Debra Quote #231

Quote from Debra in The Sister

Jennifer: You know, Dad still drinks.
Debra: That's sweet, but I know what you're trying to do.
Jennifer: Listen, I know how flakey I've been. But this is right for me. Just like you knew this life was right for you when you met Ray.
Debra: Yeah, but you get to go to Zaire, and I'm stuck here with his family. The Barones could use your help, too, you know?
Jennifer: I can't work miracles.
Debra: Oh, then you better pray for me.


 ‘The Sister’ Quotes

Quote from Robert

Robert: Don't pretend with me. I only know too well the pain of being number two.
Debra: What did Ray tell you?
Robert: About you and your sister? He doesn't have to tell me. I've seen that face before in the mirror.
Debra: No, my sister and I don't have that kind of relationship.
Robert: Oh, no? Starts the first day they bring the new one home. There you are, innocently playing with your bongo monkey, all the relatives just oohing and aahing over the new little blessing, so cute, so so precious. Then Mama's darling begins to cry. Someone comes up with the bright idea of giving him your bongo. That'll calm him down. And from that day forward, say goodbye to your monkey and assume the position. You are now number two.
Debra: I'm the younger one, Robert.
Robert: What's that?
Debra: I'm the youngest. They would be giving me the bongo monkey.
Robert: Oh. Well, it's just a very general story intended to illuminate the human condition.

Quote from Debra

Jennifer: I have known for about a year and a half. I've had a few weekends at this.
Debra: Okay, fine. Fine. But that's not what's bothering me. What's bothering me is...
Jennifer: What?
Debra: You weren't around, and I was okay because I thought that someday you would you know, and so I've been waiting and now you're leaving for good. I want a sister. Not a sister sister, a sister.
Jennifer: I'm still your sister.
Debra: No, you're Zaire's sister. I mean, Ray and Robert, they have this, like, completely screwed up relationship, but at least they have each other, you know? I mean, they fight, they compete and they blame their lives on their parents. They're real brothers.

Quote from Ray

Ray: No, wait, I know. I know. You- You are so very mad at her because you are not the good sister anymore.
Debra: What?
Ray: Ah-ha-ha! That's it! That's it. You always used to be the good one, and Jennifer was the bad one. But now she's becoming a nun, which makes her the really good one. She wins.
Debra: That's not it.
Ray: Then what is it?
Debra: I don't know, but that's not it.
Ray: Oh, you just don't like me being right, right? You're allowed to analyze me up and down, but I hit on a psychological undercoating, and you, you can't give me my due.