“Stand firm for what you believe in, until and unless logic and experience prove you wrong. Remember, when the emperor looks naked, the emperor is naked. The truth and a lie are not ‘sort of the same thing.’ And there is no aspect, no facet, no moment of life that can’t be improved by pizza.”

“I’m not sure that I want an identity based on appearance.”

“My goal is not to wake up at 40 with the bitter realization that I’ve wasted my life on a job I hated because I was forced to decide on a career in my teens.”

“And, remember, mom, cute is not a look. It’s not an attitude. It’s a way of being.”

“A few days ago, my father had a heart attack, forcing me to admit his mortality to myself for the first time. Accepting this grim new knowledge has been especially difficult as I have been under constant yammering assault by two utterly brainless and talentless so-called ‘radio personalities.’ And so, for these reasons, I, Daria Morgendorffer, am mental in the morning.”

“My biggest fear right now is that I’ll wake up, and this conversation won’t be a dream.”

“Oh! What a joy I didn’t wake up dead. So, I can go to school and resume my yawning.”

“Have you ever heard the expression ‘Get the hell away from me?'”


"You know how fads are. Today its brains, tomorrow, pierced toungues. Then the next day, pierced brains"

"She's cute, there are differant standerads for cute people"

"I like having low self-esteem, if makes me feel special"

"Life sucks and then you die?"

"I actually accomplished something, I mean, other than getting up"

“I figure if the people suck I can always wear headphones.”

"“The mall is a dangerous influence on today’s teen and the fluorescent lights give you seizures.”

“I want to be a starving artist, so I need to ring up more debt.”

“I’m succeeding at failing.”


“I once lived in a tent in the yard for six months waiting for someone to invite me back in the house.”

“I’m always late. That’s why I don’t wear a watch, they depress me.”

“The second set’s just the stuff that’s not good enough for the first. I wouldn’t stay for it myself, if I weren’t in the band.”

“Just catching up on a little sleep before it gets dark.”


“As far as I’m concerned, the only difference between school and prison is the wardrobe.”

"I want to be a role model for all people, even the ones who need makeup really badly."

"I decided I shouldn't wear shoes that kill me because they make my legs look hot."

"My entire shoe collection is based on the concept of dating guys three inches taller than me or more!"

"Fashion is fun and everything, but we should really do something about the rain forests and stuff..."


"You realize your negative approach to everything is self-defeating, right?"

"Then you'll understand what works for me now. At home, I'm Jodie - I can say and do whatever feels right. But at school I'm The Queen of the Negros, the perfect African-American teen, the role-model for all the other African-American teens at Lawndale. Oops! Where'd they go? Believe me: I'd like to be more like you."

"Who cares? You're still boring and miserable. Try taking your head out of your butt for once, and open up your miopic little eyes, or doesn't your 165 IQ make you smart enough to see the way your really are?"