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The South is like a foreign country to me!
I was always the Southern gentleman.
Yes, sir. I'm a real Southern boy. I got a red neck, white socks, and Blue Ribbon beer.
The human heart is a lonely hunter-but the search for us southerners is more anguished ...
A southerner would fry a salad if he could figure out how.
I'm Southern, but I need to be out making my own money, and impacting the world outside of my house.
Southern gentility is evocative to me.
I am who I am, a Southie.
Well, I'm from the South originally. I grew up in South Carolina definitely learning about manners and being proper and having to go to cotillions.
A man from Iowa or Illinois will say 'I'm from the Middle West'..a Georgian or a Mississipian may admit to being merely a Southerner ... but no Texan, given the opportunity, ever said otherwise than 'I'm from Texas'.
We southerners worship our ancestors.
I think we Southerners have talked a fair amount of malarkey about the mystique of being Southern.
Besides, Southerners are hospitable. They'll probably offer me lemonade."
Excuse me? You're going to sit on a porch and drink lemonade while I plow a swamp with a goat's horn?"
Yes, ma'am. And I aim to wear my seamless shirt while you do it.
I kind of forget what it's like to be a dude who grew up in the south sometimes. I want to refresh my memory and remember why I love it [there] so much.
I prefer to live in the South but on my own terms. It takes some doing to insert oneself in such a way as not to succumb to the ghosts of the Old South or the happy hustlers of the new Sunbelt South.
The average Southerner has the speech patterns of someone slipping in and out of consciousness. I can change my shoes and socks faster than most people in Mississippi can speak a sentence.
Southerners ask intimate questions in the way monkeys groom each other for lice, not to pry but to make you feel cared for.
I don't necessarily think of it as Southern comedy. I just think I'm a comedian and I have a Southern accent.
Many Americans would die naked in the middle of the road before they'd tell you what's hurt them most. But a born Southerner will show you the cell in their heart that burns the hardest. They'll hold it out to you in their bare right hand.
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?
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.
I like the South because of the people. They are loyal. Once they love a team, they're fans forever.
The South is a strange place, one that can't be fit inside a movie, a place that dares you to simplify it, like a prime number, like a Bible story, like my father.
The Southerners are the only cooks in the United States. The real difference between the South and the North is that one enjoys itself getting dyspepsia and the other does not.
Who do you think's better looking people in the north or people in the south?
The South is a region that history has happened to.
I grew up mostly in the South, and there's definitely something about the South that's different from the North. When people ask me where I'm from, I say Louisiana. I spent more years there than anywhere else.
Because I lived in construction towns, we had a lot of workers who came from the South. They were all white, and, sorry to say, a number of them were pretty redneck.
I had been to the South many times and I thought I knew what the South was, but not until you live with people and live through their lives do you know what it's really about.
My family is really, really Southern - I had two uncle Bubbas, and grandparents that we called Big Mama and Big Daddy.
In the North the first words are, Help me; in the South, Love me.
I love the South, don't get me wrong; but it does lag behind the times in social developments.
I tell ya, southern people, they always think you are hard-of-hearing. Every timr you leave they say to you, You come back, you hear? And southern people, they think you are horny too. You get directions, they say, Just up the road apiece.
The southerner talks music.
Tell about the South. What's it like there. What do they do there. Why do they live there. Why do they live at all.
A little bit South you've got Macon, Georgia - home of the Allman Brothers, the Marshall Tucker Band and Capricorn Records. And off to west you've got Delta blues. Sprinkle Southern gospel over the top of that, and you're talking about where I came from. I loved all of that music.
My uncle is a Southern planter. He's an undertaker in Alabama.
I like southern girls. They talk so slow that by the time they say no, I made it already.
I'm a Southern girl, and I like to put a good face on everything.
I can't see this world unless I go/ outside my southern comfort zone.
There's America, there's the South, and then there's Mississippi.
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.
In the South, you don't say exactly what's going on or what's on your mind.
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.
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?
O tell her, Swallow, thou that knowest each,
That bright and fierce and fickle is the South,
And dark and true and tender is the North.
Bless her southern hospitality-filled heart.
I'm a Kansan by residence, a Missourian by employment, a Louisianan by birth, Southern by the grace of God, and a Tybee Islander at heart.
The nice thing about Southerners is the way we enjoy our neuroses.
I'm a country boy. I'm from Georgia.
I'm Southern. If it isn't fried, griddled, or grilled, it's grilled, griddled, or fried. We might get up to some boilin', but only if it's crawfish, lobster, or shrimp, and I don't have none of that." I
Well - I was brought up as a Southern Baptist.
Southerners love a good tale. They are born reciters, great memory retainers, diary keepers, letter exchangers ... great talkers.
There's something about Southern women that is so unique yet so universal. Strong southern women are allowed to be soft and feminine and have a sense of humor. But what I love about Southern women in particular is their universality.
Southerners make good novelists: they have so many stories because they have so much family.
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.
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.
South Central is just who I am.
I'm from the South, where if you walk down the street and there's somebody behind you talking with a Southern accent, you can't tell whether it's a black or a white person.
The Southern heart is too impulsive; Southern hospitality is too lavish with the stranger.
- The Spirit of Tennessee Journalism
A Southern accent is not a club in my bag.
You have to realize that, when it comes to the South, we carry around a lot of baggage. The South lost the war, and I spent years denying my culture.
I don't have that kind of Southern experience, of the fire-and-brimstone preacher type of thing. Certainly not in my comedy. I come more from the guilt-ridden, neurotic type of [ - ] I have more in common with the Jewish brand of comedy.
I'm from the Midwest.
I was born in a hurricane in Pensacola, Florida ... my dad was in the military, so we moved all over the place. But I consider myself a southerner from Louisiana. I've lived in Texas for most of my adult life.
The Southerner is usually tolerant of those weaknesses that proceed from innocence.
It's always funny to me when people meet me. They really think I'm from the East coast off top. When they get to talkin' to me, they go "Oh no, she's sooooo Southern"
I started out in New York, and New York has a way of countering a Southern accent, naturally; when I moved to Los Angeles for a job, and I just stayed, the dialect out here doesn't really counter, and my Southern started coming back.
Southerners have never been afraid of seasoning. It's kind of the other way around; our seasoning is afraid of us.
I believe the average Southerner would rather be found singing "Yankee Doodle" floating on ice in the Arctic Ocean while eating whale blubber with a fingernail file than taking his rolls or biscuits or bread or cornbread other than hot. Hot
My Southern heritage is a big part of who I am. I grew up around people who seemed like characters but are actual, real people. My grandmother made sure I had manners and all that stuff.
I think anything sounds good with a Southern accent.
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.
For me, I love the flavors of Southern food, and people usually think of Southern food as heavy and fattening, but it doesn't have to be.
Magic of Southern expressions? Similes and metaphorical allusions. They are the yellow highlighter of conversation.
Country music is basically one-third a part of Southern blood, the other two being church and sweet tea.
The beautiful, passionate, ruined South, the land of magnolias and music, of roses and romance ... living on the memory of crushing defeats
At my core, I'm a Midwesterner.
My family is Southern. I'm used to Bill Clintons.
In the South they don't mind how close I get, so long as I don't get too big. In the North they don't mind how big I get, so long as I don't get too close.
The south is very focused on family ... the musical heritage of Muscle Shoals especially and the bands from the region.
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'.
Like many people who live in the South, I'm drawn to the history of the Civil War.
In the South, we tell stories. We tell stories if you're in a sales position, if you're in a retail position, you lure your customer by telling a story. You just do.
I'm a Midwesterner.
...Southern women are impossible to live with because they will never find a man who treats them like their daddy did.
If you don't hurt anybody or try to steal anything, you'll be fine in the South.
I grew up partially around Stone Mountain, Georgia, and in that part of the country, there was always this aura of mythology and palpable sense of otherness about being a Southerner.
I am proud of being a Southerner. I wasn't about to let Southerners on my show be stupid or aw-shuckses who just sit on the front porch and spit in the yard. I wasn't about to do that, and I made that very clear from the start. I was kind of the gate-keeper on that stuff.
The Southern whites are in many respects a great people. Looked at from a certain point of view, they are picturesque. If one will put oneself in a romantic frame of mind, one can admire their notions of chivalry and bravery and justice.
I like the South because it is so much warmer on the sidelines than it is up North.
I'm from the gulf coast of Louisiana.
I think we typically, as Northerners, stereotype what the South is in so many negative ways. We kind of forget all the beautiful things that they contribute to make this country a country.
There are a number of things that set Southern artists apart from anyone else. Their obsession with place and their obsession with family.
I love everything about the South; I even love hate.
Any Southerner is spoiled when it comes to food.
No one knows how to hold a grudge like a proper Southerner.
So I'm not a Southern writer in the commonly held sense of the term, like Faulkner or Eudora Welty, who took the South for their entire literary environment and subject matter.
Driving through much of the southern part of the U.S. reminds me of where I grew up in Canada. The trees, homes, sense of community ... I love the South.
I'm a Southerner. We dream of having the family and the kids, and the parents want grandkids, that's all they care about, give me some grandbabies.