The Mindy Project’s 10 Best Quotes

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The Mindy Project features one of the most lovable and comical female characters on television: Mindy Lahiri. The show revolves around Mindy as a single professional woman in her thirties, living in New York City. Now onto it’s fourth season, Mindy’s character has evolved drastically. She’s a new mom living with her boyfriend and co-worker, Danny Castellano. Over the past few seasons, we’ve all grown to love Mindy’s character and the way she’s refreshingly expressive with her opinions and hilariously relatable to all women. You can always depend on Mindy to voice the things we all think, but never say. Here are 10 of the best quotes for women from Mindy Lahiri:

10. On Body Image

“I am not overweight. I fluctuate between chubby and curvy.” (“Mindy’s Birthday,” Season 1, Episode 17)


9. A Typical Saturday Night

“I fell asleep watching the movie Amelie, and when I woke up, I had spilled so much red wine on myself that I thought for a second I had been shot.” (“In the Club,” Season 1, Episode 3)


8. Being Single

“If we are still single in 5 years and we haven’t found anybody, can we make a pact? That we will kill each other.” (“Josh and Mindy’s Christmas Party,” Season 1, Episode 9)

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7. Finding True Love

“Maybe I won’t get married. Maybe I’ll just do one of those ‘Eat Pray Love’ things. Ugh, I don’t want to pray. Forget it. I’ll just die alone.” (“Pilot,” Season 1, Episode 1)

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6. A Personal Crisis

“My TV is broken and I cannot be alone with my thoughts. I’m coming back from an enemy’s wedding.” (“Music Festival,” Season 2, Episode 3)

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5. What Women Want

“No girl has ever been like: ‘I wish you had a flatter stomach.’ They were like; ‘I wish you made more money.'” (“Harry and Sally,” Season 1, Episode 13)


4. Sharing Secrets

“You secret is safe with me. Largely because I don’t care, and I’ll probably forget.” (“Hooking Up is Hard,” Season 1, Episode 12)


3. True Feelings

“It doesn’t need to be true, I just need to hear it. I do this with guys all the time.” (“Pilot,” Season 1, Episode 1)

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2. Exercise

“I’m going to take the stairs instead of taking the elevator. Escalator, maybe. Baby steps.” (“Pilot,” Season 1, Episode 1)

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1. Basic Principles

“I don’t want to go to your stupid party. But you know what? I should have been invited.” (“Pretty Man,” Season 1, Episode 20)

Katherine G

Katherine G

Katherine is the Managing Editor for Health and Parenting, but she has a soft spot for entertainment. She loves binging shows on Netflix, reality TV is a guilty pleasure, and country music is her go-to playlist. When she's not writing, she's spending time outdoors, especially with her puppy Zoey!