“Eve's Bayou” quotes

Movie Eve's Bayou
Title Eve's Bayou
Year 1997
Director Kasi Lemmons
Genre Drama
Plot – Eve Batiste lives in Eve's Bayou, Louisiana, where her father Louis is the local doctor and has sexual relationships with his patients, while her mother Roz is a beautiful Afro-Creole woman. One night the child witnesses one of her father's betrayal, but her sister Cicely convinces her it's only a game. A medium tells Roz she has to take care of her children and the woman forbids them to exit the house, so the tension in the family grows, until Cicely goes with her mother on holiday. Eve discovers her father has raped Cicely when she was a child, so she thinks to take revenge. In the end Louis is killed by the jealous husband of one of his partners.
All actors – Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Meagan Good, Lynn Whitfield, Samuel L. Jackson, Debbi Morgan, Jake Smollett, Ethel Ayler, Diahann Carroll, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Roger Guenveur Smith, Lisa Nicole Carson, Branford Marsalis
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  • “Life is filled with goodbyes, Eve, a million goodbyes, and it hurts every time.”

    Debbi Morgan - Mozelle Batiste Delacroix
    [Tag:farewell, life, pain]
  • “When I was your age, before I ever did the counseling, I could look at people, complete strangers, and see their whole lives so clear. But when I looked at each of my husbands, I never saw a thing. That's how it always is. Blind to my own life.”

    Debbi Morgan - Mozelle Batiste Delacroix
  • “Memory is a selection of images, some elusive, others imprinted indelibly on the brain.”

    Tamara Tunie - Narrator
  • “- Elzora: Some things are better left unsaid.
    - Mozelle Batiste Delacroix: I paid you a dollar, old woman. Now tell my fortune.
    - Elzora: I don't need no cat bones to tell your fortune, Mozelle Batiste. You are a curse. The Black Widow. Next man that marries you is a dead man. Like the others. Always be that way.”

    Diahann Carroll - Elzora
    Debbi Morgan - Mozelle Batiste Delacroix
    [Tag:curse, death, husband]
  • “- Mozelle Batiste Delacroix: You can't possibly marry me. I can't let that happen.
    - Julian Grayraven: Is it that you don't love me?
    - Mozelle Batiste Delacroix: No! It's not that, it's... bare with me. I'm cursed. I can't have children. I'm barren.”

    Debbi Morgan - Mozelle Batiste Delacroix
    Vondie Curtis-Hall - Julian Grayraven
  • “Sometimes a soldier falls on his own sword...”
    Diahann Carroll - Elzora
  • “You're not barren. You're wounded. Here [putting his hand on her heart] and it's here that I'll plant seeds.”

    Vondie Curtis-Hall - Julian Grayraven
    [Tag:curse, love, wound]
  • “Like others before me, I have the gift of sight. But the truth changes color, depending on the light. And tomorrow can be clearer than yesterday.”

    Tamara Tunie - Narrator
  • “- Eve Batiste: Which one did you love best?
    - Mozelle Batiste Delacroix: I don't know, Eve. They were all different. Anderson was the handsomest man I had ever seen. Your Uncle Harry, he was the sweetest. And Maynard... Maynard loved me most of all.”

    Jurnee Smollett-Bell - Eve Batiste
    Debbi Morgan - Mozelle Batiste Delacroix
  • “The town we lived in was named after a slave. It was said that when General John Paul Batiste was stricken with cholera, his life was saved by the powerful medicine of an African slave woman called Eve. In return for his life, he freed her, and gave her this piece of land by the Bayou. Perhaps in gratitude, she bore him sixteen children. We are...” (continue)(continue reading)

    Tamara Tunie - Narrator
  • “Sometimes, I feel like I've lost so much, I have to find new things to lose.”

    Debbi Morgan - Mozelle Batiste Delacroix
    [Tag:feeling, losing]
  • “All I know is most people's lives are a great disappointment to them and no one leaves this earth without feeling terrible pain. And if there is no divine explanation at the end of it all, well... that's sad.”

    Debbi Morgan - Mozelle Batiste Delacroix
    [Tag:death, feeling, life]
  • “To a certain type of woman, I am a hero. I need to be a hero.”
    Samuel L. Jackson - Louis Batiste
    [Tag:heroes, women]