"I suggest that the true Southland is that territory within which, when asked by an outsider whether he is a Southerner, the reply almost invariable is "Hell Yes!" This 'Hell Yes' line has the advantage of eliminating the ambivalent wishy-washy fringes, and leaving the unquestionable defiant, hard-core Southland.
~ Hamilton C. Horton, Jr.
"I would have been alright if I'd never left the South."
~ "Martha the Mouth" Mitchell, wife of Nixon campaign manager/attorney General John Mitchell
"Horizons without a red clay motif are somebody else's horizons."
~ Lewis Grizzard
"...the green kudzu vine covered the sides of the mountains...and the air was heavy and moist with the smell of gardenias and barbecue."
~ Fannie Flagg, "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe"
"There is a profound conviction that the South is another land, sharply differentiated from the rest of the American nation."
~ W.J. Cash, "The Mind of the South"