The Color Purple

The Color Purple quotes

23 total quotes (ID: 133)

Old Mister
Shug Avery

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

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

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

[About Celie]M...Maybe she can sweep out the caboose

Young Celie: Nettie. Write.
Young Nettie: What?
Young Celie: Write.
Young Nettie: Nothing but death can keep me from it.

Harpo: [about Shug] Who this, Pa? Who this?
Albert: The woman that shoulda been yo' mammy.

Squeak: Harpo! Who dis woman?
Harpo: Now come now, you know who this is.
Squeak: She best'a leave you alone.
Sofia: Fine with me.
Harpo: [To Sofia] You ain't got to go nowhere. Dis here my jut-joint.
Squeak: [To Harpo] You said dis here our jut-joint!
Harpo: Listen woman, can't a man dance with his wife if he wants to?
Squeak: Not if she left'm! [To Sofia] And not if he my man! You just a big ol' heifer. Ha Ha Ha.
Sofia: Like I said, fine with me!

Shug: More than anything God loves admiration.
Celie: You saying God is vain?
Shug: No, not vain, just wanting to share a good thing. I think it pisses God off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.
Celie: You saying it just wanna be loved like it say in the bible?
Shug: Yeah, Celie. Everything wanna be loved. Us sing and dance, and holla just wanting to be loved. Look at them trees. Notice how the trees do everything people do to get attention... except walk? Oh, yeah, this field feels like singing!