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"Tennessee Bob" Duncan's Favorite Southern Quotes

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My Favorite Southern Quotes
Accumulated, sifted, pondered, reconstituted and presented by "Tennessee Bob" Duncan as a public service to those of like mind, condition and inclination.

Southerners have a genius for psychological alchemy.. If something intolerable simply cannot be changed, driven away or shot they will not only tolerate it but take pride in it as well.
Florence King

Southerners can never resist a losing cause.
Margaret Mitchell

The Southerner always tended to believe with his blood rather than his intellect.
Marshall Frady

I don't think of myself as a Negro. I'm a Southerner. I just like the Southern way of life.
Julian Bond

I love everything about the South; I even love hate.
Brother Dave Gardner

O magnet-South! O glistening perfumed South! my South! O quick mettle, rich blood, impulse and love! Good and evil! O all dear to me!
Walt Whitman

I like the South because of the people. They are loyal. Once they love a team, they're fans forever.
Dominique Wilkins

Because I was born in the South, I'm a Southerner. If I had been born in the North, the West or the Central Plains, I would be just a human being.
Clyde Edgerton

Everyone from the South knows who Jefferson Davis was, and this is one thing that distinguishes the South from other parts of the country.
William F. Buckley

The only place in the world that nothing has to be explained to me is the South.
Woodrow Wilson

The South may not always be right, but by God it's never wrong!
Brother Dave Gardner

I suggest that the true Southland is that territory within which, when asked by an outsider whether he is a Southerner, the reply almost invariably is "Hell yes!" This "Hell yes" line has the advantage of eliminating the ambivalent wishy washy fringes, and leaving the unquestionably defiant, hard-core Southland.
Hamilton C. Horton, Jr.

Southerners make such good novelists; they have so many good stories because they have so much family.
Gore Vidal

I'm Southern and I know neurotic behavior.
Faye Dunaway

Southern barbeque is the closet thing we have in the U.S. to Europe's wines and cheeses; drive a hundred miles and the barbeque changes.
John Shelton Reed

My mother's people, the people who captured my imagination when I was growing up, were of the Deep South - emotional, changeable, touched with charisma and given to histrionic flourishes. They were courageous under
tension and unexpectedly tough beneath their wild eccentricities, for they had and unusually close working agreement with God. They also had an unusually high quota of bullshit.
Willie Morris

Anyone with a lick of sense knows that you can't make good barbeque and comply with the health code.
John Edgerton

The summer picnic gave the ladies a chance to show off their baking hands. On the barbeque pit, chickens and spareribs sputtered in their own fat and a sauce whose recipe was guarded in the family like a scandalous affair.
Maya Angelou

Next to fried food, the South has suffered most from oratory.
Walter Hines Page

When the taste changes with every bite and the last bite tastes as good as the first, that's Cajun.
Paul Prudhomme

True grits, more grits, fish, grits, and collards.
Life is good where grits are swallered.
Roy Blount, Jr.

Memphis Martini: Gin with a wad of cotton in it.
Fred Allen

What you need for breakfast, they say in East Tennessee, is a jug of good corn liquor, a thick steak and a hound dog. Then you feed the steak to the dog.
Charles Kuralt

The tragedy of the redneck is that he chose the wrong enemy.
Will D. Campbell

Yes, charisma is the middle name of scads of Southern cads.
Rosemary Daniel

Southern women see no contradiction in mixing strength with gentleness.
Sharon McKern

The friend asked why the Rebel Army had continued to fight when defeat was certain. They were simply afraid to go home and face their women.
Gordon Cotton

I've always said that next to Imperial China, the South is the best place in the world to be an old lady.
Florence King

The remark has been made that in the Civil War the North reaped the victory and the South the glory.
Richard Weaver

The young bloods of the South; sons of planters, lawyers about towns, good billiard players and sportsmen, men who never did any work and never will. War suits them.. They are splendid riders, first rate shots and utterly reckless. These men must all be killed or employed by us before we can hope for peace.
General W. T. Sherman

When the smoke and fire was over, the Negroes had nothing gained, the whites had nothing left, while the jackals have all the booty.
R.H. Cain

In the South the war is what A.D. is elsewhere; they date from it.
Mark Twain

As long as the Negroes are held down by deprivation and lack of opportunity, the other poor people will be held down alongside them.
Governor Big Jim Folsom

We went across the South on Super Tuesday without a single catcall or boo, without a single ugly sign. Not until we got to New York and the North did the litmus test of race and religion spout from the mouths of public officials.
Jesse Jackson

Every time I look at Atlanta I see what a quarter of a million Confederate soldiers died to prevent.
John Shelton Reed

I just got wonderful news from my real estate agent in Florida. They found land on my property.
Milton Berle

I didn't make Arkansas the butt of ridicule. God did.
H.L. Mencken

Storytelling and copulation are the two chief forms of amusement in the South. They are inexpensive and easy to procure.
Robert Penn Warren

I like the South because it is so much warmer on the sidelines than it is up North.
Coach Tom Landry

I know why we lost the Civil War. We must have had the same officials.
Coach Bum Phillips on losing the Senior Bowl

Young feller, you will never appreciate the potentialities of the English language until you have heard a Southern mule driver search the soul of a mule.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

The South is a region that history has happened to.
Richard Weaver

The past is not dead. It isn't even past.
William Faulkner
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