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    Remember if people talk behind your back, it only means you're two steps ahead!
    — Fannie Flagg
    tags: people 
     
    All right, then, I'd die for you. How about that? Don't you think somebody could die for love?
    — Fannie Flagg
    tags: right  die 
     
    Face it girls. I'm older and I have more insurance.
    — Fannie Flagg
    tags: girls 
     
    I have a lot of friends that are ex-Miss Alabamas and ex-Miss Georgias.
    — Fannie Flagg
    tags: friends 
     
    The food in the South is as important as food anywhere because it defines a person's culture.
    — Fannie Flagg
    tags: food  culture 
     
    Marriage. Isn't it great? Each time you fall back in love with your [spouse] it gets better and better.
    — Fannie Flagg
    tags: time  marriage 
     
    In order to be Miss Anybody you had to have excellent grades, and I had terrible grades because of my dyslexia.
    — Fannie Flagg
    Yes, I suffer terribly from depression. I have to work at being happy, it's not my natural instinct. My natural instinct is, if something wonderful happens, to throw water in my own face.
    — Fannie Flagg
    Hazel always used to say There's not enough darkness in the entire universe to snuff out the light of just one little candle.
    — Fannie Flagg
    tags: darkness  universe 
     
    It's always the darkest just before the glorious dawn.
    — Fannie Flagg
    If you cage a wild thing, you can be sure it will die, but if you let it run free, nine times out of ten it will run back home.
    — Fannie Flagg
    tags: time  wild  die 
     
    Daddy gave me real useful information to protect me in the real world. If anyone hits me, I'm not to hit them back. I wait until their back is turned, then hit them in the head with a brick.
    — Fannie Flagg
    tags: world  real 
     
    Being an only child and losing both my parents at an early age, I have found that the friends I have made over the years are the people who help me get through life, good times and bad.
    — Fannie Flagg
    tags: children  time  people  friends  age  help  child  bad  parent  year 
     
    You're just a bee charmer, Idgie Threadgoode. That's what you are, a bee charmer.
    — Fannie Flagg
    You never know what's in a person's heart until they're tested, do you?
    — Fannie Flagg
    tags: heart 
     
    You know, a heart can be broken, but it keeps on beating, just the same.
    — Fannie Flagg
    tags: heart  broken 
     
    That's what I'm living on now, honey, dreams, dreams of what I used to do.
    — Fannie Flagg
    tags: living  dreams  honey 
     
    Don't give up before the miracle happens.
    — Fannie Flagg
    tags: miracle 
     
    Strangely enough, the first character in Fried Green Tomatoes was the cafe, and the town. I think a place can be as much a character in a novel as the people.
    — Fannie Flagg
    tags: character  people  novel 
     
    Remember, if people talk about you behind your back, it only means you are two steps ahead of them.
    — Fannie Flagg
    tags: people 
     
    The line between the public life and the private life has been erased, due to the rapid decline of manners and courtesy. There is a certain crudeness and crassness that has suddenly become accepted behavior, even desirable.
    — Fannie Flagg
    Being a successful person is not necessarily defined by what you have achieved, but by what you have overcome.
    — Fannie Flagg
    tags: people  successful 
     
    I wonder how many people don't get the one they want, but end up with the one they're supposed to be with.
    — Fannie Flagg
    tags: people  wonder 
     
    If you do everything in your power to avoid writing and still can't, then you must be a writer.
    — Fannie Flagg
    tags: power  writing 
     
    In her opinion, Alexander Graham Bell and Clarence Birdseye are the two greatest Americans that ever lived excluding Robert E. Lee. She believes we never lost the War Between the States, that General Lee thought General Grant was the butler and just naturally handed him his sword.
    — Fannie Flagg
    I believe poor people are good people, except the ones that are mean . . .
    — Fannie Flagg
    tags: people  believe  poor 
     
    By the way, is there anything sadder than toys on a grave?
    — Fannie Flagg
    It's funny, when you're a child you think time will never go by, but when you hit about twenty, time passes like you're on the fast train to Memphis. I guess life just slips up on everybody. It sure did on me.
    — Fannie Flagg
    tags: children  time  funny  child 
     
    It's funny, most people can be around someone and then gradually begin to love them and never know exactly when it happened
    — Fannie Flagg
    tags: people  funny 
     
    I longed to be a writer, always wanted to be a writer.
    — Fannie Flagg
    I believe in God, but I don't think you have to go crazy to prove it.
    — Fannie Flagg
    tags: believe  crazy  god 
     
    I think that people that are not sensitive, who seem to bang through life, do survive, but I don't think they get the really soaring feelings that people who are more artistically bent can get.
    — Fannie Flagg
    tags: people 
     
    Are you a politician or does lying just run in your family?
    — Fannie Flagg
    tags: lying 
     
    I just know there's an albino living in the colored quarters. I can feel it in my bones.
    — Fannie Flagg
    tags: living 
     
    People cain't help being what they are any more than a skunk can help being a skunk. Don't you think if they had their choice they would rather be something else? Sure they would. People are just weak.
    — Fannie Flagg
    tags: people  choice  help 
     
    He had mourned each of those great trains as, one by one, they were pulled off the lines and left to rust in some yard, like old aristocrats, fading away; antique relics of times gone by.
    — Fannie Flagg
    tags: time  gone 
     
    The ones that hurt the most always say the least.
    — Fannie Flagg
    tags: hurt 
     
    No matter what you look like, there's somebody who's gonna think you're the handsomest man in the world.
    — Fannie Flagg
    tags: men  world 
     
    Albert and I would spend hours and hours looking at them. Cleo had this big magnifying glass on his desk, and we'd find centipedes and grasshoppers and beetles and potato bugs, ants . . . and put them in a jar and look at them. They have the sweetest little faces and the cutest expressions. After we'd looked at them all we wanted to, we'd put them in the yard and let them go on about their business.
    — Fannie Flagg
    tags: business 
     
    There Lives More Faith in Honest Doubt, Believe Me, Than Half the Creeds. - Alfred, Lord Tennyson
    — Fannie Flagg
    tags: live  believe  doubt  faith 
     
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    fannie flagg
    Birth    : September 21, 1944
    Occupation  : Actress