- On the first night at the Foxworth Hall, the grandmother demands that the children be quiet. Four-year-old Carrie responds to this by walking calmly up to the Grandmother and screaming at the top of her lungs. What guts!
- Cathy's final confrontation with her mother while Cory lies dying: "Goddamn you to hell, Momma, if you don't take him to a hospital!" She then goes on to threaten Momma right where it hurts most—the pocketbook—by saying that if Cory dies, she will go to the grandfather and have her mother disinherited ("And I'll be glad, glad, glad!"). Immediately following this, the grandmother earns a few redemptive awesome points by siding with Cathy to save Cory. Not only that, she smiles when Cathy reacts to Corinne slapping her, by slapping her right back.
- This moment:Grandmother: Did you read a page from the Bible yesterday?Chris: No, we don't read a page—we read chapters. If you consider reading the Bible a form of punishment, then forget it. We find it fascinating reading. It's bloodier and lustier than any movie we ever saw, and talks more about sin than any book we ever read.
- Soon after the grandmother stops asking them for Bible verses when the older kids keep coming up with pointed quotes about hypocrisy.
Awesome / Flowers in the Attic