Big Little Lies Season 2 Episode 1: "What Have They Done?" Quotes
Fine young men don't suddenly become fine young all of a sudden in a woosh, you know. It starts with being fine young boys, and part of being a fine young boy is respecting your mother. She works so hard for you. That's why the sun shines on her so.Mary Louise
Ed, it's the first day of school. We have to earn our good mom badges all over again.Madeline
Madeline: Anyway, it was a beautiful service, Warren.
Warren: Well, thank you, Madeline. I like to think of it more as an assembly. A service is for when someone dies, you know, like a fundraiser.
By the way, did you see Renatta getting up that new teacher's ass? I thought she was going to have to get out her snorkel.Madeline
Madeline: But Celeste tells me you continue to be so supportive with her and the boys.
Mary Louise: She should probably just get a proper housekeeper. You're very short.
Madeline: Excuse me?
Mary Louise: I don't mean it in a negative way. Maybe I do. I find little people to be untrustworthy. My apologies. I pride myself on being a very good judge of character, but you have always presented such a difficult read. You seem like a nice person, loving, but also, you strike me as a wanter.
Madeline: A wanter.
Mary Louise: Mmmm. You know, there are people in life who content themselves with what they have and then there are others who just, they just WANT.
Madeline: I'm not a wanter.
Mary Louise: Oh, you don't have to take it personally. I'm a wanter myself. You know what I want? I want Perry back. I want to know what happened that night, and I'm very tempted to ask you, but I doubt I would get the, uh, truth, would I?
Madeline: Your son lost his balance, and he fell.
Mary Louise: Yes, that seems to be the company line, depending on whose company you keep.
Madeline: What the hell was that? That was a very strong position, and I didn't like it.
Celeste: Welcome to my life.
You're still married, Celeste, and your husband is dead.Dr. Reisman
Ed: Look, Nathan, I'm no expert on marriage. Something tells me that if you're seeking out the help of the husband of your ex-wife to lead the communication charge with your new one... [cocks his head]
Nathan: Why do you always have to be so snide?
Ed: I don't mean to be snide.
Nathan: No, you don't mean to be; it just comes naturally. It's like you're a snide fuck. That's what you are. You're a snide fuck.
You know what kids do at college? They drink, they fuck, they mull over a sex change. I'm not going. I'm not going!Abigail
Aquarium Dude: You're one of the Monterey Five, right?
Jane: The Monterey Five?
Madeline: You're going to college because I said so!
Abby: Because you said so? What do you know? You didn't go to college!
Madeline: That's EXACTLY why you're going to college. Exactly! Because you will have NO LIFE!
Jane: Do you ever hate me? Just a little bit?
Celeste: How could I hate you?
Jane: Because I slept with your husband. I mean I didn't...
Celeste: He raped you.
Jane: But I knew he was married. I didn't know he was married to YOU, but I knew he was married to somebody.