60 The Devil Wears Prada Quotes for Fashion Enthusiasts

Get a glimpse of the world of glitz and glamour through this list of the best The Devil Wears Prada quotes!

The Devil Wears Prada is one of the most iconic movies of all time.

From the red heel poster, the cast, the lines, and of course, the wardrobe, everything just screams high fashion!

But, looking beyond the surface, the movie teaches us to be daring and uncompromising when it comes to our true selves.

Yes, fashion is an art, and it’s something we can relate to life itself.

However, genuinely understanding what they entail doesn’t come easy.

Our main protagonist, Andy, learns this and more from the iconic Miranda Priestly and her other colleagues in Runway.

If you’re curious about the movie, or just a fan like us, then you’ll love this collection we’ve created for you.

Scroll through to the end to learn some life-changing lessons you can live by.

Begin here.

And don’t forget to check out these Mean Girls quotes and Superbad quotes.

Best The Devil Wears Prada Quotes

1. “You sold your soul to the devil when you put on your first pair of Jimmy Choos. I saw it.” – Emily Charlton

2. Andy Sachs: “I don’t think I’m like that. I couldn’t do what you did to Nigel, Miranda. I couldn’t do something like that.”

Miranda Priestly: “You already did. To Emily.”

Andy Sachs: “That’s not what I—no, that was different. I didn’t have a choice.”

Miranda Priestly: “No, no, you chose. You chose to get ahead. You want this life. Those choices are necessary.”

Andy Sachs: “But what if this isn’t what I want? I mean, what if I don’t wanna live the way you live?”

Miranda Priestly: “Oh, don’t be ridiculous. Andrea. Everybody wants this. Everybody wants to be us.”

3. “Is there some reason that my coffee isn’t here? Has she died or something?” – Miranda Priestly

4. Andy Sachs: “I thought only the first assistant went to the benefit.”

Miranda Priestly: “Only when the first assistant hasn’t decided to become an incubus of viral plague.”

5. “That’s what this multi-billion dollar industry is all about anyway, isn’t it? Inner beauty.” – Nigel Kipling

Famous Quotes From The Devil Wears Prada 

6.  “Can you please spell ‘Gabbana?’” – Andy Sachs

7. Miranda Priestly: “Something funny?”

Andy Sachs: “No. No, no. Nothing’s—you know, it’s just that both those belts look exactly the same to me. You know, I’m still learning about all this stuff and, uh—.”

8. Miranda Priestly: “You have no sense of fashion.”

Andy Sachs: “I think that depends on—.”

Miranda Priestly: “No, no, that wasn’t a question.”

9. Miranda Priestly: “I need 10 or 15 skirts from Calvin Klein.”

Andy Sachs: “What kind of skirts?”

Miranda Priestly: “Please bore someone else with your—questions.”

10. “Who is that sad little person? Are we doing a before-and-after piece I don’t know about?” – Nigel Kipling

Also read: Famous Quotes, Fashion Quotes

The Devil Wears Prada Quotes From Andy Sachs (Anne Hathaway)

11. “She’s not happy unless everyone around her is panicked, nauseous, or suicidal.” – Andy Sachs

12. “Emily, I didn’t have a choice. You know how she is.” – Andy Sachs 

13. “Okay. I have four hours to get the impossible manuscript. Spitemmoskis doesn’t open until 11:30. How am I going to get the steak?” – Andy Sachs

14. “Emily, I know you’re mad, I don’t blame you.” – Andy Sachs

Also read: Clueless Quotes

The Devil Wears Prada Quotes From Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep)

15. “Details of your incompetence do not interest me.” – Miranda Priestly

16. “Truth is, there’s no one who can do what I do.” – Miranda Priestly

17. “And this layout for the Winter Wonderland spread—not wonderful yet.” – Miranda Priestly

18. “By all means, move at a glacial pace. You know how that thrills me.” – Miranda Priestly

19. “Find me that piece of paper I had in my hand yesterday morning.” – Miranda Priestly

20. “I said to myself, ‘Go ahead. Take a chance. Hire the smart, fat girl.’ I had hope. My God, I live on it. Anyway, you ended up disappointing me more than any of the other silly girls.” – Miranda Priestly

21. “‘This stuff?’ Oh. Okay. I see. You think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select—I don’t know—that lumpy blue sweater, for instance, because you’re trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you don’t know is that that sweater is not just blue, it’s not turquoise. It’s not lapis. It’s actually cerulean. And you’re also blithely unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar de la Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it was Yves Saint Laurent—wasn’t it—who showed cerulean military jackets? I think we need a jacket here. And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of eight different designers. And then it, uh, filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic casual corner where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin. However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs and it’s sort of comical how you think that you’ve made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you’re wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room from a pile of stuff.” – Miranda Priestly

Also read: Dumb and Dumber Quotes, Nacho Libre Quotes

The Devil Wears Prada Quotes From Emily Charlton (Emily Blunt)

22. “I’m sorry, do you have some prior commitment? Some hideous skirt convention you have to go to?” – Emily Charlton

23. “I love my job. I love my job. I love my job.” – Emily Charlton

24. “A million girls would kill for this job.” – Emily Charlton

25. “You have some very large shoes to fill. I hope you know that.” – Emily Charlton

26. “You went upstairs? You went upstairs. Oh my God.” – Emily Charlton

27. “You don’t deserve them, I mean, you eat carbs, for Christ’s sake!” – Emily Charlton

28. “I don’t care if she was going to fire you or beat you with a red hot poker, you should’ve said no.” – Emily Charlton

29. “I refuse to be sick—I’m wearing Valentino for crying out loud.” – Emily Charlton

30. “Do you know what really gets me about this whole thing, is that you’re the one who said you don’t really care about this stuff, and you don’t really care about fashion, you—you just wanted to be a journalist. I—what a pile of bollocks!” – Emily Charlton

31. “Right, remember, you and I have totally different jobs. I mean you get coffee. And you run errands. Yet I’m in charge of her schedule, her appointments, and her expenses, and most importantly, um, I get to go with her to Paris for fashion week in the fall. I get to wear couture and go to all the shows and all the parties and meet all of the designers. It’s divine!” – Emily Charlton

32. “I’m just one stomach flu away from my goal weight.” – Emily Charlton

Also read: Anchorman Quotes

The Devil Wears Prada Quotes From Nigel Kipling (Stanley Tucci)

33. “Let me know when your whole life goes up in smoke. Means it’s time for a promotion.” – Nigel Kipling

34. “Andy, be serious. You’re not trying, you’re whining.” – Nigel Kipling

35. “Oh, never mind. I’m sure you have plenty more poly-blend where that came from.” – Nigel Kipling

36. “Excuse me, can we adjust the attitude? Don’t make me feed you to one of the models.” – Nigel Kipling

37. “A little Crisco, some fishing wire, and we’re in business.” – Nigel Kipling

38. “All right, everyone. Gird your loins.” – Nigel Kipling

39. “Well, you know me. Give me a full ballerina skirt and a hint of a saloon and I’m on board.” – Nigel Kipling

Iconic The Devil Wears Prada Quotes That You Will Never Forget

40. Jocelyn: “Well, they’re showing a lot of florals right now, so I was thinking—.”

Miranda Priestly: “Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.”

41. Nigel Kipling: “There’s a scale. One nod is good, two nods is very good. There’s only one actual smile on record and that was Tom Ford in 2001. If she doesn’t like it, she shakes her head. Then of course there’s the pursing of the lips.”

Andy Sachs: “Which means?”

Nigel Kipling: “Catastrophe.”

42. Christian Thompson: “Andy, baby, it’s over, it’s done.”

Andy Sachs: “I’m not your baby.”

43. Nigel Kipling: “Come on. Miranda pushed the run-through up a half hour. And she’s always 15 minutes early.”

Andy Sachs: “Which means?”

Nigel Kipling: “You’re already late.”

44. “Rupert Murdoch should cut me a check for all the paper I sell for him.” – Miranda Priestly

45. Miranda Priestly: “There you are Emily. How many times do I have to scream your name—.”

Andy Sachs: “A—a—actually it’s Andy. My name is Andy. Andrea, but everyone calls me Andy.”

46. Miranda Priestly: “Make sure we have Pier 59 at 8 a.m. tomorrow. And remind Jocelyn I need to see a few of those satchels that Mark is doing in the pony. And then tell Simone I’ll take Jackie if Maggie isn’t available. Did Demarchelier confirm?”

Andy Sachs: “D—D—Demarchelier?”

Miranda Priestly: “Demarchelier. Did he—get him on the phone.”

47. Andy Sachs: “She hates me, Nigel.”

Nigel Kipling: “And that’s my problem because—oh, wait. No, it’s not my problem.”

Andy Sachs: “I don’t know what else I can do because if I do something right, it’s unacknowledged. She doesn’t even say thank you. But if I do something wrong, she is vicious.”

The Devil Wears Prada Quotes for All the Fans Worldwide

48. “You know, in case you were wondering—the person whose calls you always take? That’s the relationship you’re in. I hope you two are very happy together.” – Nate Cooper

49. Andy Sachs: “Same Andy, better clothes.”

Nate Cooper: “I like the old clothes.”

50. Miranda Priestly: “Did you fall down and smack your little head on the pavement?”

Andy Sachs: “Not that I can recall.”

51. Emily Charlton: “When I am not here, Andrea, you are chained to that desk!”

Andy Sachs: “But what if I have to—.”

Emily Charlton: “What? No! Nothing! One time an assistant left the desk. Oh, because she sliced her hand open with a letter opener, and Miranda missed Lagerfeld just before he was about to board a 17-hour flight to Australia. She now works at TV Guide.”

52. Nigel Kipling: “Who’s that?”

Emily Charlton: “That, I can’t even talk about.”

53. “Oh, God. Get away from her, she’s useless. And unattractive. Ask for Ivan. Tell him we need 20 skirts for a reshoot.” – Miranda Priestly

More The Devil Wears Prada Quotes to Read When You Need a Good Laugh

54. Miranda Priestly: “Emily. Emily?”

Nigel Kipling: “She means you.”

55. Andy Sachs: “Is she back? Am I fired?”

Emily Charlton: “You know, I rarely say this to people who aren’t me, but you have got to calm down! Bloody hell.”

56. Christian Thompson: “Je suis très, très désolé.”

Andy Sachs: “You’re not that désolé at all.”

57. Serena: “What exactly is she wearing?”

Emily Charlton: “Her grandmother’s skirt.”

58. “Oh, it’s for Paris. Well, I’m on this new diet, it’s very effective. Well, I don’t eat anything, and when I feel like I’m about to faint I eat a cube of cheese.” – Emily Charlton

59. Andy Sachs: “Wish me luck!”

Emily Charlton: “No, I shan’t.”

60. “Why didn’t you just climb into bed with her and ask for a bedtime story?” – Emily Charlton

Did The Devil Wears Prada Open Your Eyes to the Nitty-Gritty of Fashion and Life?

Often, we get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of our careers. We grind, strive, and do whatever it takes to reach the top. But, once there, you’ll realize that being at the top isn’t all that it’s made up to be.

The Devil Wears Prada touches on this lesson and relates it to many other pearls of wisdom we can all learn from. Being the best isn’t easy, and there will be times when you have to make decisions—and sacrifices—that you may regret later on. 

It’s essential for us to have courage and dare act upon our dreams. However, we must always keep in mind that success wouldn’t be genuine if we had to change who we are to achieve it. Also, our relationships with our loved ones shouldn’t be put on the back burner to achieve momentary recognition.

Though The Devil Wears Prada zooms in on the fashion industry, it’s clear that its lessons extend way beyond it. With that, we hope the quotes above were able to give you some insights into life and success and how you should go about them. Strive for your dreams, but don’t stray away from who you truly are.

Have you watched The Devil Wears Prada before? Are there other lessons you’ve learned from the movie? Comment below!

Read Next:

Karen Danao

Hi, I’m Karen, a content curator and writer for Quote Ambition; I’m also a marketing and advertising professional. Beyond the keyboard and the screen, I’m someone who’s out to enjoy every bit that life has to offer!

Poetry, philosophy, history, and movies are all topics I love writing about! However, my true passion is in traveling, photography, and finding common ground to which everyone from different cultures can relate.

With the many places I’ve been to, I found that love, inspiration, and happiness are some things that bring people together. No matter how different we are on the outside, I’m a true believer that our emotions don’t lie; if you dig deep into our psyche, we’re all the same inside.

This belief was further amplified when I joined Quote Ambition. Through the quotes I’ve read, collected, organized, and written about, I found that humans are resilient, creative, and compassionate.

We take from each others’ hearts and courage, and it’s through our individual experiences that we learn how to rise above our challenges and pain. In so many ways, Quote Ambition is a platform that allows people from all over the world to gain the inspiration they need anytime, anywhere!

You can find me on MuckRack and LinkedIn.