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'Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry' Quotes

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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is an award-winning novel by Mildred Taylor. Set in Depression-era Mississippi, centering around the Logan family and their land. Here are a few quotes from the novel.

Quotes

  • "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."
    -Mildred Taylor, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Ch. 1

  • "That's what you are."
    -Mildred Taylor, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Ch. 1

  • "I would wait until the evening to talk to her; there was no rush now. She understood."
    -Mildred Taylor, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Ch. 1

  • "Papa always meant what he said--and he swung a mean switch."
    -Mildred Taylor, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Ch. 2

  • "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."
    -Mildred Taylor, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Ch. 3

  • "it's them again. They's ridin' tonight."
    -Mildred Taylor, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Ch. 3

  • "Friends gotta trust each other, Stacey, 'cause ain't nothin' like a true friend."
    -Mildred Taylor, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Ch. 4

  • "The Wallaces did that, children. They poured kerosene over Mr. Berry and his nephews and lit them afire."
    -Mildred Taylor, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Ch. 4, pg. 98
  • "Well, you just get your little black self back over there and wait some more."
    -Mildred Taylor, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Ch. 5

  • "No day in all my life had ever been as cruel as this one."
    -Mildred Taylor, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Ch. 5

  • "Big Ma didn't want you hurt. That was the only thing on her mind."
    -Mildred Taylor, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Ch. 6

  • "Seems to me if Stacey's not smart enough to hold onto a good coat, he don't deserve it."
    -Mildred Taylor, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Ch. 7

  • "These are things they need to hear, baby. It's their history."
    -Mildred Taylor, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Ch. 7

  • "We ain't never gonna lose this land."
    -Mildred Taylor, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Ch. 7

  • "We Logans don't have much to do with white folks. You know why? 'Cause white folks mean trouble."
    -Mildred Taylor, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Ch. 7

  • "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."
    -Mildred Taylor, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Ch. 7

  • "not wanting to believe that Lillian Jean didn't even realize it had been all just a game."
    -Mildred Taylor, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Ch. 8

  • "I expect you'd best just forget about teaching altogether."
    -Mildred Taylor, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Ch. 8

  • "Got me better friends than y'all! They give me things and treat me like I'm a man..."
    -Mildred Taylor, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Ch. 8

  • "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."
    -Mildred Taylor, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Ch. 10

  • "I'm really in trouble."
    -Mildred Taylor, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Ch. 11

  • "We want that thieving, murdering nigger of y'all's."
    -Mildred Taylor, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Ch. 11

  • "Y'all decide to hold court out here tonight?"
    -Mildred Taylor, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Ch. 11

  • "This thing's been coming a long time."
    -Mildred Taylor, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Ch. 12

  • "There's smoke coming from my forest yonder!"
    -Mildred Taylor, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Ch. 12

  • "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."
    -Mildred Taylor, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Ch. 12

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