Clairee: I've just been to the dedication of the new children's park.
Truvy: In a good shoe, I wear a size six, but a seven feels so good, I buy a size eight.
Truvy: Time marches on and sooner or later you realize it is marchin' across your face.
Shelby: Pink is my signature color.
[Referring to her daughter's many pink wedding decorations.]
Ouiser: I am just about at the end of my rope with you.
Truvy: I kind of like hiring somebody with a past.
Ouiser: I don't see plays, 'cause I can nap at home for free. And I dont see movies 'cause they're trash, and they ain't got nothin' but naked people in 'em! And I don't read books, 'cause if they're any good they're gonna make 'em into a miniseries.
Ouiser: This is it, I've found it, I'm in hell.
Drum: Ouiser, can we call a truce long enough for me to get a piece of cake?
Annelle: I think we should pray.
[About the new mayor's wife dancing.]
Truvy: When it comes to pain and suffering, she's right up there with
Clairee Belcher: All gay men have track lightin'. And all gay men are named Bruce, Rick, or Steve.
Shelby: Well, we went skinny dipping and we did things that frightened the fish.
Annelle Dupuy Desoto: Miss Truvy, I promise that my personal tragedy will not interfere with my ability to do good hair.
Shelby: Truvy, you know what you need in here? You need a radio, takes the pressure off of everyone feeling they have to talk so much.
Shelby: I would rather have thirty minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special.
Truvy: There's so much static electricity in this room, I pick up everything but boys and money.
Clairee Belcher: Well, you know what they say: if you don't have anything nice to say about anybody, come sit by me!
Truvy: I'm just screamin' at my husband; I can do that any time!
Clairee Belcher: They were both high. They'd been smokin' everything but their shoes.
Truvy: Oh, Sammy's so confused he don't know whether to scratch his watch or wind his butt.
Ouiser: The only reason people are nice to me is because I have more money than God.
Ouiser: I'm not as sweet as I used to be.
Truvy: I have a strict policy that nobody cries alone in my presence.
Clairee Belcher: I love ya more than my luggage.
Ouiser Boudreaux: You are a pig from hell.
Ouiser Boudreaux: You are too twisted for color TV!
Ouiser Boudreaux: I'm not crazy, I've just been a very bad mood for the last 40 years!
Clairee Belcher: That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.
Clairee Belcher: The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize.
Ouiser: My God, you look different. Have you shrunk?
[Sammy is wearing an Easter bunny contume]
Louisa 'Ouiser' Boudreaux: Yes, Annelle, I pray! Well, I do! There, I said it, I hope you're satisfied.
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