What are some quotes from The Color Purple?

And these 10 are the ones I’ll never forget.

  • “Girl, you oughta bash Mister’s head open and think about heaven later.”
  • “Until you do right by me, everything you think about is going to crumble.”
  • “But I don’t know how to fight, all I know how to do is stay alive.”
  • “Folks don’t like nobody being too proud, or too free.”

What is the famous line in The Color Purple?

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 love Harpo, God knows I do. But I’ll kill him dead before I let him beat me.

Is Celie raped by her father in The Color Purple?

Poor Celie. She’s got it tough straight through the first part of the book. She is purely a victim: She’s repeatedly raped by her father, her children are taken away from her, and she’s literally sold into marriage to a man who wants a servant, not a wife.

What did Celie say in The Color Purple?

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.

Who said all my life I had to fight in The Color Purple?

Its intergenerational reach makes it a tear-filled journey for you and your aunties; the epitome of that impact is summed up with seven words spoken by Winfrey’s character Sofia: “All my life I had to fight.”

What did Shug Avery say to Celie?

Shug, in fact, refuses to be “sweet”; she is uncompromisingly honest. Her first words to Celie are “You sure is ugly.”

Does big mean pregnant in The Color Purple?

Harpo confesses his love for Sofia to Celie in Letter 17, and adds that if she is “big,” or pregnant, that would seal the deal. Then, their fathers would have to allow them to be together. This social code runs deep throughout the novel.

What squeaks real name?

Although abused like many of the women in the novel, Squeak eventually undergoes a transformation much like Celie’s. She demands to be called by her real name, Mary Agnes, and she pursues a singing career.

WHO SAID Until you do right by me?

Look at you. Your 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.