Rupert Giles’ 20 Greatest Quotes

He’s the Watcher who’s gotcha back – it’s time to look at Rupert Giles’ grestest quotes in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

“Smell is the most powerful trigger to the memory there is. A certain flower, or a-a whiff of smoke can bring up experiences long forgotten. Books smell musty and-and-and rich. The knowledge gained from a computer is a… it, uh, it has no-no texture, no-no context. It’s-it’s there and then it’s gone. If it’s to last, then-then the getting of knowledge should be, uh, tangible. It should be, um, smelly.”

S01E03: ‘I, Robot… You Jane’

Xander: “Am I right, Giles?”

Giles: “Almost certainly not, but to be fair, I wasn’t listening.”

SO5E08: ‘Shadow’

Wesley: “I wonder if asking Ms. Chase to dance would…”

Giles: “For God’s sake, man, she’s 18, and you have the emotional maturity of a blueberry scone. Just have at it, would you, and stop fluttering about.”

S03E20: ‘The Prom’

“Damn it, man, we have to get inside! Our, um, uh… Our families are-are-are in there. Our, uh, mothers and-and, tiny, tiny babies.”

S04E16: ‘Who Are You?’

“I just think it’s rather odd that a nation that prides itself on its virility should feel compelled to strap on forty pounds of protective gear just in order to play rugby.”

S02E02: ‘Some Assembly Required’




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