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Uncle Tom Quotes


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

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

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

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

"Tom Ford does everything perfect." - Rachel Zoe

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

"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

"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

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

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

"I never tire of reading Tom Paine." - Abraham Lincoln

"I'm disappointed in you Tom Brady" - Jerome Bettis

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

"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

"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

"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

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

"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

"Now I can wear heels. (on divorcing Tom Cruise)" - Nicole Kidman

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

"A stunner...reminds me of Tom Clancy at his finest." - James Rollins

"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

"I hope people will put aside Tom Ford the fashion designer and think about Tom Ford the filmmaker." - Tom Ford

"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

"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

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

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

"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

"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

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

"All dancers have a cumulative tendency, because each beat of the tom-tom has an almost irresistible appeal. Soon, those who were just spectators would dance too." - Camara Laye

"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

"At this point I feel like I could go out and accomplish anything. I'd just love to see Will Smith's face if he found out I, Z-Braff, have the number one rap album in the country. That'd show that no-talent uncle tom." - Zach Braff

"Among liberals and Democrats, there is this notion that the poor - especially the black poor - can do no wrong. If you criticize any poor and black person who displays inappropriate, boorish or egregiously bad conduct, you'll be dismissed as a racist if you're not black. And as an Uncle Tom or sellout if you are." - Gregory Kane

"[Malcolm X] had said a great deal about nonviolence, criticizing nonviolence, and saying that I approved of Negro men and women being bitten by dogs and the fire hoses, and I say, say go on and not defend yourself. I think this kind of response grew out of the build up, all of the talk about my being a sort of polished Uncle Tom." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The same thing that Uncle Tom did on the plantation before [Abe] Lincoln issued the so-called Emancipation Proclamation.I have no thinking on the matter. But he's teaching the black people to suffer peacefully, patiently, until the white man makes up his mind that you're a human being the same as he." - Malcolm X

"On Don King: I found out that someone I believed was my surrogate father, my brother, my blood figure turns out to be the true Uncle Tom, the true nigger, the true sellout. He did more bad to black fighters than any white promoter ever in the history of boxing." - Mike Tyson

"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

"I wish I was as cocksure of anything as Tom Macaulay is of everything." - William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne

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

"Do you reckon Tom Sawyer was satisfied after all them adventures?" - Mark Twain

"Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are the masters of finding something that you didn't suspect." - Deion Sanders

"What about Tom Jones? He's made a million and he's a bloody awful singer." - Prince Philip

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

"Tom Friedman says China is so awesome they make kosher pigs." - Jonah Goldberg

"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

"Have a drink Tom and then you won't feel so foolish to yourself." - F Scott Fitzgerald

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

"It was Jack's and Tom Watson's day yesterday. But today, it's another day." - Fuzzy Zoeller

"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

"My hope is to see Tom Cruise jumping on my couch." - Cristina Saralegui

"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

"Tell everyone to vote: Tom Savini for Governor on 'The Walking Dead'!" - Tom Savini

"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

"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

"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

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

"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

"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

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

"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

"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

"Here you have 22 million Afro-Americans, black people today, catching more hell than Patrick Henry ever saw. And I'm here to tell you, in case you don't know it, that you got a new - you got a new generation of black people in this country, who don't care anything whatsoever about odds. They don't want to hear you old Uncle Tom handkerchief heads talking about the odds." - Malcolm X

"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

"I was getting dressed and a peeping tom looked in the window, took a look and pulled down the shade." - Joan Rivers

"What she needs,' Tom said aloud 'is a husband.' Agnes said crisply, 'Well, she can't have mine." - Ken Follett

"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

"I always carry a Tom Ford lipstick and Tachta face blotters to get me through the day." - Rachel Zoe

"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 totally relate to Tom Cruise. He's not crazy, it's just the litany of the mid-life crisis." - Bret Easton Ellis

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

"I played in 'From the Earth to the Moon,' working with Tom Hanks. He is a great guy, very smart." - Tom Verica

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

"I studied Tom Cruise running in all the Mission Impossibles. I think he's one of the best screen runners." - Ben Stiller

"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 Brokaw was never young." - Adam Mckay

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

"Ground control to Major Tom." - David Bowie

"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

"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



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