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)

    I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear,
    Those of mechanics, each one singing his as it should be blithe and
    strong,
    The carpenter singing his as he measures his plank or beam,
    The mason singing his as he makes ready for work, or leaves off
    work,
    Walt Whitman (1819–1892)

    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)