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: I ain't gonn' be moved on this. Right or wrong, you gonn' mind me. Like Jesus Christ said, "Imma suffa' you. IMMA SUFFA' YOU!" Get yo ass back in my house! Rae
: Or what? Or what?
[spits in Lazarus' face
: So what you know how to make? Rae
: I don't fuckin' cook. Lazarus
: You know Rae, I've met a lot of hard mouthed people in my day... Rae
: Alright, alright. Look, I put the God damn dress on alright? I think I'm handlin' myself with a little bit of fuckin' restraint. I mean you got me chained up here like I'm some kind of dog!
: Collar your dog!
: I remember my first time, it was out behind my uncle's barn with my second cousin. Lazarus
: She was two tons if she weighed a pound, I could have done better for myself.
: I'm cookin' steaks fah dinnah. I expect you to stay.
: Where the fuck all these people come from? I have been drinking in this shithole all my life, I ain't never seen this many people in here at once. Bojo
: Shithole? Kiss my ass, Laz. Lazarus
: Back at you, Mutherfucker. Gill
: [Hands Laz a flask after tricking him into showing up at the club to play
: That's right, preacher, get me drunk so I don't stick my foot up your ass.
: Mayella, it ain't never happened. And it damn sure ain't gonna happen tonight. Mayella
: Oh, Laz, I know you're hurtin'. But you should know more than me, ain't no better cure for the blues than some good pussy.
[kisses him lightly
: God put you in my path and I aim to cure you of your wicked ways.
: Cain slew Able, slew him out of envy. God put his mark on Cain for his sins, is that what you want Deke? Huh? Is that what you come here for? I'll do it for you, all you got to do is say it again... Say you love me.
: SAY YOU LOVE ME NIGGA!
: [to his brother
] You took her into your bed, now you gotta lay in it.
: [to Tyrone
] Whoa, collar that dog, boy!
: [to Rae while he puts her in an ice-filled bathtub
] I know it hurts. We gotta break that fever. I ain't gonna let you die! I AIN'T LETTING YOU DIE!
: [to Rae
] Whoa, girl. You put the fear of the devil in me!
: [to Rae as she quickly gobbles up the food he prepared for her
] I put a lot of backache into growin' them greens; put love into cooking the rest of it. If you slow down, ya might just taste some of it.
Reverend R. L.
: [to Laz about confronting Rose in the cafe
] You ain't gonna make a fuss, are you?
] Reverend R. L.
: Nothing a man can do when a woman make up her mind. Lazarus
: I never laid a hand on her in anger. Not a day. Not even when I's drinkin'. But this business got me wonderin' what a good shake and slap would do for her. Reverend R. L.
: That kind of talk is between us. Don't you go in there with that shit on your tongue. Lazarus
: I didn't start this, R.L... Reverend R. L.
: You wanna pray with me 'fore you go in? Laz?
: Say what you gotta say, but I ain't gonna hear you speak his name to me. Not never. You hear?
: How many times we been over this, Laz? How many times?
] Rose Woods
: Thought we was gonna be friendly about this. Lazarus
: Carryin' on behind my back. Make me out to look like a fool to all our people. Tell me, what's friendly about that? Rose Woods
: I'm not ready to grow old, Laz. Livin' with you. I feel it. Like I'm one foot in the dirt. Saw it happen to my momma. And that's not gonna happen to me. I got living to do. Lazarus
: And you gonna live it with him?
: Rose. Folks get sick. But you do what you can to get on the mend. Our marriage... it just got sick. That's all. Rose Woods
: Talk to me about sick. Ain't been right since I moved into that drafty house. Lazarus
: I kept the heat on... Rose Woods
: That damned, rusty, radiator, bout burned the skin off my legs each time I passed. Lazarus
: Kept us warm for twelve years. Rose Woods
: I deserve better than this. Lazarus
: Better than me? Rose Woods
: Better than what you give. Lazarus
: Rose, please... Rose Woods
: Laz... You can't say nothin'... Lazarus
: If we get with a counselor. At the church, maybe they's... Rose Woods
: I don't love you no more!
: We're not gonna get through this clean. But it don't need to get dirty. All this... it just come together unexpected. You think I want to hurt you? I... I'd take a bullet for you, Laz. Lazarus
: [after a long pause
] We can put that to the test. Bo, you still got that .22 behind the tap? My little brother say he'd take a bullet for me!
: [to Rose as he grabs her arm as she walks to leave the cafe
] My daddy told me that a younger woman would bleed me dry! And that's what you did. Ya bled me!
: [sings while playing his guitar
] Just like a bird without a feather, you know I'm lost without your love/Just like a bird without a feather, you know I'm lost without your love/You know I need your love just like the angels need heaven above...
: [as he brings an unconscious Rae into his house
] Little lady? Miss? You need to open your eyes for me! Could ya do that?
[her eyes open slightly
: There we go. There we go. Just like you doin'. Go on...
: [to Ronnie
] Boy, you here to make a point, or you here to kill somebody? Ronnie
: You ain't gonna call me boy when I blow your face off!