Ruth Jamison
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Ruth Jamison (Character)
from Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

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Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Ruth: My daddy always used to say there was a separate god for children.

Grady Kilgore: Ruth, I have to say. I believe Idgie's been a bad influence on you.
Ruth: I agree!

Ruth: This doesn't have anything to do with trains, does it?

Ruth: You're just a bee charmer, Idgie Threadgoode. That's what you are, a bee charmer.

Ruth: Don't you ever say never to me.

Ruth: Idgie Threadgoode, you ol' beecharmer, you.

Idgie Threadgoode: I can't believe he swore on the Bible!
Ruth: Well, if that judge had looked any closer, he'd have seen that it was a copy of Moby Dick.

Idgie Threadgoode: There's so many
[voice breaking]
Idgie Threadgoode: things I want to say to you.
Ruth: No, I love your stories. Tell me a story, Idgie.
[pause]
Ruth: Go on you ol' Bee Charmer, tell me a good tall tale.

Prosecutor Percy: Why did you go with Idgie Threadgoode?
Judge: Answer the question Mrs. Bennett.
Ruth: Because she... she's the best friend I ever had, and I love her.

Idgie Threadgoode: [chasing Ruth] Where the hell are you going with my money?
Ruth: [walking to the car] We're going home!
Idgie Threadgoode: Who are you to boss be around?
Ruth: I'm the one holding your money, that's who.

Ruth: I can understand having a funeral for an arm, I just don't know WHY she insists on calling him Stump.
Sipsey: Miss Idgie says everybody else will be calling him that, we might as well be the first.

Idgie Threadgoode: You're never gonna jump, are you?
Ruth: Don't you ever say never to me.

Buddy Threadgoode Jr.: Mommy, I can hit! You should see me. Aunt Idgie. She hit me in the back with a curveball. I didn't duck, and I hardly cried.
Ruth: She hit you? Well, she did that to me once too but I think I did cry.
Buddy Threadgoode Jr.: Mama, I'm sorry if you're sad.
Ruth: Well... give me a big kiss then, and I'll never be sad again. And you best not be sad neither.

Ruth: I've been thinkin', maybe I should move on because of Frank and all. I just... don't want you to feel like you have to look out for us. I just don't want to be selfish, that's all. Maybe if I wasn't here you'd settle down.
Idgie Threadgoode: I'm as settled as I ever hope to be.