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"[Reviewing a production of Uncle Tom's Cabin] The dogs were poorly supported by the cast." - Don Herold

"I did not write it (Uncle Tom's Cabin). God wrote it. I merely did his dictation." - Harriet Beecher Stowe

"But what ailed Little Eva St. Clair, in Uncle Tom's Cabin? What carried off Little Nell?...They have no clear symptoms, and seem to die of Ingrowing Virtue." - Robertson Davies

"Is art influential? It can be - 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' rallied abolitionists, and 'The Jungle' provoked the demand for a safer food industry." - Will Shetterly

"Grace me no grace, nor uncle me no uncle." - William Shakespeare

"Well, it was the next spring after me and Tom Sawyer set our old nigger Jim free the time he was chained up for a runaway slave down there on Tom's uncle Silas's farm in Arkansaw." - Mark Twain

"Harriet Beecher Stowe thought Uncle Tom's Cabin was written through her by Another Hand, so little did she know what was going to happen from moment to moment in the book. She herself was amazed at what she was writing." - Sophy Burnham

"My current novel, Pallas, is all about that culture war - in fact it's been called the Uncle Tom's Cabin of the Sagebrush Rebellion - and yet what I hear all too often from libertarians is that they don't read fiction." - L Neil Smith

"If I could write a story that would do for the Indian one-hundredth part what 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' did for the Negro, I would be thankful the rest of my life." - Helen Hunt Jackson

"My current novel, Pallas , is all about that culture war - in fact it's been called the Uncle Tom's Cabin of the Sagebrush Rebellion - and yet what I hear all too often from libertarians is that they don't read fiction." - L Neil Smith

"A handful of works in history have had a direct impact on social policy: one or two works of Dickens, some of Zola, 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' and, in modern drama, Larry Kramer's 'The Normal Heart.'" - Tony Kushner

"Go hang yourself, you naughty mocking uncle!" - William Shakespeare

"O my prophetic soul! My uncle!" - William Shakespeare

"My aunt and uncle are clearly civilians." - Jimmy Kimmel

"Anyone can see that to write Uncle Tom's Cabin on the knee in the kitchen, with constant calls to cooking and other details of housework to punctuate the paragraphs, was a more difficult achievement than to write it at leisure in a quiet room." - Anna Garlin Spencer

"IT is mere coincidence that Cooper was born in the year which produced The Power of Sympathy and that when he died Uncle Tom's Cabin was passing through its serial stage, and yet the limits of his life mark almost exactly the first great period of American fiction." - Carl Van Doren

"I don't like to be described as a Southern writer. The danger is, if you're described as a Southern writer, you might be thought of as someone who writes about a picturesque local scene like Uncle Tom's Cabin, Gone With the Wind, something like that." - Walker Percy

"Harriet Beecher Stowe was thirty-nine when she began Uncle Tom's Cabin. She had given birth to seven children and seen one die. She wrote her book to be serialized in an abolitionist newspaper. Much of it she composed on the kitchen table in between the cooking, mending, tending to her house." - Sophy Burnham

"I've heard 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' read, and I tell you Mrs. Stowe's pen hasn't begun to paint what slavery is as I have seen it at the far South. I've seen de real thing, and I don't want to see it on no stage or in no theater." - Harriet Tubman

"IT is mere coincidence that Cooper was born in the year which produced The Power of Sympathy and that when he died Uncle Tom's Cabin was passing through its serial stage, and yet the limits of his life mark almost exactly the first great period of American fiction." - Carl Clinton Van Doren

"Grace me no grace, nor uncle me no uncle; I am no traitor's uncle, and that word "grace" In an ungracious mouth is but profane." - William Shakespeare

"Where Jack isn't safe, Tom's in danger." - George Eliot

"And if my aunt had balls she'd be my uncle." - Tiffanie DeBartolo

"George Washington's brother, Lawrence, was the Uncle of Our Country." - George Carlin

"My uncle used to love me, but she died." - Roger Miller

"George Washington's brother, Lawrence, was the Uncle of Our Country." - George Carlin

"My great uncle fought in WWI. His stories fascinated me." - Charles Todd

"Well, good-by, Uncle Tom; keep a stiff upper lip." - Harriet Beecher Stowe

"I always thought Uncle Vanya could be a stoned masterpiece." - Vera Farmiga

"We cannot reform the world.... Uncle Sugar is as dangerous a role for us to play as Uncle Shylock." - John F Kennedy

"Uncle Remus, who said to Uncle Ben, You're a credit to your rice. Never got a dinner!" - Red Buttons

"However, the daily life of the slaves in the South, as observed by many travelers, was obscured for all time by the relentless promotion of a single book, Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin." Even today, any black who dares to say that perhaps we are not as badly off as our brethren in the jungles of Africa is hooted down as an "Uncle Tom." [...] It was no accident that Harriet Beecher Stowe's book became the greatest best seller of its time - it was tirelessly promoted throughout the entire nation, in the most successful book promotion campaign in our history." - Eustace Mullins

"When I go to China, people call me 'Uncle Mo' because they refer me as Yao Ming's uncle. I'm pleased to be his uncle as long as he listens to me!" - Dikembe Mutombo

"Tom's great yellow bronze mask all draped upon an iron framework. An inhibited, nerve-drawn; dropped face - as if hung on a scaffold of heavy private brooding; and thought." - Virginia Woolf

"Tom's great yellow bronze mask all draped upon an iron framework. An inhibited, nerve-drawn; dropped face - as if hung on a scaffold of heavy private brooding; and thought." - Virginia Woolf

"With the right information at our fingertips, we can always make better decisions. That is one of the reasons I'm working with Tom's of Maine, in particular. For decades they've provided information about ingredients, their purpose and source." - Sophie Heyman Uliano

"Come, come, said Tom's father, at your time of life, There's no longer excuse for thus playing the rake- It is time you should think, boy, of taking a wife. Why, so it is father-whose wife shall I take?" - Thomas Moore

"Magicians disappear all the time, but as soon as a regular person does it, everyone is all scared. "Tom's gone!" "Is he a magician?" "No." "Then let's print up some flyers!"" - Mitch Hedberg

"I think one of the problems in determining the ending for a television series is that you don't know how long the show is gonna last. Particularly because we were in the unique position of adapting Tom's Perrotta novel The Leftovers, it always felt like the first season was gonna end with the end of Tom's novel, and then we would figure things out from there and look back." - Damon Lindelof

"You've got a problem. Part of what you own isn't yours. It belongs to Uncle Sam. May I show you how much belongs to Uncle Sam?" - Ben Feldman

"Mel is sensual with me. He treats me like an uncle - a dirty uncle. He's an earthy man and very moral underneath. He has traditional values." - Madeline Kahn

"Save the people you love, who cares about the rest of the world? - Uncle Jake" - Michael Buckley

"I Hated Duke. I Felt Like They Only Recruited Black Players That Were Uncle Toms." - Jalen Rose

"Richard Cromwell was not fit to wear the mantle of his uncle." - John F Kennedy

"The best hearts, Trim, are ever the bravest, replied my uncle Toby." - Laurence Sterne

"It's healthy to say uncle when your bone's about to break." - Jonathan Franzen

"A man with a hump-backed uncle mustn't make fun of another man's cross-eyed aunt" - Mark Twain

"You know, my uncle wore a lot of jewelry, a lot of gold chains." - 2 Chainz

"If 10% is good enough for Jesus, it oughta be enough for Uncle Sam." - Ray Stevens

"[Moses] is obsessed with hip-hop and wanted a gold chain like his uncle Jay-Z." - Gwyneth Paltrow

"I'm that crazy-ass drunk uncle that nobody wants to invite to the holidays and birthdays." - Mark Mcgrath

"I received my Greetings from Uncle Sam in May 1943. I applied for the Air Force." - Desi Arnaz

"I have a good eye, uncle; I can see a church by daylight." - William Shakespeare

"Sniviling worm (...) a Jewish Uncle Tom who would have turned rat on Anne Frank." - Mark Williams

"A real live nephew of my Uncle Sam's, Born on the Fourth of July." - George M Cohan

"God is not nice. God is not an uncle. God is an earthquake." - Abraham Joshua Heschel

"Come with uncle and hear all proper. Hear angel trumpets and devil trombones...you are invited!" - Anthony Burgess

"Long ago, in a burst of friendliness, Aunty and Uncle Jimmy produced a son named Henry..." - Harper Lee

"I learned from my uncle that jazz, like symphony music, was built to last." - David Amram

"You know, my uncle wore a lot of jewelry, a lot of gold chains." - Two Chainz

"I don't like the way Uncle Junior dresses. He loves it." - Dominic Chianese

"My uncle was the town drunk - and we lived in Chicago." - George Gobel

"My uncle is a Southern planter. He's an undertaker in Alabama." - Fred Allen

"My uncle always said that I could have been a rancher." - Robert Duvall

"My favorite lie was the online rumor that Bruce Willis was my uncle. That's hilarious." - Kreayshawn

"An uncle gave me a side drum and my mother decided I should have lessons." - Humphrey Lyttelton

"Then my uncle would give off the smell of freshly baked bread which I love." - Mark Mckinney

"Maybe! Maybe! Maybe if your aunt had a beard, she'd be your uncle." - Alvah Bessie

"Uncle fought in Vietnam and then he fought a war all by himself." - Bob Dylan

"My uncle and my grandfather both worked in the Brooklyn Navy Yard." - Dave Van Ronk

"They've got great parents; I'm just trying to be the fun uncle." - Sarah Silverman

"I used to sing songs and write with my uncle, Bill Owens." - Dolly Parton

"Viewers figure, 'Uncle Willard doesn't know any more about the weather than I do.' They're right." - Willard Scott

"I felt no pressure that my grandfather was famous and my uncle was famous." - Kim Weston

"I love my brothers' kids. It's funny - as an uncle, you become so protective of them." - Liam Hemsworth

"My great-great-great uncle - or maybe it's only two 'greats' - crossbred the first Aberdeen Angus." - Joanna Lumley

"Being a son, brother, uncle and brother-in-law is all I care about." - Chris Burke

"I guess of all my uncles, I liked Uncle Caveman the best. We called him Uncle Caveman because he lived in a cave and because sometimes he'd eat one of us. Later, we found out he was a bear." - Jack Handey

"I had a very crazy aunt and uncle who we traded my brother Webster to for a Siamese cat. It was heaven to live with my aunt and uncle because you got spoiled to death." - Rex Smith

"Right now, I'm worth a million dollars, and I owe Uncle Sam a million-and-a-half dollars, and I made a deal with him. I said, 'Uncle Sam, I'm going to pay you 25 grand a month." - Robert Blake

"Tavi looked wildly around the courtyard, and when his gaze flicked toward them, his face lit witha ferocious smile. "Uncle Bernard! Uncle Bernard!" he shouted, pointing at Doroga. "He followed me home! Can we keep him?" - Jim Butcher

"i remember we all cried like the Missouri when my Uncle Sol's coffin lurched because somebody pressed a button (and down went my uncle Sol and started a worm farm)" - E E Cummings

"It's nice when somebody tells you about their uncle. Especially when they start out telling you about their father's farm and then all of a sudden get more interested in their uncle." - J D Salinger

"You can tell your uncle stuff that you could not tell your dad. That is kind of the role of an uncle. I feel very much like a father sometimes but sometimes I feel like a teammate." - Dusty Baker

"My uncle was a hero, Lewis Roundtree. He was not even related to me really, but he was always called my uncle. He was like a father to me. I was closer to him than I was my father." - Ed Bradley

"Right now, I'm worth a million dollars, and I owe Uncle Sam a million-and-a-half dollars, and I made a deal with him. I said, 'Uncle Sam, I'm going to pay you 25 grand a month.'" - Robert Blake

"My sister's expecting a baby, and I don't know if I'm going to be an uncle or an aunt." - Chuck Nevitt

"Does your uncle need anything? A coffee? A latte?" "He needs someone to bear his illegitimate child if you're interested" - Darynda Jones

"My uncle used to sit me on his lap and play "ventriloquist", only I wasn't wearing pants." - Thom Yorke

"Dumbledore raised his finger for silence, a silence which fell as though he had struck Uncle Vernon dumb." - J K Rowling

"Someday you will know that the heart is not always as wise as it is strong. - Uncle Eddie" - Ally Carter

"Dad told Uncle Seth not to screw things up," she informed me as we washed our hands. "He said even if Uncle Seth is famous, him getting a woman like you defies belief." I laughed and smoothed down the skirt of my dress. "I do' know about that. I do' think your dad gives your uncle enough credit." Brandy gave me a sage look, worthy of someone much older. "Uncle Seth spent last Valentine's Day at a library." - Richelle Mead

"Does your uncle need anything? A coffee? A latte?" "He needs someone to bear his illegitimate child if you're interested" - Darynda Jones

"Dad told Uncle Seth not to screw things up," she informed me as we washed our hands. "He said even if Uncle Seth is famous, him getting a woman like you defies belief." I laughed and smoothed down the skirt of my dress. "I don't know about that. I don't think your dad gives your uncle enough credit." Brandy gave me a sage look, worthy of someone much older. "Uncle Seth spent last Valentine's Day at a library." - Richelle Mead

"But, Dad! We can't leave. Uncle Jake is hurt!" Daphne said. "Besides, that's Pinocchio. I want to get an autograph." - Michael Buckley

"I saw Uncle John with Long Tall Sally, he saw Aunt Mary coming and he ducked back in the alley." - Little Richard

"And I will not be beaten by that jackass." "Jackass?" said Foaly, wounded. "My favorite uncle is a jackass." - Eoin Colfer

"I come from a stupid family. During the civil war my great uncle fought for the west." - Rodney Dangerfield

"You never forget your first kiss. And that's what makes it so hard to forgive my uncle." - Demetri Martin

"Junk runs in the family. My granddad was a junk man in St. Louis and so was my uncle." - Redd Foxx

"Sure, my uncle killed himself playing Russian Roulette. But I choose to remember him as a great Russian Roulette player." - Anthony Jeselnik

"Inheritance taxes are so high that the happiest mourner at a rich man's funeral is usually Uncle Sam." - Richard Miller

"The name 'Chuck Jones', according to my uncle, limited my choice of profession to second baseman or cartoonist." - Chuck Jones

"Trying to be like my uncle, because I was an only child. He and my cousins were everything to me." - Deon Cole

"I don't use those terms [like Uncle Tom], and I would never speak in that kind of language." - Jill Stein

"Kristen Stewart always looks like she's posing for pictures taken in a basement by her creepy uncle." - Chelsea Handler

"My uncle is an optimist. He just asked the IRS to take him off their mailing list." - Joe L. Griffith

"My uncle, who was a little more flamboyant, always said the guy who dressed the best was Fred Astaire." - Andy Garcia

"Having competed themselves, my father and my uncle are very passionate about motorsport, so I inherited it from them." - Pastor Maldonado

"Look, I learned from your uncle that when the universe turns out to be insane, the wise man embraces insanity." - Bradley Denton

"Do I look stupid?" snarled Uncle Vernon, a bit of fried egg dangling from his bushy mustache." - J K Rowling

"A few years later, my Uncle David took me to the Earle Theatre to hear Duke Ellington." - David Amram

"My father, obviously, and my mother were inspirations. My uncle, Frank Harper, he was an absolute mentor for me." - Hill Harper

"When Liza Minelli was a child, she used to sit on my lap and call me Uncle Sammy." - Sammy Davis Jr

"My youngest uncle Randy and I were the first members of our entire family to ever go to college." - James Earl Jones

"No woman in Afghanistan is in business without support from either her husband or her father or her uncle, someone." - Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

"The press is like the peculiar uncle you keep in the attic - just one of those unfortunate things." - G Gordon Liddy

"Inheritance taxes are so high that the happiest mourner at a rich man's funeral is usually Uncle Sam." - Olin Miller

"When Liza Minelli was a child, she used to sit on my lap and call me Uncle Sammy." - Sammy Davis, Jr.

"My uncle Sammy was an angry man. He had printed on his tombstone: What are you looking at?" - Margaret Smith

"Uncle Brett had a definite vision that he was after, I don't think having a famous father affected him much." - Kim Weston

"It was my Uncle George who discovered that alcohol was a food well in advance of modern medical thought." - P G Wodehouse

"I grew up watching and learning from the ultimate partnership, and that is of my father and late uncle." - Jonathan Tisch

"If Uncle Martin were here today, he would surely commend us for giving honor where honor is due." - Alveda King

"My Uncle, of course, would have been pleased to see someone with brown skin holding the office of president." - Alveda King

"If 10 percent is good enough for the Lord, it ought to be good enough for Uncle Sam." - Paul Broun

"You can pay Uncle Sam with all your overtime, is that all you get for your money?" - Billy Joel

"Oooh, if you have never been to Alaska, go there while it is still wild. My favorite uncle asked me if I wanted to go there, Uncle Sam. He said if you don't go, you're going to jail. That is how Uncle Sam asks you." - Bob Ross

"You have the upper class Negroes who are the modern day Uncle Toms or the 20th century Uncle Toms. They don't wear a handkerchief anymore. They wear top hats. They're called Doctor, they're called - Reverend, but they're still - they play the same role today that Uncle Tom played on the plantation." - Malcolm X

"I believe we can balance the scales if Tom Cruise would lower his quote by a mere $29 million... I assure you my salary would not make a difference. My annual salary is the budget for Altoids on one of Tom's movies." - Alec Baldwin

"I'm a fan of Tom's of Maine natural oral care line for those very reasons; they deliver on both healthy and environmental goodness. The beauty of it is you'll feel even more empowered knowing you're doing something good for yourself and the environmental footprint of your beauty routine." - Sophie Heyman Uliano

"But the sound of water escaping from mill-dams, &c., willows, old rotten planks, slimy posts, and brickwork, I love such things. Shakespeare could make everything poetical; he tells us of poor Tom's haunts among "sheep cotes and mills." As long as I do paint, I shall never cease to paint such places. They have always been my delight." - John Constable

"Tom gets by, Navidson succeeds. Tom just wants to be, Navidson must become. And yet despite such obvious differences, anyone who looks past Tom's wide grin and considers his eyes will find surprisingly deep pools of sorrow. Which is how we know they are brothers, because like Tom, Navidson's eyes share the same water." - Mark Z Danielewski

"I spoke to Tom's [Hardy] manager and said, "While we're talking about Taboo, do you mind if I also mention this film project that I've got, which is called Locke, and I need Tom to play the lead." And we spoke about both in that meeting and in the end the deal was that I would do Taboo if he did Locke and vice versa." - Steven Knight

"John Steinbeck's 'The Grapes of Wrath' also speaks urgently to today's concerns: the cratered trail of dreams for Mexican immigrants seeking a promised land in the Western [United States]; the perfidy of banks in foreclosing on poor people's homes; and the insurgent urge of the book's protagonist, Tom Joad, to speak truth to police power. 'Wherever there's a cop beatin' up a guy,' Tom promises, 'I'll be there.' In Salinas, Calif., Ferguson, Mo., or Staten Island, N.Y., Tom's truth goes marching on." - Richard Corliss

"Today's Uncle Tom doesn't wear a handkerchief on his head. This modern, twentieth-century Uncle Thomas now often wears a top hat. He's usually well-dressed and well-educated. He's often the personification of culture and refinement. The twentieth-century Uncle Thomas sometimes speaks with a Yale or Harvard accent. Sometimes he is known as Professor, Doctor, Judge, and Reverend, even Right Reverend Doctor. This twentieth-century Uncle Thomas is a professional Negro -by that I mean his profession is being a Negro for the white man." - Malcolm X

"The closer the genetic relationship of the family members, as for example father-to-son, as opposed to uncle-to-nephew, the higher the degree of cooperation." - E O Wilson

"The woman I loved died because I did not love her enough - what greater sin is there than that?" (Uncle Chaim and Aunt Fifke and the Angel)" - Peter S Beagle

"Until I dicover the meaning of this sentence, I will neither eat nor sleep. "My dear uncle-" I began. "Nor you either," he added." - Jules Verne

"Robb: Uncle Benjen said to send you to the stables if I saw you. Jon: I have one more farewell to make. Robb: Then I haven't seen you." - George R R Martin

"You let their friendship continue because Maisie looks after your son while you're gallivanting around the country disguised as Sherlock Holmes" - Uncle Paton Yewbeam" - Jenny Nimmo

"Uncle Jeb," we croaked in surprise. "You found us." "Well, now," he said, and his gruff voice brought back a hundred memories. "Well, now, here's a pickle." - Stephenie Meyer

"No one can teach your child like you can. No nanny, Bible school teacher, aunt, or uncle has your authority. What a phenomenal privilege is yours." - Max Lucado

"I'm not an Uncle Tom. . .. I'm going to be here for 40 years. For those who don't like it, get over it." - Clarence Thomas

"I don't want to be rude to the afflicted but Uncle Eddie is bald in a way which is the baldest I have ever seen." - Louise Rennison

"(My proudest moment as a child was the time I beat my uncle Pierre at Scrabble with the seven-letter word FARTING.)" - Tina Fey

"It's good to see you, little one." He (Uncle Eddie) scanned her short skirt. "I only wish I were not seeing quite so much of you." - Ally Carter

"Let me get it straight. Your father was king. You were his only son. Your father dies. You are of age. Your uncle becomes king." "Yes." "Unorthodox." - Tom Stoppard

"Does Uncle Bob have anything?" "I heard he has an STD." "I mean on the women." "Oh, I have no idea if they have any STDs." - Darynda Jones

"Uncle claims that if he files his income tax wrong he'll go to jail, and if he files it right he'll go to the poor house." - Nonnee Coan



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