Juan: I've been here a long time. Out of Cuba. A lot of black folks are Cuban. You wouldn't know from being here now. I was a wild little shortie, man. Just like you. Running around with no shoes on, the moon was out. This one time, I run by this old... this old lady. I was running, howling. Kinda of a fool, boy. This old lady, she stopped me. She said...
Juan: [imitates old lady voice] "Running around, catching a lot of light". "In moonlight, black boys look blue". "You're blue". "That's what I'm gonna call you: 'Blue'."
Little: Is your name 'Blue'?
Juan: [laughs] Nah.
Juan: At some point, you gotta decide for yourself who you're going to be. Can't let nobody make that decision for you.
Juan: Ok. Let your head rest in my hand. Relax. I got you. I promise. I won't let you go. Hey man. I got you. There you go. Ten Seconds. Right there. You in the middle of the world.
Paula: You ain't got to love me, but you gonna know that I love you.
Kevin: I wasn't never worth shit. Never did anything I actually wanted to do, was all I could do to do what other folks thought I should do. I wasn't never myself.
Kevin: Who is you man?
Black: Who, me?
Kevin: Yeah nigga. You. Them fronts? That car? Who is you Chiron?
Black: I'm me man. Ain't trying to be nothing else.
Kevin: So you hard now?
Black: I ain't say that.
Kevin: Then what?
Kevin: Look. I'm not trying hem you up. Just... I ain't seen you in a minute. Not what I expected, none of it. Not good or bad. Just not what I expected.
Black: Well, what did you expect?
Kevin: You remember the last time I saw you?
Black: For a long time, tried not to remember. Tried to forget all those times.
Kevin: Yeah. I know.
Kevin: Hey, these grandma rules, man. You know the deal. Your ass eat, your ass speak.
Paula: You're my only. I'm your only.
Little: My name is Chiron, people call me little.
Teresa: Aright. Water for me, and a little gin for you.
Teresa: [chuckles] Boy please. I know Juan used to give you that gin, but we ain't doing that up in here Chiron.
Teresa: You don't think my joke was funny?
Teresa: What's wrong?
Chiron: Nothing. I'm good.
Teresa: No. I done seen good, and you ain't it.
Teresa: Stop putting yo' head down in my house! You know my rule. It's all love and all pride in this house! Do you feel me?
Teresa: [scoffs] I can't hear you. Do you feel me?
Chiron: [quietly] Yeah.
Chiron: [firmly] I feel you.
Kevin: So Chiron...
Black: [chuckles] What... Why are you lookin' me like that for?
Kevin: What man? Come on, you just drove down here?
Kevin: Like you was just, you was just on one, and you hit the highway?
Black: [quietly] Yeah.
Kevin: So where you gonna stay tonight man?
Paula: [to Juan] You ever see the way he walk? You're gonna tell him why the other boys kick his ass all the time?
Kevin: Yeah. We here, Chiron.
Kevin: [laughs] Always with that damn nodding, man! You haven't changed a damn bit.
Kevin (16): [to Chiron] Stay down!
Paula: DON'T LOOK AT ME!
Paula: I need some money.
Chiron: For what?
Paula: That's my business! Don't you ask me no shit like that!
Chiron: [mumbling] I don't have any money.
Paula: No, no, don't lie to me boy! I'm your mama! That bitch over there ain't no kin yeah? I'm your blood! Remember?
Paula: I ain't feeling good. I need something to help me out.
Paula: [sobbing] Come on baby. Come on baby.
Chiron: You don't even know.
Black: It is what it is.
Juan: I got you a promise. Never let you go.