Famous Quotes By Ani DiFranco


  1. 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.
  2. Art may imitate life, but life imitates TV.
  3. 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.
  4. I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort where we overlap.
  5. I see a lot of connections between folk and punk music just because they're both subcorporate music - I mean, traditionally.
  6. I seriously hate pop music and all things super-commercial.
  7. I was blessed with a birth and a death, and I guess I just want some say in between.
  8. I'd rather be able to face myself in the bathroom mirror than be rich and famous.
  9. Love is a piano dropped from a fourth story window, and you were in the wrong place at the wrong time.
  10. 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.
  11. Men make angry music and it's called rock-and-roll women include anger in their vocabulary and suddenly they're angry and militant.
  12. Patriarchy is like the elephant in the room that we don't talk about, but how could it not affect the planet radically when it's the superstructure of human society.
  13. 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.
  14. Strangers are exciting, their mystery never ends. But, there's nothing like looking at your own history in the faces of your friends.
  15. Why do you think I write these feminist songs, to try and teach myself to respect myself. You know, it's not because I'm a hero.

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