Dinka: There's too much of me to go around.
Eddie: Fuck Jesse Jackson!
Jimmy: Eddie, not only is what you're saying not true, it is wrong and
disrespectful for you to discuss Rosa Parks in that way.
Eddie: Wait, hold on here. Is this a barbershop? Is this a barbershop? If we
can't talk straight in a barbershop, then where can we talk straight? We can't
talk straight nowhere else. You know, this ain't nothin' but healthy
conversation, that's all.
Eddie: Knock his college ass out.
Eddie: See, in my day, a barber was more than just somebody who sit around in a
FUBU shirt with his drawers hanging all out. In my day, a barber was a
counselor. He was a fashion expert. A style coach. Pimp. Just general all-around
hustler. But the problem with y'all cats today, is that you got no skill. No
sense of history. And then, with a straight face, got the nerve to want to be
somebody. Want somebody to respect you. But it takes respect to get respect.
Understand? See, I'm old. But, Lord willing, I'd be spared the sight of seeing
everything that we worked for flushed down the drain by someone who don't know
no better or care.
[Calvin tells Eddie that he sold the barbershop]
Eddie: This ain't no Goddamn school of the blind, Calvin! This is the
barbershop! The place where a black man means something! Cornerstone of the
neighborhood! Our own country club! I mean, can't you see that? Hell, that's the
problem with your whole generation. You know, y'all...you don't believe in
nothin'. But your father, he believed in something, Calvin. He believed and
understood that something as simple as a little haircut could change the way a
man felt on the inside.
Calvin: JD. I told you to stop coming in here solicited. Are you retarded,
stupid or dumb or something like that?
Terri: Who drank my goddamn apple juice!?!
Eddie: There are three things that y'all need to realize. #1- Rodney King should
have got his ass beat for drunk drivin' in a white part of Los Angeles. #2- O.J.
did it. and #3- Rosa Parks didn't do nuthin' but sit her black ass down.
Calvin: Terri, stop cussing. This ain't Def Comedy Jam.
Calvin: You see that? That right there is Oprah's house.
Samir: For one brief embarrassing moment, I chose to give up. But your words
were just the reminder I needed. Perhaps insignificant to you, but sometimes I
think we're unaware of how the little things for us can be so huge for others.