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Ani DiFranco Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Ani DiFranco.

Any tool is a weapon if you hold it right.
- Ani DiFranco

Taken out of context I must seem so strange.
- Ani DiFranco

If you like it, let it be, and if you don't please do the same.
- Ani DiFranco

They taught me different was wrong.
- Ani DiFranco

 

I'd rather be able to face myself in the bathroom mirror than be rich and famous.
- Ani DiFranco

Taking me seriously is a big mistake.
I certainly wouldn't.
- Ani DiFranco

My songs are just little letters to me.
- Ani DiFranco

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Someone's got to be interested in how I feel,
just because I'm here and I'm real.
- Ani DiFranco

Art may imitate life, but life imitates TV.
- Ani DiFranco

I was blessed with a birth and a death,
and I guess I just want some say in between.
- Ani DiFranco

I don't care if they eat me alive, I've got better
things to do then survive.
- Ani DiFranco

There isn't much I have to say, that I wouldn't rather just shut up and do.
- Ani DiFranco

If I'm gonna go down I'm gonna do it with style.
You won't hear me surrender, you won't hear me confess
cause you've left me with nothing but I have worked with less.
- Ani DiFranco

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.
- Ani DiFranco

Strangers are exciting, their mystery never ends.
But, there's nothing like looking at your own history
in the faces of your friends.
- Ani DiFranco

People need something or someone to fasten themselves
to in order to reassure themselves that they are real.
- Ani DiFranco

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.
- Ani DiFranco

In order to keep anything cultural, logical,
or ideological, you have to reinvent the reality of it.
- Ani DiFranco

I've been a long time coming, and I'll be a long time gone.
You've got your whole life to do something,
and that's not very long.
- Ani DiFranco

We have to be able to criticise what we love,
to say what we have to say 'cause if your not trying
to make something better,
than as far as I can tell, you are just in the way.
- Ani DiFranco

Some people wear their heart up on their sleeve.
I wear mine underneath my right pant leg,
strapped to my boot.
- Ani DiFranco

I know there is strength in the differences between us.
I know there is comfort where we overlap.
- Ani DiFranco

Love is a piano dropped from a fourth story window,
and you were in the wrong place at the wrong time.
- Ani DiFranco

Men make angry music and it's called rock-and-roll;
women include anger in their vocabulary and suddenly
they're angry and militant.
- Ani DiFranco

Just let me go, we have to be able to criticize what we love,
to say what we have to say 'cause if you're not trying
to make something better,
then as far as I can tell, you are just in the way.
- Ani DiFranco

I have something to prove, as long as I know there's
something that needs improvement,
and you know that everytime I move, I make a woman's movement.
- Ani DiFranco

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.
- Ani DiFranco

My idea of feminism is self-determination,
and it's very open-ended: every woman has the right to become herself,
and do whatever she needs to do.
- Ani DiFranco

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.
- Ani DiFranco

It seems that different people have an idea of what I am,
and what I should be.
And then there's me.
- Ani DiFranco

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Change of any sort requires courage.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain,
and most fools do.
- Benjamin Franklin

Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions,
it is governed by our mental attitude.
- Dale Carnegie

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man who lives fully, is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain

Your example is far more influential and inspiring
than any words of instruction, or threats,
or even words of encouragement.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Choose to See Beauty and Joy:
Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A mind at peace, a mind centered
and not focused on harming others,
is stronger than any physical force in the universe.
- Wayne Dyer

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I do not concern myself with gods and spirits
either good or evil, nor do I serve any.
- Lao Tzu

Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time.
Hatred ceases through love.
This is an unalterable law.
- The Buddha

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal
to reason and is in conflict with morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We are not afraid to follow truth
wherever it may lead,
nor to tolerate any error
so long as reason is left free to combat it.
- Thomas Jefferson

The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment,
to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
- Charles Du Bos (1882-1939), from his book Approximations (1922)
(not Charles DuBois or Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Increase of material comforts,
it may be generally laid down,
does not in any way whatsoever
conduce to moral growth.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

What are the proper grounds for joy?
Is it circumstance which will
determine the stature of my spirit?
Ah, no. It is choice. It is always a choice -
in the face of any event - for joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Failure does not exist.
Failure is simply someone else's opinion of how
a certain act should have been completed.
Once you believe that no act must be performed
in any specific other-directed way,
then failing becomes impossible.
- Wayne Dyer

If it is surely the means to the highest end we know,
can any work be humble or disgusting?
Will it not rather be elevating as a ladder,
the means by which we are translated?
- Henry David Thoreau

It is any day better to stand erect
with a broken and bandaged head
then to crawl on one's belly,
in order to be able to save one's head.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on.
It is never of any use to oneself.
- Oscar Wilde

I like the silent church before the service begins,
better than any preaching.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I expect to pass through this world but once.
Any good therefore that I can do,
or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature,
let me do it now.
Let me not defer or neglect it,
for I shall not pass this way again.
- William Penn

No individual has any right to come into the world
and go out of it without leaving something behind.
- George Washington Carver

If a man loses his reverence for any part of life,
he will lose his reverence for all of life.
- Albert Schweitzer

God's Spirit moves through us and the world
at a pace that can never be constricted
by any one religious paradigm.
I love that.
- Bono

All compromise is based on give and take,
but there can be no give and take on fundamentals.
Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender.
For it is all give and no take.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

One who has any faith in God
should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage
to move in the opposite direction.
- Albert Einstein

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Walking takes longer...
than any other known form of locomotion except crawling.
Thus it stretches time and prolongs life.
Life is already too short to waste on speed.
- Edward Abbey

We should distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

I offer my body, my mind
and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O Infinite Creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose
to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work,
and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered
to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

The Spirit is described in the Holy Scriptures
as much more anarchic than any established religion credits.
- Bono

If you're doing your best,
you won't have any time to worry about failure.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I have gratitude for EVERYTHING that has ever occurred
to bring me to this moment.
I accept that no one else is ever to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life,
and I am committed to consistently distinguishing
between my feelings about events
and the physical occurrences of those events.
I declare that everyone who has ever played
any role in any of the events of my life
is entirely without fault.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The meeting of two personalities is
like the contact of two chemical substances:
if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
- Carl Jung


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