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Rachel Lynde (Character)
from "Anne of Green Gables" (1985)

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"Anne of Green Gables" (1985)
[Rachel Lynde's comment, to Marilla, on Anne's insulting remarks, toward her]
Rachel Lynde: Mark my words, Marilla. That's the kind puts strychnine in the well.

[commenting on Anne's dramatic apology]
Rachel Lynde: Her tongue appears to be hinged in the middle, but she may turn out all right.

Rachel Lynde: [after seeing Matthew riding in the buggy to get Anne] Oh, my afternoon is spoiled.

[Marilla meets with Mrs. Barry and Rachel after Anne accidentally got Diana drunk]
Mrs. Barry: Marilla, I don't believe a word. Anne Shirley is a conniving, manipulating child and she's pulled the wool over your eyes.
Rachel Lynde: I always warned you about making that current wine, Marilla. You said it wouldn't have the least effect on anyone. Well, I ask you.
Marilla Cuthbert: It isn't meant to be drunk three tumbler fulls at a time! And if I had a child that was so greedy, I'd sober her up with a darn good spanking!
Mrs. Barry: Oh! So it's my Diana's fault, is it?
Rachel Lynde: It's the demon liquor's fault. And as I told you for years, if you didn't insist on making that current wine.
Marilla Cuthbert: [Marillla quickly then cuts in furious anger] My current wine is famous all over the island, Rachel Lynde, as you very well know. And the Reverend Allen himself is not opposed to taking a bit when he comes calling. And as for Christian virtue: making a little wine for a refreshment is far less sinful than meddling in other people's affairs!
Rachel Lynde: Oh!

"Anne of Avonlea" (1987)
[Rachel and Marilla discuss Anne]
Rachel Lynde: It's to your credit you changed her as much as you did.
Marilla Cuthbert: Ooo, she hasn't changed that much... not really. It's US that's changed, Rachel.

Anne Shirley: I am sorry, but the fence that separates your potato field from our pasture is an eyesore. And if you'd kept it in better repair, Dolly wouldn't have broken in.
Rachel Lynde: A jail fence wouldn't keep that devil out. And what's more, my Thomas has been far too ill the past six months to repair any fences. And I know one thing, you red-headed snippet! You'd be better employed fixing that fence yourself rather than mooning around, wasting your time, writing for some rubbishy magazine.
Anne Shirley: I would rather spend my time profitably than squander it in idle gossip, meddling in other people's affairs. I won't cherish any hard feelings against you because of your narrow-minded opinions. But, thank goodness I have an imagination which allows me to understand how it must be to find a cow amongst prize-winning cabbages. Dolly shall never break into your field again. I give you my word of honor on that point.

Rachel Lynde: Patience has ceased to be a virtue, I want this rumpus stopped right now!

Rachel Lynde: [about Anne not being married at her age] It's the overparticular ones that get left behind.
Marilla Cuthbert: And it's the over-opinionated ones that end up unhappy and meaner than second skimmings.

"Avonlea: Lonely Hearts (#6.2)" (1995)
Rachel Lynde: This goose liver mush isn't bad.
Pierre Lapierre: A woman after my own heart. Let me sit a little closer and hold your soft little hand in mine.
Rachel Lynde: [pointing her butter knife at him] Try it you little French rat!

[during a charity bachelor auction]
Rachel Lynde: [trying to get Davey's attention after he has run past] Over here! Over here!
Alec King: Sold! To Rachel Lynde.
Rachel Lynde: What? I wasn't bidding on him.
Pierre Lapierre: She doesn't want me; I don't want her!
Janet King: Come now, Rachel. I'm sure Pierre is a lovely person.
Rachel Lynde: Oh, the things I do for charity.

"Avonlea: The Quarantine at Alexander Abraham's (#1.3)" (1990)
Alexander Abraham: Confound you woman! You can go straight to...
Rachel Lynde: Halifax!

Sara Stanley: [while chosing fabric for school clothes with her Aunt Olivia, to Rachel Lynde] You should try red Mrs. Lynde, I'm sure you will feel much more clever.
Rachel Lynde: You wouldn't catch me in red; red shouldn't appear on anything but the devil.

"Avonlea: Of Corsets and Secrets and True, True Love (#2.4)" (1990)
Rachel Lynde: Them skinny kind of girls is the first to perish, mark my words.
Marilla Cuthbert: Then you have nothing to fret about, Rachel.

"Avonlea: Memento Mori (#5.2)" (1994)
Rachel Lynde: Isn't it just like Hetty King to spoil her own birthday party?