Southern Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Southern Quotes

#1. Well, I'll tell you, one of things I'm proud of is for someone from Southern California, who didn't grow up around coal mines, I learned a lot that tragic day we lost twenty-nine miners at Upper Big Branch coal mine. - Author: Hilda Solis
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#2. When the taste changes with every bite and the last bite tastes as good as the first, that's Cajun. - Author: Paul Prudhomme
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#3. What do you mean fainted?
Took a dive, kissed the pavement. Swooned like a southern belle after her first kiss. Had a dreadful case of the vapors. - Author: Ilona Andrews
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#4. Los Angelesand all of southern california is destined to become the greatest metropolitan area the world has ever known. - Author: Otis Chandler
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#5. Just short of my 40th birthday, I told my wife, Beth, I was going to build us a little weekend place in ... well, in the uh, Southern Hemisphere. The deep Southern Hemisphere, actually. New Zealand, maybe. Or Argentina. Possibly Chile. She suggested medication. - Author: Patrick Symmes
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#6. Delaware River Power Squadron is dedicated to boating safety through education and civic activities in several locations in Philadelphia while also serving the boating public throughout southern Pennsylvania, the Delaware River, and the Chesapeake Bay. - Author: Robert Brady
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#7. I know this kind of girl," Grace was saying. "It's the worst kind of combination of abuse and privilege, and growing up in this, like, greenhorn southern-Californian Asian upper-middle-class ghetto, where everyone is so shallow and money-craven. - Author: Gary Shteyngart
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#8. Cadence, n.
I have never lived anywhere but New York or New England, but there are times when I'm talking to you and I hit a Southern vowel, or a word gets caught in a Suthern truncation, and I know it's because I'm swimming in your cadences, that you penetrate my very language. - Author: David Levithan
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#9. David Burnett was the son of Martha Foley, who edited the Best American Short Stories series. She hired me to work with David and her to read stories for the anthology. - Author: Terry Southern
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#10. I met The Beatles and Stones at the same time, because Michael Cooper was doing several of their album covers. - Author: Terry Southern
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#11. Hold it right there. The only agreement we ever had was that you intended to make me as miserable as possible, and I intended to courageously make the best of an intolerable situation like valiant Southern women have always done. - Author: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
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#12. Southern DADDY - Dandy At Doin' Diapers Y'all! - Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
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#13. Jeb [Bush] said when they [people influenced by ISIS] come across the southern border they come as an act of love. - Author: Donald Trump
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#14. My father's a Southern Baptist minister. I wasn't lighting cars on fire; I just wasn't. - Author: Aaron Paul
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#15. I didn't just come in on a load of turnips! - Author: Phillip C. McGraw
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#16. I am just the most boring person you will ever meet. I'm the good Southern daughter. I'm not outrageous. - Author: Toni Tennille
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#17. A national government using New Deal programs and the massive defense spending beginning with World War II and continuing through the Cold War was Johnson's vehicle for expanding the Southern economy and making it, as he hoped, one of the more prosperous regions of the country. - Author: Robert Dallek
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#18. The important thing in writing is the capacity to astonish. Not shock - shock is a worn-out word - but astonish. - Author: Terry Southern
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#19. Spain and southern Italy, in which Catholicism has most deeply implanted its roots, are even now, probably beyond all other countries in Europe, those in which inhumanity to animals is most wanton and unrebuked. - Author: William Edward Hartpole Lecky
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#20. 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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#21. In favor of southern womanhood as much as anybody, but not for preserving polite fiction at the expense of human life. - Author: Harper Lee
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#22. I even went so far as to become a Southern Baptist for a while, until I realized that they didn't hold 'em under long enough. - Author: Kinky Friedman
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#23. The people were simpler, more peaceable and friendly in their manners and dispositions; and assassinations, which give the southern provinces so ill a reputation, were almost unknown. - Author: Henry Walter Bates
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#24. Scarlett O'Hara wasn't pretty. - Author: Margaret Mitchell
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#25. I don't know how it is up North, of course, but down South there are times when Southern women feel a need for privacy. - Author: John Lee Mahin
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#26. Hawai'i is the only place in the fifty states where you can see the stars of the entire northern and southern hemispheres. Here, stars that can't be seen from the mainland are visible, along with stars that aren't visible from Australia. - Author: John Richard Stephens
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#27. I have a wonderful family: My parents are churchgoing, salt-of-the-earth Southern people. They gave me a lot of love and are so unaffected by fame. - Author: Faith Hill
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#28. Morning, ma'am. I'm looking for Tommy Mason. Is he around?" Polite and professional, that was Senior Agent Broussard.
"Lord, what's that no-good sonofabitch done now? Wait, you ain't a cop; you're a game warden. "What'd he do, run over a fish? - Author: Susannah Sandlin
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#29. Songs. Books. Poetry. Paintings. These things reveal truth. I believe lies and truth are tangled together. - Author: Brenda Sutton Rose
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#30. Southern gentility is evocative to me. - Author: Rosanne Cash
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#31. F.D.R. had to deal with Southern segregationists - and outright racists - who held power in Congress, so he had to yield to that power in order to get his New Deal legislation passed. - Author: Jeff Greenfield
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#32. She was sick and when she was sick she was sick as Southern women are sick. - Author: Ernest Hemingway,
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#33. Sookie: Hey, our hair's the same color.
Eric: Sure is, Girlfriend. - Author: Charlaine Harris
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#34. I can only tell where I feel most at home, which is in the erosional landscape of the red rock desert of southern Utah, where the Colorado River cuts through sandstone and the geologic history of the Earth is exposed: our home in Castle Valley. - Author: Terry Tempest Williams
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#35. I can't see this world unless I go/ outside my southern comfort zone. - Author: Brad Paisley
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#36. It's nine thirty as night, and it's still eighty-seven degrees outside. Besides, this is Southern California. When God makes it snow here, it's not a plan; it's a miracle. - Author: Debbie Viguie
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#37. Children all over the world do ridiculous, borderline dangerous things, and no one around them questions it, because it's ingrained in their culture. So it was with child acting in Southern California. - Author: Mara Wilson
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#38. What makes Harlem special is that at any given time, food seekers can not only find food deeply rooted in Southern, Latin and African traditions, but also can taste the newer Senegalese, Chinese, and Italian influences as well. - Author: Marcus Samuelsson
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#39. I'm a Southern guy, so Jeezy, T.I., and Outkast are always playing on my iPod. - Author: Calvin Johnson
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#40. But you can't have Nell like you can have other girls. She says she's Southern but she's not on the Grid. She's a different type altogether. Trust me on that one. - Author: Lily King
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#41. And I didn't neglect to point out to my Yankee buddies that most of the high shooters in our platoon were Southern boys. - Author: Eugene B. Sledge
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#42. The police had a practice of entrapping people. This was done all over the country, but we had a particularly vicious group here in Southern California because of the Hollywood situation. They knew they could get a lot of them. They were shaking down people for thousands in blackmail. - Author: Harry Hay
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#43. I used to say that whenever people heard my Southern accent, they always wanted to deduct 100 IQ points. - Author: Jeff Foxworthy
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#44. Anyone who survives a southern childhood has enough material to last a lifetime. - Author: Flannery O'Connor
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#45. We have terrorists coming into the country both through our Northern and Southern borders. - Author: Tom Tancredo
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#46. I look at you, Mrs. Emily. I see your eyes smile before your lips. Your hair has a curl that droops onto your forehead when the weather is humid . . .

I look at you too, Sabine. I see you. - Author: Phyllis H. Moore
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#47. My mom is very Southern and she in real life says things like, 'If you've got it, flaunt it.' - Author: Cheryl Hines
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#48. Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad. - Author: Daniel Suarez
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#49. In the sudden absence of husbands, fathers, brothers and beaus, white Southern women discovered a newfound freedom - one that simultaneously granted them more power in relationships and increased their likelihood of heartbreak. - Author: Karen Abbott
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#50. It felt like I had a thousand packs of Strawberry Pop Rocks simultaneously detonating in my chest, and I dilated at least eight centimeters! - Author: Piper Faust
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#51. Reality shows that, contrary to other countries in southern Africa, we have no basis for a classical guerilla struggle. We have never had a hinterland, and we do not expect to. - Author: Joe Slovo
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#52. Charles and I are from Augusta, Ga. - so we come from James Brown territory, soul music and Motown. And Charles has always had a lot of Southern rock in there as well. - Author: Dave Haywood
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#53. I don't do drugs. Because my grandmother raised me. I think like an old, black, Southern woman. If I'd have done coke, I'd probably be cooking pancakes. - Author: Paul Mooney
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#54. The great thing about not being American is that you don't assume you know what a Southern accent sounds like, so you have to be specific. - Author: Cate Blanchett
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#55. there is no higher achievement for a southern woman than the ability to eat barbecue and walk away stain free. - Author: Julie Murphy
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#56. Southern people are raised with a work ethic. My son is 5 years old and does chores. My mom was a dance teacher, and the training and discipline it takes to be a dancer I've carried with me in Hollywood. - Author: Jaime Pressly
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#57. I've enjoyed my time in the American League, the fans of Southern California and other friendships. - Author: Joe Torre
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#58. In the South we experienced, you know, some black kids who gave us a hard time because - cause 'you talk white.' We didn't talk white. We talked fairly proper. Plus, we had a Midwestern accent, so we didn't have a Southern accent, either. So it wasn't really talking white; it was talking different. - Author: Stuart Scott
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#59. I am a planter - a cotton planter. I am a Southern man and a slaveholder - a kind and a merciful one, I trust - and none the worse for being a slaveholder. - Author: John C. Calhoun
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#60. Daniel Boone, who not only wrestled bears but tried to date their sisters, described corners of the southern Appalachians as so wild and horrid that it is impossible to behold them without terror. - Author: Bill Bryson
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#61. If you love Southern men, raise your glass. If you don't raise your standards. - Author: Nick Wilgus
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#62. We are already experiencing the symptoms of climate change, especially with a hotter and drier climate in southern Australia - the rush to construct desalination plants is an expensive testament to that. - Author: Malcolm Turnbull
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#63. I grew up in Southern California so I was always at the beach and outdoors. I remember my dad laying around the pool baking; he was practically George Hamilton. - Author: C. J. Wilson
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#64. Country music is basically one-third a part of Southern blood, the other two being church and sweet tea. - Author: Eve Jagger
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#65. Our traditions have been waking up on Christmas morning and feasting on a southern breakfast. I'm from the South. We eat grits and biscuits and gravy and eggs with Ritz crackers and country ham, bacon, you name it. - Author: Leigh-Allyn Baker
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#66. Todd and Tim [Tobias] write the music, and I come up with the melodies and lyrics. I call it the Ohio Rock Factory. Tim and Todd run the northern plant in Cleveland, and I've got the southern plant down here in Dayton. No tours permitted. - Author: Robert Pollard
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#67. Whenever I'm asked why Southern writers particularly have a penchant for writing about freaks, I say it is because we are still able to recognize one. - Author: Flannery O'Connor
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#68. It's partly the Southernization of America, in that the Southern working-class version of redneck is becoming the national version, and it's good-natured, it has humor and, in some ways, it's a performance. - Author: Robert Charles Wilson
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#69. The virus is moving quite substantially into new locations. My attention is pretty much equally divided between Europe, the southern Balkans and Black Sea area, Africa and south Asia. - Author: David Nabarro
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#70. Just saw a woman with a t-shirt that said southern and sassy, it's all good. Well madame, I beg to differ, it is in fact, not 'all good'. - Author: Dov Davidoff
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#71. A chorus of tough southern belles whispered, You need a loyal husband around here. Loyal to you, loyal to your family, loyal to your land.
I added, Good in bed, smart, and romantic. Politically, socially, and religiously compatible. And he had to want children. - Author: Deborah Smith
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#72. I'm Southern, but I need to be out making my own money, and impacting the world outside of my house. - Author: Jessica Stroup
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#73. I went to boarding school Southern, religious, and straight, and I left boarding school not being at all religious and not being straight. - Author: Chris Hughes
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#74. There was a lot of Southern Baptist preachers and some yelling ones but mostly we had a pastor who didn't scream and I found a lot of comfort and joy and peace as a child hearing the Bible. - Author: Victoria Jackson
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#75. Rep. John Lewis, Georgia Democrat and a civil rights leader during the 1960s, was one of those calling on the president for a more robust federal response, such as President Dwight D. Eisenhower did against Jim Crow-defending Southern governors. - Author: Anonymous
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#76. I love that there's this tradition of being able to discuss the heaviest topics and the gnarliest stuff that goes down in people's lives in traditional Southern American music. - Author: Gillian Welch
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#77. My family is still very Southern Baptist, and they're religious. - Author: Missi Pyle
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#78. In that sense, film is superior, but the difficulty is your lack of control as a writer. - Author: Terry Southern
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#79. My, my, my ... " She sighed, affecting a Southern drawl she no doubt stole from Wesley. "I see temptation has come a knockin' and you have answered the door ... - Author: Tiffany Reisz
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#80. Miss Skeeter say maybe don't spec nothing at all, that most Southern peoples is "repressed." If they feel something, they might not say a word. Just hold they breath and wait for it to pass, like gas. - Author: Kathryn Stockett
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#81. To the best of my judgment, I have labored for, and not against, the Union. As I have not felt, so I have not expressed any harsh sentiment towards our Southern brethren. I have constantly declared, as I really believed, the only difference between them and us is the difference of circumstances. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#82. I would rather sleep in the southern corner of a little country churchyard than in the tomb of the Capulets. - Author: Edmund Burke
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#83. Whoever had said that the hand rocked the cradle ruled the world must have has a Southern,born bred mother. - Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
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#84. Unquestionably, New York enjoyed enormous strategic significance. As Adams had already apprised Washington, it was the nexus of the Northern and Southern colonies ... the key to the whole Continent, as it is a Passage to Canada, to the Great Lakes, and to all the Indian Nations. - Author: Joseph J. Ellis
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#85. You can't put nothing past these southern boys. They just sit around waiting for somebody to kill their brother so they can get started on some vengeance. It's like a dang vocation with them - Author: Alden Bell
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#86. Ceelie preferred cats and small dogs, although they tended to be eaten by alligators around here, as she recalled. Munchability wasn't a desirable trait in a pet. - Author: Susannah Sandlin
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#87. I live in southern Appalachia, so I'm surrounded by people who work very hard for barely a living wage. It's particularly painful that people are working the farms their parents and grandparents worked but aren't living nearly as well. - Author: Barbara Kingsolver
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#88. The people in the southern provinces have no interest whatsoever to see British forces leave because they're providing security, stability, structure, and relations have always been good ... really between the British forces and the local Iraqis in this area, - Author: Hoshyar Zebari
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#89. Potential enemies make the best friends and lovers. Many a blessed union begins in adversity. - Author: Randy Thornhorn
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#90. The Northern onslaught upon slavery was no more than a piece of specious humbug designed to conceal its desire for economic control of the Southern states. - Author: Charles Dickens
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#91. When I was signing up for the University of Southern California's music program, I flipped a coin to decide my major. If it came up heads, it would be flute - tails would be voice. - Author: Sondra Radvanovsky
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#92. Like solo sailors venturing into the Southern Ocean, climbers are seduced by risk. The desire to push to a summit or scale a rock face is so strong that they consciously or subconsciously minimize safety precautions drilled into their brains. - Author: Charles Duhigg
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#93. My book had a universal theme. It's not a "racial" novel. It portrays an aspect of civilization, not necessarily Southern civilization. - Author: Harper Lee
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#94. I've said many times that in a way I think it might have been Bo who saved me. I was trying to save him, but I came out the other side a better person for knowing him. - Author: Mercy Celeste
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#95. Whenever a group of people who are designed to primarily unite around one thing try to unite around something else, the result is devastating for all. - Author: Rob Tims
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#96. Lots of people have expressed consternation that I haven't gotten rid of Southern accent, but I just never saw any reason to lose the flavor that I grew up with. I enjoy saying some things with a Southern accent. - Author: Roy Blount Jr.
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#97. Probably half the cases of Civil War dead were not identified. And so there was no way to let loved ones know, and there were no regularized processes in either Northern or Southern Army for notifying next of kin. - Author: Drew Gilpin Faust
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#98. Southern California is a nice place, if you could cut out the show-business cancer. It just keeps spreading. - Author: P. J. O'Rourke
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#99. As with many Southern Writers, I believe that the special quality of the land itself indelibly shapes the people who dwell upon it. - Author: Willie Morris
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#100. In the state of Mississippi, Many Years Ago, a boy of 14 years got a taste of Southern law. - Author: Phil Ochs
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