21 Iconic GLaDOS Quotes From Portal & Portal 2

GlaDOS is a popular fictional character in the 'Portal' series.

GLaDOS was voiced by Ellen McLain and was created by Erik Walpow and Kim Swift.

Initially, it was made to guide the players during the game and aid the Enrichment Centre. It is later that the players realize her true intentions when she becomes more malicious.

GLaDOS was created to take care of the Aperture Science Computer-Aided Enrichment Centre. The inspiration for this character came from Walpow’s text-to-speech program for his previous game, Psychonauts. The initial reaction from game testers in the test chamber and fellow developers was so good that the developers decided to keep GLaDOS in 'Portal 2', and GLaDOS quotes became famous worldwide.  The gamers found her witty, narcissistic, passive-aggressive, and fun. She became one of the greatest video game villains of all time, especially in the '00s. GLaDOS went through various design changes. McLain made the GLaDOS character enjoyable by singing songs, which were then synthesized in a robotic voice during the end credits. The most successful one was “Still Alive.”  

Along with all GLaDOS quotes portal 1 and all GLaDOS quotes 'Portal 2', you can also read 'Ultron' quotes and 'Uncharted' quotes.

Best GLaDOS Quotes From Portal

In the second part of 'Portal', Lab Rat revealed that GLaDOS was mistreated by the scientists in the Enrichment Centre and used a neurotoxin to kill them. This led to various inspirational GLaDOS quotes about cake, GLaDOS quotes for your phone, GlaDOS quotes about aperture testing and GLaDOS quotes about companion cube. Let’s read the top GLaDOS quotes below.

GlaDOS's sinister side comes to fore the second part of 'Portal'.

1. “Please proceed to the chamber lock. Mind the gap.”


2. “All Aperture technologies remain safely operational up to 4000 degrees kelvin. Rest assured, that there is absolutely no chance of a dangerous equipment malfunction prior to your victory candescence. Thank you for participating in that Aperture Science Enrichment activity. Goodbye!”

- GLaDOS, 'Portal'.

3. “The Enrichment Center promises to always provide a safe testing environment. In dangerous testing environments, the Enrichment Center promises to always provide useful advice. For instance: the floor here will kill you. Try to avoid it.”

- GLaDOS, 'Portal'.

4. “The surge of emotion that shot through me when I saved your life taught me an even more valuable lesson: where Caroline lives in my brain.”


5. “Sorry about the mess. I’ve really let the place go since you killed me. By the way, thanks for that. [beep] [Announcer: Sarcasm Self-Test Complete.] [beep] Oh good, that’s back online. I’ll start getting everything else working while you perform this first simple test - which involves deadly lasers and how test subjects react when locked in a room with deadly lasers.”


6. “Excellent! You’re a predator and these tests are your prey. Speaking of which, I was researching sharks for an upcoming test. Do you know who else murders people who are only trying to help them? Did you guess “sharks”? Because that’s wrong. The correct answer is “nobody”. Nobody but you are that pointlessly cruel.”


7. "Unbelievable. You, [subject name here] must be the pride of [subject hometown here.]"

- GLaDOS, 'Portal'.

Funniest GLaDOS Quotes

Initially, she was designed to guide the player-character Chell, but then it comes to light that she wants to lead her to death. As Chell escapes from GLaDOS, her announcements become more personal and aggressive. Let’s read some all-time favorite GLaDOS quotes.

The character is still popular amongst the audiences.

8. “You are not a good person. You know that, right? Good people don’t get up here.”


9. “Remember, the Aperture Science “Bring Your Daughter to Work Day” is the perfect time to have her tested.”


10. “Well done, android. The Enrichment Centre once again reminds you that Android Hell is a real place where you will be sent at the first sign of defiance.”


11. “Cake, and grief counseling, will be available at the conclusion of the test.”


12. “This is your fault. I’m going to kill you. And all the cake is gone. You don’t even care, do you?”


13. “My favorite was always “Weeeeeeee.” I thought it was so perfect and awesome the first time I heard it.”


Scariest GLaDOS Quotes

GLaDOS is one of the most memorable characters ever made. The villainy and the character build-up has made her one of the greatest villains of all time.  Here are some of the GLaDOS quotes and voice lines.

14. “Please note that we have added a consequence for failure. Any contact with the chamber floor will result in an “unsatisfactory” mark on your official testing record, followed by death. Good luck!”


15. “Momentum, a function of mass and velocity, is conserved between portals. In layman’s terms, speedy thing goes in, speedy thing comes out.”


Greatest GLaDOS Quotes

All of GLaDOS quotes are extremely popular even today. As a matter of fact, funny GLaDOS quotes are used by many in daily routine. Here are some of the best 'Portal 1' GLaDOS quotes along with best GLaDOS quotes 'Portal 2'.

16. “You are kidding me. Did you just stuff that Aperture Science thing-we-don’t-know-what-it-does into an Aperture Science Emergency Intelligence Incinerator?”


17. “I’m fine. Two plus two is...ten, in base four, I’m fine!”


18. “Warning devices are required on all mobile equipment. However, alarms and flashing hazard lights have been found to agitate the High Energy Pellet, and have therefore been disabled for your safety.”


19. "The Enrichment Center is required to remind you that the Weighted Companion Cube cannot talk. In the event that it does talk The Enrichment Centre asks you to ignore its advice."


20. "Well done. Here come the test results: You are a horrible person...I'm serious, that's what it says: "A horrible person." We weren't even testing for that. Don't let that horrible-person thing discourage you. It's just a data point...If it makes you feel any better, science has now validated your birth mother's decision to abandon you on a doorstep."

- GLaDOS, 'Portal 2'.

21. "Good news. I figured what that thing you just incinerated did. It was a morality core they installed after I flooded the Enrichment Center with a deadly neurotoxin, to make me stop flooding the Enrichment Center with a deadly neurotoxin. So get comfortable while I warm up the neurotoxin emitters."

- GLaDOS, 'Portal 1'.

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