Ouiser: He was a perfectly nice man, but I managed to run him off anyway. Then went on to marry the first of 2 total deadbeats. And proceeded to have 4 of the most ungrateful children. The only reason people are nice to me is because I have more money than God.
M'Lynn: Ouiser, if that’s how you really feel, it’s not healthy. You should come down to the guidance center.
Ouiser: I’m not crazy M'Lynn. I’ve just been in a very bad mood for 40 years.
I’m fine! I can jog all the way to Texas and back, but my daughter can’t! She never could! Oh God! I am so mad I don’t know what to do! I wanna know why! I wanna know why Shelby’s life is over! I wanna know how that baby will ever know how wonderful his mother was! Will he ever know what she went through for him? Oh God I wanna know why! Why? Lord, I wish I could understand! No! No! No! It’s not supposed to happen this way! I’m supposed to go first. I’ve always been ready to go first! I… I don’t think I can take this! I just wanna hit somebody ‘til they feel as bad as I do! I just wanna hit something! I wanna hit it hard!
M'Lynn Eatenton about her daughter - Steel Magnolias - 1989