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Quotes

Find the perfect quote to float your boat. Shmoop breaks down key quotations from Beloved.

The Home Quotes

124 was spiteful. Full of a baby's venom. The women in the house knew it and so did the children. For years each put up with the spite in his own way, but by 1873 Sethe and her daughters Denver wer...

Men and Masculinity Quotes

"Y'all got boys," he told them. "Young boys, old boys, picky boys, stroppin boys. Now at Sweet Home, my niggers is men every one of em. Bought em thataway, raised em thataway. Men every one.""Beg t...

Love Quotes

"For a baby she throws a powerful spell," said Denver."No more powerful than the way I loved her," Sethe answered and there it was again. The welcoming cool of unchiseled headstones; the one she se...

Slavery Quotes

"Y'all got boys," he told them. "Young boys, old boys, picky boys, stroppin boys. Now at Sweet Home, my niggers is men every one of em. Bought em thataway, raised em thataway. Men every one." (1.14...

Family Quotes

Halle was more like a brother than a husband. His care suggested a family relationship rather than a man's laying claim. (2.16)

Memory and the Past Quotes

"Anything dead coming back to life hurts." (3.65)

The Supernatural Quotes

124 was spiteful. Full of a baby's venom. The women in the house knew it and so did the children. For years each put up with the spite in his own way, but by 1873 Sethe and her daughter Denver were...

Community Quotes

Accepting no title of honor before her name, but allowing a small caress after it, she became an unchurched preacher, one who visited pulpits and opened her great heart to those who could use it. I...
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