The Best 100 Quotes from the Legendary “Friends” Sitcom


“Friends” is without a doubt one of the most legendary sitcoms, and TV series, ever made. The iconic 1990s show ran on NBC for 10 seasons and 236 episodes, from 1994 until 2004. “Friends” changed the scene and countless other shows used it as inspiration. Funny adventures of Rachael, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler, and Ross are beloved around the world, and millions of fans return to watch the show again and again.
Usually, with such video material phenomena, there are many memorable lines that the characters become immortalized for. This show is, of course, no exception, and the stuff the 6 protagonists said in the episodes became the stuff of legend. In the following list, you will be able to read the best quotes from “Friends”. Enjoy!

  • Here come the meat sweats… – Joey
  • Why do you have to break up with her? Be a man. Just stop calling. – Joey
  • Welcome to the real world. It sucks. You’re gonna love it! – Monica 
  • Oh, are you setting Ross up with someone? Does she have a wedding dress? – Rachel 
  • You’ve been BAMBOOZLED! – Joey
  • Phoebe: Yeah, I definitely don’t like the name, Ross.
  • Ross: What a weird way to kick me when I’m down.
  • But they don’t know that we know they know we know! – Phoebe 
  • Yeah, that’s right. I stepped up! She’s my friend and she needed help. And if I have to I’d pee on any one of you. – Joey 
  • Phoebe: Je m’appelle Claude.
  • Joey: Jet aplee blooo.
  • I’m not so good with the advice. Can I interest you in a sarcastic comment? – Chandler
  • Why do you have to break up with her? Be a man. Just stop calling. – Joey 
  • Here come the meat sweats… – Joey
  • Fine! Judge all you want, but: married a lesbian, left a man at the altar, fell in love with a gay ice dancer, threw a girl’s wooden leg in a fire, LIVE IN A BOX! – Monica 
  • Phoebe: I remember the day I got my first paycheck, there was a cave-in in one of the mines.
  • Chandler: Phoebe, you worked in a mine?
  • Phoebe: No I worked in a Dairy Queen.
  • If he doesn’t like you this is all a moo point. Yeah, it’s like a cow’s opinion. It just doesn’t matter. It’s moo. – Joey
  • Phoebe, Rachel: Danger!
  • Ross: AHHHHHHHH!
  • Rachel: Ah, salmon skin roll.
  • It’s a moo point. It’s like a cow’s opinion; it doesn’t matter. It’s moo. – Joey 
  • If he doesn’t like you this is all a moo point. Yeah, it’s like a cow’s opinion. It just doesn’t matter. It’s moo. – Joey 
  • Ross: Chandler entered a Vanilla Ice look-alike contest and WON!
  • Oh, are you setting Ross up with someone? Does she have a wedding dress? – Rachel 
  • Chandler: Ross came fourth and CRIED!
  • You could not be any more wrong. You could try, but you would not be successful. – Ross 
  • How long do cats live? Like assuming you don’t throw ’em under a bus or something? – Rachel 
  • Rachel: Hey, just so you know: it’s NOT that common, it DOESN’T ‘happen to every guy,’ and it IS a big deal!
  • Chandler: I KNEW it!
  • He must decide. He must decide. Even though I made him up, he must decide! – Phoebe
  • Monica: My motto is to get out before they go down.
  • Joey: That is so not my motto.
  • Joey: Man this is weird. Do you ever realize Captain Crunch’s eyebrows are actually on his hat?
  • Chandler: You think that’s what’s weird? Joey, the man’s been captain of a cereal for the last 40 years.
  • Well, I’m sorry if I’m not a middle-aged black woman. And I’m also sorry if sometimes I go to the wrong audition. – Joey 
  • All right, kids, I gotta get to work. If I don’t input those numbers…it doesn’t make much of a difference. – Chandler
  • I got off the plane. – Rachel
  • Come on Will – take off your shirt and tell us. – Phoebe
  • You’re over me? When were you under me? – Ross
  • How you doin? – Joey
  • When I was growing up, I didn’t have a normal mom and dad, or a regular family like everybody else, and I always knew that something was missing. But now I’m standing here today, knowing that I have everything I’m ever gonna need… You are my family. – Phoebe
  • I thought that it mattered what I said or where I said it. Then I realized the only thing that matters is that you, that you make me happier than I ever thought I could be and if you let me I will spend the rest of my life trying to make you feel the same way. Monica, will you marry me? – Chandler
  • Hi, I’m Chandler. I make jokes when I’m uncomfortable. – Chandler
  • Just so you know, with us, it’s never off the table. – Rachel 
  • I’m Fine! – Ross
  • Pivot! PIVOT! – Ross 
  • He’s her lobster. – Phoebe
  • First divorce: wife’s hidden sexuality, not my fault. Second divorce: said the wrong name at the altar, kind of my fault. Third divorce: they shouldn’t let you get married when you’re that drunk and have stuff drawn all over your face, Nevada’s fault. – Ross 
  • Yeah, it’s like a cow’s opinion. It just doesn’t matter. It’s moo. – Joey
  • We were on a break! – Ross 
  • Ross: You know how you come home at the end of the day and throw your jacket on a chair?
  • Joey: Yeah.
  • Ross: Well, instead of a jacket, it’s a pile of garbage. And instead of a chair, it’s a pile of garbage. And instead of the end of the day, it’s the end of time and garbage is all that has survived.
  • Joey: Uh, uh, we’ll flip for it, ducks or clowns.
  • Chandler: Oh, we’re gonna flip for the baby?
  • Joey: You got a better idea?
  • Chandler: All right, call it in the air.
  • Joey: Heads.
  • Chandler: Heads it is.
  • Joey: Yess! Whoo!
  • Chandler: We have to assign heads to something!
  • Guys can fake it? Unbelievable! The one thing that’s ours! – Monica
  • Joey: Right, okay, okay, uhhh, ducks are heads, because ducks…have heads.
  • Chandler: What kinda scary-ass clowns came to your birthday!?
  • Ross, hi. It’s me. I just got back on the plane. And I just feel awful. That is so not how I wanted things to end with us. It’s just that I wasn’t expecting to see you, and all of a sudden you’re there and saying these things… And… And now I’m just sitting here and thinking of all the stuff I should have said, and I didn’t. I mean, I didn’t even get to tell you that I love you too. Because of course, I do. I love you. I love you. I love you. What am I doing? I love you! Oh, I’ve gotta see you. I’ve gotta get off this plane. – Rachel 
  • Food? Oh, give me. – Joey 
  • Joey DOES’N SHARE FOOD! – Joey 
  • Until I was 25, I thought the response to ‘I love you’ was ‘Oh, crap. – Chandler 
  • Isn’t that just kick-you-in-the-crotch, spit-on-your-neck fantastic. – Rachel
  • Ah, humor based on my pain. Ah, ha, ha. – Ross 
  • He’s so pretty, I want to cry. – Rachel
  • I tell you, when I actually die, some people are gonna get seriously haunted. – Ross 
  • Rachel: Hey, I cook!
  • Offering people gum is not cooking. – Chandler 
  • No uterus, no opinion. – Rachel 
  • And now I have to live with a boooy. – Monica
  • I wish I could, but I don’t want to. – Phoebe 
  • Oh I’m sorry, did my back hurt your knife? – Rachel
  • Monica: Where have you been?
  • Everybody looks so happy. I hate that. – Phoebe 
  • Ross: Emotional hell.
  • Rachel: Go tell him he’s cute. What’s the worst that could happen?
  • Monica: He could hear me.
  • I hope it’s still funny when you’re in hell. – Rachel 
  • It tastes like feet! – Ross
  • What’s not to like? Custard, good. Jam, good. Beef, GOOD!
  • Oh, okay, it’s P as in Phoebe, H as in hoebe, O as in oebe, E as in ebe, B as in be be, and E as in Ello there mate! – Phoebe
  • Monica: You were my midnight mystery kisser?
  • Ross: You were my first kiss with Rachel?
  • Monica: You were my first kiss EVER?
  • Chandler: What did I marry into?!
  • Do you hide my clothes? I’m wearing everything you own! – Joey
  • Look at me! I’m Chandler! Could I, BE wearing any more clothes?! – Joey 
  • Maybe if I wasn’t going, COMMANDO?! – Joey 
  • Quiz host: You put this in your coffee.
  • Joey: A spoon! Your hands! Your face!
  • Quiz host: It’s white.
  • Joey: Paper! Snow! A ghost!
  • Quiz host: It’s heavier than milk.
  • Joey: A Rock! A dog! The Earth!
  • Joey: I went to the tanning place your wife suggested. 
  • Chandler: Was that place… The Sun?
  • It’s not that common! It doesn’t happen to every guy! And it IS a big deal! – Rachel

  • Ross: A lesson in the importance of Unagi.
  • Phoebe: You’re a freak! 
  • Because the more I drink, the less there is for the kids to drink. – Phoebe
  • How long do cats live? Like, assuming you don’t throw ‘em under a bus or something? – Rachel 
  • If we were in prison, you guys would be, like, my bitches. 
  • Wait a second. You split with Carol because you had different interests? I think you split with Carol because you had one very similar interest. – Chandler
  • Joey: Some girl ate Monica!
  • Monica: Shut up! The camera adds ten pounds. 
  • Chandler: So how many cameras are actually on you?
  • Phoebe: Meet Princess Consuela Banana Hammock!
  • David: You really did that?
  • Phoebe: Yep.
  • David: Alright, then I’m gonna change my name.
  • Phoebe: Great, okay, what are you gonna change it to?
  • David: Crap Bag.
  • Joey: Oh, sorry. Did I get ya?
  • Chandler: No! You didn’t get me! It’s an electric drill, you get me, you kill me!
  • Hurricane Gloria didn’t break the porch swing, Monica did! – Ross 
  • Monica: Phoebe, do you have a plan?
  • Phoebe: I don’t even have a “pla”.
  • You threw my sandwich away?! – Ross 
  • Janice: What a small world!
  • Chandler: And yet I never run into Beyoncé!
  • Ross: Hey, Rachel, did you notice…
  • Rachel: Your teeth? Yeah, I saw them from outside.
  • Oh look, the ugly naked guy is decorating his Christmas tree! Wow, you should see the size of his Christmas balls! – Phoebe
  • Why does everything happen to me? – Rachel 
  • Don’t hate it. You don’t want to put that out in the universe. – Phoebe 
  • Chandler: Oh, she’s got you running errands, you know, picking uo wedding dresses… Wah-pah!
  • Ross: What’s wah-pah?
  • Chandler: You know, whipped. Wah-pah!
  • Joey: That’s not whipped. Whipped is wh-tcssh!
  • Oh! Oh! Oh! Chandler and Monica! Chandler and Monica! Chandler and Monica! Oh! My eyes! My eyes! – Phoebe 
  • I’ll write to you every day. 15 Yemen Road, Yemen. – Janice 
  • That’s not even a word! – Monica 
  • Ross: Chandler entered a Vanilla Ice look-alike contest and won!
  • Chandler:  Ross came forth and cried!
  • Oh…my…GAWD. – Janice
  • You know if you’re not careful, you may not get married at all this year. – Chandler 
  • 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 
  • Rachel: Joey, you can’t steal an award.
  • Joey: I’m not stealing it. I’m accepting it on her behalf.
  • Rachel: You don’t even know what behalf means.
  • Joey: I know what it means. It’s a verb. As in, I behalf it.
  • Rachel won’t talk to me. She won’t even let me in the apartment. – Ross 


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