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.
Nell Tyler: I'm gonna sit at that counter some day... and I'm gonna drink from the white fountain and, and ride in the front of the bus and do all the things that make white folks mad.
Sam: Is that why you wanna do it, to make 'em mad?
Nell Tyler: Yep, and 'cause it's right.
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: Sam, she had to have heard me.
Sam: That's great, Al.
Al: Just think of the possibility. I mean, if I reached Miz Melany, then maybe, just maybe... I can reach other women. Younger women. What? What?
Sam: Is sex all you ever think about?
Al: Well, except when I'm pulling you out of the fire, yes.
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.