Like 10 Things I Hate About You? Then You’ll Love These 10 Quotes

It’s been more than two decades since people first watch 10 Things I Hate About You quotes, and the 1999 teen romantic comedy is still the epitome of the rom-com genre. One factor making the film a timeless work until now is that the lines are just so relatable.

10 Things I Hate About You Quotes Overview 

The film was based on the play The Taming of the Shrew by great writer William Shakespeare, and to this day remains one of the top films for teenagers. With a length of 97 minutes, the film starred Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, etc.

The movie follows the Stratford sisters, whose father wants to prevent his daughters from falling in love. Thus, due to his “brilliant” idea, Bianca can’t date until her older, antisocial sister does. So, she fashions a scheme to have the strange boy in the neighborhood take her sister, Kat, out. And like other cliché young love stories out there, the protagonists fell for each other, and we have a happy ending. 

The film is the love story of high schoolers with their naive yet passionate feelings, reflected entertainingly. With a bunch of laugh-out-loud and romantic moments, the film captures the hearts of all its viewers. But the unforgettable part of the movie for the fandom is, in fact, its quotes.

The lines in ’10 Things I Hate About You’ make us memorize the film and its characters just like the quotations from ‘The Taming of The Shrew’ do. Here are some of the most memorable quotable lines from “10 Things I Hate About You” that, who knows, you can still use in 10 years to come.

“But Mostly, I Hate The Way I Don’t Hate You. Not Even Close, Not Even A Little Bit, Not Even At All”

The ending from Katarina “Kat” Stratford’s poem may sound cheesy and all, but it sure can have one bawling their eyes out. It literally changes the meaning of her apparently hateful poem and thus remains the iconic quote for the character! *chef kiss for the scene! She surely got Rupi Kaur’s The Sun and Her Flower vibe in her.

"But Mostly, I Hate The Way I Don't Hate You. Not Even Close, Not Even A Little Bit, Not Even At All"

Sadly No

Dr. Walter Stratford: Hello Katarina. Make anybody cry today?

Katarina “Kat” Stratford: Sadly no, but it’s only 4:30.

An online survey from actually shows that this quote is the second fan favorite in “10 things I hate about you”, and we can all see why. We all know someone like Kat, or we are Kat. It’s just so relatable. Do I have to mention Dr. Stratford sense of humour is also out of this world? I guess age is just a number when you are living your best.

We all know someone like Kat...or we are Kat.

Sadly no – Source: 

“I Guess, In This Society, Being Male And An Asshole Makes You Worthy Of Our Time.”

Oh, I hate this film a bit because it’s somewhat sexist, yet this scene makes me a die-hard fan. Here you go, folks, a timeless line, courtesy of Kat Stratford. If you want to hurt your ex with some kinda quotes about hating someone you used to love, this may be your go-to. 

Inspire to be like Kat? Check out this guide.

Memes, ?, and So True: I GUESS IN THIS S0CIETY,
Sadly, so true. ? moderngirls

I guess – Source:

“Oh Goodie, Something New And Different For Us!”

Let’s just say someone, Mandela (Susan May Pratt), wasn’t shocked (or pleased) to learn that her bestie Kat didn’t want to go to school events like the prom. Just adjust your tone, and this phrase can be as sarcastic as you want it to be.

Bianca Stratford: you’re Asking Me Out? That’s So Cute! What’s Your Name Again?

 Oh, I hate this. I mean, it’s just the perfect way to crush someone who has a crush on you. If you’re not giving the guy any chance, then this phrase is hurtful enough to lose him for good.

Bianca Stratford: you're Asking Me Out?

Where are you all from? Source:

“You never disappointed me.”

Katarina Stratford: I don’t like to do what people expect. Why should I live up to other people’s expectations instead of my own?

Patrick Verona: So, you disappoint them from the start, and then you’re covered, right?

Kat Stratford: Something like that

Patrick: Then you screwed up!

Kat Stratford: How?

Patrick: You never disappointed me.”

Sarcastic much? People think of Kat as a “scary” girl. Yet, she has a charming and sensitive heart underneath her fiery and rebellious persona. Yet the only guy to get Kat open up from her introverted and antisocial self is indeed Patrick, with such responses.

“Ooh, See That, There. Who Needs Affection When I Have Blind Hatred?”

It’s impressive that even though Kat might be too tipsy in the scene, she managed to sabotage Patrick by stating he couldn’t find anyone to like him. But then Patrick had a flirty come back to her right after. That’s even more impressive!

I *Need* You, Oh Baby, Oh Baby

Patrick: Well, maybe you’re not afraid of me, but I’m sure you’ve thought about me naked, huh?

Kat Stratford: [sarcastically] Am I that transparent? I want you. I *need* you, oh baby, oh baby.

‘How to be sarcastic 101 with Kat!’ right there. Maybe some days, this quote can come in handy. Until then, thanks to this line, viewers can’t help but stan the sassy queen.

I *Need* You, Oh Baby, Oh Baby

Bianca: You Know, There’s A Difference Between Like And Love. I Like My Skechers, But I Love My Prada Backpack

Chastity: But I love my Sketchers.

Bianca: That’s because you don’t have a Prada backpack.

Time flies, and now those brands may have lost their rank as representatives for Bianca’s feelings, but you get the idea. Anyone who has had a Prada bag, especially a mini one, knows precisely what Bianca is referring to.

Chastity: Mr. Stratford, It’s Just A Party

Mr. Stratford: And Hell is just a sauna.

It’d be a shame not to list Mr. Stratford’s evergreen statement in 10 things I hate about you quotes. He’s sure a strict dad, but we just love the character, not? His saying is still a decent answer to any “It’s just a…” sentences.

“Don’t Let Anyone Ever Make You Feel Like You Don’t Deserve What You Want. Go For It.”

This quote is all about Patrick giving some best advice slash pep talk to his friend. And anyone will definitely need these kind words once in a while. That’s why this quote is still suitable for today’s setting.

Deserve what you want. 10 Things I Hate About You Quotes

One of the best ”10 things I hate about you quotes”. Source:

Patrick: Hey There, Girly. How You Doin’?

Kat Stratford: Sweating like a pig actually and yourself?

Patrick: Now there’s a way to get a guy’s attention, huh?

Kat Stratford: My mission in life. But, obviously, I struck your fancy, so you see, it worked. The world makes sense again.

A classic pick-up line from Patrick and a sassy response from Kat that is full of sarcasm. 

Patrick: Hey There, Girly. How You Doin'?

10 Things I Hate About You Quotes: Conclusion 

We will grow old, but not this movie. Every time watching it or quoting these lines is like reliving the 90s. If you enjoyed our list of ‘10 Things I Hate About You quotes‘, then why don’t you take a look at these articles on college life entertainment? Everything is free and entertaining on JobandEdu.

Emmanuel Davies

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