Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) Poster

Jessica Tandy: Ninny Threadgoode



  • Ninny Threadgoode : A heart can be broken, but it will keep beating just the same.

  • Ninny Threadgoode : All these people'll live as long as you remember 'em.

  • Evelyn Couch : Towanda! Righter of Wrongs, Queen Beyond Compare!

    Ninny Threadgoode : How many of them hormones you takin', honey?

  • Ninny Threadgoode : I found out what the secret to life is: friends. Best friends.

  • Evelyn Couch : I can't even look at my own vagina!

    Ninny Threadgoode : Well I can't help you on that one honey.

  • Ninny Threadgoode : I'm worried about my little friend Evelyn. She said her husband, Ed, would just be sitting around watching his sports on TV... and she has an urge to hit him in the head with a baseball bat.

    Janeen : Oh hell, that seems normal to me.

  • [last lines] 

    Ninny Threadgoode : [voiceover]  After Ruth died and the railroad stopped runnin', the cafe shut down and everybody just scattered to the winds. It was never more'n just a little knockabout place, but now that I look back on it, when that cafe closed, the heart of the town just stopped beatin'. It's funny how a little place like this brought so many people together.

  • Ninny Threadgoode : Hey Evelyn, somebody stole my house.

  • Ninny Threadgoode : I wouldn't be afraid of death if I was you. I'd be more afraid of driving in rush hour traffic.

  • Ninny Threadgoode : That frying pan did more than fry chicken that night.

  • Ninny Threadgoode : Idgie and her friend Ruth ran the Whistle Stop Cafe. Idgie was a character, all right. But how anybody could have thought she murdered that man is beyond me.

    Evelyn Couch : I beg your pardon?

  • Evelyn Couch : [Evelyn has found a note on Ruth's Grave from Idgie revealing that Idgie is still alive]  Idgie? Idgie's alive?

    Ninny Threadgoode : Oh yes she's very much alive! Still selling honey and charming bees! Sometimes I think I catch a glimpse of her!

    Evelyn Couch : Maybe we'll see her today!

    Ninny Threadgoode : Maybe!

    Evelyn Couch : Let's go!

    [she takes Ninny by the arm and they continue walking] 

  • Ninny Threadgoode : Oh, what I wouldn't give for a plate of fried green tomatoes like we used to have at the cafe. Ooh!

  • Ninny Threadgoode : It's good to see you're so happy, and you've slimmed down quite a bit these last few weeks.

    Evelyn Couch : I'm just so happy, Big George and Idgie got off. I would've killed Frank Bennett if I coulda. Did anybody really think Idgie murdered him?

    Ninny Threadgoode : Some said yes, some said no. The only person who really knew the answer to that was Frank Bennett, and you know what they say, dead men tell no tales.

  • Ninny Threadgoode : Did you know they took my gallbladder out?

    Evelyn Couch : Uh, no I didn't.

    Ninny Threadgoode : Oh yes, still in the hospital in a jar. I guess that's where they keep them.

    Evelyn Couch : I guess.

  • Ninny Threadgoode : [to Evelyn]  You git yourself some hormones!

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