Carpenter

Famous quotes containing the word carpenter:

    “But there’s always been rich and poor, and that’s all there is to it. And us two won’t change it, either.”
    The carpenter calmly puffs away: “Only the ones that likes it ought to be poor. Let the others have a try at it first. I ain’t got no liking for it. A fellow gets tired of it after a while.”
    Alfred Döblin (1878–1957)

    It is said that a carpenter building a summer hotel here ... declared that one very clear day he picked out a ship coming into Portland Harbor and could distinctly see that its cargo was West Indian rum. A county historian avers that it was probably an optical delusion, the result of looking so often through a glass in common use in those days.
    —For the State of New Hampshire, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    This carpenter hadde wedded newe a wif
    Which that he loved more than his lif.
    Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?–1400)