27 Steel Magnolias Quotes To Power You On

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Steel Magnolias is an American movie released in 1989 which is an adaptation of the earlier Robert Harling’s play from 1987. The movie features quite an impressive number of Hollywood hot shots of the 80s in the likes of Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, Sally Field, Shirley McClaine, Olympia Dukakis and Daryl Hannah who all executed their roles in the movie with a touch of class. We go down memory lane to bring you quotes from this Southern community classic that will make you appreciate the movie more.

Steel Magnolias Quotes

1. “I would rather have thirty minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special.” — Shelby

2. “Time matches on and sooner or later you realize it is marchin’ across your face.” — Truvy

3. “Miss Truvy, I promise that my personal tragedy will not interfere with my ability to do good hair.” — Annabelle

4. “I have a strict policy that nobody cries in my presence alone.” — Truvy

5. “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” — Clairee Belcher

6. “Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion.” — Truvy

7. “Drum, eat shit and die.” — Ouiser Boudreaux

8. “Oh honey, God don’t care which church you go, long as you show up!” — Truvy

9. “Well, we went skinny dipping and we did things that frightened the fish.” — Shelby

10. “The only reason people are nice to me is because I have more money than God.” — Ouiser

11. “The only thing that separates us from animals is our ability to accessorize.” — Clairee

12. “You know, you would be a much more contented, a pleasant person if you would find ways to occupy yourself.” — Clairee

13. “Louie brought his new girlfriend over and the nicest thing I can say about her is her tattoos are spelled correctly. ” —Truvy

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14. “Remember what Daddy always says; an ounce of pretension is worth a pound of manure.” — Shelby

15. “Shelby, as you know, wouldn’t want us to get mired down and wallow in this. We should handle it the best way we know how and get on with it. That’s what my mind says, I just wish somebody would explain it to my heart.” — M’Lynn

16. “Relax. You can screw up her hair. Just tease it and make it look like a brown football helmet.” — Shelby

17. “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

18. “In a good shoe, I wear size six, but seven feels so good, I buy a size eight.” — Truvy

19. “You’re too twisted for color TV.” — Ouiser

20. “I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a very bad mood 40 years.” — Ouiser

21. “Well, you know what they say: if you don’t have anything nice to say about anybody, come sit by me.” — Clairee

22. “ Don’t try to get on my good side, Truvy. I no longer have one.” — Ouiser

23. “A dirty mind is a terrible thing to waste.” — Ouiser

24. “Does your dress have to go over your head?” — Annabelle

25. Truvy: I kind of like hiring somebody with a past

Clairee: She can’t be more than eighteen. She hasn’t had time to have a past

Truvy: Oh get on with it, Clairee. This is the eighties. If you can achieve puberty, you can achieve a past.

26. “I just sat there. I just held Shelby’s hand. There was no noise, no tremble, just peace. Oh God, I realize as a woman how lucky I am. I was there when that wonderful creature drifted into my life and I was there when it drifted out. It was the most precious moment of my life.” — M’Lynn

27. “I do not see plays, because I can nap at home for free. And I don’t see movies ’cause they’re trash and they 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 mini-series.” — Ouiser

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