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Uncle Tom Cabin Quotes


"Nobody becomes Tom Wolfe overnight, not even Tom Wolfe." - William Zinsser

"Tom Ford does everything perfect." - Rachel Zoe

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

"[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

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

"Amen, sister, ... All apologies to Tom Cruise." - Libba Bray

"I wish my name was Tom Kite." - Ian Baker-Finch

"Tom Jones is like igloo-cool." - William

"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

"A column of smoke rose thin and straight from the cabin chimney." - Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

"This morning I shot six holes in my freezer. I think I've got cabin fever." - Jimmy Buffett

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

"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

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

"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

"If it comes from Tom Hauser, it's the truth." - Roy Jones Jr.

"I hold he loves me best that calls me Tom." - Thomas Heywood

"Tom DeLay fears independent thinkers and fighters. I am both." - Martin Frost

"Tom Hanks knows the name of all the episodes." - Patrick Stewart

"Sandler's always good. Tom Hanks gave me some good advice." - Jimmy Fallon

"I'm certainly not Tom Cruise or Brad Pitt." - Jason Statham

"When the ship is going down we trouble ourselves little enough about the style of the cabin furniture." - Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

"Lincoln was not great because he was born in a log cabin, but because he got out of it" - James Truslow Adams

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

"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

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

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

"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

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

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

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

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

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

"What I'm worrying about is what Tom is going to say when he starts talking." "Uncle Tom?" "I wish there was something else you could call him except 'Uncle Tom,' " Aunt Dahlia said a little testily. "Every time you do it, I expect to see him turn black and start playing the banjo." - P G Wodehouse

"This cabin, Mary, in my sight appears, Built as it has been in our waning years, A rest afforded to our weary feet, Preliminary to - the last retreat." - William Cowper

"We mortals cross the ocean of this world Each in his average cabin of a life; The best's not big, the worst yields elbowroom." - Robert Browning

"The Forbidden Forest looked as though it had been enchanted, each tree smattered with silver, and Hagrid's cabin looked like an iced cake." - J K Rowling

"Tom Tom Club has a whole different attitude and approach, not just musically but in performance. Some people said they liked it." - Tina Weymouth

"Tom doesn't have any principles, or if he does, he puts them aside whenever they're inconvenient. The truth hurts, doesn't it, Tom?" - Charles Grodin

"Audiences in every medium are becoming far more savvy. No one goes to watch a Tom Cruise movie any more just because it's starring Tom Cruise." - Joe Dempsie

"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

"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

"Jazz is an Uncle Tom word. They should stop using that word for selling. I told George Wein the other day that he should stop using it." - Miles Davis

"In other words, science tells us that Adam and Eve are fictions. That Saint Paul or Uncle Tom Cobley and all thought otherwise is irrelevant. They were wrong." - Michael Ruse

"Just as Uncle Tom, back during slavery used to keep the Negroes from resisting the bloodhound or resisting the Ku Klux Klan by teaching them to love their enemies or pray for those who use them despitefully, today Martin Luther King is just a twentieth-century or modern Uncle Tom or religious Uncle Tom, who is doing the same thing today to keep Negroes defenseless in the face of attack that Uncle Tom did on the plantation to keep those Negroes defenseless in the face of the attack of the Klan in that day." - Malcolm X

"Barack Obama's repudiation of Jeremiah Wright didn't go over well with many of the Kos Kids. To say the least. Daily Kos: Uncle Tom Obama." - Charles Foster Johnson

"I wish everyone would stop crying, Tom. Uncle Joe would be so angry about it." But she's crying herself now. "He'd be so angry at us, Tom, for crying so much when all he did was laugh." - Melina Marchetta

"Whatever class and race divergences exist, top cats are tom cats." - Elizabeth Janeway

"There's a lot of people who don't like Tom Brady and I'm OK with that." - Tom Brady

"If I were a girl for a day I would try to sleep with Tom Kaulitz." - Tom Kaulitz

"What's the difference between a pickpocket and a peeping tom? A pickpocket snatches watches." - Redd Foxx

"I watched Nancy Pelosi and Tom Daschle. Good grief. What whining weenies." - Andrew Sullivan

"I used to pretend that I was Tom attacking Jerry, who was drawn on the ball" - Monica Seles

"I don't know why people called me Tom. My name is THUMB." - Thom Yorke

"One cannot underestimate how widely admired Tom Daschle is in Washington for his integrity." - David Gergen

"What else don't women like besides the Three Stooges? Tom Waits. Being hurt physically or emotionally." - Julie Klausner

"What else do' women like besides the Three Stooges? Tom Waits. Being hurt physically or emotionally." - Julie Klausner

"You always ought to have tom cats arranged, you know - it makes 'em more companionable." - Noel Coward

"Tom Hanks hits a new career peak. One of the best films of the year." - Peter Travers

"A dramatist is a congenital eavesdropper with the instincts of a Peeping Tom." - Kenneth Tynan

"Don't ask me who my favourite monster was because I'm sick of saying Tom Baker." - Lalla Ward

"I'm an old rock and roll buff. I love Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty." - Nick Carter

"I guess Tom Cruise - everything he does, everything he touches, is kind of a success." - Kevin Dillon

"A Tom Ford three-piece makes you feel so confident, it's bananas." - Dwyane Wade

"We all write the music, and then Mark and Tom write the lyrics." - Travis Barker

"If Tom Clancy didn't write any Op-Centers, he would be $60 million less rich." - Robert Gottlieb

"I did get Tom Hanks to say, Life is just a box of chocolates." - James Lipton

"I wish I was as cocksure of anything as Tom Macaulay is of everything." - Lord Melbourne

"Go watch (Minority Report) if you can bear Tom Cruise for that long" - Kara Swisher

"I love Tom Cruise. When Penelope Cruz is through with him, I'm next." - Christina Aguilera

"Well, when you've had Tom Cruise play you, anything else is a comedown." - Leigh Steinberg

"I use to believe in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and Tom Cruise too." - Barbara Bretton

"When I'm in London, it feels like I am that character who is 'Tom Odell.'" - Tom Odell

"If you read the story of slavery and see the part that the Uncle Tom played in the plantation, and then you see how the white man today has changed his tactics, but he still occupies the same position, in that same context you find Uncle Tom. He has changed his tactics but he still occupies the same position." - Malcolm X

"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

"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

"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

"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

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

"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

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

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

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

"I didn't grow up on the porch of a cabin looking out over the 90 acres that the mule was plowing with Paw-Paw playing the banjo. But I was always interested in folk music." - Ketch Secor

"The path of a cosmonaut is not an easy, triumphant march to glory. You have to get to know the meaning not just of joy but also of grief, before being allowed in the spacecraft cabin." - Yuri Gagarin

"It did not seem fair to drown the cabin boy and the captain and all the rest for something he had done, but when had the gods ever been fair?" - George R R Martin

"As you become a powerful person, it becomes increasingly important to have periods of solitude. Take a weekend by yourself. Go up into the mountains or desert and check into a little cabin. Go by yourself." - Frederick Lenz

"Cabin Fever was murder. There was a lot of psychological stress, like not knowing if we were going to finish the movie. The day we arrived to start rehearsals, our main investors pulled out." - Rider Strong

"There are two kinds of people in boxing. Those who say, 'Oh, boy; Tom Hauser is writing an article about me,' and those who say, 'Big problem; Tom Hauser is writing an article about me.'" - Jim Lampley

"I think it may have been Tom Wolfe (if it wasn't, my apologies, Tom, and my apologies to whoever it was) who said in print once, 'David Carradine lives the life that Hunter Thompson only writes about.'" - David Carradine

"Donald Trump tweeted out to the world a quote allegedly from Senator Tom Coburn impugning my honesty. Within hours, Tom Coburn came out publicly and said, "That quote was an utter fabrication."" - Ted Cruz

"Truth is, we offered it to Tom Hanks, which pretty much every movie in America does, but Tom passed. Billy Bob said that Hanks recently called and said he's voting for all of us for Oscars, he loved the film." - Peter Berg

"I met Elvis first in Las Vegas. I think I was appearing with Tom Jones and he came backstage to say hello to Tom or we went to his dressing room to say hello." - Norm Crosby

"I have enormous respect for Tom Daschle. The NRA has not yet taken a formal position on which I'm aware of on this matter, and I think Tom may be just getting a little ahead of things." - John Dingell

"I remember Tom Stoppard saying to me when I came out, 'I feel so sorry for you, because you'll never have children.' These days I would say, 'Well, why not, Tom?'" - Ian Mckellen

"Other brands I like besides Versace... Tom Ford makes incredible suits. I love the glasses as well. I have a plethora of Tom Ford shades. Who else do I like? Dolce & Gabbana, Dior Homme." - Trey Songz

"I asked Tom if countries always apologized when they had done wrong, and he says - "Yes; the little ones does"." - Mark Twain

"Tom Hanks has taken George Clooney's place as the big-hitter driving a lot of liberal causes." - Bill O'Reilly

"Obviously, I'm kind of loyal to Tom [Welling] because that's who I work with so to me he's my Superman." - Erica Durance

"I'd always been a fan growing up, and in high school, I was really into Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen." - Bryan Hayes

"On the music side, I'm a cross between maybe that Texas songwriter and that Tom Petty feel." - Bryan Hayes

"Tom Osborne, Lou Holtz, Bobby Bowden were in our living room. My mom didn't know who they were!" - Hines Ward

"I'm a big fan of Tom Stoppard's work, and have been since I was in school where I studied him." - Adelaide Clemens

"[Tom Cotton] has been an absolute champion of the idea of getting rid of Obamacare, scrapping the Affordable Care Act." - Rachel Maddow

"He has a competent person, I think who will be confirmed as HHS secretary, Congressman Tom Price." - William Kristol

"Tom McCarthy said to me, 'Buddy, you got an Oscar nomination through that haircut! That's the real feat, man.'" - Mark Ruffalo

"I asked tom if countries always apologize when they had done wrong, and he says, 'Yes, the little one does." - Mark Twain

"No dolphin came, no Nereid stirred; Nor cruel Tom, nor Susan heard. A favourite has no friend!" - Thomas Gray

"My idea of managing is giving the ball to Tom Seaver and sitting down and watching him work." - Sparky Anderson

"Things began to pick up for me record-wise when in 1971 I wrote 'She's a Lady' for Tom Jones." - Paul Anka

"After seeing 'Big,' I wanted an elevator that opened directly into my apartment, just like Tom Hanks did." - Macaulay Culkin

"I would love to work with Tom Hardy. Maybe do something crazy or dramatic that is different for me." - Ryan Guzman

"When you think about Peyton Manning, you think about numbers. When you think about Tom Brady, you think about championships" - Ray Lewis

"Justin Bieber and I are going to get married some day. I also like Tom Cruise. He's very classy." - Bar Refaeli

"I was the muse of Tom Ford and Gucci for years, but that was a long time ago." - Carine Roitfeld

"'Tom Sawyer' could have been written eight months ago, with the kind of response it still gets." - Alex Lifeson

"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

"They said that I had sold out and (am an) Uncle Tom. And I said well, they deserve to have that view. But I have my thoughts. And I think they're race-hustling poverty pimps." - J C Watts

"They said that I had sold out and Uncle Tom. And I said well, they deserve to have that view. But I have my thoughts. And I think they're race-hustling poverty pimps." - J C Watts

"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

"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

"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

"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

"A small business person has Uncle Sam as a partner, a partner who puts up no money, does no work, and wants 30 or 40 percent" - Irwin Schiff

"I may drink too much and play too loud, hang out with a rough and rowdy crowd. That don't mean I don't respect my mama or Uncle Sam." - Tracy Byrd

"I've got an uncle myself. Nobody should be held responsible for their uncles. Nature's little throwbacks - that's how I look at it." - Agatha Christie

"Sadie got up and kissed Amos on the forehead. "Leave it to us, Uncle. I've got a plan." "That," I said, "sounds like very bad news." - Rick Riordan

"My life's experiences, I've always had, my uncle used to call it antenna. I know what's going to happen oftentimes before it happened when it's involving me" - Terrence Howard

"...The war (WWI) cost your Uncle Sam $52 billion. $39 billion was expended in the actual war period. This expenditure yielded $16 billion in profits." - Smedley Butler

"As a broad generalization, big businesses have no moral objections to being whores. Getting into bed with Uncle Sam is all a question of price, not principle." - Jonah Goldberg



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