passive-aggressive culture, with a lot of sarcasm and righteousness. That went with my weird messianic complex. The ego is a fascinating monster. I was taught from a young age that I had to serve, so that turned into me thinking I had to save the planet.
Typically I go in the studio and whatever I'm contemplating that day will wind up being a song. I don't come in with lyrics... I just go in and let it happen.
In a perfect world, there would be no censorship, because there would be no judgement.
The thing I always default to is that I'll always be here to write songs.
You live, you learn, you love, you learn, you cry, you learn, you lose, you learn, you bleed, you learn, you scream, you learn
What I try to keep in mind is that there are going to be a lot of articles that are going to be misrepresentative of what I'm about as a person and as a writer.
For four to six months at a time, I would barely eat.
I lived on a diet of Melba toast, carrots, and black coffee.
I'm sorry to myself, for treating me worse than I would anybody else.
I'm really clear about what my life mission is now.
There's no more depression or lethargy, and I feel like I've returned to the athlete I once was. I'm integrating all the parts of me - jock, musician, writer, poet, philosopher - and becoming stronger as a result.
I still indulge in a glass of wine or chocolate - treats are mandatory.
Without deviating from the day-to-day healthy diet once in a while, it wouldn't be sustainable for me, and that's what I wanted: an approach to eating to last my entire life.
Down the road, I'll probably have a kid or two or three.
And there will probably be political events or spiritual things to comment on, and humor.
I grew up in a very masculine environment.
So I was around a lot of men, my brothers and their friends. There was just a lot of guys around.
As long as I can say what it is that I need to say, then I'll fit whatever I'm trying to say around a melody.
I have been running so sweaty my whole life Urgent for a finish line And I have been missing the rapture this whole time Of being forever incomplete
I was extremely moved by the plight of Tsunami victims and I was inspired to try to make a difference.
Well life has a funny way of sneaking up on you When you think everything's okay and everything's going right And life has a funny way of helping you out when You think everything's gone wrong and everything blows up In your face
I highly recommend getting older! There's less tendency to people-please.
What I have to say is far more important than how long my eyelashes are.
Then I realized that secrecy is actually to the detriment of my own peace of mind and self, and that I could still sustain my belief in privacy and be authentic and transparent at the same time. It was a pretty revelatory moment, and there's been a liberating force that's come from it.
I think the Bible is hugely patriarchal.
There are so many sexist comments and homophobic comments and comments that are not in keeping with nurturing and loving the human spirit.
When we [people] are operating from the belief that we're not connected, it feels so dangerous and scary and vulnerable and awful.
Your political views really denote your spiritual views.
It's not hard to feel afraid and insecure.
I still fight an inner-critic voice, definitely. I hear it a lot.
I rejected the God that was portrayed as masculine and judgmental and cruel at times. The concept of us bring not worthy to receive him is something I used to say every Sunday in church, and eventually I just couldn't say it with any conviction.