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  • Sofia: Sat in that jail, I sat in that jail till near about done rot to death. I know what it's like who wanna go somewhere and can't. I know what it's like who wanna sing... and have 'em beat outta ya. I wanna thank you, Miss Celie, for everything you've done for me. I remember that day in the store with Miss Millie - I'm feelin' real down, I'm feelin' mighty bad. And when I see you - I know that there is a God. I know that there is a God
    Sofia: Sat in that jail, I sat in that jail till near about done rot to death. I know what it's like who wanna go somewhere and can't. I know what it's like who wanna sing... and have 'em beat outta ya. I wanna thank you, Miss Celie, for everything you've done for me. I remember that day in the store with Miss Millie - I'm feelin' real down, I'm feelin' mighty bad. And when I see you - I know that there is a God. I know that there is a God.


  • Sofia: 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 love Harpo, God knows I do. But I'll kill him dead before I let him beat me.


  • Sofia: Sophia's home... Things are gonna change 'round here...
    Sofia: Sophia's home.Things are gonna change 'round here.


  • Celie: The jail you plan for me who's the one you're gonna rot in.


  • Celie: Everything you've done to me, already been done to you.


  • Shug Avery: Your shoe is ugly!.


  • Nettie: Nothin' but death will keep me from it.


  • Sofia: I'm married now! I'm married now!


  • Squeak: And not if he MY man. You just a big ol heffer. Ha ha ha!
    Sofia: Like I said, "Fine. Wit. Me."
    Sofia: Like I said, 'Fine. Wit. Me.'
    Squeak: [Slaps Sofia. Piano man: "Oh, gotta go!" Everyone is silent, Squeak is scared] Oh....! [Sofia punches Squeaks]
    Squeak: [Slaps Sofia. Piano man: 'Oh, gotta go!' Everyone is silent, Squeak is scared] Oh....! [Sofia punches Squeaks]


  • Sofia: Now you want a dead son-in-law, Miss Celie? You keep on advisin him like you doin.
    Celie: Dis life be ova soon. Heaven last always.
    Sofia: Girl, you betta bash Mister's head open and think about Heaven later.


  • Sofia: I's married now! I's married now!


  • Sofia: You told Harpo to beat me!


  • Sofia: Sophia home... Things gonna change 'round here...


  • Celie: The jail you plan for me is the one your gonna rot in.


  • Nettie: Nothing but death will keep me from it.


  • Sofia: Sat in that jail, I sat in that jail til I near about done rot to death. I know what it like to wanna go somewhere and cain't. I know what it like to wanna sing... and have it beat out 'ya. I want to thank you, Miss Celie, fo everything you done for me. I 'members that day in the store with Miss Millie - I's feelin' real down. I's feelin' mighty bad. And when I seed you - I know'd there is a God. I know'd there is a God


  • Shug Avery: You Sure is Ugly!
    Shug Avery: You sho' is ugly!


  • Celie: Shug likes honey. And now I'm just like a bee.


  • Shug Avery: You see daddy? Sinners have soul too.


  • Celie: I'm poor, I'm black, I may even be ugly, but dear Lord, here I am! Here I am!
    Celie: I'm poor, black, I might even be ugly, but dear God, I'm here. I'm here.


  • Sofia: 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!
    Sofia: 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!


  • Celie: The grave you dig for me is the one you're gonna rot in!


  • Store Clerk: You gone buy somethin', gal?!


  • Celie: Everything you done to me, already been done to you
    Celie: Everything you done to me, already been done to you.


  • Shug Avery: I think it pisses God off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.


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