“Dolores Claiborne” quotes(1995)
Plot – Selena St. George, a successful journalist from New York, has to return to Maine to meet up with her mother Dolores Clairborne, who is suspected of the murder of Vera Donovan, the old and rich lady that Dolores took care of. Everything seems against her: the situation, the postman who saw her near the dead woman with a rolling pin, and the testament, which is relevant for Detective John Mackey, who has been trying to incriminate Dolores for the husband’s death for over 20 years. The relationship between the harsh daughter and the caring mother isn’t easy. The memories come to light and Dolores remembers all the sacrifices and the humiliations she went through while she was working for Vera to make her daughter study.
All actors – Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judy Parfitt, Christopher Plummer, David Strathairn, Eric Bogosian, John C. Reilly, Ellen Muth, Bob Gunton, Roy Cooper, Wayne Robson, Ruth Marshall, Weldon Allen, Tom Gallant, Kelly Burnett, Matt Appleby, Thomas Skinner, Vernon Steel, Taffara Jessica Stella Murray, Susan Lane, Frank Adamson, Edward Rubin, Sandy MacDonald, Dean Eilertsonshow all
“Dolores Claiborne” Quotes 19 quotes
“If you wanna know what kind of life a person had, just look at their hands.”
“So you can just go and fuck yourself. That is if you can get that limp old noodle of yours to stand up.”
“- Det. John Mackey: And what if it wasn't an accident?
- Selena St. George: Look. It's been 18 years. I don't know what this has done to you, but let me tell you, it's consumed me. I have lived with this every day of my life. Every day. I was wrong and I won't do it anymore. And if I can say that, my God, can't you?”
“If you say you're sorry one more time, I'll kick your butt up so high, you'll look like a hunchback.”
“- Selena St. George: That is the last guy in the world you want to make an enemy out of.
- Dolores Claiborne: I ain't makin' one, I'm keepin' one.”
“It's a depressingly masculine world we live in, Dolores.”
“I did not murder that bitch any more than I'm wearing a diamond tiara.”
“I hate the smell of being old.”
“Hell ain't somethin' you get thrown into overnight. Nope. Real hell comes on you slow and steady as a line of wet winter sheets.”
“- Dolores Claiborne: You must have boyfriends. Beautiful girl like you, smart and out in the world... You tellin' me there's nobody?
- Selena St. George: I'm telling you there's a lot of nobodies.”
“- Joe St. George: What are you talking about, I never touched Selena!
- Dolores Claiborne: Oh yeah? Well then how come you're making a face like the devil just reached down and grabbed those little raisins you call balls?”
“Husbands die every day, Dolores. Why... one is probably dying right now while you're sitting here weeping. They die... and leave their wives their money. I should know, shouldn't I? Sometimes they're driving home from their mistress's apartment and their brakes suddenly fail. An accident, Dolores, can be an unhappy woman's best friend.”
“Sometimes, Dolores... sometimes, you have to be a high-riding bitch to survive. Sometimes, being a bitch is all a woman has to hang onto.”