I envy your ignorance, I hear that it's bliss.

-Ani DiFranco
Ani DiFranco

It's great being your own boss, but then, you know, you make your own mistakes, you know, and you own them. You know, so it's empowering, and it's also humbling along the way.

Ani DiFranco
Now let's get talking: reefer madness. Like some arrogant government can't, By any stretch of the imagination, outlaw a plant.
Ani DiFranco

God help you if you are a phoenix and you dare to rise up from the ash a thousand eyes will smolder with jealousy while you are just flying past

Ani DiFranco
I am a work in progress Dressed in the fabric of a world unfolding Offering me intricate patterns of questions Rhythms that never come clean And strengths that you still haven't seen
Ani DiFranco

All of youth culture is packaged and sold back to us at this furious rate these days. I think it's part and parcel to this corporate encroachment on our lives in general.

Ani DiFranco
Actually I don't know if honesty is a strength or some kind of weakness.
Ani DiFranco

a lesson must be lived in order to be learned and the clarity to see and stop this now that is what i've earned

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

I want somebody who sees the pointlessness and still keeps their purpose in mind;I want somebody who has a tortured soul ...some of the time

Ani DiFranco
These days I keep a journal, so I'm constantly sketching down my thoughts, or lines that come to me...ideas for songs. And then when I have a moment to myself, I'll sit down with my guitar and open my journal, and start kind of massaging things together, and see if a song takes shape. Or sometimes, I'll just be hanging out with my guitar and come up with a chord progression or a lick, and that'll sort of sit around for a while waiting to marry itself to some words. So it's sort of haphazard and it's like...junk culture. I go around finding shiny objects and I glue them together laughs.