If it were up to Pretty Little Liars fans, we would spend the majority of our days watching old episodes, prowling the web for theories, and debating A's true identity with our friends. Sadly, real life outside of Rosewood beckons. There's schoolwork to do, jobs that require our attendance, and social gatherings that can frankly feel like more of a chore than a pleasure if they're filled with people who don't watch Pretty Little Liars and don't care who A is. (Yes, these people do exist and the phenomenon is as frightening as it sounds.)
What's the best way to cope with life when you can't dedicate every waking hour to Pretty Little Liars? Well, I've found that quoting Aria, Emily, Hanna, and Spencer is a pretty good band-aid. They have wisdom, sass, and some of the best comebacks I've ever heard. And thankfully, wherever we go, we're bound to find some fellow super fans and we can commence a happy combination of discussing our theories while throwing in some of our favorite quotes.
Here are the top quotes Pretty Little Liars fans use to communicate with one another on a daily basis.
1. When A Friend Expresses Hope That "The Summer Of Answers" Will Deliver
You must be new to the Pretty Little Liars fandom... in which case, welcome! And prepare for a long road of red herrings and false leads. No one ever said it would be easy, they only said it would be worth it.
2. When We Need A Moment Of Levity
The emotional roller coaster of being a Pretty Little Liars fan can be quite overwhelming, and sometimes we just need some comic relief. This quote will never get old. Never.
3. When We're Debating A's Identity
At this point, when we hear the word "theory," we automatically assume it's being used in the context of A's identity or one of the show's other countless mysteries. I mean, what other theories in life are even worth discussing?
4. When We're Giving A Serious Compliment
Did your friend just come up with a theory so twisted that it blew your mind? Pretty Little Liars fans know that being equated to Spencer is a huge compliment.
5. When We've Had A Bit Too Much To Drink
Trying to figure out A's identity (never mind Red Coat and Black Widow) is enough to warrant a glass of wine. But even when we're tipsy, we never forget that there is a fitting Pretty Little Liars quote for every situation life throws at us.
6. When Someone's Presence Is Unwelcome
We're trying to discuss a very serious matter (Uber A's identity, Sara Harvey's real deal, whether or not Melissa can be trusted) and if you have nothing to contribute, please show yourself out.
7. When We Realize The Quest To Figure Out A's Identity Has Taken Over Our Lives
...but now that that's cleared up, let's get back to discussing every single detail that happened on last week's episode — and also that random episode from Season 3 that may hold a bunch of clues we totally missed the first time around.
8. When A Friend Decides To Take A Step Back From The World Of Rosewood
We get that you have real world obligations and all that jazz, but we need you on this team of trying to solve the A mystery. Otherwise, we don't stand a chance of figuring this out! For more on the infinite wisdom of Pretty Little Liars, check out Bustle's podcast Taking This One To The Grave.