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Akeelah and the Bee Quotes

Akeelah and the Bee is a TV program that debuted in 1970 . Akeelah and the Bee ended in 1970.

It features Laurence Fishburne; Sid Ganis; Nancy Hult Ganis, Danny Llewelyn, and Michael Romersa as producer, Aaron Zigman in charge of musical score, and M. David Mullen as head of cinematography.

Akeelah and the Bee is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Akeelah and the Bee is 112 minutes long. Akeelah and the Bee is distributed by Lionsgate Films.

The cast includes: Keke Palmer as Akeelah, Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Larabee, J.R. Villarreal as Javier, and Curtis Armstrong as Mr. Welch.

Akeelah and the Bee Quotes

Keke Palmer as Akeelah

  • (Keke Palmer) "Okay. But when I'm at the bee, and they tell me to spell some little fish from Australia or some weird bacteria on the moon, we're going to wish we'd done a little bit more "rotemorizing" and not so much essay reading. If you don't mind me saying."
  • (Laurence Fishburne) "Bacteria don't exist on the moon."
  • (Keke Palmer) "You know that feeling where everything feels right? Where you don't have to worry about tomorrow or yesterday, where you feel safe and know you're doing the best you can? There's a word for that, it's called love. L-O-V-E."
  • (Keke Palmer) "I'm naturally inquisitive."
  • (Laurence Fishburne) "Yes, which is also sometimes confused with being naturally obnoxious."
  • (Keke Palmer) "Why'd you do that?"
  • (J.R. Villarreal) "I had an impulse. Are you gonna sue me for sexual harassment?"
  • (Keke Palmer) "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same."
  • (Laurence Fishburne) "Does that mean anything to you?"
  • (Keke Palmer) "I don't know."
  • (Laurence Fishburne) "It's written in plain English. What does it mean?"
  • (Keke Palmer) "That I'm not supposed to be afraid?"
  • (Laurence Fishburne) "Afraid of what?"
  • (Keke Palmer) "Afraid of -- me?"

Curtis Armstrong as Mr. Welch

  • (Curtis Armstrong) "So whoever wins the school bee today, gets to represent Crenshaw at the district bee next month."
  • (Keke Palmer) "Why would anybody want to represent a school where they can't even put doors on the toilet stalls?"
  • (Curtis Armstrong) "Akeelah, if we can't show students can perform were not going to have money for books let alone bathroom doors."
  • (Curtis Armstrong) "Now I want you to do the bee today, okay?"
  • (Keke Palmer) "So everyone can call me a freak and a brainiac? No I ain't down for no spelling bee."
  • (Curtis Armstrong) "Well, maybe you'd be down for spending the rest of the semester in detention for all your absences?"

Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Larabee

  • (Laurence Fishburne) "Where do you think big words come from?"
  • (Keke Palmer) "People with big brains?"

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