A Collection Of The Best Quotes From Netflix’s The Prom


The Prom is a film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical and it has tons of inspiring (and funny) quotes in it. Here is a collection of the best ones!

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The Prom is full of music, inspiration, and of course, some pretty great quotes! this movie is based on the hit Broadway musical and has an all star cast! The Prom is sure to make you dance and sing along. It might also inspire you to go out and do some good in the world. 

The Prom Quotes

Here is a collection of my favorite quotes from The Prom on Netflix. Some of them are funny and most of them are inspiring. As always, I try to keep these spoiler free, however, as you get toward the end, there may be some spoilers present, so be warned.

If I missed your favorite quote, let me know in the comments. 

“The PTA has an accepted set of rules concerning the prom. Young ladies must wear non-revealing dresses. Young men must wear suits or tuxes. And if a student chooses to bring a date they must be of the opposite sex.” – Mrs. Greene

“Although it breaks my heart, we have no choice, there won’t be a prom.” – Mrs. Greene

“It is possible to change the world whether you are a homely middle aged first lady, or a Broadway star!”. – Dee Dee Allen

“Even the people who are dead inside will shout BRAVO! on cue!” – Dee Dee Allen / Barry Glickman

“Nobody likes a narcissist.” – Sheldon Saperstein

“If word gets out, people are gonna get mad.” – Principal Hawkins

“We will be the biggest thing to happen in Indiana since…whatever has happened in Indiana.” – Barry Glickman

“You know how political the Tony’s are. They don’t vote for you, they vote for your brand.” – Dee Dee Allen

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“I need a win.” – Barry Glickman

“I just wanna go to prom like any other kid.” – Emma

“What is it you find so frightening about gay people?” – Tom Hawkins

“We are liberals from Broadway.” – Trent

“If they don’t have gay people here, why is my Scruff going crazy right now?” – Barry Glickman

“We aren’t monsters. We’re cultural disrupters.” – Dee Dee Allen

“Flattery makes me stronger. Fuels my ego.” – Dee Dee Allen

“You made me fail. I am so sick of failing.” – Barry Glickman

“When she came out her parents threw her out of the house. She was 16. It was pretty ugly.” – Tom Hawkins

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“Perhaps you should stick to acting instead of activism.” – Mrs. Greene

“I wasn’t born on Broadway.” – Dee Dee Allen

“I’m just a small town girl and I had a big dream.” – Dee Dee Allen

“Nothing says family like a Sears family portrait.” – Emma’s Grandmother

“I left before they could do that.” – Barry Glickman

“It’s just the right amount of girly.” – Dee Dee Allen

“Have fun at the normal person’s prom.” – Emma

“I’m a chorus girl. No one ever thanks me. They don’t even see me.” – Angie

“I thought that when my parents rejected me and stopped loving me that I would never feel any worse. And now this. And I feel worse.” – Emma

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“This is not about a prom anymore. This is about right and wrong.” – Barry Glickman

“There must be a way to rid this community, and by extension the nation, of this cancer of intolerance.” – Trent

“I know I should do something. I just can’t.” – Emma

“If your hands are shaking, just turn them into jazz hands.” – Angie

“He didn’t love me. He didn’t even like me. But he liked the money.” – Dee Dee Allen

“He took my little tiny blueberry heart and he just squished it.” – Dee Dee Allen

“I would kill, KILL, to have a guy look at me the way he looks at you.” – Barry Glickman

“If you don’t, you’ll regret it.” – Dee Dee Allen
“I’m not the one that should have regrets. I was the kid.” – Barry Glickman

“If you want people to like you instead of hate you, you have to be good.” – Tom Hawkins

“Your whole life’s a lie when you’re Alyssa Greene.” – Alyssa Greene

“Wanting to isn’t enough.” – Emma

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“That explains your general lack of empathy.” – Trent

“You can’t cherry pick the bible, choosing which parts you want to believe.” – Trent

“You think you were scared? How do you think I felt?” – Barry Glickman

“Your beliefs are not our beliefs.” – Mrs. Greene

“They hated you with a burning passion stoked by centuries of intolerance and the lack of a drama program.” – Trent

“You have got to stop talking and just listen, okay.” – Alyssa Greene

“I don’t want to hurt anyone. I just want to be me.” – Alyssa Greene

If you enjoyed these The Prom quotes, be sure to check out my other quotes collections from your favorite TV shows and movies!

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About The Prom

Dee Dee Allen (three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep) and Barry Glickman (Tony Award winner James Corden) are New York City stage stars with a crisis on their hands: their expensive new Broadway show is a major flop that has suddenly flatlined their careers.

Meanwhile, in small-town Indiana, high school student Emma Nolan (newcomer Jo Ellen Pellman) is experiencing a very different kind of heartbreak: despite the support of the high school principal (Keegan-Michael Key), the head of the PTA (Kerry Washington) has banned her from attending the prom with her girlfriend, Alyssa (Ariana DeBose).

When Dee Dee and Barry decide that Emma’s predicament is the perfect cause to help resurrect their public images, they hit the road with Angie (Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman) and Trent (Andrew Rannells), another pair of cynical actors looking for a professional lift. But when their self-absorbed celebrity activism unexpectedly backfires, the foursome find their own lives upended as they rally to give Emma a night where she can truly celebrate who she is.

The Prom hits Netflix on December 11th!

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