The Most Memorable Quotes From 'How I Met Your Mother'
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The Most Memorable Quotes From 'How I Met Your Mother'

From 2005 to 2014, the best quotes from How I Met Your Mother were stringing us along with the desire of knowing who the mother really was. Along the way, we met various characters go through the ins and outs of juggling relationships with professional careers and they all had zingers and one-liners to spare. The best How I Met Your Mother quotes are memorable for a litany of reasons. Some have become catchphrases people still spout to this day like, "Legen - wait for it - dary!" Others are really good jokes anyone could laugh at. 

You won't have to wait nine years to find the answer to, "Which quotes from How I Met Your Mother are the best?" You can see for yourself below. And make sure to vote for the lines from HIMYM that have stuck with you since the show ended.

  • The Right Place At The Right Time
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    155 VOTES

    The Right Place At The Right Time

    Ted Mosby: The great moments of your life won't necessarily be the things you do, they'll also be the things that happen to you. Now, I'm not saying you can't take action to affect the outcome of your life, you have to take action, and you will. But never forget that on any day, you can step out the front door and your whole life can change forever. You see, the universe has a plan, kids, and that plan is always in motion. A butterfly flaps its wings, and it starts to rain. It's a scary thought, but it's also kind of wonderful. All these little parts of the machine constantly working, making sure that you end up exactly where you're supposed to be, exactly when you're supposed to be there. The right place at the right time.

    155 votes
  • If You're Not Scared
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    297 VOTES

    If You're Not Scared

    Ted Mosby: If you’re not scared, you’re not taking a chance, and if you’re not taking a chance, then what the hell are you doing?

    297 votes
  • Enjoy The Ride
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    274 VOTES

    Enjoy The Ride

    Ted Mosby: Because sometimes even if you know how something’s gonna end, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the ride.

    274 votes
  • Legendary
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    361 VOTES


    Barney Stinson: It's going to be legen - wait for it - and I hope you're not lactose intolerant, because the second half of the word is - dary! Legendary!

    361 votes
  • Whenever I'm Sad
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    296 VOTES

    Whenever I'm Sad

    Barney Stinson: Whenever I’m sad, I stop being sad and be awesome instead.

    296 votes
  • Cling To The Past
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    196 VOTES

    Cling To The Past

    Ted Mosby: You can't cling to the past. Because no matter how tightly you hold on, it's already gone.

    196 votes