[Sissy says that she spit in Jesse Helms' soup]
Natalie Hollingsworth : You know that is truly one of the most disgusting things I have ever heard!
Sissy Emerson : Get real, Natty, waiters do it all the time!
Natalie Hollingsworth : Maybe to you.
Sissy Emerson : Trust me, I know I've only known you for a few months, but I feel very safe in guessing that many of your waiters went home with cottonmouth!
Sissy Emerson : Now you see that? You've started a rumor. I mean, by tomorrow, that's gonna be all over town.
Natalie Hollingsworth : And this from the queen of spreading rumors! Not to mention that when you first came here, you couldn't remember if Suzanne was a lesbian or if she had killed a man.
Suzanne Sugarbaker : What the hell is this all about? I killed a man?
Sissy Emerson : Oh, I was drinking then, and I was working for the Post. I can tell you now that it disgusts me.
Jennifer Malone : You mean, because you unfairly maligned people?
Sissy Emerson : No, because I was drinking during the wrong administration. I should have been drinking during the Reagan years.
[Watching a horror movie]
Natalie Hollingsworth : This is just ridiculous! Here she's looked through the peephole, she sees what's out there, so she opens the door wearing a push-up bra with little hearts all over it, and she thinks he's gonna be happy with a fifty cent tip!
Sissy Emerson : Excuse me, but I thought that's why we were monitoring these shows so that we could expose the kind of sexist thinking that you're espousing right now that says scantily-clad women deserve to be murdered! And that somehow it's sexy!
Natalie Hollingsworth : I'm not saying she deserves it, I'm just saying that as women, it behooves us to be prudent!
Sissy Emerson : And I'm saying that we have a right to walk down the street or answer the door any damn way we please and not get killed for it! Yes, Darlene is a stupid girl. Am I sorry she's gone? Not really. But she has a right to answer the door in that outfit!