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Quotes about Ma

“Ma was a citadel”


Ma quotes

“There ain’t no sin and there ain’t no virtue. There’s just stuff people do”
“If you’re in trouble or hurt or need - go to poor people, they’re the only ones that’ll help - the only ones”
"They's things you know - there's stuff you're sure of"


Casy quotes

“Maybe all men got one big soul ever’body’s a part of”


General quotes

“You’re bound to get ideas if you go thinkin’ about stuff”


Quotes about the journey

"The houses are empty, the land is empty", "The house was dead, and the fields were dead; but this truck was the active thing, the living principle"
"The rich Californian valleys", "people in flight from the terror behind them"
"The highway became their home and movement their medium of expression"


Quotes about solidarity and family

"It ain't good for folks to break up"
"The twenty families became one family"
"They say a thousand men are on their way to this field. We'll be fightin for a row tomorra."


Quotes about poverty

"Worse off we get, the more we got to do"
"The line between hunger and anger is a thin line"
"The little farmer watched debt creep up on him like a tide"


Quotes about gender roles

Pa- "Seems like time is changed... time was when a said what we'd do seems like the women is talkin now."