Peyton Flanders: When your husband makes love to you, it's my face he sees!
Marlene 'Marl' Craven: The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.
[Claire Bartel is having an asthma attack]
Peyton Flanders: Something the matter, Claire?
Peyton Flanders: When your husband makes love to you, it's MY face he sees. When your baby's hungry, it's MY breast that feeds him. Look at you! When push comes to shove... you can't even breathe!
Peyton: My husband was my only family. He's the only one who really understood me... He took care of me. He was murdered.
Peyton: They never caught who did it. But I firmly believe, what goes around comes around.
Peyton: Are you a retard?
Peyton: Did you like looking at me?... Did you like looking at me? Don't fuck with me, retard. My version of the story will be... better.
Marlene 'Marl' Craven: Cancel my morning.
Marlene's Assistant: But you have a showing! What do I tell them?
Marlene 'Marl' Craven: You have a Harvard education, make something up!
Peyton Flanders: [to schoolyard bully] I got a message for you, Roth! LEAVE EMMA ALONE! Look at me - if you don't, I'm gonna rip your fucking head off!
Peyton Flanders: Marlene, is everything all right?
Marlene 'Marl' Craven: No! I need a doctor. KNOW of any, Mrs Mott?
Emma Bartel: Peyton, if something happens to my mommy, would you take care of me?
Peyton Flanders: Of course I would... and your daddy, too! I'd take care of ALL of you!
[on the phone]
Peyton Flanders: Who is this?
Marlene 'Marl' Craven: Marlene Craven, you want me to spell it?
Michael Bartel: Marlene, I think I'm gonna bum one of these.
[Takes one of her cigarettes]
Claire: You are such a bad influence. He only smokes around you now.
Marlene 'Marl' Craven: These days a woman can feel incompetent if she doesn't make time for blow jobs and a home-made lasagna.
Marty Craven: Marlene was never much of a cook.