THE HELP QUOTES WITH PAGE NUMBERS

“All my life I’d been told what to believe about politics, coloreds, being a girl. But with Constantine’s thumb pressed in my hand, I realized I actually had a choice in what I could believe.” – page 34

“I always thought insanity would be a dark, bitter feeling, but it is drenching and delicious if you really roll around in it.” – page 39

“Ugly live up on the inside. Ugly be a hurtful, mean person.” – page 42

“Talk white, act colored.” – page 53

“The Help” by Kathryn Stockett, Chapter 5, page 60: “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.”

“I’d made it twenty-six years without breaking a bone, without Grandpa dying or Mama getting a fool for a husband, so why did I have to be the one who worked for a neurotic lady with control issues?” – page 75

“But I reckon I do hate the way you always change history. You say you love us, but you stretching now to make it sound like we was all in it together. Not one white person in y’all family never had nothin’ to do with it. It was always the Negro’s fault. Always. Well, I accept my share of the blame. But I do not accept y’all’s.” – page 109

“Sorry is dead and gone, baby. Sorry ain’t gonna bring nobody back.” – page 122

“We are just two people. Not that much separates us.” – page 146

“Constantine was gone and I was alone with Mama.” – page 149

“But the tale she was telling me, even then I knew it was true. Many families had colored help, but it wasn’t often you heard of one who loved her white charge so much she would give her life to keep her from harm.” – page 211

“I want to yell so loud that Baby Girl can hear me that dirty ain’t a color, disease ain’t the Negro side of town. I want to stop that moment from coming –and it come in every white child’s life – when they start to think that colored folks are not as good as whites.” – page 238

“The Help” by Kathryn Stockett, Chapter 20, page 258: “I’d lived in Mississippi a long time, but I realized as I drove through the gate that morning for the first day of this job, I hardly knew shit about the Delta. The Delta, that strange, poverty-stricken part of the state that everyone tries to avoid, including me.” GOD EXISTS QUOTES

“You is kind. You is smart. You is important.” – page 347

“Ladies, that is a pearl of wisdom from my late mother. She told me that as I went about complaining about life one day.” – page 358

“I always thought insanity would be a dark, bitter feeling, but it is drenching and delicious if you really roll around in it.” – page 373

“It put a little fear in Chelle’s heart, hearing her daddy talk like that. Like he felt he was nothing.” – page 383

“The Help” by Kathryn Stockett, Chapter 30, page 404: “We are writing our own story, girl. The one thing we can do. And we are writing it now.”

“I have bid thee a thousand farewells, darlin’. Here’s to a thousand more.” – page 417

“I always thought insanity would be a dark, bitter feeling, but it is drenching and delicious if you really roll around in it.” – page 428

“The Help” by Kathryn Stockett, Chapter 32, page 444: “The help we rediscovered, I left it all on the steps of my newspaper. And then I went home.”

“Well, they ain’t rich people. They ain’t exactly payin’ me that much, neither.” – page 457

“I’m tired of hearin’ about that old Selma-to-Montgomery march. The marches are done. The one thing we can do is write our own story.” – page 462

“As Yule May closed the door to her prison, I felt my heart breaking. I cannot imagine what it would be like for somebody to tell me I need to stay separate from people I love most.” – page 491