[after watching a couple do a body shot in a bar]
Carla Tate: Normal couples don't do that. They're from college.
Carla Tate: No matter how long I wait I can't be a painter, and I can't play tennis, and I'm not an artist. But I know how to do something, and I can love.
[to his wife about their daughters]
Dr. Radley Tate: Honey, you're doing fine. They're not drug addicts; they're not axe murderers. ...They're not *Democrats*.
Daniel McMann: I love you every minute. I love you more than band music and cookie-making.
Carla Tate: [quoting one of her teachers] Yeah, and she also told me that people like us, they - boys can try to take advantage and that they'll try to coitus us. So if that should ever happen, to say, "No!"
Elizabeth: Oh. Okay.
Carla Tate: "Stop right there!"
Elizabeth: Good. That's excellent advice. What else did she say to you?
Carla Tate: "Don't put gum under the cafeteria table! How many times do I have to tell you?"
Carla Tate: Have you ever done it before?
Daniel McMann: Well, yeah, kind of. You see the guys at work, they chipped in and they found this girl and she had a reputation. There was a lot of kissing and hugging and a lot of rubbing, and I kind of finished before I was supposed to. You have to be a guy to understand that.
[Danny, dressed in a dog costume, is introducing himself to Elizabeth]
Daniel McMann: Don't worry, 'cause I've been house trained.
[Danny is proposing to Carla, right in the middle of Caroline's wedding]
Dr. Radley Tate: You know, I thought our worst problem was gonna be parking.
Carla Tate: I love polytechnic school!
Shoe Salesman: [whispering to Carla about Elizabeth] She's a little uptight.
Shoe Salesman: It-it's tight. This shoe's a little tight.
Dr. Radley Tate: When you reach a certain age and you're not talking to your children, I think you're missing a very important part of the journey.
Elizabeth: I also enrolled her in a calligraphy class, an origami class. I even got her into that...
Dr. Johnson: She doesn't want to do those things. They don't interest her. They don't work for her.
Elizabeth: Maybe Carla doesn't know what works for her.
Dr. Johnson: And you do.
Elizabeth: I think so. I'm her mother.
Dr. Johnson: That's why she tried to hitchhike over 200 miles to get back here?
Elizabeth: [getting emotional] I didn't want to put her in that place! But I had to. I had no other choice. She needed professional help. Now it is Carla turn, and I am going to protect her! And nobody's going to tell me how to do it, not even you, Radley. No!