Jem and the Holograms – Quotes
Jem: Everyone has a secret version of themselves… Why else would Facebook have a wall? We need something to hide behind.
Jem: My closest friend, the internet.
Jem: My dad, he would call me his diamond in the rough. His Jem.
Jem: I know what you’re thinking: 5 girls under one roof, recipe for disaster! But if you’re thinking that, it’s sexist and you’re wrong. We actually get along really well.
Jem: It’s funny how realizing that your life may fall apart gives you new perspective.
Jem’s song: What if I’m wrong and there’s a million others just like me?
Aunt Bailey: You are no rockstar… I think you have the potential to be something much greater.
Aunt Bailey: This is not about the house. This is about you not going your whole life wondering what could’ve happened.
Erica: Reinvent yourselves. … Forget all that mediocrity you grew up in and decide who you really want to be.
Jem: Let’s be honest. At some point we all wish that we could become someone else.
Jem: Right when I thought everything could be different, the past came rushing back.
Erica: In a world where there’s so many fake jems, like your necklace…, our Jem’s the real deal. She shines.
Erica: Because, a photo lives longer than vampires.
Jem: A few notes can say more than a paragraph ever could.
Jem: Jem was supposed to be a disguise and something I could hide behind, [but now it’s become another identity.]
Rio: Jem is glamour and glitter, fashion and fame and I can’t imagine how tempting it must be to lose yourself to that.
Erica: An icon is not one of four. It’s one of a kind.
Aja: You cannot use us [family] as an excuse for lying.
Jem: I can’t go back, back to the way I was.
Jem: Bands break up but we were supposed to be different. I guess sisters can break up, too.
Kimber: Yeah, you were kind of a jerk and what you did hurt, a lot, but I also know that you were trying to do the right thing.
Jem: I would rather lose everything than my life without you.
Sister: Did you just quote a Beyoncé song?
Jem?: If the squirrel can water ski, guys, we can do anything, you know?
Jem: What is your daughter’s name?
Steve: Just put…uhhh…Steve… Boy’s names are, uh, popular these days.
Jem’s dad: Never fear the unknown. Create your own destiny. Use your gifts to inspire people.
Jem’s dad: The pier—that was the place where your eyes always filled with wonder. Your destiny can be mysterious, vast and beautiful as an ocean.
Jem’s dad: Open Air club, where I always wanted to take you. … Artists…inspire people. … You can do the same. Use all you’ve learned to be the best version of yourself you can be.
Jem: I promised you the truth and a confession of who I really am.
Aunt Bailey to Erica: [This is an opportunity for you to] escape that world of dismal mediocrity and decide who you really want to be.
Jem: For a long time I didn’t know what the truth was [about who I was], so I let other people define that.
Jem: Anyone with a dream who needs a way to make that happen…we’re all Jem.
Video responses to Jem: Jem inspired me. … The power to be yourself… Thank you for that.