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“Remember if people talk behind your back, it only means you are two steps ahead.”
Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
“I wonder how many people don't get the one they want, but end up with the one they're supposed to be with.”
Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
“You know, a heart can be broken, but it keeps on beating, just the same.”
Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
“Don't give up before the miracle happens.”
Fannie Flagg, I Still Dream About You
“The ones that hurt the most always say the least.”
Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
“Face it girls. I'm older and I have more insurance.”
Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
“You never know what's in a person's heart until they're tested, do you?”
Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
“Are you a politician or does lying just run in your family?”
Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
“People cain't help being what they are any more than a skunk can help being a skunk. Don't you think if they had their choice they would rather be something else? Sure they would. People are just weak.”
Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
“No matter what you look like, there's somebody who's gonna think you're the handsomest man in the world.”
Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
“It's funny, when you're a child you think time will never go by, but when you hit about twenty, time passes like you're on the fast train to Memphis. I guess life just slips up on everybody. It sure did on me.”
Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
“I believe in God, but I don't think you have to go crazy to prove it.”
Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
“You're just a bee charmer, Idgie Threadgoode. That's what you are, a bee charmer.”
Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
“It's funny, most people can be around someone and they gradually begin to love them and never know exactly when it happened; but Ruth knew the very second it happened to her. When Idgie had grinned at her and tried to hand her that jar of honey, all these feelings that she had been trying to hold back came flooding through her, and it was at that second in time that she knew she loved Idgie with all her heart.”
Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
“The line between the public life and the private life has been erased, due to the rapid decline of manners and courtesy. There is a certain crudeness and crassness that has suddenly become accepted behavior, even desirable.”
Fannie Flagg, Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!
“That's what I'm living on now, honey, dreams, dreams of what I used to do.”
Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
“Oh it don't make no kind of sense. Big ol' ox like Grady won't sit next to a colored child. But he eats eggs- shoot right outta chicken's ass!”
Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
“Dena had always been a loner. She did not feel connected to anything. Or anybody. She felt as if everybody else had come into the world with a set of instructions about how to live and someone had forgotten to give them to her. She had no clue what she was supposed to feel, so she had spent her life faking at being a human being, with no idea how other people felt. What was it like to really love someone? To really fit in or belong somewhere? She was quick, and a good mimic, so she learned at an early age to give the impression of a normal, happy girl, but inside she had always been lonely.”
Fannie Flagg
“The food in the South is as important as food anywhere because it defines a person's culture.”
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“You know, a heart can be broken, but it still keeps a-beating just the same.”
Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
“By the way, is there anything sadder than toys on a grave?”
Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
“Hazel always used to say There's not enough darkness in the entire universe to snuff out the light of just one little candle.”
Fannie Flagg, I Still Dream About You
“What was this power, this insidious threat, this invisible gun to her head that controlled her life . . . this terror of being called names?
She had stayed a virgin so she wouldn't be called a tramp or a slut; had married so she wouldn't be called an old maid; faked orgasms so she wouldn't be called frigid; had children so she wouldn't be called barren; had not been a feminist because she didn't want to be called queer and a man hater; never nagged or raised her voice so she wouldn't be called a bitch . . .
She had done all that and yet, still, this stranger had dragged her into the gutter with the names that men call women when they are angry.”
Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
“Daddy gave me real useful information to protect me in the real world. If anyone hits me, I'm not to hit them back. I wait until their back is turned, then hit them in the head with a brick.”
Fannie Flagg, Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man
“Lately, it had been an endless procession of long, black nights and gray mornings, when her sense of failure swept over her like a five-hundred-pound wave; and she was scared. But it wasn't death that she feared. She had looked down into that black pit of death and had wanted to jump in, once too often. As a matter of fact, the thought began to appeal to her more and more.

She even knew how she would kill herself. It would be with a silver bullet. As round and as smooth as an ice-cold blue martini. She would place the gun in the freezer for a few hours before she did it, so it would feel frosty and cold against her head. She could almost feel the ice-cold bullet shooting through her hot, troubled brain, freezing the pain for good. The sound of the gun blast would be the last sound she would ever hear. And then... nothing. Maybe just the silent sound that a bird might hear, flying in the clean, cool air, high above the earth. The sweet, pure air of freedom.

No, it wasn't death she was afraid of. It was this life of hers that was beginning to remind her of that gray intensive care waiting room.”
Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
“It's always the darkest just before the glorious dawn.”
Fannie Flagg, I Still Dream About You
“All right, then, I'd die for you. How about that? Don't you think somebody could die for love?”
Fannie Flagg
“...nobody was ever really ready to turn off their mother's machine, no matter what they thought; to turn off the light of their childhood and walk away, just as if they were turning out a light and leaving a room.”
Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
“One gal drank a can of floor wax and topped it off with a cup of Clorox, trying to separate herself from the same world he was in.”
Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
“Albert and I would spend hours and hours looking at them. Cleo had this big magnifying glass on his desk, and we'd find centipedes and grasshoppers and beetles and potato bugs, ants . . . and put them in a jar and look at them. They have the sweetest little faces and the cutest expressions. After we'd looked at them all we wanted to, we'd put them in the yard and let them go on about their business.”
Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

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