Dumplin Quotes

Quotes tagged as "dumplin" (showing 1-17 of 17)
Julie   Murphy
“I want to be with you,” he says. “But I can’t if you won’t let me.”
“Why?” I drop my bag in the driveway. “Why do you want to be with this?” I wave my arm up and down the length of my body. Immediately, I hate myself for this. The only person making this about my body is me.
“Because I like you. I think I might feel a lot more than that for you, Willowdean. How is that so hard to believe?”
Julie Murphy, Dumplin'

Julie   Murphy
“Aha! I take my three keys on my ring (car, house, El's) and hold my hand in a fist so that each of the keys is peeking out from between my fingers. I remember seeing this on a self-denfense special of Maury. Television saves lives.”
Julie Murphy, Dumplin'

Julie   Murphy
“I was so scared that all the big things I wanted would never be anything more than wants.”
Julie Murphy

Julie   Murphy
“I hate that there's never anyting good on TV on Saturday afternoons. It's like even the networks are trying to get you off your ass and have a life.”
Julie Murphy, Dumplin'

Julie   Murphy
“Her boyfriend, Camdon or Brandon or whatever his name is, tosses Callie his wallet and says, 'Gotta take a leak.' They exchange a kiss--- which, I mean, why? Is he going to drown in the toilet?”
Julie Murphy, Dumplin'

“I don't get why we call it a crush when it feels more like a curse.”
Julie Murphy, Dumplin'

Julie   Murphy
“Mom, I feel good. This dress makes me feel like someone I didn't know I could be. I've never owned anything like it. But if when you see this - when you see me- you think it's a pity, that it's a shame I didn't lose a few, then screw you, Mom. Try harder.”
Julie Murphy

Julie   Murphy
“I am a total badass. A fat badass.”
Julie Murphy

“The fat kids, the skinny kids, the tall ones, the short ones, and everybody in between: I am so thankful that not a single one of us is the exact same. What a boring world that would be.”
Julie Murphy

Julie   Murphy
“So this is creepy,' I say, motioning to the school with my non-key-shiv hand.”
Julie Murphy, Dumplin'

“She hated that book. El's not the type of person who can read something that's made her cry and think it was good because it touched her. No, books or movies that make Ellen cry infuriate her. Like, it's some kind of betrayal.”
Julie Murphy

“I guess sometimes the perfection we perceive in others is made up of a whole bunch of tiny imperfections, because some days the damn dress just won't zip.”
Julie Murphy

“My mind is a maze and I'm chasing a shadow.”
Julie Murphy

“Perfection is nothing more than a phantom shadow we're all chasing.”
Julie Murphy

“But isn't that the point of labels like boyfriend and girlfriend? To make things easier for other people? [...] It's like the whole world has to walk around with name tags on so we can all feel more comfortable? I guess things are less scary if you know what to call them.”
Julie Murphy

“The coat was black and drab and obviously purchased for the sake of utility without any thought of fashion. It's the type of sacrifice you make when you're a bigger person.”
Julie Murphy

“Every time I blink, all I can see are my flaws. My body in a fun-house mirror. Hips too wide. Thighs too big. And a head too small for the rest of me.”
Julie Murphy, Dumplin'