Quotes

11 November 2014
I wouldn't pray just for a old man that's dead because he's all right. If I was to pray, I'd pray for the folks that's alive and don't know which way to turn. Grampa here, he ain't got no more trouble like that. He's got his job all cut out for him. So cover him up and let him get to it.
11 November 2014
As soon as the harvest is in, you're a migrant worker. Afterwards just a bum.
11 November 2014
Well, there she is folks. The land of milk and honey—California.
11 November 2014
Scared, huh. I ain't never gonna be scared no more. I was though. For a while it looked as though we was beat, good and beat. Looked like we didn't have nobody in the whole wide world but enemies. Like nobody was friendly no more. Made me feel kind a bad and scared too. Like we was lost and nobody cared.
11 November 2014
I know. That's what makes us tough. Rich fellows come up and they die. Their kids ain't no good and they die out. But we keepa comin'. We're the people that live. They can't wipe us out. They can't lick us. We'll go on forever, Pa, cause we're the people.
11 November 2014
Well, Pa, a woman can change better than a man. A man lives, sort of, well, in jerks. A baby's born or somebody dies and that's a jerk. He gets a farm or loses it and that's a jerk. With a woman, it's all in one flow, like a stream. Little eddies and waterfalls, but the river, it goes right on. A woman looks at it that way.
11 November 2014
I'm right here to tell you, mister. There ain't nobody gonna push me off my land. My grandpa took up this land seventy years ago. My pa was born here. We was all born on it. And some of us was killed on it. And some of us died on it. That's what makes it ourn. Bein' born on it. And workin' on it. And dyin' on it. And not no piece of paper with writin' on it.
11 November 2014
Listen, that's the one that done it. The dusters. They started it anyways. Blowin' like this year after year. Blowin' the land away. Blowin' the crops away. Blowin' us away now.
11 November 2014
Them Oakies got no sense and no feeling. They ain't human. No human being wouldn't live the way they do. A human being couldn't stand it to be so miserable.
11 November 2014
Maybe it's like Casey says. A fellow ain't got a soul of his own. Just a little piece of a big soul. The one big soul that belongs to everybody.

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