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Quote from Lorelai in Bon Voyage

Lorelai: I just feel like I need more time.
Rory: I know.
Lorelai: I really just feel ambushed, you know? I thought I had so much more... time. I thought I had all summer to impart my wisdom about work and life and your future, and I just feel like I had something to tell you. Oh, on the bus, make sure you choose a good seat, you know because people are creatures of habit, and the seat you pick in the beginning could be your seat for the rest of the year, you know. Get a window seat, honey, 'cause there's so much to see. And you might want to sit in the back of the bus, because people there tend to be more chatty and friendly and... I don't know what it is about the front of the bus, you know, but people there just tend to be a little more bossy and uptight. It's just been that way since first grade. And, honey, I know what you're gonna say, but... Just don't wear shorts, okay, no matter how hot it is. It's not professional, and all that heat and those sticky vinyl seats, it'll be like ripping a band-aid off your thigh every time you stand up. Don't be too shy. Don't be too forward, but don't be too shy, 'cause you make a lovely first impression, but you really grow on people, too.
Rory: Mom.
Lorelai: You need ziplock bags. You should have them all the time, they're so handy.
Rory: Mom.
Lorelai: And I'm gonna give you that orange sweater. I know you've wanted it, um, you know what, I'm you know what finally gonna give it to you.
Rory: Mom, you've given me everything I need.

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Quote from Lorelai in Paris Is Burning

Emily: I just wanna know what you were thinking. What was the reasoning? How on earth did you justify it to yourself?
Lorelai: Max is a great guy. An amazing guy. He's smart. He's sweet. He cooks.
Emily: So you decided to kiss him in your daughter's school.
Lorelai: No, I decided to break up with him in my daughter's school and the kissing part just happened.
Emily: You always let your emotions get in the way. That's the problem with you, Lorelai. You don't think.
Lorelai: Mom, please.
Emily: He's just a man, Lorelai.
Lorelai: No, he's not.
Emily: Oh, so, what are you telling me? This was all worth it because he was the love of your life? That this was the man for you?
Lorelai: I don't know. He might have been. Excuse me.

Quote from Rory in Nick & Nora/Sid & Nancy

Rory: Oh, my God, I hate her.
Lorelai: Oh, me, too.
Rory: You've no idea who I'm talking about.
Lorelai: Solidarity, sister.
Rory: Paris.
Lorelai: Oh, well, that I should have guessed.
Rory: She thinks she can torture me off the paper, and she can't.
Lorelai: No, she can't.
Rory: I have never met anyone like her before. Her insistence on holding on to this stupid grudge that is based on nothing and will never ever end shows commitment that I would have never thought possible. I'm beginning to admire her.

Quote from Rory in Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days

Rory: You'll know, okay? You just have to let it happen. And then, probably when you're not looking, you'll find someone who compliments you.
Paris: Meaning?
Rory: Someone who likes what you like, someone who reads the same books or listens to the same music or likes to trash the same movies. Someone compatible. But not so compatible that they're boring.
Paris: Someone who's compatible but not compatible.
Rory: Yeah, kind of. I mean, you respect each other's opinions and you can laugh at the same jokes, but I don't know... There's just something about not quite knowing what the other person's gonna do at all times that's just really exciting. Look, just have a good time, you'll figure it out.

Quote from Sookie in They Shoot Gilmores, Don't They?

Jackson: Does anyone here understand that a man has a right not to have his personal life debated in a public forum? I am not Winona Ryder.
Sookie: I know that.
Lorelai: I'm sorry, Jackson, I didn't mean...
Jackson: My child-bearing arrangements are between me and Sookie.
Luke: And the Lord. Still not helping?

Quote from Rory in The Reigning Lorelai

Rory: Every single word in my piece was written by me.
Doyle: Was it? Look at this. "Small band of followers." "Rain-soaked highway." I've seen both of those before.
Rory: Of course you've seen them before. Those are phrases used to talk about a small band of followers or, you know, a rain-soaked highway. They're not even cliches like "shouting fire in a crowded theater."
Doyle: I'm sorry, can you say Stephen Glass? The entire climate of journalistic ethics is under a microscope right now. We can't afford anything that looks shady. I'd rather not have Tobey Maguire playing me in a movie about the Yale Daily News scandal, thank you very much.
Rory: Okay, I get that, but I don't think my "rain-soaked highway" looks shady.

Quote from Lorelai in Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days

Lorelai: This is the second time I let myself do this.
Luke: Do what?
Lorelai: Think I finally found it.
Luke: Found what?
Lorelai: Love, comfort, safety. I mean, first with Max, which of course, I screwed up, and then with Christopher, which of course, all the elements of the universe got together to screw up.
Luke: Yup, it's tough when the universe is against you. That's like taking on the Manhattan garbage union.
Lorelai: I always thought if he could just get it together, grow up... maybe we could do it. Maybe we could really be a family, in the stupid, traditional, Dan Quayle, golden retriever, grow old together, wear matching jogging suits kind of way. And then he did get it together, he became that guy... [sobs] and he gets to be that guy with her. Chris is gonna have a baby with his girlfriend. He's gonna marry her... and he's gonna be there for her while she's pregnant and he's gonna be there with her while her child grows up, and he's gonna be there for her while she does... whatever it is she does. And I am in exactly the same place that I was in before.
Luke: Is that so bad? I mean, you got Rory.
Lorelai: Yes, I do.
Luke: You got friends, you got a house, a job, apparently an iron stomach.
Lorelai: No, it's not so bad. I'm lucky, I know. I just... I feel like I'm never gonna have it... the whole package, you know? That person, that couple life, and I swear, I hate admitting it because I fancy myself Wonder Woman, but... I really want it... the whole package.

Quote from Rory in The Perfect Dress

Lorelai: Oh, my God. Look who's back.
Rory: Well, I believe it's those adorable Gilmore girls.
Lorelai: My, how we have missed them.
Rory: I hear they're different now. A little sad.
Lorelai: A little broke.

Quote from Michel in Love, Daisies and Troubadours

Lorelai: Michel, get that, please.
Michel: I cannot.
Lorelai: We've been over this. We all cover the phone. That includes you.
Michel: Don't misunderstand. I wanted to answer it, I truly did. But today, I'm suffering from ennui.
Lorelai: Ennui?
Michel: Severe ennui. You know what ennui is, yes?
Lorelai: Yes, Webster's defines ennui as a lazy, soon-to-be-out-of-work French concierge who won't answer the phone.
Michel: Look, I've made my peace with the fact that everyone who calls here is a notch above brain dead. And that the pennies I am thrown each week are in exchange for me dealing with these people in a nonviolent manner. And usually that is fine, but today, sorry, lady, I have ennui.
Lorelai: So, you're sleepy?
Michel: It's a metaphysical angst.
Lorelai: So you want to go beddy-bye?
Michel: You make light, it increases my ennui.

Quote from Jess in That'll Do, Pig

Rory: How's everybody doing?
Clara: Jess can't throw.
Jess: I can, too.
Clara: You missed every time.
Jess: I can't concentrate with your annoying midget voice yammering on and on. It's like having Stuart Little shoved in my ear.

Quote from Lorelai in So... Good Talk

Lorelai: [on the phone] Let's see how her trip has been since the last card. "Dear Lorelai, kicked a dog then punched a gypsy in the groin. Oh, that's nice."
Rory: Mom.
Lorelai: "Complained about the foie gras to a waiter whose yearly pay is less than I spend monthly on silver polish, then kicked another dog."
Rory: Come on.
Lorelai: "Tripped a nun, then burned down an orphanage."
Rory: Sounds like a busy itinerary.
Lorelai: And the sun sets on Apollo. [rips up post card]

Quote from Luke in The Long Morrow

Luke: Uh, a car crashed into my diner yesterday. There's a giant hole where my wall used to be. It's gonna take a couple of weeks to fix. It's a disaster, but I don't care. I mean, I care, but... You know what, no. I really... I don't care. It's like it's not even real to me. It's like my life isn't even real to me unless you're there, and you're in it, and I'm sharing it with you. And, uh, I don't know what I was waiting for, and I don't know what I was scared of, but I'm not. I'm not scared, and I'm not waiting. I'm here.
Lorelai: Luke.
Luke: No, don't say anything. I've got a tank full of gas, and Maryland is only 200 miles away, and I've made us some reservations at a couple of bed-and-breakfasts. I mean, if you don't want to do the Maryland thing, we don't have to. I heard you say "Maryland" the other day. I don't know whether you were serious. I'm just trying to cover my bases here.
Lorelai: Luke.
Luke: I also packed some camping equipment so we can head to Vermont or Maine and, you know, check into a cabin for a week, you know, like a little honeymoon thing. But maybe that's a little too rustic for your taste. Or we could drive to Atlantic City or even Las Vegas if you want to make a real road trip out of it.