85 Galentine’s Day Quotes to Make Your Gal Pal’s Day (2024)

On this BFF-approved holiday, show your friends some love and appreciation with these Galentine's Day quotes

The bestie-filled holiday season is upon us, and the group chat is ready. We’re talking about Galentine’s Day, the iconic, friend-centric V-Day alternative that takes place Feb. 13 to celebrate female empowerment, bonding and love, regardless of your relationship status. And no matter how you celebrate the BFF-approved holiday (wine night, spa day, brunch, movies in sweats), there’s no better way to show your appreciation for your friends than with Galentine’s Day quotes.

So who do we have to thank for this gal-pal holiday? That would be the one-and-only fictional character Leslie Knope (played by Amy Poehler) on Parks and Recreation. “Every Feb. 13, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home and we just come and kick it, breakfast style. Ladies celebrating ladies,” she says in season two, episode 16 (aptly named “Galentine’s Day”).

While you can celebrate Galentine’s Day in any fashion that best suits you and your squad, there is something extra special about sharing a thoughtful message with the crew that supports you. You could choose one of these Valentine’s Day jokes or funny friendship quotes, but we’ve rounded up the best of the best Galentine’s Day quotes to fit any mood—silly, sentimental or anywhere in between.

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The best Galentine’s Day quotes

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Let’s be real: Part of the Galentine’s Day fun is being sappy (Leslie herself gifted each of her friends a bouquet of hand-crocheted flower pens and a personalized 5,000-word essay of appreciation). Here are some of the sweetest and most sentimental Galentine’s Day quotes (some of which can double as best friend quotes too, of course).

1. “Women’s friendships are like a renewable source of power.” —Jane Fonda

2. “Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.” —Virginia Woolf

3. “Maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates, and guys are just people to have fun with.” —Charlotte York, Sex and the City

4. “What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it.” —C.S. Lewis

5. “Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” —Oprah Winfrey

6. “It is the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.” —Marlene Dietrich

7. “I would rather walk with a friend in the dark than alone in the light.” —Helen Keller

8. “A good friend is like a four-leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.” —Jenna Evans Welch

9. “We are friends for life. When we’re together, the years fall away. Isn’t that what matters? To have someone who can remember with you? To have someone who remembers how far you’ve come?” —Judy Blume

10. “A friend who understands your tears is much more valuable than a lot of friends who only know your smile.” —Unknown

11. “The love that comes from friendship is the underlying facet of a happy life.” —Chelsea Handler

12. “Friendships between women, as any woman will tell you, are built of a thousand small kindnesses, swapped back and forth and over again.” —Michelle Obama

13. “The best part about having true friends is that you can go months without seeing them and they’ll still be there for you and act as if you’d never left.” —Ariana Grande

14. “A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.” —Winnie the Pooh

15. “The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

16. “There are friends, there is family, and then there are friends that become family.” —Unknown

17. “Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them, but you know they’re always there.” —Unknown

18. “There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves; it is not my nature.” —Jane Austen

19. “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one!'” —C.S. Lewis

20. “A friend is someone who makes it easy to believe in yourself.” —Heidi Wills

21. “Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.” —Misty Copeland

22. “I found what the secret to life is: friends. Best friends.” —Ninny Threadgoode, Fried Green Tomatoes

23. “We know now that no matter how far we traveled on our own separate paths, somehow we would always find our way back to each other.” —Lena Kaligaris, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

24. “There’s nothing like a really loyal, dependable, good friend. Nothing.” —Jennifer Aniston

25. “Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world.” —John Evelyn

Galentine’s Day quotes by Leslie Knope

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Embrace your inner Leslie Knope—she’s the ultimate girl’s girl. If you’re into funny Valentine’s Day quotes, you’ll love some of Knope’s most hilarious bits about friends in Parks and Recreation.

26. “You know my code: Hoes before bros. Uteruses before duderuses. Ovaries before brovaries.”

27. “I’m a feminist, OK? I would never ever go to a strip club. I’ve gone on record that if I had to have a stripper’s name, it would be Equality.”

28. “I am big enough to admit that I am often inspired by myself.”

29. “You shut your mouth, you have all the strengths.”

30. “I guess some people object to powerful depictions of awesome ladies.”

31. “I am a goddess, a glorious female warrior.”

32. “Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst.”

33. “What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh, it’s only the best day of the year.”

34. “If there’s a law against friendship, lock me up.”

35. “We have to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles and work. Or waffles, friends, work. But work has to come third.”

36. “Why would anybody ever eat anything besides breakfast food?”

37. “What I hear when I’m being yelled at is people caring really loudly at me.”

38. “One person’s ‘annoying’ is another person’s ‘inspiring and heroic.'”

39. “Winning is every girl’s dream. But it’s my destiny.”

40. “I mean, am I living the dream? I don’t know. Did I also just walk past a food truck and buy myself a waffle sundae? Yes!”

41. “You are a beautiful, talented, brilliant, powerful musk ox.”

42. “You are the most beautiful, glowing sun goddess ever.”

43. “You are more fabulous than Condoleezza Rice, Hillary Clinton, Susan B. Anthony, Eleanor Roosevelt and Madeline Albright rolled together.”

44. “How do I explain her? She’s as respected as Mother Teresa, she’s as powerful as Stalin and she’s as beautiful as Margaret Thatcher.”

45. “Oh Ann, you beautiful rule-breaking moth.”

46. “Ann, you’re so sweet and innocent and pretty.”

47. “Ann, you poetic and noble land-mermaid.”

48. “Ann, you beautiful tropical fish.”

The funniest Galentine’s Day quotes

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One of the best things about Galentine’s Day is the holiday’s complete lack of pressure, which may sometimes occur with its predecessor, Valentine’s Day. Celebrating the gals means plenty of time for laughs, and that is why these funny Galentine’s Day quotes are sure to be a hit, no matter how you observe the holiday.

49. “She’s my friend because we both know what it’s like for people to be jealous of us.” —Cher Horowitz, Clueless

50. “My friends and I are crazy. That’s the only thing that keeps us sane.” —Unknown

51. “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” —Linda Grayson

52. “Sometimes me think, ‘What is friend?’ and then me say, ‘Friend is someone to share the last cookie with.'” —Cookie Monster, Sesame Street

53. “When you’re in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, ‘Damn, that was fun.'” —Groucho Marx

54. “I don’t like to commit myself about heaven and hell—you see, I have friends in both places.” —Mark Twain

55. “A good friend knows all of your stories; a best friend has lived them with you.” —Unknown

56. “I have your back no matter what, no matter how stupid it gets, and you and I both know it can get really, really stupid.” —Jessica Day, New Girl

57. “Friendship is a wildly underrated medication.” —Anna Deavere Smith

Cute Galentine’s Day captions

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It wouldn’t be Galentine’s Day without flexing your gal pals on Instagram. Show off your squad goals with best friend captions.

58. Who runs the world? Girls!

59. Girls just wanna have fun.

60. Hey, soul sisters.

61. Sip, sip, hooray—it’s Galentine’s Day!

62. Gal pals make the world go round.

63. #Blessed with the #best.

64. Will you be my Galentine?

65. Galentine’s Day = best day!

66. We finish each other’s … sandwiches.

67. Bring on the rosé!

68. #SquadGoals on G-Day!

69. My girls till the end. #Galentines

70. Sassy and classy.

71. She’s the X to my O.

72. Best friends till the end.

73. Life is better when we’re together.

Galentine’s Day puns

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And of course, no holiday celebration would be complete without getting a little punny.

74. Sisters before misters.

75. Fries before guys.

76. You’re the “she” to my “nanigans.”

77. Love you a brunch!

78. My BFF and I make an egg-cellent pair.

79. You’ll always have a pizza my heart.

80. My BFF is my butter half.

81. I love my Galentines berry much.

82. You love shoes, and I love shoes—guess that makes us solemates.

83. The only thing tighter than our friendship is our jeans.

84. You’re the avocado to my toast.

85. We put the “we” in “weirdos.”


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