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Sally Owens (Character)
from Practical Magic (1998)

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Practical Magic (1998)
Gary Hallet: Did you or your sister kill James Angelov?
Sally Owens: Yeah, a couple of times.

Sally Owens: All I want is a normal life.
Aunt Frances Owens: My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage!
Sally Owens: Well, it's what I want.

Sally Owens: What would you do, Gilly?
Gillian Owens: What wouldn't I do... for the right guy?

Sally Owens: [Sally's letter to Gillian] Sometimes I feel like there's a hole inside of me, an emptiness that at times seems to burn. I think if you lifted my heart to your ear, you could probably hear the ocean. The moon tonight, there's a circle around it. Sign of trouble not far behind. I have this dream of being whole. Of not going to sleep each night, wanting. But still sometimes, when the wind is warm or the crickets sing... I dream of a love that even time will lie down and be still for. I just want someone to love me. I want to be seen. I don't know. Maybe I had my happiness. I don't want to believe it but, there is no man, Gilly. Only that moon.

Sally Owens: Since when is being a slut a crime in this family?

Sally Owens: Louis L'amour, who, by the way, was not a foreigner! He was from North Dakota, you asshole!

Sally Owens: Can love really travel back in time and heal a broken heart? Was it our joined hands that finally lifted Maria's curse? I'd like to think so. But there are some things I know for certain: always throw spilt salt over your left shoulder, keep rosemary by your garden gate, plant lavender for luck, and fall in love whenever you can.

Sally Owens: I dream of a love that even time will lie down and be still for.

Sally Owens: And I don't want them dancing naked under the full moon!
Aunt Jet Owens: No, of course. The nudity is entirely optional. As you well remember!

Sally Owens: [to Gary] The reason you're here and you don't know why is because I sent for you.

Gary Hallet: What was that, Sally? That was him, wasn't it? Is he gone or what?
Sally Owens: Yes, you killed his spirit, but I know I took his life. I'll tell you all need to know. I'll tell you how I did it, where I buried him, what I did it with. I'll tell you how...
Gary Hallet: Whoa, whoa, whoa, hold on just a goddamn second, all right? One step at a time. I took on oath to uphold the law. I came here to bring in the bad guy because generally that's what I do. You asked me how many times I read your letter. I must've read it about a thousand times. I know now, it was your letter anything else that brought me here. It was you. And I'm all mixed-up about that.

[after they make a binder ring snap on a mother's finger]
Sally Owens: [to Gillian] Don't do that.
Gillian Owens: It wasn't me, it was you!
[Both giggling]
Mother: Oh I am so please to report this, and the top of the phone tree list is... wait a minute, it's Sally Owens.
[confused; flips through phone tree and finds Sally's name at the top of each list]
Gillian Owens: Wooo! Go, Sal!
[aside to Sally]
Gillian Owens: Now that was me!

Children: Witch! Witch! You're a bitch! Witch! Witch! You're a bitch!
Sally Owens: You'd think after three hundred years they'd come up with a better rhyme!

[all drunk]
Gillian Owens: You southern shrew!
Aunt Jet Owens: Ingrate!
Aunt Frances Owens: Goodie two shoes!
Sally Owens: WITCH!

Sally Owens: I feel like I'm never going to see you again.
Gillian Owens: Of course you're going to see me again! We'll grow old together. It's going to be you and me living in a big house... these two old biddies with all these cats. I bet we even die on the same day.

Sally Owens: It was the curse, wasn't it? He died because I loved him so much.

Sally Owens: We were going to open a botanical shop. Where Mike would get all the ingredients and I'd make the stuff. He really loved my mint-oatmeal shaving cream. He couldn't stop eating it.

Gillian Owens: [possessed by Jimmy Angelov's spirit; crying] He wants me... just me. Everyone will be all right. Let him take me...
Sally Owens: Don't die on me, Gillian Owens, please. 'Cause - we're supposed to die together, remember? The same time. You promised me that. And this is not that day.

Sally Owens: You should know she has the worst taste in men.
Sally Owens: [to Gillian] Well, you do.

Sally Owens: [cuts her hand] My Blood.
[cuts Gillian's hand]
Sally Owens: Your Blood.
[smacks their hands together]
Sally Owens: *Our* Blood.

Sally Owens: [after Michael's death; brings the spell book out] You brought him into my life and now I want you to bring him back. Bring him back! I have never asked you for anything. I've never asked you for spells but do this. I know you can bring him back.
Aunt Jet Owens: No, dear. We won't do that.
Aunt Frances Owens: We don't do that.
Sally Owens: But you can. You can do this. I know you can. I remember. I found it here when mommy and daddy died.
Aunt Frances Owens: Even if we did bring him back, it wouldn't be Michael. It would be something else. Something dark and unnatural.
Sally Owens: [Starts crying] I don't care what he comes back as. As long he comes back. Please do this for me. Please? Please? Please? Please?

Sally Owens: [Looks at Gary's eyes in the middle of kissing him] One green eye, one blue... no, I can't. I have to go.
[Leaves in haste]
Gary Hallet: [Confused] I was born with them!

Sally Owens: I want you both to watch what you say to those girls. I don't you filling their heads with any of your nonsense, okay?
Aunt Jet Owens: We'd never tell them nonsense, dear.

Gillian Owens: Please, God, if you get us out of this, I'll be good. I'll have babies!
Sally Owens: I have babies, Gillian. I had normal. And I worked really hard to get that normal.

Sally Owens: You really should stop smoking so much.
Gillian Owens: Why? I'll probably get life. I should smoke two at once. It'll shorten the sentence.

Sally Owens: Dear Gillian, Today is our third anniversary and all I have to show for it are two beautiful little girls and a husband I just can't stop kissing. I don't even mind the beard. But I wish you could see us. No more stones being thrown, no taunts cried out. Everything is just so blissfully normal. Life is perfect.

Sally Owens: [Performing a spell] Okay! I need for you to get me something white to write on top of the star. Chop-chop!
Gillian Owens: [Grabs a can of whip cream] This is all I could find.

Gary Hallet: [about the herb Belladonna] Some people also use it as a poison.
Sally Owens: Which people?
Gary Hallet: Witch people.
Sally Owens: Ah-ha.
Gary Hallet: Witches.
Sally Owens: I guess you found me out, huh? Yeah.
Gary Hallet: Yes, I did
Sally Owens: [Tone hardens] You should come round here on Halloween. You'd really see something then.

Gary Hallet: I got people telling me that you're up here cooking up placenta bars, that you're into devil worship...
Sally Owens: [cuts him off] No. No, there's no devil in the craft.

Sally Owens: [to Gary] Your badge - it's just a star, just another symbol. Your talisman. It can't stop criminals in their tracks, can it? It has power because you believe it does. Wish you could believe in me.

Gary Hallet: So what kind of, uh... craft do you do?
Sally Owens: I manufacture bath oils and soaps... hand lotions... shampoo. And the Aunts, um... they like to meddle in people's love lives.

Gary Hallet: Where is James Angelov?
Sally Owens: [matter-of-fact] I think he's in the spirit world.
Gary Hallet: You think he's dead?
Sally Owens: No, I think he's haunting us.

Gary Hallet: You're saying what I'm feeling is just one of your spells?
Sally Owens: Yeah. It's not real. And if you stay, I wouldn't know if it was because of the spell and... you wouldn't know if it was because I didn't want to go to prison.
Gary Hallet: Yeah, well... you know, all relationships have problems.

Gillian Owens: [Angrily] Yeah. Yeah, you're right. You're always right, Sally. Oh, I'm just a mess. Just one big mess! Well, at least I've lived my life. And you hate me for that because... because it scares the hell out of you.
Sally Owens: Gillian, I don't hate you.
Sally Owens: [Still angry] Look at you! You spend all your energy just trying to fit in, be normal! But you're never gonna fit in, Sal, because we're different!

Sally Owens, Gillian Owens: [Reciting a spell to resurrect Jimmy] Black as night, erase death from our sight. White as light, Mighty Hectate make it right.

Gillian Owens: I love you.
Sally Owens: I love you too, Gilly Bean.

Sally Owens: [to Gillian, about Jimmy] So you're drugging your boyfriend to get a little shut-eye? Doesn't that seem a little strange to you?

Sally Owens: [to Gillian, while burying Jimmy] You have... the worst taste... in men.

Sally Owens: [Annoyed] Gillian, if you're going to work here, maybe you could... I dunno... Work?
Gillian Owens: I am. I'm testing the merchandise.

Sally Owens: [When Gillian interrupts her parents meeting at school] All that's missing now is me naked without my homework .

Gillian Owens: [about Officer Hallet] Is he cute?
Sally Owens: Yeah, he's... nice... in a very penal code sort of way, yeah.

Sally Owens: [about Gillian] This is insane. She keeps going through all these guys.
Aunt Frances Owens: Hopefully, someday she'll find a guy who'll go through her.

Aunt Frances Owens: [about Jimmy] We have to banish him.
Aunt Jet Owens: We have to force his spirit back into the grave.
Aunt Frances Owens: We need a full coven.
Aunt Jet Owens: Nine women. Twelve's better.
Aunt Frances Owens: [to Sally] Do you have any friends?
Sally Owens: [Cut to the Kitchen, Sally on the phone] Linda! Hi, it's Sally. I'm activating the phone tree. Look, uh, you know the - the stuff that everyone's always whispering about me... the hexes, the spells, the...? Well, here's the thing. Uh... I'm witch!

Young Sally Owens: He will hear my call a mile away. He will whistle my favorite song. He can ride a pony backwards.
Young Gillian Owens: What are you doing?
Young Sally Owens: Summoning up a true love spell called Amas Veritas. He can flip pancakes in the air. He'll be marvelously kind. And his favorite shape will be a star. And he'll have one green eye and one blue.
Young Gillian Owens: Thought you never wanted to fall in love.
Young Sally Owens: That's the point. The guy I dreamed of doesn't exist. And if he doesn't exist, I'll never die of a broken heart.

Young Sally Owens: What about my homework?
Aunt Jet Owens: Oh, pish! Tosh! You're both going to learn things in this house that you will never learn in school.