Working Girl

Working Girl quotes

26 total quotes (ID: 983)

Cynthia
Katharine Parker
Tess McGill


Tess McGill: Shoot me, just shoot me.
Cynthia: Will you cut that out, they didn't throw you out, did they?
Tess McGill: Well, they don't exactly have bouncers at these things, they're a little more subtle than that, Cyn. Oh God, and last night!
Cynthia: Yeah, I should've checked the miligrams. Live and learn. Well, maybe, he'll feel sorry for you and make it up to your doing your deal or whatever it is.
Tess McGill: I'm not looking for sympathy. You know, I had a shot at it... you know!


Tess McGill: Why did you say you weren't you last night?
Jack Trainer: Because I knew it would happen. All Mergers and Acquisitions. No lust and tequila.
Tess McGill: That was... I mean that just happened, okay? I want to make it clear, um... What did happen, exactly?
Jack Trainer: The earth moved. The angels wept. The Polaroids are, are, uh... [gropes about in his coat pockets] are in my other coat. [grins] Nothing happened. Nothing happened!
Tess McGill: I woke up in my underwear.
Jack Trainer: I'll bet you look nice.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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: You can bend the rules plenty once you get to the top, but not while you're trying to get there. And if you're someone like me, you can't get there without bending the rules
Oren Trask: You've got a real fire in your belly. Or was this just a one-time stunt that you pulled?
Tess McGill: I'm not quite sure what you mean, sir. I've got something in my belly, but I think it's nervous knots.

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?

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.