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21 Movie Lines College Girls Always Quote

If there’s one thing collegiettes know inside and out, it’s pop culture. From Justin Bieber’s latest antics to the blockbuster of the summer, we know it all. With great knowledge comes great responsibility, and we can’t be expected to just contain our wealth of knowledge about our favorite films and all of their unforgettable quotes – it’s our duty to share them! With those expectations in mind, we now present you with the 21 movie lines we collegiettes love to quote.

1. “Hakuna matata.” (Simba, Timon and Pumba in The Lion King)

This was one of the very first movies we remember seeing, and of course we’re going to remember a quote with such a catchy tune behind it! Plus, it’s a great way to justify endless movie marathons and perpetual laziness.

Who says it: Your friends, during finals week when they’re trying to convince you to go out even though you have a huge final tomorrow.

2. “Are you not entertained?” (Maximus in Gladiator)

Such an epic movie calls for an equally epic quote, and you’ll definitely get points from all your guy friends for quoting this badass line. 

Who says it: You, when you’ve been dominating at beer pong all night and sink yet another cup.

3. “He’s so fluffy, I’m gonna die!” (Agnes in Despicable Me)

We’ve said this line way too many times since we saw this movie, probably because, deep down, we still act like a little kid every time we see a puppy or a kitten.

Who says it: You, whenever you come within 10 feet of anything with fur.

4. “I sometimes have a feeling I can do crystal meth, but then I think, ‘Mmm, better not.'” (Fat Amy in Pitch Perfect)

Collegiettes love Rebel Wilson in general, but this has to be her most LOL-inducing quote to date. With a sequel to Pitch Perfect in the works, we’re crossing our fingers that there will be more quotable lines where this one came from.

Who says it: You, when your friend says she thinks she can pull off wearing those six-inch stilettos on a night out.

5. “On Wednesdays, we wear pink.” (Karen in Mean Girls)

To be honest, we could have filled this entire article with only Mean Girls quotes, as a collegiette’s vocabulary is chock-full of “You go Glen Coco!”s and “She doesn’t even go here!”s, but we narrowed it down to just this one quote by everyone’s favorite blonde bimbo. 

Who says it: Absolutely everyone, anytime it’s even remotely appropriate to quote Mean Girls. Seriously.

6. “Help me; I’m poor.” (Annie in Bridesmaids)

We’re pretty sure Kristen Wiig is our spirit animal, and Bridesmaids just confirmed that for us. This line is particularly relatable, at least for any girl who’s ever gone to college or had a serious shopping addiction.

Who says it: You, when you linger awkwardly in the doorway before heading back to school after Thanksgiving, hoping your parents will take pity on you and give you gas money. 

7. “I’m in a glass case of emotion!” (Ron Burgundy in Anchorman)

So. Many. Quotes. This movie is an absolute gold mine when it comes to quotable lines, but this one by Ron Burgundy hits the nail on the head when it comes to those days when you just can’t even.

Who says it: You, when it’s that time of the month and everyone and everything is out to get you.

8. “This is Sparta!” (King Leonidas in 300)

Most often quoted by bros and frat guys, this quote can be appropriate in many scenarios for collegiettes, most notably at sporting events and in the later stages of beer Olympics.

Who says it: You and your friends, when you get a little too into your big rivalry football game and start antagonizing the opposing team’s fans.

9. “Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming.” (Dory in Finding Nemo)

Another Disney classic, this cheerful line plays in our heads and reminds us to keep on keepin’ on whenever our legs threaten to give out on the elliptical.

Who says it: Your sober friend, when she’s trying to guide you back to your dorm room after one (or five) too many games of flip cup.

10. “How dare you, she’s a nice lady!” (Alan in The Hangover)

Another incredibly quotable film, The Hangover plays like a video scrapbook of every drunk night you’ve ever had, choice quotations and questionable decisions included. 

Who says it: You (defensively), when your friend says something critical about your favorite professor in your department.

11. “You stay alive!” (Hawkeye in The Last of the Mohicans)

There’s something hilariously ironic about how serious and dramatic the delivery of this quote is and the situations in which it gets used by collegiettes.

Who says it: You, when your roomie is getting ready to leave and has to brave the mid-February blizzard to get to class.

12. “Waiting for you is like waiting for rain in this drought: useless and disappointing.” (Sam in A Cinderella Story)

What happened to Chad Michael Murray? Where has he been? We miss him, even if he did string Sam along for a little while in A Cinderella Story. Hey, he came around in the end! 

Who says it: You and your girlfriends, when you’re waiting for your Chinese food delivery to arrive.

13. “As you wish.” (Westley in The Princess Bride)

This is what we wish our parents would say to us every time we ask if we can use their credit card. Alas, we typically hear this iconic line quoted in slightly different circumstances, but it’s a classic nonetheless.

Who says it: You, when your bestie is having a horrible day and she asks you to take notes for her in class so she can stay in bed and watch Netflix.

14. “Always.” (Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2)

Who knew that one word could become such a famous line? The majority of collegiettes grew up with Harry, Ron and Hermione, so this quote has been part of our repertoire since the seventh book came out.

Who says it: You, every single time your friends ask if you want to order late-night pizza.

15. “If you’re a bird, I’m a bird.” (Noah in The Notebook)

This scene right here is when all of our unrealistic expectations about boyfriends and young love started. That’s right, we blame The Notebook for us getting upset when we don’t get a daily letter from our hook-up buddy who’s studying abroad. 

Who says it: You, when you finally agree to try rock climbing with your bestie, even though you’re terrified of heights.

16. “It’s not your fault.” (Sean in Good Will Hunting)

Ugh, the feels. This moment in Good Will Hunting when cocky but brilliant (and devastatingly handsome) Will Hunting finally stops blaming himself for his troubled past is a cinematic gem.

Who says it: You, when you’re trying to comfort a friend who just failed her calculus midterm by insisting that the professor is out to get her.

17. “Ugh, as if!” (Cher Horowitz in Clueless)

One of the original “it” girls, Cher coined some of the most quotable catchphrases in the English language and has remained one of the most beloved characters in film history (hey, we still love a good Clueless Halloween costume!).

Who says it: You, when that creepy frat guy asks you to dance and you say no. For the third time that night.

18. “Our love is like the wind. I can’t see it, but I can feel it.” (Landon in A Walk to Remember)

This is the movie that really tested our boyfriend’s devotion when we made him watch it with us. We’re convinced he must not have fully understood the plot, because we were the only ones sniffling at this line…

Who says it: You, when you get emotional talking about your pets from home.

19. “I’m brilliant, shhh.” (Viola as Sebastian in She’s the Man)

We’re glad to see that Amanda Bynes is back on the right track, because the girl is hilarious. She’s the Man is still one of our go-to girls’ night movies, especially since there are so many amazing quotes to add to our arsenal of cinematic vocabulary.

Who says it: You, when you tell your college friends what you got on the SAT and they can’t believe it, given how often you skip class in favor of a leisurely brunch.

20. “The sky’s awake, so I’m awake!” (Anna in Frozen)

We absolutely adore Frozen (as most collegiettes do), and young Princess Anna might just be the cutest thing we’ve ever seen. We would definitely build a snowman with her, and she’d only have to ask us once. 

Who says it: Your three-sport-athlete roomie, when she’s trying to convince you to go for a 6 a.m. run on a Saturday.

21. “One does not simply walk into Mordor.” (Boromir in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring)

We end with the line that launched a thousand memes. Boromir’s exasperation with the Council of Elrond is perfectly encapsulated with this quote that echoes the frustration we all experience during trying times, particularly accepted student days.

Who says it: The ringleader of the group, when you and your underage girlfriends are discussing your game plan for sneaking into the bar and that one friend doesn’t understand the gravity of the situation.  

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Sophie Dodd


Sophie is currently a senior at Middlebury College in (very) rural Vermont and loves it. In addition to majoring in English and double minoring in Classics and Film, Sophie loves watching makeup tutorials, buying magazines in bulk, obsessively repainting her nails and catching up on The Vampire Diaries. Oh, and she's completely obsessed with Christmas, coffee, and her two kittens, Luna and Zuzu.