Here are some of my favorite:
- "You is kind. You is smart. You is important."
- "Every 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?"
- "All I'm saying is, kindness don't have no boundaries."
- "Ugly live up on this inside. Ugly be a hurtful, mean person."
- "No one tells us, girls who don't go on dates, that remembering can be almost as good as what actually happens."
- "The day your child says she hates you, and every child will go through the phase, it kicks like a foot in the stomach."
- "It seems like at some point you'd run out of awful."
- "Frying chicken always makes me feel a little better about life."
- "I'm sorry, but were you dropped on your head as an infant."
- "Got to be the worst place in the world, inside a oven. You in here, you either cleaning or you getting cooked."
- "I give in and light another cigarette even though last night the surgeon general came on the televeision set and shook his finger at everybody, trying to convince us that smoking will kill us. But Mother once told me tongue kissing would turn me blind and I'm starting to think it's all just a big plot between the surgeon general and Mother to make sure no one ever has any fun."
I won't say much more to this story except that if you have not read this book THEN YOU NEED TO READ IT! As soon as we finished reading and meeting at our book club I called up my Mom, and said, "We just read the best book ever! It's called The Help and you need to check it out immediately!" My Mommy did what I said, and she immediatley fell in love with it and then told all her friends to go read it. After telling my Mom I then told my Boss at work. Within a few days she had checked out the book and was loving each page. Then between my Mom and I, we got my Sis to read The Help, and she soon fell in love with the story as well.
Well, as some of you may already know this book has recently been made into a movie. I was not there opening night as I hoped I could be, but I recently found some time in my busy schedule to go see the movie. Some of you may think that books should not be made into movies, but this book made the perfect movie. It was brought to life on the big screen in such a way that it did not ruin the book, or make an awful movie adaptation. I was so pleased with the outcome, and how closely Hollywood followed the book. I found myself yelling at the characters, crying along with them, and laughing at their antics, that came to life even more in the movie. There is one incident in the book that was very big, yet the detail was saved for the very end, and was only just a small part (trying not to ruin the book/movie). However, the movie took this very big incident and glamorized it, if I can use that word, bringing it full force throughout the movie. I was clapping at times because the movie had "glamorized" this major incident, yet small part of the book. So, I want to say, well done Hollywood, well done.
Can I just give three cheers to this book, and three more grand cheers to a movie that follows this book so well. Also, three cheers to first time author, Kathryn Stockett, who didn't give up on writing this book. This was her first book, and she was actually turned down 60 times before anyone would pick up her book and read it. What a great example of preserving. Three cheers for sure!
Next book or movie on your list - The Help, I promise you will not be disappointed! Now quit reading my blog, and go read the book or go see the movie!!!