1. "And, for some reason she
could not immediately account for, the moment she got close enough to see the
face, Sethe's bladder filled to capacity." (p. 54)
Sethe sees Beloved sitting
on the stump
2. "She is the one.ï¿½ She is
the one I need.ï¿½ You can go but she is the one I have to have." (p. 80)
Beloved speaks to Denver about Sethe
3. "Just like the day she
arrived at 124-sure enough, she had milk enough for all." (p. 106)
Sethe believes she has
enough love to satisfy everyone.
4. "The last of her
children, whom she barely glanced at when he was born because it wasn't worth
the trouble to try to learn features you would never see change into adulthood
anyway." (p. 146)
Baby Suggs believed Halle would be taken away from her like her other children.
5. "Love is or it ain't. ï¿½Thin
love ain't love at all." (p.173)
Said by Sethe to Paul D when
he tells her that her love is too thick.
6. "Nobody saw them
falling." (p. 182)
The women of 124 are all
alone in the woods skating, like they are all alone in life.
7. "It was then, when Beloved
finished humming, that Sethe recalled the click-the settling of pieces into
places designed and made especially for them." (p. 184)
Sethe realizes who Beloved
8. "Clever, but
schoolteacher beat him anyway to show him that definitions belonged to the definers-not
the defined." (p. 199)
Sixo claims he was not
stealing but simply improving schoolteacher's property.
9. "But it wasn't the jungle
blacks brought with them to this place from the other (livable) place.ï¿½ It was
the jungle whitefolks planted in them." (p. 208)
ï¿½White people created the
uncivilized behavior they saw in the black people.
10. "I am Beloved and she is
mine." (p. 221)
Beloved claims Sethe for
hers in a rewriting of the Song of Solomon.