The Best ‘Gilmore Girls’ Quotes, According to Hyperenthusiastic Fans

One of the many things that Gilmore Girls fans love about the show is their dialogues. Whether it is Lorelai’s light-speed rants, Rory’s subtle insults, Emily’s curt responses, or Paris’ blunt and piercing comments. Not just the women, but even the men have a few great lines that the fans enjoy. Here’s a look at some of the fan favorites.

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Which are the best ‘Gilmore Girls’ quotes?

According to Reddit, Screen Rant reports, these are the quotes that fans seem to really like:

In season 5, quite contrary to her character Emily is going to Europe and says to her husband, Richard, that she wants to enjoy two glasses of wine with lunch. Disapproving of the idea, Richard tells her that’s what prostitutes do to which Emily says this, “Buy me a Boa and drive me to Reno because I am open for business.” While uncharacteristically frivolous for Emily, this reaction is priceless.

As roommates, Rory and Paris had some interesting conversations. Once while explaining to Rory how much two other girls, Janet and Althea knew about boys, Paris used these words, “Granted, they know nothing of Ukrainian politics or the Periodic Table, but when it comes to boys, they are brighter than the Brontes.” In classic Paris fashion, the line brutally conveys what Paris means.

In a particularly nervous moment for Rory, when Dean is coming to their house for a movie night with Rory and Lorelai, Lorelai tries to calm Rory down. She wants to make her believe that it’s only natural to be nervous and mess things up. She says, “I am afraid once your heart is involved, it all comes out in moron.”

Max, in season 1, had quite a few amusing conversations with Lorelai. During one such conversation, Max points out that people are stressed out and Lorelai quips back asking if it is the SAT season. To this Max says,”  It’s a tense time for people… the waking hours.” Leaving the audience floored and more in love with Max.

Another one from season one! During a Friday night dinner at Richard and Emily’s, Richard talks about his mother. An interesting conversation ends with Richard asking Rory to rescue him after Lorelai says this, “Your mother is God?… So God is a woman… And a relative. That’s so cool. I’m gonna totally ask for favors.”

Lorelai’s belting of several sentences together becomes her signature in the show which works in humorous situations as the previous one and in emotional scenes like this one. When Rory goes back to Yale and Emily is heartbroken to which Lorelai says, “You didn’t lose her[Rory] like you lost me. She was never supposed to be here in the first place; she was always supposed to be at school. She just went back where she belonged. And you didn’t lose me.” 

What do we like about ‘Gilmore Girls’ quotes?

One reason why these quotes work is that each of them is unique to the character who says them. Moreover, the quotes add layers of complexity to these characters. For instance, Emily’s response when Richard equates her wishes to that of a prostitute, though, unlike her usual polished responses, is a glimpse into the changes and the emotions she is going through in the midst of their separation.

When Lorelai speaks to Emily about Rory returning to Yale, her line reflects so much more than a simple explanation for why Rory was bound to go back to school. It also touches upon the fact that Emily’s biggest concern that she would lose her granddaughter like she did her daughter was not Lorelai’s fear because she never really left Emily. 

And when Max quietly jokes about the stressful waking hours, it hints at the lingering awkwardness between the two but also at the beginning of a funny, slightly flirtatious relationship.

And yet there are so many more…

Throughout its seven seasons, the comedy-drama produced many dialogues that have stood out to many fans. A scene in season 1 when Lorelai says to Max, “I smell snow,” right when it is about to snow, sums up her love for winters and more importantly, winters in Stars Hollow. 

A Reddit user quoted this and a few more dialogues that they liked before writing, “and then just basically the entire show.”

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