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100 Best Chris Harrison Quotes

Although Chris Harrison and Bachelor Nation have parted ways, we still have so many memories with the iconic host. There are too many Chris Harrison quotes to count so we have narrowed it down to 100!

His quotes gave us an inside look into the mansion and truly brought the contestants together.

Here’s the scoop on the 100 best Chris Harrison quotes!

1. “How do we move forward? And ‘we’ meaning you two.”

2. “We can ship this”

3. “The show is escapism. If you look back to when I was in college, all the girls in the sorority houses were gathered around watching soap operas. That was the escapism, the show that was giving you something you couldn’t have. Now, you go into any sorority house, and there are 50 to 100 girls piled in watching The Bachelor. We are the modern-day soap opera.

4. “I always liken it to being a referee – if you notice the referee, that’s not a good thing.

5. “My wildest tipping point moment came when I was introduced to Clint Eastwood. He was sitting there, typical Clint Eastwood, wearing a white T-shirt and jeans, holding a Budweiser. He looks at me and says, ‘I watch your show from time to time.’ I just stopped. I was like, ‘I can’t even think about that. I’m not even sure if I’m happy about that.‘”

6. “My kids have never known me not working on The Bachelor. But they’ve lived in Paris and Italy and been to Hawaii and Bora-Bora with me, and it’s incredible to me that they’ve had these experiences.

7. “I love who we chose. . . . I love the fact that we went all the way to Paris to shoot the show and end up the way it did.

8. “It is Survivor (2000) meets Big Brother (2000). It’s an homage to our fans.”

9. “Ladies, love is a two-way street.”

10. “There’s a large group out there that’s like, “Screw this guy. I hope he falls on his face and gets what’s coming to him”, and he does.”

11. “What we have this year instead of scandals are unbelievably compelling, tragic stories that you will absolutely be captivated by. It’s a different group than we’re used to, a little more mature in their life experiences.”

12. “Why go so early when so much can change?”

13. “Yes, there was trouble in Paradise.”

14.” Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to your first Rose Ceremony here in paradise.”

15. “The funny thing is there’s a lot of drama, and my guess is Brad doesn’t know or hasn’t seen about 95 percent of it. It’s definitely one of those seasons where he’s not privy to a lot of it, and I think he’s going to be shocked by what’s going on behind the scenes or over at the girls’ house.”

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16. “Strangers come up to me in bars and tell me about their lives. I’m thinking, ‘You think I can make it better somehow?'”

17. “I’ve been able to see the world many times over. The thing I’ve learned is less is more. I travel as light as possible. I try to carry on.”

18. “We couldn’t take you to the mansion, so I brought the mansion to you. You’re about to meet a few of the guys that will be vying for your heart.”

19. “They could not be more different these two. Different walks of life, different worlds, different accents, different everything. But both check off boxes, to be so crass, of things that mean a lot to him.” 

20. “People ask about breakups, ‘Could you see it coming?’ But when we leave whatever beach we’re on, these couples couldn’t be more in love. What happens after that is real life, and sometimes real life gets in the way.”

21. “But it’s a phenomenal ride. We have amazing celebrities, we have great dates and we have drama. It’s this great love story that will hopefully have a happy ending.”

22. “So we’ll see you in Paradise?”

23. “We lost the greatest dolphin on T.V. since Flipper.”

24. “I think it’s a confusing, tough thing. I mean, I can imagine in this situation. Being a single dad myself now and trying to do the right thing in your children’s eyes and in the eyes of your friends and family and all that, and then at the other end of the spectrum, you’re also trying to date, and you want to be yourself, and you want to let go.”

25. “I had an opportunity to move to L.A. back in 1999 and start up a horse racing network of all things. At the time, I was younger and married but didn’t have kids, so we thought, Let’s just go to L.A. for a while and have fun, and we can always come home. One thing led to another, and once I was out there, I had my eyes opened to this other world and quickly got a home and gardens show and did a game show, and then The Bachelor ended up falling into my lap in 2001. And ‘the rest is history,’ as they say.”

26. “Everybody understands companionship, wants it, gets it, no matter what it looks like.”

27. “You know, sometimes in life, it just takes one little push to get you over the hill, and from there, it can be a beautiful ride.”

28. “As a self-proclaimed doctor of love, I know a couple of things to be true: One, when you get a chance to kiss a beautiful woman, you take it. Secondly, there’s no crying in baseball or on video shoots.”

29. “It started back in 2002 when there was hardly any reality television. ‘Survivor’ had just started. My hope and dream were that ‘The Bachelor’ would last one or two nights on network T.V. so that I might meet somebody in the network, and then I could get a real job.”

30. “We’ve created this community that people feel like they’re a part of, and ‘Listen to Your Heart’ is gonna be an extension of that… It’s something you can feel a part of.”

31. “Dating is hard. It’s difficult and not quantity, but quality. Finding a good person.”

32. “I love when people get engaged.”

33. You can’t just show the pretty parts’ when it comes to relationships. That’s not how the world works; that’s not how love works.

34. “Love is a competition. If you don’t think so, then you’re crazy because why are you dressing up, why are you wearing those heels, why are you wearing that $400 perfume? Why are you shaving your chest and eating 40,000 egg whites?”

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35. “Guys want to talk about feelings, too, sometimes.”

36. “The truth is that the right decision often can’t be led with either head or heart exclusively.”

37. “When we do ‘The Bachelor,’ usually we’ll tell the ladies two suitcases, and that’s it, cause we gotta travel around the world. Inevitably there are a few that will come with five, six suitcases, and we’re like, this doesn’t work, this is not going to be a thing.”

38. “What we realized is if you don’t see yourself represented – no matter if it is on T.V. or in a club or whatever – you’re probably not going to want to attend. You’re not going to feel comfortable.”

39. “That’s one of the things that is hardest about being the Bachelor. You often have to end relationships that are actually going quite well, just because your time together is up. If other relationships are, further along, you have to go with your gut and follow your heart.”

40. “Every Bachelor and Bachelorette says, ‘I never would have dated a person like that or a person from this place.’ But if you’re on the ‘Bachelor’ and ‘Bachelorette,’ obviously your type isn’t working. So our job is to break that comfort barrier.”

41. “How could anybody possibly have a problem with two people falling in love and finding happiness together?”

42. “I always say ‘The Bachelor’ doesn’t create and drive social issues. We’re a microcosm of what’s happening in the world.”

43. “I do love love.”

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44. “People destroy relationships because they force unnecessary issues instead of letting them grow naturally and organically. Once somebody feels trapped or forced into something, it’s only a matter of time before they run.”

45. “Being dumped sucks, period.”

46. “There wasn’t a jaw that wasn’t on the floor!”

47. “You are responsible for the choices you make in this life period, end of the story.”

48. “I know it sounds silly, but no one really anticipates just how mentally and emotionally taxing and unbelievably physically grueling it is to be the Bachelor.”

49. “I attempt to do my best and do what’s right, but that doesn’t mean I’m always right.”

50. “I hear from many soldiers who are proud members of Bachelor Nation.”

51. “You have to take the good with the bad in life.”

52. “It’s very rare I’ll watch anything I’m a part of and think, ‘I wouldn’t change a thing.’ “

53. “The camera doesn’t make you a better person, it doesn’t even change the person that you are, it just magnifies who you are.”

54. “I always like how a seemingly benign activity that was meant to be fun can turn into drama.”

55. “I feel overdressed.”

56. “You’ve no idea whats in store for you”

57. “I would like to think you guys are in love, but it’s so awkward.”

58. “You find the right guy. What’s that picture look like?”

59. “I apologize ahead of time to everyone in the room for the language I’m about to use.”

60. “You’ve entered into an inappropriate relationship with one of our – with one of our staffers.”

61. “Will this be awkward and probaby a bit painful? Sure.”

62. “Is there a possibility that you might just be arrogant?”

63. “Tell me what you want, I can facilitate anything.”

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64. “I feel like you’re the only person that understands me” 

This Chris Harrison quote is iconic because he is speaking to a horse!

65. “I want to speak for ABC, and put everybody’s mind at ease, it’s not going to happen.”

66. “Today is a damn good day to fall in love.”

67. “You are putting on a brave face for me but I can tell in your eyes right now that you are hurting.”

68. “That toothpaste is out. You can’t put it back in the tube!”

69. “The ‘Bachelor’ producers have scripted and are responsible for certain events: the first moon landing, the end of the cold war, Astro-turf, and the Internet (sorry, Al Gore, it was us). But we are not responsible for, nor have we ever scripted, the ending of this show.”

70. “He just jumped the fence.”

71. “I don’t believe you get to just act like things didn’t happen because it’s uncomfortable or sad.”

72. “It’s what you’ve been waiting for you Bachelor Nation.”

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73. “…They do all have…”

74. “I’m not positive she is coming.”

75. “At this point, you’re splitting hairs. These are all good guys.”

76. “Knowing what we had going in, we had to at least have half a dozen. We know four is on the table, so we have to be safer than that. We had to be safe with him.”

77. “You blew it up a little bit!”

78. “Whether Mike Fleiss knew it at the start or not, the genius behind the show is that it’s so simple. ‘The Bachelor’ is just about the one currency that transfers all around the world.”

79. “The most dangerous thing a Bachelor or Bachelorette can do is zero in on someone early and just shut everybody and everything else out emotionally.”

80. “If anyone had said that they knew their show was going to run for 15 years, you’d say you’re out of your mind.”

81. “You’re welcome America!”

82. “Did Blake at one point stand over your bed and eat a banana?”

83. “You told everybody at this hotel last night to suck it.”

84. “My advice? Listen to your heart.”

85. “Are you ready to see how this ends?”

86. “Did you know you were being spied on?”

87. “C’mon Lucy, do your business.”

88. “Bless his heart.”

89. “It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen on the Bachelor before.”

90. “This is sure to be a shocking and emotional night.”

91. “We need to have a serious, honest just you-and-me talk.”

92. “What you are contemplating right now, that would absolutely change everything.”

93. “We’re gonna take a quick time out.”

94. “The only thing that kills me is apathy.”

95. “I’ve gotten a lot of heat for it.”

96. “That was truly heartbreaking.”

97. “Take a moment, say your goodbyes.”

98. “This is insane!”

99. “As producers, you always have to go with the flow and be ready to embrace change, and drama and whatever happens.”

100. “Thank you for watching.”

We hope you enjoyed our picks for the 100 best Chris Harrison quotes!

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