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110 Best “Mean Girls” Quotes from the Classic Movie

The cult classic movie Mean Girls written by comedy powerhouse Tina Fey, delves deep into the treacherous world of teenage cliques and social hierarchy.

With an all-star cast led by Lindsay Lohan, and Rachel McAdams, this movie centers around the character of Cady as she infiltrates the infamous “Plastics,” a group of popular girls known for their manipulative ways.

With the humor, quotes, and timeless messages, it’s no surprise that Mean Girls has become a classic 21st-century movie. 

Here’s the scoop on the best quotes from Mean Girls!

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1. “On Wednesdays, we wear pink.”- Karen 

2. “I’m not a regular mom, I’m a cool mom!”- Mrs. George 

3. “She doesn’t even go here!”- Damien 

4. “Stop trying to make fetch happen. It’s not going to happen!”- Regina 

5. “That’s why her hair is so big. It’s full of secrets.”- Damien 

6. “Four for you, Glen Coco! You go, Glen Coco!”- Damien

7. “Ex-boyfriends are just off-limits to friends. That’s just like the rules of feminism.”- Gretchen

8. “Get in, loser. We’re going shopping.”- Regina 

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9. “Made out with a hot dog? Oh my God, that was one time!”- Amber 

11. “Is butter a carb?”- Regina 

12. “That is so fetch!“- Gretchen

13. “If you’re from Africa, why are you white?”- Karen

14. “I’m a mouse, duh.”- Karen 

15. “You smell like a baby prostitute.”- Janice

16. “I wish I could bake a cake filled with rainbows and smiles and everyone would eat and be happy.”- Crying Girl 

17. “I don’t hate you because you’re fat. You’re fat because I hate you.”- Student 

18. “She’s a life ruiner. She ruins people’s lives.”- Janice

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19. “You can’t sit with us!”- Gretchen

20. “Oh my God, Danny DeVito! I love your work!”- Damien

21. “One time, she punched me in the face. It was awesome.”

22. “Gretchen, stop trying to make the fetch happen! It’s not going to happen!”- Regina 

23. “I just have a lot of feelings.”- Crying Girl 

24. “I’m kind of psychic. I have a fifth sense.”- Karen

25. “Oh, I love seeing teachers outside of school. It’s like seeing a dog walk on its hind legs.”- Janice

26. “You don’t need to dumb yourself down to be attractive to a guy. You’re smart and beautiful.”- Ms. Norbury

27. “If you’re going to lie about why you’re late, at least come up with something believable. Everyone knows you’re lying.”

28. “You know what? It’s not my fault you’re, like, in love with me or something!”- Cady

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29. “She’s not even that pretty. I mean, look at her, she’s just so weird-looking.”-Regina

30. “I have this theory that if you cut off all her hair, she’d look like a British man.”- Cady

31. “You could try Sears.”- Saleswoman 

32. “Is that your natural hair color?” – Regina

33. “You can’t join Mathletes. It’s social suicide.”- Damien

34. “Calling somebody else fat won’t make you any skinnier. Calling someone stupid doesn’t make you any smarter.”- Cady 

35. “Don’t let the haters stop you from doing your thang.”- Kevin

36. “You’re like, really pretty.” – Regina

37. “She’s not pretty. I mean, that sounds bad, but it’s true.”- Regina 

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38. “I can’t go to Taco Bell. I’m on an all-carb diet. God, Karen, you are so stupid!”- Regina

39. “I don’t think my father, the inventor of Toaster Strudel, would be too pleased to hear about this.”- Gretchen

40. “Half the people in this room are mad at me, and the other half only like me because they think I pushed somebody in front of a bus.”- Cady

41. “You know I’m not allowed to wear hoop earrings, right?”- Gretchen

42. “So you agree? You think you’re really pretty?”

43. “I can’t help it if people are intimidated by me.”

44. “She has two Fendi purses and a silver Lexus.”

45. “It’s gorgeous.”

46. “I want my pink shirt back! I want my pink shirt back!”- Damien

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47. “I have a nephew named Anfernee, and I know how mad he gets when I call him Anthony. Almost as mad as I get when I think about the fact that my sister named him Anfernee.”- Mr. Duvall

48. “I don’t want to hear your apologies. I want you to stop trying to make me into something I’m not!”

49. “I mean, if you even knew how mean she really is.”- Gretchen 

50. “Two years ago, she told me hoop earrings were her thing and I wasn’t allowed to wear them anymore. And then for Hanukkah, my parents got this pair of really expensive white gold hoops and I had to pretend like I didn’t even like them and… it was so sad.”- Gretchen 

51. “Karen you can’t ask someone why they are white.”- Gretchen

52. “I did not leave the southside for this.”- Mr. Duvall

53. “Yeah I made my parents switch rooms with me.”- Regina 

54. “It’s the burn book.”- Gretchen

55. “Mom can you pick me up I’m scared.”- Student 

56. “On October 3rd he asked me what day it was.”- Cady

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57. “Ruining Regina George’s life definitely didn’t make me any happier. All you can do in life is try to solve the problem in front of you.”- Cady 

58. “Nice wig, Janis. What’s it made of?”- Student 

59. “Gretchen, I’m sorry I laughed at you that time you got diarrhea at Barnes & Noble’s.”- Karen 

60. “So, you have your cousins, and then you have your first cousins, and then you have your second cousins…”- Karen 

61. “Her name is Cady. Cady Heron. Where are you, Cady?”- Mr. Duvall

62. “I’ve got an apology. So, I have this friend who is a new student this year. And I convinced her that it would be fun to mess up Regina George’s life. So I had her pretend to be friends with Regina, and then she would come to my house after and we would just laugh about all the dumb stuff Regina said. And we gave these candy bar things that would make her gain weight, and then we turned her best friends against her. And then… Oh yeah, Cady – you know my friend Cady? She made out with her boyfriend, and we convinced him to break up with her. Oh, God and we gave her foot cream instead of face wash.”- Janice 

63. “Regina, you’re wearing sweatpants. It’s Monday.”- Karen

64. “So you’ve actually never been to a real school before? Shut up! Shut up!”- Regina 

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65. “You dirty little liar!”- Janice 

66. “Janis, I cannot stop this car. I have a curfew.”- Damien 

67. “Did you have an awesome time? Did you drink awesome shooters, listen to awesome music, and then just sit around and soak up each other’s awesomeness?”- Janice 

68. “Why should Caesar just get to stomp around like a giant while the rest of us try not to get squashed under his big feet? Brutus is just as cute as Caesar, right? Brutus is just as smart as Caesar, people totally like Brutus just as much as they like Caesar, and when did it become okay for one person to be the boss of everybody because that’s not what Rome is about! We should totally just STAB CAESAR!”- Gretchen

69. “The greatest people you will ever meet, and the worst. Beware of plastics.”- Damien and Janice 

70. “It’s like I have ESPN or something”- Karen

71. “Oh, God, honey, no! What kind of mother do you think I am? Why do you want a little bit? Because if you’re going to drink I’d rather you do it in the house.”- Mrs. George 

72. “Mom! Can you go fix your hair or something.”- Regina

73. “Regina George… How do I begin to explain Regina George?”- Janice 

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74. “One time she met John Stamos on a plane…And he told her she was pretty.”- Jessica 

75. “I’m kidding. Sometimes older people make jokes too.”- Ms. Norbury

76. “My nana takes her wig off when she’s drunk.”- Damien

77. “Oh Cady, here you go, one for you… And none for Gretchen Wieners, bye.”- Damien

78. “Never in my 14 years as an educator have I seen such behavior. And from young ladies. I’ve got parents calling me on the phone and asking, ‘Did someone get shot?’”- Mr. Duvall

79. “Now, I’m not gonna do that because we’ve already paid the DJ, but don’t think I’m not taking this book seriously.”- Mr. Duvall

80. “And they have this book, this burn book, where they write mean things about all the girls in our grade.”- Cady

81. “I love her. She’s like a Martian!”- Regina 

82. “There’s a 30% chance that it’s already raining!”- Karen

83. “I don’t know, I mean, she’s so weird, she just came up to me and started talking to me about crack.”- Cady

84. “Did your teacher ever try to sell you marijuana or ecstasy tablets?”- Mr. Duvall

85. “I’m new, I just moved here from Africa.”- Cady

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86. “Oh fetch is like slang…from England.”- Gretchen 

87. “Coolness.”- Regina 

88. “We never do this but we want to invite you to have lunch with us every day for the rest of the week.”- Gretchen

89. “Girl world had a lot of rules.”- Cady 

90. “You can’t wear a tank top two days in a row and you can only wear your hair in a ponytail once a week.”- Gretchen 

91. “If you break any of these rules you can’t sit with us anymore.”- Gretchen

92. “Amber D’Alessio, she made out with a hot dog.”- Karen

93. “Raise your hand if you have been personally victimized by Regina George.”- Ms. Norbury 

94. “The weird thing about hanging with Regina was that I could hate her and at the same time, I still wanted her to like me.”- Cady

95. “I saw Cady Heron wearing army pants and flip-flops so I bought army pants and flip-flops.”- Student 

96. “I was a woman possessed.”- Cady 

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97. “I spent 80% of my time talking about Regina and the other 20% of the time wishing someone would bring her up.”- Cady

98. “It just kept coming out like word vomit.”- Cady 

99. “What you girls need is an attitude makeover and you’re gonna get it.”- Mr. Duvall

100. “Who has a lady problem?”- Mr. Duvall

101. “I think they are all pretty pleased with themselves.”- Ms. Norbury

102. “It seemed like every clique had their own problems.”- Cady 

103. “It’s not your fault you are so gap-toothed.”- Student 

104. “I’m gonna vote for Regina George cause she got hit by that bus.” – Student 

105. “I’m gonna vote for Cady Heron because she pushed her.”- Student 

106. “The limit does not exist.”- Cady

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107. “To all the people whose feelings got hurt by the burn book, I’m really sorry.”- Cady 

108. “YOU CAN’T SIT WITH US!”- Gretchen

109. “I think everybody looks like royalty tonight.”- Cady 

110. So why is everyone stressing over this thing, I mean it’s just…plastic.”- Cady 

Mean Girls is a funny quotable movie that will forever live in the world of pop culture. The drama’s influence was popular enough to have a Broadway musical inspired by it.

Not only does this film offer comedic moments but also lessons that we can all learn from in today’s world.

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