Best Lines on TV This Week: Big Life Changes and Not-So-Subtle Burns

Nina Dobrev-Teen Choice Awards 2015
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TEEN CHOICE 2015: L-R: Nina Dobrev winner of the Choice TV Actress Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Victoria Justice and Jake T. Austin during TEEN CHOICE 2015, airing LIVE Sunday, Aug. 16 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX at the Galen Center, in Los Angeles, CA. CR: Ray Mickshaw/FOX

Teen Choice Awards 2015

“Change. It’s a scary word, or I used to think that, because it meant new beginnings. New beginnings with a future that was unknown. But change is necessary. Necessary for you to grow up and learn and to better yourself, because everything in life comes to an end.”
— Nina Dobrev sharing why it was important to move on from The Vampire Diaries in her Teen Choice Awards acceptance speech

Young & Hungry

Gabi: “How did I ever make it in Switzerland without you?”
Sofia: “You didn’t. You burned down a restaurant.”
— Sofia (Aimee Carrero) reminding her friend of a recent career accomplishment


Daniel: “You really should try a standing desk. It’s better for a woman of your age.”
Jessica: “This is a standing desk, for a man of your height.”
— Adversaries Daniel Hardman (David Costabile) and Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres) trading barbs instead of greetings

Project Runway

“I’ve never created anything in my life that was the ‘M’ word.”
— Merline reacting to Tim Gunn critique that her team’s design was “matronly”

“I always ask myself, ‘Would Helen Mirren wear this?’”
— Tim Gunn revealing how he assesses outfit designs for older women

Playing House

“Gammy says gossip is friendship glue.”
— Delivery Man Rod (Jack McBrayer) replying to Maggie’s (Lennon Parham) worry that they gossip too much

Devious Maids

“I haven’t eaten bread since 1992.”
— Genevieve Delatour (Susan Lucci) informing her new maid of dietary restrictions


“It always leads to schizophrenia or terminal illness.”
— Noah (John Karna) warning Emma (Willa Fitzgerald) about self-diagnosing online.