Ally McBeal

Quotations

Ally: Remember, when you’re with me, it’s the only time you’re not the strangest person in the room. So go ahead, get weird with me.

Richard: It’s not my style to care about others, but, what’s going on?

Richard: Problem is just a bleak word for a challenge.

Ally: I like being a mess. It’s who I am.

Ling: Variety is the spice of life.

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.