100+ Best Georgia Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Georgia is a southeastern U.S. state whose terrain spans coastal beaches, farmland and mountains. Capital city Atlanta is home of the Georgia Aquarium and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, dedicated to the African-American leader’s life and times. Profoundly inspirational Georgia quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

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A historic, in-depth study of what it means to risk one’s life to be an artist. It is also a depiction of sexual confusions, ironic outrage and rage, and the shedding of society’s armor to create a female knight in pursuit of a vision. Georgia O’Keeffe is the one woman who was there first in the world of art. — Sandra Hochman

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. — Travis Tritt

Being a Georgia author is a rather specious dignity, on the same order as, for the pig, being a Talmadge ham. — Flannery O’Connor

Unprecedented amnesty in history of Georgia took place — Vano Merabishvili

To-day Massachusetts; and the whole of the American republic, from the border of Maine to the Pacific slopes, and from the Lakes to the Gulf, stand upon the immutable and everlasting principles of equal and exact justice. The days of unrequited labor are numbered with the past. Fugitive slave laws are only remembered as relics of that barbarism which John Wesley pronounced the sum of all villainies, and whose knowledge of its blighting effects was matured by his travels in Georgia and the Carolinas. — Horace Mann

I have things in my head that are not like what anyone has taught me – shapes and ideas so near to me – so natural to my way of being and thinking that it hasn’t occurred to me to put them down. — Georgia O’Keeffe

My version of ‘Georgia’ became the state song of Georgia. That was a big thing for me, man. It really touched me. Here is a state that used to lynch people like me suddenly declaring my version of a song as its state song. That is touching. — Ray Charles

Be cocky. Walk into the Georgia Dome like you own it. — Mary Lou Retton

For the entire state of Georgia, having the premiere of Gone With the Wind on home ground was like winning the Battle of Atlanta 75 years late. — Anne Edwards

Growing up in Georgia, my dad was a farmer and we worked in agriculture, so we were always looking up at the sky, checking if rain was in the forecast. That always set the tone for the mood in my household, whether we had rain coming in or not – we knew the crops would be good and it was going to be a good week around the Bryan household. — Luke Bryan

I’m a peanut farmer at heart, still grow peanuts on my farm in Georgia. — Jimmy Carter

The absolute worst I have ever been treated, the worst things that have been done to me, the worst things that have been said about me, are by northern liberal elites, not by the people of Savannah, Georgia. — Clarence Thomas

One thing that was inspiring to me in my research about [Georgia] O’Keeffe was to learn that in addition to her success she had very hard times, and times when she was frustrated and uninspired. — Liza Campbell

This journey started about 42 years ago in a little town of Brunswick, Georgia. — Wade Boggs

I believe that with the help of foreign countries – and under that condition only, because they have no other source of financing – the new government may temporarily extricate Georgia from the current situation. — Eduard Shevardnadze

I am perhaps being a bit facetious but if some of my good Baptist brethren in Georgia had done a little preaching from the pulpitagainst the K.K.K. in the ’20s, I would have a little more genuine American respect for their Christianity! — Franklin D. Roosevelt

I was raised all over. Kansas, Hawaii, Georgia, Texas and Kentucky, by the time I was 11. — Jeri Ryan

In Georgia it’s a little different because of the East Cobb program. It’s such a strong program that we see a lot of kids that come through here on a lot of different teams from across the country that come here to play in tournaments. — Roy Clarke

A man in Georgia was arrested for burglary after he left his Facebook account open on the victim’s computer. But this is nice: He’s only been in jail a few hours, and his status already says In a Relationship! — Jimmy Fallon

Georgia is not just a European country, but one of the most ancient European countries. — Mikhail Saakashvili

I want to qualify for the Tour Championship. Being a Georgia Tech grad, playing at East Lake would feel like home. — Matt Kuchar

We must create the Georgia that our ancestors dreamed of, the Georgia that we dream of. — Mikhail Saakashvili

I intend to make Georgia howl. — William Tecumseh Sherman

Ukraine will be reforming its energy sector because we want to integrate into Europe, … We have conducted all the talks and reached an agreement with Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Poland and Georgia. — Viktor Yushchenko

It seems not to matter that we are at the brink of a war that may spread beyond Afghanistan and Iraq to Iran and Georgia and then where? To Syria? To North Korea? To China? That we in America are in economic doldrums and are seeing small businesses fold and houses reclaimed by banks and a smouldering panic that is palpable everywhere. — Richard Schiff

In Georgia where children work day and night in the cotton mills they have just passed a bill to protect song birds. What about the little children from whom all song is gone? — Mother Jones

Georgia was a great place to live, but I wanted to get out because I knew the opportunities for what I was doing – stand-up comedy and eventually acting – were in Los Angeles. — Chris Tucker

I will always remember my delight when Mrs. Georgia Gilmore – an unlettered woman of unusual intelligence – told how an operator demanded that she get off the bus after paying her fare and board it again by the back door, and then drove away before she could get there. She turned to Judge Carter and said: When they count the money, they do not know Negro money from white money. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

For the first time in 15 years, Georgia this winter has its electric power guaranteed without deficit. This is a historic achievement. — Mikhail Saakashvili

Working on a film, you don’t get time to develop rivalries, but the theatre is like a little village, and the differences between me, Lionel and Georgia grew. — Ron Moody

You might be a redneck if you have started a petition to change the National Anthem to Georgia on My Mind. — Jeff Foxworthy

I believe Georgia should aspire to nothing less than greatness And I believe greatness is within our grasp. — Sonny Perdue

I read letters and journal entries by [Georgia] O’Keeffe (which were infinitely more useful than any critical analysis of her work). — Liza Campbell

I’m gonna say it one more time. We are Georgia Southern. Our colors are blue and white. We call ourselves the Bald Eagles. We call our offense the Georgia Power Companyand that’s a terrific name for an offense. Our snap count is ‘rate, hike.’ We practice on the banks of Beautiful Eagle Creek and that’s in Statesboro, Georgia-the gnat capital of America. Our weekends begin on Thursday. The co-eds outnumber the men 3 to 2. They’re all good looking and they’re all rich. And folks, you just can’t beat that and you just can’t beat Georgia Southern. And you ain’t seen nothin yet! — Erk Russell

As long as what is is-and Georgia is Georgia-I will take Harlem for mine. At least, if trouble comes, I will have my own window to shoot from. — Langston Hughes

There is no tradition more worth of envy, no institution worthy of such loyalty, as the University of Georgia. — Larry Munson

I used to be very self-conscious. I used to wish I was pretty. My cousin Georgia always taught me that if you smile, people will like you. Sometimes people will say something you don’t like, and you get angry a bit, but you just smile. You let it go by, even if you really would like to choke ’em. By smiling, I think I’ve made more friends than if I was the other way. — Ella Fitzgerald

To the north of Armenia lies Zorzania Georgia, near the confines of which there is a fountain of oil which discharges so great a quantity as to furnish loading for many camels. The use made of it is not for the purpose of food, but as an unguent for the cure of cutaneous distempers in men and cattle, as well as other complaints, and it is also good for burning. In the surrounding country no other oil is used in their lamps, and people come from distant parts to procure it. — Marco Polo

Once upon a time a Georgian printed a couple of books that attracted notice, but immediately it turned out that he was little more than an amanuensis for the local blacks–that his works were really the products, not of white Georgia, but of black Georgia. Writing afterward as a white man, he swiftly subsided into the fifth rank. — Joel Chandler Harris

We are looking at live pictures at this moment of a protest that is happening in Atlanta, Georgia, I believe, that has been assembled by the NAACP in protest, of course, of the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. — Chris Hayes

I am tired of the cult of youth. The cultural rejection of old age, the stigmatization of wrinkles, grey hair, of bodies furrowed by the years. I am fascinated by Diana Vreeland, Georgia O’Keeffe and Louise Bourgeois, women who have let time embrace them without ever cheating. Society today condemns this, me, I celebrate it. — Tom Ford

So here we are today with a new conversation. When University of Georgia plays Georgia Tech, it’s uniform color versus skin color. We have – we’ve overcome that level of racial fear. — Jesse Jackson

No score in the other game betwen top club and bottom club, Switzerland and Georgia. — Rob Hawthorne

I was a Georgia state legislator for a great many years — Julian Bond

I don’t need to be married to Georgia O’Keeffe or Lillian Hellman, but I like being with a woman I can look up to. — Alec Baldwin

So today I say, the outlook in Georgia has never been brighter. — Roy Barnes

I look back on my life, comin’ out of Macon, Georgia – I never thought I’d be a superstar, a living legend. I never heard of no rock and roll in my life. — Little Richard

As a Christian, a trained engineer and scientist, and a professor at Emory University, I am embarrassed by Superintendent Kathy Cox’s attempt to censor and distort the education of Georgia’s students…. There is no need to teach that stars can fall out of the sky and land on a flat Earth in order to defend our religious faith. — Jimmy Carter

A person like myself, born and raised in the inner city of Atlanta, Georgia, to lower-middle-class parents. But I had the opportunity to get an education, to go and earn a commission in the United States Army, to serve for 22 years, to lead men and women in combat. — Allen West

There is no chance of a revolution in Georgia. — Vano Merabishvili

I definitely admire Blair Walsh the most. He’s actually a pretty close friend of mine. Just how he went through his senior year at Georgia, I kind of went through the same struggles. He’s been able to coach me through everything and help me. Everyone is there for a reason, and they’re all great. On and off the field, there’s a reason they’re there. — Kyle Brindza

The principal House sponsor (of the Defense of Marriage Act), Bob Barr of Georgia has been married three times–which raises the question of why the act doesn’t contain a three-strikes-and-you’re-out provision. — Frank Rich

Coming from a small town it was tough to dream big. When I grew up in a small town in Georgia, my biggest dream was one day to be able to go to Atlanta. — Herschel Walker

Georgia does not need Russia as an enemy. — Mikhail Saakashvili

The Greens have never been on the ballot in Georgia because of restrictive ballot access laws. — Cynthia McKinney

We were taking the black young men who had been crippled by our society and sending them eight thousand miles away to guarantee liberties in Southeast Asia which they had not found in southwest Georgia and East Harlem. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

I saw all that [white trash] growing up in Alabama and Georgia. I had a group of country cousins and we’d go visit them when I was a kid. They lived on a red dirt Georgia back road, in a shack, with twelve kids. Farmers. No electricity, they had a well on their back porch, but they had nothing, yet they were the happiest, freest people I’d ever met. I loved to visit them. Great sense of humor, and they kept up with all the latest music, country, rockabilly, that stuff. Great food they grew in the fields and canned. Happy people. — Steve Young

Living in a small Italian hilltown, and having lived in a small town in south Georgia, I understand that you can recognize a family gene pool by the lift of an eyebrow, or the length of a neck, or a way of walking. — Frances Mayes

I know my grandfather drank occasionally socially, what we call taking a sip. And my father never touched the bottle. He condemned my grandfather for doing that, and his punishment to his father was when my grandfather came to visit him from Georgia, he would not allow my grandfather to preach in his church.Even though my classmates very often drank alcohol in my presence and they would try and get me to join in, I felt, no, I didn’t need that. — David C. Driskell

Macon has such a rich musical history – and the state of Georgia, as well. — Jason Aldean

Smokey and The Bandit was just a lark. All we did was run up and down those Georgia roads wrecking cars and having the time of our life. — Jerry Reed

It is in Virginia and Georgia that the war now rages and where it will continue for at these points – Richmond and Atlanta – the enemy’s main strength is concentrated. — Knute Nelson

First and foremost – our vision for a united and peaceful Georgia is based on respect for the desire – and respect for the right – to South Ossetian autonomy. — Mikhail Saakashvili

In Russia there is great interethnic hatred, class hatred – I mean hatred for wealthy people – that is stirred up by official propaganda. That is why there can be no ‘velvet’ solution, as there was, for example, in Georgia or Ukraine. — Boris Nemtsov

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for. — Georgia O’Keeffe

I understood that my family was rich in love but would probably never own the land my father, John, dreamed of owning. My mother, Willie Ella Mays Clarke, was a washerwoman for poor white folks in the area of Columbus, Georgia where the writer Carson McCullers once lived. — John Henrik Clarke

I’ve always had this American-pie face that would get work in commercials… I’d say things like, ‘Hi, Marge, how’s your laundry?’ and ‘Hi, I’m a real nice Georgia peach.’ Sometimes this work is one step above being a cocktail waitress. — Teri Garr

Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven’t time, and to see takes time – like to have a friend takes time. — Georgia O’Keeffe

Judges were not the biggest issue for most voters in Georgia in 2002. — Paul Weyrich

We’ve got a name for sushi in Georgia… bait — Blake Clark

It is time we Georgians did not depend only on others, it is time we asked what Georgia will do for the world. — Mikhail Saakashvili

I feel there is something unexplored about woman that only a woman can explore. — Georgia O’Keeffe

I have a lot of friends that are ex-Miss Alabamas and ex-Miss Georgias. — Fannie Flagg

I was never the mascot of the Georgia football team. — Wayne Knight

Baseball is a tongue-tied kid from Georgia growing up to be an announcer and praising the Lord for showing him the way to Cooperstown. This is a game for America. Still a game for America, this baseball! — Ernie Harwell

I did make several trips to the very wonderful [Georgia] O’Keeffe museum. Besides the art (my favorite paintings are from her Pelvis series) my favorite thing about the museum is the architecture. I love how enormously tall the doors are – it is like going into a church. There is also something home-like about the layout of the museum. I wish I could live there! — Liza Campbell

I lived in Alabama and Georgia, and the people in the south are wonderful. It’s God, faith, family, country. — Sean Hannity

I was born and grew up in Fitzgerald, way down in south Georgia. It was a mill town and my family ran the cotton mill. My grandfather was mayor many times and my family felt deeply rooted to that spot. — Frances Mayes

I was a few miles south of Louisville when I planned my journey. I spread out my map under a tree and made up my mind to go through Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia to Florida, thence to Cuba, thence to some part of South America; but it will be only a hasty walk. I am thankful, however, for so much. — John Muir

Now, the entire world community recognizes Georgia. We are members of the United Nations and the Council of Europe. Everything is being prepared so that we will soon enter the European Union. — Eduard Shevardnadze

Investors feel very comfortable working in Georgia — Mikhail Saakashvili

Marijuana is like Coors beer. If you could buy the damn stuff at a Georgia filling station, youd decide you wouldnt want it. — Billy Carter

So, we went from being an Athens band to being a Georgia band to being a Southern band to being an American band from the East Coast to being an American band and now we’re kind of an international phenomenon. — Michael Stipe

I decided to start anew, to strip away what I had been taught. — Georgia O’Keeffe

Guy Rivers, a conventional piece as regards the love affair which makes a part of the plot, is a tale of deadly strife between the laws of Georgia and a fiendish bandit. — Carl Clinton Van Doren

Robert Whitmore died of apoplexy when a stranger from Georgia mistook him for a former Macon waiter. — Frank Marshall Davis

Now I am as big of an [Georgia] O’Keeffe admirer as Ivy [Wilkes] is, but that came through writing the book. — Liza Campbell

King thought he understood the white Southerner, having been born and reared in Georgia and trained a theologian. — Constance Baker Motley

Judged by every standard which history has applied to Governments, the Soviet Government of Russia is one of the worst tyrannies that has ever existed in the world. It accords no political rights. It rules by terror. It punishes political opinions. It suppresses free speech. It tolerates no newspapers but its own. It persecutes Christianity with a zeal and a cunning never equalled since the times of the Roman Emperors. It is engaged at this moment in trampling down the peoples of Georgia and executing their leaders by hundreds. — Winston Churchill

a quiet worker but a very productive one and a great one for the state of Georgia. — Roy Barnes

Georgia Tech beat us and Mississippi Southern tied us last year, and Texas beat us after we had the game won. We only played about five games the way we were capable of playing and lost one of those. — Bear Bryant

I don’t know. I always sort of liked playing [Georgia] that second game because you could always count on them having two or three key players suspended. — Steve Spurrier

This is now a global war on terror and, indeed, it is important, it is imperative that we win in the battles in Afghanistan and that we win in the battles in Iraq. And as the gentleman from Georgia has mentioned, this is not something that is going to be quick and easy. — Marsha Blackburn

Georgia is in an enviable position today, but we cant rest on our laurels. — Roy Barnes

I always wore cowboy boots and drove a truck, and talked like this. So everywhere I would go in comedy people would say, Foxworthy, you ain’t nothing but a redneck from Georgia! It kind of became a formula joke. — Jeff Foxworthy

Cutting to the chase, I don’t see Sting in WWE any time soon and especially not in the ring vs. the Undertaker in the Georgia Dome. I do think that Sting would be well served to explore potential marketing opportunities with WWE especially considering that all his ‘greatest hits’ which were in WCW are now owned by WWE. — Jim Ross

The thing that helped me get into the film business was that I went to school in Athens, Georgia and managed to get on, um, working on music videos for a band called R.E.M. and that kind of opened up a lot of doors for me. — Alton Brown

I am committed to making Georgia a model for open and honest government — Roy Barnes

I don’t know if Nashville will ever be ousted as the Music City. But I also think that here, over the last few years, Georgia has definitely kind of risen to the top as far as the crop of young artists coming out of this area that are kind of making waves, you know? — Jason Aldean

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

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