quote by Bill Bryson

There are only three things that can kill a farmer: lightning, rolling over in a tractor, and old age.

— Bill Bryson

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Programs that pay farmers not to farm often devastate rural areas.

The reductions hurt everyone from fertilizer companies to tractor salesmen.


I said I would do all the films about the commercials, and the films about ball-bearings and Ford tractors and so on, if once a year they gave me money for a free film.

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Lincolnshire is the Idaho of England.

You were either going to drive a tractor for the rest of your life or head for the city to work in a factory.

Let the Black man go - stop lying to us that you love us.

And if you really love us, let us go and give us some of this territory that we can call our own; and give us the billions of dollars that we can get started with land and with tractors and the things that will make us an independent nation.

I don’t know of a better argument in favor of farming with horses than trying to start an old tractor in the winter time.


Maybe I should just go home and ride my tractor.

One of the first sights that shocked me, when I came to Israel in 1921, was an Arab turning over a field with a very primitive plow; pulling the plow were an ox and a woman. Now, if it means that we have destroyed this romantic picture by bringing in tractors, combines, and threshing machines, this is true: we have.

It's good way to relax when I come home from the road.

When you're out there on the tractor there's nobody to bother you.

I drove a tractor almost as soon as I could reach the pedals.

I bought an ant farm. I don't know where I am going to get a tractor that small!


It's us fun being a horse when the tractor comes along, or the blacksmith when the car comes along.

I take my vacation on the combine and tractor.

The only difference between men and women is that women are able to create new little human beings in their bodies while simultaneously writing books, driving tractors, working in offices, planting crops - in general, doing everything men do.

The basic thing a man should know is how to change a tyre and how to drive a tractor. Whatever that bearded dude is doing on the Dos Equis beer commercials sets the bar. That's your guy. Every man should be aiming to be like him. The beard is just the tip of the iceberg.

My name is Alexei Yuri Gagarin Siege of Stalingrad Glorious Five Year Plan Sputnik Tractor Moscow Dynamo Back Four Balowski. Me Dad was a bit of a Communist, know what I mean?


It's like if every single male artist dressed up as farmers.

In every video they were on a farm. Whether it was Jason Derulo or Oasis, they're always on a tractor, they're always surrounded by sheep and always in boots. And all the songs are about enjoying farming, and this is all you've had for 10 years - you'd think you were going mad.

Happiness is the twinkle in your grandmother's eye as you reverse the tractor off her legs.

I'd rather do manual labor than sit behind a desk.

And as my grandparents got older, I'd fly out there and help out around the farm. We'd tear barns down; we'd build barns. I'd rather be outside rolling hay or driving the tractors.

I did as much as I could: raising chickens, pushing an ice-cream cart, bagging walnuts, driving a tractor on a beet farm, working on the railroad. I think this eclectic career helped me a lot in life.

I haven't seen a tractor working all day.

The country has gone sane and got back to horses. Farmers all look worse, but they feel better.


I welcome opposing viewpoints, but I should warn you that you'll be facing off against the 2nd-place finisher at the 1981 Charleston County High-School Debate Tournament. And whatever became of that county champ who argued in favor of tractor safety modifications? Last time I checked, she didn't have her own show.

Why does a three-year-old, and it's usually boys, want to drive the tractor or have machinery and be in control of it? I don't know. Why wouldn't you ask to boil a kettle or something? Maybe you would, I dunno.

I remember driving the tractor on our farm, and Tim McGraw would be on the radio. I'd find myself walking out of class, singing his songs. And then Tim ended up playing my father in 'Friday Night Lights.' It was surreal.

You can tell this by the program the federal government had to train 2,400 tractor drivers. They would have trained Negro and white together, but this man, Congressman Jamie Whitten, voted against it and everything that was decent. So, we've got to have somebody in Washington who is concerned about the people of Mississippi.

He (David Beckham) does have a huge one, though.

He does. You can see it in the advert. It is all his. It is like a tractor exhaust pipe!


I used to own an ant farm but had to give it up. I couldn't find tractors small enough to fit it.

I spend hours mowing the lawn in absolutely straight lines on my tractor.

If it's not right, I do it again.

His herding instinct is so strong that he confuses tractors on a baseball field for sheep. He was hospitalized twice. Once by a line drive and once for attacking a tractor tread.

James Davison took me out to show me where Karl is living right now and where hes going to build. Karl wasnt at home. He was out there somewhere in the woods riding on some Caterpillar or some kind of tractor. But I figured wed at least knock on the door to see if he was there. His wife answered the door. So we got to meet Kay before Karl.

When will they make a tractor that can furnish the manure for farm fields and produce a baby tractor every spring?


I didn't get much peace, but I heard in Norway that Russia might well become a huge market for tractors soon.

Technically speaking, you drive like a rabid chicken who has hijacked a tractor.

That's where I live, a junkyard in a neighborhood of junkyards.

We have three tractors from the 1940s and '50s, several old pickup trucks, and a pile of scrap metal.

You might be a redneck if on your first date you had to ask your Dad to borrow the keys to the tractor.