Looking for the best Edna Mode Quotes? Here you will find the ultimate collection of quotes from Edna Mode of the Incredibles.
Edna Mode is a fascinating character. She doesn’t get a whole lot of screen time in The Incredibles movies, but when she does, she certainly steals the show. She might be small in stature, but Edna’s personality is larger than life.
Brad Bird, the director of The Incredibles, is the voice of Edna Mode. It is difficult to imagine how any other voice for Edna as he does such a brilliant job. However, he first had in mind Lily Tomlin for the role. When she heard that he had considered voicing it himself she suggested he do it as he was perfect for the role.
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Edna Mode Words of Wisdom
“I never look back, darling. It distracts from the now.”
“Luck favors the prepared.”
“Yes, words are useless. Gobble, gobble, gobble.”
“Go! Confront the problem! Fight! Win!”
Edna’s Views on Fashion
“This is a Hobo Suit, darling. You can’t be seen in this. I won’t allow it”
“It will be bold. Dramatic! Heroic!”
“Simple, elegant, yet bold. You will die.”
“This is a horrible suit, darling. You can’t be seen in this. I won’t allow it. Fifteen years ago, maybe, but now? Feh!”
“Your boy’s suit I designed to withstand enormous friction without heating up or wearing out, a useful feature. Your daughter’s suit was tricky, but I finally created a sturdy material that can disappear completely as she does. Your suit can stretch as far as you can without injuring yourself, and still retain its shape. Virtually indestructible, yet it breathes like Egyptian cotton.”
“The fire retardant is blackberry-lavender, darling. Effective, edible, and delicious.”
“Milan, darling. Milan. Supermodels. Heh! Nothing super about them… spoiled, stupid little stick figures with poofy lips who think only about themselves. Feh! I used to design for *gods*!”
Edna Mode always wants her designs to be practical as well as the height of fashion.
Edna : [on Jack-Jack’s suit] I cut it a little roomy for the free movement, the fabric is comfortable for sensitive skin…
[a sheet of flame erupts in front of the suit]
Edna: And it can also withstand a temperature of over 1000 degrees. Completely bulletproof…
[four heavy machine guns appear and open fire on the suit, without effect]
Edna : And machine washable, darling. That’s a new feature.
Edna Mode is Assertive
“You come in one hour, darling. I insist, okay? Okay. Goodbye.”
“Pull yourself together! What will you do? Is this a question?”
“You can’t! It’s impossible! I’m far too busy. So ask me now before I again become sane.”
“And call me when you get back, darling. I enjoy our visits.”
She Even Gives Marital Advice
Edna Mode proves that she isn’t just a great designer, she can help a friend with a marriage in trouble.
Helen: [crying] Now I’m losing him! What’ll I do? What’ll I do?
Edna: What are you talking about?
Helen: [stops crying] Huh?
Edna: [loudly] You are Elastigirl! My God…
Edna: Pull-yourself-together! “What will you do?” Is this a question? You will show him you remember that he is Mr. Incredible, and you will remind him who *you* are. Well, you know where he is. Go, confront the problem. Fight! Win!
Edna: And call me when you get back, darling. I enjoy our visits.
In these situations you really need a friend who will call you out to face reality:
Edna: Men at Robert’s age are often unstable… prone to weakness.
Helen: What are you saying?
Edna: Do you know where he is?
Helen: Of course…
Edna: Do you ‘know’ where he is?
Edna Mode Tells it Like it Is
Bob: You know I’m retired from hero work.
Edna: As am I, Robert, yet here we are.
“[to Mr. Incredible] My God, you’ve gotten fat.”
“Yes, yes, marvelous suit, darling, much better than those horrible pajamas he used to wear.”
“Done properly, parenting is a heroic act… done properly.”
“Any solution involving cookies will inevitably result in the demon baby.”
“He is bright and I am stimulating. We deserve each other.”
What is your favorite Edna Mode quote?
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