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SHUG AVERY
Celie is coming with us.
ALBERT
What?
SHUG AVERY
Celie is coming with us to Memphis.
ALBERT
Over my dead body.
SHUG AVERY
You satisfied? That what you want?
ALBERT
[to Celie] NOW what's wrong with you?
CELIE
You a low down dirty dog, that's what's wrong. Time for me to get away from you and enter into Creation. And your dead body'd be just the welcome mat I need.
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CELIE
The jail you planned for me is the one you're gonna rot in.
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CELIE
[to Shug] He beat me when you ain't here.
SHUG AVERY
Who do? Albert?
CELIE
Mister.
SHUG AVERY
Why he do that?
CELIE
He beat me for not being you.
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CELIE
[on leaving the farm in Shug's car, shouting to Albert] I'm poor, black, I might even be ugly, but dear God, I'm here. I'm here.
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CELIE
[Celie confronts Albert] Nettie and my kids be comin' home soon, and when they get here we gonna' set around and whip your ass.
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CELIE
[to Albert] Till you do right by me, everything you even think about gonna' fail.
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CELIE
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
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CELIE
Shug like honey. And now, I's just like a bee.
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CELIE
[to herself, after Shug shouts Albert's first name when she throws the burned food out of the bedroom] Albert?
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SHUG AVERY
More than anything God loves admiration.
SHUG AVERY
No, not vain, just wanting to share a good thing. I think it pisses God off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.
CELIE
You saying it just wanna be loved like it say in the Bible?
SHUG AVERY
Yeah, Celie. Everything wanna be loved. Us sing and dance and holla just wanting to be loved. Look at them trees. Notice how the trees do everything people do to get attention... except walk? Oh, yeah, this field feels like singing!