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.

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 Women Quotes

As a teen I was both anorexic and bulimic.

Alanis Morissette Teen Quote

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 Success Quote

America’s a very traumatized society.

Alanis Morissette Society Quote

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

Alanis Morissette Romantic Quote

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 Power Quote

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.

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

Alanis Morissette Peace Quotes

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 Nature Quote

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.

Anything I do has to be directly related to my music. If it isn’t I don’t really see a point to it.

I started playing piano when I was 6. And I knew that wanted to be involved in that form of expression whether it was through music or acting or dancing or painting or writing.

I’m clearly most well known for my music. Eventually ultimately I’ll be writing books. I’m still writing articles now. I just consider myself a writer.

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.

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.

Music will always be a part of my life. I love music and I don’t care how many units I sell.

Alanis Morissette Music Quotes

I’ve been really enjoying writing articles and writing music and music for movies.

Alanis Morissette Movies Quote