Lists | 5 of the most marvy Louise Rennison Quotes

I wasn’t planning on posting again today, but then I heard the sad news that Louise Rennison had passed away. Her books were a hilarious and comforting fixture in my early teenage years when I had absolutely no idea what was going on or what I was doing.

Will putting toothpaste over my whole face get rid of that giant spot on my chin? Am I normal? Why can’t I pluck my eyebrows without looking like I don’t have any? I swear one of my boobs is bigger than the other…What is the most effective (and least risky) way to steal a Bacardi Breezer from my parent’s drinks cabinet? Will one Bacardi Breezer get me drunk? I wonder if I’m normal…what if no one ever wants to kiss me? What will I do if I’m never kissed?! I bet I won’t ever use Pythagoras Theorem…

Man, being a teenager was fun, wasn’t it?

I could spend all day flicking through her books, reliving how accurately she was able to explain exactly how it felt to be a teenage girl. It’s a rare talent to write with such warmth, insight and absolute bloody hilarity.

In honour of the late, great Louise Rennison, here are five of my favourite quotes from her stories:

On Shakespeare:

“Oh Blimey O‘Reilly’s pantyhose…what is the point of Shakespeare? I know he is a genius and so on, but he does rave on.
What light doth through yonder window break?
It’s the bloody moon, for God’s sake, Will, get a grip!!”

– Louise Rennison, Knocked Out By My Nunga Nungas

On falling out with your friends:

“I wanted to kill her and make her eat her fringe. And her knickers.”
Louise Rennison, Away Laughing On A Fast Camel

On kissing marathons:

“I could have quite literally snogged until the cows came home. And when they came home I would have shouted, “WHAT HAVE YOU COWS COME HOME FOR? CAN’T YOU SEE I’M SNOGGING, YOU STUPID HERBIVORES???”

– Louise Rennison, On The Bright Side I’m Now The Girlfriend Of A Sex God

On beauty disasters:

“Through my curtains I can see a big yellow moon. I’m thinking of all the people in the world who will be looking at that same moon.

I wonder how many of them haven’t got any eyebrows?”
Louise Rennison, Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging

On communicating effectively with parents:

“Dad at breakfast today being very quiet. I notice he is clean shaven. I said to him, ‘Vati, what has happened to the little beaver that used to live on the end of your chin?”

– Louise Rennison, Startled By His Furry Shorts

Thanks for helping me through my teenage years, Louise.

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