Julia Sanderson: Charles... I'm gonna die.
Charles: [shocked] What?
Julia Sanderson: I'm going to die. That's a heck of a thing to tell a neighbor, isn't it?
Reverend Robert Alden: [at Julia Sanderson's funeral] Julia Sanderson asked me to read this today. She wrote it for all of you, loved ones and friends alike... "Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I'll remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don't remember me at all"... loud and clear.
Charles: If you want some advice from a friend, I'd say marry that woman.
Isaiah Edwards: That's the trouble with friends. They're always trying to give you advice!
Julia Sanderson: Alisha, is something wrong?
Alicia Sanderson: No Ma.
Julia Sanderson: Come on now. What is it?
Alicia Sanderson: It's just that I want something so bad, and if I tell you, you'll say no. And it's making me all sad inside.
Julia Sanderson: Well now... What makes you think I'll say no?
Alicia Sanderson: Because John said you would.
Julia Sanderson: Your brother may be the oldest, but that doesn't mean he's always right.
Alicia Sanderson: You mean you'll say yes?
Julia Sanderson: You haven't told me what it is yet.
Alicia Sanderson: A puppy. Oh ma, I would love him and take care of him and he'd be a good watch dog so you won't be scared at night. Please, Ma?
Julia Sanderson: Before I say anything, will you answer a question?
Alicia Sanderson: Yes ma'am.
Julia Sanderson: The truth.
Alicia Sanderson: The truth.
Julia Sanderson: Did your brothers tell you to ask me?
Alicia Sanderson: Yes 'em.
Julia Sanderson: Alright, you may have the puppy.
Julia Sanderson: It's happening faster than you thought, isn't it, Doctor? You tell me you'd be honest with me no matter what.
Dr. Hiram Baker: I know. It's not the kind of thing I can be sure of.
Julia Sanderson: Sure of what? It's how long I've got you're not sure of. Can you give me any idea?
Dr. Hiram Baker: Well, it's localized to one chain of lymph nodes, I've seen patients go on...
Julia Sanderson: But it's not localized. I don't want to know the longest I've got. I want to know the shortest. I've got children to provide for.
Dr. Hiram Baker: A month. A year.
Julia Sanderson: A week... It could happen any time, couldn't it? Well... I'll be darn...
Julia Sanderson: Some of us are going to see him sooner than others. And the good Lord has decided that I'm going to see him very soon.
John Sanderson: What are you saying? Oh my God, Ma!
Julia Sanderson: Just a minute, young man! You be careful about the way you use the Lord's name! And I'll have none of that crying neither. There's no reason for someone to cry who's going to live in Heaven! You're crying for yourself and not for me!