"How I'm gon keep from killing him, I say.
Don't kill, she say. Nettie be coming home before long. Don't make her have to look at you like us look at Sofia.
But it so hard, I say, while Shug empty her suitcase and put the letters inside.
Hard to be Christ too, say Shug. But he manage. Remember that. Thou Shalt Not Kill, He said. And probably wanted to add on that, Starting with me. He knowed the fools he was dealing with."
- The Color Purple by Alice Walker