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#1. No one would stand for it [being the fool in the media] in a minute if you took any other group -Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanics, women - but somehow it's okay to do that with hillbillies. - Author: John Shelton Reed
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#2. Say you'll love me every waking moment. - Author: Charles Hart
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#3. You gotta stand up and walk, Gem," he said quietly, turning his back on them. "You have to walk out of here. Not just for them, but for yourself. Come on. You have to walk out of here on your own two feet."
So I did. - Author: Alexandra Bracken
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#4. Any Southern nationalist movement, especially one that wraps itself in the Confederate flag, is going to be viewed with suspicion, given the historical record. - Author: John Shelton Reed
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#5. How cool would it be if differences were celebrated? And the more different you were, the better? - Author: Susane Colasanti
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#6. From a drop of water," said the writer, "a logical man could understand oceans and waterfalls without having ever seen or heard of them. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#7. If you care to define the South as a poor, rural region with lousy race relations, that South survives only in geographical shreds and patches and most Southerners don't live there any more. - Author: John Shelton Reed
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#8. Why can I write 'South' with some assurance that you'll know I mean Richmond and don't mean Phoenix? What is it that the South's boundaries enclose? - Author: John Shelton Reed
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#9. Every Southerner, I think, knows people like Bill Clinton, maybe not quite as smart and maybe not quite as liberal, but kind of a glad-handing, country-club yuppie Southerner. The problem is we don't have labels for middle-class Southerners. - Author: John Shelton Reed
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#10. It is easier to achieve a desired result in short pieces. - Author: Gustav Mahler
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#11. Southerners are also like ethnic groups in that they have a sense of group identity. - Author: John Shelton Reed
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#12. Country music historically has been sort of middle-aged people's music. - Author: John Shelton Reed
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#13. God, be exalted above the heavens; let Your glory be above the whole earth. Psalm 57:5 - Author: Beth Moore
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#14. Maybe we've been brainwashed by 130 years of Yankee history, but Southern identity now has more to do with food, accents, manners, music than the Confederate past. It's something that's open to both races, a variety of ethnic groups and people who move here. - Author: John Shelton Reed
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#15. Honesty may not be the best policy, but it is worth trying once in a while. - Author: Richard M. Nixon
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#16. It is curious that this man who, even in my childhood, made such an impression upon me, who had such a crucial influence on the whole bent of my mind, and who perhaps has even cast his shadow over the whole of my future, still remains, even now, a complete enigma to me in many respects. - Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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#17. I don't think massification and globalization and all those other 'izations' are necessarily hostile to regionalism. - Author: John Shelton Reed
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#18. Every time I look at Atlanta I see what a quarter of a million Confederate soldiers died to prevent. - Author: John Shelton Reed
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#19. I do believe states' rights was a sound doctrine that got hijacked by some unsavory customers for a while - like, 150 years or so. I'm professionally obliged to believe that knowledge is better than ignorance, but some kinds of forgetting are OK with me. - Author: John Shelton Reed
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#20. I don't want to do just a liberal show. - Author: Joy Behar
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#21. Hope is the faith of miracles. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#22. It is high time that the Arab world's professed desire for peace is matched by responsible action, and not more of the same equivocation. - Author: Edgar Bronfman, Sr.
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#23. I liked working on 'The Grudge 2.' It was really fun, and I got to meet a lot of cool people. I think the film is a fine example of horror, and I felt excited that I could act in something like that. - Author: Shaun Sipos
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#24. We could say that people who eat grits, listen to country music, follow stock-car racing, support corporal punishment in the schools, hunt 'possum, go to Baptist churches and prefer bourbon to Scotch are likely to be Southerners. - Author: John Shelton Reed
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#25. Southerners smile more than other Americans. - Author: John Shelton Reed
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#26. You ask people what their ethnicity is, and a lot of Scots-Irish people either don't know or if they know it they just don't acknowledge it. It's not something they really identify with. They're just plain old Americans, plain vanilla. I don't think they are a self-conscious voting bloc. - Author: John Shelton Reed
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#27. Southern barbecue is the closest thing we have in the U.S. to Europe's wines or cheeses; drive a hundred miles and the barbecue changes. - Author: John Shelton Reed
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#28. Dixie has just fallen to pieces. There are little patches of Dixie. But even in the heart of Dixie - in Alabama - Dixie is slipping. They've stopped using the word in commercial listings. - Author: John Shelton Reed
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#29. The nature of the South is changing faster than the stereotypes are. Much of the South now looks like San Jose. Is it still southern? - Author: John Shelton Reed
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#30. The South is like my favorite pair of blue jeans. It's shrunk some, faded a bit, got a few holes in it. it just might split at the seams. It doesn't look much like it used to, but it's more comfortable, and there's probably a lot of wear left in it. - Author: John Shelton Reed
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#31. We are called to live our baptism every day, as new creatures, clothed in Christ. - Author: Pope Francis
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#32. But I still do believe that there are useful things to say about Elvis Presley, including what his own ordinariness as a poor Southerner says about 20th-century hero-making. - Author: John Shelton Reed
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#33. I think there's a suspicion in the South of people putting on airs. You see it in most successful Southern politicians, but you also see it in someone like Richard Petty, who may be a multimillionaire stock car driver, but he's also beloved because he has a nice self-deprecatory way about him. - Author: John Shelton Reed
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#34. Barbecue is the third rail of North Carolina politics. - Author: John Shelton Reed
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#35. As long as there are Japanese tourists, there will be a market for the Old South. - Author: John Shelton Reed
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#36. I've occasionally wished I had Caller ID. Even telemarketers, I hate to hang up on them. I try to explain I'm not interested, but they have all these canned responses so I end up having to hang up on them anyway. - Author: John Shelton Reed
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#37. The South: What is this place? What's different about it? Is it different anymore? Good questions. Old ones, too. People have been asking them for decades. Some of us even make our living by asking them, but we still don't agree about the answers. - Author: John Shelton Reed
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