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Men make angry music and it's called rock-and-roll;
by Ani DiFranco

Men make angry music and it's called rock-and-roll;
women include anger in their vocabulary and suddenly
they're angry and militant.
- Ani DiFranco

Art may imitate life, but life imitates TV.
- Ani DiFranco

Taking me seriously is a big mistake.
I certainly wouldn't.
- Ani DiFranco

They taught me different was wrong.
- Ani DiFranco

 

My songs are just little letters to me.
- Ani DiFranco

God forbid you be an ugly girl, 'course too pretty is also your doom,
'cause everyone harbors a secret hatred for the prettiest girl in the room.
- Ani DiFranco

We have to be able to criticise what we love,
to say what we have to say 'cause if your not trying
to make something better,
than as far as I can tell, you are just in the way.
- Ani DiFranco

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It seems that different people have an idea of what I am,
and what I should be.
And then there's me.
- Ani DiFranco

In order to keep anything cultural, logical,
or ideological, you have to reinvent the reality of it.
- Ani DiFranco

I've been a long time coming, and I'll be a long time gone.
You've got your whole life to do something,
and that's not very long.
- Ani DiFranco

I don't care if they eat me alive, I've got better
things to do then survive.
- Ani DiFranco

There isn't much I have to say, that I wouldn't rather just shut up and do.
- Ani DiFranco

My idea of feminism is self-determination,
and it's very open-ended: every woman has the right to become herself,
and do whatever she needs to do.
- Ani DiFranco

Some people wear their heart up on their sleeve.
I wear mine underneath my right pant leg,
strapped to my boot.
- Ani DiFranco

I have something to prove, as long as I know there's
something that needs improvement,
and you know that everytime I move, I make a woman's movement.
- Ani DiFranco

I'd rather be able to face myself in the bathroom mirror than be rich and famous.
- Ani DiFranco

If you like it, let it be, and if you don't please do the same.
- Ani DiFranco

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.
- Ani DiFranco

I was blessed with a birth and a death,
and I guess I just want some say in between.
- Ani DiFranco

I know there is strength in the differences between us.
I know there is comfort where we overlap.
- Ani DiFranco

Strangers are exciting, their mystery never ends.
But, there's nothing like looking at your own history
in the faces of your friends.
- Ani DiFranco

Any tool is a weapon if you hold it right.
- Ani DiFranco

Someone's got to be interested in how I feel,
just because I'm here and I'm real.
- Ani DiFranco

If I'm gonna go down I'm gonna do it with style.
You won't hear me surrender, you won't hear me confess
cause you've left me with nothing but I have worked with less.
- Ani DiFranco

Taken out of context I must seem so strange.
- Ani DiFranco

People need something or someone to fasten themselves
to in order to reassure themselves that they are real.
- Ani DiFranco

Love is a piano dropped from a fourth story window,
and you were in the wrong place at the wrong time.
- Ani DiFranco

Maybe you don't like your job, maybe you didn't get enough sleep,
well nobody likes their job, nobody got enough sleep.
Maybe you just had the worst day of your life,
but you know, there's no escape, there's no excuse,
so just suck up and be nice.
- Ani DiFranco

Just let me go, we have to be able to criticize what we love,
to say what we have to say 'cause if you're not trying
to make something better,
then as far as I can tell, you are just in the way.
- Ani DiFranco

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.
- Ani DiFranco

When It's Darkest, Men See the Stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation
and go to the grave with the song still in them.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

There is a good ear, in some men,
that draws supplies to virtue
out of very indifferent nutriment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not pray for easy lives.
Pray to be stronger men.
- John F. Kennedy

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

Men are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

I do not believe in a fate that
falls on men however they act;
but I do believe in a fate
that falls on them unless they act.
- The Buddha

How could man rejoice in victory
and delight in the slaughter of men?
- Lao Tzu

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste
that they hurry past it.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail their failure must be
but a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

The majority of men meet with failure
because of their lack of persistence
in creating new plans to take
the place of those which fail.
- Napoleon Hill

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
- Abraham Lincoln

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.
Men will believe what they see.
- Henry David Thoreau

When men are easy in their circumstances,
they are naturally enemies to innovations.
- Joseph Addison

Many men go fishing all of their lives
without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
- Henry David Thoreau

Men are disturbed not by things,
but by the view which they take of them.
- Epictetus

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
Mere tolerance has given place to a sentiment of brotherhood
between sincere men of all denominations.
- Helen Keller

Behind an able man there are always other able men.
- Chinese proverb

Who never walks save where he sees
men's tracks, makes no discoveries.
- J. G. Holland

Trust men and they will be true to you;
treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Truth is the property of no individual
but is the treasure of all men.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The reason why men do not obey us,
is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men in general judge more from
appearances than from reality. All
men have eyes, but few have
the gift of penetration.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There are times, sir, when men of good conscience
cannot blindly follow orders.
- Captain Picard, STAR TREK: The Next Generation

Habits age men before their time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Shallow men believe in luck.
Strong men believe in cause and effect.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.
- Billy Sunday

Great men or men of great gifts
you shall easily find,
but symmetrical men never.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wise men put their trust in ideas
and not in circumstances
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau


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