Top 33 Picket Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Picket Quotes from famous people such as Tim Ryan, Megan Phelps-Roper, Camryn Manheim, Dolores Huerta, Gail Bradbrook, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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I think once you meet me, you realize I’m not necessarily some soft yoga guy. I’ve been on the picket line. I’ve been in the union halls. I’ll drink a Miller Lite with you.
Tim Ryan
I had grown up seeing people in school where I felt like I needed to keep them at arm’s length, or on the picket line, where there was a tonne of hostility and no time to build rapport with people.
Megan Phelps-Roper
As happy as we were in our backyard jumping on trampolines, it was the same general feeling, often euphoria, on the picket line, because we felt like the way our lives were falling on to us contorted with the people of God and the scriptures. It all felt very normal.
Megan Phelps-Roper
One of my earliest memories is of my father carrying me in one arm with a picket sign in the other.
Camryn Manheim
We had violence directed at us by the growers themselves, trying to run us down by cars, pointing rifles at us, spraying the people when they were on the picket line with sulfur.
Dolores Huerta
My dad was a miner at South Kirkby colliery. He went on strike but he didn’t go to the picket line, he just put his feet up and got in my mum’s way.
Gail Bradbrook
I wanted to live in the suburbs and have a white picket fence and my own bedroom. And a staircase – I thought having a staircase meant that you were a normal family. I thought somehow if you could transplant us to the suburbs, we would become a normal family. But in retrospect, I’m so grateful I grew up in the Chelsea.
Gaby Hoffmann
Because of the dynamics on the picket line all my life, I had these expectations of people. It was all the things that I had learned about outsiders from the time I was tiny, that they were evil, that if they were being nice to me they were trying to seduce me away from the truth.
Megan Phelps-Roper
I’m very traditional. I want to have kids. I want to be – not a stay-at-home mom, but to be able to take care of my kids and have a family and cook. A white picket fence and a dog.
Karrueche Tran
Without ‘Twin Peaks,’ there would have been no ‘Northern Exposure,’ ‘Picket Fences,’ ‘X-Files’ or ‘Alias.’ It started the movement of ‘off-center’ television.
Michael Horse
I grew up with the white picket fence. My dad went to work nine to five, and he had a station wagon.
Matt Dillon
As a left-wing campaigner for 35 years, I’ve been arrested on picket lines, led anti-imperialist demonstrations and spoken at anti-deportation protests outside police stations. I’ve made speeches at street rallies, in prisons and universities and at pubs.
Claire Fox
Really, each era has its own false nostalgia. We all put a picket fence up around something. For my generation it was the ’50s, and for other generations it will be something else. Change is scary for everyone, as is complexity, contradiction, and an uncertain future.
Gary Ross
Everyone saw me on TV or read articles, and it was all about my great marriage, the white picket fence, all this success and my perfect life. But behind the scenes, it was a struggle.
Lindsey Vonn
In a complex and troubling world, who wouldn’t want to simplify? Everybody does. Everybody wants to simplify and put up a picket fence.
Gary Ross
My mother birthed three children and she adopted myself and another African-American son. My adoptive parents were Finnish. I grew up in a white picket neighborhood.
Michael Franti
I had the blessing of opportunity. You need the folks in the boardroom who have consciences and the people in the streets who can picket at the right time.
Julian Castro
The suburbs have this veneer of happiness, you know? This veneer of the ideal life. From afar, it’s all together – white picket fence, nice house – but you peel away one little layer, and it all comes crumbling down.
Jason Jones
Whenever people would speculate about the death of my grandfather it was always this very retributive thing. That they were going to picket his funeral after all the things that he had done to so many other people. That vindictiveness is obviously completely understandable. It would make perfect sense.
Megan Phelps-Roper
There have been times when I’ve felt inappropriately emotional. I remember making ‘The Most Hated Family in America’ about the Westboro Baptist Church, and being on the way to a funeral of a U.S. soldier with the Phelps family; they were going to picket the funeral.
Louis Theroux
You want to shut up every Negro who has the courage to stand up and fight for the rights of his people, for the rights of workers, and I have been on many a picket line for the steelworkers too.
Paul Robeson
By neglecting education, the 1974 Labour government failed as surely as on the picket lines of Grunwick.
Andrew Adonis, Baron Adonis
I don’t know a lot of show runners. I mean I met a lot of them in picket lines. I’m not part of a, like, secret society or pickup basketball game. As far as I’m concerned, pick-up basketball games are secret societies. They confuse me. I’ve never been a networker or I’ve never been very social.
Joss Whedon
I never expected anyone to take care of me, but in my wildest dreams and juvenile yearnings, I wanted the house with the picket fence from June Allyson movies. I knew that was yearning like one yearns to fly.
Maya Angelou
The does not pay its writers. Tina Brown’s does pay its writers. You have to be paid because this is not a hobby. You have to keep that standard. You can’t ask grandpa to loan you money because you have to go to Afghanistan. I walked the picket line for that to continue.
Pete Hamill
Like you see in the fairy tales, that’s how it planned out in my head. Kids, little white picket fence, the American dream.
Marquise Goodwin
When I was little, I didn’t have dreams to be an actress or a star; I wanted to be a mom, have a house and a picket fence.
Sherilyn Fenn
I’ve played hundreds of protests. I’ve marched on dozens of picket lines. I’ve strummed my guitar at innumerable demonstrations.
Tom Morello
Jeremy Corbyn’s election was the most hopeful thing since the Labour Party began. He’s the first Labour leader who’s ever stood on the picket line along with workers.
Ken Loach
By August 2008, we had left Voikovskaya and moved into a wooden dacha in the artists’ colony of Sokol in north-west Moscow. The house was a haven amid the madness of the city: lily of the valley grew near our front gate, Virginia creeper decked the green picket fence.
Luke Harding
I remember at the age of five travelling on a trolley car with my mother past a group of women on a picket line at a textile plant, seeing them being viciously beaten by security people. So that kind of thing stayed with me.
Noam Chomsky
I was trying my damnedest to lead a conventional life,

I was trying my damnedest to lead a conventional life, for that was how I was brought up, and it was what my husband wanted of me. But one can’t build little white picket fences to keep nightmares out.
Anne Sexton
My dreams were always small and puny. All I ever needed was a little house with a little picket fence by the sea. Little did I know that I would live in Malacanang Palace for 20 years and visit all the major palaces of mankind. And then also meet ordinary citizens and the leaders of superpowers.
Imelda Marcos