From tackling new challenges with enthusiasm to standing our ground and believing in ourselves, there’s a lot we’ve learned from Leslie Knope. But, perhaps, the greatest gift she’s blessed us with is Galentine’s Day! Who says you only have to celebrate romantic love? We’re all set to celebrate Feb 13th the right way. And, of course, that includes some fantastic Leslie Knope Galentine’s Day quotes. So, join us in our efforts in making Galentine’s a recognized national holiday where we can veg out on the couch with our besties.
Okay, but what IS Galentine’s Day?
In the words of Leslie Knope, “…it’s only the best day of the year!”
For the uninitiated (sorry, but we have to ask, where have you BEEN?!), the idea of Galentine’s Day originated from the TV show Parks and Recreation. In episode 16 of Season 2, Leslie Knope decides to gather her best girlfriends for Sunday brunch on the day before Valentine’s Day and deems it “Galentine’s Day.” The point of Galentine’s Day is to celebrate platonic love and appreciate those in our lives who stick with us through thick and thin.
As cheesy as it may sound, it has inspired many celebrations since it first aired. Who wouldn’t resonate with the message of appreciating the important people in our lives? And now, we’re pretty sure people are starting to look forward to Feb 13th more than Feb 14th!
Sounds cool! How do I celebrate it?
Are you one of those people who start thinking of holiday party ideas in November? There’s no right way to celebrate Galantine’s; you could do it by simply sending your friends an appreciative text or planning an elaborate dinner. The sky’s the limit!
There’s only one rule: on this day, you must let your friends know how much you love having them in your life. Whether you send your friends a cute note with a Galentine’s saying that defines your friendship, or post a picture with a cute Galentine’s Instagram caption, every gesture, no matter the size, counts.
Galentine’s Day quotes to make you feel ooey-gooey.
Not so good with words? Our list of the best Galentine’s Day quotes has been carefully curated to get you in the mood for Feb 13th and give you all the feels.
Let’s take you through some of our favorite Galentine’s phrases. After all, love quotes don’t deserve all the attention.
“No one achieves anything alone.”
Of course, we have to start the list with one of the most iconic Leslie Knope Galentine’s Day quotes. And not to brag, but we think this is the quote for defining the beauty of Galentine’s Day. No matter what our life’s journey looks like, one thing’s for sure: it’s the support from those around us which makes us want to keep going.
“There’s nothing like a really loyal, dependable, good friend. Nothing.”
One of our favorite Galentine’s day quotes comes from Jennifer Aniston. Of course, this isn’t too surprising since Friends is one of the most famous shows depicting friendship. This Galentine’s phrase sums up the meaning of friendship beautifully; having friends that you can count on is rare, and there’s nothing that compares. We couldn’t have said it better!
“Friendship is a wildly underrated medication.”
We have to agree with actress Anna Deavere Smith (Nurse Jackie, The West Wing) on this one. What else wipes away the Valentine’s Day blues, if not a fun-filled day with our gal-pals? Every day should be Galentine’s Day, in our humble opinion.
Also, doesn’t this make for the perfect Galentine’s Day Instagram caption? We know what we’ll be using!
“We need to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn’t matter, but work is third.”
Leslie Knope gets us again! Has there ever been a more relatable fictional character than Amy Poehler’s fabulous rendition of this small-town government official? She is the BFF we need.
This is one of the Galentine’s Day phrases we live by, not just because work can be stressful at times. It’s crucial to find a work-life balance, and not spend all our time obsessing over our jobs when we could be having fun with our loved ones.
“Uteruses before duderuses…Ovaries before brovaries.”
We can’t promise that this will be the last Leslie Knope quote featured on this list, but we promise you’ll not find a better Galentine’s Day pun. We love to show our girlfriends that nothing can come between us.
“You gotta find your clique. You gotta stick together”
A friend in need is a friend indeed, with the 2017 comedy-drama, Working Moms, being the perfect example. Finding people you connect with, those who are always there for you (no questions asked) are the kind of friends you gotta hang onto. It’s not just a Galentine’s Day saying, but practical life advice that we stick by.
“You’ll always have a pizza my heart.”
We love Galentine’s puns, and this one works best when you plan on having a pizza party with your friends. Bonus points if you get to decorate a heart-shaped pizza.
“Everyone knows you can’t choose your family, but you can choose your friends.”
Gossip girl isn’t just our go-to source for drama but also some surprisingly insightful Galentine’s Day quotes.
We can always choose our friends, and luckily, we’ve found the best bunch!
Well, we don’t know about you, but we’re ready to call up our girlfriends and get our Galentine’s Day plans in order.