Peasant Quotes by Eli Broad, Howard K. Smith, Henry IV, Gertrude Stein, Al Lewis, Alton Brown and many others.
My wife was the first art collector in the family, and I didn’t become interested until around 1973. The first important artwork we bought was a Van Gogh drawing of two peasant houses in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.
For an Italian peasant a telegram from anywhere is a wondrous thing; and a cable from the terrestrial paradise of America is not lightly to be disregarded.
I want there to be no peasant in my kingdom so poor that he cannot have a chicken in his pot every Sunday.
The earth is the earth as a peasant sees it, the world is the world as a duchess sees it, and anyway a duchess would be nothing if the earth was not there as the peasant sees it.
What motivated me? My mother. My mother was an immigrant woman, a peasant woman, struggled all her life, worked in the garment center.
You know most of the food that Americans hold so dear – things like hamburgers and hot dogs – were road food, but even before they were road food, they were peasant food.
I cook a little bit. I make a Hungarian dish called chicken paprikash that’s out of this world. I’ll give a heads-up to all of your readers that it doesn’t have to be between Thai and Mexican every night. Toss some Hungarian in every once in a while. You will not be sorry. Good, solid peasant food.
Scratch a Russian, and you’ll find a peasant.
They’re thinking of turning the peasant into an educated man. Why, first of all they should make him a good and prosperous farmer and then he’ll learn all that is necessary for him to know.
I am for poetry that is admired by peasant and aristocrat alike.
He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.
Most people, throughout history, haven’t learned one language to the exclusion of another. You learn to speak differently to a peasant and to a shoemaker. You speak differently to your mother, who comes from Burgundy, and to your father, who comes from Swabia.
The poor peasant here hives under conditions quite different from those of Russia. Though often terrible, they are not as appalling as they were there.
Every marriage tends to consist of an aristocrat and a peasant. Of a teacher and a learner.
I am an African-American woman of dark skin tone, and there are very specific roles that are usually given to African-American women of a darker hue. Let’s start with ‘Once on This Island’: peasant girl. Let’s go to ‘The Color Purple’: young girl, beaten. Let’s go to ‘Ragtime’: Her baby’s taken.
I am a peasant from the Auvergne. I want to keep my farm, and I want to keep France. Nothing else matters now.
I like Sicilian food. It’s real peasant food.
I don’t ever want to be like a peasant. I want to always be all right. But motivation is fans – not your kids, your mum, none of that. All of that matters, but number one is your fans.
I do not have voice for Russian music; I cannot be cute little peasant like in operas of Glinka or Rimsky-Korsakov. I am now never in Russia; I am Austrian citizen. But definitely I am Latin!
We must always remember that the Chinese revolution was not a peasant’s revolution, but one of the extreme Right.
If ever there was a slamming of the door in the face of constructive investigation, it is the word miracle. To a medieval peasant, a radio would have seemed like a miracle.
The peasant must always be helped technically, economically, morally and culturally. The guerrilla fighter will be a sort of guiding angel who has fallen into the zone, helping the poor always and bothering the rich as little as possible in the first phases of the war.
We want to overthrow the imperial power not because it is Manchurian but because we want republicanism… We republican revolutionaries can never have the notion of becoming emperors after the revolution, like all the peasant rebels did in the past.
They eat the dainty food of famous chefs with the same pleasure with which they devour gross peasant dishes, mostly composed of garlic and tomatoes, or fisherman’s octopus and shrimps, fried in heavily scented olive oil on a little deserted beach.
Border collies predate the British Kennel Club. They’ve been bred consistently for 100 years. They’re the last working dogs in the world, with some minor exceptions. Bench shows, dog shows have ruined the other breeds, like the hunting dogs. Border collies are peasant dogs, and that’s protected them.
Remember the valiant Iraqi peasant and how he shot down an American Apache with an old weapon.
I like army boots, I like peasant skirts – sometimes together! So I do know that I have odd taste.
That a peasant may become king does not render the kingdom democratic.
A peasant becomes fond of his pig and is glad to salt away its pork. What is significant, and is so difficult for the urban stranger to understand, is that the two statements are connected by an and not by a but.
To me, the most critical thing in agriculture is investing in the peasant agriculture, transforming peasant agriculture.
The knish is a classic example of peasant food evolving into comfort food and even sophisticated fare.
I mean, my people were very, very simple. They were peasant people, you know?