Fashionable, ditzy, and a great friend are all ways that fans would describe Jennifer Aniston's Friends character Rachel Green. Since the show was on the air for ten seasons, fans got the chance to really get to know her, and some might have even wished that she was real.
Every episode of the sitcom is packed with funny jokes and unforgettable lines of dialogue. There are tons of catchphrases like "Pivot" that have become part of the pop culture landscape in the years since the show went off the air. Every character on Friends is funny in their own unique way. Here are the 10 best Rachel Green quotes.
10 "He's so pretty, I want to cry."
Although Monica and Phoebe do have active dating lives throughout the series, it's definitely true that Rachel seems like the biggest flirt and the most boy crazy. This quote is a good example of how she feels when she meets someone who she's interested in.
Rachel is the most charming when she's being honest and speaking from the heart... even if she's simply saying that she finds a certain guy to be really attractive. Sometimes that is as deep as it gets with this character. It's all good, though, because the Friends all balance each other out (and once she starts dating Ross, his nerdy personality is the perfect match for her ditzy one).
9 "How do we end up with these jerks? We're good people."
Has anyone said this about their dating life? Okay, scratch that... who HASN'T said that about their dating life?
This Rachel Green quote is one of the best because it's just so real. After Rachel says this, Monica responds, "I don't know. I think we're some kind of magnets." And Phoebe answered (in her classic Phoebe way), "I know I am. That's why I can't wear a digital watch."
It's always tough to watch a character struggle to find The One, but thankfully for Friends fans who have seen every episode about 100 times, they know that Rachel and Ross do end up together.
8 "Yes, I was 4 years-old and I was on the swing and then all of a sudden my hair got tangled in the chain..."
"And to get me out my mom had to - had to cut a big chunk of my hair. And it was uneven for weeks."
When most people think about a bad childhood memory, they think about an embarrassing moment at school or when they were teased for something that was truly silly (like carrying a certain backpack). When Rachel Green talks about something that happened back when she was a kid, she tells this particular tale.
This is such a great Rachel Green quote because fans know that she is totally serious. After all, her hair matters a lot to her (and her haircut even became a massive trend).
7 "Oh, that's okay, girls tend to not like me."
It's always nice when a character says something that is not only funny but also very wise. That's the case with this quote from Rachel Green, which definitely had to be on this list of her 10 best sayings.
This quote works on two levels: Rachel is self-aware that some women aren't big fans of her, but it also seems like she's saying that other women are jealous of her. Every character on Friends can be a bit self-absorbed at times (even Ross, who seems like the most insecure of the group), and Rachel takes the cake here.
6 "I'm gonna go get one of those job things."
While there are countless "poor little rich girl" characters in film and television shows, Rachel Green feels very unique. She does have some trials and tribulations since she breaks up with her fiance before the show begins, and since she works as a waitress and does struggle, fans don't feel like she simply gets everything handed to her.
Rachel could have simply said, "I need a job or "I'm out of money." Of course, that wouldn't be funny, but it would definitely get the point across. The fact that she says "I'm gonna go get one of those job things" is perfect.
5 "Does this look like something the girlfriend of a paleontologist would wear?"
Rachel is so obsessed with fashion that after working as a waitress at Central Perk, she gets several real jobs in the industry. She works at Ralph Lauren and Bloomingdales, which is definitely not too shabby. This is a particularly great quote because it proves that even when Rachel is madly in love with Ross, she's still honoring the part of herself that is super into clothes.
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It's refreshing that Rachel won't change even when she's in a relationship.
Although this is a funny quote, Phoebe's response might almost be better: she says, "I don't know, you might be the first one."
4 "Thank you for my beautiful earrings, they're perfect. I love you."
What starts off as a super sweet and romantic moment between Ross and Rachel (aka one of TV's most iconic couples) becomes something totally hilarious very quickly. After Rachel thanks Ross for her gift, he says, "Oh, now you exchange them if you want, okay?" and she replies, "Now I love you even more."
Fans have to hand it to Rachel: she stands up for what she wants... even if what she wants is better earrings/ ones that she would have picked out herself. It's good to know what you like, right?
3 "Everyone I know is either getting married or getting pregnant..."
"or getting promoted, and I'm getting coffee! And it's not even for me!"
This quote from Rachel Green is like all the memes that people have been posting on social media for years, and that's what makes it so perfect. It can be really tough to look around and think that everyone else has got their life on track... but you just don't feel like you measure up.
Rachel shows a lot of humanity in quotes like this one since she shows fans that she's not where she wants to be and she doesn't know what to do about it. Feeling stuck is something that many people can relate to.
2 "Oh my God. I've become my father. I've been trying so hard not to become my mother, I didn't see this coming."
This line is definitely in the running as one of the funniest Friends quotes, period. Everyone has joked at least once about turning into their mother. The fact that Rachel jokes about becoming her dad? It's just priceless.
Even if someone wants to grow up and be totally separate from their parents, they can't help but maintain some of their personality traits or habits. It's pretty much impossible to leave all of that behind, and Rachel manages to say that in a totally hilarious way.
1 It’s like all my life everyone’s told me, ‘You’re a shoe! You’re a shoe! You’re a shoe!’"
"Well, what if I don’t want to be a shoe? What if I wanna be a purse or a hat?”
At first glance, this quote is confusing. Confusing, but really funny... which might be the best way to sum up Rachel Green in general.
Everyone knows someone like Rachel who can be a bit ditzy but who always cracks them up because of the unique things that they say. Rachel says this particular quote in the pilot because she's decided not to marry Barry.
Even if it doesn't make much sense for Rachel to say that she's a shoe, fans can't help but smile at this quirky quote, along with anything else that she says.