Song of Solomon
"No, you can’t be no egg, nigger. Now, you can be a crow if you wanna. Or a big baboon. But not an egg. Eggs is difficult, complicated. Fragile too. And white."
"They got brown eggs."
"Miscegenation. Besides, don’t nobody want ‘em."
"French people do."
"In France, yeah. But not in the Congo. Frenchman in the Congo won’t touch a brown egg. "
"Scared of ‘em. Might do something to his skin. Like the sun." (1.5.116)
"No. White people are unnatural. As a race they are unnatural." (1.6.156)
"What I’m saying is, under certain conditions they would all do it. And under the same circumstances we would not. So it doesn’t matter that some of them haven’t done it. I listen. I read. And now I know that they know it too. They know they are unnatural. Their writers and artists have been saying it for years. Telling them they are unnatural, telling them they are depraved. They call it tragedy. In the movies they call it adventure. It’s just depravity that they try to make glorious, natural. But it ain’t. The disease they have is in their blood, in the structure of their chromosomes." (1.6.157)