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Ally McBeal Unforgettable Quotes

Updated on May 1, 2012

If you see me walking with someone else,

It's not because I like his company

It's because you're not brave enough to walk beside me…

If you hear me talking about him all the time,

It’s not because he pleases me,

It's because you're too deaf to hear my heartbeat…

If you feel me falling with someone new,

It's not because I love him,

It's because you're not there to catch me if I fall...

If you feel lost,

I too am nowhere,

I too don't know where the road is goin…"

Are we gonna cross each other's path,

or just completely turn around?

Will we just let go of what we had

or go to the place where love is bound…

Don't let me walk with him, it's you I want to walk with.

Don't let me fall for him, it's you I want to fall in love with.

When you thought I wasn't brave enough to walk beside you, I was behind you every step of the way.

When you thought I was too deaf to hear your heartbeat, I didn't want to assume anything. And I was afraid to lose our friendship.

When you thought I wasn't there to catch you, it was because you never gave me the chance."

It’s from Ally McBeal...

Who would forget the TV series Ally McBeal’s dancing baby, unisex bathroom, Fishisms, and other hilarious scenes…Ally McBeal is truly sweet, romantic, and very funny!

I was rather young when it aired so I have to indulge watching the DVD series for now. Anyway, I’ve compiled some of its lovely and clever quotes that you won’t forget…

On Self…

"I like being a mess. It's who I am." – Ally

“Maybe I'm happy and I just don't know it.” – Ally

On Love and Relationship…

“There are some people who meet that somebody that they can never stop loving, no matter how hard they try. I wouldn't expect you to understand that, or even believe it, but trust me, there are some loves that don't go away. And maybe that makes them crazy, but we should all be lucky enough to end up with somebody who has a little of that insanity. Someone who never lets go. Someone who cherishes you forever." –Ally

"The truth for me [is that] our friendship is the greatest thing I got going. I cherish it. And to put an honesty boundary on it... I don’t want to. So free fall with the truth and hope we both survive." - Ally to Billy

“Maybe I'll share my life with somebody... maybe not. But the truth is, when I think back of my loneliest moments, there was usually somebody sitting there next to me.” – Ally

“The wrong ones can’t hurt you. It’s the right ones.” – Ally

“I did love you. Problem was you couldn't recognize it. Love is wasted on you because you'll always be unhappy, that's why I left. You may go through your good times, but we both know the place you'll always go back to. I couldn't have pulled you out of your world, you would have pulled me into yours." – Billy

On Time…

“Time wounds all heals.” –Ally

On Life and Wants…

“You only die once!” – Ally

“I don't want what I want, and I want what I don't want, and to complicate it even more, I don't even know what I want or don't want!” – Ally

"The truth is, I probably don't want to be too happy or content, 'cause then what? I actually like the quest, the search. That's the fun. The more lost you are, the more you have to look forward to. What do you know? I'm having a great time and I don't even know it." – Ally

“We're not only wired to want what we can't have, but we're also wired to want what we really don't want.” –Ally

On Problems and Pain…

“Even if I did get past all my problems, I'm just gonna get out and get new ones.” – Ally

“Sometimes... there's no point in the truth if the only thing it will do is cause pain.” – Ally

On Being Beautiful…

“It's a problem being beautiful. It's only the handsome men that ask us out because they're the only ones who think they have a chance. And handsome men are dolts. Life is unfair to us. At some point we have to face the certain reality: despite all the good the world seems to offer, true happiness can only be found in one thing - shopping.” -Lucy Liu as Ling Woo

On Men…

“Snow White. Cinderella. All about gettin' a guy. Being saved by the guy. Today it's the Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Pocahontas. All about gettin' a guy.” – Renee

“So basically we're screwed up because of...” – Ally

“Disney.” – Renee

"Whoever said that plenty of fish in the sea thing was lying. Sometimes there's only one fish. Trust me." – Ally

"If you don't kiss a girl on the first date, you're a gentleman. If you don't on the second, you're gay." - Richard

"Men are like gum anyway. After you chew, they lose their flavor." – Ally

“It's nice to be nice. I believe in being nice, but sometimes you gotta dump them. Give this guy the bin.... You gotta give him a straight, hard dump. It's the only thing these bastards understand.” – Elaine

On Games…

"This is the problem with playing games -- somebody has to lose." – Renee

On Quotes...

One way or another they are true. Sometimes a bit, sometimes there’s more to it…It all depends on you…on how you face it…taste it…and chase it…After all, it’s your life, it’s your say…-- Fehl Dungo


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    • endless sea profile image

      Akhand Pratap SIngh 

      7 years ago from Lucknow(U.P.) India

      Really nice quotes, loved them!

    • blaise25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fehl Dungo 

      7 years ago from close to you...

      Happy New Year :) Looking forward to watch this show again :)

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      Hope Floats 

      7 years ago

      I adore this show. I am currently rewatching it from the very beginning on hulu plus with my roku. I am 36 years old. This show has made me laugh out loud, cry out loud and it also has made me nostalgic as well as full of joy and brightness. I love all the music and dancing!!! Most of all I love Ally..she is simply irreplaceable. Calista seriously killed this role. Nothing else on tv compares to it. Thank you for this page I love it. Happy new year 2013 many blessings to erin and pooches

    • blaise25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fehl Dungo 

      7 years ago from close to you...

      Pleasure :) it's good to be senti once in a while :)

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      7 years ago

      so senti right now.. thanks blaise :)

    • blaise25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fehl Dungo 

      9 years ago from close to you...

      Hahaha yup the scriptwriter's mind so imaginative, fun and romantic. Ally Mc Beal is one super cool girl! Witty, funny, and sweet surely move someone's heart eh ;) Lovely quotes here :) Glad to see you CG

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      Cassandra Mantis 

      9 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      Aw, Ally Mc Beal, she was so fun! I love the strange sense of humor in this show, it really was different. The baby dancing, that was so weird. And sometimes she could do superhuman things like flying in one episode. I think the scriptwriters were let loose in a field of opium or something. Heh! But this was fun. A One-of-a-kind show, and a great leading lady with lots of True Charm. Thanks Blaise for the quotes, you're a serious fan, I can see! :)

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      9 years ago

      what episode is the 1st quote from?

    • profile image


      9 years ago

      what episode is the 1st quote from?

    • blaise25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fehl Dungo 

      9 years ago from close to you...

      yup great show, one wonderful woman :) Thanks Kit and Cris Crow

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      Chris Crow 

      9 years ago

      that was a great show. that's a hot picture too.

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      9 years ago

      I watched all the seasons of Ally..and I can relate to all of her quotes..hopefully there would be a new season coming up..

    • blaise25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fehl Dungo 

      9 years ago from close to you...

      Nice meeting you Dobson :) Thanks

    • Dobson profile image


      9 years ago from Virginia

      I enjoyed the show, although I found Courteney Thourne Smith had my attention more than Calista Flockhart.

      Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

    • blaise25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fehl Dungo 

      10 years ago from close to you...

      Yup witty and charming.. Thanks MFB :)

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      Matthew Frederick Blowers III 

      10 years ago from United States

      I always loved Alley McBeal quietly in the wings Just east of her appearance on my T.V. set. She is the girl I'll never know, but always dreamed I would. her wit, charm and beauty exceed all of my expectations, but I am a realist, so I enjoy her vicariously through all those lucky guys who have known her. Great Hub On a great and sorely missed show. ~~~MFB III

    • blaise25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fehl Dungo 

      10 years ago from close to you...

      "Time wounds all heals" and "We only die once" those are freaking funny! :)I honestly don't know yet how the show ended LOL But I like the show a lot.

      Thanks, Cathy! :)

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      Cathy Nerujen 

      10 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      "Time wounds all heals" - only a crazy woman would say this. But I am a big Calista Flockhart fan. Ally was amazing. It got very weird and surreal in places as a TV show. But I miss it. Her wisdom is nice and seems to appeal to all of us. She found a way through it all, didn't she?

    • blaise25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fehl Dungo 

      10 years ago from close to you...

      thank you for visiting janiek13 and for the fanmail :)

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      Mary Krenz 

      10 years ago from Florida's Space Coast

      I used to watch that show all the time! I loved it. I agree about about the quotes, some are very close to home. Thanks for a good chuckle this morning.

    • blaise25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fehl Dungo 

      10 years ago from close to you...

      :p indeed

      thanks CM!

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      carolina muscle 

      10 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Some funny quotes here!!

    • blaise25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fehl Dungo 

      10 years ago from close to you...


      hey there Poet! :) yup, quite interesting.. thanks! glad to see you :)


      nice one! :)

      “You only die once!” lol that too is wickedly funny

      thanks Micky!



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      10 years ago from Mining Planet Earth

      Cool as usual, thanks mate!

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      Micky Dee 

      10 years ago

      “The wrong ones can’t hurt you. It’s the right ones.”

      “Time wounds all heals.”

      Thank you for posting this hub. I've spent a lot of time without TV and never saw Ally.

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      10 years ago

      some interesting ones there alright

    • blaise25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fehl Dungo 

      10 years ago from close to you...


      hahaha shopping really has much benefits, huh? :p thank you!


      it's extremely funny! :)thanks, too my friend!

    • I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image


      10 years ago

      Very nice... I saw bits of her shows and really enjoyed them.. Would the dvd's..Thanks, blaise..

    • Dim Flaxenwick profile image

      Dim Flaxenwick 

      10 years ago from Great Britain

      True happiness can only be found in one thing.... shopping.

      That will make laugh all day. Nice hub.


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