Netflix’s Passing dropped on the streaming service this past weekend, on November 12th. The movie stars Ruth Negga, Tessa Thompson, and Alexander Skarsgard and centers around the story of a black woman passing for white. It is intense, and I have some quotes from the movie to share that show just how intense the film is. Check out these 35+ of the best and most intense Netflix’s Passing movie quotes.
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Passing Movie Quotes
She’s never met a colored who didn’t work for us. Thank heavens.
Fancy meeting you here. It’s simply too lucky.
I live in Harlem still. I don’t come to this part of town a whole lot.
Let’s go up to my suite, where we can talk properly.
I went through hell those nine months for fear Margery might turn out dark.
He couldn’t exactly “pass” if that is what you mean.
I have everything I’ve ever wanted.
We want cakes. The most beautiful cakes you have.
When we were first married, this woman was as white as a lily. But as the years go by, she seems to be getting darker and darker.
You can turn as black as you please as far as I’m concerned.
It isn’t charity work if they pay me for it.
Busy as a cat with fleas myself.
You’re going to make a mollycoddle out of that boy.
I’m just getting a little tired of playing second fiddle to you precious Negro League, that’s all.
I wouldn’t feel this wild desire if I hadn’t seen you.
Don’t give her an inch.
You’d think they’d be satisfied being white.
I am satisfied. I am.
Why didn’t you write to me, Rene?
You are happy. You have a truly good life and you are free. Free and safe.
I’m beginning to believe that no one is ever completely happy, free, or safe.
Being a mother is the cruelest thing in the world.
Same reason you’re here, to see Negros.
I want so much to be around Nergroes again. Talk to them, hear them laugh.
It’s worth bragging about if it’s true.
You have to admit that the average colored man is a better dancer than the average white.
Stop talking to me like you’re writing for the National Geographic. I can tell same as you.
It’s easy for a Negro to pass for white. I’m not sure it would be so simple for a white person to pass for colored.
We’re all of us passing for something or other. Aren’t we?
When the Lord brings you a magical day like this, I say lap it up.
I don’t have proper morals or a sense of duty like you.
I call it shameless what she does, always playing the victim.
You know, they did more than just shoot him. They attached his body to a caravan, dragged it through the city.
I don’t understand how someone as intelligent as you can be so stupid.
You look too divine, sitting so quietly like a painting.
You just passed the only person I ever met while disguised as a white woman.
I’d do what I want more than anything right now. I’d come up here to live. In Harlem. With you.
Careful. You’re the only white man here.