Are you searching for the best Edna Mode quotes that will make you laugh out loud? Keep scrolling for my absolute top picks!
Edna Mode is a complete icon. With her short stature, a habit of calling everyone “dahling”, and a serious eye for superhero outfits, this fashion designer is a standout character.
She first appeared in the 2004 Pixar hit The Incredibles, but she also made waves in the 2018 movie Incredibles 2.
Whether she’s berating Bob, trying to give Helen a pep talk, or is warning viewers about the dangers of capes, there are some seriously hilarious Edna Mode quotes out there.
After all, she did work alongside Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl when she first built their suits!
So, let’s take a deeper look at this incredible (pun intended!) character and a few of her best lines from both films.
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Best Edna Mode Quotes
1.“I never look back, darling. It distracts from the now.”
2. “Luck favors the prepared.”
3. “[to Mr. Incredible] My God, you’ve gotten fat.”
4. “Men at Robert’s age are often unstable… prone to weakness.”
5. “He is bright and I am stimulating. We deserve each other.”
6. “There are no illegitimate children. There are only illegitimate parents!”
7. “Helen who?”
8. “Done properly, parenting is a heroic act… done properly.”
9. “Leave him? Here? I am not a baby person, Robert! I am not cut out for baby’s facilities! I am an artist, I don’t have time for any of this!”
10. “My name is Edna but some of the girls call me Eddy after they get to know me better.”
11. “And it can also withstand a temperature of over 1000 degrees. Completely bulletproof.”
12. “No? Well, he’ll look fabulous anyway.”
13. “This is Edna.”
14. “Of course you can leave the baby overnight. I’m sure filling in for Helen is challenging, and you are very tired, and the other children need you and miss you, and you must go to them. Auntie Edna will take care of everything, so drive safely and goodbye. I enjoy our visits.”
15. “Oh… My… God. “
16. “Meta-Man. Express elevator. Dynaguy, snag on takeoff. Splashdown, sucked into a vortex.”
17. “This is designed by Vincento? Explain yourself! “
Funny Edna Mode Quotes
18. “Yes, words are useless. Gobble, gobble, gobble.”
19. Edna: Edna Mode… [laser guns point at Helen]
Edna: …and guest. [laser guns retract]
20. Edna: I didn’t know the baby’s powers so I covered the basics.
Helen: Jack-Jack doesn’t have any powers.
Edna: No? Well, he’ll look fabulous anyway.
21. “This is a Hobo Suit, darling. You can’t be seen in this. I won’t allow it”
22. “This is a horrible suit, darling. You can’t be seen in this. I won’t allow it. Fifteen years ago, maybe, but now? Feh!”
23. “Yes, yes, marvelous suit, darling, much better than those horrible pajamas he used to wear.”
24. “You are Elastigirl! My God…pull-yourself-together! “What will you do?” Is this a question? You will show him you remember that he is Mr. Incredible, and you will remind him who YOU are.”
25. “Go, confront the problem. Fight! Win!”
26. “You can’t! It’s impossible! I’m far too busy. So ask me now before I again become sane.”
27. Bob: E, I just need a patch job. For… sentimental reasons.
Edna: Fine. I will also fix the hobo suit.
Bob: You’re the best of the best, E.
Edna: [Walking upstairs] Yes, I know, dahling.
28. [her guard won’t let Mr. Incredible past the gate] “Go check the electric fence or something!”
Iconic Edna Mode Quotes
29. “Simple, elegant, yet bold. You will die.”
30. “That is why I show you my work! That is why you are here!”
31. “Yes, I’m sure your gratitude is quite inexpressible. Don’t ask me to do it again, dahling, my rates are far too high.”
32. “All was well, another day saved – when his cape snagged on a missile fin!”
33. “Do you remember Thunderhead? Tall, storm powers? Nice man, good with kids.”
34. Edna: It will be bold! Dramatic!
Bob: Yeah. Something classic, like, like Dynaguy. Oh, he had a great look! Oh, the cape and the boots…
Edna: [throws a wadded ball of paper at Bob’s head] No capes!
35. “Stratogale! April 23rd, ’57! Cape caught in a jet turbine!”
36. “The human race is responsible for the unemployment? I never would’ve guessed. All this time, I kept thinking it was somebody else.”
37. “Your boy’s suit I designed to withstand enormous friction without heating up or wearing out, a useful feature. Your daughter’s suit was tricky, but I finally created a sturdy material that can disappear completely as she does. Your suit can stretch as far as you can without injuring yourself, and still retain its shape. Virtually indestructible, yet it breathes like Egyptian cotton.”
38. “Milan, darling. Milan. Supermodels. Heh! Nothing super about them… spoiled, stupid little stick figures with poofy lips who think only about themselves. Feh! I used to design for *gods*!”
39. “And machine washable, darling. That’s a new feature.”
40. “Blended kevlar with carbide for durability under duress and comfort also. Interwoven with these fabrics, are a mesh of tiny sensors that monitor the baby’s physical properties.”
41. “And call me when you get back, darling. I enjoy our visits.”
Edna Mode Quotes From ‘The Incredibles 2’
42. “Oh, pish-posh, darling. Your bill will be covered by my fee for being Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, and Frozone’s exclusive designer throughout the known universe and until the end of time. But babysitting this one, I do for free, darling.”
43. “You come in one hour darling, I insist, okay? Okay, bye-bye.”
44. “Yes, I know, dahling.”
45. “Any solution involving cookies will inevitably result in the demon baby.”
46. “I understand your lack of sleep is confusing you, Robert. Babies can be anything, and your child is no exception. Shows unlimited potential, Robert. That’s why I worked in a creative fever. Auntie E has stayed up all night, making sure you look fabulous in your uniform.”
47. “The fire retardant is blackberry-lavender, darling. Effective, edible, and delicious.”
48. “Jack-Jack widened his eyes to make them shaped like mine and grows hair that looks exactly like my hairstyle.”
49. “Although I have doubtlessly exceeded your expectations for a single night’s work. the suit and device contain a few more features we need to discuss.”
50. “I often work to music, and I noticed the baby responds to it as well. Specifically, Mozart.”
51. “You push too hard, darling! But I accept!”
Edna Mode FAQs
What is Edna Mode’s catchphrase?
Edna has several catchphrases, but “no capes” and “dahling” are her most recognizable quotes.
What is Edna’s gender?
Edna is female.
Who voices Edna Mode in The Incredibles?
Brad Bird voices Edna in The Incredibles! He also directed both films.
What is Edna Mode based on?
It’s not confirmed, but Edna Mode is said to be based on the costume designer Edith Head, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, and actress Linda Hunt.
How tall is Edna?
She’s only 4 foot 3 inches tall!
Why does Edna Mode say “no” to capes?
Edna says no to capes as she states that too many superheroes have met their match by being sucked into turbines or inconvenienced by the excess material.
What ethnicity is Edna Mode?
Edna is said to be half-Japanese and half-German.
What does Edna Mode carry in her hand?
She’s usually seen carrying a cigarette holder.
I hope that you enjoyed this list of iconic Edna Mode quotes!
As you can see, this tiny firecracker has tons of memorable sayings that are surprisingly suited to everyday life.
What are your favorite Edna Mode quotes? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below.
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