Steel Magnolias Quotes

Friday, August 12 by Marianne Westervelt

"Steel Magnolias" quotes are sassy and smart! This 1989 movie revolving around a beauty parlor full of close friends and family will have you laughing and crying. It is a movie worth rewatching thanks to the many classic lines and quotes delivered by its strong female cast. Here are some of the best "Steel Magnolias" quotes.

  1. That sanctuary looks like it's been hosed down with Pepto-Bismol.” This funny "Steel Magnolias" quote was made by M’Lynn. M”Lynn was played by Sally Fields. She was referring to her daughter's color scheme for her wedding. Pink, pink and more pink!
  2. "If you can't find anything good to say about anybody, come sit by me." This is a "Steel Magnolias" quote stated by Clairee. Her husband recently passed and she is looking for a distraction. Clairee was portrayed by Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis.
  3. “Well, we went skinny dipping and we did things that frightened the fish.” This "Steel Magnolias" quote was made by Shelby, the diabetic bride to be. This role was played by then and up and coming Julia Roberts.
  4. "We'll talk about uncomfortable when you're nine months pregnant!" Annelle makes this "Steel Magnolias" quote when Sammy complains about the Easter Bunny costume he is wearing. Annelle was portrayed by Daryl Hannah.
  5. “A dirty mind is a terrible thing to waste.” This "Steel Magnolias" quote was from the fan favorite character, Ousier Boudreaux. The woman is a little older, a little wiser, and a little more cynical, complete with a dry wit that carries the movie.
  6. “He is a boil on the butt of humanity!" This is another classic Ousier quote from "Steel Magnolias." This character was played to perfection by Shirley MacClaine. Ousier was describing M’Lynn’s husband.
  7. “Well, these thighs haven't gone out of the house without lycra on them since I was 14.” This is a classic line by Dolly Parton’s character Turvy. Turvy is the owner of the beauty shop. The comment is in reference to whether or not women should wear girdles.
  8. “Louie brought his new girlfriend over, and the nicest thing I can say about her is all her tattoos are spelled correctly.” This comment was made by Turvy, telling the gals about her son’s new girlfriend.

- Marianne Westervelt