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Here are some memorable quotes from "The Color Purple".

Released on December 16 of 1985 in the USA, "The Color Purple" (also known as "Moon Song", "Farbe Lila, Die", "Colore viola, Il") is a Drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, and written by Menno Meyjes (screenplay) . Danny Glover and Whoopi Goldberg are starring, alongside Margaret Avery, Oprah Winfrey, Akosua Busia and Desreta Jackson.

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Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg (Celie Johnson)
[to Shug] He (Albert) beat me when you ain't here. He beat me for not being you.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Shug like honey. And now, I's just like a bee.

Margaret Avery
Margaret Avery (Shug Avery)
See Daddy, sinners have souls too.
[to Celie] You sho is ugly.

Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey (Sofia)
(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.
Oh... Sofia home, now. Sofia home. Things is gonna be changin' around here. Pass me them peas, boy.
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!

Adolph Caesar
Adolph Caesar (Old Mister Johnson)
[Sofia begins to laugh after years of silence] My God, the dead has arisen.
[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.
[about Shrug Avery] She black as tar, nappy-headed, got legs like baseball bats, and I hear she got that nasty women's disease.

Dialogues from "The Color Purple"

Young Celie Harris (Desreta Jackson)
→ Nettie. Write.

Young Nettie
→ What?

Young Celie Harris
→ Write.

Young Nettie
→ Nothing but death can keep me from it.

Shug Avery (Margaret Avery)
[after telling Albert that she and her husband are leaving] Celie is coming with us.

Albert (Danny Glover)
→ What?

Shug Avery
→ Celie is coming with us to Memphis.

→ Over my dead body.

Shug Avery
→ You satisfied? That what you want?

[to Celie] NOW What's wrong with you?

Celie Johnson (Whoopi Goldberg)
→ 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.



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