Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Quotes

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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Quotes

Quote 1: "Look out there, Cassie girl. All that belongs to you. You ain't never had to live on nobody's place but your own and long as I live and the family survives, you'll never have to." Chapter 1, pg. 7

Quote 2: "That's what you are." Chapter 1, pg. 26

Quote 3: "I would wait until the evening to talk to her; there was no rush now. She understood." Chapter 1, pg. 31

Quote 4: "Papa always meant what he said--and he swung a mean switch." Chapter 2, pg. 41

Quote 5: , "All y'all gonna be walkin' for at least two weeks by the time we get this thing hauled outa here and up to Strawberry to get fixed." Chapter 3, pg. 55

Quote 6: "It''s them again. They's ridin' tonight." Chapter 3, pg. 60

Quote 7: "Friends gotta trust each other, Stacey, 'cause ain't nothin' like a true friend." Chapter 4, pg. 77

Quote 8: "The Wallaces did that, children. They poured kerosene over Mr. Berry and his nephews and lit them afire." Chapter 4, pg. 98

Quote 9: "was something that wavered between the known and the unknown and to mention it outright...was not wise." Chapter 4, pg. 99

Quote 10: "Well, you just get your little black self back over there and wait some more." Chapter 5, pg. 111

Quote 11: "No day in all my life had ever been as cruel as this one." Chapter 5, pg. 116

Quote 12: "Big Ma didn't want you hurt. That was the only thing on her mind." Chapter 6, pg. 126

Quote 13: "There might be another way, Hammer...Wait for David. Talk to him." Chapter 6, pg. 138

Quote 14: "Seems to me if Stacey's not smart enough to hold onto a good coat, he don't deserve it." Chapter 7, pg. 142

Quote 15: "These are things they need to hear, baby. It's their history." Chapter 7, pg. 148

Quote 16: "We ain't never gonna lose this land." Chapter 7, pg. 152

Quote 17: "We Logans don't have much to do with white folks. You know why? 'Cause white folks mean trouble." Chapter 7, pg. 158

Quote 18: "I'm a Southerner, born and bred, but that doesn't mean I approve of all that goes on here, and there are a lot of other white people who feel the same." Chapter 7, pg. 161

Quote 19: "not wanting to believe that Lillian Jean didn't even realize it had been all just a game." Chapter 8, pg. 181

Quote 20: "I expect you'd best just forget about teaching altogether...then thataway you'll have plenty of time to write your own book." Chapter 8, pg. 184

Quote 21: "Got me better friends than y'all! They give me things and treat me like I'm a man and...and they white too..." Chapter 8, pg. 194

Quote 22: "He's got a need to show us where we stand in the scheme of things. He's got a powerful need to do that." Chapter 10, pg. 233

Quote 23: "I-I'm in trouble...I'm really in trouble." Chapter 11, pg. 244

Quote 24: "We want that thieving, murdering nigger of y'all's." Chapter 11, pg. 251

Quote 25: "Y'all decide to hold court out here tonight?" Chapter 11, pg. 254

Quote 26: "This thing's been coming a long time...and T.J. just happened to be the one foolish enough to trigger it." Chapter 12, pg. 259

Quote 27: "There's smoke coming from my forest yonder!" Chapter 12, pg. 271

Quote 28: "Folks thinking...that lightning struck that fence of yours and started that's better, I think, that you stay clear of this whole thing now..."Chapter 12, pg. 273

Quote 29: "What happened to T.J. in the night I did not understand, but I knew that it would not pass. And I cried for those thing which had happened in the night and would not pass." Chapter 12, pg. 276

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