Jim Hightower Quotes


24 Jim Hightower quotes:



"Little ol' boy in the Panhandle told me the other day you can still make a small fortune in agriculture. Problem is, you got to start with a large one."
"The only difference between a pigeon and the American farmer today is that a pigeon can still make a deposit on a John Deere."
"I think democracy is under attack in our country. I think it was under attack before September 11th, and now is under rather harsh attack."
"There's nothing in the middle of the road but yellow stripes and dead armadillos."
"Do something. If it doesn't work, do something else. No idea is too crazy."
"This is a matter of public health. The public was sick and tired of DeLay and his corruption."
"The middle of the road is for yellow lines and dead armadillos."
"But, as my mother used to tell me, two wrongs don't make a right. But I soon figured out that three left turns do."
"Democracy is not something that happens, you know, just at election time, and it's not something that happens just with one event. It's an ongoing building process. But it also ought to be a part of our culture, a part of our lives."
"Even the smallest dog can lift its leg on the tallest building."
"If you do not speak up when it matters, when would it matter that you speak? The opposite of courage is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow."
"If you don't speak out now when it matters, when would it matter for you to speak out?"
"It's hard for the donkeys to win the race if they're going to carry the elephants on their backs."
"It's hard to believe President George Bush gave a speech in New Orleans about disaster recovery and failed to mention the word 'farm' or the word 'rural.'"
"So now is the time, more than ever, for those who truly value all the principles of democracy, especially including dissent, to be the most forceful in speaking up, standing up and speaking out."
"The corporations don't have to lobby the government anymore. They are the government."
"The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow."
"There's enormous progressive activism and, more often than not, success at the grassroots level - everything from living wage campaigns to efforts to finance our elections are having terrific success."
"There's nothing in the middle of the road but a yellow stripe and dead armadillos."
"What's new is that the White House itself has now been corporatized. It's not politicians working for the corporate interests. They are the corporate interests. That's where Bush came from, and Cheney and Rumsfeld."



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