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Holly Harper (Character)
from "Brothers & Sisters" (2006)

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"Brothers & Sisters: Glass Houses (#3.1)" (2008)
Holly Harper: [to Nora] This is a business decision, which is very fitting since Ojai Foods is a business. This is no longer William's company, so you don't have the right to barge in here and make demands. If you have something that you need to say, pick up the phone, make an appointment, park in the visitors' parking lot and hike on up here just like everybody else. Now I know this is hard for someone like you to stomach, but the family circus is over!

Nora Walker: I wasn't really sure I was going to tell you this, but I realize my whole family knows about it, it's really only a matter of time until you find out. And I want to be here when you do.
Holly Harper: Find out about what?
Nora Walker: Oh Holly, it must feel so good sitting here and looking around at what was once William's world. But you don't know the half of it. He had another lover. And they had a child together. A boy, Ryan.
Holly Harper: I don't believe you.
Nora Walker: Yes, you do.


"Brothers & Sisters: 36 Hours (#2.7)" (2007)
Justin Walker: What are you now, like 35 years old? Have you ever had a relationship that's lasted longer than three weeks? You walk around in your suit and tie pretending that you're a man, but you know what? You're just a boy, you're a scared little boy.
Kevin Walker: Actually, I have a boyfriend, and I have for quite a while now.
Justin Walker: Yeah, you know what? Big freaking whoop!
Justin Walker: [looking at Holly] And what is *she* doing here?
Holly Harper: I'm here for my daughter.
Rebecca Harper: Justin...
Justin Walker: Don't, don't! Because you are beyond pathetic. You spend so much time trying to get somebody to love you that you can't help anyone.
Holly Harper: That's enough, Justin!
Justin Walker: What are you, the protective mother now? Because in case you missed it, your daughter's been living here all summer wishing she was a Walker. You two are the same, you'll do anything, no, I'm sorry, *screw* anyone to be part of this family!


"Brothers & Sisters: Family Day (#1.11)" (2007)
Holly Harper: Well, who knows. Maybe we'll be friends some day.
Nora Walker: Maybe. But not today.


"Brothers & Sisters: Grapes of Wrath (#1.21)" (2007)
Holly Harper: I can't believe you did that! This dress is couture!
Nora Walker: I'm sure it's been stained before!


"Brothers & Sisters: Affairs of State (#1.3)" (2006)
Holly Harper: The thing is, I don't blame him. I blame myself.
Saul Holden: We can't help who we love.
Holly Harper: Yeah, but we can help who we are. We can decide to become ourselves. What I saw tonight... seeing myself in Nora's eyes... It is time that I become a person. I won't be invisible any longer.


"Brothers & Sisters: Going Once... Going Twice (#3.8)" (2008)
[about Justin setting up a date for Saul]
Rebecca Harper: You don't think it's a good idea, do you?
Holly Harper: It's a terrible idea.
Rebecca Harper: Mom, why are you encouraging him, then?
Holly Harper: Because he's your boyfriend and I want him to like me.
Rebecca Harper: Or are you just excited at the possibility of another Walker dinner disaster?
Holly Harper: I have to admit it's a little of both.


"Brothers & Sisters: All in the Family (#1.17)" (2007)
Rebecca Harper: This is how you set it up?
Holly Harper: Don't say that.
Rebecca Harper: Oh, but it is. I mean, you didn't just deprive me of a father, mom, you deprived me of an entire family.
Holly Harper: Honey, you have a family. You and me, we're family.
Rebecca Harper: I could have had so much more. I could have had brothers and sisters all these years, I could have had this busy, chaotic childhood that you fantasize about as a kid. But you didn't let me.


"Brothers & Sisters: Everything Must Go (#3.4)" (2008)
Rebecca Harper: You were lying to me even then.
Holly Harper: Rebecca, I tried to explain.
Rebecca Harper: I know, I know, that you were protecting me, whatever.
Holly Harper: I can't say I'm sorry again, because clearly that is not what you want to hear from me.
Rebecca Harper: I hate that when I look at you all I see is lies. I don't get to remember that summer, I don't get to remember kindergarten field trips or Easter egg hunts in the back yard... I remember how you lied to me my entire life. You're my mom. You're the only family I have. I don't know how to get that back.


"Brothers & Sisters: Home Front (#2.1)" (2007)
Nora Walker: Listen, we're giving a birthday dinner tonight for Kitty, would you like to come? See Rebecca?
Holly Harper: I'd love to! I mean, unless, I mean, I don't want to impose.
Nora Walker: Holly, you being here at my husband's grave site, that's an imposition. You sharing a taco with your daughter I can live with.


"Brothers & Sisters: The Missionary Imposition (#2.11)" (2008)
Lena Branigan: I thought I was in love with Tommy. But clearly, I'm screwed up.
Holly Harper: When I was with William, I thought, 'This isn't perfect, it's a compromise, but it's my choice.' I even thought that I was in control. And for twenty years, I let that idea and that man dictate who I was. When I finally realized that I was just filling in the gap for someone else's relationship, it was too late. And I couldn't leave. It is better if you figure this out now.


"Brothers & Sisters: Holy Matrimony! (#2.9)" (2007)
Holly Harper: I like you, Saul. But one thing I know is men. And when we were together, I knew that you weren't that interested in me. Oh, you tried...
Saul Holden: I guess you're right. It is my fault.
Holly Harper: Why are you being so hard on yourself? It is not easy finding the right person at the right time. I was in love with a man I could never have. I didn't mean to be; I just was. You can't help who you love, Saul.


"Brothers & Sisters: Something New (#2.8)" (2007)
Holly Harper: Rebecca, stop second-guessing yourself.
Rebecca Harper: It's not that easy, mom.
Rebecca Harper: I know that it's not that easy. But this shrinking violet that you're becoming - that's not my daughter. I mean, you never used to care what people thought about you, you didn't worry about what you said or didn't say. I admire that about you. Even when you do that with me.


"Brothers & Sisters: The Other Walker (#1.16)" (2007)
Holly Harper: I let you treat me like dirt because I loved and respected your father. But I am done treating you with any measure of civility.
Sarah Whedon: Is that a threat?
Holly Harper: You bet your ass it's a threat.


"Brothers & Sisters: Moral Hazard (#2.15)" (2008)
Holly Harper: You know, I wasn't much older than you when I got pregnant. Can you imagine that? Being here by yourself and trying to support a child? But I did it. And if I had to give up some of my dreams, so be it. Because from then on I put you first. And now you have the audacity to treat me like a second-class citizen? And I allowed it. Because I knew that it was not easy for you. But I am done with that. From now on, if you want to hurt me, you hurt me from somewhere else. I want you out of this house.


"Brothers & Sisters: Book Burning (#3.2)" (2008)
Holly Harper: Why can't you just accept this gift in the spirit that it's being given?
Rebecca Harper: Which is what, to buy a relationship back with me? Mom, you never give anything without expecting something in return.
Holly Harper: Becca, I want you to take this and create the kind of life that you want for yourself.
Rebecca Harper: I just... I don't believe that that's why you're giving it to me.
Holly Harper: You know, when you're ready to have a real relationship with me, I'll be here. But that has nothing to do with why I am giving you this. This is yours. You do whatever you want with it.


"Brothers & Sisters: Bad News (#1.20)" (2007)
Holly Harper: Listen to me. I have had a front-row seat to that family for years. I know what it feels like to be an outsider, how enticing they can be. But whatever you think you want from them, trust me, you are not going to get it this way.
Rebecca Harper: Excuse me?
Holly Harper: I know you, Rebecca. And I am guessing that Joe did not just come on to you out of the blue.
Rebecca Harper: Just because you're a whore it doesn't mean that I am.


"Brothers & Sisters: You Get What You Need (#3.5)" (2008)
Holly Harper: You know, it is so amusing watching you panic when things don't turn out exactly the way you have it planned. Oh, God forbid that I upset your perfect little apple cart.
Nora Walker: Well, at least I have an apple cart. Holly, I really think it's your jealousy that makes me pity you the most.
Holly Harper: Pity?
Nora Walker: U-huh! And I don't believe for one minute you'd be willing to jeopardize your relationship with Rebecca, because if you do anything...
Holly Harper: I never said that I was going to do anything. I probably won't. But then again, I do have these bad days...