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  • Mr. Blackly: Shut the goddamn door!


  • Hilly Holbrook: They carry different diseases than we do. That's why I've drafted the Home Health Sanitation Initiative.
    Skeeter Phelan: That what?
    Hilly Holbrook: A disease-preventative bill that requires every white home to have a separate bathroom for the colored help. It's been endorsed by the White Citizen's Council.
    Skeeter Phelan: Maybe we should just build you a bathroom outside, Hilly.


  • Hilly Holbrook: I said *coats*, not *commodes*!


  • Charlotte Phelan: You know, Hilly, if I didn't know any better, I'd say that you've been eatin' too much *pie*.


  • Hilly Holbrook: Maybe I can't send you to jail for what you wrote, but I can send you for bein' a thief.
    Aibileen Clark: I know somethin' about you. Don't you forget that. From what Yule Mae says, there's a lot of time to write letters in jail. Plenty of time to write the truth about you. And the paper is free.
    Hilly Holbrook: Nobody will believe what you wrote!
    Aibileen Clark: I don't know. I've been told that I'm a pretty good writer, already sold a lot of books!


  • Missus Walters: I may have trouble rememberin' my own name or what country I live in, but there are two things that I can't seem to forget: that my own daughter threw me into a nursin' home, and that she ate Minnie's shit.


  • Stuart Whitworth: Isn't that what you girls from Ole Miss major in - professional husband huntin'?


  • Aibileen Clark: Miss Leefolt got so much hairspray on her head, she's gonna blow us all up if she lights a cigarette.


  • Mr. Blackly: I guarantee you, one day they're gonna figure out some cigarettes will kill you.


  • Minny Jackson: Fried chicken just tend to make you feel better about life.


  • Charlotte Phelan: Love and hate are two horns on the same goat, Eugenia. And you need a goat.


  • Minny Jackson: Minnie don't burn fried chicken.


  • Skeeter Phelan: Oysters are a vehicle for crackers and ketchup.


  • Celia Foote: They don't like me because of what they think I did.
    Minny Jackson: They don't like you because they think that you white trash.


  • Minny Jackson: I can't let you eat anymore cornpone. Mr. Johnny.
    Johnny Foote: Well, thanks to you, now I have to let out every pair of pants I own.


  • Charlotte Phelan: Your eggs are dyin'. Would it kill you to go on a date?


  • Charlotte Phelan: Courage sometimes skips a generation. Thank you for bringin' it back to our family.


  • Minny Jackson: Now Mr. Johnny's gonna catch me here, and shoot me dead right here on this no-wax floor. You gotta tell him. Ain't he wonderin' how the cookin's so good?
    Celia Foote: You're right. Maybe we oughta burn the chicken a little.
    Minny Jackson: Minnie don't burn no chicken.


  • Aibileen Clark: Eighteen people were killed in Jackson that night. Ten white and eight black. I don't think God has color in mind when he sets a tornado loose.


  • Minny Jackson: Forgive me, Lord, but I have to kill that woman, Aibileen. Now, she's gone puttin' pencil marks on my toilet paper.
    Aibileen Clark: Did she?
    Minny Jackson: But I carry the paper in from my own house. That fool don't know.
    Aibileen Clark: Miss Leefolt got so much hairspray on her head and she's gonna blow us all up if she lights a cigarette.
    Minny Jackson: And you know that she will.


  • Aibileen: God says we need to love our enemies. It's hard to do, but it can start by tellin' the truth.


  • Stuart Whitworth: I've never met a woman that says exactly what she's thinkin'.
    Skeeter Phelan: Well, I got plenty to say.


  • Elaine Stein: Who was it?
    Skeeter Phelan: (sees her mother) My mother?
    Skeeter Phelan: My mother?


  • Charlotte Phelan: (pushes Hilly off the front porch as she's talking to her) Now, you get your raggedy ass my porch. Get off my property. Go on. Before we get some disgustin' things on our lips!.
    Charlotte Phelan: Now, you get your raggedy ass my porch. Get off my property. Go on. Before we get some disgustin' things on our lips!


  • Hilly Holbrook: (shoves Skeeter on the front porch) You tell Aibileen that the next time she wants to write about her dear friend Elizabeth.
    Hilly Holbrook: You tell Aibileen that the next time she wants to write about her dear friend Elizabeth.


  • Hilly Holbrook: What are you tryin' to do to me? What are you and that nigra up to?.
    Hilly Holbrook: What are you tryin' to do to me? What are you and that nigra up to?
    Celia Foote: I don't know what you're talkin' about.
    Hilly Holbrook: You liar! Who did you tell?.
    Celia Foote: (shouts) Hilly, I got pregnant after you and Johnny broke up!.
    Celia Foote: Hilly, I got pregnant after you and Johnny broke up!
    Missus Walters: Oh, shit!.
    Missus Walters: Oh, shit!


  • Minny Jackson: (talking to Aibileen as she points to Skeeter) I gotta make sure she understands that expression.
    Minny Jackson: I gotta make sure she understands that expression.


  • Aibileen Clark: I didn't steal no silver
    Aibileen Clark: I didn't steal no silver.
    Hilly Holbrook: Maybe I can't send you to jail for what you wrote but I can send you for bein' a theif!.
    Hilly Holbrook: Maybe I can't send you to jail for what you wrote but I can send you for bein' a thief!
    Aibileen Clark: I know somethin' about you, don't you forget that!. From what Yule Mae says, there's a lot a time to write letters in jail. Plenty of time to write the truth about you. And the paper is free.
    Aibileen Clark: I know somethin' about you, don't you forget that! From what Yule Mae says, there's a lot a time to write letters in jail. Plenty of time to write the truth about you. And the paper is free.


  • Charlotte Phelan: (Sees Skeeter talking on the phone with Ms. Elaine Stain from New York City as she opens the door) Skeeter, who are you talkin' to in there.
    Charlotte Phelan: [sees Skeeter talking on the phone with Ms. Elaine Stain from New York City as she opens the door] Skeeter, who are you talkin' to in there.


  • Skeeter Phelan: (On the phone with Ms. Elaine Stain from New York City) I'd like to write somethin' the the help.
    Skeeter Phelan: [on the phone with Ms. Elaine Stain from New York City] I'd like to write somethin' the the help.


  • Skeeter Phelan: (To Stuart) I'm sorry, but you were droppin' your head as an infant or were you just born stupid?.
    Skeeter Phelan: [to Stuart] I'm sorry, but you were droppin' your head as an infant or were you just born stupid?


  • Minny Jackson: Eat my shit.
    Hilly Holbrook: Have you lost your mind?!
    Minny Jackson: No, but you're about to, 'cause you just did.
    Hilly Holbrook: Did what?


  • Minny Jackson: (Talking to Skeeter) You ain't nothin' left here but enemies in the Junior League. You've done burned every bridge there is. And you ain't never gonna get another man in this town. Everybody knows that. So don't walk your white butt to New York, run it!.
    Minny Jackson: [talking to Skeeter] You ain't nothin' left here but enemies in the Junior League. You've done burned every bridge there is. And you ain't never gonna get another man in this town. Everybody knows that. So don't walk your white butt to New York, run it!


  • Hilly Holbrook: (gets out of her car and she sees Skeeter sitting on the front porch and she is about to step on it) Skeeter, what are you doin' out here?.
    Hilly Holbrook: [gets out of her car and she sees Skeeter sitting on the front porch and she is about to step on it] Skeeter, what are you doin' out here?


  • Aibileen Clark: [to Hilly] All you do is scare and lie to try and get what you want. You're a godless woman. Ain't you tired, Miss Hilly? Ain't you tired?


  • Aibileen Clark: I didn't steal no silver.
    Hilly Holbrook: Maybe I can't send you to jail for what you wrote but I can send you for being a thief!
    Aibileen Clark: I know something about you, don't you forget that! From what Yule Mae says, there's a lot of time to write letters in jail. Plenty of time to write the truth about you. And the paper is free.


  • Hilly Holbrook: What are you trying to do to me? What are you and that nigra up to?
    Celia Foote: I don't know what you're talking about.
    Hilly Holbrook: You liar! Who did you tell?
    Celia Foote: [shouts] Hilly, I got pregnant after you and Johnny broke up!
    Missus Walters: Oh, shit!


  • Missus Walters: You should read the book, Hilly. It's quite scandalous. Sounds like...Jackson, if you ask me. Quite scandalous.
    Hilly Holbrook: What book?
    Missus Walters: The Help. H--E--L--P.


  • Hilly Holbrook: That's why I'vr drafted the Home Health Sanitation Initiative.
    Skeeter Phelan: The what?
    Johnny Foote: A disease-preventative bill that requires every white home to have a separate bathroom for the coloured help. It's been endorsed by the White Citizens' Council.
    Skeeter Phelan: Maybe we should just build you a bathroom outside, Hilly.


  • Elizabeth Leefolt: Hilly, I wish you'd just go use the bathroom.
    Hilly Holbrook: I'm fine.
    Mrs. Walters: Oh, she's just upset because the nigra uses the guest bath and so do we.


  • Minny Jackson: Forgive me, Lord, but I have to kill that woman, Aibileen. Now, she gone to putting pencil marks on my toilet paper.
    Aibileen Clark: Did she?
    Minny Jackson: But I carry paper in from my own damn house. That fool don't know.
    Aibileen Clark: Miss Leefolt got so much hairspray on her head she gonna blow us all up if she light a cigarette.
    Minny Jackson: And you know she will!


  • Jolene French: I heard that Betty character might be Mary Elizabeth.
    Hilly Holbrook: It's not Jackson and that book is garbage. I bet that whole thing was made up by some nigra.
    Mary Beth Caldwell: And Jolene, didn't your mama leave Cora to you in her will?
    Jolene French: Yes, but that's not odd, is it? Happens all the time, right?
    Hilly Holbrook: The book is not about Jackson!


  • Skeeter Phelan: I got a job today.
    Charlotte Phelan: Where?
    Skeeter Phelan: The Jackson Journal.
    Charlotte Phelan: Great. You can write my obituary! "Charlotte Phelan, dead. Her daughter still single!"
    Charlotte Phelan: Great. You can write my obituary! 'Charlotte Phelan, dead. Her daughter still single!'


  • Hilly Holbrook: That's why I've drafted the Home Help Sanitation Initiative.
    Skeeter Phelan: The what?
    Hilly Holbrook: A disease-preventative bill that requires every white home to have a separated bathroom for the colored help. It's been endorsed by the White Citizen's Council.
    Skeeter Phelan: Maybe we just build you a bathroom outside, Hilly.


  • Skeeter Phelan: I'm sorry, but were you dropping your head as an infant or were you just born stupid?


  • Aibileen Clark: Hey Minny
    Aibileen Clark: Hey Minny.
    Minny Jackson: Hey Aiblienen
    Minny Jackson: Hey Aiblienen.
    Yule Mae Davis: Hey Minny
    Yule Mae Davis: Hey Minny.
    Minny Jackson: Hmmmmm
    Minny Jackson: Hmmmmm.


  • Mrs. Walters: I may not know my name or forget what country I'm in most of the time but there are two things I can't seem to forget. That my own daughter put me in a nursing home and that she ate Minny's shit.


  • Johnny Foote: before we all get one of those disscusting things on our lips
    Johnny Foote: Before we all get one of those disgusting things on our lips!
    Charlotte Phelan: Before we all get one of those disgusting things on our lips!


  • Stuart Whitworth: I've never met a woman that says exactly what she's thinking.
    Skeeter Phelan: Well, I got plenty to say.


  • Minny Jackson: Fried chicken just tend to make you feel better about life.


  • Hilly Holbrook: Have you lost your mind?
    Minny Jackson: No ma'am, but you 'bout to.


  • Aibileen: No one had ever asked me, what it felt like to be me. Once I told the truth about that, I felt free.


  • Aibileen: God says we need to love our enemies. It's hard to do, but it can start by telling the truth.


  • Elaine Stein: Eugenia, Martin Luther King just invited the entire country to march with him in DC in august. This many negros and whites have not worked together since 'Gone With The Wind'.


  • Aibileen: Minny, we're rich!!
    Aibileen: Minny, we're rich!


  • Minny Jackson: You're a fool, woman. You're a fool!


  • Stuart Whitworth: I've never met a woman that says exactly what she's thinking.
    Skeeter Phelan: Well, I got plenty to say.


  • Mae Mobley: Your my real mama, Aibey.


  • Charlotte Phelan: They say courage skips a generation.
    Mr. Blackly: One of these days their gonna figure out cigarettes will kill you.


  • Charlotte Phelan: รข??"Love and hate are two horns on the same goat, Eugenia. And you need a goat."
    Charlotte Phelan: Love and hate are two horns on the same goat, Eugenia. And you need a goat.


  • Charlotte Phelan: Get yo raggedy ass off my porch
    Charlotte Phelan: Now, you get your raggedy ass off my porch.


  • Aibileen Clark: (talking to Skeeter) We... are... alive...
    Aibileen Clark: [talking to Skeeter] We... are... alive...


  • Aibileen Clark: I ain't never had no white person in my house before.


  • Minny Jackson: Eat my shit!.
    Minny Jackson: Eat my shit!
    Hilly Holbrook: Excuse me?.
    Hilly Holbrook: Excuse me?
    Minny Jackson: I said eat... my... shit!.
    Minny Jackson: I said eat... my... shit!
    Hilly Holbrook: Have you lost your mind?.
    Hilly Holbrook: Have you lost your mind?
    Minny Jackson: No, ma'am, but, you are about to. 'Cause you just did.


  • Robert Phelan: (talking to Carlton about Skeeter) Leave your sister alone.
    Robert Phelan: [talking to Carlton about Skeeter] Leave your sister alone.


  • Aibileen Clark: Ms. Leefolt should not be havin' babies. Put that in the book.


  • Minny Jackson: You ain't got nothing left here but enemies in the Junior League. You done burned every bridge there is. And you ain't never gonna get another man in this town. Everybody know that. So don't walk your white butt to New York, run it!


  • Minny Jackson: Now Mr. Johnny gonna catch me here, and shoot me dead right here on this no-wax floor. You gots to tell him. Ain't he wondering how the cooking's so good?
    Celia Foote: You're right. Maybe we ought to burn the chicken a little.
    Minny Jackson: Minny don't burn chicken.


  • Celia Foote: Maybe we ought to burn the chicken a little.
    Minny Jackson: Minny don't burn chicken.


  • Celia Foote: How come they won't accept me?


  • Elizabeth Leefolt: (smacks Mae in the leg while she's trying to get on the toilet that landed on Hilly's lawn) You will get a disease from these toilets!.
    Elizabeth Leefolt: [smacks Mae in the leg while she's trying to get on the toilet that landed on Hilly's lawn] You will get a disease from these toilets!


  • Aibileen: Eighteen people were killed in Jackson that night. Eight black and ten white. I don't think God has color in mind that he sets the tornado loose.
    Aibileen: 18 people were killed in Jackson that night. 10 white and 8 black. I don't think God has color in mind when he sets a tornado loose


  • Hilly Holbrook: (stands behind the bathroom door when Minny is using it) Minnie, are you in there?. Minnie, are you on the toilet?. Minnie, Minnie. YOU ARE FIRED!.
    Hilly Holbrook: [stands behind the bathroom door when Minny is using it] Minnie, are you in there? Minnie, are you on the toilet? Minnie, Minnie. YOU ARE FIRED!


  • Hilly Holbrook: (waves goodbye to Skeeter) Bye, Skeeter.
    Hilly Holbrook: [waves goodbye to Skeeter] Bye, Skeeter.


  • Mae Mobley: You're my real mama, Aibileen.
    Mae Mobley: Aibee, you're my real mama.


  • Skeeter Phelan: Have you changed your mind?.
    Skeeter Phelan: What changed your mind?


  • Charlotte Phelan: (To Hilly) Get your raggedy ass off my porch.
    Charlotte Phelan: [to Hilly] Get your raggedy ass off my porch.


  • Celia Foote: I can do this on my own!.
    Celia Foote: I can do this on my own.


  • Missus Walters: "I might not remember my own name but I do know two things; my daughter put me in a home for laughing and she ate Minny's shit!"
    Missus Walters: I may have trouble rememberin' my own name, or what country I live in. But there's two things I can't seem to forget. That my own daughter threw me into a nursin' home and that she ate Minny's shit. Good night.


  • Yule Mae Davis: Hey!, Minnie.
    Yule Mae Davis: Hey Minnie!


  • Minny Jackson: Eat my....
    Hilly Holbrook: What did you say?
    Hilly Holbrook: What are you saying?


  • Hilly Holbrook: Put Mama in a chair before she breaks a heel.
    Hilly Holbrook: Put Momma in a chair before she breaks her hip.


  • Skeeter Phelan: I got a job today.


  • Aibileen Clark: Miss Myrna get it wrong a lot of times, it'd be good to get it right.


  • Aibileen Clark: I thought I might write my stories down or read 'em to you. Ain't no different in writin' down my prayers.


  • Stuart Whitworth: Ain't that all you girls always major in? Professional husband huntin'.


  • Skeeter: Well, I do my homework.


  • Missus Walters: I paid good money for this pie
    Missus Walters: I spent good money on this pie.


  • Hilly Holbrook: Are you losing your mind? (Response by Minny: "No, but you are about to."
    Hilly Holbrook: Have you lost your mind?
    Minny Jackson: No mam. But you are about to.


  • Minny Jackson: Love and hate are two horns on the same goat.
    Charlotte Phelan: Love and hate are two horns on the same goat.


  • Hilly Holbrook: coats.....not commodes
    Hilly Holbrook: I told her to write coats! Not commodes!


  • Minny Jackson: Miss Minnie don't burn no chicken
    Minny Jackson: Minnie don't burn no chicken.


  • Mr. Blackly: Shut the damn door!.
    Mr. Blackly: Shut the damn door!


  • Minny Jackson: Am I supposed to come up with the questions, too?


  • Charlotte Phelan: You bring courage back to this family.


  • Missus Walters: You should read that book, Hilly.


  • Minny Jackson: Eat my shit!


  • Aibileen: You is kind. You is smart. You is important
    Aibileen: You is kind. You is smart. You is important.


  • Minny Jackson: Eat. My. Shit.


  • Hilly Holbrook: Have you lost your mind?.
    Hilly Holbrook: Have you lost your mind?


  • Skeeter: You said to write about what disturbs me, particularly if it bothers no one else.


  • Aibileen Clark: You are a goddless women
    Aibileen Clark: You are a goddless women.
    Aibileen Clark: You are a godless women.


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