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

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I’m excited about there being more of a sisterhood these days. Back in the ’90s there was a lot of hate - the women I looked up to as artists were dissing me! It’s not so patriarchal these days - there’s more love and a lot less hate!


Alanis Morissette

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Beauty is now defined by your bones sticking out of your decolletage. For that to be the standard is really perilous for women.


Alanis Morissette

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Ageism works in both directions. As a teenager in the public eye, people would talk condescendingly to me. When you get older there’s this feeling that you have to start carving up your face and body. Right now I’m in the middle ground - I think women in their thirties are taken seriously.


Alanis Morissette

896

I didn’t want to be one of those women who wake up at 63 years old and realize they’ve missed the window of opportunity for marriage and children.


Alanis Morissette

896

In LA, where I live, it’s all about perfectionism. Beauty is now defined by your bones sticking out of your decolletage. For that to be the standard is really perilous for women.


Alanis Morissette

896

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

896

My message to anyone who’s afraid that they can’t write music when they’re happy is ’Just trust the passion.’ The passion can write a lot of things.


Alanis Morissette

896

As a teen, I was both anorexic and bulimic.


Alanis Morissette

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It’s not just the ’Grammys’ that I’ve pulled out of. I also pulled out of the English awards as well. The reason that I wanted to pull out was because I believe very much that the music industry as a whole is mainly concerned with material success.


Alanis Morissette

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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

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America’s a very traumatized society.


Alanis Morissette

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I think it’s child abuse to have someone in the public eye too young. Society basically values wealth and fame and power at the cost of well-being. In the case of a child, it’s at the cost of someone’s natural development. It’s already hard enough to develop.


Alanis Morissette

896

We’re taught to be ashamed of confusion, anger, fear and sadness, and to me they’re of equal value to happiness, excitement and inspiration.


Alanis Morissette

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My greatest environments in which I can grow, or grow up, is in personal romantic relationships with a man.


Alanis Morissette

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Trauma happens in relationships, so it can only be healed in relationships. Art can’t provide healing. It can be cathartic and therapeutic but a relationship is a three-part journey.


Alanis Morissette

896

I think it’s child abuse to have someone in the public eye too young. Society basically values wealth and fame and power at the cost of well-being. In the case of a child, it’s at the cost of someone’s natural development. It’s already hard enough to develop.


Alanis Morissette

896

Peace of mind for five minutes, that’s what I crave.


Alanis Morissette

896

Then I realized that secrecy is actually to the detriment of my own peace of mind and self, and that I could still sustain my belief in privacy and be authentic and transparent at the same time. It was a pretty revelatory moment, and there’s been a liberating force that’s come from it.


Alanis Morissette

896

When I’m off the road, my husband and I recharge our batteries. It’s a day of deep rest and connection with the spiritual, and that can be anything - going for a walk in nature, being in silence, burning incense.


Alanis Morissette

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