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Dead Man Walking quotes

Clyde Percy: How can you stand next to him?
Sister Helen Prejean: Mr. Percy, I'm just trying to follow the example of Jesus, who said that a person is not as bad as his worst deed.
Clyde Percy: This is not a person. This is an animal.

Matthew Poncelet: I just wanna say I think killin' is wrong, no matter who does it, whether it's me or y'all or your government.

Sister Helen Prejean: I want the last face you see in this world to be the face of love, so you look at me when they do this thing. I'll be the face of love for you.

Sister Helen Prejean: What he was involved with was evil. I don't condone it. I just don't see the sense of killing people to say that killing people's wrong.
Sister Helen Prejean: You know what else the Bible ask for death as a punishment? For adultery, prostitution, homosexuality, trespass upon sacred grounds, profane in a sabbath and contempt to parents.
Sister Helen Prejean: You are a son of God.
Matthew Poncelet: (in tears) Thank you. I've never been called a son of God before. (laughs slightly)
Matthew Poncelet: I've been called a son of a you-know-what plenty of times, but I've never been called a son of God.

Matthew Poncelet: Yes, I do. (pauses)
Matthew Poncelet: Mr. Delacroix, I don't wanna leave this world with any hate in my heart. I ask your forgiveness for what I done. It was a terrible thing I done, taking your son away from you.
Clyde Percy: (Softly to his wife) How about us?
Matthew Poncelet: Mr. and Mrs. Percy, I hope my death gives you some relief.

Matthew Poncelet: I like rebels. Some blacks is ok. Martin Luther King, he led his people all the way to DC and kicked the white man's bu**.
Sister Helen Prejean: You respect Martin Luther King?
Matthew Poncelet: He put up a fight. He wasn't lazy.
Sister Helen Prejean: What about lazy whites?
Matthew Poncelet: Don't like 'em.
Sister Helen Prejean: So it's lazy people you don't like?

Sister Colleen: If Matt dies, guess who he'll be buried next to?
Sister Helen Prejean: Who's the last person to die?
Sister Colleen: Sister Celestine.
Sister Helen Prejean: Oh Lord.
Sister Colleen: You remember when that sweet little girl in the convent came after her wedding day to introduce her husband to us?
Sister Helen Prejean: Sister Celestine said, "I'm glad I never had to share my bed with a man."
Sister Colleen: She loved her celibacy so much.
Sister Helen Prejean: I know. She's gonna be lying next to a man for all eternity.

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