Dean Fairbanks: Your show is racist.
Sam White: Black people can’t be racist. Prejudice, yes, but not racist. Racism describes a system of disadvantage based on race. Black people can’t be racist since we don’t stand to benefit from such a system.
Nas: Early on my Pops told me, you know, “You’re gonna be the man of the house. I’m out.” My Moms told us, you know, “He’s still your father, he’s still loves you.” You know, all that story and it was like, I’m sure I wasn’t happy about it, but you know, to me, I’ve always been like, “That’s life. Keep pushing.”
Rocket Raccoon: No, Groot! You can’t. You’ll die! Why are you doing this? Why?
Groot: *We* are Groot.
Gretta: I told you, I write songs from time to time.
Dan: What do you write them for?
Gretta: What do you mean what for? For my pleasure. And for my cat.
Dan: Oh really? Does he like them?
Gretta: She. Yes, she seems to.
Dan: How do you know?
Gretta: Because she purrs.
Dan: Maybe she’s booing.
Gretta: No, she purrs at Leonard Cohen, too, and she has very good taste.
Dan: Maybe she’s fucking with you.
Eve: How can you’ve lived for so long and still not get it? This self-obsession is a waste of living. It could be spent on surviving things, appreciating nature, nurturing kindness and friendship, and dancing! . . . You have been pretty lucky in love though, if I may say so.
Amelia Boynton: I’ll tell you what I know to be true. It helps me in times when I’m feeling unsure. If you’d like.
Coretta Scott King: Oh, please do, Mrs. Boynton.
Amelia Boynton: I know that we are descendants of a mighty people, who gave civilization to the world. People who survived the hulls of slave ships across vast oceans. People who innovate and create and love despite pressures and tortures unimaginable. They are in our bloodstream. Pumping our hearts every second. They’ve prepared you. You are already prepared.
Atti: You’re watching me?
The Girl: At night.
Atti: So. . .what did you see all this time watching me?
The Girl: You’re sad. You don’t remember what you want. You don’t remember wanting. It passed long ago. And nothing ever changes.
Atti: Idiots and rich people are the only ones who think things can change.