Emily: I'm sorry, do you have some prior commitment? Some hideous skirt convention you have to go to?
Miranda Priestly: What about Testino? Where are we on that?
Nigel: Zac Posen's doing some very sculptural suits. So I suggested that, uh, Testino shoot them at the Noguchi Garden.
Miranda Priestly: Perfect. Thank God somebody came to work today.
Andy Sachs: Same Andy, better clothes.
Nate: I like the old clothes.
Nate: Why do women need so many bags?
Lilly: Shut up.
Nate: You have one. You put all your junk in it, and that's it. You're done.
Doug: Fashion is not about utility. An accessory is merely a piece of iconography used to express individual identity.
Lilly: Oh! And it's pretty.
Doug: That too.
Miranda Priestly: And this layout for the Winter Wonderland spread. Not wonderful yet.
Nigel: Come on. Miranda's pushed the run through up a half hour. And she's always 15 minutes early.
Andy Sachs: Which means?
Nigel: You're already late.
Emily: This is her, the new me.
Serena: I thought you were kidding.
Miranda Priestly: I need 10 or 15 skirts from Calvin Klein.
Andy Sachs: What kind of skirts?
Miranda Priestly: ...please bore someone else with your... questions.
Nigel: There's a scale. One nod is good, two nods is very good. There's only be one actual smile on record and that was Tom Ford in 2001. If she doesn't like it she shakes her head. Then of course there's the pursing of the lips.
Andy Sachs: Which means?
Miranda Priestly: ...You have no sense of fashion.
Andy Sachs: I think that depends on.
Miranda Priestly: No, no, that wasn't a question.
Emily: Andrea, Runway is a fashion magazine, so an interest in fashion is crucial.
Andy Sachs: What makes you think I'm not interested in fashion?
Emily: I don't care if she was going to fire you or beat you with a red hot poker, you should've said no.
Emily: You don't deserve them, I mean you eat carbs, for Chrissake.
Miranda Priestly: By all means move at a glacial pace. You know how that thrills me.
Emily: A million girls would kill for this job.
Christian Thompson: You're a vision.
Miranda Priestly: Is there some reason that my coffee isn't here? Has she died or something?
Nigel: Oh, never mind. I'm sure you have plenty more poly-blend where that came from.
Andy Sachs: Learned a lot. In the end though, I kind of screwed it up.
Editor: I called over there for a reference, left word with some snooty girl. Next thing you know, I got a fax from Miranda Priestly herself... saying that of all the assistants she's ever had... you were, by far, her biggest disappointment. And, if I don't hire you, I am an idiot. You must have done something right.
Andy Sachs: What if I don't want this?
Miranda Priestly: Oh, don't be silly - everyone wants this. Everyone wants to be us.
Chosen answer: Miranda was going to be replaced by Jaqueline and forced to retire. Miranda worked a deal to give Nigel's new job to Jaqueline instead. Since Jaqueline now has a job she wants, there is no one eager or qualified to replace Miranda. Miranda keeps her job. Nigel doesn't get a new job and must remain with Miranda. Miranda gets what she wants, Jaqueline gets what she wants, Nigel gets screwed, but maintains the (most likely futile) hope that Miranda will pay him back by some other means in due course.