Dorothy Dandridge: He won’t give me a chance, Mama.
Ruby Dandridge: Well, if you’re waiting for them to give you a chance, you’re gonna have a hard road. Honey, you have to take your chances.
Shelby Coles: There’s nothing to make a day more beautiful than to see the truth for yourself, especially when the truth has to do with love.
Janie Starks: You ain’t even told me your name.
Tea Cake: My momma named me Virgil Woods, but everybody call me Tea Cake.
Janie Starks: Tea Cake, huh? You as sweet as all that?
Tea Cake: Why don’t you try me and see?