"My parents were working class folks. My dad was a bartender for most of his life, my mom was a maid and a cashier and a stock clerk at WalMart. We were not people of financial means in terms of significant financial means. I always told them, 'I didn't always have what I wanted. I always had what I needed.' My parents always provided that."
"Look, everything that you experience as a kid is the foundation of how you are today. I was brought up in a working class family in Leeds and when it comes to money both my parents worked hard and instilled the same attitude into me."
"I was the hero of the young insurgent working class art movement."
"My parents grew up working class, but in that way that working class families do, they spent a fortune on education to better me."
"The working class owes all honor and respect to the first men who planted the standard of labor solidarity on the hostile frontier of unorganized industry."
"My mother was a teacher, my father was a community organizer. I come from a working class background."
"I feel sympathy for the working class lad. I've always championed about ticket prices and try to equate that to people's salaries."
"The history of all countries shows that the working class exclusively by its own effort is able to develop only trade-union consciousness."
"Labor, under their current leadership, want to be the Downtown Abbey party when it comes to educational opportunity. They think working class children should stick to the station in life they were born into - they should be happy to be recognized for being good with their hands and not presume to get above themselves."
"In the 'Garnethill' trilogy, people always forget that Maureen O'Donnell's dad was a journalist and she did art history at uni and her brother did law, but no-one ever thinks they're middle-class - they're just working class because they speak with accents."