Fences Quotes

Troy: "Death ain't nothing. I done seen him. Don wrassled with him." (1.1)
"Life don't owe you nothing. You owe it to yourself." (1.1)
"Don't nobody wanna be locked up, Rose." (1.2)
"Your first chore is to help me with this fence on Saturday." (1.3)
"Right there is where I become a man...at fourteen years of age." (1.4)
"They told me I killed him and they put me in the penitentiary and locked me up for fifteen years." (1.4)
"I just want to have a little time to myself...a little time to enjoy life." (2.2)

Bono: "But see, I didn't know I could do no better." (1.1)
"Some people build fences to keep people out...and other people build fences to keep people in." (2.1)

Rose: "God's the one you gonna have to answer to. He's the one gonna be at the Judgment." (1.1)
"Been married eighteen years and I got to live to see the day you tell me you been seeing another woman and done fathered a child by her." (2.1)
"Don't you think I had dreams and hopes?" (2.1)
"From right now...this child got a mother. But you a womanless man." (2.3)
"Your daddy wanted you to be everything he wasn't." (2.5)

Gabe: "I done died and went to heaven." (1.2)

Cory: "This way I'll be going to college. I'll get a chance." (1.3)
"How come you ain't never liked me?" (1.3)
"You just scared I'm gonna be better than you, that's all." (1.4)
"You don't count around here no more." (2.4)
"One time in my life I've got to say no." (2.5)

Lyons: "He's just busting at the seams trying to fill out your shoes." (1.4)
"No matter how hard times is...everybody care about their kids." (1.4)

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