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Alanis Morissette
June 1, 1974 -
Nationality: Canadian
Category: Musician
Subcategory: Canadian Musician

And if I had a preference, it would be to be able to not be in the studio until 4 in the morning.


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.


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.


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


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


I guess what people forget sometimes is that when I write songs, I write them sometimes in about 20 minutes.


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.


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.


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


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.


I think some fans want everything to stay they same because they want to stay the same.


I see the whole concept of Generation X implies that everyone has lost hope.


It's when someone has an agenda of their own for the record that it doesn't work for me.


At one point, I was just perceived as only being angry, but now I'm being perceived as angry, peaceful, and spiritual.


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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