Thursday, December 3, 2009

SOUTHERN FRIED THURSDAY

Starting a new theme for Thursday (to go along with Useless Info Tuesday) - I will blog about anything Southern - quotes, food, stories, people, what I love best about being Southern and living in the South, etc.

Today I have some really neat quotes by Eudora Welty. She was a writer from Mississippi.

"Southerners love a good tale. They are born reciters, great memory retainers, diary keepers, letter exchangers, letter savers, history tracers and debaters, and - outstaying all the rest - great talkers."

"I am myself touched off by place. The place where I am and the place I know...are what set me to writing my stories. Southerners feel passionate about place. Not simply in the historical or philosophical connotation of the word, but in the sensory thing, the experienced world of sight and sound and smell, in its earth and water and sky and seasons."

"In a way, I think Southerners care about each other, about human beings, in a more accessible way than some other people."

"...at the end of the day...I'd have a drink, a bourbon and water - and then I could do anything I wanted to."

2 comments:

Rachel said...

you need to post that quote from Mikey (old widespread panic guitar player) on here.

Laura Leigh said...

I will on Thursday.