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Alanis Morissette is a Canadian singer-songwriter. She was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on November 1st 1974. Alanis is best known for her 1995 album Jagged Little Pill and the single Ironic. The album has been certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) with over 20 million copies sold worldwide. Her songs are noted to be about young adulthood and emotional vulnerability which led to an intense following from people who could relate to her lyrics or identify with them personally.

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About Alanis Morissette

birth of the author

June 1, 1974

country of the author

Canada, United States

occupation of the author

Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Actress

date of the author

Years Active:

genre of the author

Alternative Rock, Post-Grunge, Hard Rock, Pop Rock, Dance-Pop And More.

instrument of the author

Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica

institution of the author

Mca Canada, Maverick, Reprise, Warner Bros., Collective Sounds And More.

productions of the author

Associated Acts:
Tim Thorney, Dave Matthews Band

website of the author



Some of the most beautiful things that have happened to me in my life have been things that I couldn’t explain. — Alanis Morissette

Life has a funny way of helping you out when you think that everything’s gone wrong. — Alanis Morissette

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

In my life, anyway, anytime that I judge something to be rigidly right or wrong, it comes from fear. — Alanis Morissette

life has a funny way of helping you out when you think that everything s gone wrong Alanis Morissette quote

All I can promise myself and everyone else is that this record is a snapshot of thisperiod in my life. It will be that by default. — Alanis Morissette


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I want to walk through life. — Alanis Morissette

I want to walk through life instead of being dragged through it. — Alanis Morissette

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

I was left to painstakingly deal with the aftermath of my avoidance later in life, in therapy or through the lyrics of my songs. — Alanis Morissette

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When we think of digitally disconnecting and inviting presence into our lives, we are creating the conditions of integration within and between. — 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 believe we’ve been given free will, and we can take responsibility for our own lives and for creating our own environments–which I think at times can be a little much for people to deal with. — Alanis Morissette

I have not an ounce of regret. Every link is so valuable in forming the chain that is my life. Who I am today is because of those links, and I wouldn’t change any of them. — Alanis Morissette


So many boys, so little time. — Alanis Morissette

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I’ve always been really opinionated, and mixed with being really open hearted, open to people shifting what I think all the time, but I like to speak with conviction. — Alanis Morissette

Every time I scratch my nails down someone else’s back, I hope you feel it. — Alanis Morissette

I remember how beautiful it was to fall asleep on your couch and cry in front of you for the first time. You were the best platform from which to jump beyond myself. What was wrong with me? — Alanis Morissette

For four to six months at a time, I would barely eat. I lived on a diet of Melba toast, carrots, and black coffee. — Alanis Morissette

If I could sell 500 million records every time, it would be great. But I’ve also had the luxury experience of having it when I was a teenager, in a very kind of model version of it. — Alanis Morissette

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With songwriting I spend a lot of time living life, accruing all these experiences, journaling, and then by the time I get to the studio I’m teeming with the drive to write. — Alanis Morissette

Infidelity is a deal breaker for me. I’ve broken up with people over it. You can’t do monogamy 90 percent of the time. — Alanis Morissette

Anytime there’s separatism going on. It happens all the time, because the illusion before us is that we are separate. It gives us this sense of egoic identity, which is lovely in its own way. — Alanis Morissette

I’ll write records until I’m dead. And then maybe even after that! — Alanis Morissette

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


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

Music helps you find the truths you must bring into the rest of your life. — Alanis Morissette

I started making music because I could. — Alanis Morissette

Almost every woman in the music industry has been assaulted, harassed, raped, its ubiquitous more in music, even, than film. its just so normalized. — 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

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I’ll keep evolving and put that into my songs. — Alanis Morissette

The thing I always default to is that I’ll always be here to write songs. — 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’m not actually sure if it’s ironic or not. That Alanis Morissette song sort of fucked up irony for everyone. — Jenny Lawson

I started writting songs when I was really little because there were things I could say through songs that I couldn’t verbalize any other way. Writting was something I had to do. — Alanis Morissette

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Unless I really loved it and felt really passionate about it, I would just kind of abort the song and start a new one. — Alanis Morissette

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I was 9 when I wrote ‘Fate Stay with Me.’ It was this fictional song about romance gone wrong. — Alanis Morissette

Typically I go in the studio and whatever I’m contemplating that day will wind up being a song. I don’t come in with lyrics… I just go in and let it happen. — Alanis Morissette

The more vulnerable and the more confused the song is, the equal and opposite effect is how I feel after having written it. — 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

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


I’ll be writing records until I’m dead, whether people like it or not! — Alanis Morissette

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

I’ll be writing songs till I die. There’s just no question. — Alanis Morissette

Writing the record for me–every record is almost a surprise. When people ask me, what are the themes you want to grapple with on this one? I have no idea until the record’s finished. — Alanis Morissette

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My brother says that I was writing songs about fate while he was off playing soccer. Now I tell him he’s 33 and being a professional while I’m playing soccer with my friends. Ha! — Alanis Morissette

Writing a song doesn’t heal things. Even if the song comes up with a solution, it’s still only a theory. Going out and living my lyrics is a whole other deal. That takes courage. — Alanis Morissette

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. — Alanis Morissette

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. — Alanis Morissette

It’s like ten thousand spoons, when all you need is a knife. — Alanis Morissette

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I don’t want to be your other half. I believe that one and one make two. — Alanis Morissette

Women are so powerful they’re scary, and the incentive to squash this has been going on for so long that some of us actually believe we’re subordinate. — Alanis Morissette

I don’t believe in bad. I believe in relativity. The only way we can know what we call good is if there’s also something we call bad. — Alanis Morissette

I firmly believe that the only reason why I’m on this planet, the only reason why I live, breathe, and exist is, that it’s my duty to be as honest as possible in my art. — Alanis Morissette

I didn’t have high self–esteem when I was a teen–ager, as I think most teen–agers don’t. — Alanis Morissette

i don t want to be your other half i believe that one and one make two Alanis Morissette quote

I think quite spiritually of myself. I feel like I’m here to support the human evolution. — Alanis Morissette


I’m a leave–the–bathroom–door–open nudist, which is sometimes disconcerting for my friends. — Alanis Morissette

You are a worksmith and who cares for his brothers, whos not seduced by illusions or fair weather friends. — Alanis Morissette

I grew up in a very masculine environment. So I was around a lot of men, my brothers and their friends. There was just a lot of guys around. — Alanis Morissette

These precious illusions in my head did not let me down when I was defenseless, and parting with them is like parting with invisible best friends. — Alanis Morissette

I live with some of my best friends from high school, very commune–like, in my house. It’s my hippie way of life. — Alanis Morissette

I am a firm believer that one way to become enlightened is to be so relaxed, as relaxed as you possibly can be. — Alanis Morissette

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