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: I feel like we've died and gone to heaven - only we had to climb up.
: Make him feel important. If you do that, you'll have a happy and wonderful marriage - like two out of every ten couples.
: I had to park the car three blocks away. Then it started to rain so I ran the last two blocks. Then my heel got caught in a subway grating. When I pulled my foot out, I stepped in a puddle. Then a cab went by and splashed my stockings. If the hardware store downstairs was open, I was going to buy a knife and kill myself.
: [to Corie, after just climbing up the stairs to Paul and Corie's top-floor apartment
] I remember when you were a little girl, you said you wanted to live on the moon... I thought you were kidding.
[rattling a box
] Corie Bratter
: what's in here, that sounds expensive? Ethel
: Now I think it's a broken clock. Corie Bratter
: [opening another box
] Does this pot come with instructions? Ethel
: If I'd known about this apartment it would have come with hot coffee. Corie Bratter
: Mother. Oh, I love everything. But you've got to stop sending me presents. You should start spending your money on yourself. Ethel
: Oh... myself. What does a woman like me need living alone way out in New Jersey? Corie Bratter
: You could travel... Ethel
: Oh, travel. Alone. I read a story in the times. A middle-aged woman travelling alone fell off the deck of a ship. they never even discovered it 'til they got to france. Corie Bratter
: Mother, I promise you, if you ever fell off the deck of a ship, someone would know about it.
: [Looking arond Mr. Velasco's Apt
] Isn't this wild? What do you think, Mother? Ethel
: I think I've broken some straps!