We do not rejoice in victories. We rejoice when a new kind of cotton is grown and when strawberries bloom in Israel.— Golda Meir
Uplifting Cotton quotations
I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South.
From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations....I have built my own factory on my own ground.
I am, somehow, less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein’s brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops.
I wish they'd had electric guitars in cotton fields back in the good old days.
A whole lot of things would've been straightened out.
Thank God I have the seeing eye, that is to say, as I lie in bed I can walk step by step on the fells and rough land seeing every stone and flower and patch of bog and cotton pass where my old legs will never take me again.
A pair of brilliantly cut cotton trousers can be more beautiful than a gorgeous silk gown.
The weak fear happiness itself. They can harm themselves on cotton wool. Sometimes they are wounded even by happiness
The one-time cotton picker was now the heavyweight champion of the world.
I'll hire blacks as long as they can do the cotton-pickin' job.
Clarinet n. An instrument of torture operated by a person with cotton in his ears. There are two instruments worse than a clarinet – two clarinets.
My childhood home backed onto wheat and cotton fields.
Okra is the closest thing to nylon I've ever eaten.
It's like they bred cotton with a green bean. Okra, tastes like snot. The more you cook it, the more it turns into string.
I eat only white foods: eggs, sugar, grated bones, the fat of dead animals;
veal, salt, coconut, chicken cooked in white water; fruit mold, rice, turnips; camphorated sausage, dough, cheese (white), cotton salad, and certain fish (skinless).
The white men of the South had better make up their minds that the blacks will remain in the South just as long as corn will tassel and cotton will bloom into whiteness.
But tomorrow, dawn will come the way I picture her, barefoot and disheveled, standing outside my window in one of the fragile cotton dresses of the poor. She will look in at me with her thin arms extended, offering a handful of birdsong and a small cup of light.
I'm into cotton underwear. I don”t need cheetah print leather to make me feel sexy.
In church I was told that if I so much as smoked a cigarette or tasted alcohol, I’d be damned in hell for all eternity... it didn’t take long for me to start thinking that sounded all wrong... I didn’t cotton to the idea that your religion should be flaunted to other people. Your religion is for you, and is best kept close to your heart.
Mao is a sometime Yin sometime Yang strange man, he has a soft-as-cotton outer layer, but at the same time has sharp needles hiding inside... I do not think he could achieve anything, at the end he will be crushed inside my palm.
I think that people had this idea that I sat at home and sucked on lollipops and ate cotton candy while I watched cartoons - wearing a tiara.
Sport is not about being wrapped up in cotton wool.
Sport as about adapting to the unexpected and being able to modify plans at the last minute. Sport, like all life, is about taking risks.
You should spend your money on some nice lingerie.
Big wool cotton pants, that just doesn't work. You have to feel sexy.
Every day before supper and before we went to services on Sundays.
My grandmother would read the Bible to me, and my grandfather would pray. We even had devotions before going to pick cotton in the fields. Prayer and the Bible, became a part of my everyday thoughts and beliefs. I learned to put my trust in God and to seek Him as my strength.
Not a breath of air stirred over the free and open prairie;
the clouds were like light piles of cotton; and where the blue sky was visible, it wore a hazy and languid aspect.
There was nothing natural about laissez-faire;
free markets could never have come into being merely by allowing things to take their course. Just as cotton manufactures were created by the help of protective tariffs, export bounties, and indirect wage subsidies, laissez-faire was enforced by the state.
I feel like cotton candy: sugar and air.
Squeeze me and I’d turn into a small sickly damp wad of weeping pinky-red.
Again and again, the cicada's untiring cry pierced the sultry summer air like a needle at work on thick cotton cloth.
I am a cynical optimist. Big opening weekends are like cotton candy. The films you will remember over time are the films that stick in the consciousness of the audience in a good way.
I never thought my cotton gin would change history.
I was a typical farm boy. I liked the farm. I enjoyed the things that you do on a farm, go down to the drainage ditch and fish, and look at the crawfish and pick a little cotton.
GMOs are found in nearly 80% of processed food in the United States.
Currently, up to 92% of U.S. corn is consumed what are you eating GMO with zoe lister-jonesgenetically engineered, as are 94% of soybeans and 94% of cotton. In short, they are everywhere.
The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter woods.
A much larger value is consumed in lettuces than in pineapples,throughout Europe at large; and the superb shawls of Cachemere are, in France, a very poor object in trade, in comparison with the plain cotton goods of Rouen.
So I went out and bought Hard Again by Muddy Waters.
That was a big learning curve. I listened to that album again and again and again. James Cotton was the harmonica player on that album.
But if they ever saw a sunrise on a mountain morning/Watched those cotton candy clouds roll by/They'd know why I live beneath these Western Skies.
The image of a person completely covered in cotton candy made me laugh the most.
I'm not sure why. To me, being tarred and feathered in sugar is just good comedy.