“Akeelah and the Bee” quotes

(2006)
Movie Akeelah and the Bee
Title Akeelah and the Bee
Year 2006
Director Doug Atchison
Genre Drama
All actors – Keke Palmer, Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, Curtis Armstrong, J.R. Villarreal, Sean Michael Afable, Sahara Ware, Lee Thompson Young, Julito McCullum, Erica Hubbard, Eddie Steeples, Dalia Phillips
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  • “You know that feeling where everything feels right? Where you don't have to worry about tomorrow or yesterday, where you feel safe and know you're doing the best you can? There's a word for that, it's called love.”
    Keke Palmer - Akeelah
    [Tag:feeling, love, safety]
  • “- Akeelah: Why'd you do that?
    - Javier: I had an impulse. Are you gonna sue me for sexual harassment?”

    Keke Palmer - Akeelah
    J.R. Villarreal - Javier
  • “- Akeelah: I'm naturally inquisitive.
    - Dr. Larabee: Yes, which is also sometimes confused with being naturally obnoxious.”

    Keke Palmer - Akeelah
    Laurence Fishburne - Dr. Larabee
  • “- Akeelah: Why would anybody want to represent a school where they can't even put doors on the toilet stalls?
    - Mr. Welch: Akeelah, if we can't show students can perform we're not going to have money for books let alone bathroom doors.”

    Keke Palmer - Akeelah
    Curtis Armstrong - Mr. Welch
    [Tag:books, money, school]
  • “- Mr. Welch: Now I want you to do the bee today, okay?
    - Akeelah: So everyone can call me a freak and a brainiac? No I ain't down for no spelling bee.
    - Mr. Welch: Well, maybe you'd be down for spending the rest of the semester in detention for all your absences?”

    Curtis Armstrong - Mr. Welch
    Keke Palmer - Akeelah
  • “- Dr. Larabee: Does that mean anything to you?
    - Akeelah: I don't know.
    - Dr. Larabee: It's written in plain English. What does it mean?
    - Akeelah: That I'm not supposed to be afraid?
    - Dr. Larabee: Afraid of what?
    - Akeelah: Afraid of... me?”

    Laurence Fishburne - Dr. Larabee
    Keke Palmer - Akeelah
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