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  • Ain't nothing wrong with Shug Avery. She just sick. Sicker than anybody I ever seen. She sicker than my mama was when she die. But she more evil than my mama and that keep her alive.
    (Alice Walker, "The Color Purple")

  • She look so stylish it like the trees all round the house draw themself up tall for a better look.
    (Alice Walker, "The Color Purple")

  • All my life I had to fight. I had to fight my daddy. I had to fight my brothers. I had to fight my cousins and my uncles. A girl child ain't safe in a family of men. But I never thought I'd have to fight in my own house. She let out her breath. I loves Harpo, she say. God knows I do. But I'll kill him dead before I let him beat me.
    (Alice Walker, "The Color Purple")

  • Some colored people so scared of whitefolks they claim to love the cotton gin.
    (Alice Walker, "The Color Purple")

  • But it ain't easy, trying to do without God even if you know he ain't there, trying to do without him is a strain
    (Alice Walker, "The Color Purple")


  • Time moves slowly, but passes quickly.
    (Alice Walker, "The Color Purple")

  • Everything want to be loved. Us sing and dance and holler, just trying to be loved.
    (Alice Walker, "The Color Purple")

  • We all have to start somewhere if us want to do better, an d out of self is what us have to hand
    (Alice Walker, "The Color Purple")

  • First time I think about the world. What the world got to do with anything, I think. Then I see myself sitting there quilting tween Shug Avery and Mr --. Us three set together gainst Tobias and his fly speck box of chocolate. For the first time in my life, I feel just right.
    (Alice Walker, "The Color Purple")

  • God is different to us now, after all these years in Africa. More spirit than ever before, and more internal. Most people think he has to look like something or someone- a roofleaf or Christ- but we don't. And not being tied to what God looks like, frees us.
    (Alice Walker, "The Color Purple")

  • He beat me like he beat the children. Cept he don't never hardly beat them. He say, Celie, git the belt. The children be outside the room peeking through the cracks. It all I can do not to cry. I make myself wood. I say to myself, Celie, you a tree. That's how come I know trees fear man.
    (Alice Walker, "The Color Purple")

  • I am an expression of the divine, just like a peach is, just like a fish is. I have a right to be this way...I can't apologize for that, nor can I change it, nor do I want to... We will never have to be other than who we are in order to be successful...We realize that we are as ourselves unlimited and our experiences valid. It is for the rest of the world to recognize this, if they choose.
    (Alice Walker, "The Color Purple")

  • I feel a little peculiar around the children. For one thing, they grown. And I see they think me and Nettie and Shug and Albert and Samuel and Harpo and Sofia and Jack and Odessa real old and don't know much what going on. But I don't think us feel old at all. And us so happy. Matter of fact, I think this the youngest us ever felt.
    (Alice Walker, "The Color Purple")

  • I think it pisses God off when you walk by the colour purple in a field and don't notice it.
    (Alice Walker, "The Color Purple")

  • I think us here to wonder, myself. To wonder. To ask. And that in wondering bout the big things and asking bout the big things, you learn about the little ones, almost by accident. But you never know nothing more about the big things than you start out with. The more I wonder, the more I love.
    (Alice Walker, "The Color Purple")


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