“Desperate Housewives” quotes

(2004)
TV Series Desperate Housewives
Title Desperate Housewives
Year 2004
Creator Marc Cherry
Genre Drama, Comedy, Romance
Plot – Desperate Housewives is an American comedy drama/mystery television series. Set on Wisteria Lane, a street in the fictional town of Fairview in the fictional Eagle State, it follows the lives of a group of women as seen through the eyes of their friend and neighbor who took her life by suicide. Secrets and truths unfold through 15 years of storyline. Behind the facade of a postcard-perfect life there lies mystery and dark twisted events.
All actors – Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross, Eva Longoria, Ricardo Chavira, James Denton, Brenda Strong, Doug Savant, Shawn Pyfrom, Nicollette Sheridan, Andrea Bowen, Kyle MacLachlan, Brent Kinsman, Shane Kinsman, Kathryn Joosten, Zane Huett, Mark Moses
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  • “Everyone understands the nature of war. We also understand that victory depends on the cards that we have been dealt. Some, when faced with a bloody battle, simply give in. But for some, surrender is unacceptable. Even though they know it will be a fight to the death.”
    Brenda Strong - Mary Alice Young
    [Tag:battle, war]
  • “Cameras are simple tools designed to capture images. Images that tell us more about ourselves than we realize. They remind us of the long journey we’ve taken. The loved ones who traveled alongside of us. Those we lost along the way. And those waiting for us on the road ahead.”
    Brenda Strong - Mary Alice Young
    [Tag:memory, picture]
  • “We all take the gift of life for granted, if only we could slow things down because before you knew it, the gift is gone.”
    Brenda Strong - Mary Alice Young
    [Tag:life, time]
  • “Marriage is a simple concept. Basically, it’s a contract between two people. It binds them together for life in the hopes that they can live happily ever after. Sadly, some contracts were made to be broken.”
    Brenda Strong - Mary Alice Young
    [Tag:love, marriage]
  • “We all honor heroes for different reasons. Sometimes for their daring, sometimes for their bravery, sometimes for their goodness. But mostly we honor heroes because at one point or another, we all dream of being rescued. Of course, if the right hero doesn’t come along, sometimes we just have to rescue ourselves.”
    Brenda Strong - Mary Alice Young
    [Tag:heroes, rescue]
  • “Most mothers will tell you their children are a gift from God. Most mothers would also tell you that the gifts their children give them are less than heavenly. ”
    Brenda Strong - Mary Alice Young
    [Tag:children, mother]
  • “Sooner or later, the time comes when we all must become responsible adults, and learn to give up what we want, so we can choose to do what is right. Of course, a lifetime of responsibility isn’t always easy, and as the years go on, it’s a burden that can become too heavy for some to bear. But still we try to do what is best, what is good; not...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Brenda Strong - Mary Alice Young
  • “No matter how secure we are, we all experience moments of dread. It may be just before we open our credit card bill or hand over a note to our teacher or step on the scale after a week away from the gym. Yes, we all experience moments of dread. And sometimes, we have no one to blame but ourselves.”
    Brenda Strong - Mary Alice Young
  • “Yes, life is a journey, one that is much better travelled with a companion by our side. Of course, that companion can be just about anyone… a neighbor on the other side of the street… or the man on the other side of the bed. The companion can be a mother with good intentions… or a child who’s up to no good. Still, despite our best intentions,...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Brenda Strong - Mary Alice Young
    [Tag:death, life, marriage]
  • “There is a look that parents of well behaved children, give to the parents of the not so well behaved. A look that says ‘you should learn to control your kids. After all, they’re your responsibility’.”
    Brenda Strong - Mary Alice Young
    [Tag:children, parents]
  • “As much as death takes from us, it also gives. It teaches us what is truly important, like giving back after a lifetime of taking, going after something we should have never let go of, or looking on to what made us who we are.”
    Brenda Strong - Mary Alice Young
    [Tag:death, life]
  • “Children come into the world with their own agendas. Some to brighten our days, some to test our patience, some to give us purpose, some to take care of us. Yes, when they come children change everything. Especially when they’re not invited.”
    Brenda Strong - Mary Alice Young
    [Tag:children, family]
  • “Suburbia is a place filled with responsible people trying to live responsible lives. Of course, even the most responsible among us, has mistakes in their past. Mistakes they’d like to forget. Mistakes that sometimes come back to haunt them.”
    Brenda Strong - Mary Alice Young
    [Tag:mistake, past]
  • “Yes, love can bring out the best in us…the confidence to move on, the courage to tell the truth, the strength to keep hoping, but sometimes what surprises us the most isn’t what love brings out but who it brings back.”
    Brenda Strong - Mary Alice Young
  • “Think about how good men are at lying on the spot. Imagine if you gave them time and a pen.”
    Marcia Cross - Bree Van De Kamp
    [Tag:liars, men]
  • “Every morality play has its cast of characters. There is always an innocentvictim…a deceitful villain…a prosecutor who seeks the truth…a magistrate that dispenses justice…and a lawyer who charges too much.”
    Brenda Strong - Mary Alice Young
    [Tag:justice, moral]
  • “When we see an opportunity in life, we have to take it. Whether it’s the hope of winning back the love of our life, a shot at proving our worth, or the chance to show a child the right path, but sometimes when we answer the call we have no idea what opportunity awaits us.”
    Brenda Strong - Mary Alice Young
    [Tag:life, opportunity]
  • “Keeping secrets is a lonely business. That’s why we all search for someone to confide in: an ally who will understand, an advisor who we can trust, a friend who will never judge.”
    Brenda Strong - Mary Alice Young
    [Tag:friends, secrets]
  • “As I see it good friends avoid each other after being humiliated, but great friends pretend nothing happened in the first place.”
    Eva Longoria - Gabrielle Solis
  • “When a man buys a woman expensive jewelry, there are many things he may want in return. For future reference, conversation ain’t one of them.”
    Ricardo Chavira - Carlos Solis
    [Tag:jewels, women]
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