N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z #

Truvy: How you holdin up, honey?
M'Lynn: I'm fine.
Clairee: It was a beautiful service.
Ouiser: The flowers were the most beautiful flowers I have ever seen!
M'Lynn: They were beautiful.
Annelle: Miss M'Lynn, it should make you feel a lot better that Shelby is with her King.
M'Lynn: Yes, Annelle, I guess it should.
Annelle: Then we should all be rejoicing.
M'Lynn: Well you go on ahead!! I'm sorry if I don't feel like it! I guess I'm a little selfish. I'd rather have her here.
Annelle: Miss M'Lynn, I don't mean to upset you by sayin' that. It's just that when somethin like this happens, I pray very hard to make heads or tails of it. And I think that in Shelby's case, she just wanted to take care of that little baby, and of you, of everybody she knew. And her poor little body was just worn out. It just wouldn't let her do all the things she wanted to. So she went on to a place where she could be a guardian angel. She will always be young, she will always be beautiful. And I personally feel much safer knowin' that she's up there on my side [M'Lynn turns to face Annelle] It may sound real simple and stupid and...Well maybe I am, but, that's how I get through things like this.
M'Lynn: Thank you, Annelle. I appreciate that. And it's a real good idea. Shelby, as you know, wouldn't want us to get mired down and wallow in this. We should handle it the best way we know how…and get on with it. That’s what my mind says. I wish somebody’d explain to my heart.
Truvy: Drum says you never left her side for a second.
M'Lynn: No.. I couldn't leave my Shelby. I just sat there and kept pushin' the way I always have where Shelby was concerned.... I was hopin' she'd sit up and argue with me. Finally we realized there was no hope. They turned off the machines. [Pause] Drum left.. couldn't take it. Jackson left. [slight laugh] I find it amusin'.. men are supposed to be made outta steel or somethin. I just sat there. I just held Shelby's hand. There was no noise. No tremble. Just peace. Oh God.. I realize as a woman how lucky I am! I was there when that wonderful creature drifted into my life.. and I was there when she drifted out of it. It was the most precious moment of my life... [sighs] I gotta get back. Has anybody got a mirror?
Truvy: Does anybody have a mirror? I don't know how you're doin on the inside honey…but your HAIR sure is holdin up beautiful.
M'Lynn: [looking in mirror, upset] Shelby was right! This IS a brown foot ball helmet!!!! [begins to cry]
Clariee: Ohh…honey are you okay?
M'Lynn: [crying] I'm fine, I'm fine, I'm fine. [screaming] I'm fine! I can jog all the way to Texas and back, but my daughter can't! She never could! Oh God! I'm so mad I don't know what to do! I wanna know why! I wanna know why Shelby's life is over! I wanna know how that baby will ever know how wonderful his mother was! Will he ever know what she went through for him? Oh God I wanna know why!! Why Lord, I wish I could understand! [in a firm tone] No! No! No! It's not supposed to happen this way! I'm supposed to go first. I've always been ready to go first! I-I don't think I can take this! I-I don't think I can take this! I-I just wanna hit somebody 'til they feel as bad as I do! I just wanna hit something! I wanna hit it hard! [continues sobbing]
Clairee: Here! [grabs Ouiser by the shoulder and positions her in front of M'Lynn] Hit this! Go ahead M'Lynn, slap her!
Ouiser: Are you crazy?!
Clairee: Hit her!
Ouiser: Are you high, Clairee?!
Truvy: Clairee, have you lost your mind?
Clairee: We'll sell t-shirts sayin' I SLAPPED OUISER BOUDREAUX! Hit her!
Annelle: Miss Clairee, enough!
Clairee: Ouiser, this is your chance to do something for your fellow man! Knock her lights out, M'Lynn!
Ouiser: [gets out of Clairee's grip] Let go o' me!
Clairee: M'Lynn, you just missed the chance of a lifetime! Half o' Chiquapin Parish'd give their eye teeth to take a whack at Ouiser! [everyone, except Ouiser, starts laughing]
Ouiser: YOU ARE A PIG FROM HELL!! [Ouiser turns and walks away]
M'Lynn: Ouiser, don't leave!
Clairee: Ouiser! Ouiser, I was just kiddin'!! Come back!!
Annelle: [quietly laughing] Miss Clairee, that wasn't a very Christian thing to do.
Clairee: Oh, Annelle, ya gotta lighten up. [cut to Ouiser sitting on a bench, alone; Clairee tries to surprise her, but she steps on a twig, and Ouiser notices her]
Ouiser: Go away.
Clairee: Okay. All right, hit me, then. I deserve it.
Ouiser: You are evil and you must be destroyed.
Clairee: Mother Nature's taking care of that faster than you could.
Ouiser: Lloyd got a great deal of enjoyment at my expense when he was alive.
Clairee: Ouiser. You know l love you more than my luggage. [they start shoving each other]
Ouiser: All right. [they continue shoving each other] This is my bench! Get off my bench!! Get off my…[Clairee falls off the bench] Good, now sit!! You are too twisted for color T.V., Clairee. Have your roots done. [cut back to the Eatonton house, Jonathan and Tommy are playing basketball; Annelle is bringing some cups of coffee to Truvy and M'Lynn who are watching Jack, Jr. who is sitting on a blanket and playing with his toys]
M'Lynn: l shouldn't have gone on the way l did. l made everybody cry. I'm sorry.
Truvy: Oh, don't be silly. Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion. Thanks, Annelle. [Annelle goes over to Jack Jr. to play with him]
M'Lynn: Maybe l should have an emotional outburst more often. Maybe l should start havin' them at home. Drum would be so pleased. [Clairee and Ouiser approach the other woman, and they've clearly made up]
Ouiser: I have feelins'.
Clairee: Of course you do.
Truvy: Well, l'm glad to see the two of you made up.
Clairee: Ouiser can never stay mad at me. She worships the quicksand l walk on. [Ouiser hugs M'Lynn]
Ouiser: M'Lynn, you're in my prayers, honey. [looks at a shocked Annelle] Yes, Annelle, I pray! Well, I do! There, I said it, I hope you're satisfied.
Annelle: I have suspected this all along!
Ouiser: Oh! Well don't you expect me to come to one of your churches! One of those tent-revivals with all those Bible-beaters doin' God-only-knows-what! They'd probably make me eat a live chicken!
Annelle: Not on your first visit!
Clairee: Very good, Annelle! Spoken like a true smart-ass! [Jack Jr. has Annelle's picture in his mouth]
Annelle: Oh, what are you doin? Are you eatin my picture? [Ouiser and Clairee approach Drum, who's talking to Sammy]
Drum: [to Sammy] Then I guess we can't talk about it. [Ouiser sticks her hand like a knife into Drum's back, as a sign of sympathy; Drum watches her walk away with Clairee; M'Lynn puts Jack Jr. into a tree swing]
M'Lynn: Let's get in the swing, shall we? Get our feets in there. There we go. Hold on. Hold on. Hold on!
Annelle: Miss M'Lynn, l don't know if this is the right time or place but l wanted to tell you that Sammy and l have decided if this baby's a girl we'd like to name it Shelby since she was the reason we met in the first place. If you don't mind.
M'Lynn: Shelby would love that. I'm tickled pink. [softly] Pink.
Truvy: Well, what are you gonna name it if it happens to be a boy? [Truvy looks down at Jack Jr. with a big smile]
Annelle: Shelby I guess.
M'Lynn: That's how it should be. Life goes on. [cut to a year later, parents are helping their children in the Easter egg hunt, including Jackson and Jack Jr. Annelle and Sammy approach the party; Sammy is wearing an Easter bunny costume]
Sammy: I've never been so uncomfortable in all my life!!
Annelle: We'll talk about uncomfortable when you're nine months pregnant, okay?
Spud: Go on now, keep those eyes closed, or I'm'a staple em shut!!
Truvy: They're closed!! What is it?!
Spud: Keep em closed!!
Truvy: Okay. Now?
Spud: Ready?
Truvy: Yep!
Spud: Keep em shut. Okay, open em up!!
Truvy: All right. [gasps when she sees Spud has opened a shop called Truvy's West, a new addition that connects with her beauty spot] l don't believe it! I'm a chain!! Oh, Spud!! [Truvy kisses Spud, then they hug. Cut Annelle, putting the head of the Easter Bunny costume on Sammy's head]
Sammy: Jesus!!
Annelle: Oh, lighten up!! Now you just burst through those bushes and hop over to where the kids are, okay?
Sammy: What bushes?! I can't see shit!!
Annelle: Over there!!
Sammy: "Over there!!" I'm an adult, ya know!! I'm not a 5-year-old!!
Jonathan: On your mark. Get set. Go!
Clairee: Okay, Jack, Jr. l'm gonna tell you a story. Once upon a time, there was a beautiful young gal named Shelby. And Shelby had a lovely, kind and wonderful good fairy named Clairee. But there was also a horrible, evil, ugly witch named Ouiser!!
Ouiser: I hate these stupid neighborhood things.
Owen: No one's twistin' your arm to keep you here.
Ouiser: Well, l have to be sociable.
Drum: Hey, Rhett's here! Let's connect the bald spots.
Ouiser: Drum. Eat, shit, and die! Hello, M'Lynn!
M'Lynn: Ouiser, Owen.
Drum: Good to see you too Ouiser, Owen. [Rhett starts barking at Drum] Come on, Rhett! Kill, kill!
Ouiser: Quit it, Drum. Stop eggin' him on!
Clairee: And everyone lived happily ever after. And the nasty, wicked, evil, wretched, horrible, mean Ouiser was never heard from again. Now, it's almost time for the Easter Bunny. Run on down!! [Ouiser sees Jack Jr., and kneels down to say "hi"]
Ouiser: [laughs] Hi, Jack! You remember me? It's your old pal Ouiser! [Jack Jr., having heard Clairee's story, gets scared, then starts to cry, then he hits Ouiser!; yells] Jack!!
M'Lynn: Just a second, it's Jackson.
Ouiser: Jack, come here!! [Jack Jr. runs away, looking for M'Lynn; she finds and picks him up]
M'Lynn: Oh, Jack!! Sweetheart…
Aunt Fern: Is he all right??
M'Lynn: Yes, he's all right. [Annelle stands up, when, all of a sudden, she feels herself going into labor]
Annelle: [groans] Oh, Truvy!!
Truvy: Oh, honey, it's okay. lt's okay. Women have babies every day. M'Lynn!
M'Lynn: Annelle…
Truvy: Jonathan, quick! Get that Easter Bunny over here now!
Jonathan: Hey, Tommy, where's Sammy?
Tommy: He's over there.
Jonathan: Oh, excuse me!
Tommy: Why? What's going on?
Ouiser: What's the matter? What's wr-? Oh, my God! She's gonna have a baby!! Go get a doctor! Help! A doctor!
Clairee: This way, this way. Spud's Jeep is this way!! Come on!! Here, here! Get her in! [Jackson and Marshall help Annelle into Spud's Jeep; Truvy gets in after her]
M'Lynn: We'll find Sammy! We'll find Sammy! lt's all right, honey. We'll get Sammy.
Clairee: Drive careful!!
Louie: Come on, Sammy! Get your tail hoppin'!

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