20 Gilmore Girls Quotes That Prove Lorelai & Rory Had The Best Mother-Daughter Relationship

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Mother and daughter bonds are the sweetest, most real, and purest love. When I think of cute mother/daughter relationships, the first one that comes to mind is Lorelai and Rory Gilmore from the early 2000's series Gilmore Girls.

Lorelai had her daughter Rory when she was just 16 years old. She ran away from her wealthy family to start her own life and never regretted it.

Lorelai named her daughter after herself, but everyone called her Rory. Because she was raised by a young, single mom, Rory looked up to Lorelai and considered her so much more than a mother; she was a best friend. 

You could tell they were best friends on the show because they would tell each other everything, joke around and even argue as friends do. Rory and Lorelai's bond is so unbreakable and viewers couldn't get enough of the mother/daughter duo.

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The Gilmore girls have said some funny things over the course of the show. I still quote silly lines from the series! Lorelai was always so random and many of us could relate to her dire need for coffee. She was definitely a cool mom and even though she's a TV character, she provided a great example of how to raise a child. 

Lorelai was there for every heartbreak Rory faced, every school event, and every milestone moment in Rory's life. They made each other a priority and that's what was so special about their mother/daughter bond

Having a mother is having a best friend for life. We have each other's backs and we'll take care of each other, always. 

Here are 20 quotes from Gilmore Girls that prove Lorelai and Rory had the best mother/daughter relationship.

1. When you have your genes to thank for your beauty.  

"You do know that if you weren't so pretty you would've gotten the crap kicked out of you every day of your life." — Lorelai Gilmore 

2. When you have weird inside jokes together.  

"If you put 'oy' and poodle in the same sentence you'd have a great new catchphrase. Like, 'Oy with the poodles already.'" — Lorelai Gilmore 

3. When your mom vents to you.  

"I'm fine. I'm just being dramatic. It's what I do." — Lorelai Gilmore 

4. When you and your mom hate eating healthy.  

"Dinner should probably be something healthy since we've been eating junk the whole trip." — Rory Gilmore 

"we had lettuce on our burgers last night." — Lorelai Gilmore 

"You picked it off." — Rory Gilmore

"It left its essence." — Lorelai Gilmore  

5. When you're both craving sweets.  


"And if eating cake is wrong I don't want to be right." — Lorelai Gilmore 

6. When you realize how dumb you were acting.  

"I hate when I'm an idiot and don't know it. I like to be aware of my idiocy. To revel in it, take pictures. We've missed a prime Christmas card opportunity." — Lorelai Gilmore

7. When you can joke about your love life. 

"A real date? Finally! What are you gonna wear?" — Rory Gilmore

"Glass slippers, a backwards baseball cap and nothing else." —Lorelai Gilmore 

8. When your mom gives you words of wisdom. 

"You have so many years of screw-ups ahead of you." — Lorelai Gilmore 

9. When you both hate cleaning.  

"I even cleaned the table using something other than the sleeve of my sweater and spit." — Lorelai Gilmore

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10. When all you want is your mom.  

"I cannot do this alone, I need my mommy and I don't care who knows it." — Rory Gilmore

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11. When your mom starts blabbering on.  

"You're drawing me into your drunken world." — Rory Gilmore

"It's not a bad place to be, my friend." — Lorelai Gilmore 

12. When you make lame excuses to come home from college to see your mom.  

"But you don't come home to do your laundry. You come home to see your mama." — Lorelai Gilmore 

13. When you need to let out your feelings.  

"Every relationship is just a big honking leap of faith." — Rory Gilmore 

14. When you're not a morning person.  

"How come you're not excited about life?" — Lorelai Gilmore 

"I find nothing exciting before 11:00." — Rory Gilmore  

15. When your mom jokes around with you. 

"Come here you've got some dirt on your forehead. I'm sorry. It's the sign of the devil. My mistake." — Lorelai Gilmore 

16. When you're in a rush, but there's always room for dessert.  

"Okay, let's be organized. Make it fast, make it snappy, and if there's any impulse buying, make it chocolate." — Lorelai Gilmore  

17. When you need your beauty rest.  

"You have to sleep, it's what keeps you pretty." — Lorelai Gilmore  

18. When you ask a tough question.  

"Our house is burning and you can save the cake or me. What do you choose?" — Rory Gilmore 

"That's not fair. The Cake doesn't have legs." — Lorelai Gilmore 

19. When your mom is still a kid at heart. 

"Hey, let's look into each other's eyes and say 'I wish I were you' at exactly the same time. Maybe we'll pull a Freaky Friday." — Lorelai Gilmore

"Or we can just pretend like we did, and you can go around acting really immature. Oh, wait..." — Rory Gilmore 

20. When you're so thankful to your mom for raising you to be the woman you are today. 

"My mother never gave me any idea that I couldn't do whatever I wanted to do or be whomever I wanted to be... As she guided me through these incredible eighteen years, I don't know if she ever realized that the person I most wanted to be was her." — Rory Gilmore

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Lauren Margolis is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.