While Riverdale has its fair share of iconic duos & couples, perhaps few are shipped as hard as the iconic Barchie – Betty and Archie, childhood sweethearts, each other’s boy/girl next door, and a seemingly perfect match made in suburban heaven. (Although Bughead or Varchie stans might disagree).
And while the nature of Barchie’s friendship/anything more has taken quite a few twists and turns throughout the show, one thing’s for sure: they have given us plenty of moments and quotes to fawn over while we speculate what might happen next.
NOTE: These quotes will contain spoilers for all four seasons released so far. Read at your own risk if you are not yet caught up!
So, without further ado, here are some of our favourite Barchie lines and moments from Riverdale. Be sure to click here to see our full Riverdale quotes roundup too!
The Cutest Barchie Quotes & Moments
Betty and Archie have known each other since they were little, and this kind of sweet childlike romance naturally has its share of adorable quotes. Here are some of our favourite cutesy Barchie moments:
“Betty: When I think, Archie, of where I feel safest and most myself, I think of us, in a booth, at Pop’s…
Archie: Me, too.” Season 1, Episode 1 “Chapter One: The River’s Edge”
“Archie: Betty and I have been next-door neighbors since we were four. We’ve always gone to the same school, been in the same class. I remember in the second grade, I was having trouble reading, and my teacher, Mrs. Gribrock, told my mom and dad that I should stay back a year, to get caught up. Betty was so against us not being in the same grade that she took it upon herself to tutor me every single day….
Anyway, when I passed, thanks to Betty, I kissed her and I asked her to marry me. She was like, “Oh, little Archie, we’re too young.” “Ask me when we’re 18 and I’ll say yes.” Season 1, Episode 2 “Chapter Two: A Touch of Evil”
“Archie: What’s the point? It’s hopeless, right?
Betty: That’s what you said when you were in second grade and couldn’t read, remember? And we got you caught up.
Archie: You did, you mean.” Season 3, Episode 10 “Chapter Forty-Five: The Stranger”
“Dear diary, today was the happiest day of my life. After walking home from school, little Archie proposed to me. Of course, I want to marry Archie, but I know we’re too young. So, I told him that he should ask me again when we’re both 18 and in high school.” Season 4, Episode 18 “Chapter Seventy-Five: Lynchian”
“[Betty] Dear diary, today I fell in love with the boy next door. He has red hair and freckles and a scar on his eyebrow that he got when he fell off his bicycle. His name is Archie Andrews. And he has a dog named Vegas, who is super cute, but not as cute as Archie.” Season 4, Episode 18 “Chapter Seventy-Five: Lynchian”
“Archie: This is not what I wanted this week to be. I wanted us to have fun. When was the last time that happened?
Betty: That time we ordered sea monkeys from the back of a comic book was fun.
Archie: Yeah, we peaked in the first grade.
Betty: Yeah.” Season 4, Episode 17 “Chapter Seventy-Four: Wicked Little Town”
“Archie: Okay, you ready?
Betty: I’m ready. Oh wow I was so not ready.
Archie: What do you think?
Betty: I think you’ve come a long way since you were 8 and said you wanted to be a firefighter.” Season 5, Episode 8 “Chapter Eighty Four: Lock & Key”
The Angstiest Barchie Moments & Lines (That Will Low-Key Make Your Heart Ache)
Of course, it’s Riverdale, so it’s not all just milkshakes and childhood marriage proposals. Betty and Archie have their fair share of angsty and confusing moments too… here are a few.
“Archie: Of course I love you, Betty, but…I can’t give you the answer you want…
Archie: You’re so perfect, I’ve never be good enough for you…I’ll never be good enough for you…” Season 1, Episode 1 “Chapter One: The River’s Edge”
“Archie: Right now, I need you with me: I need Betty Cooper.” Season 2, Episode 9 “Chapter Twenty-Two: Silent Night, Deadly Night”
“Archie: I’m here for you, Betty. I always have been
Betty: Yeah, you have, haven’t you?
[Both lean in for a kiss]” Season 4, Episode 15 “Chapter Seventy-Two: To Die For”
“Betty: Arch, you’re not helping me with the yearbook, and that’s… not why you’re here.
Archie: Okay, you’re right. Honestly, I can’t stop thinking about you, Betty. I’ve tried, but it’s impossible.
Betty: Archie, we can’t do this. Not here.
Archie: Wait, “not here”? So, that means you–?
Betty: I can’t stop thinking about you either.” Season 4, Episode 18 “Chapter Seventy-Five: Lynchian”
“Betty: Archie… why are we here?
Archie: I don’t know. But it’s nice… right?
Betty: It is, but it’s not like we can do anything… more than this.
Archie: What do you mean? We’re just hanging out.
Betty: I love Jughead.
Archie: And I love Veronica. But this is nice, right?” Season 4, Episode 18 “Chapter Seventy-Five: Lynchian”
“Betty: Archie is this lit window in the dark and I don’t want that light to ever go out.” Season 5, Episode 8 “Chapter Eighty Four: Lock & Key”
“Betty: Archie you and I should make sense. The all American boy, the girl next door, but deep in our cores we are such different people and getting closer to you, the one thing I know is I don’t want my darkness to overtake you.
Betty: Now don’t get me wrong, it has been saving my sanity to escape with you but what’s coming next with my mom and Polly is probably gonna be the darkest thing I’ve ever faced.
Archie: So you get to face whatever’s coming alone? No way.
Betty: No, not alone. Still with you as a friend. Because I think that’s what I’m gonna need. More than a lover. More than an escape. A friend.
Archie: Then that’s what I’ll be.” Season 5, Episode 8 “Chapter Eighty Four: Lock & Key”
The Best Quotes About Barchie (From Other Characters)
Lastly, we have to admit that sometimes, the best quotes about Betty and Archie’s relationship come from other characters in the show… including some pretty meta ones! Here are our favourites:
“Kevin: To clarify. Betty and Archie aren’t dating, but they are endgame.” Season 1, Episode 1 “Chapter One: The River’s Edge”
“He may not be crushing on you, but he does love you. And he’s legit miserable without you, if it’s any consolation. My mom says sometimes a friend is better than a boyfriend. Maybe this is one of those times.” Season 1, Episode 2 “Chapter Two: A Touch of Evil“
“Jughead: And as feelings that had long been buried shook loose, a boy looked out his window at the girl next door as if for the very first time” Season 2, Episode 8 “Chapter Twenty-One: House of the Devil”
“Kevin: I think there were a lot of closeted Barchie stans out there who have been waiting for this moment. We just hoped that it’s true.
Alice: Sounds like you’re one of these stans.
Kevin Oh, no, don’t get me wrong. I support Betty and whoever she likes. There’s a lot of people who don’t think Bughead should have happened. It was always supposed to be Betty and Archie. It was like it was their destiny.” Season 4, Episode 15 “Chapter Seventy-Two: To Die For”
Did We Miss Any of Your Favourite Barchie Quotes?
Let us know in the comments! Happy shipping, and feel free to see below for more lists of quotes from Riverdale:
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