The Bridgerton series has iconic quotes for days. From “It is you I cannot sacrifice” to “If all we have is half, then we shall make it the very best half”, they sound beautiful, but can you use them in real life?

Yes, you absolutely can.

“Sorrows. Sorrows. Prayers” — Queen Charlotte 

Situation: When the friend you’ve been warning to break up with their cheating boyfriend finally chops breakfast, and you still have to comfort them. It must be followed with a gentle pat and slight stroke on the back, while your face expresses the “I told you so”.

“You do not know me, and rest assured, you never shall” — Lady Whistledown 

Situation: When a family member you haven’t seen since you were in primary school sees you in public and starts acting overly familiar. A quick step back and side eye to go with these words, and they should get the message.

“You have no idea what it is to be a woman” — Daphne Bridgerton

Situation: When you tell a man you don’t want children, and he tries to mansplain how children are a gift from God, and your life’s purpose won’t be fulfilled if you don’t give birth.

“I burn for you” — Daphne Bridgerton 

Situation: You’re plantain, and the person frying you turns away for a second.

Zikoko is throwing a party for the hot girls only. We burn for you, and we want to prove it.


“To meet a beautiful woman is one thing, but to meet your best friend in the most beautiful of women is something entirely apart” — Simon Basset

Situation: You’re a man living in Lagos and you met a woman five seconds ago. You know she can smell your lies, but that has never stopped you.

“Be it shame or slander, seduction or smear, there is but one thing that humbles even the most highly-regarded members of our dear ton… a scandal” — Lady Whistledown 

Situation: When you told your younger sibling about the tattoo below your neck, and now, they want to cash it in for a favour. Imagine living with your biggest opp. Stand your ground sha; blackmail never ends.

“Her heart is no matter, as long as her hand remains free” — Queen Charlotte 

Situation: When you’re trying to explain to your friends why you can’t leave your crush alone, even though they’re in a serious relationship, and you know their partner can fight.

“We chose to love each other every single day. It is a choice, dearest. One that is never too late to make” — Violet Bridgerton 

Situation: When your son has cheated on your daughter-in-law more times than you can count, but you still don’t want her to leave.

Her response will probably be, “Sorrow. Sorrows. Prayers“ because she has love at home. And you’ll deserve it, dear.

“Just because something is not perfect, does not make it is any less worthy of love” — Daphne Bridgerton  

Situation: After your tailor has sewed rubbish with your ₦10k per yard material, and they’re trying to make you understand that every mistake is a blessing in disguise. 

“I take issue with any man who views women merely as chattel and breeding stock” — Kate Sharma

Situation: When you have to write a Twitter bio so everyone knows you’re a feminist.

“No, she just wears her hair too tight” — Penelope Featherington

Situation: When your hairstylist is trying to explain why you’re balding after they’ve used all your front hair to do pick and drop for the third time.

“Dearest Gentle Reader, did you miss me?” — Lady Whistledown  

Situation: When your mother sends a conspiracy theory the day after you begged her and she promised to stop.

“You are the bane of my existence and the object of all my desires. Night and day, I dream of you” — Lord Anthony 

Situation: When Nigerians think of money, like during that cash scarcity period.

“Ah. Spoken with such feeling too” — Benedict Bridgerton

Situation: When you just confessed love to the person that’s been stringing you along for months but controls your mumu button. 

“Yes, that is why I thought of it” — Queen Charlotte after Brimsley hinted they follow Lady Whistledown

Situation: When your boss sees the work you’ve been slaving over is actually good and decides to take credit for it. 

“I know I am imperfect. But I will humble myself before you because I cannot imagine my life without you, and that is why I wish to marry you” — Lord Anthony 

Situation: When you’ve stained your partner’s white beyond repair, but you still want them to marry you.

“I look like a prized calf trussed up for auction” — Eloise Bridegerton

Situation: When your mother thinks you’re now of marriageable age so she carries you to every owambe just so she can introduce you to her friends’ single children.

“I did not ask for this. To be plagued by these feelings” — Kate Sharma

Situation: When you can’t stop thinking about them, and it’s beginning to feel like love.

“Please, speak freely. No one else does” — Young Queen Charlotte 

Situation: When your parents make you feel like they’re a safe space, so you speak freely, and end up with a smack on your mouth for speaking too freely.

“I’m very good with buttons” — Young King George  

Situation: The tailors on the street advertising their services.

“They dangle joy in front of me and never let me grasp it” — Lord Danbury 

Situation: When you’re the vice president of a country with a very sick president.



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