25 Famous 90s Movie Quotes Every Single Girl Can Relate To

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Ah, the 90s. It was a simpler time when people didn’t have to worry about things like social media, cell phones and dating apps.

Being a single woman these days is exciting, but it can be a struggle too. We are juggling things like careers, friends, dating and sex. Then, of course, there’s the pressure we get from society to fit a certain mold.

With social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, women are under more scrutiny than ever before; As if we didn’t already have it hard enough.

We are bombarded with reminders of what everyone is accomplishing and maybe we just aren’t there yet.  

For many of us, a good nostalgia trip watching some of our favorite films from back in the day can be the best medicine after a stressful week. These films taught us about love and life, and they helped shape us into the women we are today. They made us laugh and made us cry. There’s also a good chance they even gave us our first crush too.

Yeah, looking at you, Jack Dawson. 

When we are feeling a bunch of emotions, whether good or bad, sometimes the best way of expressing ourselves can be through quotes. They can be quotes about love, friendship quotes, depression, frustration, or even funny quotes.

Films that defined our youth are extra special, because we feel like the screenwriters understood us. Not only are they saying what we want to express to the world, but they also take us back to a happier time.


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For the single women out there, it’s easy to feel like the world just doesn’t get us. Maybe our parents are questioning our career choices, or that guy we slept with is probably, in fact, an idiot. Sometimes we could use a good reminder of how strong we are and that we are not alone. 

So look to these nostalgic 90s movie quotes for the single woman for comfort, maybe some laughs, and a little reminder that you're lovely just the way you are — whether or not you're in a relationship.


1. The shortest romance can mean the most.

"All this nothing has meant more to me than so many somethings." — You've Got Mail


2. We don't always kiss and tell.

"A woman's heart is a deep ocean of secrets." — Titanic


3. Being an adult is never easy.

"I'm not mature enough for this." — The Parent Trap


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4. You want to be more than friends. 

"I want you to love me the way that I love you." — The Object of My Affection


5. Be proud of your accomplishments.

"Take that, Bembridge scholars!" — The Mummy


6. Seriously though! 

"Why are boys such jerks?" — The Little Rascals


7. Never settle.

"I don't want to be someone that anyone settles for. Marriage is hard enough without bringing such low expectations into it, isn't it?" — Sleepless in Seattle


8. Always stay humble.

"Remember, from this point on we are sophisticated, educated, successful career women. God, this underwear is totally riding up my butt crack." — Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion


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9. Don't be so hard on yourself.

"I was really going to be something by the age of 23." 

"Honey, the only thing you have to be by the age of 23 is yourself." — Reality Bites


10. Know what you deserve.

"I want the fairy tale." — Pretty Woman


11. You've got an eye for style.

"Nobody is happy in a poodle skirt and sweater set." — Pleasantville


12. Working...it's really overrated.

"Ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before." — Office Space


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13. Getting hit on by the drunk guy at the bar.

"Tempting...but, no." — Notting Hill


14. Sometimes you need to be patient.

"The right guy's out there. I'm just not gonna go kiss a whole bunch of losers to get to him." — Never Been Kissed  


15. Be yourself.

"I HAVE to be Jell-O!"

"You're never gonna be Jell-O!" — My Best Friend's Wedding 


16.  When you don't feel like going out and interacting with people.

"Matilda was left alone. That was how she liked it." — Matilda


17. Who run the world? That's right.

"God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs..."

"Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the Earth." — Jurassic Park


18. Chemistry is a must.

"It's got to be that can't-eat, can't-sleep, reach-for-the-stars, over-the-fence, World Series kind of stuff, right?" — It Takes Two


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19. Ready for girls' night.

"I am beautiful! Boys will love me!" — Hocus Pocus


20. When you meet you best friend's new man.

"Molly, you in danger girl." — Ghost


21. Only the weak would be intimidated by a strong woman.

"You swim alone, climb rocks, rescue servants...Is there anything you don't do?" 

"Fly." — Ever After: A Cinderella Story


22. When they don't know what they are missing.

"I like this boy, and he likes someone else." 

"Obviously this boy is a complete moron." — Clueless


23. Don't give up. 

"It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great." — A League of Their Own


24. You don't have time for jerks.

"I guess in this society, being male and an a**hole makes you worthy of our time."  —  10 Things I Hate About You


25. At the end of the day, your friends will always have your back.

"I say we make a pact. Here and now. We're here for each other, always, no matter what happens in life. If Teeny goes off to Hollywood or I marry a rich doctor, we remember this day and this pact. Whenever we need a friend, we're here for each other. We can count on it. Always. No matter what.”  —  Now and Then


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Jill Zwarensteyn is a writer and Michigan native. When she's not writing, Jill enjoys Zumba class, travel, and referencing classic Seinfeld episodes.


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