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The Help Quotes

25 of the best book quotes from The Help
  1. #1
    “You is kind. You is smart. You is important.”
  2. #2
    “I tell myself that’s what you get when you put thirty-one toilets on the most popular girl’s front yard. People tend to treat you a little differently than before.”
    author
    Kathryn Stockett
    book
    The Help
    character
    Skeeter
    concept
    Trickery
  3. #3
    “Mississippi is like my mother. I am allowed to complain about her all I want, but God help the person who raises an ill word about her around me, unless she is their mother too.”
  4. #4
    “It seems like at some point you’d run out of awful.”
  5. #5
    “Frying chicken always makes me feel a little better about life.”
  6. #6
    “It always sound scarier when a hollerer talk soft.”
  7. #7
    “Truth.
    It feels cool, like water washing over my sticky-hot body. Cooling a heat that’s been burning me up all my life.
    Truth, I say inside my head again, just for that feeling.”
  8. #8
    “Sorry is the fool who ever underestimates my mother.”
  1. #9
    “I’d cry, if only I had the time to do it.”
  2. #10
    “I’m sorry, but were you dropped on your head as an infant?”
  3. #11
    “I always order the banned books from a black market dealer in California, figuring if the State of Mississippi banned them, they must be good.”
    author
    Kathryn Stockett
    book
    The Help
    character
    Skeeter
    concept
    Books
  4. #12
    “All I’m saying is, kindness don’t have no boundaries.”
  5. #13
    “I always thought insanity would be a dark, bitter feeling, but it is drenching and delicious if you really roll around in it.”
    author
    Kathryn Stockett
    book
    The Help
    character
    Aibileen
    concept
    Madness
  6. #14
    “That’s the way prayer do. It’s like electricity, it keeps things going.”
    author
    Kathryn Stockett
    book
    The Help
    character
    Aibileen
    concept
    Praying
  7. #15
    “...and that’s when I get to wondering, what would happen if I told her she something good, ever day?”
  8. #16
    “Wasn’t that the point of the book? For women to realize, We are just two people. Not that much separates us. Not nearly as much as I’d thought.”
    author
    Kathryn Stockett
    person
    Women
    book
    The Help
    character
    Skeeter
    concepts
    EqualityRace
  1. #17
    “That’s what I love about Aibileen, she can take the most complicated things in life and wrap them up so small and simple, they’ll fit right in your pocket.”
  2. #18
    “Great books give you a feeling that you miss all day, until you finally get to crawl back inside those pages again.”
  3. #19
    “I may not remember my name or what country I live in, but you and that pie is something I will never forget.”
  4. #20
    “Ugly live up on the inside. Ugly be a hurtful, mean person.”
  5. #21
    “No one tells us, girls who don’t go on dates, that remembering can be almost as good as what actually happens.”
  6. #22
    “Stuart needs “space” and “time,” as if this were physics and not a human relationship.”
  7. #23
    “Write about what disturbs you, particularly if it bothers no one else.”
  8. #24
    “Ever morning, until you dead in the ground, you gone have to make this decision. You gone have to ask yourself, “Am I gone believe what them fools say about me today?”
  9. #25
    “I listened wide-eyed, stupid. Glowing by her voice in the dim light. If chocolate was a sound, it would’ve been Constantine’s voice singing. If singing was a color, it would’ve been the color of that chocolate.”
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