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40 Of The Best Movie Quotes From Nia DaCosta’s Candyman

by Shaye Wyllie
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So after participating in the #SayCandymanAtHome Twitter Watch Party to watch Candyman (2021) this weekend with actress Vanessa Estelle Williams, thanks to Universal Pictures, I knew I had to re-watch this thang to capture these quotes!

Some of them made me laugh, some made me wanna cry, and of course some made me stop and think.

These quotes are my absolute fave and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

P.s – Click here for my full review of the Candyman movie.

Here Are The Best Quotes From Nia DaCosta’s Candyman (2021) Movie

“Billy where you going?”


“Can you do mine?”


“I hope Sherman gets you.”

“What is this wine? Walgreens?”

“Uh we have a moscato in the fridge if that’s more your taste.”

“He must like you ’cause he is really showing his ASS!”

“Isn’t he always?”

“It was a projects, affordable housing, that had a particularly bad reputation.”

“You would never know.”

“Yeah, because they tore it down and gentrified the shit out of it.”

“Translation white people BUILT the ghetto, and then erased it when they realized they built the ghetto.”

“You guys wanna hear a scary story?”


“Too bad!”

“Is my rosé still in the freezer?”

“You don’t want the moscato?”

“Moscato is a dessert wine.”

“And Anthony get painting! My sister not tryna support you the rest of her life. Put down them weights, pick up them brushes.”

“He’s funny.”

“He’s ridiculous.”

“He’s right.”

“You mind if I take some notes?”

“So … I thought … that we could …”

“What did you think?”

“… Summon him!”

“Hell no!”

“Brianna tell your boy not to hog the critic!”

“Should we try it?


“Summon the candyman.”

“Uh, yeah no, Black people don’t need to be summoning shit!”

“That’s not spontaneous! You had that one in the bank.”

“Yeah I did bxchhhhh!”

“It’s fine I can take being called a bxch.”

“But don’t do it. I don’t want you to die tonight. At least not until we … f*ck.”

“Is this real?”

“Say My Name! They said my name! And “Say My Name”. It’s cool to be mentioned I guess. Obviously it’s awful.”

“I’m surprised at how positive your take on my work seems to be now.”

“Well it grew on me.”

“Seems like you didn’t get it.”

“No I get it, it’s the hood, gentrification, etc.”

“Artists gentrify the hood? Who do you think makes the hood? The city cuts off a community and waits for it to die. Then they invite developers in and say hey you artists, you young people, you white, preferably, or only, please come to the hood it’s cheap. And if you stick it out for a few years we’ll bring you a WholeFoods.”

“You wanna be apart of the story right? To really engage with the work. To get it? You should say it.”

“Say what?”

“Say his name.”

“I think I need to use the bathroom.”

“Oh it’s a good a time as any.”

“I dare you.”

“I’ve actually been considering going out on my own.”

“Don’t you want to focus on working with artists instead of chasing outstanding invoices?”

“What is he?”

“Candyman ain’t a he, Candyman’s the whole damn hive.”

“There are others?”

“But you know how it goes. They love what we make, but not us.”

“But a story like that, a pain like that, lasts forever.”

“They’re all real! Candyman is how we deal with the fact that these things happens. That they’re still happening!”

“Anthony we are beyond sensitive artist bullshit! What is going on?”

“Let that motherfcker try come up in here, f*cking art orge, f*cking fee fi fo fum. Grady will stomp … on … his … ass. Ain’t that right Grady?”

“If I have to stomp, I’ll stomp”.

“I told you not to start dating that Dapper Dan ass, lil Basquiat ass, f*cking no job …”

“Ain’t a dick on the planet good enough to offset a demonology hobby.”

“I’m not doing a show of the thing that killed him Troy.”

“You don’t have to be there every time a tortured artist has a psychotic break.”

“Hailey I’m too young to die, open it.”

“Why did you lie?”

“To protect you.”

“I just wanted you to grow up happy, and normal.”

“Do I look normal mama?”

“What the hell is going on?”

“Maybe Candyman got his ass.”

“I’m gonna pee on your bed if you don’t let me in.”


“When something leaves a stain, even if you wash it out, it’s still there.”

“It’s very unfortunate what happened to your man in there.”

“Say what you saw when he came at Jones, and Jones obviously knowing what he’d done before, seeing his hook, knowing you were in danger, had no choice but to discharge his weapon. Or she’s an accomplice. She held the victims down, he cut em up.”

“Can I see myself? In the mirror? I’ll tell you everything if you let me see myself.


“I’ll say whatever you want.”

“They will say I shed innocent blood, you are far from innocent but they will say you are.”

Are any of these quotes above your favorite? Did I miss a good one that you loved?

If so, leave your favorite quotes in the comments below!

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