I saw Ernest work himself into the ground, I just can't have you do the same thing.


Violet: I started this business myself and that's the way I want to keep it.
Hollywood: There ain't no shame in letting loved ones pitch in.
Violet: It's all beautiful, baby, it really is, but at this point in my life I don't want to owe nobody nothing.
Hollywood: Owe?
Violet: You know Jimmy Dale bought this house and he let me know it every time I set foot through that door. Held money over my head like he owned me.
Hollywood: Yeah, but me and Jimmy Dale are like night and day so don't go there.

We'd always spend Christmas Eve at the bonfire at the levy. The whole town would come out to celebrate. They told us kids that the fire would light the way for Santa Claus to come find us to bring us presents, but Mama said that fire was how we talked to our ancestors. It created a pathway to send them messages in the flames. When our own granddaddy died, Ernest hugged me and said that a bonfire would light his way to heaven. He always knew how to make you feel better.


You know, Ernest meant more to me than most anybody realizes. He came to all my big games. He would just call just to shoot the breeze sometimes, or offer advice. You know, just about life, love, everything. I'd never experienced that. He treated me more like a son than my own father.


Black folks ain't got the time for writer's block. Too much to say and not enough time to say it. Here's what I know. You're the only writer I know from St. Jo, that means something. You've got stories up and down this land.


Colton Landry, Sam's only son, with ten percent. He's this hotshot patent lawyer in Houston, Ivy League, wife and kids, goes to church every Sunday. Oh, and he also has a really nice lady on the side for the last five years.


I am the only person at this table doing something, doing anything, for daddy.


So you betray our family, get in bed with the enemy, and all you got was 1%. That's what we're worth?


They can't see me coming because by the time they do, I'll already be standing on the ashes of Sam's empire. You really think people are going to care how I did it or are they just going to say thank you?


Nova: You need to wake up. The game's rigged. You can't win this way.
Charley: I don't plan on winning the game, Nova. I plan to eliminate it.

Ralph Angel: He showed up late, dressed like he was going to a club, and he had no experience.
Nova: So he was late and unprepared.
Ralph Angel: Yeah.
Nova: That sounds vaguely familiar.

When I have all the pieces I will destroy every shareholder one by one until I own every stake at that company.


Queen Sugar Quotes

Don't lead with the fear of what might be. Lead with the strength of who you are.


The players who got caught with the girl are just kids, coming straight out of high school. No home training, no life skills. We hand them millions of dollars and then say good luck. They marry riffraff. They live wild, now they're messing up our livelihood.