"This is supposed to be the best years of our lives but it's just been one disaster after another. This school is cursed."
Raditch (knocking on the MI Lab door): Archie?
Snake: (exasperated sigh) "No, I am BUSY here if you haven't noticed..."
Raditch: "I'm sorry. They want to know if you can get into Rick's email to look for signs. Warning signs?"
Snake: (laughs sarcastically) Of course... NOW the groundbreaking 20/20 hindsight policy kicks into gear!
Raditch: (getting annoyed and angry, approaches him) Look... I have seven hundred students and a teaching staff that I am responsible for EVERY DAY. Don't get on my case because one kid overreacted to some... Spilled paint!
Snake: (angrier) Yeah, ONE KID who you've personally spoken to TWICE in the last two days, but did you listen?!
Raditch: "Of course I did!"
Snake: (furious) "I bet you can't remember a word he said! This tragedy, Dan, it could've been prevented if you hadn't-!
Spike: (holding a sobbing Emma and snaps): Archie! Can you two do this later?!
"25 years of Degrassi memories. Like what, the fire in The '80s or the time all the school's computers got stolen in The '90s?"
- J.T. Yorke
Ashley: "I'd never get tired of London, y'know, but I got tired of missing home. Tried some schools there, but I couldn't find anything quite like this."
Jimmy: "Yeah, I guess it's kinda hard to find a school with such a unique combo of...shootings and gonorrhea outbreaks."
Ashley:(laughs)" OK, yeah, some bad stuff happened here, but some good people are here too..."
Griffin: Y'know, all these rappers glamorizing gang culture? You're the antidote.
Jimmy: I was shot in the back by a trivia nerd covered in yellow paint and feathers..
"Everything in this school happens to this band, their friends and their stupid coloured jeans."
—Bruce the Moose
"It's only a matter of time until the next school scandal comes to a boil. Hang in there."
Principal Simpson: "It's called Degrassi Community School. Emphasis on 'school'".
Chantay: "Well, for some of us the emphasis is on 'community'."
"High School sucks. Spend time here with people who don't."
Alli: Jenna, exactly when did my life become a soap opera?
Jenna: Oh, honey, that was a while ago.
Of course, nowadays it's a very different show (from Degrassi Junior High), same heart but a lot flashier!
I don't think we realized it at the time (of Degrassi Junior High), but there was nothing else like it. There was no 90210 or Dawson's Creek. It was one of these things where it was the only show where there wasn't a parent coming in and solving the problem for the kid—like Diff'rent Strokes or The Brady Bunch. The genius behind what Linda did was to go, "No, these kids have to make these terrible mistakes and they're going to have to live with it.
Once Degrassi, always Degrassi
- Various actors, regarding Dylan Everett's departure after his character's suicide.