50 Edna Mode Quotes from Disney’s Incredibles Movies

Although it was released nearly two decades ago, The Incredibles is still a fan-favorite Pixar movie. One of its most lovable characters is the funny and witty fashion designer, Edna Mode. We have put together the best Edna Mode quotes to remember her by.

Best Edna Mode Quotes
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All of the best Edna Mode quotes and an overview of the character herself.

Her great look of signature big glasses, short stature, and cigarette holder have made her beloved by fans, whether they are meeting her in the theme parks or quoting her lines.

To help remind you of what makes Edna Mode an iconic character, I’ve put together some frequently asked questions and her famous quotes from the animated film The Incredibles and the sequel, The Incredibles 2.

50 of the best Edna Mode Quotes
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Who is Edna Mode?

Edna’s character is a long time friend of Bob Parr and his wife Helen Parr. During the glory days of superheroes, she designed handmade pieces for for both of them, as well as their superhero friends such as Frozone and Gazerbeam.

The funny Edna Mode is known for hating capes and always having a sarcastic or witty comeback. She’s as intelligent as she is sassy, making her a truly unforgettable Pixar character.

Edna avoids sugarcoating the truth an. Here favorite thing is to always tells Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl exactly what they need to hear. Between her excellent advice and her wonderful sense of fashion, Edna Mode is truly a character that we should all look up to.

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The 50th Disney World celebration statue of Edna Mode located in Hollywood Studios

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Edna Mode Iconic Quotes

  1. “I never look back, darling! It distracts from the now.”
  2. “No capes!”
  3. “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. Well, you know where he is. Go, confront the problem. Fight! Win!”
  4. “I cut it a little roomy for the free movement, the fabric is comfortable for sensitive skin…And it can also withstand a temperature of over 1000 degrees. Completely bulletproof…and machine washable, darling. That’s a new feature.”
  5. “It will be bold! Dramatic! Heroic!”
  6. “You need a new suit, that much is certain.”
  7. “Yes, I know, dahling.”

Witty Edna Mode Quotes

  1. “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!”
  2. “Fine. I will also fix the hobo suit.”
  3. “Well, he’ll look fabulous anyway.”
  4. “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!”
  5. “Yes, yes, marvelous suit, darling, much better than those horrible pajamas he used to wear.”
  6. “Simple, elegant, yet bold. You will die.”
  7. “Men at Robert’s age are often unstable… prone to weakness.”
Edna Mode Fat Quote
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More Favorite Edna Mode Quotes from The Incredibles Movies

  1. “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.”
  2. “I didn’t know the baby’s powers so I covered the basics.”
  3. “Do you remember Thunderhead? Tall, storm powers? Nice man, good with kids. November 15th of ’58! All was well, another day saved, when… his cape snagged on a missile fin!”
  4. “Stratogale! April 23rd, ’57! Cape caught in a jet turbine!”
  5. “Metaman, express elevator! Dynaguy, snagged on takeoff! Splashdown, sucked into a vortex! No capes!”
  6. “My God, you’ve gotten fat.”
  7. “Yes, words are useless! Gobble-gobble-gobble-gobble-gobble! Too much of it, darling, too much! That is why I show you my work! That is why you are here!”
  8. “You can’t! It’s impossible! I’m far too busy, so ask me now before I can become sane.”
  9. “You push too hard, darling! But I accept!”
  10. “Well, I am sure I don’t know, darling. Luck favors the prepared.”
  11. “Go check the electric fence or something!”
  12. “Edna Mode…and guest.”
  13. Bob: “You know I’m retired from hero work.”
    Edna: “As am I, Robert, yet here we are.”
  14. “You come in one hour darling, I insist, okay? Okay, bye-bye.”
Edna Mode Parenting Quote
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Edna Mode’s Best Quotes from The Incredibles 2

  1. “Done properly, parenting is a heroic act… done properly.”
  2. “It means fire, Robert, for which the suit has countermeasures. I suggest you extinguish the baby’s flames before he trips the sprinkler system.”
  3. “Any solution involving cookies will inevitably result in the demon baby.”
  4. “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 to…today.”
  5. “Fascinating! Are-Are you seeing this Robert?”
  6. “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.”
  7. “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.”
  8. “He is bright and I am stimulating. We deserve each other.”
  9. “Your child is a polymorph. Like all babies, he has enormous potential. It is not unknown for Supers to have more than one power when young but this little one has many.”
  10. “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.”
  11. “The fire retardant is blackberry-lavender, darling. Effective, edible, and delicious.”
  12. “I often work to music and I noticed the baby responds to it as well. Specifically, Mozart.”
  13. “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.”
  14. “Galbaki? Elastigirl’s super suit…is by Galbaki? EXPLAIN YOURSELF!”
  15. “Oh, my God. You’re worse than I thought.”
  16. “But you do not come to me for eggs and batteries, Robert. I design hero-wear and Elastigirl must have a new suit.”
  17. “You also wish a new suit for the baby? I would hardly classify this as an emergency.”

Edna Mode Quotes from Disney California Adventure’s Incredicoaster

In 2018, Disney’s California Adventure re-themed their California Screamin’ coaster into an Incredibles-themed ride, featuring Edna Mode and the Incredibles superheroes. These quotes are some of her most memorable moments from the Incredicoaster ride.

  1. “No problem, darling.”
  1. “…And the baby is gone.”
  1. “The baby has teleported to the next tunnel!”
  1. “Ha, the little one returns!”
  1. “You are tremendous, darling. You make your Auntie Edna so proud.”

Edna Mode FAQ

Edna Mode is a mysterious character and there are many questions about who she is and what inspired her.

Who is the voice of Edna Mode in Pixar’s Incredibles?

Edna Mode is voiced by Brad Bird. He is also the one who created her character, as he is the writer and director of Incredibles. If you are looking for cameos, Brad Bird does them as Edna and his character from Ratatouille.

Multiple women auditioned for the voice role, but none could get the accent just right. Eventually, actress Lily Tomlin told Bird that he would be the best person for the role.

Mr. Incredible and Elastic girl a character meet and greet at Hollywood Studios.
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Mr. Incredible and Elastic girl a character meet and greet at Hollywood Studios.

Who was Edna Mode based on?

While Edna is a fictional character, it was rumored that she was based on costume designer Edith Head. Like Edna Mode, Head has black blunt bangs and large glasses. She won multiple Academy Awards for costume design, so it would make sense that the superhero costume designer would be based after her.

Another possible inspiration for Edna was Anna Wintour, the editor-in-chief of Vogue. Linda Hunt and Iris Apfel also share physical similarities to the animated character.

Brad Bird publicly denied on Twitter that Edna was inspired by Edith Head. Instead, he said that she was meant to be similar to another fictional character from the James Bond films. Q. Q is a character who designs gadgets to help Bond, similar to the way Edna designs outfits to help the supers be successful.

Check out this infamous pep talk from Edna Mode from Pixar.

Does Edna Mode have a superpower?

Edna Mode does not have any superpowers other than being a legendary designer. Despite her lack of superpowers, she is still an important asset to the incredible superheroes of this franchise.

What is Edna Mode’s ethnicity?

Edna is half-Japanese and half-German. Brad Bird said he felt that both these countries have made big impacts with both fashion and technology, just like Edna with the Parr family and other superheroes.

How tall is Edna Mode?

Edna is about 4’3″, but what she lacks in height, she makes up for in confidence and attitude!

What is Edna Mode’s Iconic Catchphrase?

The most common phrases heard from Edna are “dahling” and “no capes!” though she does not have an actual catchphrase.

Why does Edna Mode hate capes?

Some of the world’s favorite superheroes wear capes, yet Edna is famously against them for safety reasons. In the first movie, she makes a valid point about the danger of superheroes in capes.

She points out to Mr. Incredible that capes are dangerous and gives him several examples of superheroes who were in cape-related accidents.

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Mr. Incredible and Elasticgirl meeting with fans that happened to be Disney Bounding.

Photo by Bayley Clark for MagicalGuides.com

Can I Meet Edna Mode in the Disney Theme Parks?

Edna used to be a fairly rare character to meet in the parks, but she has gained so much popularity that there are now a couple of places you can meet her!

The Edna Mode Experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Edna now has her very own themed meet and greet in Pixar Plaza at Hollywood Studios.

Pixar Pier at Disney’s California Adventure

You can get a chance to meet Edna Mode at the Pixar Pier with other famous Pixar characters.

50 of the best Edna Mode Quotes
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A Tiny But Mighty Hero

Even though she is not flying around and saving the world, Edna Mode and her sewing machine are a crucial part of the Parr family. There’s a reason she refers to herself as Auntie Edna, after all!

She is the reason that some of our favorite Pixar superheroes look so good while fighting crime, so I hope you enjoyed some of her best and funniest quotes.

What is your favorite Edna Mode quote?

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