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Beloved (1998 film) Quotes

Beloved (1998 film) is a television show that was first aired in 1970 . Beloved ended in 1970.

It features Edward Saxon as producer, Rachel Portman in charge of musical score, and Tak Fujimoto as head of cinematography.

Beloved (1998 film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Beloved (1998 film) is 172 minutes long. Beloved (1998 film) is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

The cast includes: Oprah Winfrey as Sethe, Kimberly Elise as Denver, Thandie Newton as Beloved, Beah Richards as Baby Suggs, and Danny Glover as Paul D.

Beloved (1998 film) Quotes

Danny Glover as Paul D

  • (Danny Glover) "What were you looking for when you come here, Beloved?"
  • (Thandie Newton) "This place. I look for this place I could be in."
  • (Danny Glover) "Good God, girl. What kind of evil you got in there?"
  • (Oprah Winfrey) "It ain't evil. Just sad."
  • (Danny Glover) "Your love is too thick, Sethe."
  • (Oprah Winfrey) "Love is or it isn't, Paul D. Thin love ain't no love at all."
  • (Danny Glover) "You got two feet, Sethe, not four."
  • (Danny Glover) "Your boys run off, don't know where. One girl's dead, the other one can't get further than the yard. So how did it "work?""
  • (Oprah Winfrey) "They ain't at Sweet Home. Schoolteacher ain't got them."
  • (Danny Glover) "Maybe there's worse."
  • (Oprah Winfrey) "It ain't my job to know what's worse, Paul D. It's to know what's out there and to keep my children from it. Because I would rather know they're at peace in Heaven than living a hell here on Earth. So help me, Jesus."
  • (Danny Glover) "Sethe. Sethe, baby, we were starting to feel a little like a family ourself, till she come along."
  • (Oprah Winfrey) "Is that what got your teeth on edge?"
  • (Danny Glover) "It's a feeling in me. I can't place it. It's her."
  • (Oprah Winfrey) "You wanna feel something? Feel what it feel like to be a colored woman, roaming the roads, and anything God made liable to jump on you. Feel that."
  • (Danny Glover) "I know every bit of that, Sethe. I wasn't born yesterday, and I never mistreated a woman in my life."
  • (Oprah Winfrey) "Well, that makes one of you in this world."
  • (Danny Glover) "One, not two?"
  • (Oprah Winfrey) "No, not two."
  • (Danny Glover) "What'd Halle ever do to you? Halle stood by you."
  • (Oprah Winfrey) "Halle ran off. He left me, and he left our children."
  • (Danny Glover) "You don't know that."
  • (Oprah Winfrey) "Who he leave then, if he didn't leave me? He wasn't there. He wasn't where he said he was going to be. I had to pack my babies off ahead of me on their own. Stayed behind to look for him, and got caught by Schoolteacher and his boys for my trouble."
  • (Danny Glover) "He couldn't get out -- the loft, I expect."
  • (Oprah Winfrey) "Loft? What loft?"
  • (Danny Glover) "The one in the barn, I reckon."
  • (Oprah Winfrey) "He -- he was there? How do you know?"
  • (Oprah Winfrey) "Morning after you run, I seen Halle chained to a post. I said "What happened? Where you been?" "The loft, the loft, the loft." That's all he said. Could never figure out what he meant by that. He never answered me."
  • (Oprah Winfrey) "He -- he saw them boys do that to me, and he let them keep on breathing?"
  • (Danny Glover) "I -- I ask him, "How come you didn't run with Sethe?" He never answered me. I seen him once more, the day Schoolteacher sold me to Brandywine. Takin' me away in the wagon. There Halle was, in the yard, sittin' by the churn. They didn't need to put no chains on him no more. His mind was gone. Sethe -- a man ain't a god**** axe, chopping and hacking, bustin' every minute of the day. Things get to him. Things he can't chop down because they're inside. Halle never just run off and leave you, Sethe. You see, you the only one of us who made it out that night. The only one."
  • (Danny Glover) "That girl -- Beloved. She really gone, like they say?"
  • (Kimberly Elise) "Haven't seen her since that way. Mama say she gone. She can feel it."
  • (Danny Glover) "You think she was sure enough your sister?"
  • (Kimberly Elise) "Sometimes. Other times -- I think she was more."

Kimberly Elise as Denver

  • (Kimberly Elise) "How come everybody from Sweet Home can't stop talking about it? Seems to me if it was so sweet, you wouldn't have run away."
  • (Oprah Winfrey) "Girl, who you think you talking to?"
  • (Danny Glover) "No, she's right, Sethe. It wasn't sweet, and it sure wasn't home."
  • (Kimberly Elise) "We have a ghost here, you know?"
  • (Kimberly Elise) "You won't ever leave us will ya?"
  • (Thandie Newton) "No never, this is where I AM."
  • (Kimberly Elise) "Why you call yourself Beloved?"
  • (Thandie Newton) "In the dark, my name Beloved."
  • (Kimberly Elise) "What's it like where you was before? Can you tell me?"
  • (Thandie Newton) "Dark. I was small in that place."
  • (Thandie Newton) "Like this here."
  • (Kimberly Elise) "Were you cold?"
  • (Thandie Newton) "Hot. Nothing to breathe down there. No room to move."
  • (Kimberly Elise) "You see anybody?"
  • (Thandie Newton) "It's a lot of people down there. Some is dead."
  • (Kimberly Elise) "You see Jesus? Baby Suggs?"
  • (Thandie Newton) "I don't know -- I don't know the names."
  • (Kimberly Elise) "Well, what you come back here for?"
  • (Thandie Newton) "To see her face."
  • (Thandie Newton) "Mama's? Sethe's?"
  • (Thandie Newton) "Sethe's."

Oprah Winfrey as Sethe

  • (Oprah Winfrey) "Grandma Baby used to say your daddy was too good for this world. Remember? He was a good man. It scared her. She always used to fret he wasn't gonna make it through nothin'. He made it through a lot. But maybe Grandma Baby was right. Denver, your daddy ain't gonna never show up here. You understand?"
  • (Kimberly Elise) "But --"
  • (Oprah Winfrey) "The day ain't gonna never come when Halle knocks on that door. Never."
  • (Oprah Winfrey) "I got a tree on my back and a haint in my house, and nothing inbetween but the daughter I'm holding in my arms."
  • (Oprah Winfrey) "You came back to me --"

Beah Richards as Baby Suggs

  • (Beah Richards) "No matter what happen, God has led you home. So lay em' down Sethe, sword and shield. For God has led you home."
  • (Beah Richards) "And the beat, beat, of your heart -- Love it. More than the lungs that need yet to breathe free air. More than the womb, which holds life. More than the private parts that give life. Love your heart. This -- this is the prize. Amen. This the prize -- Amen."
  • (Beah Richards) "Over yonder, they do not love your flesh. Oh, my people -- they do not love your hands. Those, they only use, tie, bind, chop off and leave empty. Love your hands. Raise them up, and kiss them."

Thandie Newton as Beloved

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