Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Peasants are a rude lot, and hard: life has hardened their hearts, but they are thick and awkward only in appearance; you have to know them. No one is more sensitive to what gives man the right to call himself a man: good-heartedness, bravery and virile brotherhood.
Jacques Roumain (1907-1945), Haitian author, ethnologist, political activist. Éditions Messidor (1992). Masters of the Dew, p. 185, Les Éditeurs Français Réunis (1946).