"If you would like to have your heart broken, just come out here. This is the dust-storm country. It is the saddest land I have ever seen."
~ Ernie Pyle, a roving reporter in Kansas, just north of the Oklahoma border, June, 1936.
"Let me tell you how it was -- I don't care who describes that to you, nobody can tell it any worse than what it was. No one exaggerates it. There was no way to for it to be exaggerated. It was that bad."
~ Don Wells, Dust Bowl survivor.
"When you're down, they'll push you down, fella. So you'd better watch out. They'll push you down and down and down."
~ Cal Crabill, Dust Bowl survivor
"It is good to remember that the laws of the universe recognize no favorites and cherish no hostility or small vindictiveness; that before sun and rain, stormy winds, or summer's kind beneficence, we all stand upon one common level."
~ Caroline Henderson, writer, Dust Bowl survivor