Steel Magnolias Quotes

  • Shelby Eatenton Latcherie: Was she prayin'?
    Truvy Jones: Yes.
    Shelby Eatenton Latcherie: Why.
    Truvy Jones: Because she got me, maybe she was prayin' for Marshall and Drew and Belle. My, she was prayin' for is because we were gossipin'. Maybe she was prayin' because the elastic shot in her pantyhose. Who knows that she prays at the drop of a hat these days.

  • Truvy Jones: What are your colors, Shelby?
    Shelby Eatenton Latcherie: My colors are "blush" and "bashful"
    M'Lynn Eatenton: Her colors are "pink" and pink"
    Shelby Eatenton Latcherie: My colors are "blush" and "bashful", Mama!
    M'Lynn Eatenton: How precious is this weddin' gonna get, I ask you?

  • Truvy Jones: Oh, sweetheart, don't. Please don't cry or I will too. I have a strict policy that nobody cries alone in my presence.

  • Ouiser Boudreaux: The only reason people are nice to me is because I have more money than God.

  • Truvy Jones: Oh, Sammy's so confused that he don't know whether to scratch his watch or wind his butt.

  • Clairee Belcher: They were both high. They'd been smokin' everything but their shoes.

  • Truvy Jones: I'm just screamin' at my husband; I can do that any time!

  • Annelle Dupuy Desoto: Miss Truvy, I promise that my personal tragedy will not interfere with my ability to do good hair.

  • Shelby Eatenton Latcherie: Well, we went skinny dippin' and we did things that frightened the fish.

  • Truvy Jones: When it comes to pain and sufferin', she's right there with Elizabeth Taylor.

  • Ouiser Boudreaux: I am just about at the end of my rope with you.
    Drum Eatenton: Well, then why don't you tie a noose and slip it 'round your head?

  • Clairee Belcher: I've just been to the dedication of the new children's park.
    Truvy Jones: Yeah, how did that go?
    Clairee Belcher: Janice Van Meter got hit with a baseball. It was fabulous.
    Truvy Jones: Was she hurt?
    Clairee Belcher: I doubt it. She got hit in the head.

  • Ouiser Boudreaux: What's the matter with you these days, M'Lynn? You got a reindeer up your butt?

  • Ouiser Boudreaux: This is it, I've found it, I'm in hell.

  • Ouiser Boudreaux: He is a boil on the butt humanity!

  • Ouiser Boudreaux: A dirty mind is a terrible thing to waste.

  • Ouiser Boudreaux: Drum, eat shit and die.

  • Truvy Jones: Smile! It increases your face value.

  • Clairee Belcher: The only thing that separates us from the animals that are our ability to accessorize.

  • Ouiser Boudreaux: You are a pig from hell.

  • Clairee Belcher: I love ya more than my luggage.

  • Shelby Eatenton Latcherie: Pink is my signature color.

  • Truvy Jones: Honey, time marches on and eventually you realize it is marchin' across your face.

  • Truvy Jones: In a good shoe, I wear a size six, but a seven feels so good, I buy a size eight.

  • Clairee Belcher: Ouiser, you sound almost chipper. What happened today - you run over a small child or somethin'?

  • Clairee Belcher: Ouiser could never stay mad at me; she worships the quicksand I walk on.

  • Truvy Jones: Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion.

  • Truvy Jones: There's so much static electricity in the room, I pick up everything but boys and money.

  • Ouiser Boudreaux: I'm not crazy, I've just been in a very bad mood for fourty years!

  • Clairee Belcher: Well, you know they say: if you don't have anything nice things to say about anybody, come sit by me!

  • Ouiser Boudreaux: I'm not as sweet as I used to be.

  • M'Lynn Eatenton: I don't wanna alienate the entire neighborhood
    M'Lynn Eatenton: I don't wanna alienate the entire neighborhood.
    Shelby Eatenton Latcherie: I think the neighborhood would feel more alienated if they got covered in bird shit at my reception.
    M'Lynn Eatenton: Pretty talk!! Do ya have to be so crude?!!
    M'Lynn Eatenton: Pretty talk! Do ya have to be so crude?!

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