Memorable Quotes from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Bridget: [excitedly] Oh my god Lena!
Lena: [holding a picture of her and Kostas fishing] I know, isn't he gorgeous?
Bridget: I was referring too you holding a fish!
Lena: You don't even know me.
Kostos: But I'm trying to. Can't you see that?
Lena: Papou, I need to say something to you. You can pretend that you don't understand me, but I know you do. People have always said to me that I take after Yia Yia, that I have her face and her smile, but what no-one ever sees is that there's this whole other part of me that's just like you. Quiet and stubborn, and afraid of showing too much and then I met someone who changed everything and he showed me that I can take a chance even when it's only for a moment...
Yia Yia: Lena!
Lena: You had that same moment once when you met Yia Yia and you risked everything for it, that was your chance Papou, and I'm asking now to have mine.
Tibby: How old are you, anyway? 10?
Bailey: I'm 12!
Tibby: Same difference.
Bailey: No, when I was 10 I didn't have an iPod.
Tibby: Mhm, you're so cool. And what do you listen to on there, teletubbies hit parade?
[when Bailey is being taken away on the stretcher-type thing when she fainted in Wallman's and looks at Tibby]
Bailey: You have a price sticker on your forehead.
Bailey: Hey its me Bailey. You don't have to use this in your movie or anything although now that I think of it fainting in Wallmans does kind of qualify me as a loser. But then again, wearing a price sticker on your forehead probably makes you one too. Ya know I don't know, Tibby, maybe the truth is there's a little bit of loser in all of us ya know? Being happy isn't having everything in your life be perfect. Maybe it's about stringing together all the little things like wearing these pants or getting to a new level of dragon slayer making those count for more than the bad stuff. Maybe we just get through it and thats all we can ask for.
Bailey: Maybe the truth is there's a little bit of loser in all of us you know, being happy isn't having everything in your life being perfect. Maybe it's about stringing together all the little things like wearing these pants, or getting to a new level of Dragon's Lair. Making those count more than the bad stuff. Maybe we just get through it. And that's all we can ask for.
Lena: We may have been very, very wrong about the pants. The one time I wore them I allmost drowned.
Carmen: I'm mad at my dad. Why is that so hard for me to see? I have no problem being mad at you.
Supermarket Manager: [pertaining to the price tag gun] You are really good with that thing!
Tibby: Yeah, well we all have our little talents.
[shoots sticker onto forehead]
Tibby: Hey, it's Tibby. Here comes the beep. Hopefully, you know what to do with it.
Bridget: Wear them. They'll make you brave.
Lena: [in her letter, after Kostas accuses her of being afraid to love him] He's right, Car. I am afraid. There's a part of me that wants to let him in but then I feel myself put this wall up and I don't understand why. Maybe that's what strikes me most about Kostas. That despite everything he's suffered he can still look at life in the most uncomplicated way. I've never known that kind of faith. It makes me sad that people like Kostas and Bridget who have lost everything can still be open to love while I, who have lost nothing, am not.
Tibby: Well what, what is she doing here? Tell me.
Bailey: She's thinking.
Tibby: She's thinking? I think she's trying to grow a brain, that's what.
Carmen: Why are you giving me this hypocritical lecture? When You're the one who walks around saying screw the world because thats easier then having to feel something!
Bridget: Single-minded till the point of recklessness.
Carmen: [to her father's fiancee after trying out a bridesmaid dress for the wedding] You know what? Just forget about the dress. We can tell everybody that Carmen's Puerto Rican. And it never occurred to you she might be built differently. Or that, unlike you or your daughter, she has an ass that the tailor didn't have enough bolts of material to cover.
Kostos: Some people show off their beauty because they want the world to see it. Others try to hide their beauty because they want the world to see something else.
Lena: And what do you see?
[they kiss for the first time]