It's Misha Collins' 38th birthday today, and what better way to celebrate than a Top 10 list?  I know!  A Top 11 list!  To thank him for giving us the amazing Castiel, here are my favorite 11 Castiel lines.  Cass has some great dialogue, so it was pretty hard to narrow this down to just 11.  And I'm sure everyone has their own favorites that don't match up with mine, so put them in the comments section!

11. Well, you know me.  I'm always happy to bleed for the Winchesters.
I know he's being a little snarky here, but it's also the truth.  Well, he might not be HAPPY about bleeding for them, but he's willing to do it anyway.  This is basically a two-sentence summary of Castiel right here.

10. I'm not a hammer, as you say.  I have questions.  I have doubts.
I love this line because it's really the first time we see Castiel admit that he has his own thoughts and emotions, that he's beginning to think for himself instead of just doing what he's told.  It's a pivotal moment for his character.  Saying it out loud makes it real.

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9. This is a den of iniquity.  I should not be here.
Aw, poor Cass!  He's so freaked out about being in the whorehouse!  Bless.  Also, "den of iniquity" is the best name for a brothel ever.

8. It actually means "you breed with the mouth of a goat."  It's funnier in Enochian.
Look how proud he is of his joke!  It's actually pretty funny in English, too, Cass.  Dean and Sam were just in pissy moods.

7. We had an appointment.
I love this because it's just so Cass.  No big deal, he just traveled through time to save Dean from Zachariah.  It's nothing.  Typical dependable Cass...pre-Leviathan version.

6. Freedom is a length of rope.  God wants you to hang yourself with it.
I might have literally gasped when he said this because it was so damn heartbreaking.  After everything he did in the name of free will, after how desperately he believed that heaven would be better if the angels could make their own choices, it hurt to hear him so disillusioned.

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5. Castiel: I found a liquor store. 
Sam: And? 
Castiel: And I drank it.

I laughed so hard at this.  I just...the image of Cass literally drinking an entire liquor store is hilarious.  If I was the clerk inside that store and this guy came in and started drinking every bottle in there, I would just slow-clap him.  You couldn't even get mad at that, right?  You'd have to be impressed.

4. Yeah, well, we're making it up as we go.
Castiel has rebelled, and now he's declaring his independence.  This line becomes even more important in light of what we learned about Chuck at the end of season 5.  If Chuck is God, then Cass is basically telling God to shove his plan because he and the Winchesters are going to do it their way, consequences be damned.

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3.  Maybe one day, but today you're my little bitch.
This was the BAMFiest thing Castiel has ever said, in my opinion.  Raphael is super scary, but Cass just oozes confidence and puts Raphael in his place.  You tell him, Cass!  Not even Dean could come up with anything better.

2. Hey, ass-butt!
As far as insults go, it's not a very good one.  But it sure was effective, and it's really memorable.  Also, adorable because hey, he tried!  The absolute best part about this scene, though, is when Dean calls him on it and Castiel kind of shrugs and gets this look on his face like, "yeah, I know.  It was stupid.  Shut up."  Ass-butt.  Hee!

1. I'm the one who gripped you tight and raised you from perdition.
This is the quintessential Castiel line right here.  It's the first thing he ever says on the show, and it's his most memorable line hands down.  If there's one line of dialogue people associate with Castiel, it's this one.

And there's my list!  What did you think?  What favorites of yours did I leave off?  Tell me in the comments section!  And happy birthday, Misha!

Comments  

Steph
# Steph 2012-08-20 22:45
How could you forget "If the pizza man truly loves this babysitter, why does he keep slapping her rear?" Every time I think of Cas I remember that scene :P
Ardeospina
# Ardeospina 2012-08-20 23:06
I thought about that one, too, but I couldn't justify kicking any of my other choices off my list, and 11 was my self-imposed max! But it's a good one!
eilf
# eilf 2012-08-20 23:22
Happy Birthday Misha! My favorite Castiel quotes:

1) Castiel: I found a liquor store.
Sam: And?
Castiel: And I drank it.

2) Samuel: Is this what you boys do, sit around watching pornos with angels?
Castiel: I'm not supposed to talk about it.
(purely for the outraged innocence of Sam and Dean here - even though you can't see their faces. Also, guys have rules for watching porn? who knew?)

3) Sam: What happened to him?
Castiel: Me.
(can one word be a quote? It's a lot of truth for one syllable)

4) Castiel: You said "no" to Michael. I owe you an apology.
Dean: Cass. It's okay.
Castiel: You are not the burnt and broken shell of a man that I believed you to be.
Dean: (blankly) Thank you. I appreciate that.
Castiel: You're welcome.

Can I have non-Castiel stuff?:
Misha's ability to laugh at himself is amazing and wonderful (we laugh with you, Misha) His best lines:

- (all in the same tone) The whole thing remains mysterious ... what are you doing to my foot?
- I'm not going to eat it, that's disgusting! I'm going to wear it as a wormstache.
- It actually says, and I'm quoting here, "acting on camera"
Bunyip
# Bunyip 2012-08-21 01:39
"I learnt it from the Pizza Man"
PaintedWolf
# PaintedWolf 2012-08-21 01:59
Good list Ardeospina!
I'm pretty sure I choked at "Maybe one day, but today you’re my little bitch" when I first heard it. It's not often you see Dean Winchester speechless.
I also loved the way he deadpanned "condolences" to Dean in Dark Side of the Moon.
And if we're adding Misha stuff too, I adored "Confetti! It's a parade!" and the whole "touch it" thing with Jim Beaver from S6s gag reel
Cassie1234
# Cassie1234 2012-08-21 11:19
How about something as simple as "Hello Dean"?
Sylvie
# Sylvie 2012-08-21 14:54
I loved all the lines you chose, but I think my fav for no particular reason is when Dean says that God is on a tortilla and Cas answers, "No, he's not on any flatbread" with that deadpan look and voice of his. I actually howled, scared my cats off the couch.

Oh, and Happy Birthday Misha!
Beth Ann
# Beth Ann 2012-08-21 19:02
Love your list. One of my favs was
"It's not funny Dean. The voice says I'm almost out of minutes".
MisterGlass
# MisterGlass 2012-08-21 22:46
Happy belated birthday to Misha! Great list Arde!

There was no doubt about line #1, and 2, 5, 7, and 11 are all on my list. "We had an appointment" still sums up Cas to me.

There are so many good ones. Beth Ann picked one of my favorites: "It's not funny Dean. The voice says I'm almost out of minutes", and then of course his voicemail "I don't understand... w-why do you want me to say my name?"

And I love it when Castiel is trying to be funny. "Uriel's the funniest angel in the garrison. Ask anyone." "You should have seen Luke."
elaine
# elaine 2012-08-26 19:07
This will be my first post with y'all, but had to join to have my say about Castiel and Misha. Been a hard core fan of SPN since the pilot, but dang if Misha didn't add the finishing touches to this wild ride.

When I think of Cas it is the I learned it from the Pizza Man, but all the quotes listed are fun. For me he does not take anything away from my favorite brothers, just makes it all better.
erinriley
# erinriley 2012-12-20 03:31
"Explaining freedom to angels is a bit like teaching poetry to fish."

I think is one of the best lines ever
Elizabeth Gibson
# Elizabeth Gibson 2013-01-26 23:05
Okay I know we are supposed to pick a few here but castiel after he takes sams mental burden and makes it his he is in the hospital dean goes to visit him and is very impatient to get some answers about the leviathan and the tablet and the profet but this one liner just kills me because of the blocking that goes with it "sorry" (moves deans game piece back to start) lol
cass
# cass 2013-02-02 22:58
Ever get that feeling their's someone in your back seat? Frowny face. :eek:
FancyFoxyFemale
# FancyFoxyFemale 2013-08-15 03:49
"I'm perfectly sane. But then, 94% of psychotics think they're perfectly sane. So I guess we have to ask ourselves, 'what is sane?' That's a good question."
super
# super 2013-09-30 09:08
what about "my 'people skills' are 'rusty'"?
MrPiekiller
# MrPiekiller 2014-01-15 00:40
first time posting anything btw
my personal fav cass line was "if you mean I remember the pizza man, then yes, I remember."