Rev. Morgan Hamilton: We cannot fight hate with hate. What are we teaching our children today? That will make things better tomorrow?
Ruthie: Bad words make me sound bad.
Simon: No, bad words make you sound stupid.
Ruthie: You're the worst babysitter I ever had.
Simon: That's not what you said two hours ago.
Ruthie: Yeah, well that was before you made me wear the staircase.
Eric: Don't try to ruin a perfectly good night of spying on the kids with logic.
Eric: Do you want me to help?
Simon: Do I want you to help me? Of course, I want you to help me. But you can't. I have to be a grown up tonight.
Matt: What's wrong with Luce?
Mary: God hates her.
Matt: Still? You'd think after 13 years he'd move on to someone else.
Lucy: What kind of name is 'Joy' anyway?
Mary: The kind of name that explains the look on Robbie's face.
Simon: What's for breakfast?
Annie: Any cereal in the cupboard you want.
Matt: I'm gonna be... a gynaecologist.
Annie: Well, he does love women.
Ruthie: I'm going to be an inferior decorator.
Annie: I'm losing a son-in-law whom I love and adore, and I'm getting... Rose?
Eric: You expect me to believe that you have to choose between family and that low life, cradle-robbing sky jockey?
Matt: The only thing worse than a lecture from Dad.
Mary: ...is a lecture from the Colonel.
Ruthie: Martin Brewer loves me, finally.
Eric: All right, Simon, I don't like what you have been doing. And it's really difficult to believe that after growing up in this family, you could just so easily abandon what you've been taught and what I think you believe and... I do love you, son, I do. I hate what you've been doing, but I love you.
Eric: Yeah, if you don't like their mood, wait 10 minutes.
Martin Brewer: I made a mistake. A big mistake.
Beau: Everyone makes mistakes.
Martin Brewer: Not like this one... I got a girl pregnant and I'm gonna be a father.
Lucy: Today, I am not your daughter, your sister or your wife, I am Lucy Kinkirk. The Reverend Lucy Kinkirk.
Eric: There's always going to be somebody who'll try to take your dignity and self-esteem. Just never let them take your voice.
Eric: You know in some ways your mother hasn't changed since the day I married her over twenty years ago.
Matt: And in other ways?
Eric: She's mean. Really, really mean.