There is no TV mom quite like Lorelai Gilmore. She talks without ever pausing, she prefers donuts and cheeseburgers to vegetables, and she can give advice while getting in at least two pop culture references in the same sentence.
Lorelai is an easy mother figure to relate to since she's kind, hilarious, chill, and she wants to be her daughter Rory's good friend. Gilmore Girls is a TV show that is quoted a lot because everything that the characters say is funny and interesting. It's time to take a look at some of Lorelai's greatest quotes. Read on for 10 Lorelai Gilmore quotes that every mom can relate to.
10 "This is it. She can finally go to Harvard like she’s always wanted and get the education that I never got..."
"and get to do all the things that I never got to do and then I can resent her for it and we can finally have a normal mother-daughter relationship.”
Lorelai says this quote when Rory gets into the fancy (and crazy competitive) private school Chilton in the first season of Gilmore Girls. This is an easy quote for moms to relate to since all you want is for your kids to succeed and to do the things that you couldn't.
Many parents talk about giving their children everything that they never had and that's what Lorelai's talking about here. It's sweet and emotional.
9 "Everything in my life has to do with coffee. I believe in a former life, I was coffee."
When Lorelai says this in the Netflix revival, Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life, it's definitely something that every mom can relate to. It's not only truly funny but what mom hasn't survived on the hot caffeinated beverage?!
When you wake up in the morning, you look forward to a steaming hot cup. (Okay, let's be real: you look forward to your a.m. coffee when you go to bed.) You have a busy day ahead of you but first, you need your coffee.
8 "Life’s been pretty good to you. It was your turn for a few curveballs."
Lorelai also says this in the Netflix revival, and it sounds like the kind of thing that many moms say to their children. Whether your kids are in elementary school, high school, or college, you often give them the advice that life is tough sometimes.
Of course you don't like seeing your kids go through hard times... but you know that its' totally inevitable. All you can do as a mom is be there for them and listen. Like Lorelai, you're always ready with the advice.
7 "I'm afraid that once your heart's involved, it all comes out in moron."
Once your kids start growing up, you have to deal with them dating, and that means giving relationship advice. When they first get their heart broken, it's equally heartbroken for moms, and yet it's also a necessary part of life.
Lorelai often gives Rory advice about Dean and her other relationships, and this quote about speaking in "moron" is particularly great. It's got Lorelai's smarts but also her sense of humor that everyone enjoys. Whether your teenager has gone through their first breakup or just some tough times in dating, all you want to do is comfort them.
6 “OK, you’ve been in this mood for a week now and while I love the unexpected ups and downs of motherhood, I’ve got to say I’m tired of Goofus and I’d like my Gallant back.”
This is another Lorelai Gilmore quote that every mom can relate to since sometimes, your childrne are just in a bad mood. You can't put your finger on why and every time you ask them what's going on, they shrug and don't say anything.
Since Lorelai is so honest with her daughter, she tells her that she's not a big fan of the way that she's acting and that she should snap out of it. That's awesome. Mom goals right there.
5 "You need three highlighters?"
In a hilarious mother/daughter exchange, Lorelai asks Rory why she's buying three highlighters. Lorelai says "That's a very random number" and Rory's explanation is, "One dries up, one gets lost, I have one left." Lorelai's response: "You've really thought this out."
Moms can relate to this Lorelai Gilmore quote because sometimes, your kids do things that are amusing and you want to know more about their thought process. For example, maybe they're like Rory and buy a super specific number of highlighters, and you want to know why.
4 “And while some have called it the most meaningful experience of your life, to me it was something more akin to doing the splits on a crate of dynamite.”
In a truly sweet scene in the first season of Gilmore Girls, Lorelai tells Rory the story of being in labor with her. Fans learn that she often talks about this, so much that Rory knows it by heart. (Of course, that won't stop Lorelai from telling it again.)
Every mom can relate to Lorelai's observation of what labor was actually like. Sure, you know that it's a beautiful experience and everything... but you can't help but admit that it's painful.
3 “I can be flexible. As long as everything is exactly the way I want it, I’m totally flexible.”
What mom hasn't said this... or at least thought it?! You're busy and trying your best to organize yourself and your kids every day. Sometimes, you just wish that everyone would do exactly what you want them to do. Of course, that's not realistic, but that's what you want.
It's always great when another mom says exactly what you're thinking. In this case, that other mom is beloved TV mother Lorelai Gilmore. If only you two could hang out and chat about parenting. For now, though, you'll have to settle for her awesome and relatable quotes.
2 “You have to sleep, it’s what keeps you pretty.”
Everyone loves sleep... but it doesn't always feel like children want to go to bed. Your toddlers and elementary school-aged kids often beg to stay up super late, and they have a lot of fun missing their bedtime. When your kids become teenagers, they ask for later curfews and midnight feels like a great bedtime to them.
Is anything more relatable than a mom telling her kid that they need some sleep? Moms are always telling their children that sleep is really good for them and that everything will look better in the morning.
1 "Flakes, flurries, swirls, crystals—whatever form it comes in, I'll take it."
Before you become a mom, you might have loved snow as much as Lorelai Gilmore does. But chances are, having kids is what made you appreciate winter so much more.
It's so much fun to take your children sledding (or skiing if that's what your family loves to do). And skating (with lots of hot chocolate, please) is another great family activity. Just like Lorelai, you enjoy the winter season.