20+ quotes from Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! by Fannie Flagg

Quotes from Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!

Fannie Flagg ·  480 pages

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“The line between the public life and the private life has been erased, due to the rapid decline of manners and courtesy. There is a certain crudeness and crassness that has suddenly become accepted behavior, even desirable.”
― Fannie Flagg, quote from Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!


“ Poor little old human beings – they’re jerked into this world without having any idea where they came from or what it is they are supposed to do, or how long they have to do it in. Or where they are gonna wind up after that. But bless their hearts, most of them wake up every morning and keep on trying to make some sense out of it. Why, you can’t help but love them, can you? I just wonder why more of them aren’t as crazy as betsy bugs. ”

Aunt Elner, 1978”
― Fannie Flagg, quote from Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!


“Because any idiot can get married and have children; that’s no great accomplishment.”
― Fannie Flagg, quote from Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!


“When she finally was able to order a martini, the first sip nearly knocked her head off. It was so strong. And how surprised she was that scotch tasted more like iodine than butterscotch candy. Two of the great disappointments in her life.”
― Fannie Flagg, quote from Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!


“you can’t have compassion unless you have a certain loyalty to the human race.”
― Fannie Flagg, quote from Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!


“Remember, if people talk behind your back, it only that you are two steps ahead of them.”
― Fannie Flagg, quote from Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!


“You think people are some kind of pure, white feathered birds flying in the clouds. They’re not. They’re pigs and they love to wallow in the mud and dirt.”
― Fannie Flagg, quote from Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!


“You got some idealist idea about man being some noble creature … and all this crap about how we can change human nature. You can’t change it, you’re beating your head against a brick wall. People have had a couple of million years to change and they ain’t changed yet, have they?”
― Fannie Flagg, quote from Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!


“Well, they are trying to get rid of Christianity and once they do that, then you watch. Our taxes will go up and they’ll take all our guns away and the next thing you know, a communist or a socialist will get in the White House and then it will be all over.”
― Fannie Flagg, quote from Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!


“Every woman wants to get married and have children.”
― Fannie Flagg, quote from Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!


“She sat there admiring the beauty of the light amber fluid in the clear bottle, the way the condensation on the Miller bottle ran down the black and gold label, like it was a fine piece of art. That was the problem with alcohol. It was so beautiful to look at, how could you resist it? And what kind of place could be more inviting and seductive than a truly elegant cocktail bar?”
― Fannie Flagg, quote from Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!


“She had no interest in love. Love had taken her in the back room and beaten her up pretty badly.”
― Fannie Flagg, quote from Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!


“Sex, maybe, friendship, yes, but love, no. If she ever felt love coming toward her, she would cross the street to the other side.”
― Fannie Flagg, quote from Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!


“Can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life?’ Luke 12:25.”
― Fannie Flagg, quote from Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!


“And when you wonder where I am, just look up at the sun and that’s where I’ll be.”
― Fannie Flagg, quote from Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!


“She knew that being in love all by yourself was the loneliest, most painful experience known to man—or woman—and there was nothing she could do to help him.”
― Fannie Flagg, quote from Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!


“They always wanted too much from her, something she could not give. She had told him over and over she would not marry him or ever live with him. But, typical of most men, they always believed she didn’t really mean what she said and would change her mind. She never did. Why did they always have to push her into a corner and get so upset? She didn’t want to live with anybody. She liked being alone. She hated anybody grabbing at her, trying to smother her.”
― Fannie Flagg, quote from Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!


“…  Poor little old human beings—they’re jerked into this world without having any idea where they came from or what it is they are supposed to do, or how long they have to do it in. Or where they are gonna wind up after that. But bless their hearts, most of them wake up every morning and keep on trying to make some sense out of it. Why, you can’t help but love them, can you? I just wonder why more of them aren’t as crazy as betsy bugs.” —Aunt Elner, 1978”
― Fannie Flagg, quote from Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!


“But you soon find out they don’t want to meet you, they want you to meet them.”
― Fannie Flagg, quote from Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!


“Marry a nearsighted man and you’ll never look old.”
― Fannie Flagg, quote from Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!


About the author

Fannie Flagg
Born place: in Birmingham, Alabama, The United States
Born date September 21, 1944
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