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Angela Chase (Character)
from "My So-Called Life" (1994)

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"My So-Called Life: Pilot (#1.1)" (1994)
Angela: Things were getting to me. Just how people are. How they always expect you to be a certain way. Even your best friend.

Angela: Like with boys, how they have it so easy. How you have to pretend that you don't notice them... noticing you.

Angela: I'm in love. His name is Jordan Catalano. He was let back, twice. Once I almost touched his shoulder in the middle of a pop quiz. He's always closing his eyes like it hurts to look at things.

Angela: School is a battlefield... for your heart.

Angela: School is a battlefield for your heart. So when Rayanne Graff told me my hair was holding me back, I had to listen. 'Cause she wasn't just talking about my hair. She was talking about my life.

Angela: My dad thinks every person in the world is having more fun than him. Which could be true.

Angela: Lately, I can't even look at my mother without wanting to stab her repeatedly.

Angela: My dad and I used to be pretty tight. The sad truth is, my breasts have come between us.

Ms. Mayhew: How could Anne Frank be lucky?
Angela: I don't know. 'Cause she was stuck in an attic for three years with this guy she really liked?

Angela: It just seems like, you agree to have a certain personality or something. For no reason. Just to make things easier for everyone. But when you think about it, I mean, how do you know it's even you? And, I mean, this whole thing with yearbook - it's like, everybody's in this big hurry to make this book, to supposedly remember what happened. Because if you made a book of what really happened, it'd be a really upsetting book.

Angela: Seeing a teacher's actual lunch is, like, so depressing. Not to mention, her bra strap.

Jordan: This doesn't seem like a Friday.
Angela: It's Thursday.
Jordan: Oh. Are you sure?
Angela: Yesterday was Wednesday, so...
Jordan: Oh... Right.
Angela: So, that's how I know.

Angela: Cafeteria is the embarrassment capital of the world. It's like a prison movie.

Angela: Everybody's an act. Including you.

Rickie: If you were about to do it, okay, what would you want the other person to say, like, right before?
Rayanne: "This won't take long."
Rickie: No, seriously.
Rayanne: "Do I know you?"
Rickie: No, like, for real. Like, romantic.
Angela: "You're so beautiful, it hurts to look at you."
Rayanne: "It hurts to look at you"?
Rickie: How'd you think of that?
Rayanne: Where would it hurt?

Angela: These guys started hitting on us.
Brian: What? Like sexual harassment?
Angela: Like guys.

Angela: My mother's adopted. So for a while, she was looking for her real parents. I guess that's just what everyone's looking for.

"My So-Called Life: Pressure (#1.13)" (1994)
Angela: I mean, I think about it... all the time, but...
Brian: Wait, you *think* about it all the time?
Angela: Brian! Yeah! Shut up... boys don't have the monopoly on thinking about it.
Brian: They don't?
Angela: *No!*

Angela: [narrating] I couldn't stop thinking about it. The, like, fact that - that people - had sex. That they just *had* it, that sex was this thing people - *had*, like a rash. Or a - a Rottweiler. Everything started to seem like, pornographic or something. Like, Miss Krysanowski has sex. So does Mr. Katimsky. They both have sex. They could - have sex together. Like right now.
Angela: I am, like, the *sickest* person.

Angela: Sometimes someone says something really small... and it just fits into this empty place in your heart.

Angela: People alway say you should be yourself, like yourself is this definite thing, like a toaster or something. Like you can know what it is even. But every so often I'll have like, a moment, when just being myself in my life, right where I am, is like, enough.

Angela: [narrating; Sharon Cherski present] There's this dividing line between girls who have had sex, and girls who haven't. And all of a sudden we both realized that we were looking at each other across it.

Angela: I'm sorry about Friday night. I just had this flu shot thing.
Jordan: Quit lying. Tino told me. Rayanne Graff has been clean for, like, weeks. Since the night she almost OD'd. Right?
Angela: Yes.
Jordan: [raises voice] I mean, you can think what you want about me. I never lied! I can't believe it. I let you drive my car.
Angela: It's so hard to explain because, it's not going to sound right. Because part of me really wants to. But...
Jordan: [interrupts] This is the whole reason I didn't want to start this in the first place!
Angela: Why? Because you knew you wouldn't get sex? You'd just be wasting your time?
Jordan: Because you don't get it! Okay? You're supposed to. It's accepted! It's what you're supposed to do. Unless you're, like, abnormal.

Jordan: I brought your bike back. Or whoever's it is.
Angela: So, are we supposed to say something? Like official?
Jordan: You don't have to say anything.
Angela: It was sort of like when you were letting me drive your car and I loved it. It made me feel really powerful, but also really terrified. Like, I wasn't ready for that much freedom.
Jordan: Well, you should know I won't hold it against you. If your name ever comes up.
Angela: Thanks.
Jordan: No sweat.
Angela: Because, it is a big deal. I mean, sex made your whole life start and if you think about life as like, a circle, or something, then sex and death are the same. Look, I'm not saying they're the same. I've thought about having sex with you and, God I've never seriously thought about killing you.
Jordan: Okay! Okay.
Jordan: At least, you got in some driving practice. Just don't take your turns too wide, or anything. I'm sure you won't.
Angela: [Narration] Sometimes, somebody says something really small, and it just fits right in an empty place in your heart.
[to Jordan]
Angela: Your hair. The way it's really soft in the back. I'm really going to miss that.
Jordan: Yeah?
Angela: Yeah. I guess this is it, so... goodbye.
Jordan: Bye. I'll see you tomorrow.
[kisses Angela]

Jordan: Wow, food!
Angela: What are you doing here? It's late. It's really late. My parents are right upstairs.
Jordan: They are?
Angela: Well, they live here.
Jordan: Well, you said you wanted to do it in your room while your parents were asleep.
Angela: I was joking! Seriously, you have to go.
Jordan: Okay.
[kisses Angela]
Jordan: So you know that empty house on Cloverdale? The one that's been for sale for, like, forever.
Angela: [hears noise] Wait a second.
Jordan: Tino found a way to get in through this window in the back. So people have been going there. You know, to have a place to go. So you want to? Friday night.
Angela: Like, breaking and entering?
Jordan: Just entering. So we can, you know, be somewhere.
Patty: Angela?
Angela: Mom?
[runs out of kitchen]
Patty: Didn't I predict this? Didn't I predict that this would happen? Didn't I tell you that you'd be hungry later? Now, look, I'm not trying to interfere. But I think that it's important that we all eat dinner together as a family.
Angela: No, me too! I agree. Absolutely, as a family.
Patty: Okay. You finish up whatever it is that you're nibbling on in there and don't leave a mess for me to clean up. Oh, and don't forget what we talked about tonight. About daddy and me meeting your friend Jordan.
Angela: Shh! I won't.
Patty: Sweetheart! There's nothing to be embarrassed about. You like this Jordan. I have no problem with that. We just want to meet him!
[exits upstairs]
Jordan: So you like me? I mean, your mother says you like me.
Angela: Shut up!

Jordan: How long are we supposed to keep doing this?
Angela: I know. I mean, what do you mean?
Jordan: You know what I mean.
Angela: Well, yeah. But what do you want me to do? I mean, I know what you want me to do, but... Do you ever get obsessed with your rear view mirror, like, while you're driving?
Jordan: Look, can't we just?
Angela: Just what? Do it? Right here in a parking lot?
Jordan: We're not in a parking lot. We're in a car.
Jordan: Why, where do you want to do it?
Angela: Oh, I don't know. How about in my room tonight after my parents fall asleep. We'll have to be really quiet.
Angela: What? You actually expect me to choose a place?
Jordan: Well, yeah.
Angela: I better go to geometry.

"My So-Called Life: Self-Esteem (#1.12)" (1994)
Angela: My whole life became like divided, into kissing... and not kissing. Kissing... and... not... kissing.

Angela: There's something about Sunday night that really makes you wanna kill yourself.

Angela: I have all this geometry.
Jordan: I was hoping you'd be here.
Angela: So you're going to Buffalo Tom?
Jordan: What?
Angela: Buffalo Tom. Didn't I hear that they're playing at Pike Street? I mean, I think I heard that somewhere.
Jordan: [hesitates] Oh, yeah. I'm going. Why?
Angela: No reason.
[kisses Jordan]

Angela: Why are you like this?
Jordan: Like what?
Angela: Like how you are!

Angela: [stops kissing Jordan] Don't say "hello," or anything.
Jordan: Hello.
Angela: I can't believe I came here. Why did you ask me to come here?
[raises voice]
Angela: Why are you like this?
Jordan: Like what?
Angela: Like how you are!
Jordan: So leave.
Angela: Admit it, first.
Jordan: Admit what?
Angela: That all of this happened. That you have emotions. That you can't, like, treat me one way in front of your friends and the next minute leave me some note.
Angela: And by the way, I spell my name with one L.

Jordan: Shh. The fact that we come here, let's keep, like uh, our secret.
Angela: Why?
Jordan: No reason.

Angela: [narration] We barely talked, so when we did it came out sounding really meaningful.

Angela: I'm not discussing Jordan Catalano.
Sharon Cherski: Why not? Why is he keeping you two a secret?
Angela: How do you know he's keeping us a secret?
Sharon Cherski: Rayanne told me.
Rayanne: Look, the only reason we talk like this is because we care about you. When I was drinking and drugging, you wanted me to stop, as my friend.
Angela: Wait... you're comparing me making out with Jordan Catalano to you getting your stomach pumped?
Rayanne: You don't see the connection?
Sharon Cherski: The connection is self-respect!
Rayanne: Thank you!
[high fives Sharon]
Sharon Cherski: Angela, the point is
Rayanne: [interrupts] Who is he? Who is he to treat you like this?
Sharon Cherski: Yeah! What, you're not cool enough for him to be seen with you?
Rayanne: Exactly. And she's not slutty enough for him to just do it with her and rag to his buds.
Sharon Cherski: I mean, please. You deserve so much better.

Angela: Why did I let this happen? I've totally blown it. Why does he have this power over me?

"My So-Called Life: Dancing in the Dark (#1.2)" (1994)
Angela: I bet people can actually die of embarrassment. I bet it's been medically proven.

Angela: My entire life became divided into kissing... and not kissing. Kissing... and not kissing.

Angela: It's so strange how parents can out of nowhere turn psychic. It's unnerving.

Angela: What I like, dread, is when people who know you in completely different ways end up in the same area. And you have to develop this, like, combination you on the spot.

Angela: See, there's thinking about him, right... which is what I do, all the time, like, like this...
Rickie: Obsession.
Rayanne: Right. So?
Angela: So it keeps me going or something, like, I need it just to get through the day. It's, it's just...
Rickie: It's an obsession.
Angela: Right, and, and if you make it real, it's, it's not the same. It's not, it's not yours anymore. I, I don't know, maybe I'd rather have the fantasy, than even *him*.
Rickie: I completely understand this.
Rayanne: I totally and completely disagree. *You want* Jordan Catalano in actuality because... there is no because. You just *want* him. Only you're programmed to never admit it.
Rickie: That does have the ring of truth.

Angela: [after Jordan give her the fake i.d] Wow, It looks real. Why does -
[Jordan tries to kiss her]
Angela: . Hey. I'm- I'm sorry it's just ...
Jordan: No
Angela: I was talking.
Jordan: No. Whatever.
Angela: So how come -
[Jordan tries to kiss her again]
Angela: Quit it! I mean you have to work up to that. I didn't open that wide at the dentist.
Jordan: How old are you?
Angela: I don't belive this. What is you point? Fifteen.
Jordan: You act younger.
Angela: First of all you don't know me well enough to say how old I seem. And second ...
Jordan: You talk a lot.
Angela: I have said like eight sentences to you my entire life.
Jordan: [sigh] This whole day has been on long, thing that makes no sense.

Angela: We both stopped talking. Part of his sleeve was touching my arm. I don't know if he knew. Then everything started to seem perferct for some reason. The feel of his shirt against my elbow, the fact that I still had an elbow. It was the perfect moment for him to kiss me, for him to anything me.

Jordan: How old are you?
Angela: I don't believe this. What is your point?
Angela: Fifteen.
Jordan: You act younger.
Angela: First of all, you don't know me well enough to say how old I seem. And second...
Jordan: [interrupts] You talk a lot.
Angela: I've said like, 8 sentences to you my entire life.
Jordan: This whole day has been one long thing that makes no sense.

"My So-Called Life: Why Jordan Can't Read (#1.7)" (1994)
Angela: Love is when you look into someone's eyes, and suddenly, you go all the way inside, to their soul... and you both know, instantly. I always imagined I would fall in love, nursing a blind soldier. Who was wounded in battle. Or maybe while rescuing someone in the middle of a blizzard, seconds before the avalanche hits. I thought, at least, by the age of fifteen, I would have a love life. But, I don't even have a "like" life.

Angela: Huge events take place on this earth every day. Earthquakes, hurricanes, even glaciers move. So why couldn't he just look at me?

Angela: I'm finally over him.

Angela: If only there were a button somewhere that I could push to force me to stop talking.

Angela: This life has been a test. If it had been an actual life, you would have received instructions on where to go and what to do.

[Jordan hands Angela the love letter she wrote about him]
Angela: But when I wrote this... I wrote this about someone else, um, I... this guy, I had a boyfriend last summer and, um... I, I wrote everything... I wanted to remember him... and I used your name because I, I wanted... I didn't want other people to know it was about him because... he... he died... he's dead.

Angela: I was just thinking, could you maybe have Dyslexia?
Jordan: What the backwards thing?
Angela: Lots of people have it. My father's brother has it. It makes reading incredibly difficult cause your mind like ...
Jordan: Let's not talk about this.
Angela: - Reverses things. I'm sorry. It's actually not... I mean A lot of really intelligent people are dyslexic. Just because a person can't read doesn't ...
Jordan: Hey! I can read, OK. Just not ...
Angela: No, I know.
Jordan: Just not that good.
Jordan: You know those guys... up in the mountains.
Angela: what guys?
Jordan: Who make snow, like as their job.
Angela: Yeah.
Jordan: I would really like to do that.
Angela: Part time or...
[Jordan kisses her]
Jordan: Sorry.
Angela: What?
Jordan: I interrupted you.
Angela: Yeah.

Jordan: Oh, I almost forgot. Here.
[hands letter to Angela]
Jordan: I found it at the museum. You wrote it, right?
Angela: Yeah. But when I wrote this, I wrote it about someone else. This guy. I had a boyfriend last summer, and I wrote everything... I wanted to remember him. I used your name because I didn't want other people to know it was about him. Because he died. He's dead.
Jordan: Look, I didn't read it. Okay? So you don't have to, like, tell that stuff.
Angela: You expect me to believe that?
Jordan: I don't care what you believe.
Angela: Well, you find a five-page letter in a museum and it starts "dear Jordan," and you expect me to believe you didn't read it?
Jordan: Nevermind. Look, I read parts of it. Okay?
Angela: What? You must really think I'm stupid.
Jordan: It just didn't hold my interest, okay?
Angela: Oh really? Why is that? I'm curious!
[stops Jordan]
Angela: I'd really like to know what it was that made it so incredibly boring. Just tell me! Was it too emotional? Too personal? Too many big words?
Jordan: [yells] Shut up! Geez.
Angela: You couldn't read it. That's it, isn't it?
Jordan: I never told anyone before.

"My So-Called Life: Guns and Gossip (#1.3)" (1994)
Angela: They weren't the kind of kisses you could actually evaluate. They were... introductory kisses.

Angela: You know what I'd really like? To be put out of my misery.
Rayanne: Are you kidding? This is fun.
Angela: Fun?
Rayanne: Everyone runnin' around all upset, rumors flying. Can't you feel it in your fingers and in your toes? It's like being alive. Man it's such a rush.
Angela: You're out of your mind.
Rayanne: Last year that rumor about me and Mark Cameron, the orchestra pit, I mean in that case it was true but... man all the conversation, people writing notes and the- they look at you different trying to figure out who you really are, like you're famous. Admit it, it's really great.
Angela: I don't know what you're talking about.
[looks away smirking]

Jordan: Angela, can I talk to you for a second? How you doing?
Angela: You know, life goes on.
Jordan: Look, I was thinking about what I said to you yesterday. You know, the thing.
Angela: Right. The thing.
Jordan: Yeah, Look, um, I'm sorry about that. Afterwards, I thought it through and I can see how you got upset.
Angela: No, I wasn't upset.
Jordan: I mean, some girls wouldn't be. But you... you're not like that, so I just wanted to say, you know, I'm sorry.
Angela: No, it's really okay. It wasn't a problem. Really, I didn't think about it. I mean, I did think about it. And I thought maybe what you were saying wasn't so wrong.
Jordan: No, it was really wrong.
Angela: Why?
Jordan: I just wanted you to know, if it would make you feel better, I'm just gonna make it real clear that I don't have any real interest in you or anything. You know, so they'll stop saying all that. I barely even know you, which is of course true and that basically you and I mean nothing to each other. So that should solve the problem.
Angela: Thanks.
Jordan: It's the least I could do, you know?
Angela: Right.

Jordan: Look, I didn't say anything about... you know.
Angela: I know.
Jordan: I just wanted you to know that.
Angela: Thank you.
Jordan: Because I'm not like that. I don't do that.
Jordan: So weird, huh?
Angela: Yeah, yeah.
Jordan: The way people talk. I mean, people think we did it.
Angela: I know.
Jordan: It's like, we might as well have done it anyway at this point. I mean, if everybody's talking about it already... I mean, maybe we... uh... not to make a big deal out of it or anything.
Angela: Out of what?
Jordan: Out of anything. I mean, if everybody's already assuming it anyway. Maybe we could just...
Angela: I think I have to go.
[walks away]
Jordan: Look, I'm sorry if I... no pressure or anything.
Angela: Oh, it's okay. I have to go!
Jordan: You could just think about it.

Patty: Honey, who is Jordan?
Patty: No one.
Patty: You mean Jordan Catalano?
Patty: Is that his last name?
Angela: I don't know. You brought it up.
Patty: I met Rayanne's mom tonight and she was all excited about your new boyfriend, Jordan.
Angela: Boyfriend? That's a laugh.
Patty: So, he's not your boyfriend?
Angela: Mom, I barely know this person. I don't know if I want to know this person.
Patty: Well then, you haven't?
Angela: What did you hear? What did she tell you?
Patty: Nothing. She didn't tell me anything.
Angela: Did she say I was sleeping with Jordan Catalano?
Patty: No! I mean, of course not. No one said that. It's just... well, I just wondered.
Angela: She did! Didn't she? I can't believe this. I can't believe this! I hate everyone.

Brian: Nobody's interested in the truth. They only care about what they want to believe.
Angela: If you're so incredibly concerned about the truth, why did you lie about me?
Brian: You didn't even come up!
Angela: Not the gun thing. With Sharon! What you said to her about me and Jordan Catalano.
Brian: What are you talking about?
Angela: I heard her, Brian. You told her terrible things. False things. You lied to her.

"My So-Called Life: In Dreams Begin Responsibilities (#1.19)" (1995)
Angela: It's so weird when you see someone you just dreamed about. Like it's gonna show.

Angela: [narrating] Hatred can become like food, it gives you this energy, you can like, live off it.

Angela: This is a joke right? That... that the two of you...
Angela: Oh god... I can't believe I fell for it. It's obviously a total lie!
Brian: No I meant every word...
Angela: [pauses, shocked]
Brian: [hastily] I mean... the person who wrote it meant every word... probably.
Angela: Brian?
Brian: I didn't write it!
Angela: But, Brian, you said...
Brian: Forget what I said! Forget this whole conversation!
Angela: [softly] How?
Brian: [pause] You like it though? It made you... happy?
Angela: [nodding slightly] Yeah...
Brian: 'Cause that's probably all that really matters.
Angela: [emotional pause] To who?
Brian: To, you know... the person... who wrote it.
Angela: [is overcome by emotion; can't do anything but continue looking at Brian]

Angela: [narration] It's so weird when you see someone you just dreamed about. Like, it's going to show.
Jordan: I can't believe we have to use all those words in a sentence. I mean, not all in the same sentence, but still. So I'm still doing that tutoring thing. You know?
[ignored by Angela]
Jordan: Yeah. So guess what? There's, like, a term for me. I'm a rudimentary reader with low literacy skills. That kid, Brain, figured it out from this manual.
[still is ignored]
Jordan: Uh, what else? Oh, my band got back together. We got a new name. We're Residue now. So I've been, you know, writing songs.
Angela: [interrupts] Why are you telling me all this?
Jordan: I don't know. I mean, you're the one who signed me up for tutoring in the first place.
Jordan: Forget it.

Jordan: Angela!
Angela: I'm going to be late for homeroom.
Angela: What?
Jordan: I did an undefendable thing. I created my own prison and I have to exist in it. Maybe I had a wish, or whatever, to punish you. An unconscious wish. You've heard of them, right?
Angela: No, I think so. I can't believe it. What you just said was really amazing.
Jordan: I know.
Angela: Okay.
Jordan: Okay, what?
Angela: Okay, now we can have a serious talk.
Jordan: We just did.
Angela: Oh, come on. You can't hit a person with something that profound and expect that to be the end of the discussion.
Jordan: You can't? Oh, uh, I forgot. I'm late for homeroom.

"My So-Called Life: Resolutions (#1.16)" (1995)
Angela: [narration] Okay, so I'll stay introspective. But I do resolve to stop doing Jordan Catalano's homework.

Angela: [narration] The thing about resolutions is, it's hard to remember them around somebody like Jordan Catalano.

Jordan: This is wrong.
Angela: What?
Jordan: You doing my homework. It's wrong.
Angela: Well, I was just trying to help.
Jordan: It's like I'm taking advantage of you, or something.
Angela: You're not taking advantage of me!
Jordan: Yeah, I am. I would be different if we were like... but now you're just, you know, a friend or whatever. I can't do this anymore.

Jordan: Wait, you actually signed me up?
Angela: I know. In a way it was wrong, but I just have a feeling this is going to be really good.
Jordan: I don't know.
Angela: See, whoever is going to tutor you, their name is next to yours.
Jordan: [struggles] Brain Krakow?
Angela: Wait, maybe this is a bad idea.
Jordan: No. I mean, if I'm already signed up.
[turns around]
Jordan: Are you Brain?
Brian: Brian.

Angela: Look, if this is weird for you... being tutored? I don't mind helping you longer.
Jordan: It's not so weird.
Angela: Oh! So, good.
Jordan: You could have sex with me, though. If you really want to help.
Angela: [laughs] Whoa! Oh God. Oh my God.
Jordan: I guess that's a no.
Angela: [still laughing] I'll let you get back to your work.

"My So-Called Life: Betrayal (#1.17)" (1995)
Angela: I am so over Jordon Catalano.

Angela: You will not believe the number Sharon Cherski just pulled on me.
Enrique (Rickie) Vasquez: Uh, like what?
Angela: Like how Rayanne supposedly did it with Jordan And how Brian Krakow supposedly has proof of it, like on video. I mean, I honestly believed she was past all this. Like, she was over her jealousy of Rayanne. But I guess she isn't, or else why would she say something like that to me?
Enrique (Rickie) Vasquez: Because it's true.

Angela: I need to be alone.
Enrique (Rickie) Vasquez: You've been alone.
Angela: No, I mean for years.
Enrique (Rickie) Vasquez: Look.
Angela: I can't believe it! That they would do that! I mean, who do they think they are?
Enrique (Rickie) Vasquez: I know. I mean, I don't know, but...
Angela: I could kill them! I'm serious. Both of them, with my hands.
Enrique (Rickie) Vasquez: I know, but you can't hide in here forever.
Angela: Sorry, I'm not risking the risk of running into her or him. Or God, him and her.
Enrique (Rickie) Vasquez: Well, it's never gonna happen. Because they're completely avoiding each other.
Angela: I can't talk about them. Like, a them.
Enrique (Rickie) Vasquez: I know.
Angela: They're avoiding each other?
Enrique (Rickie) Vasquez: Angela, look, you can't let their stupid actions control you. You gotta lead your own life.
Angela: You're right. Fine. Two can play at that game.
Enrique (Rickie) Vasquez: What game?
Angela: Oh, come on, they think I'm some kind of innocent twit who they can treat as bad as they want. Well, they're wrong.

Angela: Look, I don't care anymore. Okay? So just go away.
Rayanne: You're not the only one who got hurt.
Angela: Well forgive me if I can't feel sorry for you, Rayanne.
Rayanne: You lost nothing, Angela! You lost a lousy, selfish friend and a guy you never really had. You lost nothing! I lost a really good friend. I lost everything.

"My So-Called Life: Life of Brian (#1.11)" (1994)
Jordan: Why are you like this?
Angela: Like what?
Jordan: Like how you are.
Angela: How am I? How am I?

Jordan: Why are you like this?
Angela: Like what?
Jordan: Like how you are.

Angela: So did you hear about that thing? Like, they're gonna exterminate 4th period lunch.
Jordan: I didn't hear that.
Angela: Oh, it's just something people are obsessing about. It's like sometimes, people fill their minds will only stupid things. You know? To keep themselves from thinking about, you know, what's really important.
Jordan: Huh...
Angela: Like this World Happiness Dance. It's so stupid. I mean, what does that even mean? Like if we dance the world is really gonna get happier. I mean, really? Come on. I don't think so.
Jordan: There's a dance?
Angela: Uh... yeah. You know there's like, 500 posters up around school
Jordan: Oh, right.
Angela: I guess I kinda mean the idea of the dance is kinda false. I mean, I doubt I'm even going. I'm sure you're obviously not going. Right?
Jordan: See, I have this philosophy.
Angela: You have a philosophy?
Jordan: Well, if I go somewhere and someone I know is there, then cool. There's something natural about it. But once you start making plans you have, like, obligations and that basically blows. So my feeling is whatever happens... happens.
Angela: I have to say, I really respect that.

Brian: I don't even believe in making plans. Whatever happens, happens.
Angela: That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard in my life.

"My So-Called Life: Strangers in the House (#1.8)" (1994)
Sharon Cherski: My father almost died. And you were the only person who didn't even seem to care. People I barely knew were coming up to me all like, concerned, and you, you acted like you barely even knew me.
Angela: I know, I know I acted like that. I just didn't know what else to do... I knew I was the last person on earth you wanted to deal with...
Sharon Cherski: [beginning to cry] You were the *only* person I wanted to deal with!

Jordan: So, you crying or something?
Angela: I guess.
Jordan: How come?
Angela: [Narration] Because I'm lonely. Because I have no friends. Because I'm a terrible, terrible person.
[to Jordan]
Angela: Because my friend's father is in the hospital and he could die.
[Hugs Jordan and is interrupted]
Jordan: That's... that's rough. I better go.

Rayanne: You know that girl Angela Chase?
Enrique (Rickie) Vasquez: The red-headed girl?
Rayanne: Yeah, some red-head. It's out of a bottle. Well anyway, is she avoiding us?
Enrique (Rickie) Vasquez: I think she is. I think we make her physically ill, or something.
Rayanne: I think so because... oh, Angela. Hi!
Angela: Very funny.
Rayanne: So, I guess you've heard Sharon's dad is okay.
Angela: That's great! No, I hadn't heard. I'm obviously the last person in Pittsburgh to hear. So, you friends with Sharon now?
Rayanne: So? You are.
Enrique (Rickie) Vasquez: Look, we all know what's going on around here. Okay? Which is that you are jealous.
Rayanne: What?
Enrique (Rickie) Vasquez: And you! You are totally flipped because Rayanne finally did something nice, for once in her life.
Rayanne: Hey!
Enrique (Rickie) Vasquez: Which she did by taking Sharon to go visit her dad. And now both of you just want to be sure that both of you are still friends. Which you are. So shut up!

Sharon Cherski: I can't believe that you can't even be nice to me!
Angela: Why do you even need me to be nice to you? Since everybody else in the world is.

"My So-Called Life: Other People's Mothers (#1.10)" (1994)
Angela: Sometimes I think if my mother wasn't so good at pretending to be happy, she'd be better at actually *being* happy.

Angela: Walking into someone else's house for the first time, is like entering another country. Not that I've ever been to another country.

Angela: Each card has a name: The Magician; The Empress; The Fool; The Wheel of Fortune; Strength. They represent challenges and tests, twists of fate. No card is all good or all bad. Cards can be positive or negative depending on where they fall. When you read someone's future, they must think of a question. They must hold it in their mind. The cards are read in sequence, each card leads to the next. We move from terror and loss to unexpected good fortune and out of darkness hope is born.

Angela: I guess I kinda screwed everything up for you today. With the party.
Patty: No. You did the right thing. You called me. I mean it. You promise me that you'll always do that? You'll always call?
Angela: Okay! Okay, I promise. How did you know all that stuff? Like, what to do?
Patty: I had this roommate in college who actually was a lot like Rayanne, now that I'm remembering.
Angela: You're kidding. So, what happened?
Patty: Well, pretty much what happened tonight. Except she died.
Angela: So, did you like her?
Patty: A lot.
Angela: How old was she?
Patty: Angela, what I'm seeing in your future is so frightening. It scares the hell out of me. I mean, what do I do? Do I just not let you see her anymore? Would that even work?
Angela: No. Mom, I can't... she's my friend. Please, just trust me.
Patty: Actually, I do.

"My So-Called Life: On the Wagon (#1.14)" (1994)
Angela: [Narration] Jordan Catalano and I had pretty much broken up, but he still knew the combination to my locker.
[to Jordan]
Angela: What's wrong?
Jordan: Nothing. Just...
Angela: [Narration] You need me. You must have me as your own. You can't live another second knowing others can possess me.
Jordan: I could kill Tino.

Danielle Chase: [Answers phone] Hello? Angela! Telephone.
Angela: Hello?
Jordan: Hey.
Angela: Hi!
Angela: Danielle, hang up! Danielle, I know you're listening. I can hear the TV.
Patty: Danielle, come on. Let's respect Angela's privacy.
Jordan: So, Rayanne Graff is here.
Angela: Rayanne is there? Oh. What's she doing there?
Jordan: I don't know. I was sorta gonna ask you. I mean, no one even invited her. Now she's, like, coming onto my drummer acting like she's high. What does she want?
Angela: I don't know. I don't have anything to do with it. So how's rehearsal going?
Jordan: Sucks. Right now everyone's basically just sitting around the loft drinking beer.
Angela: [yells downstairs] Danielle, hang up!
[to Jordan]
Angela: Um, so I'm really sorry about Rayanne. I'm glad you called, though. This is the first time you've ever called me on the phone.
Jordan: I gotta go.

Jordan: I can't even face rehearsal tonight. There's gonna be like, this big empty hole where Tino used to be.
Angela: I'm really sorry. I mean, I'm sure it's all gonna work out. You'll find someone, somehow.
Jordan: Yeah right.
Angela: So listen, this is probably a really stupid idea but would Frozen Embryos ever want, like, a girl? I mean to sing. Like, I don't know, Rayanne Graff or something.
Jordan: Rayanne? Graff...
Angela: Right. Yeah, I know. Forget it. I'll see ya.

Jordan: What I still can't figure out is why Tino even quit. That's what is so frustrating. Can you imagine what that's like? To have to sit around and try to figure out what someone else is, like, thinking?
Rayanne: [enters car] Hey, what's up?
Angela: Oh, Rayanne. Hi. So my parents said you stopped by yesterday, but I thought you said you weren't going to.
Rayanne: No problem. Guzzled a six pack, two hits of X, I was back to new. So, Catalano... how's it going?
Angela: I was just saying how Frozen Embryos go in at this open mic night at Vertigo. That coffee house.
Rayanne: I know what Vertigo is.
Angela: Right. Well, they still don't have a lead singer. So like, should they blow it off or try to find somebody new by Thursday, or...
Rayanne: [to Jordan] So, Tino's still being a low life, huh?
Jordan: Could you two, like, leave?

"My So-Called Life: Weekend (#1.18)" (1995)
[by dismantling her parents' bed, Angela and her friends have freed Rayanne from being handcuffed to the bedpost but leaving the room in a shambles]
Rayanne Graff: Okay, I'm out of here.
Angela Chase: You're leaving?
Rayanne Graff: I can still make something out of this weekend.
Angela Chase: Don't you dare leave now!
Rayanne Graff: Come on. Hands off.
Angela Chase: My parents will never trust me again!
Rayanne Graff: Come on. Now you're crossing the line.
Angela Chase: I can't believe you. You're like this curse who is destroying me life. You can't just walk out and expect us to clean up after you!
[the phone rings and Danielle answers]
Danielle Chase: Hello?
Angela Chase: You're like this living, breathing bad luck omen!
Rayanne Graff: Don't mince words! Tell me how you feel.
Danielle Chase: Mom says she'll be home in twenty minutes!

Angela Chase: [to herself after kicking Rayanne out of her house] Weekend from hell.
Danielle Chase: [narrating] That was the best weekend of my entire life.
Angela Chase: [to Danielle] By the way... thanks.

Danielle Chase: So what are we doing next weekend?
Angela Chase: Danielle, *we* are not doing anything.
Danielle Chase: We could go to Brian's.
Angela Chase: Danielle...
Danielle Chase: I kinda liked him.
Angela Chase: Danielle!

"My So-Called Life: The Zit (#1.5)" (1994)
Angela: The worst feeling is suddenly realizing that you don't measure up. And that in the past when you thought you did, you were a fool.

Angela: Just pop it already and get on with your life.
Angela: But won't that cause a scar?
Rayanne: What are you talking about? Everything causes a scar - LIVING causes a scar.

Angela: [narration] It had become the focus of everything. It was all I could feel, all I could think about. It blotted out the rest of my face, the rest of my life. Like the zit had become... the truth about me.

"My So-Called Life: Halloween (#1.9)" (1994)
Angela: When I was little I, like, worshipped Halloween. And truthfully, part of me still does. 'Cause it's your one chance all year to be someone else.

Angela: You're not going to class?
Jordan: What's it to you?
Angela: You know you're gonna get expelled. Don't you care?
Jordan: Don't matter.
Angela: Of course it matters.
Jordan: She's looking to throw me out, okay? She's been waiting for this. She thinks I'm a loser.
Angela: You're crazy to let her tell you what you are.
Jordan: What are you talking about?
Angela: She doesn't know you. She doesn't know who you are! You can't let her decide what you do.
Jordan: Hey! I decide what I do! And maybe I wanna get kicked out.
Angela: Maybe you do, but that doesn't mean people can't try and stop you. And tell you.
Angela: I know you think how could someone like me understand, only I do.

Angela: I'm supposed to give you a message.
Jordan: From Tino?
Angela: No. From Mrs. Learner.
Jordan: Who?
Angela: Mrs. Learner. She's been our English teacher for over a month, now. She says you have to start showing up to class, or she's going to have you kicked out.
Jordan: So, what's the message?
Angela: That you're gonna get kicked out of school.
Jordan: Like it's doing so much for me.
[walks away]
Angela: You're welcome!
[to herself]
Angela: Don't you even care?

"My So-Called Life: Father Figures (#1.4)" (1994)
Angela: When you're not sure you trust a person anymore, say a person you really trusted, say your father, you start wishing they'd do something like really wrong so you'd be right about them.

Angela: What's really horrible, is being a witness while someone's parents start bossing them around. It ruins the conversation.

Enrique (Rickie) Vasquez: ...I'm somewhat afraid of my dad. I mean in the past, my dad has almost broken down my door.
Angela: My dad always knocks.
Enrique (Rickie) Vasquez: I had a feeling.

"My So-Called Life: The Substitute (#1.6)" (1994)
Angela: Are you demented? You just view everything in terms of sex.
Brian: Not everything!

Angela: Once upon a time there lived a girl. She slept in a lovely cottage made of gingerbread and candy. She was always asleep. One morning, she woke up... She woke up.

"My So-Called Life: So-Called Angels (#1.15)" (1994)
Angela: Did you see that girl just now?
Jordan: What girl?
Angela: With the guitar.
Jordan: Well, what's her name?
Angela: I don't know. She knows Rickie.
Jordan: He still crashing at that place?
Angela: What place?
Jordan: That old warehouse on Tennessee. I brought him there.
Angela: You brought him somewhere?
Jordan: Yeah he was, like, I'm gonna light a candle for you and I was like, don't waste your match. I know I shouldn't say stuff like that. I don't even completely mean it.
[looks at Angela closely]
Jordan: What? You miss him? Come on, I'll bring you there.