A good brain ain't diddley, if you don't have the facts.

-Ani DiFranco
Ani DiFranco

Before Katrina, you didn't see criticism of the Bush administration in the media. Here they are, stealing elections, enacting illegal wars, huge crimes against humanity and democracy, and you didn't even see criticism. It wasn't until Katrina that people started to come down on them.

Ani DiFranco
All the decent people, male and female, are feminists. The only people who are not feminists are those who believe that women are inherently inferior or undeserving of the respect and opportunity afforded men. Either you are a feminist or you are a misogynist. There is no box marked "other."
Ani DiFranco

My songs are just little letters to me.

Ani DiFranco
If you want to challenge the system, don't go to bed with it.
Ani DiFranco

They taught me different was wrong.

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

I always feel I have to take a stand, And there's always someone on hand To hate me for standing there. I always feel I have to open my mouth, And every time I do, I offend someone, somewhere.

Ani DiFranco
fate is not just whose cooking smells good, but which way the wind blows
Ani DiFranco

I see a lot of connections between folk and punk music just because they're both subcorporate music - I mean, traditionally.

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.