Netflix’s Bridgerton has no doubt become a worldwide phenomenon in the past few weeks, but besides its stunning filming locations and (truly beautiful) cast, one of our favorite standouts from the series has been Eloise Bridgerton, played by Claudia Jessie.
Known for being “the smart one”, Eloise’s sarcasm, wit, and ambitions are unmatched.
So in honor of our favorite fiercely independent and sarcastic queen, here are some of our favorite Eloise lines from Bridgerton!
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The Most Iconic Eloise Bridgerton Lines
There are some Eloise sayings so memorable that they become instantly iconic. Here are some of our favorites.
“So, Daphne may be in love. Does she think it an accomplishment? What exactly has she accomplished, then? She certainly did not build that man or bake him. He simply showed up.
Now he straggles about. He likes her face, probably. Perhaps her hair. Having a nice face and pleasant hair is not an accomplishment.
Do you know what is an accomplishment? Attending university!
If I were a man, I could do that, you know. Instead, I shall have to stand by and watch dear Mama appear proud because some man should like to admire my sister’s face and hair and fill her up with babies!” Season 1, Episode 2 “Shock and Delight”
“If you desire the sun and the moon, all you have to do is go out and shoot at the sky. Some of us cannot.” Season 1, Episode 3 “Art of the Swoon”
“Eloise: How did she become with child if she is not married?
Penelope: I do not know, but I will find out.
Eloise: You must. Otherwise, how can we make sure it never happens to us? We have accomplishments to acquire.” Season 1, Episode 2 “Shock and Delight”
“Eloise: What happened? How did it happen?
Penelope: She said it was love.
Eloise: Love? That doesn’t stand to reason.” Season 1, Episode 2 “Shock and Delight”
“Eloise: How does a lady come to be with child?
Lady Bridgerton: Eloise, what a question!
Eloise: I thought one needed to be married.
Lady Bridgerton: What are you talking about?
Eloise: Apparently, it’s not even a requirement.” Season 1, Episode 2 “Shock and Delight”
“Eloise: Sister… I suppose I should thank you.
Daphne: Whatever for?
Eloise: For being so perfect… so I do not have to be.” Season 1, Episode 8 “After the Rain”
“Whistledown is a woman, therefore she has nothing, and still she writes. You’re a man, therefore you have everything. You are able to do whatever you want. So do it. Be bold. At least that way I can live vicariously through you.” Season 1, Episode 3 “Art of the Swoon”
“I know we could not be any more different, but there is one thing we do share, the certainty that you will make your own way in this world.” Season 1, Episode 5 “The Duke and I”
“Perhaps you should like to paint a picture.” Season 1, Episode 8 “After the Rain”
The Best Eloise Quips & Comebacks from Bridgerton
In Bridgerton, Eloise becomes quickly known for her quick wit. Here are some our favorite quips from her.
“Eloise: Surely I cannot be expected to bear these fashions the entire day.
Hyacinthe: I feel like a princess. Do I look like one?
Eloise: Do you truly wish to know what I think you look like?” Season 1, Episode 1 “Diamond of the First Water”
“Eloise: I found bits of your sketchbook in the fireplace.
Benedict: Are you spying on me now?
Eloise: You’d actually have to be interesting for me to bother spying on you.” Season 1, Episode 3 “Art of the Swoon”
“Yes, it was quite a distinction. And now 200 young ladies have a common adversary. I wish you luck, Sister.” Season 1, Episode 1 “Diamond of the First Water”
“Colin: Who knows if Whistledown is even a she?
Anthony: Fair point.
Eloise: Because she is simply too good to be anyone but a man?” Season 1, Episode 1 “Diamond of the First Water”
“Eloise: Oh! Enough! I beg of you.
Daphne: Perhaps you should join me. You will need to be proficient on the pianoforte soon enough. You could use the practice, I’m sure.
Eloise: On second thought, continue. You will frighten away the duke, the prince, and any other eligible suitor clear across the North Sea.”
“You wish to follow your heart, and I wish to nurture my mind. Let us leave it there.” Season 1, Episode 3 “Art of the Swoon”
“Hyacinth: How does it feel, sister, to be in love?
Eloise: Imagine leaping off a cliff and shattering on the ground. A fair analogy?” Season 1, Episode 5 “The Duke and I”
“Lady Bridgerton: I am sure she has many new duties to attend to as duchess, things you should be learning for your debut.
Eloise: Making simpering conversation, pretending not to wince every time a man treads on my toes during a waltz?
Lady Bridgerton: Eloise!” Season 1, Episode 6 “Swish”
“Once she is married, her life is over. Scarcely an escape, Penelope.” Season 1, Episode 2 “Shock and Delight”
“Lady Bridgerton: See? You will look so very lovely with it pinned up next season.
Eloise: No. I will look like every other young lady, except less graceful and more bad-tempered.” Season 1, Episode 6 “Swish”
“Lady Bridgerton: Until you are officially out, you need not feel so strained tonight.
Eloise: As if I shall feel anything but the inability to breathe in this corset.” Season 1, Episode 8 “After the Rain”
“I have never understood the fashion for feathers in the hair. Why would a woman want to draw notice to the fact that she is like a bird squawking for a man’s attention in some bizarre ritual?” Season 1, Episode 4 “An Affair of Honour”
The Best Quotes that Showcase Eloise’s Ambition on Bridgerton
Eloise will forever be one of our favorite Bridgerton characters because of her strong ambitions and desire to do more than simply settle down and become a wife. Here are some lines that show exactly that:
“Why must our only options be to squawk and settle or to never leave the nest? What if I want to fly?” Season 1, Episode 4 “An Affair of Honour”
“Eloise: Suppose I desire something different.
Benedict: How do you mean?
Eloise: Just different. I watch Daphne prepare for these balls with all of those dresses and the many suitors, and I am exhausted. Suppose I want a different life, that I truly believe I am quite capable of something more, even when I am not allowed to have anything else.
Benedict: Then I would say… that you’re not the only one.” Season 1, Episode 2 “Shock and Delight”
“Having a nice face and pleasant hair is not an accomplishment.
Do you know what is an accomplishment? Attending university!
If I were a man, I could do that, you know.” Season 1, Episode 2 “Shock and Delight”
Did we miss any of your favourite Eloise quotes?
Let us know in the comments! We hope you enjoyed this roundup of Eloise’s most iconic lines.
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