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The person who knows HOW will always have a job.
by Alanis Morissette

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Well, as a kid I did not get Shakespeare.
I just never understood it.
- 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 guess what people forget sometimes is that when I write songs,
I write them sometimes in about 20 minutes.
- Alanis Morissette

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

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

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

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

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

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

I love songs that are very autobiographical.
- 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 try to keep a low profile in general.
Not with my art, but just as a person.
- Alanis Morissette

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

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

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

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

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

Love is when the other person's happiness
is more important than your own.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

When a person doesn't have gratitude,
something is missing in his or her humanity.
A person can almost be defined by
his or her attitude toward gratitude.
- Elie Wiesel

A person without a sense of humor
is like a wagon without springs.
It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
- Henry Ward Beecher

I can't go back to yesterday -
because I was a different person then.
- Lewis Carroll

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

If you don't take full responsibility
for your own happiness,
who do you suppose will?
Your happiness is a one person job -
it begins and ends with you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.
- E. Joseph Cossman

A sense of humor... is needed armor.
Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips
is a sign that the person down deep
has a pretty good grasp of life.
- Hugh Sidey

We really have to understand the person we want to love.
If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Every time you smile at someone,
it is an action of love,
a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
- Mother Teresa

To the world you may be one person,
but to one person you may be the world.
- Anonymous (attributed to Bill Wilson, Brandi Snyder and others)

There is no labor a person does that is undignified;
if they do it right.
- Bill Cosby

Never allow a person to tell you NO
who doesn't have the power to say YES.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The difference between a successful person and others
is not a lack of strength,
not a lack of knowledge,
but rather a lack of will.
- Vince Lombardi

We come to love not by finding the perfect person,
but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
- Angelina Jolie

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another
as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
- Thomas Jefferson

If there is any one secret of success,
it lies in the ability to get
the other person's point of view
and see things from that person's angle
as well as from your own.
- Henry Ford

The envious person grows lean
with the fatness of their neighbor.
- Socrates

When you find peace within yourself,
you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.
- Peace Pilgrim

A happy person is not a person in a
certain set of circumstances,
but rather a person with a
certain set of attitudes.
- Hugh Downs

There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything.
And that is by making the other person want to do it.
- Dale Carnegie

The choice is to work alone to be a little
more successful than the next person,
or to work together for the great betterment of humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't marry the person you think you can live with;
marry only the individual you think you can't live without.
- James C. Dobson

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere,
while the pessimist sees only the red stoplight.
The truly wise person is colorblind.
- Albert Schweitzer

Nurturing is not complex.
It's simply being tuned in to the thing or person before you
and offering small gestures toward what it needs at that time.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The only fool bigger than the person who knows it all
is the person who argues with him.
- Stanislaw Jerszy Lec

The final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

What is necessary to change a person is
to change his awareness of himself.
- Abraham Maslow

A person acting from a motivation
of contribution and service
rises to such a level of moral authority
that worldly success is a natural result.
- Marianne Williamson

Difficulties are things that show a person what he is.
- Epictetus

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman


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