” I love people, but I don’t do so well in a system. We’re poor, and we lead a very different kind of life. We depend on other people so much. “


” That’s the way we see life: your community is your survival. And if you live in a small community like this, even the people you hate you have as friends. “


” I love a big book, but it’s what most people like which makes commerce sing. “


” We don’t want the government to have anything we don’t have, because government isn’t ‘We The People’ anymore. “


” Whenever I write, I write what I find to be the way people are. I never use any symbolism at all, but if you write as true to life as you possibly can, people will see symbolism. They’ll all see different symbolism, but they’re apt to because you can see it in life. “


” What poor people go through, it’s amazing they don’t do more violent things! If they’d just give you a little dignity, it might help you stand it better. They suffer no heat, no electricity, while you’re working, but then you’ve got to face all the insults, too. “


” People say, ‘Well, why don’t they get another job, why don’t they pick themselves up by their bootstraps?’ Well, the people that say that probably have the kind of jobs where they don’t work that hard, so maybe they could have another job. “


” With upper- and middle-class lawns, there’s more hidden, whereas with working-class or poor lawns, there’s more out to see. It just sits right out there. Very honest. Like the people. “


” People who work in factories or in the woods or maybe a dairy farm – for years, I’ve been fascinated with people like that. No pretensions. They just live their lives. I found them beautiful. They were all I seemed to be interested in writing about. “


” My people are mostly underweight or overweight – however it is they turned out, like good bread. Bring back the hunched-over people… Bring back humanity. “



All 10 Carolyn Chute Quotes about People in picture


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I love a big book, but it
We don
Whenever I write, I write what I find to be the way people are. I never use any symbolism at all, but if you write as true to life as you possibly can, people will see symbolism. They
What poor people go through, it
People say,
With upper- and middle-class lawns, there
People who work in factories or in the woods or maybe a dairy farm - for years, I
My people are mostly underweight or overweight - however it is they turned out, like good bread. Bring back the hunched-over people... Bring back humanity.
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