"When Demetrie got sick, we knew it was our responsibility to take care of her and pay her medical bills. And we embraced that. But the tricky part is, like so many families in the South, we also expected her to use a separate bathroom, to use separate utensils."
"I'm not feeling very well - I need a doctor immediately. Ring the nearest golf course."Kathryn Stockett on Groucho Marx
"A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running."Kathryn Stockett on Groucho Marx
"Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died."Kathryn Stockett on Erma Bombeck
"They certainly give very strange names to diseases."Kathryn Stockett on Plato
"Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club. You're not out of it until the computer says you're out of it."Kathryn Stockett on Erma Bombeck
"As I wrote, I found that Aibileen had some things to say that really weren't in her character. She was older, soft-spoken, and she started showing some attitude."
"It can be really powerful to write something when you're sad."