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

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

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

I want to walk through life instead of being dragged through it.
- 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 see the whole concept of Generation X implies that everyone has lost hope.
- 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

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

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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

I'll keep evolving and put that into my songs.
- 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 think some fans want everything to stay they same
because they want to stay the same.
- 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

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

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

The person who knows HOW will always have a job.
The person who knows WHY will always be his boss.
- 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 guess what people forget sometimes is that when I write songs,
I write them sometimes in about 20 minutes.
- 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 love songs that are very autobiographical.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw

The illiterate are not those who cannot read and write,
but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
- Alvin Toffler

Write it on your heart that every day
is the best day in the year.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason
if we dig deep in our history and remember
that we are not descended from fearful men,
not from men who feared to write, to speak,
to associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
- Edward R. Murrow

Do not save your loving speeches
For your friends till they are dead;
Do not write them on their tombstones,
Speak them rather now instead.
- Anna Cummins

What a book a devil's chaplain might write
on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low,
and horribly cruel work of nature!
- Charles Darwin

One of the illusions of life is that the present hour
is not the critical, decisive hour.
Write it on your heart that
every day is the best day in the year.
No man has learned anything rightly,
until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
- Winston Churchill

Persevere. Plan. Strategize. Focus. Breathe. Write.
Let go: relax. Forgive. All this failing: take a nap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Always speak the truth,
think before you speak,
and write it down afterwards.
- Lewis Carroll

If you can't annoy somebody with what you write,
I think there's little point in writing.
- Kingsley Amis

We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words.
- John Fowles

I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Writers write.
Dreamers talk about it.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

When I write software, I know that it will fail,
either due to my own mistake, or due to some other cause.
- Wietse Venema

A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears.
- Gertrude Stein

It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak
or write very often about his job.
It releases tension needed for his work.
- Henry Moore

The man who has done his level best...
is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

Always write angry letters to your enemies.
Never mail them.
- James Fallows

I don't think anyone should write their autobiography
until after they're dead.
- Samuel Goldwyn

Real programmers can write assembly code in any language.
- Larry Wall

If you can speak what you will never hear,
if you can write what you will never read,
you have done rare things.
- Henry David Thoreau

For my part, I consider that it will be found much better
by all parties to leave the past to history,
especially as I propose to write that history myself.
- Winston Churchill

Everyone thinks they're going to write one book of poems or one novel.
- Marilyn Hacker

Golf is a game in which you yell "fore,"
shoot six,
and write down five.
- Paul Harvey

I do not write for an audience.
- Leon Uris

Politics is not a bad profession.
If you succeed there are many rewards,
if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
- Ronald Reagan

When you write something it has to hit the level that
you accept as being good.
- Will Champion

I notice that students, particularly for gay students,
it's too easy to write about my last trick or something.
It's not very interesting to the reader.
- Thom Gunn

I write my plays to create an excuse for full-tilt acting and performing.
- Eric Bogosian

I only write music for myself, I don't try and appeal to anyone else.
- Bryan Adams

Each book has been different and has been challenging in its own way to write.
- Jean M. Auel

It's a very romantic sentiment, but to think that you
would die if you didn't write,
well, I would definitely choose to not write and live.
- Sarah McLachlan

The really great writers are people like Emily Bronte
who sit in a room and write out of their limited experience
and unlimited imagination.
- James A. Michener


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