"I say what's on my mind, and I'm real. And I'm tan."
"If I do something stupid, which is pretty much the whole time, I hate it. Obviously, they're only going to put the good stuff in, and the good stuff is us drunk, so all I'm seeing is me drunk and falling down. That's how I am when I party. But some of the stuff I do is, like, 'Really, Nicole?' I look like a freakin' alcoholic. I'm like, 'You're sweating, your makeup is running, you look gross.' I just look like shit."
"When I look in the mirror, I see Nicole, I see me. Then I sometimes see a crazy nut job that just wants to party. So, there's two sides…It's hard for people to see you one way, but you're really the other way, so it's kind of like, Who am I, who are you?' Sometimes, I confuse even myself."
"[We go] from, like, 'I hate you, I hope you die' to 'Oh my God, I love you, I can't live without you.'"
"If I had a motto, it'd be, 'Party it up, live it up, and don't be sad over stupid shit.'"
"I cannot get a normal job. I mean, how do I go and sit behind a desk? It's insane. I can't. I'd like to finish my degree as a vet tech, but just to do that? I mean, what am I going to do?"
"I'd like to turn out like Jessica Simpson, with her whole brand. She makes millions.
"We didn't know what was going on. They put us in a room and gave us like 500 pages of stuff to read. Nobody read the contracts. I'm 21, what am I going to read? We just signed away. I didn't really care about the money. I just wanted to be on TV. I was just like, 'Yay!'"
"The first season, we definitely amped it, because we didn't know if the show was even going to air, so we went all out. But I kind of party a little bit too much, to where I don't want to, but if I don't, I know I'm not going to get airtime, and if you don't get airtime, that hurts you in the end."
"I was very depressed, and then having the camera in your face all the time doesn't help the situation."
"The only time we're not on camera is when we're in the shower, and that's why we all take three-hour showers, just to get away from it. Another reason is, if you masturbate, you probably only do it in the shower. Otherwise, you'd know that people are looking at you. That's awkward."
"The only person I've had sex with on Jersey Shore is my boyfriend, which is in an upcoming episode, and that's the only time. The guys you see me bring home, we're only cuddling and making out like any other person would do, but we're on camera and the whole world's seeing it, and it does look like I'm having sex."
"I was 10. I actually collected shopping bags. Isn't that weird?"
"While everyone else went emo or goth, I evolved into the guido lifestyle, with the tanning, the pouf high hair and the hot clothes, and everyone was like, 'Oh, my God, you look so hot,' stuff like that. It was sexy."
"I like kissing. Kissing is important. But if a guy sticks his tongue down your throat, it grosses me out and makes me want to throw up and I'll be like, 'That was gross,' and I walk away."
"[The older girls] made up a rumor that I had got it in the ass by one of the seniors. They were calling me Stinkin' Incan for the longest time. I was like, 'I've never even had sex, he didn't put it in my butt! Then they wrote 'Nicole's a slut' on the walls and made my life a living hell. I think that's why I'm such a strong person today."
"When I saw him again in class, he ignored me. I was like, 'Cool. This is what life is? Great.' I definitely regret my first time. It sucked."
"I was wearing leggings and a fur coat and I walked in like I was hot shit, because I always think I'm hot shit, and I had my big pouf, and they were like, 'What is that?'"
"I miss people calling me by my real name. All I've been hearing is Snooki, so now when people call me Nicole, it's, like, 'Yes, that is my name.'"
"One day I'll be able to say,'Grandma was famous at one point, famous for her hair and partying at the Jersey Shore."