12 Toy Story Quotes We've Actually Been Saying For Years Without Even Realizing It

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On November 22, we celebrate the most important day in history: the 20th anniversary of Toy Story — or, the movie that changed the world.

But seriously, through an affable cowboy named Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks) and an overly confident astronaut named Buzz Lightyear (voiced by Tim Allen), Toy Story taught us valuable lessons about friendship, growing up, and dealing with very real insecurities. And it managed to do all of this without being preachy, cheesy, or boring.

So we’ve chosen to pay homage to this cinematic wonder the best way we know how: by combing Toy Story for the most memorable, meaningful quotes that still make us laugh out loud or bawl like a baby.

Somewhere, Andy’s mom is reading this, nodding knowingly.
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1. Rex: “I think I’m just coming off as annoying.”
As children, few of us understood that Rex (Wallace Shawn) embodied the anxiety that would permeate our adult lives.
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2. Woody: “The word I’m searching for I can’t say because there’s preschool toys present.”
Hands up if, circa 1995, you laughed extra hard at this exchange because you knew he was referring to words you’d gotten in trouble for saying as well.
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3. Woody: “Reach for the sky!”
Words to live by, but perhaps a bit too cheesy to post as a sincere Facebook status update.
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4. Buzz: “You are a sad, strange little man, and you have my pity.”
Behold: Toy Story’s greatest gift to girls who’d grow up to be women forced to deal with MRAs on the internet.
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5. Buzz: “There seems to be no signs of intelligent life anywhere.”
High school reunions summarized by a single movie quote.
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6. Mr. Potato Head: “Laser envy.”
Because in 1995, we’d yet to know the phrase, “The thirst is real.”
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7. Rex: “I just don’t think I could take that kind of a rejection.”
In another life, Rex was every neurotic writer we’ve ever known (including myself).
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10. Woody: “We toys can see everything.”
And this is why some of us used to try creeping up on our toys, convinced they were absolutely alive when we weren’t paying attention. (And maybe still do.)
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8. Buzz: “You’re mocking me, aren’t you?”
The only acceptable response to being negged, trolled, or passively liked on Twitter.
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9. Potato Head, in response to the bed sheets gift: “Who invited that kid?”
And let's go find him so we can rescue him from his humorless, killjoy, wet-blanket parents.
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10. Buzz: “To infinity, and beyond!”
The great catchphrase that launched a lot of poorly imitated catchphrases.
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11. Woody: “This is the perfect time to panic!”
Me, responding to anyone who tells me to “calm down.”
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12. Buzz: “Friend or foe?”
The motto.

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