Compiled by Stacey Tuttle
After my boy died, a bitter seed was planted in me. -Aibileen
Ugly is something that grows up inside you.
Every day you wake up and you’re not in the ground, you have to make some decisions.
Your mama didn’t pick her life, it chose her. But you gonna do something big with yours. –Constantine to Skeeter
Courage: Daring to do what is right in spite of the weakness in our flesh.
What if you don’t like what I got to say about white people? –Aibileen to Constantine
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.-Aibileen
If you can love your enemy, you already have victory. – The Preacher
Love and hate are two horns on the same goat, Eugenia. And you need a goat. –Charlotte to Skeeter
You is kind. You is smart. You is important. –Aibileen to Mae Mobley
Courage sometimes skips a generation. Thank you for bringing it back to our family. – Charlotte to Skeeter
Bad things happen for no reason. Now there’s a reason for it. –Aibileen about the risks they are taking to write their stories
God says we need to love our enemies. It’s hard to do, but it starts with telling the truth. –Aibileen
Go find your life, Miss Skeeter.