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  • Leroy: Maybe the president is gonna make me Secretary of Pussy. make me Secretary of Pussy.
    Leroy: Maybe the President's gonna make me Secretary of Pussy!

  • Mommy: You kids'll be the death of me! The death of me.

  • Leroy: (talking to Fool about a noise he heard in the vents) - Something's in there...As a matter of fact, why don't you crawl in there and see what it is?
    Leroy: (talking to Fool about a noise he heard in the vents) Something's in there. As a matter of fact, why don't you crawl in there and see what it is?
    Fool: Turkey-brain! Are you hitting on me like I'm here to save your ass? You're gonna stick your dumb head in there and lose it, like Spenser!

  • Mommy: (to Alice) - Speak when spoken to...that's what good girls do.
    Mommy: (to Alice) Speak when spoken to. That's what good girls do.

  • Mommy: (saying this along with "Daddy") - Now I lay me down to sleep...I pray the Lord my soul to keep...If I should KILL before I wake...I pray the Lord my soul to take.
    Mommy: (saying this along with 'Daddy') Now I lay me down to sleep. I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should KILL before I wake. I pray the Lord my soul to take.

  • Fool: (when asked how he feels, at the very end of the movie) - I feel like a million dollars.
    Fool: (when asked how he feels, at the very end of the movie) I feel like a million dollars.

  • Fool: (screams at the dog) - Your mother sleeps with cats!!!
    Fool: (screams at the dog) Your mother sleeps with cats!

  • Daddy: (pulls something out of the meat he's eating and throws it in a bowl) - Damn buckshot.
    Daddy: (pulls something out of the meat he's eating and throws it in a bowl) Damn buckshot.

  • Mommy: Get off my property!
    Grandpa Booker: Just want to finish saying our piece, ma'am.
    Ruby: Not only are you bad landlords but 10 times worse. You've stolen all the children from our community for your own sick needs!
    Mommy: There's no community here, all I see are a couple of-- (the whole neighborhood shows up behind Ruby and Grandpa Booker)
    Ruby: What are you gonna do...shoot us all?
    Ruby: What are you gonna do, shoot us all?

  • Ruby: My name is Ruby Williams and I represent the association of people who have been unjustly evicted, exploited and generally fu**ed over.
    Mommy: What?
    Ruby: You and your brother are landlords of over 50 buildings in this city, ALL of which you've allowed to deteriorate into rat infested hellholes while you guys get rich charging ridiculous rents. THEN, you evict anyone the minute they can't pay rent so you can tear down their homes and build some more office buildings, isn't that about right?

  • Fool: (about sneaking past "Mommy") - How did Spenser get past her? She's got X-Ray eyeballs!
    Fool: (about sneaking past 'Mommy') How did Spenser get past her? She's got X-Ray eyeballs!

  • Daddy: (to Fool) - Kiss your ass goodbye, boy!
    Daddy: (to Fool) Kiss your ass goodbye, boy!

  • Fool: Don't be scared. You never seen a brother before?
    Alice: Never had a brother.
    Fool: No, I mean a black dude...There's black folks in this neighborhood.
    Fool: No, I mean a black dude. There's black folks in this neighborhood.
    Alice: Neighborhood?
    Fool: The neighborhood. You know, outside?
    Alice: Well, that's outside...not in here.
    Alice: Well, that's outside. Not in here.

  • Fool: (holds up 2 wires at "Daddy", which will make an explosion) - Hey! You shoot me, and you die too, man. And you better believe it. Don't be crazy now. There's enough dynamite back there to blow you sky high. Not the best place to store it, in my opinion. But there it was. Now just put the gun down. Put the gun down. I don't wanna kill you, but I will 'cause I don't like you much anyway. I'm tired of fu**ing around! So either put the gun down now, or kiss your ass goodbye, boy!
    Fool: (holds up 2 wires at 'Daddy', which will make an explosion) Hey! You shoot me, and you die too, man. And you better believe it. Don't be crazy now. There's enough dynamite back there to blow you sky high. Not the best place to store it, in my opinion. But there it was. Now just put the gun down. Put the gun down. I don't wanna kill you, but I will 'cause I don't like you much anyway. I'm tired of fu**ing around! So either put the gun down now, or kiss your ass goodbye, boy!

  • Mommy: (screams after Fool attacks her; with his hands all over her face) - ...CA-CA!!!
    Mommy: (screams after Fool attacks her; with his hands all over her face) CA-CA!

  • Fool: Everybody calls me Fool.
    Roach: Foo...?
    Roach: Foo?
    Fool: You sure got the names, huh - (Sees a doll that looks like Leroy) - This Leroy? You did this? Why you make these?
    Fool: You sure got the names, huh (Sees a doll that looks like Leroy) This Leroy? You did this? Why you make these?
    Alice: To hold the souls of burglars when they died. Or salesmen, workmen, other people who saw too much.

  • Mommy: How dare he come into our happy home!
    Daddy: He came back to get Alice! You should have let me kill her!
    Mommy: You stay away from Alice!
    Daddy: She did it with him! I know it!
    Mommy: Not my little girl!
    Daddy: She's a WHORE!

  • Daddy: (after mistakenly stabbing his dog and killing it) - Oh sh*t.
    Daddy: (after mistakenly stabbing his dog and killing it) Oh sh*t.
    Mommy: YOU KILLED PRINCE!!!
    Mommy: You killed Prince!

  • Grandpa Booker: That brother and sister act you mess with...are evil, plain and simple.
    Grandpa Booker: That brother and sister act you mess with are evil, plain and simple.
    Fool: Wait a minute, brother and sister?
    Grandpa Booker: Brother and sister. Tail-end of the craziest family you ever heard of...every generation more insane than the one before it. ...Started out as a family running a funeral home, selling cheap coffins for expensive prices. Then they got their fingers into real estate, started making a lot of money taking over people's homes. The more money they got, the greedier they got. The greedier they got, the crazier they got...All sorts of rumors about what's going on in that place...Never proved it because the police never took it serious. But believe me, when I was a kid, none of us ever walked past that house.
    Grandpa Booker: Brother and sister. Tail-end of the craziest family you ever heard of, every generation more insane than the one before it. Started out as a family running a funeral home, selling cheap coffins for expensive prices. Then they got their fingers into real estate, started making a lot of money taking over people's homes. The more money they got, the greedier they got. The greedier they got, the crazier they got. All sorts of rumors about what's going on in that place. Never proved it because the police never took it serious. But believe me, when I was a kid, none of us ever walked past that house.

  • Alice: (about Roach) - That's who Daddy's hunting. See, Daddy hates Roach because he got out of the cellar and into the walls, and now Daddy can't find him.
    Alice: (about Roach) That's who Daddy's hunting. See, Daddy hates Roach because he got out of the cellar and into the walls, and now Daddy can't find him.

  • Alice: Mommy and Daddy looked a long time to find the perfect boy child, but each one they found turned out bad. Some saw things they weren't supposed to, others heard too much, others talked back. Daddy cut out the bad parts, and put the boys in the cellar, one by one. They get flashlights and food of some kind. I suppose they're happy in their own way.
    Fool: Yeah right. What about you? How come they haven't put you in the cellar?
    Alice: I do not see...or hear...or speak evil. It's the only way.
    Alice: I do not see, or hear, or speak evil. It's the only way.

  • Mommy: (very upset) - What's a mother to do? Lazy brat sits in her room all day, sewing dolls. Children misbehaving in the basement! And one in the wall, doing his business God knows where. You kids will be the death of me...the death of me.
    Mommy: (very upset) What's a mother to do? Lazy brat sits in her room all day, sewing dolls. Children misbehaving in the basement! And one in the wall, doing his business God knows where. You kids will be the death of me. The death of me.

  • Fool: (about escaping the house) - Well I don't want in...I want out.
    Fool: (about escaping the house) Well I don't want in, I want out.
    Alice: Sometimes in is out.

  • Fool: Listen Leroy, this breaking and entering might not be so smart. It's the first day of my thirteenth birthday...could be unlucky.
    Fool: Listen Leroy, this breaking and entering might not be so smart. It's the first day of my thirteenth birthday, could be unlucky.
    Leroy: Thirteenth birthday is unlucky anyway; too old to get tit, too young to get ass...
    Leroy: Thirteenth birthday is unlucky anyway, too old to get tit, too young to get ass.

  • Leroy: You seen Spencer?
    Fool: I've seen Spencer, alright.
    Leroy: You find anything?
    Fool: Something found him. He's dead, Leroy. I think scared to death.
    Leroy: You sure?
    Fool: You thought he was white before, you should see that sucker now!

  • Alice: (thinking her "fake" father already killed Fool) - He said he killed you!
    Alice: (thinking her "fake" father already killed Fool) He said he killed you!
    Alice: (thinking her 'fake' father already killed Fool) He said he killed you!
    Fool: He was exaggerating.

  • Fool: (after seeing all the gold in the basement) - No wonder there's no money in the ghetto!
    Fool: (after seeing all the gold in the basement) No wonder there's no money in the ghetto!

  • Alice: (to Mommy - her FAKE mom) - Go TO HELL!
    Alice: (to Mommy - her fake mom) Go to Hell!

  • Leroy: Nice to see the rich folks' got rats too.

  • Fool: Alice, they're not your real parents.
    Alice: What?
    Fool: They're not. They're not even husband and wife. They stole you, like they did Roach and all the others. They're a bunch of rotten baby snatchers.

  • Fool: They've got padlocks on the outside of the house too...
    Fool: They've got padlocks on the outside of the house too.
    Leroy: Padlocks on the outside?!

  • Daddy: What are we gonna do with them, Mommy?
    Mommy: It is time to clean house! Total...spring...cleaning!
    Mommy: It is time to clean house! Total spring cleaning!

  • Daddy: (after THINKING he just killed Fool; starts singing and dancing around) - I got him! I got him...I got him, I got him, I got him! I got him, I got him!
    Daddy: (after thinking he just killed Fool; starts singing and dancing around) I got him! I got him. I got him, I got him, I got him! I got him, I got him!

  • Daddy: (throws Roach's dead body in the furnace) - Burn in hell for getting free, and burn in hell for showing the way!
    Daddy: (throws Roach's dead body in the furnace) Burn in hell for getting free, and burn in hell for showing the way!

  • Daddy: (to his dog, as it barks) - Shut the F**K up!
    Daddy: (to his dog, as it barks) Shut the F**K up!

  • Mommy: I don't want to see another cop or cookie in my life. I don't know which one makes me sicker.

  • Daddy: (takes out his belt to hit Alice) - Bad girls...burn in hell.
    Daddy: (takes out his belt to hit Alice) Bad girls burn in hell.

  • Mommy: You have one of your headaches?
    Daddy: Ooh...very...VERY tense about this.
    Daddy: Ooh, very, VERY tense about this.
    Mommy: Alice has been bad. She's been feeding that thing between the walls again.
    Alice: No...No...
    Alice: No. No.
    Mommy: Remember not to bruise her face.

  • Mommy: (about Alice's fork) - You didn't lick this, did you?
    Mommy: (about Alice's fork) You didn't lick this, did you?

  • Daddy: May they burn in hell.
    Mommy: Forever and ever in hell.

  • Leroy: (after cracking the door open) - We done popped this house's cherry.
    Leroy: (after cracking the door open) We done popped this house's cherry.

  • Fool: Your father's one sick mother, you know that? Actually, your mother's one sick mother, too!

  • Alice: (about Roach) - His tongue's cut out...Mommy caught him trying to call for help one day, and daddy had to teach him to...
    Alice: (about Roach) His tongue's cut out. Mommy caught him trying to call for help one day, and daddy had to teach him to...

  • Fool: That X-ray lady's back, she's out back right now by the van. She's got a man with her the size of Detroit.

  • Leroy: Yeah, and maybe the President will make me Secretary of Pussy.

  • Leroy: Just because a man's lying down doesn't mean he's dead!

  • Leroy: He came at me like an airplane or something!

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