Miners Quotes

Quotes tagged as "miners" (showing 1-22 of 22)
Jerry Ash
“Democracy is supposed to be ‘of the people, by the people and for the people’. Capitalism is ‘of the capitalist, for the capitalist’. Period.”
Jerry Ash, Hellraiser—Mother Jones: An Historical Novel

Jerry Ash
“Honey, it isn’t democracy that runs this country. Capitalism rules. It does no good to reason with the capitalists or their politicians. This is a class war. We have to stir up the American people, the lower class. Some of the better-off lower class do show some sympathy for us when they’re smacked with the facts. And when they voice themselves collectively, good things happen.” — Mother Jones”
Jerry Ash

Mervyn Peake
“Here, are the stiffening hills, here, the rich cargo
Congealed in the dark arteries,
Old veins
That hold Glamorgan's blood.
The midnight miner in the secret seams,
Limb, life, and bread.

- Rhondda Valley
Mervyn Peake, Collected Poems

Jerry Ash
“I am a citizen of this country,” I declare, “and Mr. Mayor, tonight I will be a citizen of this city when I put my shoes under my bed. The courageous men, women and children who are with me (blocked from crossing the bridge into NYC) are also citizens of this country and will be sleeping near their shoes too. I want them with me tonight, here, in the city of New York. We are all American citizens.” — Mother Jones”
Jerry Ash

Jerry Ash
“To the RKO motion picture camera at her 100th birthday party: “I pray for the day when working men and women are able to earn a fair share of the wealth they produce in a capitalist system, a day when all Americans are able to enjoy the freedom, rights and opportunities guaranteed them by the Constitution of the United States of America.” — Mother Jones”
Jerry Ash, Hellraiser—Mother Jones: An Historical Novel

Jerry Ash
“Turning back to the crowd I say, “I am duty bound to make this plea, but I want to say, with all due respect to the governor here, that I doubt seriously that he will do — cannot do — anything. And for the reason that he is owned, lock, stock and barrel, by the capitalists who placed him here in this building.” — Mother Jones”
Jerry Ash, Hellraiser—Mother Jones: An Historical Novel

Jerry Ash
“That’s got to stop,” says I. “The idea of any blood-thirsty pirate (Mexican President Diaz) sitting on a throne and reaching across the border to tromp on our Constitution makes my blood boil.” — Mother Jones”
Jerry Ash, Hellraiser—Mother Jones: An Historical Novel

Jerry Ash
“What do you see out there?” I ask.
“Pittsburgh,” he replies. Now I laugh. “No, young man. What you see is hell with the lid taken off.” — Mother Jones”
Jerry Ash, Hellraiser—Mother Jones: An Historical Novel

Jerry Ash
“What the hell’s the matter with you men? Are you cowards as well as stupid? You boys make me sick. I’m done with you. You hear me? I want you to go back to your places now and stay with your children until I say you’re needed.
“Tell your wives and your older children to bring with them dish pans and cooking pots. Tell them to bring their stirring spoons and ladles. Tell them to carry a mop over their shoulders. We’re goin’ to march on that mine and we’re going to stand guard to see that no scabs are allowed in. Do you hear me?” — Mother Jones”
Jerry Ash, Hellraiser—Mother Jones: An Historical Novel

Jerry Ash
“Go home now,” says I. “Keep away from the saloons. Save your money. You are going to need it.”
“What are we going to need it for?” asks a voice from the crowd.
“For guns and ammunition,” says I.”
Jerry Ash, Hellraiser—Mother Jones: An Historical Novel

Jerry Ash
“I go back to the union man and say, “Sir, this is a house of God, not a proper place for a union meeting. I have some things to say today that God would not want to hear in His own house. Boys, I want you to get up, every one of you, and go across the road. I want you to sit down on the hillside over there and wait for me to speak to you.”
Jerry Ash, Hellraiser—Mother Jones: An Historical Novel

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Although they probably know that some children were used and some children are used as miners, most adults are ignorant of the chocolate industry’s use of minors.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Jerry Ash
“Well, honey, it’s capitalism that brings out the meanness and greed,” says I. “Our founding fathers did a decent job of framing our democracy. They wrote the Constitution and added a Bill of Rights that intended for people of all classes to enjoy the freedoms the Constitution offers. But capitalism came along without a constitution or a bill of rights and the industrialists grabbed unrestricted power. The capitalists wrote their own ‘Declaration of Capitalism’.” — Mother Jones”
Jerry Ash, Hellraiser—Mother Jones: An Historical Novel

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Working in the tea fields under a beautiful sunshine is the dream of all the miners.”
Mehmet Murat ildan
tags: miners

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Every time you warm yourself in front of a hot coal stove, remember the coal miners in the cold dark corridors and pray for them!”
Mehmet Murat ildan
tags: miners

Luigi Pirandello
“Estatico, cadde a sedere sul suo carico, davanti alla buca. Eccola, eccola là, eccola là, la Luna... C'era la Luna! La Luna!
E Ciàula si mise a piangere, senza saperlo, senza volerlo, dal gran conforto, dalla grande dolcezza che sentiva, nell'averla scoperta, là, mentr'ella saliva pel cielo, la Luna, col suo ampio velo di luce ignara dei monti, dei piani, delle valli che rischiarava, ignara di lui, che pure per lei non aveva più paura, né si sentiva più stanco, nella notte ora piena del suo stupore.”
Luigi Pirandello, Ciàula e altre novelle

Mehmet Murat ildan
“He who thinks in a sunny garden about the miners who work in the dark galleries of mines will understand so perfectly how beautiful and how hard life is!”
Mehmet Murat ildan
tags: miners

Mehmet Murat ildan
“A society must create lots of sunshine for its miners as they need the sun most! And ‘to be remembered, to be respected’ is a good sunshine; ‘safety in the mine’ is a good sunshine!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mehmet Murat ildan
“How shall a society remember its miners underground while it cannot even remember its homeless above ground?”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“На картине Антона мужик с грубыми руками и жесткими чертами лица застыл в проеме выработки... Мужчина смотрит вдаль, словно пытаясь найти выход, но дальше, чем простирается свет лампы, уйти не может. А вот автобус на шахтной площадке — из него выходят шахтеры в грязных робах с безразличными усталыми лицами... а сбоку пятилетний мальчик с мячом в руках внимательно рассматривает мужчин, будто наблюдая за своим будущим.”
Максим Бутченко, Художник войны

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Feeling good in front of the coal stove in a cold day? That’s good, but over there you must also feel the sorrows of the miners! In heaven, don’t forget the people in hell!”
Mehmet Murat ildan
tags: miners

“A woman is like a universe; there are many things that even she still needs to discover about herself. Men on the other hand are miners, which means they are in a better position to uncover, perceive and appreciate things about women that they themselves have not yet come to the full realization of. Men know more about women than they can tell (it's for their own safety that they keep their mouths shut and pretend like they don't know anything, lest they get slammed for claming to know anything at all about women in the first place). Sadly, women are losing out on a wealth of knowledge and understanding about themselves by debunking men's ideas and notions about them especially when it comes to their femininity and sensuality. I think there is a need for women to start gently and safely asking men what they 'inherently' know about their femininity. I'm not a chauvinist nor a proponent for men's rights, but I strongly believe that men hold the keys to a lot of treasure chests that most women are daily striving to open up. Perhaps you should start inviting your man to get a little bit more involved in your feminine/sensual journey. It's only a suggestion...”
Lebo Grand, Sensual Lifestyle