Lena: You don't even know me.
Kostos: But I'm trying to. Can't you see that?

Tibby: I brought something for you... ta da.
Bailey: The Traveling Pants.
Tibby: Yeah, I just got them back, from Lena.
Bailey: The one in Greece.
Tibby: Yeah, she said that we were right all along and that the pants are magic and I don't know the details but I do know Lena and for her to say that means... that it must be true... so I was thinking that maybe you could have them for a while.
Bailey: They don't fit me, remember?
Tibby: [in tears] Yeah, I know, but that doesn't matter... none of it really matters... you have to take them, Bailey... okay, you have to let them help you... please. I know that you're tired, okay, but you can't give up, the Pants will give you a miracle, you have to believe.
Bailey: The Pants have already worked their magic on me. They brought me to you.

All my life, everybody has seen me a certain way. What do you see?

Lena

[to Tibby] Why are you giving me this hypocritical lecture? When you're the one who walks around saying screw the world because that's easier than having to feel something!

Carmen

Single-minded till the point of recklessness.

Bridget

Lena: [in her letter, after Kostas accuses her of being afraid to love him] He's right, Car. I am afraid. There's a part of me that wants to let him in but then I feel myself put this wall up and I don't understand why. Maybe that's what strikes me most about Kostas: that despite everything he's suffered he can still look at life in the most uncomplicated way. I've never known that kind of faith. It makes me so sad that people like Kostas and Bridget who have lost everything can still be open to love... while I, who have lost nothing, am not.

Carmen: We have gathered here today to celebrate a magical gift that has been given to us...
Tibby: then why'd we have to pay for it?

Carmen: Rule number 8, no double-cuffing the pants.
Tibby: Oh, good rule! That's so tacky... and you know what else is tacky? Tucking your shirt in when you're wearing a belt...
Lena: Ok, I do NOT do that any more, I did that ONE time.

Bailey: You know, I read that when Bill Gates was younger, he ran a lemonade stand.
Tibby: No, you don't know that.
Bailey: Yeah I do, I read it in a magazine.
Tibby: No, where did you read that?
Bailey: ...In a magazine.

[to Bailey] Look, you seem like a sweet kid... actually you seem like a real pain in the ass...

Tibby

Tibby: I thought you were excited about going to el campo de futbol.
Carmen: She sure was until she found out it was all girls!

Young Carmen: Lena, I don't think he's coming back this time.
Young Lena: It's gonna be OK, Carmen. I'll come over first thing tomorrow. And Tibby and Bridget, too. Just stay on the phone with me until you fall asleep.

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