Respect, the Aretha Franklin biopic, is coming to theaters this Friday August 13th! I will have a review of the movie coming soon, so make sure to stop back by to check it out, it will be linked down below. In the meantime, I wanted to share a list of some of the best quotes from the film. I love me a good line and this movie had some truly revealing ones. Check out this list of 75+ best and most revealing Respect movie quotes.
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Respect Movie Quotes
They wanna hear you sing. You wanna sing?
Look out y’all, the entertainer is here.
She’s 10 but her voice is going on 30.
Don’t say yeah, yeah is common. Say yes.
Your daddy don’t own your voice, Re. The only one that owns it is God.
I am always with you, even when I’m not there.
What is the white man compared to God?
Preach daddy, preach.
Their momma is dead.
We must honor the gifts that God has given us, Re.
Don’t let nothing come between you and your music, Re. Music will save your life.
Don’t look at me like I’m still a child. I’m not afraid.
Are you running from your daddy?
Singing people into battle is not enough anymore. I want to be with them.
Every time I come back, they want me less.
God is moving us on to our next chapter.
She sounds wonderful, don’t she? Like a black Judy Garland.
B*tch, don’t you ever sing the Queen’s song when the Queen is in front of you.
Y’all church folks are some of the nastiest people out here.
Child, you ever going to tell us who their daddy is?
Re has a tendency to indulge her pain.
She wasn’t raised in a wh*re house like that.
That is not why I don’t have hits, you don’t make good songs for me.
You’re rebelling against your daddy.
I want one thing from you, to hear you sing just for me.
You have all my records. You like me?
That happens to me every time I hear you sing. My brain becomes muddled.
I love your daughter, Reverend. And I think she loves me.
You can’t see through this hustler?
You are not leaving this family for that piece of trash.
I have to do this daddy.
You are going to beg me to take you back but i won’t
No one disrespects us.
You ruined that song for Etta James, that is how good it is.
This is your show, Mrs. Franklin. Your record.
Negros only allowed to pick cotton in these parts, huh?
It’s a little too churchy, guys.
I can do better.
I ought to leave you here and let the crackers have a go at it.
I got nothing to say to your hillbilly a**.
I don’t hate you because you are a Negro, I hate you because you are an a**h*le.
Those boys have soul.
I got demons too, Re. Can you help me fight mine like I help you fight yours?
Ted is nothing like daddy.
We use to climb up on the roof and sing as loud as we could just to drown them out.
You did it, Re.
I’m still trying to figure out who I am. I’m not sure yet but I’m trying to find the answer.
I wish every day was an Aretha Franklin day.
When you sing, I feel like you are talking about my life.
Of course you could, you can do any d*mn thing you want.
How are you gonna prove you didn’t hit me?
I’m done with you.
After living with you, I’m ready for them.
This song goes out to anyone who’s ever felt mistreated.
I have some trash I need taken downstairs.
It’s Martin, they shot him.
He kept telling me they were gonna get him. He knew, he knew.
I loved him, Re.
Who is gonna lead us now?
Why shouldn’t we fight back?
You’re not walking in the spirit anymore.
Maybe I found it.
You ain’t got nothing to be sorry for.
You have to disturb the peace when you can’t get no peace.
You stop for 5 minutes, they forget about you.
If I don’t work, y’all don’t eat.
Y’all just want to take my crown.
Tell me y’all want what I got.
I’m gonna take the kids back to Detroit with me.
Don’t go to that dark place.
I can’t do this anymore.
You always did know how to make an entrance.
I’m making this album or I’m never making an album with you again.
You can’t jive God, Jerry.
I want to produce the album too.
What you want us to do? Behave like Episcopalians?
Ain’t no demons haunting you, Re.
You in church right now, you are safe.
You taught me every song I’m singing today.