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  • 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.

    Uncles   War   Cabins  
    "Merchants of Fear". Speech to the Boulder County Libertarian Party, www.lneilsmith.org. February 20, 1994.
  • I don't use those terms [like Uncle Tom], and I would never speak in that kind of language.

    Uncles   Use   Language  
    Source: www.justicenewsnetwork.com
  • 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.

    Uncles   Jazz   Selling  
  • 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.

  • I make no manner of doubt that you threw a very diamond of truth at me, though you see it hit me so directly in the face that it wasn't exactly appreciated, at first.

    Doubt   Faces   Firsts  
    Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Beecher STOWE (2015). “Uncle Tom's Cabin”, p.247, Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • So you're the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war!

    War   Women   Book  
    Quoted in McClure's Magazine, Apr. 1911.
  • 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.

    Uncles   Men   White Man  
  • What's your hurry?" Because now is the only time there ever is to do a thing in," said Miss Ophelia.

    Missing   Ophelia   Said  
    Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Beecher STOWE (2016). “Collected Works (Complete and Illustrated Editions: Uncle Tom's Cabin, Queer Little Folks, The Chimney-Corner, ...)”, p.283, Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • For, so inconsistent is human nature, especially in the ideal, that not to undertake a thing at all seems better than to undertake and come short.

    Harriet Beecher Stowe (2001). “Uncle Tom's Cabin”, p.125, Applewood Books
  • 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.

    Country   Uncles   Rap  
  • 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.'

    Uncles   Drama   Heart  
    "Tony Kushner: 'At first I was horrified'". Interview with Michael Billington, www.theguardian.com. August 15, 2011.
  • I am not a conservative but I have spoken out for years against the staggering amount blind hatred directed at black conservatives by liberals. Liberals are shockingly quick to demean and dismiss brilliant black people like Rice, Carson, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), Professor Walter E. Williams and economist Thomas Sowell because they don't fit into the role they have carved out for a black person in America. Black Americans must be obedient liberals on all things or risk being called a race traitor or an Uncle Tom.

    "Rutgers rage against Rice -- why do liberals have so much hate for black conservatives?" by Juan Williams, www.foxnews.com. March 9, 2014.
  • I don't know anything about politics. Like, zero. Nothing.

    Zero   Knows   Uncle Tom  
  • [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.

    Dog   Uncles   Men  
    Source: www.theatlantic.com
  • 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.

    Uncles   Aunt   Talking  
  • 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.

    Country   Uncles   Odds  
    Source: historynewsnetwork.org
  • The longest way must have its close - the gloomiest night will wear on to a morning.

    Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Beecher STOWE (2016). “Collected Works (Complete and Illustrated Editions: Uncle Tom's Cabin, Queer Little Folks, The Chimney-Corner, ...)”, p.374, Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • I Hated Duke. I Felt Like They Only Recruited Black Players That Were Uncle Toms.

    Uncles   Player   Black  
    FaceBook post by Jalen Rose from Mar 09, 2011
  • 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 (1908). “Woman's Share in Social Culture”
  • For me, Duke was personal. I hated Duke and I hated everything I felt Duke stood for. Schools like Duke didn’t recruit players like me. I felt like they only recruited players who were Uncle Toms.

    Uncles   School   Player  
    "Grant Hill’s Misfire" by Jonathan Weiler, www.huffingtonpost.com. March 8, 2011.
  • I did not write it (Uncle Tom's Cabin). God wrote it. I merely did his dictation.

  • 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.

    Uncles   Saint   Fiction  
    "Adam and Eve Didn’t Exist. Get Over It!" by Michael Ruse, www.huffingtonpost.com. June 10, 2011.
  • 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.

    Uncles   Writing   Wind  
    Walker Percy, Lewis A. Lawson, Victor A. Kramer (1993). “More Conversations with Walker Percy”, p.223, Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • 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.

  • 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.

    Uncles   Book   Writing  
    Sophy Burnham (2011). “For Writers Only: Inspiring Thoughts on the Exquisite Pain and Heady Joy of the Writing Life from Its Great Practitioners”, p.18, Penguin
  • 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.

    Uncles   Doctors   Class  
  • Religion! Is what you hear at church religion? Is that which can bend and turn, and descend and ascend, to fit every crooked phase of selfish, worldly society, religion?

    Selfish   Church   Phases  
    Harriet Beecher Stowe, Howard (earl of Carlisle) (1852). “Uncle Tom's Cabin”, p.124
  • [Reviewing a production of Uncle Tom's Cabin] The dogs were poorly supported by the cast.

    Dog   Art   Uncles  
  • 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.

    Uncles   War   Book  
  • Of course, in a novel, people's hearts break, and they die and that is the end of it; and in a story this is very convenient. But in real life we do not die when all that makes life bright dies to us.

    Real   Heart   People  
    Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Beecher STOWE (2016). “Collected Works (Complete and Illustrated Editions: Uncle Tom's Cabin, Queer Little Folks, The Chimney-Corner, ...)”, p.141, Harriet Beecher Stowe
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