Best 40+ Rose Fences Quotes

Rose Fences Quotes

  • “When the sins of our fathers visit us. We do not have to play host. We can banish them with forgiveness. As God, in His Largeness and Laws.”
  • “Your daddy wanted you to be everything he wasn’t…and at the same time he tried to make you into everything he was. I don’t know if he was right or wrong…but I do know he meant to do more good than he meant to do harm.”
  • “You are not the only one who’s got wants and needs. But I held on to you, Troy. I took all my feelings, my wants and needs, my dreams…and I buried them inside you…Cause you were my husband.”
  • “The whole time I was growing up…living in this house…Papa was like a shadow that followed you everywhere. It would wrap around you and lay there until you couldn’t tell which one was you anymore.”
  • “It’s my responsibility! You understand that? A man got to take care of his family. You live in my house…sleep you behind on my bedclothes…fill you belly up with my food…cause you my son. You my flesh and blood. Not cause I like you! Cause it’s my duty to take care of you!”
  • “Some people build fences to keep people out and other people build fences to keep people in. Rose wants to hold on to you all. She loves you.”
  • “Cory: How come you ain’t never liked me?
    Troy: Liked you? Who the hell say I got to like you?”
  • “You can’t visit the sins of the father upon the child. Motherless child’s got a hard time.”
  • “They’re old folks. My granddaddy used to pull his teeth with pliers. They ain’t had no dentists for colored folk back then.”
  • “Hey, Pop, if you knew how to read, you’d be alright.”
  • “Well, I’ve been standing with you! I gave eighteen years of my life to stand in the same spot as you!”
  • “That’s the way that goes.”
  • “I ain’t worried about death. I done seen him. I done wrestled with him.”
  • “Life doesn’t owe you nothing. You owe it to yourself.”
  • “I took all my feelings, my wants and needs, my dreams … buried them inside you.”
  • “You got to take the crooked with the straights. That’s what Papa used to say.”
  • “One time in my life I’ve got to say no.”
  • “You ready, Troy. I’m gonna tell St. Peter to open the gates.”
  • “I’ll take care of your baby for you. ’Cause, like you say, she is innocent.”
  • “He ought to go and get recruited in how to fix cars or something where he can make a living.”
  • “I just stay with my music because that’s the only way I can find to live in the world.”
  • “If you wanted to change me, you should’ve been there when I was growing up.”
  • “You all line up at the door with your hands out. I give you the lint from my pockets. I give you my sweat and my blood. I ain’t got no tears. I spent them.”

Rose Maxson Quotes

  • Sleep is a god too proud to wait in palaces, and yet so humble too as not to scorn the meanest country cottages.
    — Abraham Cowley
  • Workers are baking the pie of prosperity, but they’re not sharing in those dividends. That’s unfair.
    — Thomas Perez
  • I think the heart of every living thing on earth is beating in my body. — Jandy Nelson
  • I’m a dirt person. I trust the dirt. I don’t trust diamonds and gold. — Eartha Kitt
  • Before one can stand, one needs to learn how to fall. — Ashwin Sanghi
  • You’d never have a motorcycle policeman out on the Indian reservation. — Alex Cox

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