Favorite quoteWhat is your favorite quote from this novel?

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Lori Steinbach | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I love so many lines in Their Eyes Were Watching God, but in terms of quotes it's the humorous ones I enjoy the most.  Janie says to her rather pompous blowhard husband Joe:

"You always claim God done met you round de corner and talked His inside business wid uh."

It's the perfect way to describe someone who thinks they know everything. 

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podunc | College Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

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After Janie finishes telling her story to Pheoby, she observes:

"Two things everybody's got tuh do fuh theyselves. They got tuh go tuh God, and they got tuh find out about livin' fuh theyselves."

This remark, for me, pretty much sums up Janie's personal and spiritual journey.