Gabourey Sidibe pull at the heart-strings and push the chick flick viewer to see things from the perspective of Claireece "Precious" Jones. Here are a few of the best quotes from the movie:
"There's always something wrong with these tests. These tests paint a picture of me with no brain. These tests paint a picture of me and my mother, my whole family as less than dumb. Just ugly black grease, need to be wiped away, find a job for." Despite abuse, this quote shows that Precious still cares for her mother and her family. It also reflects on how Precious feels about herself and her illiteracy.
"Oh, so you're going to stand up there and look down at me like you're a woman? You don't know what real women do! Real women sacrifice!" Mary, who is Precious' abusive mother, actually belittles Precious by calling her less than a woman while referring to herself as a "real woman." The quote allows viewers to understand the abuse as Precious experiences it, and also shows just how demented and disturbed her mother truly is.
"Sometimes I wish I was dead. I'll be okay, I guess, 'cause I'm lookin' up. Lookin' for something to fall, a desk, a couch, TV…my mom, maybe." This particular quote shows Precious' humor despite the negativity that surrounds her. While trying to be optimistic, she also puts herself down, probably a result of her mother's constant verbal and physical abuse.
"PUSH yourself." Ms. Rain tells Precious to push herself to better herself. Those two words are incredibly motivating in the movie and shows that Precious must push herself to break the chain and be the person she strives to be.
"You know to this day, I never even knew who you was, not even after all them things you did. Maybe I was too stupid. Maybe I just didn't want to. You ain't gonna see me no more." Precious finally stands up to her greedy, self-centered and abusive mother. She finally realizes the evil her mother has committed and realizes that she never saw it before. Precious reveals her growth and maturity through this quote alone.