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46 'Jennifer’s Body' Quotes on Vengeance & Empowerment

Dayna Remus
Sep 01, 2022
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Horror, empowerment, vengeance, and dark humor make for a good film and great one-liners. Read these 46 quotes from the critically-bashed-turned-cult-classic film "Jennifer's Body."

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"Jennifer's Body" is a film about two best friends who go to war against one another when one of them begins killing and eating the men in their town. This bloodlust and possession come to life after one teen is ritually sacrificed by a group of men seeking fame and fortune.

The possessed Jennifer appears as the quintessential "hot" girl in her high school, along with her more nerdy friend nicknamed Needy. This underhandedly combative friendship comes to its heights when Needy needs to stop her lifelong companion from acting out her murderous tendencies.

When the film was first released, it was seen as raunchy, campy, and shallow. However, as awareness grew around social justice, many gave it a second glance. It is now widely viewed as a feminist cult classic that was overlooked for its time.

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The movie's themes include female empowerment and revenge fantasy based on the frustration felt toward patriarchal repression. These themes of vengeance and empowerment are then sure to run throughout the dialogue.

Read 46 of the movie's quotes that dig deep into this subject matter and dive into other areas of this film, such as its despairing dark humor.

Jennifer Check’s quote: “I am scrumptious!” | Image: AmoDays

Jennifer Check’s quote: “I am scrumptious!” | Image: AmoDays

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"JENNIFER'S BODY" QUOTES ON EMPOWERMENT

"Boys are just placeholders—they come, and they go.” — Jennifer Check

“I am a god!” — Jennifer Check

“These things [breasts] are like smart bombs. You point them in the right direction, and…[it] gets real.” — Jennifer Check

“Move on, Needy, it’s over. Life’s too short to be moping around about some white trash pig roast.” — Jennifer Check

“PMS isn't real Needy; it was invented by the boy-run media to make us seem like we're crazy.” — Jennifer Check

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Jennifer Check’s quote: “Boys are just placeholders—they come, and they go.” |Image: AmoDays

Jennifer Check’s quote: “Boys are just placeholders—they come, and they go.” |Image: AmoDays

“I am scrumptious!” — Jennifer Check

"I couldn’t bring myself to hurt you, but I was just so hungry, and ever since then I knew what I had to be, strong; like when I’m full right now, I’m like, unkillable." Jennifer Check

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“Sometimes, you might just get lucky in your miserable life.” — Anita "Needy" Lesnicky

"Hell is a teenage girl." — Anita "Needy" Lesnicky

Jennifer Check’s quote: “I need you frightened. I need you hopeless.” |Image: AmoDays

Jennifer Check’s quote: “I need you frightened. I need you hopeless.” |Image: AmoDays

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"JENNIFER'S BODY" QUOTES ON VENGEANCE

“I don’t even know who Needy Lesnicky is anymore. I’m a different person now. A person who uses curse words and kicks orderlies and sees things that aren’t there. A very bad, very damaged person.” — Anita "Needy" Lesnicky

"A lot of people ask me if I'm sorry I did it...I'm sorry I didn't do it sooner." — Anita "Needy" Lesnicky

"You know what? You were never a good friend. Even when we were little, you used to steal my toys and pour lemonade on my bed.” — Anita "Needy" Lesnicky

“Why do you need him? Huh? you can have anybody that you want, Jennifer. So—why Chip? Is it just to tick me off? Or is it just because you’re just really insecure?” — Anita "Needy" Lesnicky

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“I need you frightened. I need you hopeless.” Jennifer Check

Anita "Needy" Lesnicky’s quote: “Jennifer’s evil.” |Image: AmoDays

Anita "Needy" Lesnicky’s quote: “Jennifer’s evil.” |Image: AmoDays

HUMOROUS "JENNIFER'S BODY" QUOTES

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“Yeah, well that’s how it is, and plus, you should be happy for me; I’m having the best day since, like, Jesus invented the calendar.” — Jennifer Check

"Yeah, Mom says he's got a huge... heart. So huge he gave her a recurring bladder infection. Wear something cool, okay?" —Jennifer Check

“Jennifer’s evil.” — Anita "Needy" Lesnicky

"No, I mean she’s actually evil, not high school evil.” — Anita "Needy" Lesnicky

“Yeah, right. I’m not even a backdoor virgin anymore, thanks to Roman. By the way, that hurts. I couldn’t even go to flags the next day. I had to stay home and sit on a bag of frozen peas.” — Jennifer Check

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Anita "Needy" Lesnicky’s quote: [*Talking about Jennifer Check* ]“She’s just hovering—it’s not that impressive.” | Image: AmoDays

Anita "Needy" Lesnicky’s quote: [*Talking about Jennifer Check* ]“She’s just hovering—it’s not that impressive.” | Image: AmoDays

[*Talking to Jennifer Check] “I thought you only murdered boys.— Anita "Needy" Lesnicky

[Responding to Anita"Needy" Lesnicky*] "I go both ways.” — Jennifer Check

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“God, Needy, enough with the screaming! You’re such a cliché.” — Jennifer Check

[*Talking about Jennifer Check* ] “She’s just hovering—it’s not that impressive.” — Anita "Needy" Lesnicky

[*Responding to Anita "Needy" Lesnicky*] "God, do you have to undermine everything I do? You are such a player hater!” — Jennifer Check

Jennifer Check’s quote: “These things [Breasts] are like smart bombs. You point them in the right direction, and…[it] gets real.” |Image: AmoDays

Jennifer Check’s quote: “These things [Breasts] are like smart bombs. You point them in the right direction, and…[it] gets real.” |Image: AmoDays

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“A puncture wound. God, that’s so emo.” — Jennifer Check

“And now I’m eating your boyfriend. See? At least I’m consistent.” — Jennifer Check

[*Talking to Jennifer Check*] “You’re a jerk.” — Anita "Needy" Lesnicky

[* Responding to Anita "Needy" Lesnicky *] "Nice insult, Hannah Montana. Got any more harsh digs?” — Jennifer Check

Jennifer Check’s quote: “PMS isn't real Needy; it was invented by the boy-run media to make us seem like we're crazy.”  |Image: AmoDays

Jennifer Check’s quote: “PMS isn't real Needy; it was invented by the boy-run media to make us seem like we're crazy.” |Image: AmoDays

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OTHER "JENNIFER'S BODY" QUOTES

"If you can believe it, that's Jennifer. Yeah, the same girl I iced with the box-cutter. Only back then, we were tight. Sisters, practically. People found it hard to believe that a babe like Jennifer would associate with a dork like me. But we'd been the Wonder Twins since we were practically preverbal. Sandbox love never dies." — Anita "Needy" Lesnicky

"Best friends don’t keep secrets, right? — Jennifer Check

"Wear something 'cool' meant something very specific in Jennifer-speak. It meant I couldn't look like a nerd, but I couldn't upstage her either. I could expose my stomach, but never cleavage." — Anita "Needy" Lesnicky

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"I wasn't always this cracked. I used to be normal-- well, as normal as any girl under the influence of teenage hormones. But after the killings began, I started to feel; I don't know... loose around the edges or something. I was coming undone like those jeans I made in Home Ec. Falling to pieces like Patsy Cline. Shredded like moo-shu pork. Dead inside." — Anita "Needy" Lesnicky

Jennifer Check’s quote: “Move on, Needy, it’s over. Life’s too short to be moping around about some white trash pig roast.” |Image: AmoDays

Jennifer Check’s quote: “Move on, Needy, it’s over. Life’s too short to be moping around about some white trash pig roast.” |Image: AmoDays

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“I am not insecure, Needy. God, that was a joke; how could I ever be insecure? I was the Snowflake Queen!” — Jennifer Check

"Is she dead, Mrs. Check? Did I get her?" — Anita "Needy" Lesnicky

“No—I feel like boo-boo. My skin is breaking out, and my hair is dull and lifeless. I feel like one of the normal girls.” — Jennifer Check

“You’re my best friend, and I wanna help you. But I won’t let you kill again.” — Jennifer Check

"You’re lime green jello, and you can’t even admit it to yourself." — Jennifer Check

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Anita "Needy" Lesnicky’s quote: quote: "You know what? You were never a good friend. Even when we were little, you used to steal my toys and pour lemonade on my bed.” | Image: AmoDays

Anita "Needy" Lesnicky’s quote: quote: "You know what? You were never a good friend. Even when we were little, you used to steal my toys and pour lemonade on my bed.” | Image: AmoDays

“I am still socially relevant.” — Jennifer Check

“He listens to maggot rock." — Jennifer Check

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“I’m not gonna bite you.” — Jennifer Check

“Whoa, Needy. I never heard you drop the f-bomb before.” — Jennifer Check

“Colin’s really nice.” — Anita "Needy" Lesnicky

Anita "Needy" Lesnicky’s quote: “Sometimes, you might just get lucky in your miserable life.” |Image: AmoDays

Anita "Needy" Lesnicky’s quote: “Sometimes, you might just get lucky in your miserable life.” |Image: AmoDays

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"Every day, I get letters. I think I get more letters than Santa Claus, Zac Efron, and Dr. Phil combined. I'm kind of the [expletive]" — Anita "Needy" Lesnicky

"Maybe it's another dimension. Or, you know, just really deep." — Anita "Needy" Lesnicky

"Why am I even in these cuffs? I just saved every guy in this town from becoming Satan Chow. I'm a hero." — Anita "Needy" Lesnicky

"What's wrong with you? I mean, besides the obvious surface flaws." — Jennifer Check

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Jennifer Check’s quote: “I am a god!” |Image: AmoDays

Jennifer Check’s quote: “I am a god!” |Image: AmoDays

This movie has not only risen in the eyes of many but was also thoughtfully written by Diablo Cody, the individual who wrote the widely acclaimed and award-winning film "Juno." That being said, "Jennifer's Body" is still profoundly criticized, with a 35% audience score on Rotten Tomato and a 5.4/10 on IMDB. Simply put, this movie may not be everyone's cup of tea.

If you enjoy a brighter yet still feminist narrative, these quotes from the novel and films of "Little Women" may make you feel more empowered.

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