The Color Purple

The Color Purple quotes

23 total quotes (ID: 133)

Celie
Old Mister
Shug Avery
Sofia


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


Shug like honey. And now, I's just like a bee.

[to Albert] Nettie and my kids be comin' home soon, and when they get here we gonna' set around and whip your ass.

[to Celie] You sho is ugly.

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.

(Laughter) I done had enough bad luck to keep me laughin the rest of my life. Sat in that jail, I sat in that jail til I nearby done rot to death. I know what it like Ms. Celie, to wanna go somewhere and cain't. I know what it like to wanna sing... and have it beat outch'ya. I want to thank you, Miss Celie, fo evrything you done for me. I 'members that day I was in the store with Miss Millie - I's feelin' real down. I's feelin' mighty bad. And when I see'd you - I knowed there is a God. I knowed there is a God. And one day I was gonna get to come home.

[to Albert] 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.

[Sofia begins to laugh after years of silence] My God, the dead has arisen.

Shug: [after telling Albert that she and her husband are leaving] Celie is coming with us.
Albert: What?
Shug: Celie is coming with us to Memphis.
Albert: Over my dead body.
Shug: You satisfied? That what you want?
Albert: [to Celie] NOW What's wrong with you?
Celie: You a low down dirty dog, that's what's wrong. Time for me to get away from you, and enter into Creation. And your dead body'd be just the welcome mat I need.

Celie: [holding a knife to Albert's throat] I curse you. Until you do right by me everything you think about is gonna crumble!
Sofia: Don't do it Miss Celie. Don't trade places with what I been through.
Shug: Come on Miss Celie let's go to the car.
Sofia: He ain't worth it, he ain't worth it.
Albert: Who you think you is? You can't curse nobody. Look at you. You're black, you're poor, you're ugly, you're a woman, you're nothing at all!
Celie: Until you do right by me, everything you even think about gonna fail!
Grady: It's been a pleasure meeting all of you. Good-bye.
Sofia: Look like I came back just in time.
Old Mister: Well we need some stability around here, that's for sure.
Albert: I shoulda locked you up. Just let you out to work.
Celie: The jail you planned for me is the one you gonna rot in!
Albert: I'ma knock you under...
Celie: Everything you done to me, you already under, you. I'm poor, I'm black, I may even be ugly, but, dear God, I'm here, I'm here!
Albert: [laughing] You'll be back, Ha-Ha. What you gone do? You'll be back. Ha Ha.

[to Shug] He (Albert) beat me when you ain't here. He beat me for not being you.

[about Old Mister] Next time I put a lil Shug Avery pee in his glass....see how he like that.

See Daddy, sinners have souls too.

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