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I was an organizer in the Food, Agricultural and Tobacco
by Al Lewis

I was an organizer in the Food, Agricultural and Tobacco
Workers Union down in North Carolina.
- Al Lewis

What motivated me? My mother.
My mother was an immigrant woman, a peasant woman,
struggled all her life, worked in the garment center.
- Al Lewis

I know who I am.
I don't have to brag.
I know what I contributed.
I know what I did.
You think you can do it better? Hey,
go right ahead.
The stage is yours.
- Al Lewis

I prefer that for my own satisfaction over radio,
there's no audience.
TV, there's no audience.
I need the response of the audience,
even if it's a silent response.
- Al Lewis

 

I've been in the struggle over seventy years -
it doesn't bother me I may not win.
- Al Lewis

I probably worked every single entertainment medium,
including some that don't exist.
I worked the circus, carnival, I had my own medicine show,
I worked 18 years of radio.
- Al Lewis

I'm more important to me than any body you can mention.
Do you know that?
- Al Lewis

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I think people need housing.
And there's empty buildings, I think people should live in there.
If you want to call them squatters, trespassers,
hey, I call Wall Street thieves!
- Al Lewis

As long as you gave it your best shot,
even if in the opinion of others "you failed,"
you didn't fail.
- Al Lewis

There's more to anybody.
Just because you haven't noticed it,
that's your problem,
that's not mine.
- Al Lewis

I went to all the Love-Ins.
I took my kids.
I enjoyed myself.
- Al Lewis

America gets the politicians they deserve.
That's it.
And you keep struggling.
- Al Lewis

Oscar Wilde said the rich and the poor are equal -
they can both sleep under the bridge.
Right? Do they have a right? You're damn right they have a right!
- Al Lewis

But find something that you absolutely love doing.
And then get to love the way you do it.
That's the uniqueness of all of us.
That's it.
- Al Lewis

The struggle goes on.
The victory is in the struggle, for me.
And I accepted that a long time ago.
- Al Lewis

Every Friday I used to have about fifty,
sixty kids who would wait for me on Sunset Boulevard
and I'd take them all to dinner.
All runaways.
- Al Lewis

I have an old brain but a terrific memory.
- Al Lewis

Understood what the struggle was about.
My mother.
Couldn't read or write, but she had more sense than
many a graduate from Harvard.
- Al Lewis

I'm for everyone having the opportunity to accept a $150,000 bribe.
- Al Lewis

My secret for success? I don't know what the hell success means.
- Al Lewis

The ruling class is smarter than you,
and they're more creative.
And if you forget that lesson, you go down the drain.
Because if they weren't, they wouldn't be around as
long as they have been and as strong as they have been.
- Al Lewis

The United States, per capita, at a certain period in its history,
had the most junkies of any country ever in the world -
right after the Civil War.
The most brutal war, the greatest amount of casualties that America's ever had.
- Al Lewis

Jesus was a community organizer, Pontius Pilate was a governor.
And perhaps they should understand the role of a community
organizer is to help people in distress.
- Donna Brazile

A first-rate organizer is never in a hurry.
He is never late.
He always keeps up his sleeve a margin for the unexpected.
- Arnold Bennett

The press should be not only a collective propagandist
and a collective agitator,
but also a collective organizer of the masses.
- Vladimir Lenin

In my college years, I worked as a union labor organizer.
I was just one of the many workers trying to do my
part to help the community.
- Jimmy Smits

I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer,
except that you have actual responsibilities.
- Sarah Palin

Eco sees the intellectual as an organizer of culture,
someone who can run a magazine or a museum.
An administrator, in fact.
I think this is a melancholy situation for an intellectual.
- Antonio Tabucchi

I always considered myself being an organizer.
I'm very good at teaching singers, I'm very good at staging a show,
to entertain people.
But I never included myself.
I never applied this to me as an artist.
- Ike Turner

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only think I like better than talking about Food is eating.
- John Walters

We can no more do without spirituality
than we can do without food, shelter, or clothing.
- Ernest Holmes

Confit is the ultimate comfort food,
and trendy or not,
it is dazzling stuff.
- Sally Schneider

I always knew that food and wine were vital,
with my mother being Italian and a good cook.
- Robert Mondavi

It's difficult to believe that people are still starving
in this country because food isn't available.
- Ronald Reagan

Why does man kill? He kills for food.
And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage.
- Woody Allen

Every major food company now has an organic division.
There's more capital going into organic agriculture than ever before.
- Michael Pollan

The most dangerous food is wedding cake.
- James Thurber

My philosophy from day one is that I can sleep better
at night if I can improve an individual's knowledge about food and wine,
and do it on a daily basis.
- Emeril Lagasse

Italy will always have the best food.
- Diane von Furstenberg

In Italy, they add work and life on to food and wine.
- Robin Leach

Food simply isn't important to me.
- Alice Paul

A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food;
therefore,
if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life
merely for the sake of his appetite.
- Leo Tolstoy

Health food may be good for the conscience but Oreos
taste a hell of a lot better.
- Robert Redford

In America, I would say New York and New Orleans are
the two most interesting food towns.
In New Orleans, they don't have a bad deli.
There's no mediocrity accepted.
- Mario Batali

Most vegetarians look so much like the food they eat
that they can be classified as cannibals.
- Finley Peter Dunne

The disparity between a restaurant's price and food
quality rises in direct proportion to the size of the pepper mill.
- Bryan Miller

The food that enters the mind must be watched as closely
as the food that enters the body.
- Pat Buchanan

I wouldn't hunt a person down for food.
But if he were already dead.
- Yasmine Bleeth

Sharing food with another human being is an intimate
act that should not be indulged in lightly.
- M. F. K. Fisher

If you really want to make a friend,
go to someone's house and eat with him...
the people who give you their food give you their heart.
- Cesar Chavez

If you're going to America, bring your own food.
- Fran Lebowitz

Maybe a person's time would be as well spent raising
food as raising money to buy food.
- Frank Howard Clark

Our minds are like our stomaches; they are whetted
by the change of their food,
and variety supplies both with fresh appetite.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

Never order food in excess of your body weight.
- Erma Bombeck

Food is your body's fuel.
Without fuel, your body wants to shut down.
- Ken Hill

I love all kinds of bread.
Whenever I crave junk food, I want salty things like peanuts or potato chips.
- Tyra Banks

You don't need a silver fork to eat good food.
- Paul Prudhomme

I always say centered food equals centered behavior.
- Marilu Henner

Know how to garnish food so that it is more appealing
to the eye and even more flavorful than before.
- Marilyn vos Savant

The less food, the more time to talk,
the more to talk about.
- Damon Wayans

Is Elizabeth Taylor fat? Her favorite food is seconds.
- Joan Rivers

I think Australian food is probably some of the best in the world.
- Karrie Webb

I could talk food all day.
I love good food.
- Tom Brady

My favorite time of day is to get up and eat leftovers from dinner,
especially spicy food.
- David Byrne

I will not eat oysters.
I want my food dead.
Not sick.
Not wounded.
Dead.
- Woody Allen

We receive this food in gratitude to all beings
Who have helped to bring it to our table,
And vow to respond in turn to those in need
With wisdom and compassion.
- Buddhist Blessing

My idea of fast food is a mallard.
- Ted Nugent

A house is not a home unless it
contains food and fire
for the mind as well as the body.
- Benjamin Franklin

More die in the United States of too much food than of too little.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Civilization as it is known today could not have evolved,
nor can it survive, without an adequate food supply.
- Norman Borlaug


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