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Hidden Figures Quotes

Hidden Figures is a television program that debuted in 1970 . Hidden Figures completed its run in 1970.

It features Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams, and Benjamin Wallfisch in charge of musical score, and Mandy Walker as head of cinematography.

Hidden Figures is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Hidden Figures is 127 minutes long. Hidden Figures is distributed by 20th Century Fox.

The cast includes: Kirsten Dunst as Vivian Mitchell, Octavia Spencer as Dorothy Vaughan, Kevin Costner as Al Harrison, Taraji P. Henson as Katherine Johnson, Janelle Monáe as Mary Jackson, Glen Powell as John Glenn, Olek Krupa as Karl Zielinski, Aldis Hodge as Levi Jackson, and Rhoda Griffis as White Cop.

Hidden Figures Quotes

Taraji P. Henson as Katherine Johnson

  • (Colonel Jim Johnson) "I'm sorry, Katherine."
  • (Taraji P. Henson) "For what, Jim?"
  • (Colonel Jim Johnson) "Underestimating you, and any other woman like you, though I don't imagine there's many."
  • (Taraji P. Henson) "That's good practice, right there."
  • (Colonel Jim Johnson) "They let women handle that sort of --"
  • (Colonel Jim Johnson) "That's not what I mean."
  • (Taraji P. Henson) "What do you mean?"
  • (Colonel Jim Johnson) "I'm just surprised at something so taxing."
  • (Taraji P. Henson) "Oh Mr. Johnson, if I were you, I'd quit talking right now."
  • (Colonel Jim Johnson) "I don't mean no disrespect."
  • (Taraji P. Henson) "I will have you know, I was the first Negro female student at West Virginia university graduate school. On any given day, I analyze the velometer levels for air displacement, friction and velocity. And compute over ten thousand calculations by cosine, square root and lately analytic geometry. By hand. There are twenty, bright, highly capable Negro women in the west computing group, and we're proud to be doing our part for the country. So yes, they let women do some things at NASA, Mr. Johnson. And it's not because we wear skirts. It's because we wear glasses. Have a good day."
  • (Taraji P. Henson) "Button it up Mary. No one wants to go to jail behind your mouth."
  • (Taraji P. Henson) "There are no colored bathrooms in this building, or any building outside the West Campus, which is half a mile away. Did you know that? I have to walk to Timbuktu just to relieve myself. And I can't use one of the handy bikes. Picture that, Mr. Harrisson. My uniform, skirt below the knees and my heels. And simple necklace pearls. Well, I don't own pearls. Lord knows you don't pay the colored enough to afford pearls. And I work like a dog day and night, living on coffee from a pot none of you want to touch. So, excuse me if I have to go to the restroom a few times a day."

Rhoda Griffis as White Cop

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Kirsten Dunst as Vivian Mitchell

  • (Kirsten Dunst) "Despite what you may think, I have nothing against y'all."
  • (Octavia Spencer) "I know, I know you probably believe that."

Janelle Monáe as Mary Jackson

  • (Night School Professor) "Well, the curriculum is not designed for teaching a woman."
  • (Janelle Monáe) "I imagine it's the same as teaching a man."
  • (Janelle Monáe) "I plan on being an engineer at NASA, but I can't do that without taking them classes at that all-white high school, and I can't change the color of my skin. So I have no choice, but to be the first, which I can't do without you, sir. Your honor, out of all the cases you gon hear today, which one is gon matter hundred years from now? Which one is gon make you the first?"
  • (Janelle Monáe) "Oh, I'll tell you where to begin: Three Negro women chasing a white police officer down a highway in Hampton, Virginia in 1961. Ladies, that there is a God-ordained miracle."
  • (Janelle Monáe) "Every time we get a chance to get ahead they move the finish line. Every time."
  • (Janelle Monáe) "What the devil are you doing? Are you taking a break?"
  • (Janelle Monáe) "We go from being our father's daughters, to our husband's wives to our babies' mothers --"

Kevin Costner as Al Harrison

  • (Kevin Costner) "We get to the peak together, or we don't get there at all."
  • (Kevin Costner) "Within these walls, who -- who makes the rules?"
  • (Taraji P. Henson) "You, sir. You are the boss. You just have to act like one, sir."
  • (Kevin Costner) "Here at NASA we all pee the same color."
  • (Kevin Costner) "So, er, do you think we'll get to the moon?"
  • (Taraji P. Henson) "We're already there, sir."

Octavia Spencer as Dorothy Vaughan

  • (Octavia Spencer) "If you act right; you are right. That's for certain."
  • (Octavia Spencer) "Atta girl."
  • (Octavia Spencer) "Separate and equal are two different things. Just 'cause it's the way, doesn't make it right, understand?"
  • (Octavia Spencer) "Thank you for the information, Mrs. Mitchell."
  • (Kirsten Dunst) "You're quite welcome, Mrs. Vaughan."

Olek Krupa as Karl Zielinski

  • (Olek Krupa) "Mary, a person with an engineer's mind should be an engineer. You can't be a computer the rest of your life."
  • (Janelle Monáe) "Mr. Zielinski, I'm a negro woman. I'm not gonna entertain the impossible."
  • (Olek Krupa) "And I'm a Polish Jew whose parents died in a Nazi prison camp. Now I'm standing beneath a spaceship that's going to carry an astronaut to the stars. I think we can say we are living the impossible. Let me ask you, if you were a white male, would you wish to be an engineer?"
  • (Janelle Monáe) "I wouldn't have to. I'd already be one."
  • (Olek Krupa) "No shoe is worth your life."

Glen Powell as John Glenn

  • (Glen Powell) "Let's get the girl to check the numbers."
  • (Kevin Costner) "The girl?"
  • (Glen Powell) "Yes, Sir."
  • (Kevin Costner) "You mean Katherine?"
  • (Glen Powell) "Yes, Sir, the smart one. And if she says they're good, I'm ready to go."

Aldis Hodge as Levi Jackson

  • (Aldis Hodge) "Civil rights ain't always civil."

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