First Sunday (2008)
Durell: Promise me somethin. Promise me you'll be better than me.
Durell Jr.: OK. You promise me somethin. Promise me you won't let mom take me to Atlanta. Please
Rickey: I'm not infectin the community. I got papers to prove Im not infected...
LeeJohn: [after he and Durell find the church safe empty] Who robs a church?
LeeJohn: [sees pictures of JFK and Dr. King] Yo, Durell! They starin at me too!
[LeeJohn clearly uneasy, keeps looking at picture of Dr. King]
LeeJohn: [yelling defensively] I didn't kill the dream!
Pastor Arthur Mitchell: [to the congregation] You have to ask yourself: Would a man rob God?
Officer Eddie King: Did it look like he was winkin at us?
Officer D'Agostino: [shrugs] He is the choir director.
Rickey: What kinda name is LeeJohn anyway?
LeeJohn: My mom had two boyfriends, Lee and John. She didn't know who my daddy was, so she named me LeeJohn.
Rickey: [after a pause] I dunno if I would have shared that.
LeeJohn: [to Judge] If I go back to jail they gonna make me a woman!
Mordecai: Do you want to know my name?
LeeJohn: I don't just want to know your name, I want you to whisper it in my ear.
LeeJohn: They using big words now. Sanctuary, congested... that means umm, ghetto.
Pastor Arthur Mitchell: Actually, your honor, we have a lot of witnesses here that are willing to testify to a lot of things... like embezzlement.
Tianna: Misappropriation of funds.
Sister Doris: Falsifying documents.
Rickey: Not to mention, wearing an easter suit with a halloween shirt and tie set!
Rickey: I'm not infected. I have papers to prove I'm not infected.
Judge B. Bennet Galloway: Mr. Jackson, six months ago you were caught shoplifting at a Stop 'N Shop, with a box full of Ding Dongs and a six pack of Banana Strawberry Boone's Farm.
LeeJohn: Uh, your honor, it was Goober Grape.
Judge B. Bennet Galloway: When the arresting officer searched you, he found a twenty dollar bill in your pocket. Why didn't you just pay for it?
LeeJohn: Because this dude named Bo-Peep was on my ass about twenty dollars and I...
Sister Doris: Do you like birthday parties, Leonard... I mean, LeeJohn?
LeeJohn: I don't know. I never had one.
Sister Doris: You never had a birthday party?
LeeJohn: When they took me to my foster home, they lost my birth certificate. So, nobody never knew when my birthday was.
Sister Doris: Aww... I know when it is.
LeeJohn: You do? When?
Sister Doris: Today!
Durell: Um, excuse me?
Rickey: Excuse you? Don't nobody even know you!
Choir Member #3: I'm hungry, too!
Rickey: When are you not hungry?
Assistant D.A.: These miscreants...
Rickey: Miscreants? We are African-Americans!
Timmy: What's a hostage?
Rickey: Hostage is what we were down in that basement for 4 1/2 hours. I'ma need therapy or something.
LeeJohn: I'm gonna construct some construction that needs to be constructed.