Quotes from the Movie The Color Purple

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Celie

He beat me when you ain't here. He beat me for not being you.

Celie

Next time I put a lil Shug Avery pee in his glass....see how he like that.

Celie

You sho is ugly.

Shug Avery

See Daddy, sinners have souls too.

Shug Avery

Girl child ain't safe in a family of men.

Sofia

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!

Sofia

I loves Harpo, God knows I do. But I'll kill him dead 'fo I let him beat me.

Sofia

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.

Sofia

Oh... Sofia home, now. Sofia home. Things is gonna be changin' around here. Pass me them peas, boy.

Sofia

She black as tar, nappy-headed, got legs like baseball bats, and I hear she got that nasty women's disease.

Old Mister

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.

Old Mister

Celie, you has my sympathy. Ain't many women allow they husband's ho to lay up in they house.

Old Mister

My God, the dead has arisen.

Old Mister

M...Maybe she can sweep out the caboose

Old Mister

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