Dede Quotes     Page 4 of 4

Quote from Princess Party

Dede: I don't know what I was thinking with him. I feel like such a fool.
Jay: You got flattered by the attention of a younger guy and you got a little carried away. So what?
Dede: It's not that. It's- I divorced you because I was looking for something else. I haven't found it. But when I come back here, I feel like I have to prove something like people are looking at me saying, "You broke up the family. What do you have to show for it?"
Jay: You did the right thing. We were stalled. I didn't have the guts to end it.
Dede: That's because you're a decent man. And that doesn't make it any easier. I just don't want to be thought of as "Crazy Nana." That's not really who I am. I think, more than anything else, my real problem is... her! [charges at Gloria]
Jay: Huh?
Gloria: No, Dede! Ay! Que pasa?

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Quote from Arrested

Jay: It's just that you were better at it than I was.
Dede: Oh, so I guess I was better at late-night feedings and cleaning spit-up, too.
Gloria: You know what? He wouldn't help me pick up a stroller or a blanket or a bouncy chair.
Dede: Oh, well, I had to get that stuff on my own. He was just useless.
Gloria: You poor thing. Makes all sense now why you became so crazy.
Dede: Right?

Quote from Sarge & Pea

Mitchell: So, Mom, I didn't know that you would be, uh, be here.
Dede: Oh, well, I wasn't planning on it I haven't seen these people since the divorce.
Mitchell: Yeah.
Dede: But then my new hubby had to work, and I thought "Write a new story, DeDe."
Mitchell: Yeah! [both chuckle] So, are you here alone, or...? You look great! This dress is beautiful!
Dede: Oh, thank you. I found it in the trunk of a car I bought.

Quote from Mother!

Phil: Dede.
Dede: I'm sorry to barge in. I was visiting Cam and Mitch, and there's some tension over there. Well, where's my daughter? I don't hear any cooking or cleaning sounds so I assume she's home. [laughs]

Quote from Mother!

Mitchell: Is Mom still at your house?
Claire: Oh, no, she ran off all mad at me. I guess I'm not getting a recycled hemp Christmas card this year.
Mitchell: Well, Cam and I have a tiny bone to pick with her, too, for controlling our entire lives. Not that it'll matter. We all know what she's gonna say.
Both: "Well, forgive me for caring."
Dede: Well, forgive me for caring.
Claire: Are you kidding?!

Quote from Mother!

Jay: Look who dropped in.
Gloria: What a surprise. Let me get you a chair.
Dede: Oh, don't bother. Sitting's the new smoking.

Quote from Mother!

Claire: Instead of blaming Mom for helping you make the right choices, how about thanking her? You know, it's not so easy to be the one who always knows best. In fact, it can make you a little tense sometimes.
Gloria: This amazing woman runs a company, she runs a family, and you don't show her any appreciation. Just like you two. I put you two together to do this movie and you turn me into your devil creature.
Jay: What do you mean you put us together?
Gloria: I left Manny's script out so that you would see it and you would get involved. I knew that this movie was not going to be good unless I would take his artsy weirdness and balance it with your low-brow, couch-tomato sensibility.
Dede: And that's why it was so great. Gloria, I know what you put up with. I-I was married to Jay. You are a saint to stick around. Especially with that bosom, you could get any guy in town.
Claire: Mm-hmm.
Dede: So, unfortunately, this is what families do they turn mothers into monsters.

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