Ally McBeal

Quotations

Georgia: Ally, what makes your problems so much bigger than everybody else’s?
Ally: They’re mine.

Richard: Ally, one of the keys to life: the fast forward. Every movie has its lousy parts. The trick is to fast forward through them. As time passes, you look back and say oh, that little adultery thing, oh that. You fast forward to then right now, and you’re over it.

Richard: I couldn’t help but overhear, probably because I was eavesdropping.

Richard: Love is an equation: a me and a you derives a we.

Richard: Secrets are no good when you can’t repeat them. Fishism.

Ally: We’re women. We have a double standard to live up to.

Ally: Sometimes I’m tempted to become a street person, cut off from society. But then I wouldn’t get to wear my outfits.

Richard: We miss you with every opportunity, Elaine. Kidding. Bygones. Go away.

Elaine: Men love to be thought of as funny… except when they’re in bed.

Claire Otoms: The funny thing I find about love is that it’s the one game you lose without even playing it.

Ally: There’s no sin in loving men. Only pain!

John Cage: The world is no longer a romantic place. Some of its people still are however, and therein lies the promise. Don’t let the world win.

Billy: Whatever the virtues of balance, it’s just a pleasant form of insanity.

Richard: If you don’t kiss a girl on the first date, you’re a gentleman. If you don’t kiss her on the second date, you’re gay!

Richard: Parenting is nothing if not selfless.

Ally: We’re not only wired to want what we can’t have, but we’re also wired to want what we really don’t want.

Richard Fish: Everybody’s alone. It’s just easier to take in a relationship.

Elaine: I think my testimony swayed them.
Richard: I agree, but we won anyway.

Richard: Friction, friction, orgasm. Fishism.

Richard: Verbal spankings leave me wanting for more.

Ally: You only die once!

Richard Fish: Let me tell you something. I didn’t become a lawyer because I like the law; the law sucks. It’s boring, but it can also be used as a weapon. You want to bankrupt somebody? Cost him everything he’s worked for? Make his wife leave him, even make his kids cry? Yeah, we can do that.

Elaine: I’m sure she is quite stupid and in time, gravity will get her.

Ally: I have a way with Freudian slips.
Stephanie: So do I. I’m wearing one.

Richard: On sex and sexual harrassment, women don’t see straight. Women as a rule hate other pretty women. Women as a rule also sympathize with other women victims because they are women. Women want other women to be destroyed, but as women they don’t want to be the destroyer themselves.