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I'm doing it because I choose it.
by Alanis Morissette

I'm doing it because I choose it.
And if it's not working, I can make a change.
- Alanis Morissette

We'll love you just the way you are if you're perfect.
- Alanis Morissette

Anything I do has to be directly related to my music.
If it isn't, I don't really see a point to it.
- Alanis Morissette

And I always laugh at that, because I think I've always
been doing what I want to do since Day 1.
- Alanis Morissette

 

I love songs that are very autobiographical.
- Alanis Morissette

But once I acclimated and really used fame for what
it was offering me as a tool to serve my life purpose
of inspiring and contributing,
then it started to get fun again.
- Alanis Morissette

They're different kinds of challenges depending upon
what phase of life I'm in.
- Alanis Morissette

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I remember thinking during those times that I wanted
to write in a way where there are no rules.
- Alanis Morissette

I could write six songs in one day with everything that's going on.
- Alanis Morissette

I want to walk through life instead of being dragged through it.
- Alanis Morissette

At one point, I was just perceived as only being angry,
but now I'm being perceived as angry,
peaceful, and spiritual.
- Alanis Morissette

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

Well, as a kid I did not get Shakespeare.
I just never understood it.
- Alanis Morissette

The person who knows HOW will always have a job.
The person who knows WHY will always be his boss.
- Alanis Morissette

I see my body as an instrument, rather than an ornament.
- Alanis Morissette

I happen to be lucky in that I knew what I wanted to
do as far as a career since I was nine years old.
- Alanis Morissette

I'll keep evolving and put that into my songs.
- Alanis Morissette

The thing I always default to is that I'll always be here to write songs.
- Alanis Morissette

I see the whole concept of Generation X implies that everyone has lost hope.
- Alanis Morissette

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.
- Alanis Morissette

And if I had a preference, it would be to be able to
not be in the studio until 4 in the morning.
- Alanis Morissette

I think some fans want everything to stay they same
because they want to stay the same.
- Alanis Morissette

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.
- Alanis Morissette

I try to keep a low profile in general.
Not with my art, but just as a person.
- Alanis Morissette

I felt like I was making a record under the radar,
and that is my favorite way to do anything.
- Alanis Morissette

In my opinion, I think sarcasm and humor in a song,
without turning it into a novelty song,
is really charming.
- Alanis Morissette

It's when someone has an agenda of their own for the
record that it doesn't work for me.
- Alanis Morissette

I guess what people forget sometimes is that when I write songs,
I write them sometimes in about 20 minutes.
- Alanis Morissette

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.
- Alanis Morissette

I was born in '74, so I missed out on all the great
early '60s and early '70s.
- Alanis Morissette

When I start writing songs and it turns into an overly
belabored intellectual process,
I just throw it out.
- Alanis Morissette

Making a movie requires 20 to 500 people to make and
a lot of money and the stakes are a lot higher.
- Alanis Morissette

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.
- Alanis Morissette

And ultimately the people who produce my records,
they know that they're here to serve the purpose of
me expressing who I am at this period of time and augmenting
that or pulling it forward and I love that process.
- Alanis Morissette

I saw music as a way to entertain people and take them
away from their daily lives and put smiles on their faces,
as opposed to what I see it being now,
which is a way for me to actually communicate,
and a way for me to tap into my subconscious.
- Alanis Morissette

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.
- Alanis Morissette

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.
- Alanis Morissette

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing
over and over and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

Life's most persistent and urgent question is,
'What are you doing for others?'
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing,
we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger,
but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
- Robert Cushing

Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it -
that is the quickest and surest way
ever yet discovered to conquer fear.
- Dale Carnegie

One of the secrets of life is that
all that is really worth the doing
is what we do for others.
- Lewis Carroll

Be a Human BEing Rather Than a Human DOing.
- Anonymous

It is better to displease the people
by doing what you know is right.
- William J. H. Boetcker

The right to do something doesn't mean that doing it is right.
- William Safire

We're so engaged in doing things
to achieve purposes of outer value
that we forget the inner value,
the rapture that is associated
with being alive, is what it is all about.
- Joseph Campbell

Men of lofty genius,
when they are doing the least work,
are most active.
- Leonardo da Vinci

I believe that anyone can conquer fear
by doing the things he fears to do,
provided he keeps doing them until he gets
a record of successful experience behind him.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

All wrong-doing arises because of mind.
If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?
- The Buddha

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;
it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
- Margaret Thatcher

To have a right to do a thing
is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

Determine never to be idle.
No person will have occasion to complain
of the want of time who never loses any.
It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
- Thomas Jefferson

If you're doing your best,
you won't have any time to worry about failure.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

You can not find happiness by chasing after it.
Happiness comes from doing what you love to do,
and from being who you truly are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life's most urgent question is:
what are you doing for others?
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If we all did the things we are capable of doing,
we would literally astound ourselves.
- Thomas Edison

We keep moving forward, opening new doors,
and doing new things, because we're curious
and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
- Walt Disney

You can't live a perfect day without doing something
for someone who will never be able to repay you.
- John Wooden

Do not look for approval
except for the consciousness of doing your best.
- Andrew Carnegie

The great pleasure in life is doing
what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

Management is doing things right;
leadership is doing the right things.
- Peter F. Drucker

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing,
there is a field. I will meet you there.
- Rumi

What are you doing for others?
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is important to do what you don't know how to do.
It is important to see your skills as keeping you
from learning what is deepest and most mysterious.
If you know how to focus, unfocus.
If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda


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