Sam: If the truth be known, once I got into it, quantum leaping turned out to be a lot of fun. So far, I've been able to save two lives, one ball game, and a pig. I fought for the faith of a nun and against the mob, put together three couples, a father and daughter, and the lyrics for "Peggy Sue." Like I said, stepping into someone else's shoes can be a lot of fun.
Sam: Of all the people I've leaped into, Jesse should have been the strangers. But there was something very comfortable about him—like putting on a pair of your favorite shoes or a jacket you've broken in just right.
Al: I've seen things that would curl your hair. No pun intended.
Clayton: I swear, you got ears like a hawk.
Miz Melanie Trafford: I'm old, not dead.
Sam: I'd heard of chitlins, of course. I thought they were one of those rare Southern delicacies that taste as good as they sound. I never realized they were pig intestines. The smell was like something that had been kept around too long in autopsy class.
Al: (reciting his chitlins recipe) Now, uh, what am I forgetting?
Sam: How sick this is making me.
Sam: (to Al) Are you crazy?
Willis Trafford: Not as crazy as you are. Or at least that's what people are gonna say if they see you in here talkin' to yourself.
Sam: "Blacks." That's what we'll be called instead of "Negroes."
Miz Melanie Trafford: What in God's name's wrong with being called a niggra?
Sam: Maybe it's just a little too close to "nigger."
Sam: I've gone crazy? Miz Melny, I'm not the the one burning crosses in the front of people's homes.
Sam: You can't, it's too hot today
Miz Melanie Trafford: I'm not gonna melt.
Doctor Parker: I can't help her. It's against the law.
Sam: To hell with the law!
Sam: Al, you're getting a little paranoid.
Al: Sam, how do you think I've lived this long?
Al: Pull off into the cemetery, dammit!
Miz Melanie Trafford: Thank you, Charles. You didn't have to swear.
Miz Melanie Trafford: My relationship with Mr. Tyler is my business. Now you go mind yours, and I'll see you for supper.
Clayton: (submissively) Yes, ma'am.
(He walks away)
Sam: Thank you.
Miz Melanie Trafford: Sometimes I think they switched babies on me.
Sam: Miz Melny, once you have seen the light, you can not go back into the darkness.