Working Girl

Working Girl quotes

26 total quotes (ID: 983)

Cynthia
Katharine Parker
Tess McGill


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.


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.

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!

[on computer] Dear Jack, There's a light bulb over my head. I know Trask and you know media. And that adds up to us finally doing a deal together. Let's run with it. Best, Katherine.

[Mick has bought Tess some lingerie for her birthday] Y'know, Mick, just once I could go for like a sweater or some earrings... something that I could actually wear outside of this apartment?

[looking at a dress] Six thousand dollars? It's not even leather!

[from her new, private office] Hey, Cyn. Guess where I am.

Tess McGill: No lunch. I got speech class.
Cynthia: What'dya need speech class for? You talk fine!

[Upon reading Tess' day planner] Why that little... slut! That goddamn little... bitch! Secretary!

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!

You got it! Oh, my God! I can't believe it! She's out! She made it out! She got out! She has her own office!