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  • Louis Gaines: What are you doing here?
    Cecil Gaines: I came here to protest with you.


  • Cecil Gaines: Americans always turn a blind eye to our own. We look out to the world and judge. We hear about the concentration camps, but these camps went on for 200 years in America.


  • Cecil Gaines: I know my way around.


  • John F. Kennedy: I'll be looking forward to working with you the next four years.
    Jacqueline Kennedy: Eight years
    Jacqueline Kennedy: Eight years.


  • Cecil Gaines: You need to go.
    Louis Gaines: What?
    Cecil Gaines: Get the hell out!
    Louis Gaines: Oh, I'm sorry, Mr. Butler. I didn't mean to make fun of your hero! (Gets slapped by his mother)
    Louis Gaines: Oh, I'm sorry, Mr. Butler. I didn't mean to make fun of your hero!


  • Gloria Gaines: Everything you are and everything you have, is because of that butler
    Gloria Gaines: Everything you are and everything you have, is because of that butler.


  • Louis Gaines: You'll get arrested, you'll lose your job
    Louis Gaines: You'll get arrested, you'll lose your job.
    Cecil Gaines: I lost you
    Cecil Gaines: I lost you.


  • Carter Wilson: They say this new white boy's smooth.


  • Maynard: Are you political, Mr. Gaines?
    Cecil Gaines: No sir.
    Maynard: Good. We have no tolerance for politics here at the White House.


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