Jen Lancaster quotes

  • The best thing about being 45 is not taking myself so seriously. Do I miss the package I came in at 25? I do. Gravity is no one's friend. Yet the perspective I've gained is so worth the wear and tear. What would have mortified me at 25 is now simply fodder for a funny, relatable story. Also? I was a waitress at 25, and now I'm an author. Forty-five is definitely better.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Perspective #Missing #Tears

  • I’m instantly mortified by my fat, uncontrollable mouth, but that’s when it occurs to me that my humor is a self-defense mechanism. Even though I may come off like a stark raving asshat, being funny is the most important tool I have to stay sane. The ability to say what I think is the key to allowing me to feel in control.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Thinking #Keys #Self

  • As a reader, I notice political views regardless of whether or not the book is fiction. What annoys me is when said views do nothing to advance the narrative.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Book #Views #Political

  • I yearn to be a woman of more depth, but I'm not so fond of the path I'd need to follow to get there.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Depth #Needs #Path

  • Over the summer we chatted one night while Angie stripped a bed, changed wet sheets, comforted and repajamaed a toddler, and chased down a car of speeding teenagers while shaking a brick at them, never once interrupting the conversation or setting down her margarita. The only reason this woman isn't president of General Motors is because she's chosen not to be.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Summer #Teenager #Night

  • Fortunately, all it takes for us to be of one mind is some buttercream frosting.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Mind

  • Expressing political opinion can be a powerful way to establish a character's voice when writing fiction.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Powerful #Writing #Character

  • Everyone who reads me is someone I'd like to hang out with.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Hanging Out

  • No matter how happy anyone is with their choices, I believe it's human nature to wonder about the path not taken.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Believe #Taken #Choices

  • Quinn Cummings is a master story-teller and her book is nothing short of delightful. Her insights into topics like celebrity, parenting, and cats with a taste for homicide are pithy and uproarious and not to be missed. Notes from the Underwire is charming, hilarious, and just snarky enough to be ultimately satisfying.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Book #Cat #Stories

  • I don't care how happily married you are or how deeply enmeshed you are with your children and family and career -- every woman needs a couple of chicks who'll break out the sangria just because you need to vent.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Children #Couple #Careers

  • I think people tend to be very myopic and they dont understand how their actions impact others.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Thinking #Impact #People

  • The best thing about being 45 is not taking myself so seriously.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Age

  • I would rather receive a Pap smear from Captain Hook than venture out on New Year's Eve.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #New Year #Years #Hook

  • Were I forced to describe this woman in one word, that word would be...herpes.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Would Be #Herpes

  • I believe that I have such a vanilla life.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Believe #Vanilla #I Believe

  • I'm a humor writer, so I don't always present myself in the best light.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Light

  • I'm the person who says every single thing she thinks, sometimes to others' amusement, and almost always to my detriment.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Thinking #Amusement #Sometimes

  • I tried, it was hard, I quit, the end. Story of my life.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Stories #Quitting #Ends

  • I never ever, ever say anything against my husband to anyone except my husband. Everyone gets in fights, and I think the natural propensity for women is, 'Oh I want to talk to someone.' But the minute you take what bothers you outside the bond between you and your husband, you let someone else into the relationship and that causes a wedge.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Husband #Fighting #Thinking

  • You can't all of a sudden go to sleep one night and wake up Martha Stewart. It's bit by bit by bit.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Sleep #Night #Wake Up

  • Writing is something that I've always loved. That stems from my love of being a reader.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Writing #Stem #Reader

  • In real life, I tend to yell at people a lot. Not because I'm bossy or mean, but because I'm frustrated.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Real #Mean #People

  • I've always been able to cook Italian food. That's in my blood because I'm half Sicilian.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Italian #Blood #Half

  • I'm very detail oriented. I think that's why people enjoy my memoirs - because I tend to remember everything.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Thinking #People #Details

  • I'm such a fangirl when it comes to other writers. I read 250 books a year, and I'm always talking up books by other authors.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Book #Talking #Years

  • I never sleep on the plane. I have to be awake and using my mind power to keep it in the air
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Sleep #Air #Mind

  • When did the cell phone become a license to be rude? And why must I be subjected to your personal conversations?
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Phones #Cells #Rude

  • I've determined the ideal job for me is one where I can write clever essays about my life and my employer will give me enough money not only to live a comfortable existence, but also to buy many, many new pairs of shoes.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Jobs #Clever #Writing

  • I still believe in the Holy Trinity, except now it's Target, Trader Joe's, and IKEA.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Believe #Ikea #Shopping

  • I don't mean to get all religious here, but I'm pretty sure key lime martinis (with a graham cracker & sugar rim) are proof that Jesus loves us.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Religious #Jesus #Mean

  • Some people are destined to be deep thinkers. I am not one of those people.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #People #Thinker #Deep Thinker

  • The living room is a monument to my impulsive spending habits. I've got more than two hundred DVDs, including cinematic greats such as Monkey Bone, Corkey Romano, and A Night at the Roxbury, leading me to believe not only do I have awful taste in films, but I also have a Chris Kattan fixation. What I don't have is $4000 earing intrest in a money market account.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Believe #Night #Two

  • When I hug her, I notice she's still wearing yesterday's false eyelashes. Mom? You know those come off with a little makeup remover and a cotton pad?" I'm not taking them off." Why not?" I spent $180 on that makeup job and I refuse to wash my face until I get my money's worth.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Mom #Jobs #Makeup

  • Despite my best efforts, I'm not quite perfect. Let's just say I'm like one of those Hopi blankets where they leave a tiny flaw so as to not affront the Lord.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Perfect #Effort #Tiny

  • No, it's not a 'corpse thing.' I feel I lack the emotional capacity to deal with those in mourning...
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Emotional #Mourning #Capacity

  • This is terrific! What fun! Maybe tomorrow I can go to the prom with my brother. The day after, perhaps I can wear white pants and unexpectedly get my period.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Brother #Fun #White

  • I can't believe anyone would voluntarily run 26 miles. Sometimes I sit on the couch cross-legged because I don't feel like walking to the bathroom.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Running #Believe #Bathroom

  • I'm not lazy. I'm simply judicious about excess movement.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Lazy #Excess #Movement

  • For the record? I have never been her baby. In fact, I reject the notion of coming out of her body. I prefer to believe I was hatched, or perhaps purchased.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Baby #Believe #Body

  • Seriously, our nation is never going to be on the same page on issues like gun control, welfare, the economy, the environment, etc. I doubt we'll ever come to terms on tastes great or less filling and hybrids versus Hummers, and there will always be Yankees fans and Red Sox fans, and never the 'twain shall meet. Fortunately, all it takes for us to be of one mind is some buttercream frosting.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Gun #Issues #Yankees

  • As I examine my life through this book, I can't help but wonder if my mother was right. Maybe I really was what I ate. And maybe if she'd let me eat a little more sugar, I'd have come out sweeter.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Mother #Book #Sugar

  • Maybe I've moved to the dark side, but it's clean and nice and we never run out of toilet paper.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Running #Nice #Dark

  • Point? Maybe you aren't a Carrie or a Samantha or a Charlotte or a Miranda. Maybe you're just you.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Miranda #Samantha #Charlotte

  • Really? If I could hate my trainer? That would be ideal. I'd prefer to despise this person with the fire of ten thousand suns. So when I walk - nay, crawl - out of here at the end of my workouts, I want to lull myself to sleep by picturing my very talented and inspirational trainer getting hit by a bus. A bus that I am driving.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Workout #Hate #Sleep

  • Although I get a lot of specialty services like wraps, scrubs, and mustache removal, my favorite is the simple manicure/pedicure. They work on your hands and feet at the same time while you sit in a vibrating chair. I call it the sorority girls version of a threesome.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Girl #Simple #Hands

  • Owning a dog is slightly less expensive than being addicted to crack.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Dog #Owning A Dog #Cracks

  • Ambien might have mentally just tossed my salad. WITH CROUTONS.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Might #Salad

  • I’m busy sorting through our new collection of rhinestone jewelry. Should anyone be in the market for sparkly accessories the size of a hubcap, this is the place to get them. Earlier today, a customer picked up one of the enormous chandelier-style offerings and asked, 'Do those be genuine rhimestones?' I couldn’t even begin to explain everything that was wrong with her sentence, so I simply replied, 'Yes. They do be genuine.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Offering #Style #Today

  • Amen,' I exclaim, accidentally spitting out a Raisinet. I pick up the chocolate with a Kleenex and stuff it in my purse. Ten bucks says a month from now I'll have forgotten about it and will finally have said heart attack when I assume a rat shat in there.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Heart #Chocolate #Rats

  • You think you're so cool just because you can walk!
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Thinking #Walks

  • You know what it was like? It was like thinking I was heading to a surprise party and instead it was a surprise pap smear.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Fitness #Party #Thinking

  • Fletch then kisses me on the forehead before opening the cabinet under the coffeemaker to grab placemats and napkins. Retrieving these items is his job because I kind of don't like to bend. I also refuse to carry anything heavier than my purse.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Jobs #Kissing #Cabinets