Working Girl

Working Girl quotes

26 total quotes (ID: 983)

Cynthia
Katharine Parker
Tess McGill


Alice Baxter: Uhm, Ms. McGill?
Tess McGill: Yes.
Alice Baxter: [pointing to private office] That's your desk... in there...
Tess McGill: I don't think so.
Alice Baxter: Oh, yes. I sit out here.
Tess McGill: Sorry, I thought the secretary would sit out here...
Alice Baxter: That's right, I'm the secretary. If you don't mind, I'd prefer assistant.


Cynthia: [watching a chandelier that lowers from the ceiling] Why does it do that?
Tess McGill: For cleaning...
Cynthia: Are you kiddin' me?
Tess McGill: No, I'm not.

Cynthia: Can I get ya anything, Mr. Trainer? Coffee? Tea? Me?
Tess McGill: [to Jack] Isn't she a riot. That'll be all, Cynthia.

Cynthia: Look, all I'm saying is, if you're so smart, why don't you act smart and save your ass while you still can. Else they're gonna find out, you're not gonna have your job, or any job. You're outta your man and your home already!
Tess McGill: I'm gonna come clean as soon as I get my end set up. I swear. I know what I'm doing.
Cynthia: Yeah, so do I... screwing up your life.
Tess McGill: No, I'm trying to make it better! I'm not gonna spend the rest of my life working my ass off and getting nowhere just because I followed rules that I had nothing to do with setting up, okay?

Jack Trainer: I've been looking for you.
Tess McGill: Why, do you know me?
Jack Trainer: No. No, but I promised myself that when I saw you, I would get to know you. You're the first woman I've seen in one of these damn things that dresses like a woman, not like a woman thinks a man would dress if he was a woman.
Tess McGill: Thank you I guess.

Katharine Parker: I think he's it, and I think this could be the weekend we decide. He said that there was something very important that he wanted to discuss with me. I think he's going to pop the question.
Tess McGill: What if he doesn't?... pop the question?
Katharine Parker: I really don't think that's a variable. We're in the same city now, I've indicated that I'm receptive to an offer, I've cleared the month of June... and I am, after all, me.

Katharine Parker: Oren, I beg your pardon, but if you are insinuating...
Oren Trask: Miss Parker, if I were you... I'd go to your office and take a long last look around. Because in about fine minutes, I'm going to see to it that you get the boot... but good!
Katharine Parker: Oren, this is a simple misunderstanding and I... You cannot...
Oren Trask: I can and I will! Now get your... [to Tess] What was that you called it?
Tess McGill, Jack Trainer: Bony ass.
Oren Trask: Yes... your bony ass out of my sight!
Katharine Parker: I'm sorry... but I simply won't stand for that kind of talk. Will you excuse me, please?

Katharine Parker: Ugh! What a slob.
Tess McGill: You were so smooth with him. I probably would have...
Katharine Parker: Never burn bridges. Today's junior prick, tomorrow's senior partner. So, how do you think the party's going?
Tess McGill: Pretty well, I think. Should I stop serving now?
Katherine Parker: Better make one more round.
Tess McGill: Right.
Katharine Parker: I'd love to help you but... we can't busy the quarterback with passing out the Gatorade.

Mick Dugan: I want to get things solidified. Things in my life! You're not the only one with plans, you know!
Tess McGill: I said, maybe.
Mick Dugan: Maybe means dick! **** maybe! I want an answer now!
Tess McGill: Please, don't yell at me! You treat me like I'm dumb!
Mick Dugan: Why are we always talkin' about the way you get treated, huh? Who the **** died and made you Grace Kelly?!
Tess McGill: I am not steak! You can't just order me!
Mick Dugan: Look, I don't need this! You get your priorities straight, maybe we'll talk. Right now, we're history.

Mick Dugan: Tess, will you marry me?
Tess McGill: Maybe.
Mick Dugan: Ya call that an answer?
Tess McGill: You want another answer, ask another girl.

Personnel Director: Tess, Tess, Tess...
Tess McGill: I know.
Personnel Director: You won't get anywhere by calling your boss a pimp.
Tess McGill: Well, he is.

Tess McGill: [after taking several shots of tequila] Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy.
Jack Trainer: You okay?
Tess McGill: Mmm, I'm fine. I'm just fine. I took an antihistamine before, and it makes for a nice little buzz.
Jack Trainer: Oh, I didn't know that they let bad girls into these things.
Tess McGill: Do I look like I don't belong here?
Jack Trainer: No. No, I'm sure that you're a real ace in whatever it is that you do do.
Tess McGill: Damn straight.
Jack Trainer: But how you look...
Tess McGill: I have a head for business and a bod for sin. Is there anything wrong with that?
Jack Trainer: Uh, no. No.

Tess McGill: [to Jack] Look, we're in a business deal together now, and I just don't think that we should get involved that way. My life is real complicated as it is.
Jack Trainer: I don't want to complicate it either. I just thought dinner, maybe a movie.
Tess McGill: We both know what we're talking about.
Jack Trainer: I certainly hope so!
Tess McGill: You know, maybe I just don't like you.
Jack Trainer: Me? Naaah!

Tess McGill: [to Katharine] Look, you, maybe you've got everyone around here fooled with this saint act you have going, but do not ever speak to me again like we don't know what really happened! You got me?
Katherine Parker: Tess, this is business. Let's just bury the hatchet, okay?
Tess McGill: You know where you can bury your hatchet? Now get your bony ass outta my sight! [to Jack] And if you really think that I said I loved you as part of some scheme, then that is really pathetic, you know?
Katharine Parker: My God, she'll stop at nothing.

Tess McGill: How did you get the scar?
Jack Trainer: Some guy pulled a knife in Detroit.
Tess McGill: Really?
Jack Trainer: No. No, I was nineteen and I thought it'd be cool to have a pierced ear. My girlfriend stuck the needle through and I heard this pop and fainted and hit my chin on the toilet.
Tess McGill: [laughs] Have you been telling that story ever since?
Jack Trainer: You're the only one who knows the true story.
Tess McGill: Except the girlfriend?
Jack Trainer: I had her, uh... disappear. It's too bad. Nice girl. Real shame.