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Ani DiFranco Quotes and Sayings

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

I know there is strength in the differences between us.
I know there is comfort where we overlap.
- 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'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'd rather be able to face myself in the bathroom mirror than be rich and famous.
- 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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Taken out of context I must seem so strange.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

They taught me different was wrong.
- 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

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

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

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll PHOTO
(Alice in Wonderland)

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

Change of any sort requires courage.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain,
and most fools do.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage
to move in the opposite direction.
- Albert Einstein

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man who lives fully, is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain

We should distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

You must not under any pretense allow
your mind to dwell on any thought
that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind.
- Emmet Fox

The greatest discovery of any generation
is that a human being
can alter his life by
altering his attitude
- William James

When you are offended at any man's fault,
turn to yourself and study your own failings.
Then you will forget your anger.
- Epictetus

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal
to reason and is in conflict with morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The most common way people give up their power
is by thinking they don't have any.
- Alice Walker

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed
is more important than any other one thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

When I examine myself and my methods of thought,
I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy
has meant more to me than
any talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

If it is surely the means to the highest end we know,
can any work be humble or disgusting?
Will it not rather be elevating as a ladder,
the means by which we are translated?
- Henry David Thoreau

Nothing external to you has any power over you.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Choose to See Beauty and Joy:
Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The first step towards the solution
of any problem is optimism.
- John Baines

You can conquer almost any fear
if you will only make up your mind to do so.
For remember, fear doesn't exist
anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

Pessimism never won any battle.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions,
it is governed by our mental attitude.
- Dale Carnegie

Most everything in life is about our
point-of-view rather than any absolute.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Leaders aren't born they are made.
And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.
And that's the price we'll have to pay
to achieve that goal, or any goal.
- Vince Lombardi

"Be Prepared."
"Be prepared for what?"
"Why, for any old thing."
- Robert Baden-Powell,
the founder of Scouting.
[as quoted in the Boy Scout Handbook]

Begin to act from your dominion.
Declare the truth by telling yourself
that there is nothing to be afraid of,
that you no longer entertain any images of fear.
- Ernest Holmes

Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You may be always victorious if
you will never enter into any contest
where the issue does not wholly depend upon yourself.
- Epictetus

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.
- Henry David Thoreau

When any situation arises which tempts you to become disturbed,
say: "There is another way of looking at this."
- A Course In Miracles

If a man loses his reverence for any part of life,
he will lose his reverence for all of life.
- Albert Schweitzer

A mind at peace, a mind centered
and not focused on harming others,
is stronger than any physical force in the universe.
- Wayne Dyer

We are not afraid to follow truth
wherever it may lead,
nor to tolerate any error
so long as reason is left free to combat it.
- Thomas Jefferson


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