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Driving Miss Daisy Quotes

Driving Miss Daisy is a TV show that first aired in 1970 . Driving Miss Daisy ended its run in 1970.

It features Richard D. Zanuck, and Lili Fini Zanuck as producer, Hans Zimmer in charge of musical score, and Peter James (cinematographer) as head of cinematography.

Driving Miss Daisy is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Driving Miss Daisy is 100 minutes long. Driving Miss Daisy is distributed by Warner Bros..

The cast includes: Jessica Tandy as Daisy Werthan, Morgan Freeman as Hoke Colburn, Esther Rolle as Idella, Dan Aykroyd as Boolie Werthan, and William Hall, Jr. as Oscar.

Driving Miss Daisy Quotes

Morgan Freeman as Hoke Colburn

  • (Morgan Freeman) "Oscar said you needin' somebody to drive for yo' family -- now, what I'm 'on be doin'? Takin' your children to school, drivin' your wife to the beauty parlor?"
  • (Dan Aykroyd) "I don't have any children. Don't have the time --"
  • (Morgan Freeman) "Aw, that's a shame. Course, you still a young man, so I wouldn't worry 'bout it too much."
  • (Dan Aykroyd) "Thank you, I won't."
  • (Morgan Freeman) "Hey, there, Oscar, Junior -- how you boys doin' this morning?"
  • (William Hall, Jr.) "How the old lady treatin' you, Hoke?"
  • (Morgan Freeman) "Lord, I tell you one thing -- she sho' do know how to throw a fit."
  • (Jessica Tandy) "What's so funny?"
  • (Morgan Freeman) "Nothin', Miss Daisy. We jus' carryin' on."
  • (Morgan Freeman) "Now what do you suppose he's doin' here this early in the mornin'?"
  • (Esther Rolle) "Dunno -- can't be good, I promise you that."
  • (Morgan Freeman) "Did I evre tell you about the first time I ever been outside the state of Georgia?"
  • (Jessica Tandy) "No, when was that?"
  • (Morgan Freeman) "Oh, a few minutes ago."
  • (Morgan Freeman) "Mornin', Miss Daisy. I think it's gettin' ready to clear up out there. Oh, 'scuse me, Mr. Werthan."
  • (Dan Aykroyd) "Hoke, I think we're gonna have to have a little talk."
  • (Morgan Freeman) "All right, sir. Just let me get outta my coat."
  • (Morgan Freeman) "Oh, Miss Daisy, yesterday, while you was out visitin', I went and ate a can of your salmon. Now, I know you said eat the left-over pork chops, but they was kinda stiff. So, I stopped at the Piggly Wiggly and got you another can. You want me just to go on and put it in the cupboard?"
  • (Jessica Tandy) "Yes, that'll be fine -- thank you, Hoke. Well, I guess I'd better get dressed now."

Jessica Tandy as Daisy Werthan

  • (Jessica Tandy) "Idella was lucky."
  • (Morgan Freeman) "Yes'm. I expect she was."
  • (Jessica Tandy) "Boolie said the silliest thing to me just the other day."
  • (Morgan Freeman) "What'd he say?"
  • (Jessica Tandy) "We were talking about Martin Luther King. I assume you know him."
  • (Morgan Freeman) "No'm, I don't know him."
  • (Jessica Tandy) "But, you've heard him preach."
  • (Morgan Freeman) "Yes'm -- same way you have, on the TV."
  • (Jessica Tandy) "I think he's wonderful."
  • (Morgan Freeman) "What you gettin' at, Miss Daisy?"
  • (Jessica Tandy) "Well, Boolie says you wanted to go with me to this dinner. Did you tell him that?"
  • (Morgan Freeman) "No'm, I didn't."
  • (Jessica Tandy) "I didn't think so. What would be the point? You can hear him any time you like. I think it's wonderful how things are changing."
  • (Morgan Freeman) "Now, Miss Daisy, the tickets for this here dinner came in the mail a month ago. Bein' that you wanted me to go wit' you, how come you wait till we in the car and on the way there before you ask me?"
  • (Jessica Tandy) "Well, I need you now, I have to be at the beauty parlor in half an hour -- no, I most certainly did NOT know you have to call a minimum of three hours ahead. I don't know why you call yourselves a taxicab company if you can't provide taxicabs."
  • (Esther Rolle) "Why don't you call your son down at the mill? He'll send somebody for you."
  • (Jessica Tandy) "That won't be necessary -- I'll just cancel the appointment and fix my own hair."
  • (Esther Rolle) "Sometimes I think you ain't got the sense God gave a lemon."
  • (Jessica Tandy) "It's 7:16."
  • (Dan Aykroyd) "You should have a job on the radio announcing the time."
  • (Jessica Tandy) "Hoke?"
  • (Morgan Freeman) "Yes'm."
  • (Jessica Tandy) "You're my best friend."
  • (Morgan Freeman) "No, go on Miss Daisy."
  • (Jessica Tandy) "No, really, you are --"
  • (Jessica Tandy) "You are."
  • (Morgan Freeman) "Yes'm."
  • (Jessica Tandy) "Did you have the air-conditioning checked? I told you to have the air-conditioning checked."
  • (Morgan Freeman) "I had the air-conditioning checked. I don't know what for. You never allow me to turn it on."
  • (Jessica Tandy) "Hush up."
  • (Jessica Tandy) "I've never been prejudiced in my life and you know it."
  • (Dan Aykroyd) "Okay, then why don't you ask Hoke to go with you?"
  • (Jessica Tandy) "Hoke? Don't be ridiculous. He wouldn't go."
  • (Jessica Tandy) "What are you doing?"
  • (Morgan Freeman) "I'm tryin' to drive you to the store."
  • (Jessica Tandy) "You know your letters don't you?"
  • (Morgan Freeman) "Oh yeah, yeah I know my ABC's pretty good, just can't read."
  • (Jessica Tandy) "Stop saying that you're making me mad. If you know your letters you can read. You just don't know you can read."
  • (Morgan Freeman) "Maam?"
  • (Jessica Tandy) "I taught some of the stupidest children God ever put on the face of this earth and all of them could read well enough to find a name on a tombstone."
  • (Jessica Tandy) "You should have let me keep my old LaSalle. It never would've behaved this way and you know it."
  • (Dan Aykroyd) "Mama, cars don't behave. They are behaved upon. Fact is, you demolished that Chrysler all by yourself."
  • (Jessica Tandy) "Say what you want, I know the truth."
  • (Dan Aykroyd) "The truth is, you just cost the insurance company $2,700. You're a terrible risk. Nobody's gonna want to issue you a policy after this."
  • (Jessica Tandy) "You're just saying that to be hateful."
  • (Dan Aykroyd) "OK. I am. I'm makin' it all up. Look out there in the driveway. Every insurance company in America is out there, waving their fountain pen, trying to get you to sign up."

Dan Aykroyd as Boolie Werthan

  • (Dan Aykroyd) "You're a doodle, Mama."
  • (Dan Aykroyd) "Hoke, I thought of you the other day on the expressway. I saw an Avondale Milk truck. Monster of a thing, must have had about sixteen wheels."
  • (Morgan Freeman) "You don't say."
  • (Dan Aykroyd) "I was wondering how you'd like drivin' that thing around."
  • (Jessica Tandy) "Hoke came to see me, not you."
  • (Morgan Freeman) "Look like one o' her good days."
  • (Jessica Tandy) "Boolie, go charm the nurses."
  • (Dan Aykroyd) "She wants you all to herself."
  • (Dan Aykroyd) "Don't worry Katie Bell, it's not QUITE the end of the world."
  • (Dan Aykroyd) "What I need is for somebody to drive my mother around"
  • (Morgan Freeman) "Well, if you don' mind my askin', sir, how come she's not hirin' for herself?"
  • (Dan Aykroyd) "See, it's kind of a delicate situation."
  • (Morgan Freeman) "Oh, yessir, yessir -- done gone around the bend a little bit. Well, now, that'll happen as they get old --"
  • (Dan Aykroyd) "Oh, no, she's all there. Too-much-there is the problem."
  • (Dan Aykroyd) "Goodbye. Good luck."
  • (Dan Aykroyd) "-- Good god."
  • (Dan Aykroyd) "Mama, we have to talk about this."
  • (Jessica Tandy) "Talk about what?"
  • (Dan Aykroyd) "The feasibility of all this. Now, I believe Martin Luther King has done some marvelous things --"
  • (Jessica Tandy) "Boolie, if you don't want to go --"
  • (Dan Aykroyd) "I wanna go. You know how I feel about him."
  • (Jessica Tandy) "I know, but Florene."
  • (Dan Aykroyd) "Florene has nothing to do with it. But, I still have to conduct business in this town."
  • (Jessica Tandy) "I know, Werthan Bag will go out of business if you attend the King dinner."
  • (Dan Aykroyd) "Not exactly. But, a couple of men I do business with wouldn't like it. They might snicker a little, call me Martin Luther Werthan behind my back. You know, Jack Raphael down at Ideal Mills, he's a New York Jew instead of a Georgia Jew. And, the really smart ones come from New York don't they? Some of the men might throw their business to Jack instead of ol' Martin Luther Werthan. Maybe I might not hear about certain lunch meetings at the Commerce Club. I don't know, maybe it wouldn't happen. But, sometimes that's just how things work."
  • (Dan Aykroyd) "Hoke, I want you to understand something. Now, you'd be working for me. She"
  • (Dan Aykroyd) "can say anything she likes, but she can't fire you. You understand?"
  • (Morgan Freeman) "Yes, sir. Yes, sir, I sure do. And, don't you worry about a thing, Mr. Werthan. I'm gonna hold on no matter how she run me. You see, I used to rassle hogs down yonder in Macon, and, let me tell you, ain't no hog got away from me yet."
  • (Dan Aykroyd) "I'd better be gettin' back to the office. Florene'll be havin' a fit if I don't get home on time tonight."
  • (Jessica Tandy) "Ya'll must have plans tonight."
  • (Dan Aykroyd) "Goin' to the Anderson's for a dinner party."
  • (Jessica Tandy) "This is her idea of heaven on earth, isn't it?"
  • (Dan Aykroyd) "What?"
  • (Jessica Tandy) "Socializin' with Episcopalians."
  • (Dan Aykroyd) "I suppose you don't get out to see her very much."
  • (Morgan Freeman) "No, sir -- it's hard not drivin'. Every now and then I takes a taxi cab, but don't too many taxis go out yonder."
  • (Dan Aykroyd) "I'm sure she appreciates it."
  • (Morgan Freeman) "Yes, sir."
  • (Morgan Freeman) "Some days, she better than others -- but then, who ain't?"

Esther Rolle as Idella

  • (Esther Rolle) "I wouldn't be in your shoes if the Sweet Lord Jesus come down and asked me himself."
  • (Esther Rolle) "I'm goin', Miss Daisy."
  • (Jessica Tandy) "Alright Idella, see you tomorrow."
  • (Morgan Freeman) "I'm goin' too, Miss Daisy."
  • (Jessica Tandy) "Good."

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