I was lucky to be able to see that Barbie movie this past weekend and to say that I was moved, is an understatement. I thought I was walking into a totally playful Barbie movie filled with bursts of glitter, pink, and cheesy laughs. Don’t get me wrong, part of that is true. But I walked out a changed person. I left feeling empowered. I left feeling sad. I left feeling uplifted. I left feeling an immense sense of gratitude and understanding for my mother. I left feeling for every girl on the planet. I left feeling for every woman on the planet. I left feeling for every man on the planet. I left feeling seen. I left feeling understood, truly understood. I left feeling that I can do anything. And I will do anything. I will do everything. I am ok. I am enough.
If you haven’t seen the movie yet, I suggest not going any further. So many of these quotes give spoilers, of sorts, about the movie. I feel like walking into the movie not knowing much about it is a true gift.
If you have seen the movie, you’ll likely remember so many quotes, words, and feelings from it. I’ve compiled some of my personal favorite quotes from the Barbie movie, including the amazing and unforgettable speech/monologue from America Ferrera (Gloria) in its entirety. Memorize it. All the feels.
Without further ado, the best quotes from the Barbie movie (2023). The one about mothers really hit me the most.