One-liners from ''Desperate Housewives,'' ''Castle,'' and more

By EW Staff
October 21, 2011 at 12:00 PM EDT

”Did she just use a civil rights rallying cry to get us to lose ass fat?”

—Renee (Vanessa Williams), to Lynette (Felicity Huffman), after their exercise instructor tells them to keep their eyes on their thighs, on Desperate Housewives

”If you wanna fly, I’m not gonna hold your feet to the ground. I wanna be the one to push you off the cliff.”

—Phil (Ty Burrell), to Claire (Julie Bowen), on Modern Family

”Who knew cement overcoats would be back for fall?”

—Castle (Nathan Fillion), after finding a victim covered in cement, on Castle

”Okay, if you’re gonna question the importance of an actor’s signature on a plastic helmet from a movie based on a comic book, then all of our lives have no meaning.”

—Stuart (Kevin Sussman) on The Big Bang Theory