「I never get mad, Mrs. Threadgoode. Never! The way I was raised it was bad manners. Well, I got mad and it felt terrific. I felt like I could beat the shit outta all those punks! Excuse my language. Just beat 'em to a pulp! Beat 'em till they begged for mercy.」
「She's the best friend I ever had, and I love her.」
「Tell me the story.
Well, one time... there was this lake. And, uh, it was right outside of town. We used to go fishin' and swimmin' and canoein' in it. And see, one November this big flock of ducks came in and landed on that lake and, uh, and then the temperature dropped so fast that the lake just froze right there. And the, uh, the ducks, they... flew off, you see, and took that lake with 'em. And, uh, now they say that lake is somewhere over in Georgia. Can you imagine?」
「Somebody stole my house. Why would anyone want to steal an old lady's home? Wasn't worth nothin'.」
「Secret's in the sauce.」
「I'll always love you, the Bee Charmer.」
「After Ruth died and the railroad stopped runnin', the cafe shut down, and everybody just scattered to the winds. It was never more than just a little knockabout place. But now that I look back on it, when that cafe closed, the heart of the town just stopped beating. It's funny how a little place like this, brought so many people together.」