Key: Just because you got the bacon, lettuce, and tomato don't mean I'm gonna give you my toast.
Key: There are two types of people: those that talk the talk and those that walk the walk. People who walk the walk sometimes talk the talk but most times they don't talk at all, 'cause they walkin'. Now, people who talk the talk, when it comes time for them to walk the walk, you know what they do? They talk people like me into walkin' for them.
DJay: You in charge. Say it.
Nola: I'm in charge.
DJay: Say it like you mean it.
Nola: [after a pause] I'm in charge.
DJay: See... man ain't like a dog. And when I say "man," I'm talking about man as in mankind, not man as in men. Because men, well, we a lot like a dog. You know, we like to piss on things. Sniff a bitch when we can. Even get a little pink hard-on the way they do. We territorial as shit, you know, we gonna protect our own. But man, he know about death. Got him a sense of history. Got religion. See... a dog, man, a dog don't know shit about no birthdays or Christmas or Easter bunny, none of that shit. And one day God gonna come calling, so you know, they going through life carefree. But people like you and me, man, we always guessing. Wondering, "What if?" You know what I mean? So when you say to me, "Hey, I don't think we should be doing this," I gotta say, baby, I don't think we should be doing this neither, but we ain't gonna get no move on in this world, lying around in the sun, licking our ass all day. I mean, we man. I mean, you a woman and all, but we man. So with this said, you tell me what it is you wanna do with your life.
Shug: I get like this because I'm pregnant and everything... but, you know, letting me sing on the... on the demo and everything like you do... well, it just... it made me feel real. Real special. And... I mean, I know y'all gonna be moving on and moving up... and y'all gonna get real good people to sing, you know, back up for you and everything... but I just... D, I need you to know it meant the world to me.
Lexus: I ain't workin' day shift no more, daddy. I don't care if I have to catch a taxi ride home. I ain't workin with these stank ass, trucker bay hoes no more.
Key: Sometimes I feel like... like I talked such a good game when we was young, man. About my own studio and my own label, that... shit, DJay, now I'm just payin' rent, man. This shit right here gotta work. It gotta work, man, 'cause it ain't over for me.
DJay: You Mormons are some brave mother fuckers.
DJay: Who's this niggah?
Key: That's Shelby, he plays piano in my church. I thought he could help us develop your sound.
DJay: You know he's white, right?
Key: Naw, he just light-skinned.
Arnel's Drunk: Fuck wit' me, DJay.
DJay: [to Shug] Push that shit out.
Shelby: If you had to say something different other than "beat that bitch," what would it be?
DJay: I don't know. Shit. Stuff like, um... stomp that ho?
DJay: If I can pimp $20 ho's out the back of this motherfucking Chevy, I can pimp Skinny.
DJay: I'm here trying to squeeze a dollar out of a dime, and I ain't even got a cent man.
DJay: Is a pig's pussy pork?
DJay: That's a bottom bitch for you. I mean, we got everything we need right here. And all this stuff in this... this little-bitty space, man, it just looks so much bigger now. I'm here trying to squeeze a dollar out of a dime, and I ain't even got a cent, man.
Key: It takes time, Djay.
DJay: Man, I ain't tryin' to call no ho' no bitch.
DJay: [when Nola walks in the room] Get the fuck outta here man.
DJay: [at the end of the movie, when walking back to his cell] EVERYBODY GOT TO HAVE A DREAM.
DJay: Skinny, man. Tell me this shit just fell out your pocket, right?
Key: Nola, kill them fans.
Nola: D, I can tell when you're messing with my head, because I let you, because sometimes my head needs to be messed with. But right now, just don't. Okay?
Yevette: You wanna know what I'm feeling? I'm thrilled! Okay, thrilled. What woman wouldn't want her husband spending all day in a house full of hoes?
[leaning Lexus's head against his stomach]
DJay: You hear that? That's my gut saying "hurry the fuck up", okay?