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I felt like I was making a record under the radar,
by Alanis Morissette

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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The thing I always default to is that I'll always be here to write songs.
- 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 want to walk through life instead of being dragged through it.
- Alanis Morissette

I love songs that are very autobiographical.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

The most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched,
they must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

The chains of habit are too weak to be felt
until they are too strong to be broken.
- Samuel Johnson

Affirmation:
All people are my heart-felt brothers and sisters.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best effort of a fine person
is felt after we have left their presence.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
- C. S. Lewis

I'm more comfortable with whatever's wrong with me
than my father was whenever he felt he failed or didn't
measure up to the standard he set.
- John Malkovich

Family life was wonderful.
The streets were bleak.
The playgrounds were bleak.
But home was always warm.
My mother and father had a great relationship.
I always felt 'safe' there.
- Robert Cormier

I have been dairy free for several years,
and I started because I felt it was going to reduce my allergies,
which it did, and help me lose weight,
which it did.
- Fran Drescher

I decided to devote my life to telling the story because
I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead.
and anyone who does not remember betrays them again.
- Elie Wiesel

I always felt that the great high privilege,
relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
- Katherine Mansfield

I wish my mother had left me something about how she felt growing up.
I wish my grandmother had done the same.
I wanted my girls to know me.
- Carol Burnett

Give your time and efforts freely or not at all.
When you are tempted to say,
"Oh, if I have to, I'll skip my golf game
and watch my daughter play soccer," don't do it.
Either generate the heart-felt emotion
to make the free-will gift,
"I'd love to watch your game today, Sandy,"
or the honesty to decline the request gracefully.
Martyrdom doesn't create happiness
for any of the parties involved.
An honest, "No" is preferable to a coerced "Yes."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have felt cats rubbing their faces against mine and
touching my cheek with claws carefully sheathed.
These things, to me, are expressions of love.
- James Herriot

Everyone was thinking it was going to be a bust.
I felt redeemed.
- Jim Caviezel

It is not hard to feel like an outsider.
I think we have all felt like that at one time or another.
- Alan Cumming

When I lived in Hong Kong, I felt that Hong Kong is my family.
- Jet Li

Earlier on in my career I felt that I had to hide behind
a lot of different masks,
and showboat ways of performing.
Now, that's a lie.
The less I have to hide, the less I have to act.
- Thomas Jane

'Cause I felt I didn't have anything else to prove as a musician...
and boy was I wrong about that one.
- Rick Allen

I like to believe that love is a reciprocal thing,
that it can't really be felt, truly,
by one.
- Sean Penn

I felt that to do this drug, I had to become someone
totally different than I was.
I had to compromise my integrity, my value system.
I knew it was so wrong.
- Kelli White

When I was in my twenties, it felt like I was riding wild horses,
and I was hoping I didn't go over a cliff.
- Chaka Khan

Nobody should trust their virtue with necessity,
the force of which is never known till it is felt,
and it is therefore one of the first duties to avoid the temptation of it.
- Mary Wortley Montagu

Just because I was almost 62, I did not feel decrepit
and felt I wasn't finished being a soldier yet.
- Gerald Griffin

Cynthia's lyrics always expressed the feelings people
felt but they couldn't express themselves.
- Barry Mann

I'm proud of being part Cherokee, and I think it's
time all us Indians felt the same way.
- Loretta Lynn

I always felt if we were going in to do an album,
there should already be a lot of structure already
made up so we could get on with that and see what else happened.
- Jimmy Page

Kinda when I stopped eating was on our second album,
just as it felt like everything was so out of control.
- Daniel Johns

I felt my father's presence with me,
helping me to commit to paper the feelings I had.
I really heard my father speaking to me from the other dimension.
- Michael Landon

At 26 I felt myself a victim rather than a victor in the realm of pictures.
- Gloria Swanson

I had to create an equivalent for what I felt about what I was looking at -
not copy it.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

I felt nobody would understand what was going on in my mind.
- Gabriela Sabatini

They were involved in a firefight and felt they were surrounded.
Whether they escaped from that and were fleeing and
went in the wrong direction,
we don't know.
- Hugh Shelton

I felt probably more uncomfortable than Beyonce.
But I can't answer for her.
- Verne Troyer


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