21+ 'High School Musical' Quotes That Really Hit A High Note

Troy And Gabriella Forever! 21+ Amazing High School Musical Quotes

February 12, 2021 Updated May 4, 2021

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If you’re in the mood for some early 2000s cheesy goodness, boy, do we have a treat for you! Who could possibly forget the Disney Channel original movie High School Musical? When it premiered in 2006, the fresh young faces starring in the film were relative unknowns. But the movie turned out to be a surprise hit, generating nearly eight million viewers and launching the careers of its rising stars: Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, and more. And all it takes to remember why is revisiting some of the best High School Musical quotes.

Are they wildly campy? Oh, you betcha. Still, these quotes prove that sometimes we all just need something super-silly and sweet to inspire us to enjoy life. Plus, how much fun is it to see baby Efron and Hudgens as basketball star Troy Bolton and shy transfer student Gabriella Montez? As you may well know, their adorable onscreen banter (and dueting) led to a real-life romantic relationship.

They ultimately didn’t work out as a couple but, let’s be real, Troy and Gabriella will always be together forever in our hearts. Keep reading for a bunch of High School Musical quotes sure to hit a nostalgic high note.

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Gabriella and Troy Quotes

1. Gabriella: (about singing previously) “Well, you sound like you’ve done a lot of singing, too.”
Troy: “Yeah, my showerhead is very impressed with me.”

2. Troy: (after homeroom) “Hey.”
Gabriella: “I don’t…”
Troy: “Believe it.”
Gabriella: “Well me…”
Troy: “Either. But how?”
Gabriella: “My mom’s company transferred her here to Albuquerque.”

3. Gabriella: “Do you remember in kindergarten how you’d meet a kid and know nothing about them, then 10 seconds later you’re playing like you’re best friends because you didn’t have to be anything but yourself?”
Troy: “Yeah.”
Gabriella: “Singing with you felt like that.”

4. Gabriella: “When I was singing with you, I felt like just a girl.”
Troy: “You even look like one, too.”

5. Troy: “Whoa, don’t tell me you’re good at hoops, too.”
Gabriella: “You know, I once scored 41 points on a league game.”
Troy: (looks at her, astonished) “No way.”
Gabriella: “Mmhmm. Yeah, and on the same day, I invented the space shuttle and microwave popcorn.”
Troy: (grins wildly as he realizes she tricked him) “Ah, microwave popcorn. Haha, very funny.”

6. Gabriella: (“Breaking Free” starts playing) “I can’t do this, Troy. Not with everyone staring at me…”
Troy: “Hey, hey, hey. Look at me — like the first time together, remember… like kindergarten.”

7. Gabriella: “In my other schools, I was the freaky math girl. It’s cool coming here and being… whoever I wanna be. So, you wanna do the callbacks?”
Troy: “Hey, just call me freaky callback boy!”

8. Gabriella: “The Wildcats’ superstar is… afraid?”
Troy: “No, no, I’m not afraid. I’m just… scared.”

Other Amazing High School Musical Quotes

1. Sharpay: (fake smiling to the crowd) “I told you not to do the jazz square.”
Ryan: (fake smiling too) “It’s a crowd favorite, everyone loves a good jazz square.”

2. Mrs. Montez: “Gabby, it’s New Year’s Eve. Enough reading.”
Gabriella: “But Mom, I’m almost done!”
Mrs. Montez: “The teen party? I’ve laid out your best clothes. Come get ready.”
Gabriella: “Can I have my book back?”

3. Troy: (not realizing Gabriella is watching) “You’re my guys, and this is our team. Gabriella is not important. I’ll forget her. I’ll forget the audition and we’ll go out and get that championship for the team. Everybody happy now?”
Taylor: “Behold — lunkhead basketball man.”

4. Ryan: “Wow, an Einstenette. So, why do you think she is interested in our musical?”
Sharpay: “I’m not sure that she is. But we needn’t concern ourselves with amateurs. But… there is no harm in making certain that Gabriella is welcome to school activities that are, well, appropriate for her. After all, she loves pi.”

5. Ms. Darbus: “That’ll be 15 minutes for you as well, Mr. Danforth. Count ‘em!”
Taylor: “That might be difficult for Chad since he probably can’t count that high.”

6. “We need to save our show from people who don’t know the difference between a Tony Award and Tony Hawk.” — Sharpay

7. Mr. Darbus: (bell rings) “Was that a cell phone?”
Kelsi: (quietly) “No ma’am, that was the warning bell.”
Ms. Darbus: “Aah.”

8. Troy: “Sharpay’s kind of cute, too.”
Chad: “Yeah, so is a mountain lion, but you don’t pet it.”

9. Chad: “Look, you’re a hoops dude. Not a musical singer person. Have you ever seen Michael Crawford on a cereal box?”
Troy: “Who’s Michael Crawford?”
Chad: “Exactly my point. He was the ‘Phantom of the Opera’ on Broadway. Now, my mom, she’s seen that musical 27 times, and she put Michael Crawford’s picture in our refrigerator. Not on it. In it. So my point is, if you play basketball, you’ll end on the cereal box. If you sing in musicals, you’ll end up in my mom’s refrigerator.”
Troy: “Why would she put his picture in your refrigerator?”
Chad: “I don’t know; one of her crazy diet ideas. Look, I don’t attempt to understand the female mind, Troy.”

10. Skater Dude: “If Troy can tell his secret, then I’m coming clean. I play the cello!”
Skater Dude #2: “Awesome! What is it?”
Skater Dude: (mimes playing the cello)
Skater Dude #2: “A saw?”
Skater Dude: “No dude, it’s like a giant violin.”

11. Martha Cox: “Hip hop is my passion. I love to pop, and lock, and jam, and break.”
Brainiac #1: “Is that even legal?”
Brainiacs: “Not another peep.”
Martha Cox: “It’s just dancing. Sometimes I think it’s cooler than homework.”

12. Jack: “Where’s my team, Darbus? (notices Troy and Chad in a tree on stage) What the heck are those two doing in a tree?”
Ms. Darbus: “It’s called crime and punishment, Bolton. Besides, proximity to the arts is cleansing for the soul.”

13. (After a spoken duet) “That was… very disturbing! Go see a counselor!” — Ms. Darbus

14. “Dad, did you ever think about trying something new, but were afraid of what your friends might think?” — Troy

15. “Do you know something about this… short person?” — Chad

16. Jack: “You’re the playmaker… not a singer… right?”
Troy: “Did you ever think that maybe I could be both?”

17. “You’re a cool guy, Troy. But not for the reasons your friends think.” — Gabriella