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‘Friends’ Quotes From The Hit 90’s Sitcom

It’s been almost 30 years since Friends permanently embedded itself in our culture and we still can’t stop watching reruns. We hope you enjoy these Friends quotes from one of the greatest sitcoms of all time.

The first episode of Friends aired in 1994, and, after a 236 episode run, and 17 years since the show wrapped up, it is still one of the most popular shows on television.

There is little doubt as to why Friends was and still is so popular. It takes you through the lives of five friends across a period of ten years as they go from figuring out life as a young adult to growing up and settling down. Not your basic sitcom, the characters in Friends are so well-crafted that it is hard not to become attached to them.

Friends is a show that is comfort food. Even if you’ve seen every episode five times, you keep coming back to it every time you need a break, a reminder of when life was simpler, or just need to laugh.

Don’t forget to also check out our list of The Golden Girls quotes from one of America’s favorite sitcoms.

Best Friends quotes and memorable lines from Ross Gellar

1. “Pivot!” — Ross

2. “We were on a break!” — Ross

3. “Unagi.” — Ross

4. “I just Bamboozled Chandler!…Which isn’t a sexual thing.” — Ross

5. “You’re over me? When were you… under me?” — Ross

6. Joey: “How did the date go?”

Ross: “Great! I’m across the street, having sex right now.”

7. “Y’know, We should probably ask the doctor if she even knows how to deliver a baby that’s half-human, half-pure evil!” — Ross

8. “Brussels sprouts? That’s worse than no food.” — Ross

9. “I’m just going to wander around in the rain.” — Ross

10. “Yup! You could plunk me down in the middle of any woman’s uterus, no compass, and I can find my way out of there like [snaps fingers] that.” — Ross

11. “Shame on you! Ugly baby judges you!” — Ross

Friends quotes and best lines from Monica Gellar

12. “And I have to live with a boy!” — Monica

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13. “Damn all the jellyfish!” — Monica

14. “I needed a plan, a plan to get over my man. And what’s opposite of man? Jam.” — Monica

15. “I know of two surefire ways to shut a man up. And one of them is sex.” — Monica

16. “Yes. Chandler watches shark porn!” — Monica

Friends quotes from Phoebe Buffay

17. “Have you ever chased someone to the airport before?” — Phoebe

18. Joey: (wearing women’s underwear) “Hey, Pheebs. Check it out!”

Phoebe: “Hmm, nice. Manly, and also kind of a slut.”

19. “They don’t know that we know they know we know.” — Phoebe

20. “Well, you all know that I am a pacifist, which means I am not interested in war — in any way. But when the revolution comes I will have to destroy you all; not you, Joey.” — Phoebe

21. “If you want to receive emails about my upcoming shows please give me money so I can buy a computer.” — Phoebe

22. “I can’t have a mimosa? I’m on vacation!” — Phoebe

23. “Come on, Ross. You’re a paleontologist, dig a little deeper.” — Phoebe

24. Monica: “Do you have a plan?”

Phoebe: “I don’t even have a plan.’”

25. Joey: “Could you close that window? My nipples could cut glass over here.”

Phoebe: “Really? Mine get me out of tickets.”

26. “See? He’s her lobster.” — Phoebe

27. “I wish I could. But, I don’t want to.” — Phoebe

28. “Oh, come on, Will. Just take off your shirt and tell us.” — Phoebe

29. “Phoebe. That’s, P, as in Phoebe, H, as in hoebe, O as in oebe, E, as in ebe, B, as in bebe, and E as in…Ello there mate.” — Phoebe

30. Ross: “I’m not a pervert.”

Phoebe: “Please, that’s the pervert motto. They have you raise your right hand, put your left hand in your pants and say that.”

Friends quotes and memorable Rachel Gellar lines

31. “No, you’re not an idiot, Ross. You’re a guy very much in love.” — Rachel

32. “Oh, are you setting Ross up with someone? Does she have a wedding dress?” — Rachel

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33. “I broke up with you because I was mad at you, not because I stopped loving you.” — Rachel

34. “To Monica and Chandler! And that knocked-up girl in Ohio!” — Rachel

35. “Well, maybe I don’t need your money. Wait, wait! I said, ‘Maybe.’” — Rachel

36. Chandler: “Rachel, did it bother you when Ross flirted with other women?”

Rachel: “No, it bothered me when he slept with other women.”

37. “I can’t believe I have to walk down the aisle in front of 200 people looking like something you drink when you’re nauseous!” — Rachel

38. Chandler: “Can you see my nipples through this shirt?”

Rachel: “No. But don’t worry, I’m sure they’re still there.”

39. “Hey, what do you think is a better excuse for why I’m not drinking on this date tonight. I’m a recovering alcoholic, I’m a Mormon, or I got so hammered last night I’m still a little drunk?” — Rachel

40. “Isn’t this exciting! I earned this! I wiped tables for it, I steamed milk for it, and it was totally…not worth it. Who’s FICA? Why’s he getting all my money?” — Rachel

41. “Ross! We broke up two years ago. You’ve been married since then. I think it’s okay that we see other people.” — Rachel

42. “I got off the plane.” — Rachel

Friends quotes from Joey Tribiani

43. “How you doin’?” — Joey

44. “Joey doesn’t share food!” — Joey

45. “What’s not to like? Custard, good. Jam, good. Meat, good!” — Joey

46. “It’s a moo point. It’s like a cow’s opinion; it doesn’t matter. It’s moo.” — Joey

47. Monica: “There are so few genuinely nice guys out there.”

Joey: “Tell me about it. I feel like I’m holding down the fort all by myself.”

48. “Okay. So I’m out four thousand dollars and nobody’s boobs are getting any bigger?” — Joey

49. “You can’t just give up. Is that what a dinosaur would do?” — Joey

50. “Look at me! I’m Chandler! Could I be wearing any more clothes?!” — Joey

Funny Friends quotes from Chandler Bing

51. “I’m not so good with the advice. Can I interest you in a sarcastic comment?” — Chandler

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52. “Oh, I know. This must be so hard. ‘Oh, no! Two women love me. They’re both gorgeous and sexy. My wallet’s too small for my fifties and my diamond shoes are too tight!’” — Chandler

53. “Ah, ‘Hotties of the Paleontology Department.’ There’s a big-selling calendar, eh?” — Chandler

54. “Oh, man. In my next life, I’m coming back as a toilet brush!” — Chandler

55. (Preparing to break up with Janice for the third time) “There’s no easy way to say this. At least, there’s no new way for me to say this.” — Chandler

56. “Because, Phoebe, sometimes after you sleep with someone you have to kill a fish.” — Chandler

57. “Hi. I’m Chandler. I make jokes when I’m uncomfortable.” — Chandler

58. To Ross: “If you’re not careful, you might not get married at all this year.” — Chandler

59. “Hey, you know, I have had it with you guys and your ‘cancer’ and your ’emphysema’ and your ‘heart disease.’ The bottom line is smoking is cool and you know it.” — Chandler

60. “I think I can safely say that we all have family issues, work, and/or are sick.” — Chandler

What Friends quote is the most memorable to you?

How many times have you shouted, “We were on a break!”, or knowingly looked at a friend, pointed your fingers at your head, and said, “Unagi.”? Friends is a show that is filled with terrific one-liners like these.

As is television fate, there’s a lot about older shows that don’t hold up to the current times. There’s a lot about Friends that is like that, too. And, while the fashion and technology dates and some of the lines don’t hold up any more, we can forgive the show for its flaws and recognize that it was a product of its time.

Despite being quintessentially 90s, the characters and situations they face are totally human, making Friends still relatable even 30 years later.

We hope you enjoyed these Friends quotes and lines. Let us know your favorite quote in the comments below.

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