Right now, I’m going to start living for me. Do what makes me happy.


I feel like the world sees me as a problem. Something to be solved, managed. Like my freedom and my strength is a threat.


Micah: To the extent that anybody can be sure about anything, I don’t think I’m gay. But I do have feelings for you, and that’s confusing. I feel like my sense of self, and my emotional attraction are at odds. Like, the way I feel for you in my heart doesn’t match my feelings for you in other ways.
Isaiah: So you don’t want to sleep with me.
Micah: I don’t want to sleep with you.
Isaiah: I can forgive you for that. You should know that I don’t want anything from you, Micah, and I never did. Nothing except to be your friend, your brother. But society tells us that men can’t love each other that way. You know, we don’t do that. Women can be best friends, they can hold hands, they can declare their love for each other, but we can’t. And if we do, then we must be gay.

I’ve done some tough work on myself recently, and I’ve come to know that I’ve mistaken passion for love far too many times. I’ve been hurt deeply.


It’s ironic, you know. The land that your ancestors killed our ancestors for will become the foundation for a new movement of black empowerment in St. Jo.


Nova: We’re not giving up until this is over.
Ralph Angel: Well, as long as we breathing it’ll never be over.
Charley: Facts.

He hates us, but not enough to bid on land he can’t fully monetize.


You miss every shot you don’t take. It’s time we started shooting.

Ralph Angel

Violet: You do what you’ve got to do, but you come home.
Hollywood: I always do.

Violet: I didn’t expect you to stop connecting with the boy even though his Mama is some kind of nutty.
Hollywood: Lord, she’s a whole bag of mixed nuts. But, hey, it ain’t Gabe’s fault. Right?

I know everybody’s dealing with their own battles right now, but we still need to take time to rejoice.


Dominic: The data revealed two new details. One, the bones are from the late 1800s. And second, that the remains are from multiple people.
Nova: As in?
Dominic: As in a community, Nova. We think it’s a larger graveyard.

Queen Sugar Quotes

The players who got caught with the girl are just kids, coming straight out of high school. No home training, no life skills. We hand them millions of dollars and then say good luck. They marry riffraff. They live wild, now they're messing up our livelihood.


Nova: Be good.
Calvin: I won't tell you the same.
Nova: You know better.