sometimes you don’t need a goal in life, you don’t need to know the big picture. you just need to know what you’re going to do next!
Relationships are all about trust and equality. If one person shares, then the other person should share, too.
It’s like I’m thirteen again and he’s my crush. All I’m aware of in this entire roomful of people is him. Where he is, what he’s doing, who he’s talking to.
Lover? I don’t know. I don’t know if she loves me. I don’t know if I love her. All I can say is, she’s the one I think about. All the time. She’s the voice I want to hear. She’s the face I hope to see.
There’s no such thing as ruining your life. Life’s a pretty resilient thing, it turns out.
Rule of life. If you bother to ask someone’s advice, then bother to listen to it.
A mistake isn’t a mistake unless it can’t be put right.
Life is like an escalator. You see, it carries you on regardless. And you might as well enjoy the view and seize every opportunity while you’re passing. Otherwise, it’ll be too late.
In the end, you have to choose whether or not to trust someone.
Darling, when things go wrong in life, you lift your chin, put on a ravishing smile, mix yourself a little cocktail…
If I’ve learned one lesson from all that’s happened to me, it’s that there is no such thing as the biggest mistake of your existence. There’s no such thing as ruining your life. Life’s a pretty resilient thing, it turns out.
If you can’t be honest with your friends and colleagues and loved ones, then what is life all about?
I love new clothes. If everyone could just wear new clothes everyday, I reckon depression wouldn’t exist anymore.
We’re playing Scrabble. It’s a nightmare.””Scrabble?” He sounds surprised. “Scrabble’s great.””Not when you’re playing with a family of geniuses, it’s not. They all put words like ‘iridiums’. And I put ‘pig’.
If I behave as though this is a completely normal situation, then maybe it will be …
Everyone knows revenge is a dish best served when you’ve had enough time to build up enough vitriol and fury.
Of all the crap, crap, crappy nights I’ve ever had in the whole of my crap life. On a scale of one to 10, we’re talking…a minus 6. And it’s not like I even have very high standards.
But you can’t stay with people because of guilt. Or because they can drive a speedboat.
They said I was a valued customer, now they send me hate mail.
The thing about lying to your parents is, you have to do it to protect them.It’s for their own good.
We’re all to driven by materialism. Obsessed with success. With money. With trying to impress people who’ll never be impressed.
When I was your age, if a boy behaved badly, one simply scored his name out from one’s dance card.(Sadie Lancaster – to Lara Lington)
You can’t even communicate in English. Real life is not a series of levels.
She says screens are the cigarettes of our age. They’re toxic, and we’re only going to realize the damage they’re doing when it’s too late.
I’m Cinderella. No, I’m better than Cinderella, because she only got the prince, didn’t she? I’m Cinderella with fab teeth and a shit-hot job.
People who want to make a million borrow a million first
When I shop, the world gets better, and the world is better, but then it’s not, and I need to do it again.(Confessions of a Shopaholic-the movie)
Some of us have hearts, you know. Some of us don’t give up on true love.
Look into your heart- and go after what you really want.
I’m allergic to family occasions. Sometimes I think we’d do better as dandelion seeds-no family, no history, just floating off into the world, each on our own piece of fluff.
It’s just, there’s something compelling about very beautiful people. Especially strong-jawed men with stubble and intense eyes. You fall under their spell and believe anything they say.
People change. Life changes. It’s the way of the world. Maybe it’s meant to be.
The other person always has a point, Listen to each other, and you’ll hear it.
Some things are private. I mean, we’re grown-ups now. You don’t share everything.
It’s all a game. And if you don’t want to play, maybe you shouldn’t come to Hollywood.
Everyone’s moving on without me, into a world I don’t understand.
That’s the trouble with having the whole world love you. One day, you wake up and it’s flirting with your best friend instead. And you don’t know what to do. You’re thrown.
Love is all that counts in this crazy, mixed-up world…
You don’t just get over it. And it doesn’t make any difference if you’re supposedly a grown-up. It never goes away.
This is what happens. You tell your friends your most personal secrets, and they use them against you.
There’s no luck in business. There’s only drive, determination, and more drive.
In business, if you want to make money, you have to spend money. If you want to have a result, you have to make an investment.
Everyone should keep a dream journal, did you know that?
The thing with giving up is you never know. You never know whether you could have done the job. And I’m sick of not knowing about my life.
…you may be able to sway people’s heads. But you can’t sway their hearts.
You can want and want and want, but if he doesn’t want you back … you might as well wish the sky were red.
They were even talking about buying a bodyguard, can you believe it? I mean, what on earth would I look like, turning up with a bodyguard? Actually, I’d look pretty cool and mysterious, wouldn’t I? That might have been quite a good idea.
How are you going to forget him if you keep talking about him? Darling, when things go wrong in life, this is what you do. You lift your chin, put on a ravishing smile, mix yourself a little cocktail… and out you go.
She’s been used to hiding her feelings for so long, no wonder her manner can be a little awkward.
As I stare at it,I can feel little invisible strings,silently tugging me toward it. I have to touch it. I have to wear it. It’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.
Never tell a man all about yourself, it’s bound to lead to trouble.
Other people’s eyes are limitless and that’s what scares me.
London is one of the most fascinating, historic, amazing cities in the world!
she is the only woman I’ve ever known who could make a man call.Ever
I can never resist telling people good news. I mean, why not brighten someone else’s life too?
If your life’s at a juncture and you need to think about things, there’s nowhere better than home. However old you are.
Oh God, I’m missing the gene which makes you grow up and buy a flat in Streatham and start visiting Homebase every weekend. Everyone’s moving on without me, into a world I don’t understand.
Mum always says the right thing. She always makes everything better.
There’s nothing like your mother’s sympathetic voice to make you want to burst into tears.
I need to backtrack. I need to reboot.Do not save changes
Don’t think about it. Don’t think about what could have been. It’s too unbearable.
Remember what I used to tel you when you were a little girl? ‘A fool and her money soon part.’ Current-day translation? Stop pissing away your assets at Bloomingdale’s.
We’re on this planet for too short a time. And at the end of the day, what’s more important? Knowing that a few meaningless figures balanced—or knowing that you were the person you wanted to be?
Don’t beat yourself up for not knowing the answers. You don’t always have to know who you are. You don’t have to have the big picture, or know where you’re heading. Sometimes, it’s enough just to know what you’re going to do next.
Our whole family thrives under pressure. It’s like our family motto or something.Apart from my brother Peter, of course. He had a nervous break down. But the rest of us.
Your job is obviously very pressured.””I thrive under pressure,” I explain. Which is true. I’ve known that about myself ever since…Well. Ever since my mother told me when I was about 8.
When the dog bites, when the bee stings… I simply remember I have a boyfriend and suddenly things don’t seem quite so completely shit.
No wife wants to hear that her husband is less than perfect.
It really is the year 2007. Which means I must be…Oh my God. I’m twenty-eight.I’m old.
If my writing comes to a halt, I head to the shops: I find them very inspirational. And if I get into real trouble with my plot, I go out for a pizza with my husband.
People used to ask me for advice, and I’d say, ‘Please, don’t ask me!’ Yes, I did economics at Oxford, but that’s not the same as having a broad knowledge of personal finance.
Shopping with friends is a great way of still enjoying the thrill of the chase without having to make a purchase. It can also be a real bonding opportunity. Helping your friend find something nice is just as rewarding as helping yourself.
I think a lot of people still fantasise about that first love and what might happen if they rekindled the relationship.