30+ Best The Color Purple Quotes: Exclusive Selection

The Color Purple is a 1982 epistolary novel by American author Alice Walker which won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for Fiction. It was later adapted into a film and musical of the same name. Profoundly inspirational The Color Purple quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

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Famous The Color Purple Quotes

Squeak: Harpo! Who dis woman? Harpo: Now come now, you know who this is. Squeak: She best’a leave you alone. Sophia: Fine with me. Harpo: [to Sofia] You ain’t got to go nowhere. Dis here my juke joint. Squeak: [to Harpo] You said dis here our juke joint! Harpo: Listen woman, can’t a man dance with his wife if he wants to? Squeak: Not if she a heifer! [to Sofia] Squeak: And not if he my man! You just a big ol heifer. Ha Ha Ha. Sofia: [to Squeak] Like I said, fine with me!

Sofia: Sophia home… Things gonna change ’round here…

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]

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

Celie: [to Shug] He beat me when you ain’t here. Shug: Who do? Albert? Celie: Mister. Shug: Why he do that? Celie: He beat me for not being you.

Shug Avery: You Sure is Ugly! Shug Avery: You sho’ is ugly!

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.

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

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

Celie: He just climb on top of me and do his business. Shug: ‘Do his business’? You sound like he going to the toilet on you. Celie: That’s what it feel like. Shug: Why then, Miss Celie…that means you still a virgin!

Young Celie: Write! Nettie: What? Young Celie: Write! Nettie: Nothing but death can keep me from it!

Sofia: You told Harpo to beat me!

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

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

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

Shug: That means you still a virgin. Celie: Yeah, because don’t nobody love me. Shug: I love you.

Miss Millie: You kids are so clean. You wanna come work for me, be my maid? Sofia: Hell, no.

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.

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: [after telling Albert that she and her husband are leaving] Celie is coming with us. Albert: What? Shug: Celie is coming with us to Memphis. Albert: Over my dead body. Shug: You satisfied? That what you want? Albert: [to Celie] NOW What’s wrong with you? Celie: You a low-down dirty dog, that’s what’s wrong. Time for me to get away from you, and enter into creation. And your dead body’d be just the welcome mat I need.

Nettie: Nothin’ but death will keep me from it.

[Celie confronts Albert] Nettie and my kids be comin’ home soon, and when they get here we gonna set around and whip your ass.

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.

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

Shug: More than anything God love admiration. 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. Celie: You saying it just wanna be loved like it say in the Bible? Shug: Yeah, Celie. Everything wanna be loved. Us sing and dance, and holla just wanting to be loved. Look at them trees. Notice how the trees do everything people do to get attention… except walk? [they laugh] Shug: Oh Miss Celie, I feels like singing!

Sofia: I’m married now! I’m married now!

Harpo: Who this, Pa? Who this? Albert: The woman that shoulda been yo’ mammy.

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