The more things change, the more they stay the same.
He beat me when you ain't here. He beat me for not being you.
Next time I put a lil Shug Avery pee in his glass....see how he like that.
You sho is ugly.
See Daddy, sinners have souls too.
Girl child ain't safe in a family of men.
All my life I had to fight. I had to fight my daddy. I had to fight my uncles. I had to fight my brothers. A girl child ain't safe in a family of men, but I ain't never thought I'd have to fight in my own house!
I loves Harpo, God knows I do. But I'll kill him dead 'fo I let him beat me.
Sat in that jail, I sat in that jail til I felt like I's bout to rot to death. I know what it like to wanna go somewhere and cain't. I know what it like to wanna sing... and have it beat out 'ya. I want to thank you, Miss Celie, fo evrything you done for me. I 'members that day in the store with Miss Millie - I's feelin' real down. I's feelin' mighty low. And when I seed you - I knowd they is a God. I knowd they is a God.
Oh... Sofia home, now. Sofia home. Things is gonna be changin' around here. Pass me them peas, boy.
She black as tar, nappy-headed, got legs like baseball bats, and I hear she got that nasty women's disease.
Boy, you goin' let this ol' nappy-headed girl cuss you out like that? You sittin' at the head of your own dinner table and actin' like a waiter.
Celie, you has my sympathy. Ain't many women allow they husband's ho to lay up in they house.
My God, the dead has arisen.
M...Maybe she can sweep out the caboose