135+ Classic 'Seinfeld' Quotes That Are More Than Just 'Yada Yada Yada'

135+ ‘Seinfeld’ Quotes That Are More Than Just ‘Yada Yada Yada’

October 25, 2019 Updated August 3, 2021

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Seinfeld is one of the most definitive sitcoms of all-time. It not only introduced us to four of the zaniest characters ever written (hello Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer!) but it’s also responsible for some of the most notable quotes that we still use today, like “sponge-worthy,” “yada yada yada” or “no soup for you!” For a show that was supposed to be about nothing, it sure was filled with a lot of quotes that meant something in the pop cultural landscape — George Costanza quotes alone deserve a special nod.

There’s a reason Seinfeld is a classic. Its witty comebacks, jokes, and epic one-liners are still worth mentioning years later because it was more than a show — it was comedic art. So we’ve gathered a bunch of its lines to give you a glimpse of just how epic this sitcom was. Below are some of Seinfeld’s most memorable and funniest quotes that will leave you “busting” like George.

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  1. “What is this obsession people have with books? They put them in their houses — like they’re trophies. What do you need it for after you read it?” — Jerry
  2. “Can you die from an odor? I mean, like if you were locked in a vomitorium for two weeks, could you actually die from the odor?” — Elaine
  3. “You know, I got a great idea for a cologne. ‘The Beach’. You spray it on and you smell like you just came home from the beach.” — Kramer
  4. “I will never understand the bathrooms in this country. Why is it that the doors on the stalls do not come all the way down to the floor?” — George
  5. “Hey, how come people don’t have dip for dinner? Why is it only a snack, why can’t it be a meal, you know? I don’t understand stuff like that.” — Puddy
  6. “Why do I always have the feeling that everybody’s doing something better than me on Saturday afternoons?” — Jerry
  7. “Look, I got a few good years left. If I want a Chip Ahoy, I’m having it.” — Morty Seinfeld
  8. “Tuesday has no feel. Monday has a feel, Friday has a feel, Sunday has a feel.” — Newman
  9. “You have the chicken, the hen, and the rooster. The chicken goes with the hen… So who is having sex with the rooster?” — Frank Costanza
  10. “Do you ever get down on your knees and thank God you know me and have access to my dementia?” — George

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  1. “I’m going to save up every rupee. Someday I will get back to America, and when I do, I will exact vengeance on this man. I cannot forget him. He haunts me. He is a very bad man. He is a very, very bad man.” — Babu Bhatt
  2. “Sex, that’s meaningless, I can understand that, but dinner; that’s heavy. That’s like an hour.” — Jerry
  3. “You’re through, Soup Nazi. Pack it up. No more soup for you. Next!” — Elaine
  4. “You dipped the chip. You took a bite. And you dipped again. That’s like putting your whole mouth right in the dip! From now on, when you take a chip — just take one dip and end it.” — Timmy
  5. “But out of that, a new holiday was born. A FESTIVUS FOR THE REST-OF-US.” — Frank Costanza
  6. “Jerry, just remember, it’s not a lie if you believe it.” — George
  7. “Hey! So what’s the deal with brunch? I mean that if it’s a combination of breakfast and lunch, how comes there’s no ‘lupper’ or no ‘linner’?” — Jeannie
  8. “Looking at cleavage is like looking at the sun. You don’t stare at it. It’s too risky. Ya get a sense of it and then you look away.” — Jerry
  9. “That’s the bra I gave her, she’s wearing it as a top! The woman is walking around in broad daylight with nothing but a bra on. She’s a menace to society.” — Elaine
  10. “I love a good nap. Sometimes it’s the only thing getting me out of bed in the morning.” — George
  11. “Moles — freckles’ ugly cousin.” — Kramer
  12. “You can’t believe this woman. She’s one of those low-talkers. You can’t hear a word she’s saying! You’re always going ‘excuse me?’, ‘what was that?’” — Jerry
  13. “Just remember, when you control the mail, you control… information.” — Newman
  14. “Fake! Fake! Fake! Fake!” — Elaine
  15. “I can’t stand kids. Adults think it’s so wonderful how honest kids are. I don’t need that kind of honesty. I’ll take a deceptive adult over an honest kid any day.” — George

  16. “A bra is for ladies. I’m talking about a support undergarment specifically designed for men.” — Kramer
  17. “I think if one’s going to kill oneself, the least you could do is leave a note — it’s common courtesy. I don’t know, that’s just the way I was brought up.” — George
  18. “Hey George, what do you like better? The ‘bro’ or the ‘mansiere’?” — Frank Costanza
  19. “I can’t go to a bad movie by myself. What, am I gonna make sarcastic remarks to strangers?” — Jerry
  20. “I’d rather be dating the blind. You know you could let the house go. You could let yourself go. A good-looking blind woman doesn’t even know you’re not good enough for her.” — George
  21. “What evidence is there that cats are so smart, anyway? Huh? What do they do? Because they’re clean? I am sorry. My Uncle Pete showers four times a day and he can’t count to 10. So don’t give me hygiene.” — Elaine
  22. “She dumped me! She rolled right over me! Said I was a hipster doofus. Am I a hipster doofus?” — Kramer
  23. “Hey, believe me, baldness will catch on. When the aliens come, who do you think they’re gonna relate to? Who do you think is going to be the first ones getting a tour of the ship?” — George
  24. “People don’t turn down money! It’s what separates us from the animals.” — Jerry
  25. “Why is nice bad? What kind of a sick society are we living in when nice is bad?” — George
  26. “Human, it’s human to be moved by a fragrance.” — Kramer
  27. “Yada yada yada.” — Elaine
  28. “George, we’ve had it with you. Understand? We love you like a son, but even parents have limits.” — Frank Costanza
  29. “Breaking up is like knocking over a Coke machine. You can’t do it in one push; you got to rock it back and forth a few times, and then it goes over.” — Jerry
  30. “You know, I always wanted to pretend I was an architect.” — George
  31. “I’m not a lesbian! I hate men, but I’m not a lesbian.” — Elaine
  32. “Salad! What was I thinking? Women don’t respect salad eaters.” — Jerry
  33. “You ever dream in 3D? It’s like the bogeyman is coming RIGHT AT YOU.” — Kramer
  34. “I’ve never assisted in a birth before. It’s really quite disgusting.” — George
  35. “Maybe the dingo ate your baby!” — Elaine
  36. “People on dates shouldn’t even be allowed out in public.” — Jerry
  37. “Borrowing money from a friend is like having sex. It just completely changes the relationship.” — George
  38. “You know the message you’re sending out to the world with sweatpants? You’re telling the world: ‘I give up. I can’t compete in normal society. I’m miserable, so I might as well be comfortable.’” — Jerry
  39. “Three squares? You can’t spare three squares?” — Elaine
  40. “I spend so much time trying to get their clothes off, I never thought of taking mine off.” — George
  41. “How long it takes to find a bra? What’s going on in there? You ask me to get a pair of underwear, I’m back in two seconds… you know about the cup sizes and all? They have different cups.” — Frank Costanza
  42. “Do you think it’s effeminate for a man to put clothes in a gentle cycle?” — Jerry
  43. “Oh, understudies are a very shifty bunch. The substitute teachers of the theater world.” — Kramer
  44. “I don’t think George has ever thought he’s better than anybody.” — Elaine
  45. “I think if one’s going to kill oneself, the least you could do is leave a note — it’s common courtesy. I don’t know, that’s just the way I was brought up.” — George
  46. “That’s the true spirit of Christmas; people being helped by people other than me.” — Jerry
  47. “Why does everything have to be ‘us’? Is there no ‘me’ left? Why can’t there be some things just for me? Is that so selfish?” — George
  48. “I just couldn’t decide if he was really sponge-worthy.” — Elaine
  49. “He stopped short? That’s my move. I’m gonna kill him!” — Frank Costanza
  50. A preemptive breakup. This is an incredible idea. I got nothing to lose. We either break up, which she would do anyway, but at least I go out with some dignity. Completely turn the tables. It’s absolutely brilliant.” — George
  51. “Jerry, my face is my livelihood, my allure… my twinkle! Everything I have I owe to this face.” — Kramer
  52. “I don’t even care about cops. I wanna see more garbage men. It’s much more important. All I wanna see are garbage trucks, garbage cans, and garbage men. You’re never gonna stop crime, we should at least be clean.” — Jerry
  53. “The sea was angry that day, my friends, like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli…” — George
  54. “It’s the best part. It’s crunchy, it’s explosive, it’s where the muffin breaks free of the pan and sort of does its own thing. I’ll tell you. That’s a million-dollar idea right there. Just sell the tops.” — Elaine
  55. “Did you know that the original title for War and Peace was War, What Is It Good For?” — Jerry
  56. “I’m busting, Jerry! I’m busting!” — George
  57. “Hunger will make people do amazing things. I mean, the proof of that is cannibalism.” — Jerry
  58. “I’ll go, if I don’t have to talk.” — Elaine
  59. “I can’t die with dignity. I have no dignity. I want to be the one person who doesn’t die with dignity. I live my whole life in shame. Why should I die with dignity?” — George
  60. “He took IT out.” — Elaine
  61. “I love the name ‘Isosceles.’ If I had a kid, I would name him Isosceles. Isosceles Kramer.” — Kramer
  62. “I guarantee you that Moses was a picker. You wander through the desert for 40 years with that dry air. You telling me you’re not going to have occasion to clean house a little bit?” — George
  63. “What is it about sleep that makes you so thirsty? Do dreams require liquid? It’s not like I’m running a marathon, I’m just lying there.” — Jerry
  64. “I can’t do this anymore, it’s too long! Just tell your stupid story about the stupid desert and just die already! Die!” — Elaine
  65. “Boxers! How do you wear these things!! They’re baggin’ up, they’re rising in! And there’s nothing holding me in place! I’m flippin’! I’m floppin’!” — Kramer

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  66. “Yeah, I’m a great quitter. It’s one of the few things I do well. I come from a long line of quitters. My father was a quitter, my grandfather was a quitter. I was raised to give up.” — George
  67. “What could possess anyone to throw a party? I mean, to have a bunch of strangers treat your house like a hotel room.” — Jerry
  68. “I’m speechless. I’m without speech.” — Elaine
  69. “When you look annoyed all the time, people think that you’re busy.” — George
  70. “Somewhere in this hospital, the anguished squeal of Pigman cries out!” — Kramer
  71. “Listen carefully. My mother has never laughed. Ever. Not a giggle, not a chuckle, not a tee-hee… never went ‘Ha!’” — George
  72. “I don’t know how you guys walk around with those things.” — Elaine
  73. “Hello, Newman.” — Jerry
  74. “I don’t think I’ve ever been to an appointment in my life where I wanted the other guy to show up.” — George
  75. “We don’t know how long this will last. They are a very festive people.” — Elaine
  76. “Well, you know what they say, you don’t sell the steak, you sell the sizzle.” — Kramer
  77. “Like I don’t know I’m pathetic.” — George
  78. “SERENITY NOW!” — Frank Costanza
  79. “Who goes on vacation without a job? What do you need a break from getting up at eleven?” — Jerry
  80. “I need the secure packaging of jockeys. My boys need a house.” — Kramer
  81. “He’s a re-gifter.” — Elaine
  82. “You’re killing independent George!” — George
  83. “What’s the deal with lampshades? I mean, if it’s a lamp, why do you want shade?” — Jerry
  84. “Frolf: Frisbee golf, Jerry. Golf with a Frisbee. This is gonna be my time. Time to taste the fruits and let the juices drip down my chin. I proclaim this: The Summer of George!” — George
  85. “He’s a close talker.” — Elaine
  86. “All of a sudden it hit me, I realized what the problem is: I can’t be with someone like me. I hate myself! If anything, I need to get the exact opposite of me. It’s too much. It’s too much, I can’t take it. I can’t take it.” — Jerry
  87. “The carpet sweeper is the biggest scam perpetrated on the American public since one-hour martinizing.” — Kramer
  88. “You should’ve seen her face. It was the exact same look my father gave me when I told him I wanted to be a ventriloquist.” — George
  89. “She has man hands.” — Jerry
  90. “I want to be the one person who doesn’t die with dignity.” — George
  91. “Look to the cookie, Elaine!” — Jerry
  92. “Say you got a big job interview, and you’re a little nervous. Well, throw back a couple shots of Hennigan’s and you’ll be as loose as a goose and ready to roll in no time. And because it’s odorless, why, it will be our little secret.” — Kramer
  93. “I’m disturbed, I’m depressed, I’m inadequate, I’ve got it all!” — George
  94. “Hey George, what do you like better? The ‘bro’ or the ‘mansiere’?” — Frank Costanza
  95. “George, we’ve had it with you. Understand? We love you like a son, but even parents have limits.” — Frank Costanza
  96. “No one is touching my feet. Between you and me, Elaine, I think I’ve got a foot odor problem.” — Frank Costanza
  97. “How long it takes to find a bra? What’s going on in there? You ask me to get a pair of underwear, I’m back in two seconds… you know about the cup sizes and all? They have different cups.” — Frank Costanza
  98. “If every instinct you have is wrong, then the opposite would have to be right.” — Jerry
  99. “I’m much more comfortable criticizing people behind their backs.” — George
  100. “There’s more to life than making shallow, fairly obvious observations.” — Jerry
  101. “She’s a sentence finisher. It’s like dating Mad Libs.” — Jerry
  102. “It’s not fair people are seated first-come, first-served. It should be based on who’s hungriest.” — Elaine
  103. “If you want to make a person feel better after they sneeze, you shouldn’t say ‘God bless you.’ You should say, ‘You’re so good looking!’ — Jerry
  104. “My dream is to become hopeless.” — George
  105. “Is it possible that I’m not as attractive as I think I am?” — Elaine
  106. “I’m out there, Jerry, and I’m lovin’ every minute of it!” — Kramer
  107. “It’s a pizza place where you make your own pie! We give you the dough, the sauce, the cheese… you pound it, slap it, you flip it up into the air… you put your toppings on and you slide it into the oven! Sounds good, huh?” — Kramer
  108. “You’re a rabid anti-dentite! Oh, it starts with a few jokes and some slurs. ‘Hey, denty!’ Next thing you know, you’re saying they should have their own schools.” — Kramer
  109. “They don’t have a decent piece of fruit at the supermarket. The apples are mealy, the oranges are dry. I don’t know what’s going on with the papayas!” — Kramer
  110. “If everybody knew everybody, we wouldn’t have the problems we have in the world today. Well, you don’t rob somebody if you know their name!” — Kramer
  111. George: “Why do they make the condom packets so hard to open?”
    Jerry: “Probably to give the woman a chance to change her mind.”
  112. George: “You’re gonna over-dry your laundry.”
    Jerry: “You can’t over-dry.”
    George: “Why not?”
    Jerry: “Same reason you can’t over-wet.”
  113. “See, here, you’re just another apple, but in Japan, you’re an exotic fruit. Like an orange. Which is rare there.” — Kramer
  114. “How long do you have to wait for a guy to come out of a coma before you ask his ex-girlfriend out?” — Jerry
  115. “Oh, I gotta get on that internet, I’m late on everything!” — Jerry
  116. George: “I have a sixth sense.”
    Jerry: “Cheapness is not a sense.”
  117. “You’re a nice guy, but I actually only have three friends. I can’t really handle anymore.” — Jerry
  118. Woman: “You don’t know my name, do you?”
    Jerry: “Yes, I do.”
    Woman: “What is it?”
    Jerry: “It rhymes with a female body part.”
    Woman: “What is it?”
    Jerry: “Mulva.”
  119. George: (on Kramer): “He stole your girlfriend?”
    Susan: “Yes. She’s in love with him.”
    George: “Amazing. I drive them to lesbianism, he brings ’em back.”
  120.  “Don’t insult me, my friend. Remember who you’re talking to. No one’s a bigger idiot than me.” — George
  121. “You know, the very fact that you oppose this makes me think I’m on to something.” — Jerry
  122. “Food and sex. Those are my two passions.” — George
  123. “I lie every second of the day. My whole life is a sham.” — George
  124. “I can’t be with someone who doesn’t break up nicely. It’s an important part of the relationship.” — Elaine
  125. “These are my everyday balloons.” — Kramer
  126. “I’m speechless. I have no speech.” — George Costanza
  127. “I have been performing feats of strength all morning.” — Frank Costanza