Gabrielle: Once, a long, long time ago, all people had four legs and two heads. And then, the Gods threw down thunderbolts, and split everyone into two. Each half then had two legs, and one head. But the separation left both sides with a desperate yearning to be reunited, because they shared the same soul. And ever since then, all people spend their lives searching for the other half of their soul. (Prometheus, Season 1 Episode 8)
Gabrielle: Another one's fallen for you.
Xena: Again? What is it?
Gabrielle: Oh, the blue eyes... the leather. Men love leather.
Xena: I think it's time for a wardrobe change.
Gabrielle: Yeah. You could try wearing chainmail.
Xena: Nah. That'd just attract a kinkier group.
Gabrielle: You're probably right.
Xena: On the other hand, I could just stop bathing and wear a smelly wolf skin. That’d turn ‘em off.
Gabrielle: That’s true. Of course, you’d also be traveling alone.
(A Day in the Life, Season 2 Episode 15)
Leah: Well, the chaste life's not so bad. Once you get used to it. You simply have to follow the Hestian rules. Rule 1-- know thyself. Rule 2-- whatever--
Gabrielle: Believe me. If I have to go the rest of my life without companionship, knowing myself won't be a problem.
(Warrior...Priestess... Tramp..., Season 3 Episode 9)
Xena: Gabrielle, I'm entering a world of darkness I promised myself I would never return to. It's the only way I can see you again. My mind has lost its center. It's turning...turning...can't hold it...can't hold it... (Adventures in the Sin Trade, Season 4 Episode 1)
Xena: Even in death, Gabrielle, I will never leave you. You are the best thing that has ever happened to me. You gave my life meaning and joy. You will be a part of me forever. (Adventures in the Sin Trade, Season 4 Episode 1)
Xena: Gabrielle, the love that we have, it's-- it's stronger than Heaven or Hell. It transcends good or evil. It's an end in itself! Our souls are destined to be together.
(Says Demon Xena to Archangel Gabrielle in Fallen Angel, Season 5, Episode 1)
Gabrielle: We're going to be together -- for eternity.
(After being resurrected by Eli in Fallen Angel, Season 5 Episode 1)
Xena: Any fool can risk his life. It takes a hero to risk his heart. (Animal Attraction, Season 5 Episode 4)
Gabrielle: You know, sometimes people think that a home is a place. It can be a person. (Back in the Bottle, Season 5 Episode 7)
Ares: I wish I'd known you were looking for a father.
Xena: I'm not.
Ares: Oh? Well, somebody clearly got the job.
Xena: Yeah, Gabrielle.
Ares: I would have *paid* to see that.
(Concerning Xena's obviously pregnant state - Seeds of Faith, Season 5 Episode 9)
Gabrielle: Xena and I have a connection. It's stronger than either one of us. We're soul mates.
Brunhilda: My love is strong. I can feel it!
Gabrielle: I am trying to tell you that Xena and I are meant to be together. We didn't-- we didn't make it that way. It just is.
Xena's Voice: Gabrie-e-e-e-e-elle!
Brunhilda: I can see your heart lies with Xena-- but I'll prove to you which one of us deserves your love.
(Brunhilda trying to persuade an unconvinced Gabrielle that they were meant to be - The Ring, Season 6 Episode 8)
Gabrielle: Xena-- when I'm with you-- this emptiness that I've felt my entire life-- is gone.
(Says playwright Gabrielle to Empress Xena in an alternate universe in When Fates Collide, Season 6 Episode 18)
Gabrielle: I can't let you die.
Xena: Some things are worth dying for. Isn't that what your play was about? Being prepared to sacrifice all for love?
Gabrielle: For love.
(Empress Xena asking playwright Gabrielle to let her die so Gabrielle may continue to live as a famous playwright. - When Fates Collide, Season 6 Episode 18)
There's a moment when I look at you
And no speech is left in me
My tongue breaks
Then fire races under my skin and I tremble
And grow pale for I am dying of such love
Or so it seems to me.
(Poem by Sappho commissioned by Xena for Gabrielle's birthday - Many Happy Returns, Season 6 Episode 19)
Xena: Gabrielle, if I only had thirty seconds to live, this is how I'd want to live them - looking into your eyes.
Gabrielle: Stop this. Stop it.
Xena: Always remember... I love you. (Friend in Need, Season 6 Episode 22)
Gabrielle: A life of journeying has brought you to the farthest lands, to the very edge of the earth.
Xena: And to the place where I'll always remain - your heart.
Xena: Where you go … I'm at your side.
Gabrielle: I knew you'd say that.
(Closing scene of the final episode of XWP with a very dead Xena and an alive Gabrielle - Friend in Need, Season 6 Episode 22)