20 Amazing quotes from Girls we can totally relate to

Aug 22, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. ET
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In honor of Girls' Emmy nominations, we wanted to take a moment to recognize the brilliance that is the writing on the show. Whether you're in the heart of that 20-something angst or looking back on it, there is something for each of us to relate to in this show, and we can't get enough of these generationally perfect lines.

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1. "You know what the weirdest part about having a job is? You have to be there every day, even on the days you don't feel like it." — Jessa

2. "Sometimes being stuck in my own head is so exhausting that it makes me want to cry." — Marnie

3. "I have work, then this dinner thing, then I am busy trying to become who I am." — Hannah

4. "[It's a] nice opportunity for us to have fun together and prove to everyone via Instagram that we could still have fun as a group." — Marnie

5. "I don't even want a boyfriend. I just want someone who wants to hang out all the time and thinks I'm the best person in the world and wants to have sex with only me." — Hannah

6. "I'm offended by all the 'supposed tos'. I don't like women telling other women what to do or how to do it or when to do it." — Jessa

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7. "Please don't tell anyone this, but I wanna be happy."  — Hannah

8. "I just wish someone would tell me, like, 'This is how the rest of your life should look.'" — Marnie

9. Marnie: "Since when is Jessa even a drug addict?

Hannah: "She's really just a life addict."

10. "Sometimes being really good all the time feels really bad. But I'm on a journey. It's my journey and I'm OK." — Marnie

11. "I'm attracted to everyone when I first meet them. And then it wears off. It always wears off." — Jessa

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12. "When we are together, he's so there, and he's so present, and then... he disappears for two weeks, and doesn't answer any of my text messages, and I feel as though I invented him." — Hannah

13. "It is really liberating to say no to s*** you hate." — Hannah

14. "Don't waste time on guilt, Hannah. Holding on to toxic relationships is what keeps us from growing." — Adam

15. "I'm anxious, not depressed!" — Shoshanna

16. "But you're very, very charming and I really care about you. And I don't want to anymore, because it feels too s***ty for me." — Hannah

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17. "I always have sex with people I know. I may know that they're bad. But I know them."  — Hannah

18. "I'm socializing. I'm sorry if that's not working for you, my social butterflyness." — Shoshanna

19. "I wanna get married wearing a veil. And I wanna taste, like, 15 cakes before I do it."  — Hannah

20. "There are certain people who are meant to remain in your past. I made a mistake trying to repurpose you." — Hannah

The 2014 Primetime Emmys air Aug. 25 on NBC.