These are my favorite quotes from the past week, not just from shows currently on the air, but also other random things I happen to be watching.
Critics Choice Awards
Rami Malek: It’s not just good to be different. It’s better to be different.
Robert: You can’t expect me to avoid talking to my own wife.
Violet: Why not? I know several couples who are perfectly happy, haven’t spoken in years.
Cat: A woman with brains who gives up everything for love inevitably finds herself staring into an existential abyss that men, babies and cardio barres simply cannot fill.
Cat: As much as I love watching you millennials deny your feelings, I pay you not to have them.
Clark: Weird has become so normal it’s not even weird anymore.
Chloe: You can never be who you wanna be if you’re always looking over your shoulder at what could have been.
Ana: How does a cameraman get a nickname like “Fat Eddie” if he doesn’t have a secret stash of food lying around?!
Barry: I didn’t realize roses were so flammable.
Cisco: Do you think it’s a good idea, when you’re fighting crime, to bring a date?
Daniel: Trying to get out of jury duty?
Jess: Excuse me?
Daniel: The way you’re dressed, like you’re in a school play about old people. You want the judge to think you’re crazy.
Jess: Did he just kiss you? Why does he act like the Pope when he’s happy?
Schmidt: I bought you this burner phone from an unmarked storefront in Koreatown. I believe it’s small enough to conceal in the waistband of your underpants.
Sousa: Sometimes a three hour time difference feels like a lifetime.
Jarvis: What *do* you do for relaxation? Assemble rifles?
Ana: Doesn’t take long to realize you met someone special.
The Shannara Chronicles
Arion: It is hard to compete with the ghost of a brother whose stature increases in your mind with every passing year.
Oliver: How’d you get to be so strong?
Felicity: I took my lead from you.
Beverly: Oh, yeah! You’re in my house now! You’re gonna come in and take off your shoes ’cause I just vacuumed! That’s how “in my house” you are!
Kelsey: I’m a kitten in a Barbie car!
Legends of Tomorrow
Rip: Some of you may experience some slight discomfort. In very rare instances, there will be some, uh, bleeding from the eyeballs.
Luke: This is not your fate! It’s mine. I cannot be forgiven for the things that I’ve done, but you saved my life and I have got to believe that there’s a reason for that.
Agent: These Evos save the whole world and don’t ask for a thing in return. No one does that. So the question is, who are they?
Quentin: You wanna know who they are? They’re somebody’s sister, somebody’s brother, daughter, son, grandchild. See, you people…you people *want* them to be extraordinary. But they’re not. They couldn’t be more ordinary. The only thing extraordinary is that they got a *chance* to be heroes. They didn’t think about themselves. They just did the right thing. And now, they just want to be left alone so they can scratch out some small purpose that can give their life some meaning, community, hope, like all the rest of us. And when that darkness rolls in, and it will, they’ll be here, ready for the call, up for the task, without us even having to ask. See, this is just the beginning, man. An awakening. And now my eyes are open, wide open. They were here to save us. So you wanna know who they are? Look in the mirror. They’re you, they’re me, on our *best* day. So there you go. That’s who they are.