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Waiting to Exhale Quotes

Waiting to Exhale is a television program that first aired in 1970 . Waiting to Exhale completed its run in 1970.

It features Terry McMillan as producer, Babyface (musician) in charge of musical score, and Toyomichi Kurita as head of cinematography.

Waiting to Exhale is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Waiting to Exhale is 124 minutes long. Waiting to Exhale is distributed by 20th Century Fox.

The cast includes: Angela Bassett as Bernadine Harris, Loretta Devine as Gloria Matthews, Gregory Hines as Marvin King, Mykelti Williamson as Troy, Lela Rochon as Robin Stokes, Michael Beach as John Harris, Sr., and Donald Faison as Tarik Matthews.

Waiting to Exhale Quotes

Loretta Devine as Gloria Matthews

  • (Loretta Devine) "Would you like to have dinner with us tonight? It's just leftovers. Collard greens and corn bread, some candied yams, a little potato salad, fried chicken, peach cobbler and a few slices of ham."
  • (Gregory Hines) "I would love to, but I've got so much to do around here. Maybe some other time."
  • (Loretta Devine) "To be honest, I don't have no business eating any of it as big as I am."
  • (Gregory Hines) "My wife was a big woman too. I like a woman with some meat on her bones."
  • (Loretta Devine) "Your father's coming home on Tuesday."
  • (Donald Faison) "And? First of all, he ain't my father, he's my daddy; there's a big damn difference."

Angela Bassett as Bernadine Harris

  • (Angela Bassett) "The worst thing is that he made me move out here where my children are in school with only one other black kid so they won't be improperly influenced. Well, guess what John, YOU'RE the motherf***in' improper influence. Get your s***. Get your s***. And, get out."
  • (Angela Bassett) "Who do you think started this damn company, huh? And now, you think you can just take the money and run --"
  • (Michael Beach) "Business hasn't been good for years, but don't you worry, you'll get what's coming to you."
  • (Angela Bassett) "Hell, I'm not worried -- you, on the other hand, should be."
  • (Michael Beach) "I am prepared to offer you $300,000 cash, today."
  • (Angela Bassett) "Your children aren't for sale."
  • (Michael Beach) "Oh by the way, I'm coming to pick up my kids on Saturday."
  • (Angela Bassett) "Yeah?"
  • (Angela Bassett) "And if I hear you had 'em anywhere near that tramp bitch, you're gonna regret it for the rest of your life."
  • (Angela Bassett) "I give you 11 f***ing years of my life and you're telling me you're leaving me for a white woman?"
  • (Michael Beach) "Would it help if she was black?"
  • (Angela Bassett) "No. It would help if you were black."
  • (Fireman) "Ma'am, were you aware that your car was on fire?"
  • (Fireman) "Ma'am, did you start this fire?"
  • (Fireman) "You know, it's against the law to burn anything except trash in your yard."
  • (Angela Bassett) "It is trash."
  • (Fireman) "Look, this is a nice area. Luckily, a neighbor cared enough. Listen, the next time you want to burn something --"
  • (Angela Bassett) "It won't happen again."

Mykelti Williamson as Troy

  • (Mykelti Williamson) "You black bitches are all the same."
  • (Lela Rochon) "Bitch?"
  • (Mykelti Williamson) "Y'all always complaining about how nobody don't want your ass, don't nobody know how to treat ya. Then you meet a man, a brother, with genuine interest in ya, and you gotta act simple. Then you wonder why we date white women."
  • (Lela Rochon) "A white woman can have your sorry ass."

Lela Rochon as Robin Stokes

  • (Lela Rochon) "Does he think he just did something here? s***, I coulda had a V-8."

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