Queen Sugar Season 2 Episode 5: "Caroling Dusk" Quotes
God did not mold you to be no peace keeper. They grown, you grown, and you deserve to live the life you want to live, so we're going to make that happen.Hollywood
Charley: I'm not raising Micah the way I was raised.
Therapist: Is there a reason for that?
Charley: It's not that I don't appreciate my parents, I just want Micah to know that he can come to me.
Therapist: Can I ask, did you feel you couldn't talk to your parents when you were growing up?
Charley: Well, my mother brought me up mostly, and I love her, don't get me wrong, but she wanted me to be perfect and we didn't talk about things that fell outside of those lines. But believe me, I know the line between excellence and perfectionism. I'm not forcing that on Micah.
Therapist: And he knows that?
Nova: Do you know they actually have bus tours rolling through here now? Four or five times a week. Bunch of curious folk pay like $45 a pop to come by and look, then go back to their regularly scheduled lives. That's why I carry this city with me, always. I never want to forget what happened here.
Robert: I know how much strength that takes; I couldn't do it.
I hope I'm not being too forward, but I like you, Nova.Robert
Nova: Micah is a beautiful person and you made him that way.
Charley: And then I dragged him across the country, never took the time to figure out if it was what was best for him. Now he's not the same.
Nova: You're having growing pains. You all have just got to lean on one another.
Charley: Remember when we used to play piano?
Nova: I remember you banging on some keys.
Charley: No, I was good. I was. I practiced every day for years, but then when I had to play recitals I couldn't do it. My hands would shake so badly. Then one day I just stopped playing right in the middle of it. Got up, left the auditorium and my mother suggested that I find a new activity. We never talked about it again.
Nova: Charley, I say this out of love, but your momma made you a control freak. She did, but you have a blank slate with yourself and with Micah. Color it how you want.
Charley: You make it sound so easy.
Nova: It ain't easy, ever.
Charley: Well your slate is blank now too, and I am not the only control freak in this family, this I know.
Nova: You must be talking about Aunt Vi.
I just think something's wrong with me. You know as long as I could put a ball over that rim, everybody gave me what I wanted, when I wanted it, and I got used to that. But I'm trying to be somebody else now and it's hard. I had a lot of years practicing being me, you know.Davis
Micah: The whole thing was just a lot. I'd never, ever felt like that; out of control, at someone else's mercy. I was scared, real scared. I can't stop thinking about it.
Davis: Yeah, well, fear is a right of passage for us. The question is how do you use it to make yourself smarter and better.
It was one day. One very hard, bad day but you don't need to let it turn to two.Hollywood
Darla: I thought that Blue needed Kenya for when I wasn't good, but now I am and he still wants her.
Ralph Angel: That's what you thought? You and Kenya ain't got nothing to do with each other.
Darla: The one thing that I am good at is being his mother, even if everything else is upside down, but yesterday was a really long day, and I…
Ralph Angel: Darla…
Darla: I started blaming Kenya and I just…
Ralph Angel: Darla, he knows you his mom. You know that?