If I'm being generous, the things they care about are the same things we care about.


It turns out people want to believe what they believe more than what is actually true.


Politics and family do not mix.


Penelope: I don't have years! There's Cubans in an Uber right now, we still have no plan! Ugh, this is so much harder than I thought.
Elena: Changing people's minds about politics is hard. How did you think it was going to go?

Penelope: Mami, what's going on? I thought you and Dr. Berkowitz scattered Papi's ashes in Cuba.
Lydia: Well, that was the plan. But after we got there I, I couldn't do it. It was not the Cuba that I remembered. Everything was still there, but it wasn't home anymore. I guess I wanted to walk back into a photograph, but you never can. Berto wanted his final resting place to be at home, and I realized that wherever we are, is home. Berto belongs with us.

Schneider: If somebody would have told me ten years ago that I'd be sober and with the love of my life, I would have said, hey, bartender, you're not my therapist. I was always too scared to let anyone in. Figured if they saw the real me, they'd head for the hills. Or the ocean, depending on traffic. But you saw me, and you stayed.
Avery: I'm always going to stay. Forever.

It's just... you know, there's like... sex, right? And then the next thing you know, you're married, and then you get a divorce, and then I'm a single mother struggling to have it all!


Tonight, there is a supermoon. You just take Nora's hand and look up, and let the magic of the supermoon do the rest.


Alex: I just need five hundred dollars, okay?!
Penelope: Five hundred dollars?! Why?!
Alex: For once, can't you just give me five hundred dollars without asking any questions?!

Penelope: So what was your plan? You were just going to keep buying clothes until I showed up to a fake graduation looking fantastic?
Alex: I'm not saying it was a good plan, but that was the plan.

It's okay to be bad at some things. Dare to suck! It's the first step to getting good. And if you love the fashion thing, you have to keep going back, and not be afraid to be bad at it for a while. Because you'll get better. We're all learning. It's a process.


Alex: 'Sup fam, I was just wondering how the planning is coming for my quince?
Penelope: What the hell are you talking about?
Alex: Oh well, I thought that since Elena had a quince, obviously I would also be getting a party to celebrate my coming of age. This being a house of gender equality and all.

One Day At A Time Quotes

Leslie: Let me just clear up some things. I am Dr. Leslie Berkowitz. Penelope's boss, and also I'm Lydia's exclusive, non-sexual, platonic companion.
Brian: What does that mean?
Leslie: I don't know.

Elena: How do you do it?
Penelope: Do what, honey?
Elena: Be alone, go through life without a partner who cares about you.
Penelope: Okay, well that's one way of putting it. Actually, I've been talking about this in therapy, and I love being alone, it's the best. And we're strong women who don't need a partner to define us.