Thursday, May 20, 2010

Words of wisdom from Ouiser Boudreax

I hate confrontations, and suffer from the "nice girl" disease. I guess that why I'm tickled by the character of Ouiser Boudreau in "Steel Magnolias," played brilliantly by Shirley MacLaine in the 1989 movie. Aren't there just times when we all want to shed our good girl role, and just say what we're secretly thinking? I have to be pushed very, very hard to get to that point, and when I am, I certainly don't have the ability to let 'er rip in any sort of comprehensible way. So, until that day comes, I'll turn to the grouchy curmudgeon, Ouiser. Here are some of my favorite quotes from the movie. What's your favorite Ouisier moment?

Clairee Belcher:. Ousier's never done a religious thing in her life.
Ouiser Boudreaux: Now that is not true. When I was in school, a bunch of my friends and I would dress up as nuns and go bar-hoppin'

He's a real gentleman! I bet he takes the dishes out of the sink before he PEES in it!

The only reason people are nice to me is because I have more money than God.

Don't try to get on my good side, Truvy. I no longer have one!

He is a boil on the butt of humanity.

The only reason people are nice to me is because I have more money than God.

I'm not as sweet as I used to be.

I'm not crazy, I've just been a very bad mood for the last 40 years.

I'm pleasant. Damn it! I saw Drum Eatenton at the Piggly Wiggly this morning, and I smiled at the son of a bitch 'fore I could help myself.

Clairee: Ouiser, you sound almost chipper. What happened today - you run over a small child or something?

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 a miniseries.

1 comment:

  1. My favorite part is when Clairee tells {sally fields} to Hit Ouier becuase she is so mad/sad her dauther died. That is one of my favorite movies!


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