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Hope Floats Quotes

  • Ramona Calvert: You smell just delicious, Justin, are you wearin' cologne?
    Justin Matisse: Naw, just sweat with a little painter thinner in it.


  • Birdee Pruitt: Mom, wake up! Oh God, please don't do this.


  • Ramona Calvert: You have a birthday comin' up. You wanna tell me what you wish for?
    Bernice Pruitt: No.
    Ramona Calvert: No? Well, that's all right; I'll figure it out with my Grandma magic.


  • Birdee Pruitt: I would walk through fire before I would break up a family, because I am not a quitter.


  • Ramona Calvert: Mothers always love their daughters, even if they show it poorly.


  • Ramona Calvert: Boy, she has a face on her like a bucket of worms.


  • Ramona Calvert: (of Travis in his frog costume) Look at me. My life has no meanin' or direction, and I'm happy. Look at Kermit there. You think it's easy bein' green?
    Ramona Calvert: Look at me. My life has no meanin' or direction, and I'm happy. Look at Kermit there. You think it's easy bein' green?


  • Birdee Pruitt: Who's Big Dolores?
    Travis: She's the meanest and dumbest girl in school, but she keeps passin' because even teachers are afraid of big Dolores. She has her own gang too.


  • Birdee Pruitt: You just never liked Bill.
    Ramona Calvert: Oh, I like all of God's creatures; I just like some of them better stuffed. And he's one of them.


  • Birdee Pruitt: Childhood is what you spend the rest of your life tryin' to overcome.


  • Bernice Pruitt: At home we had a pet skunk. Mama used to call it Justin Matisse. Do you think that's just a coincidence? All day long she would to scream, "You stink Justin Matisse" Then one day she just picked up a club and killed it.
    Justin Matisse: Now that's a sad story.
    Bernice Pruitt: If you liked the skunk, which we didn't.


  • Ramona Calvert: Look at me. My life has no meanin' or direction, and I'm happy.


  • Justin Matisse: Dancin's just a conversation between two people. Talk to me.


  • Birdee Pruitt: Then you should take it. If that's how you feel then you should take it. You and Connie deserve each other. You were lucky to have me. But you know what? I think I already got the best part of you. And she's standin' right out there, and she's waitin' for me. I don't know... what's left just doesn't look so good anymore. So why'd you come back? You want my permission? You want my... condolences? Why did you come back?
    Bill Pruitt: Well, I didn't wanna do this to you now, Birdee, but I want a divorce.


  • Birdee Pruitt: I would have stayed with you forever. I would have turned myself inside out for you
    Bill Pruitt: Birdee, I wouldn't have let you! People grow. They change. They have to!
    Birdee Pruitt: You think that I don't know that? I know that I'm not what I once was. I know that! But I haven't changed so much, that I would go and lie to someone that I love. God, I would walk through fire before I'd let them feel like they were nothin'! And I would never break up anybody's home. Because I am not a quitter. I care about my family! I may not be the same person, but then again, neither are you. You're sad, you're weak, and you're... shorter. If you wanna know the truth.
    Bill Pruitt: I'm in love with Connie. And this is my chance for a fresh start, and I'm takin' it, I'm sorry!


  • Birdee Pruitt: People fall in love. They fall right back out. It happens all the time.


  • Birdee Pruitt: Once upon a time your mama knew what it meant to shine.


  • Bernice Pruitt: Is this where you were "cream of corn"?
    Birdee Pruitt: "Queen of Corn," honey. Three years runnin'. A feat unsurpassed in the history of Smithville.


  • Bernice Pruitt: Mom, are you gonna marry Justin Matisse?
    Birdee Pruitt: Oh, honey, I'm not plannin' on gettin' married again for a long time. What, you don't like Justin?
    Bernice Pruitt: No, it's not that. It's just that...
    Birdee Pruitt: What is it? You can tell me.
    Bernice Pruitt: I just don't wanna be known as Bernice Matisse!


  • Justin Matisse: Why don't you go down and get dressed, you'll feel better? You gotta feel despressed lookin' like that.


  • Ramona Calvert: Hey!. I'm still your momma, missy. You move it.
    Ramona Calvert: Hey, I am still your mama, Missy. You move it!


  • Bernice Pruitt: Please don't have a talk with her mother, I'd rather die!.
    Bernice Pruitt: Please don't have a talk with her mother, I'd rather die!
    Travis: Don't worry, you will.


  • Justin Matisse: Why don't you get down and get dressed?. You gotta feel impressive lookin' like that.
    Justin Matisse: Why don't you go down and get dressed, you'll feel better? You gotta feel depressed looking like that.


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