The Best Quotes From 'Modern Family'

The best quotes from Modern Family are both hilarious and touching. The most memorable quotes from Modern Family give the show funny family moments full of heart and humor. Other one-liners from the Modern Family highlight why it’s one of the funniest shows on TV.

ABC's Modern Family is an American television mockumentary family sitcom with funny quotes that keep us laughing, even when they’re a little too real. The show also has a great cast of characters like Phil Dunphy (Ty Burrell), Jay Pritchett (Ed O'Neill), and Gloria Delgado (Sofia Vergara) and of course, they are going to have some great quotes along the way. With that said, which Modern Family quotes are your favorites?

Vote up your favorite quotes from Modern Family and vote down any quotes you didn't like, regardless of which character says it.


  • Happiness
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    Dylan: If you're always telling yourself how lucky you are, it's probably because you're afraid to ask yourself how happy you are.

  • Dreamers and Realists
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    Dreamers and Realists

    Cameron: There are dreamers and there are realists in this world. You'd think the dreamers would find the dreamers and the realists would find the realists, but more often than not the opposite is true. You see, the dreamers need the realists to keep them from soaring too close to the sun. And the realists, well without the dreamers, they might not ever get off the ground.

  • Cool Family
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    Cool Family

    Haley: I hope I'm as cool as you guys in thirty years.

    Gloria: Does she think we're fifty?

    Mitchell: No, she's just bad at math.

  • Sister Act
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    Sister Act

    Gloria: I always wanted a daughter: to dress her up in pretty dresses, do her hair, her nails, her makeup. No one knows this, but for the first year of his life, I made up Manny like a girl and told everyone that he was my daughter [laughing]. But just for a few times, I didn't want to mess with his head. When he found the pictures, I told him that it was his twin sister who died.