Jessica Zafra quotes

  • Everyone declares that love is irrational, and yet everytime this statement is proven correct, they profess amazement. They seem to assume that love will make an exception in their case. It never does.
    -- Jessica Zafra

    #Love Is #Doe #Assuming

  • There's nothing wrong with self-improvement, as long as you recognize that at some point you're going to have to accept yourself in all your imperfect glory. What's wrong with liking yourself the way you are?
    -- Jessica Zafra

    #Self #Long #Way

  • That's the thing about a great book. Every time you read it, it's different, because you're different. You've changed since the last time you picked it up, things have happened to you.
    -- Jessica Zafra

    #Book #Different #Lasts

  • I hear what many of you are saying: We don’t have the time, we are busy. Well Nobody Has Time, Everyone Is Busy. In the time it took you to read this post, your life just got a minute shorter. That is precisely why we read (and why some of us write): because life is short and finite, we want more, and literature is the distillation of all those lives we will not lead.
    -- Jessica Zafra

    #Writing #Life Is Short #Literature

  • The reason producers make stupid movies is because there are stupid people who will pay to see them.
    -- Jessica Zafra

    #Stupid #People #Pay

  • Once you’ve read too many trashy best-sellers, you begin to look for something with substance, something that attempts to define the universe.
    -- Jessica Zafra

    #Looks #Substance #Universe

  • Never, ever point out that a woman is eating too much.
    -- Jessica Zafra

    #Too Much #Eating

  • What we call the wisdom that comes with age is usually simple caution.
    -- Jessica Zafra

    #Simple #Age #Caution

  • The reason men rule is because women let them.
    -- Jessica Zafra

    #Men #Reason

  • While being madly in love is fun, perhaps one should aspire to be sanely in love.
    -- Jessica Zafra

    #Fun #Love Is #Madly In Love

  • We don't really have a movie industry; we have a trailer industry. The movie guys make five minutes worth of stuff to get people in the theatre, and eighty-five minutes of filler.
    -- Jessica Zafra

    #People #Guy #Theatre

  • What exactly did we learn in kindergarten? Nothing we wouldn't have learned if we;d stayed home. Okay, we learned that sometimes, by the time you get to the bathroom, it's too late.
    -- Jessica Zafra

    #Home #Too Late #Bathroom

  • That's really what the mall is all about: money. At the mall the rule is: Credito, ergo sum - I shop, therefore I am.
    -- Jessica Zafra

    #Culture #Malls #Shops

  • Screw us once, shame on them; screw us twice, shame on us.
    -- Jessica Zafra

    #Life #Shame #Screws

  • If you are honest with yourself, your life will be so much more pleasant.
    -- Jessica Zafra

    #Honest #Honest With Yourself #Pleasant

  • My Macbook is my new boyfriend, except that he's dependable and meets all my demands.
    -- Jessica Zafra

    #Demand #New Boyfriend #Dependable

  • We often reward mediocrity because it is comforting. If they can do it, anyone can do it.
    -- Jessica Zafra

    #Comforting #Mediocrity #Rewards

  • Yes, it's true that you can't learn everything from books. But you do learn something about everything.
    -- Jessica Zafra

    #Book

  • You can not make someone love you. You can not be thin enough or white enough or famous enough. The choice is entirely the other person's. Then again, you might try hypnosis.
    -- Jessica Zafra

    #Love You #Hypnosis #White

  • Someday you will look back on all the awful stuff that's happening to you, and fondly smile. Doesn't say much about the future, does it?
    -- Jessica Zafra

    #Doe #Looks #Stuff

  • Why should I bring happiness to those I loathe by obliterating myself, when I can make them miserable just by existing?
    -- Jessica Zafra

    #Miserable #Should

  • People who read books in public places are regarded with suspicion because they appear self-sufficient. When you seem self-sufficient, other people think that you think you're better than them, and they get resentful.
    -- Jessica Zafra

    #Book #Thinking #Self

  • We read because we are essentially alone.
    -- Jessica Zafra

  • Sometimes I wonder if, instead of falling madly in love, we should aspire to fall sanely in love. But then, what would be the point?
    -- Jessica Zafra

    #Fall #Would Be #Sometimes

  • To live intensely is a basic human necessity.
    -- Jessica Zafra

    #Humans

  • Beware of those who have never been bored, depressed, or angry. There is something seriously wrong with them.
    -- Jessica Zafra

    #Bored #Angry

  • What does not kill you will make you stronger and more cynical.
    -- Jessica Zafra

    #Cynical #Stronger #Doe

  • Greasy food might not be good for your body, but it does wonders for the soul. A healthy diet may prolong your life, but what would you have to live for? What is the point of living to a hundred if you have to subsist on bland food? One may as well die of boredom.
    -- Jessica Zafra

    #Boredom #Healthy #Soul

  • Whining is a form of manipulation. People will give anything to make you shut up.
    -- Jessica Zafra

    #People #Giving #Manipulation

  • We are all the same in that we all want to be different.
    -- Jessica Zafra

    #Different #Want

  • In relationships it is best to assume nothing.
    -- Jessica Zafra

    #Assuming #Assume Nothing

  • One of the advantages of having an imaginary boyfriend is that he exists only for you, therefore he can not be stolen. The disadvantage is that you can not introduce him to your friends.
    -- Jessica Zafra

    #Introducing #Advantage #Stolen

  • We like to look for patterns and find connections in unrelated events. This way we can explain them to ourselves. Life seems neater, or at least less messy. We need to feel we are in control: it is integral to our self-esteem. We also know, though we deny it, that we are not in control. So we settle for the illusions of control. What if we stopped fooling ourselves?
    -- Jessica Zafra

    #Self Esteem #What If #Events

  • Life is a series of random collisions.
    -- Jessica Zafra

    #Life Is #Collision

  • As you go through life, you learn many lessons. Unfortunately these lessons only apply to the specific instances in which you learned them. Therefore you can expect to make horrible mistakes no matter how long you live.
    -- Jessica Zafra

    #Mistake #Long #Lessons

  • We have no control over fate and history, but we can control how we conduct ourselves in this life.
    -- Jessica Zafra

    #Fate #This Life