Jessica Jones was one of the popular Marvel Netflix series that was canceled. While the show might not be continuing, it did have three strong seasons full of many relatable and strong Jessica Jones moments. This series was known for having a complex and interesting female lead character and dealing with issues such as trauma and sexual assault in compelling ways. As the main character, Jessica Jones had a hard edge and a bit of an anti-hero persona, while still being a good person inside, and many viewers can relate to her.
We’ve put together a list of 10 Jessica Jones quotes that we can all relate to.
10 “I’M ANGRY, AND I’M NOT SURE THERE’S ANYTHING I WON’T DO ANYMORE.”
One thing that many people loved about this series is the fact that Jessica was allowed to feel and experience anger. She went through a lot of trauma, especially at the hands of Kilgrave, and she had a good deal of anger because of what happened to her. This was refreshing to see, and it was something that many could relate to.
This quote continues with her saying, “especially to a prick like you who thinks you can take whatever and whoever he wants.” Hearing her say this to Kilgrae was quite powerful.
9 “BAD SH*T HAPPENS EVERY DAY.”
This quote isn’t one that Jessica herself says. Instead, it’s a powerful monologue that her best friend Trish Walker relates on her talk show, Trish Talk. While this wasn’t exactly a good moment for her as this monologue happened before Trish goes on a bender, there were things in the monologue that were relatable and filled with a lot of truth.
She goes on to say, “Bad sh*t happens every day and every single person has the power to do something about it.” This impassioned quote definitely speaks to the fact that we all have moments where we can choose to be heroic.
8 “I RELIED ON YOU. I DON’T RELY ON ANYONE, BUT I RELIED ON YOU.”
Malcolm is a rather complex character on the show, and one that many viewers feel deserves better treatment, especially by Jessica. However, their relationship definitely is nuanced, and the argument between the two of them is quite heartbreaking.
When Malcolm lets her down, after shes’ already been struggling to trust anyone, Jessica feels like her trust has been broken again. This feeling of being unable to trust after going through traumatic events is definitely relatable
7 “I CAN CONTROL MYSELF WHICH MEANS I’M MORE POWERFUL THAN YOU EVER WERE.”
This is another powerful quote that Jessica says in season two of the Jessica Jones. Although she defeats him at the end of season one, the trauma is still with her, and she has to try to contend with healing from that.
This quote is definitely impactful, and it speaks to the fact that using your power and strength for good is essential. Instead of lashing out or continually hurting people, she realizes that her power comes from being able to control herself and have compassion.
6 “A BIG PART OF THE JOB IS LOOKING FOR THE WORST IN PEOPLE. TURNS OUT I EXCEL AT THAT.”
One thing that made Jessica Jones a super relatable protagonist is that she has a lot of rough edges. She likes to swear and drink, and she’s extremely cynical. She does many unhealthy behaviors to try and cope with or ignore her trauma, and these are quite heavy issues.
She also uses humor to mask her own feelings and pain, and this is another thing about her that many people could empathize with.
5 “I DON’T FLIRT. I JUST SAY WHAT I WANT.”
Because Jessica Jones dealt with heavy topics such as sexual assault, part of what was so refreshing was seeing the ways that Jessica found autonomy again in her sexuality.
So, when she says this line where she is straightforward about what she wants in bed, and being honest about her desires, it’s definitely empowering especially for many women watching the show. Her straightforward way of addressing Luke Cage at this moment was quite relatable.
4 “YOU CAN’T FIX ME. I’M UNBREAKABLE.”
While Jessica Jones might be a superhero that has superhuman strength, she is a good example of how many women, and all people, who have been abused in many ways. Her journey to figure out her own power and healing is something that many real-life people have dealt with.
This is why the first couple of seasons of the show are extremely relatable in a powerful way for many people. This quote that addresses her strength is one of the most insightful of all.
3 “I CAN REPRESS FEELINGS ALL DAY.”
While the series might deal with some extremely heavy topics and themes, it also has quite a few humorous moments. Jessica is a sarcastic person, and she also uses a lot of dark humor to deal with what’s she’s going through.
So, this quote about expressing her feelings, especially the hard to deal with ones, is both funny and a little sad. However, many of us can relate to these moments where we don’t want to face things in our lives.
2 “I NEED A DRINK. YOU WANT A DRINK? I’M HAVING A DRINK.”
One of the many ways that Jessica tries to cope with the things she’s lived through is by drinking. While this definitely isn’t a great coping mechanism to have, there is quite a realistic element in using self-meditation to cope.
While this is rather heavy, some of her lines about drinking are pretty relatable. However, they do also address the darker side of how using substances can become unhealthy.
1 “MY GREATEST WEAKNESS? OCCASIONALLY I GIVE A DAMN.”
Although Jessica as a character has many faults, she messed up and hurts people around her often, she does want to be a good person. She’s definitely a hero in many ways, and her biggest strength is the fact she carse.
This quote is relatable in many ways because it’s something most of us can relate to. Even when we want to not care about the world or other people, trying to do the right thing anyway is important.