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20 Best '10 Things I Hate About You' Quotes

'10 Things I Hate About You' was an iconic movie of the late '90s.

Nothing captures the essence of rom coms like the 1999 classic '10 Things I Hate About You'.

Based on Shakespeare’s ‘Taming Of The Shrew’, '10 Things I Hate About You' stars Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, and Larisa Oleynik and follows the story of the Stratford sisters. Owing to her strict father, Bianca can’t date until her older, anti-social sister does, so she devises a plot to get the resident mysterious boy to take her sister, Kat, out.

With laugh-out-loud moments and big gestures, this movie captures your heart. But its stand-out features are the fantastic '10 Things I Hate About You' movie quotes. Just like 'The Taming Of The Shrew' quotes, the dialogues in '10 Things I Hate About You' capture the soul of the movie and its characters. Here are some of the best quotes from '10 Things I Hate About You'. If you like these, check out these  '90s quotes from movies and [Heath Ledger quotes] too.

Bianca Stratford Quotes

Larisa Oleynik played the role of Bianca Stratford in 10 Things I Hate About You.

Bianca Stratford, played by Larisa Oleynik, is the sweetheart of the movie. The younger, popular, and more outgoing sister cannot wait for her older sister to start dating so that she too will be allowed by her father, Walter Stratford. Bianca quotes are often accompanied by Cameron James quotes and Joey Donner quotes, who are both her suitors throughout '10 Things I Hate About You'. Here is a list of some of our favorite quotes by the little Stratford sister.

1. "That's for making my date bleed! That's for my sister! And that's for me!"

- Bianca Stratford, '10 Things I Hate About You'.

2. "Chastity: I know you can be overwhelmed, and you can be underwhelmed, but can you ever just be whelmed?”

Bianca: I think you can in Europe.”

- '10 Things I Hate About You'.

3. "Can we, for two seconds, ignore the fact that you're severely unhinged and discuss my need for a night of teenage normalcy?"

- Bianca Stratford, '10 Things I Hate About You'.

4. "Kat Stratford: You don't always have to be who they want you to be, you know?”

Bianca: I happen to like being adored, thank you!”

- '10 Things I Hate About You'.

5. "There's a difference between like and love. Because, I like my Skechers, but I love my Prada backpack."

- Bianca Stratford, '10 Things I Hate About You'.

6. “You're asking me out? That's so cute! What's your name again?”

- Bianca Stratford, '10 Things I Hate About You'.

Walter Stratford Quotes

If Bianca is the sweetheart younger sister with the sassy quotes, Walter Stratford plays the part of the strict father with his exaggerated quotes. His interpretation of teenage life provides comic relief that will have you pitying Bianca and laughing out loud at the same time. Most of his quotes throughout the film show a deep love and care for his daughters. Here are some Walter Stratford quotes from '10 Things I Hate About You' that embody him perfectly. Enjoy these Mr. Stratford quotes!

7. "Chastity: Mr. Stratford, it's just a party!”

Walter: And hell is just a sauna.”

- '10 Things I Hate About You'.

8. "Alright, wait a minute. No drinking..., no kissing, no tattoos, no piercings... Oh, God, I'm giving them ideas."

- Walter Stratford, '10 Things I Hate About You'.

9. "Walter: Close, but no. She said, 'I should have listened to my father.'”

Bianca: She did not.

- '10 Things I Hate About You'.

10. “You know fathers don't like to admit it when their daughters are capable of running their own lives. It means we've become spectators.”

- Walter Stratford, '10 Things I Hate About You'.

11. “And I'll get to sleep at night. The deep slumber of a father whose daughters aren't out...”

- Walter Stratford, '10 Things I Hate About You'.

Patrick Verona Quotes

You know you’re going to swoon when the mysterious loner boy is dancing and singing atop the bleachers and proclaiming his love. Heath Ledger as Patrick Verona perfectly plays this part and all the things that come with it, making us root for him right from the start. What’s more? For someone who was being forced to take Kat out, Patrick himself has some of the most heartfelt quotes in '10 Things I Hate About You'.

12. "Kat: Is that right?”

Patrick: Yeah, but I screwed up. I, um, I fell for her.”

- '10 Things I Hate About You'.

13. “Well, she is or she isn't. See first of all, Joey is not half the man you are. Secondly, don't let anyone ever make you feel like you don't deserve what you want. Go for it.”

- Patrick Verona, '10 Things I Hate About You'.

14. "Patrick: Then you screwed up!”

Kat: How?

Patrick: You never disappointed me.”

- '10 Things I Hate About You'.

15. “Who needs affection when I have blind hatred?”

- Patrick Verona, '10 Things I Hate About You'.

16. "Kat: You are amazingly self-assured, has anyone ever told you that?”

Patrick: “I tell myself that every day, actually.”

- '10 Things I Hate About You'.

Kat Stratford Quotes

Julia Stiles was praised for her portrayal of Kat Stratford in '10 Things I Hate About You'.

The ultimate powerful heroine, Kat Stratford, is a rom-com legend, even 20 years after '10 Things I Hate About You' was released. Her unapologetic and honest nature, with her lesser-known softer and caring side, is something we loved seeing on screen. As the leading lady, Kat Stratford also has some of the best '10 Things I Hate About You quotes'. Here are some of our favorites, including the iconic line, "mostly, I hate the way I don't hate you. Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all."

17. "Walter: Hello, Katarina. Make anyone cry today?”

Kat Stratford: Sadly, no. But it's only 4:30.”

- '10 Things I Hate About You'.

18. “I hate it when you lie. I hate it when you make me laugh, even worse when you make me cry. I hate it when you're not around, and the fact that you didn't call. But mostly, I hate the way I don't hate you. Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all.”

- Kat Stratford, '10 Things I Hate About You'.

19. "Kat Stratford: Sweating like a pig actually and yourself?”

Patrick: Now there's a way to get a guy's attention huh?

Kat: My mission in life. But, obviously I struck your fancy, so you see, it worked. The world makes sense again.”

- '10 Things I Hate About You'.

20. "Bianca: Where did you come from? Planet "Loser"?”

Kat Stratford: As opposed to Planet "Look At Me, Look At Me"?”

- '10 Things I Hate About You'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for '10 Things I Hate About You' quotes, then why not take a look at these 'Perks Of Being A Wallflower' quotes or '500 Days Of Summer' quotes for more great movie quotes?

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