25 Best Miss Congeniality Quotes For Sandra Bullock Fans

Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Dec 12, 2023 By Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Originally Published on Feb 17, 2021
Edited by Isobel Murphy
Sandra Bullock attends 'Night Moves' Premiere during the 70th Venice International Film Festival on the red carpet

'Miss Congeniality' is a Warner Bros Pictures comedy movie released on 22 December 2000.

It was one of the top five highest-grossing box office films on release. Its huge success meant it was followed by a sequel from a different director named 'Miss Congeniality 2: Armed And Fabulous' in 2005.

In 'Miss Congeniality' Gracie Hart earns this prestigious title from the contestants of the Miss United States Pageant for her act of saving the day from disaster. To be named Miss Congeniality is a huge honor, it recognizes the most selfless, genuine, and helpful participant in the pageant.

Gracie was participating in the Miss USA Pageant, representing New Jersey when she befriended Cheryl from Rhode Island. The movie promoted good morals, including confidence and caring for others, as well as looking beyond the initial assessment of any scenario.

This film starred Sandra Bullock, aged 36, who played the role of an FBI special agent, aiming to find the person who was targeting was the pageant. Other well-known actors like Michael Caine, Benjamin Bratt, William Shatner, Heather Burns, Ernie Hudson, and more also appeared in the film.

Check the list below to get to know the many good Gracie Lou Freebush quotes, Sandra Bullock  'Miss Congeniality quotes, Eric Matthews quotes, Heather Burns quotes and Cheryl Fraiser quotes. For more great movie quotes, you can also check out these 'Legally Blonde' quotes and '10 Things I Hate About You' quotes.

The Best 'Miss Congeniality' Movie Quotes To Remember

From undercover FBI to a member of a beauty pageant, Gracie played well alongside Kathy Morningside, Cheryl Frasier (played by Heather Burns), and others.

1. "I've never been prouder. Or, of any girls that I have coached, you are truly unique. If I ever had a daughter, I'd imagine that she would be something like you."

- Victor Melling.

2. "Eric Matthews: We were just looking for someone to go undercover at the Miss United States Pageant, sir.

McDonald: And I'm the best we got. That doesn't inspire much confidence."

- 'Miss Congeniality'.

3. "That's a tough one. I would have to say April 25th. Because it's not too hot, not too cold, all you need is a light jacket."

- Cheryl, Miss Rhode Island.

4. "Victor Melling: Your hair should make a statement.

Gracie Hart: As long as it doesn't say 'Thank you very much for the Country Music Award!'"

- 'Miss Congeniality'.

5. "In a way, America's like a big ship. And when we all work together and respect each other, that's when the ship gets safely home."

- Cheryl, Miss Rhode Island.

6. "Stan Fields: What is the one most important thing our society needs?

Gracie Hart: That would be... harsher punishment for parole violators... And world peace!

Stan Fields: Isn't she lovely?"

- 'Miss Congeniality'.

7. "I haven't seen a walk like that since 'Jurassic Park'."

- Victor Melling.

8. "Victor Melling: Why is New Jersey called 'The Garden State'?

Gracie Hart: Because 'Oil and Petrochemical Refinery State' wouldn't fit on a license plate?"

- 'Miss Congeniality'.

Top Gracie Hart Quotes From The Movie 'Miss Congeniality'

As Gracie agrees to consider the Miss United States contest entry with the help of Eric Matthews, she expresses herself in a truly new light. Get more information about the character here.

9. "I am in a dress, I have gel in my hair, I haven't slept all night, I'm starved, and I'm armed! Don't mess with me!"

- Gracie Hart.

10. "Good evening, I know the program says I'm supposed to play the water glasses for you, but some of the girls got dehydrated."

- Gracie Hart.

11. "Gracie Hart: My teeth - what are you going to do with my teeth?

Victor Melling: Hopefully, remove the beer stains and steak residue."

- 'Miss Congeniality'.

12. "You think I'm gorgeous...You want to hug me... "

- Gracie Hart.

13. "Cause I'm not gonna parade around in a bathing suit... by the name... Gracie Lou Freebush and all she wants is world peace?"

- Gracie Hart.

14. "I came here and I realized that these women are smart, terrific people who are trying to make a difference in the world... we've become really good friends... this experience has been one of the most rewarding and liberating experiences of my life."

- Gracie Hart.

15. "I'm glad you enjoyed it. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go unscrew my smile!"

- Gracie Hart.

16. "And if anyone tries to hurt one of my new friends, I would take them out. I would make them suffer... And if they ran, I would hunt them down. Thank you, Kathy."

- Gracie Hart.

Fun Quotes From 'Miss Congeniality' About The Way Of Life

The quote list below is perfect for anyone looking for information about life and lessons. We can learn a lot from Gracie Hart!

17. "Eric Matthews: Don't look at me like I betrayed you.

Gracie Hart: No, betrayal implies an action, you just stood there!"

- 'Miss Congeniality'.

18. "Smilers wear a crown, losers wear a frown."

- Victor Melling.

19. "Kathy Morningside: You think you saved something tonight, but all you did was to destroy the dream of young women all over this country.

Gracie Hart: What? You think that their dream is to get blown up?"

- 'Miss Congeniality'.

20. "Gracie Hart: In Hawaii don't they use aloha for hello and goodbye?

Miss Hawaii: Yeah, so?

Gracie Hart: So if you're on the phone with somebody and they won't stop talking and you say, ok aloha, don't they just start over again?"

- 'Miss Congeniality'.

Interesting 'Miss Congeniality 2' Quotes

Want more information about the sequel? What's better than checking this best quote list to see how 'Miss Congeniality 2: Armed And Fabulous' went down!

21. "I don't cry! I don't even have tear ducts."

- Gracie Hart.

22. "We can all learn from our older generations. I remember I learned a lot from my grandmother..."

- Cheryl Frasier.

23. "Sam Fuller: Well, like it or not, that plane is not taking off unless we're both on it.

Gracie Hart: You might consider a tic-tac."

- 'Miss Congeniality 2'.

24. "People only care about people who care about themselves."

- Gracie Hart.

25. "I am not going out there as a woman pretending to be a man pretending to be Tina Turner. I can't afford therapy on my salary."

- Sam Fuller.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 'Miss Congeniality' quotes, then why not take a look at these Elle Woods quotes or '500 Days Of Summer' quotes for more?

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Written by Rajnandini Roychoudhury

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

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Rajnandini RoychoudhuryBachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

With a Master of Arts in English, Rajnandini has pursued her passion for the arts and has become an experienced content writer. She has worked with companies such as Writer's Zone and has had her writing skills recognized by publications such as The Telegraph. Rajnandini is also trilingual and enjoys various hobbies such as music, movies, travel, philanthropy, writing her blog, and reading classic British literature. 

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