June 07, 2015 at 9:54PM EDT
Frankie: Oh, so it's okay for you to spend time with your ex-husband, but not me.
Grace: It's okay if my six-foot-four, still boyishly good-looking lover's gonna be here.
Frankie: I see what you're doing. Accidental meeting. Erica Kane did that to Dimitri Marick on All My Children. Someone ended up dying, then coming back as a twin, and then dying again in a grain silo...I like it.
-Grace and Frankie, "The Invitation"
May 31, 2015 at 9:49PM EDT
"If anything, Black Widow is much stronger than Banner. She protects him. She does her job, and basically they begin to have a relationship as friends, and I think it's a misplaced anger. I think that what people might really be upset about is the fact that we need more superhuman women. The guys can do anything: they can have love affairs, they can be weak or strong, and nobody raises an eyebrow. But when we do that with a woman, because there are so few storylines for women, we become hyper-critical of every single move that we make because there's not much else to compare it to."
-Mark Ruffalo, from Reddit Q&A
May 24, 2015 at 9:43PM EDT
"At the end of Ariel’s Undersea Adventure, after watching Ariel’s sea friends joyously wave to her as she stood on newly obtained perma-legs next to the human she just married, Prince Eric, I found myself thinking: The Little Mermaid works shockingly well as a trans allegory. I’ve known for a while that mermaids are iconic to some trans kids, but only then did I truly understand why. Mermaid Ariel yearns to be what she feels inside that her body does not reflect (a human), she undergoes a physical transformation to get rid of the part that she does not want (her tail), and, in the story’s most progressive development, she takes on that new form permanently, and everyone is so happy for her. This includes her father, King Triton, who after initial reluctance ends up accepting her by reconciling the person he thought his daughter was with the person she actually is. At the end of Disney’s version of that fairy tale, Ariel has become her true self. It is a triumph that she becomes who she is, not a tragedy."
-Rich Juzwiak, "Alone in Disney World"
May 17, 2015 at 9:38PM EDT
"And the only way you're going to break implicit bias and deep-seated homophobia is by forcing the difference in their faces over and over again, until it's no longer comfortable. What we're doing is making it comfortable for them to continue to be hateful. So Modern Family has two funny guys who are nice and take care of kids, but they don't have any chemistry, and they don't have sex. That doesn't challenge anybody. It doesn't break away that homophobia. It's fine. It's there, but it's allowing straight people to deal with us on their terms, rather than forcing them to confront their homophobia."
-Michaelangelo Signorelli, "The Gay Rights Struggle Is Not Over"
May 10, 2015 at 9:37PM EDT
Rowena: Do I have a child? The King of Hell. That's all. The King.
Castiel: Crowley is your son? Well, that explains a lot. I'm sure that was quite a challenge.
-Supernatural, "Dark Dynasty"
May 03, 2015 at 9:29PM EDT
"All right, ladies, your worst enemy is at the end of the catwalk. The one who stole your boyfriend. She has fallen and broken her leg. Your job is to tell her, without words, that you've come to watch them cut it off."
-Romonica DeGregory, Daria, "This Year's Model"
April 26, 2015 at 10:13PM EDT
Klaus: You see, Davina, Josh and Aiden are in love—which means they both have something to lose—thus making them all too easily manupulated, should the need arise.
Davina: It must really suck to have to be you all the time.
Klaus: It hasn’t been a picnic…honestly.
-The Originals, “Night Has a Thousand Eyes”
April 19, 2015 at 4:15PM EDT
“The Force is strong in my family…My father has it. I have it. My sister has it. You have that power, too.”
-Luke Skywalker, Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
April 12, 2015 at 3:57PM EDT
Dean: I’m just starting to think that maybe there’s more to it all than I thought.
Father Delaney: Learning there’s more to the universe than your tiny world can be a frightening discovery. Do you truly believe in God, agent? Because that can be a comfort.
Dean: I believe there is a God. But I’m not sure he still believes in us.
-Supernatural, “Paint It Black”
April 05, 2015 at 9:17AM EDT
Captain Lance: What do I want to know? Well, was it worth it? All the pain and misery you brought back from that island? Merlyn? Slade Wilson? Wouldn’t it have been better if you had just died there?
Oliver: The reason I came back was to try and save the people of this city.
Captain Lance: I hate to break it to you, but saving people isn’t your specialty. Tommy, Hilton, your mother. My daughter. Well, now you’re set on killing Laurel, too.
Oliver: I didn’t want her to be involved in this. I didn’t want anyone to be involved in this.
Captain Lance: But you involved me. You spent a year making me look like a fool. You spent a year making me your accomplice. You have any idea what you’ve done, huh? What you’ve done to all of us, to the people you claim to care so much about? You’ve made us criminals. You’ve made us liars and victims. You, Mr. Queen, are not a hero. You’re a villain. But you know that, don’t you?
-Arrow, “Public Enemy”
March 31, 2015 at 9:19PM EDT
“The doors of a school or a restaurant or a business, held open to the public, must be open to all. The days are over where some may be denied a seat at the table simply because of who they are – or in this case, whom they love. We cannot, and must not, march backward from where we have come.”
-George Takei (MSNBC)
March 22, 2015 at 2:49PM EDT
Abbie: It’s stashed in the Masonic cell in the container we used for the Horseman’s head.
Jenny: Right, ‘cause everyone just has a head-storage jar lying around.
-Sleepy Hollow, “Awakening”
March 15, 2015 at 2:44PM EDT
“This is who we are. This is who I am. And if you think you can stop me, then you need to think again. Because I am a feeling, and I will never end. And I won’t let you hurt my planet. And I won’t let you hurt my friends. Go ahead and try and hit me if you’re able. Can’t you see that my relationship is stable? I know you think I’m not something you’re afraid of. ‘Cause you think that you’ve seen what I’m made of. But I am even more than the two of them. Everything they care about is what I am. I am their fury, I am their patience, I am a conversation.I am made of love. Of love. And it’s stronger than you.”
-Garnet, Steven Universe, “Jail Beak”
March 08, 2015 at 2:38PM EDT
Kimmy: I think I’m going to have the chef salad. Who do you like to have sex with?
Brandon: Oh, I like hairless guys with a little bit of—
Kimmy: You ARE an escritoire!
Brandon: I’m a desk? I mean, I don’t know what that means.
-Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, “Kimmy Kisses a Boy”
February 22, 2015 at 2:17PM EST
“You were right. I was a coward. But now I know there’s something stronger than fear, far stronger. The Force. Let me show you how strong it is.”
-Kanan Jarrus, Star Wars: Rebels, “Fire Across the Galaxy”
February 15, 2015 at 6:44PM EST
“If just being born is the greatest act of creation, then what are you supposed to do after that? Isn’t everything that comes next sort of a disappointment? Slowly entropying until we deflate into a pile of mush?”
-Finn, Adventure Time, “Astral Plane”