Mama Joe: One finger pointing the blame won't make no impact, but you ball all those fingers into a mighty fist, and you can strike a mighty blow. Now, this family has got to be that fist.
Mama Joe: You see, in life we all make some bad choices. My husband was a gambler. Almost cost us this house. But I worked, on my hands and knees, cleaning up after white folks. Taking in laundry. You do what you have to do to stay strong.
Kenny: Believe me, you don't want to tell a woman.
Lem: A black woman.
Kenny: Especially a black woman, that you don't have a J-O-B.
Teri: As far as you're concerned, I'm an ATM. Automatically Teri's Money.