Durell: Promise me somethin. Promise me you'll be better than me. Durell Jr.: OK. You promise me somethin. Promise me you won't let mom take me to Atlanta. Please Rickey: I'm not infectin the community. I got papers to prove Im not infected... LeeJohn: [after he and Durell find the church safe empty] Who robs a church? LeeJohn: The white Jesus keeps starin at me! Durell: I'm not gonna lose my son! LeeJohn: [sees pictures of JFK and Dr. King] Yo, Durell! They starin at me too! [LeeJohn clearly uneasy, keeps looking at picture of Dr. King] LeeJohn: [yelling defensively] I didn't kill the dream! Pastor Arthur Mitchell: [to the congregation] You have to ask yourself: Would a man rob God? Officer Eddie King: Did it look like he was winkin at us? Officer D'Agostino: [shrugs] He is the choir director. Rickey: What kinda name is LeeJohn anyway? LeeJohn: My mom had two boyfriends, Lee and John. She didn't know who my daddy was, so she named me LeeJohn. Rickey: [after a pause] I dunno if I would have shared that. LeeJohn: [to Judge] If I go back to jail they gonna make me a woman! Mordecai: Do you want to know my name? LeeJohn: I don't just want to know your name, I want you to whisper it in my ear. Mordecai: MORDECAI! LeeJohn: They using big words now. Sanctuary, congested... that means umm, ghetto. Pastor Arthur Mitchell: Actually, your honor, we have a lot of witnesses here that are willing to testify to a lot of things... like embezzlement. Tianna: Misappropriation of funds. Sister Doris: Falsifying documents. Rickey: Not to mention, wearing an easter suit with a halloween shirt and tie set! Rickey: I'm not infected. I have papers to prove I'm not infected. LeeJohn: I'm gettin' my money on! Judge B. Bennet Galloway: Mr. Jackson, six months ago you were caught shoplifting at a Stop 'N Shop, with a box full of Ding Dongs and a six pack of Banana Strawberry Boone's Farm. LeeJohn: Uh, your honor, it was Goober Grape. Judge B. Bennet Galloway: When the arresting officer searched you, he found a twenty dollar bill in your pocket. Why didn't you just pay for it? LeeJohn: Because this dude named Bo-Peep was on my ass about twenty dollars and I... Sister Doris: Do you like birthday parties, Leonard... I mean, LeeJohn? LeeJohn: I don't know. I never had one. Sister Doris: You never had a birthday party? LeeJohn: When they took me to my foster home, they lost my birth certificate. So, nobody never knew when my birthday was. Sister Doris: Aww... I know when it is. LeeJohn: You do? When? Sister Doris: Today! Durell: Um, excuse me? Rickey: Excuse you? Don't nobody even know you! Choir Member #3: I'm hungry, too! Rickey: When are you not hungry? Assistant D.A.: These miscreants... Rickey: Miscreants? We are African-Americans! Timmy: What's a hostage? Rickey: Hostage is what we were down in that basement for 4 1/2 hours. I'ma need therapy or something. Deacon: I object! Rickey: We all object. Answer the question. LeeJohn: I'm gonna construct some construction that needs to be constructed. Durell: You need to worry about getting your hair burnt. Omunique's Client: You need to be worrying about burning yourself out a job.