Juan: [to Little] Let me tell you something, man. There are black people everywhere. You remember that, okay? No place you can go in the world ain't got no black people, we was the first on this planet.
Juan: I've been here a long time. I'm from Cuba. Lotta black folks in Cuba. You wouldn't know that from being here, though. I was a wild little shorty, man. Just like you. Running around with no shoes on, when the moon was out. This one time, I ran by this old... this old lady. I was runnin' and hollerin', and cuttin' a fool, boy. This old lady, she stopped me. She said...
Juan: [Imitating an old lady's voice] "Runnin' around, catching up all that light. In moonlight, black boys look blue. You blue, that's what I'm gon' call you. 'Blue'."
Little: So your name 'Blue'?
Juan: [Chuckles] Nah.
Juan: [to Little] At some point, you gotta decide for yourself who you gonna 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.
Paula: You're my only. I'm your only.
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.
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.