Rose: If there is one thing a man cannot stand, it is change.
Florence: I'm a high-class maid!
Mma Ramotswe: You are a high-class cheat! All talk and no work!
Florence: (to JLB Matekoni) She will break your bed. You will die. This is going to be the end of you.
Mma Ramotswe: No, Mma. This is the end for you.
JLB Matekoni: Does a modern lady require a diamond ring if she is to be engaged?
Mothleli: She does. A diamond ring for... 50,000 Pula. It is the one thing on which all ladies agree.
Mma Ramotswe: I have made some mistakes in the past.
JLB Matekoni: Who has not? Today all mistakes are washed away.
(Mma Ramotswe choosing a ring from the jewellers)
Kebone Legodimo: Diamonds like those may be easily missed. People may not notice such a diamond at all.
Mma Ramotswe: I will notice it. Rra Matekoni will notice it. And that is all that matters.
Mma Ramotswe: I am not the same person now. That girl you used to shout at and punch, she is gone.
Note Makoti: That is what you like to think. (Mma Ramotswe drops glass as Note touches her) That is what you like to think.
Cephas Buthelezi: Whatever would he think of you, this simple mechanic man accepting his ring under false pretenses. Even if it is a counterfeit.
Mma Ramotswe: What?
Cephas Buthelezi: Cubic zirconium. A fake diamond for a fake engagement.
(at her father's grave)
Mma Ramotswe: I have done a foolish thing, Daddy. I have agreed to marry a good man... while I am still married to a bad one.
(talking to the monkey who broke into Mr. Patel's shop)
Mma Ramotswe: I'm not afraid of you. You should be afraid of me.
JLB Matekoni: I am determined to be more courageous.
Mma Ramotswe: It was courageous of you to ask me to marry you again, after I turned you down.
JLB Matekoni: Then I will build from that base.
Note Makoti: With me you take the rough with the smooth.
Mma Ramotswe: I lost my baby.
Note Makoti: There would have been others.
Mma Ramotswe: There would have been other bruises too. And broken bones. I was glad when you went away.
International Episode Titles:
Czech Republic: Pravý botswanský diamant (A Real Botswana Diamond)
Original International Air Dates:
Czech Republic: March 2, 2010 on HBO
India: October 23, 2010 on HBO