“…Seems like our life’s over an’ done.”

“No, it ain’t.”  Ma smiled.  “It ain’t, Pa.  An’ that’s one more thing a woman knows.  I noticed that. Man, he lives in jerks – baby born an’ a man dies, an’ that’s a jerk – gets a farm an’ loses his farm, an’ that’s a jerk.  Woman, it’s all one flow, like a stream, little eddies, little waterfalls, but the river, it goes right on.  Woman looks at it like that.  We ain’t gonna die out.  People is goin’ on – changin’ a little, maybe, but goin’ right on.”


The Grapes of Wrath