My boys, you asked earlier what about my boys, where are they, how did they fair? Well, my oldest was hung by the master, and my youngest is being raised by the mistress. Not a day goes by, I don't wonder which of one I let down more.


I saw Noah, he said he coming back for you. I ain't tell him, but I'm staying. This is my family now.


Ain't nothing wrong with a little sin for the greater good.


Be quiet, turn around, or I will show you a real sinner.


I guess you ain't the only one with a vice. It's like I'm traveling with a church revival group.

Smoke [finds drugs]

Who can you trust? You can't even trust family.


Harriet: The Lord is on our side, we just got to do our part.
Elizabeth: Sometimes, I'm not sure I understand my part.

I am so tired of begging even good people to join the fight.


Noah: If there's one thing I learned on my way up out here, power ain't about position. It's about people. Yeah. We take the mistress, we own the house, walk right out the front door.
Corra: Taking the mistress, that ain't gon be easy.
Noah: Oh, it's going to be next to impossible. That's why we need someone on the inside.

Y'all crazy coming back here while she carrying a child. [notices Noah's expression] You ain't know...


Unfortunately, I can't spend any money without my husband's blessing. It's a shame, really, if there's anyone who can identify with the plight of a slave, it's us women.


Smoke: Patty asked us both with driving this property. It wouldn't be favorable if she got stolen just 'cause you and I can't work together.
August: Bequiet.
Ernestine: Who's Patty? Patty Cannon? What she want with me?
Smoke: Well, she has business with your daughter.
August: I said, shut your mouth.

Underground Quotes

Slave Catcher: We got three runaways. You wanna pay us for one?
Rosalee: You ain't got nothing yet.

Slave Catcher: [to Rosalee] Make another move, and I'll shoot your head clean off.
Harriet: I could say the same. My arms are mighty tired, and I aim to end this quick.