COLOR PURPLE BOOK QUOTES

“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.” – Shug Avery

“I don’t say nothing. I think the color purple would just be a good thing to be.” – Celie

“I use to think to myself, I’ll never get big again, but I always do. Do what God say. Like He say, ‘always sleepin.’ Always look like you sleepin.” – Sofia

“I’m poor, black, I might even be ugly, but dear God, I’m here. I’m here.” – Celie

“Everything want to be loved. Us sing and dance and holler, just trying to be loved.” – Shug Avery

“I am an expression of the divine, just like a peach is, just like a fish is. I have a right to be this way.” – Shug Avery

“I don’t think us feel old at all. And us so happy. Matter of fact, I think this the youngest us ever felt.” – Celie

“Look what he’s done to me. Celie, she say. Don’t fret, I say. Anything colored folks can do as good as other peoples, we can too.” – Sofia

“She say, My first step from the old white man was trees. Then air. Then birds. Then other people. But one day when I was sitting quiet and feeling like a motherless child, which I was, it come to me: that feeling of being part of everything, not separate at all.” – Celie

“What God do for me? I ast. Nothing, she say. Everything, he say. As for me, I’ve spent my life tryna git even with him, I say.” – Celie

“You saying God is vain? I ast. Naw, she say. Not vain, just wanting to share a good thing. I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.” – Celie ETSY MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES

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

“You must look at all the good and acknowledge that there’s negative because if you just focus on only the negative, then your life will never change.” – Shug Avery

“I think us here to wonder, myself. To wonder. To ask. And that in wondering bout the big things and asking bout the big things, you learn about the little ones, almost by accident. But you never know nothing more about the big things than you start out with. The more I wonder, the more I love.” – Shug Avery

“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!” – Celie

“Lord, I want to go with you. But I don’t know how to act in a church.” – Celie

“Us sing and dance, make faces and give flower bouquets, trying to be loved. You ever notice that trees do everything to git attention we do, except walk?” – Shug Avery

“I’m pore, I’m black, I may be ugly and can’t cook, a voice say to everything listening. But I’m here.” – Celie

“It’s always the coloreds that have to fight. White folks just play, I say.” – Sofia

“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it. People think pleasing God is all God care about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back.” -Celie