Lady Mae never lacks for words.

The first lady of Calvary Fellowship World Ministries delivers plenty of stinging one-liners and buttery compliments throughout Season 1 of OWN’s hit drama Greenleaf. Here, Lynn Whitfield, the actress who plays Lady Mae, reveals her favorite lines: one that is particularly amusing to her, and another she finds poetic in the tradition of Southern authors Tennessee Williams and William Faulkner.

Tune in to the season premiere of Greenleaf on March 15, only on OWN.