27+ Iconic 'The Help' Quotes From Both The Book And The Movie

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The following quotes have a soft spot in all of our hearts.

Be it the time when Mae Mobley tells Aibileen, "You're my real momma, Aibee!" or the amusing flurry of wonderful moments across the film, 'The Help' never fails to bind its audience to a powerful engagement with the story. The story not only addresses ideas of race relations, civil rights, and women but its ingenious portrayal of the most minuscule aspects of human relations.

Kathryn Stockett in her fiction set in '60s Mississippi depicts the journey of Skeeter aspiring to write about the lives of the maid's in most prominent white families. The plot delves into the story of Jackson Mississippi, Skeeter, Aibileen, Yule May, Miss Leefolt and Hilly Holbrook, and the race relations between the characters. That's the beauty of its simple yet powerful narrative. In this book, you may well see the concepts of white privilege through the white child and white lady quotes. If you like this book-based article, check out 'The Kite Runner' quotes and 'The Book Thief' quotes.

Quotes From The Movie 'The Help'

The 'The Help' movie quotes will make you come back for more.

A good adaptation of the book 'The Help', the movie is something that many people love. Octavia Spencer acted in it as Minny Jackson, presenting how the Jim Crow laws affected the society at the time.

1. "You said to write about what disturbs me, particularly if it bothers no one else."

- Skeeter.

2. "You is kind. You is smart. You is important."

- Aibileen.

3. "I told her to write coats! Not commodes!"

- Hilly Holbrook.

4. "Love and hate are two horns on the same goat."

- Minny Jackson.

5. "Ain't that all you girls always major in? Professional husband huntin'."

- Stuart Whitworth.

6. "I thought I might write my stories down or read 'em to you. Ain't no different in writin' down my prayers."

- Aibileen Clark.

7. "I'm sorry, but were you dropping your head as an infant or were you just born stupid?"

- Skeeter Phelan.

8. "Eighteen people were killed in Jackson that night. Eight black and ten white. I don't think God has color in mind that he sets the tornado loose.."

- Aibileen.

9. "Celia Foote: Maybe we ought to burn the chicken a little.

Minny Jackson: Minny don't burn chicken."

- 'The Help'.

10. "Ms. Leefolt should not be havin' babies. Put that in the book."

- Aibileen Clark.

11. "Charlotte Phelan: They say courage skips a generation.

Mr. Blackly: One of these days their gonna figure out cigarettes will kill you."

- 'The Help'.

12. "Missus Walters: You should read the book, Hilly. It's quite scandalous. Sounds like...Jackson, if you ask me. Quite scandalous.

Hilly Holbrook: What book?

Missus Walters: The Help. H-E-L-P."

- 'The Help'.

13. "Stuart Whitworth: I've never met a woman that says exactly what she's thinking.

Skeeter Phelan: Well, I got plenty to say."

- 'The Help'.

14. "God says we need to love our enemies. It's hard to do, but it can start by telling the truth."

- Aibileen.

15. "No one had ever asked me, what it felt like to be me. Once I told the truth about that, I felt free."

- Aibileen.

16. "Fried chicken just tend to make you feel better about life."

- Minny Jackson.

17. "Skeeter Phelan: I got a job today.

Charlotte Phelan: Where?

Skeeter Phelan: The Jackson Journal.

Charlotte Phelan: Great. You can write my obituary! Charlotte Phelan, dead. Her daughter still single!"

- 'The Help'.

18. "Charlotte Phelan: Courage sometimes skips a generation. Thank you for bringin' it back to our family."

- 'The Help'.

19. "Charlotte Phelan: Your eggs are dyin'. Would it kill you to go on a date?"

- 'The Help'.

'The Help' Book Quotes

Check out the best quotes from the book.

Be it Aibileen Clark quotes or Skeeter quotes, these words once read, can never be erased from memory. Have a good read!

20. "I may not remember my name or what country I live in, but you and that pie is something I will never forget."

- Chapter 25.

21. "I’d cry, if only I had the time to do it."

- Chapter 27.

22. "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."

- Chapter 24.

23. "Red thread, pretty little cursive letters. I reckon Yule May had to sew them letters. Wearing those, I’d feel like I’s personal-owned property a Hilly W. Holbrook."

- Chapter 14.

24. "All I’m saying is, kindness don’t have no boundaries."

- Aibileen, chapter 24.

25. "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."

- 'Too Little, Too Late', K. Stockett, in her own words.

26. "I see the white trash girl she was ten years ago. She was strong."

- Chapter 24.

27. "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."

-Chapter 10.

28. "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."

- Chapter 33.

29. "...and that’s when I get to wondering, what would happen if I told her she something good, ever day?"

- Chapter seven.

30. "Every white woman I’ve ever worked for ate in the dining room as far away from as they could. And that was fine with me…"

- Chapter 17.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 'The Help' Quotes then why not take a look at 'The Handmaid's Tale quotes, or 'The Hate U Give' quotes.


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