Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe Quotes

Fannie Flagg
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You know, a heart can be broken, but it keeps on beating, just the same.
-- Ninny Threadgoode

Importance: Ninny says this in relation to Idgie's broken heart following Buddy's death. She means that life goes on even after a heartbreak, and one must learn to live life despite the pain.

I’m too young to be old and too old to be young. I just don’t fit anywhere.
-- Evelyn Crouch

Importance: Evelyn feels terribly unhappy in her life. It's as if she doesn't fit anywhere. She makes this statement before considering suicide, the lowest low for her character. It also symbolizes her desire to find change.

There was something about Idgie that was like a wild animal. She wouldn’t let anybody get too close to her. When she thought that somebody like her too much, she’d just take off in the woods.
-- Ninny Threadgoode

Importance: Ninny says this when retelling the story of when Ruth came...

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