34+ Best Southern Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational southern quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

Famous Southern Quotes

I can’t see this world unless I go outside my southern comfort zone. – Brad Paisley

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

The South­­where roots, place, family, and tradition are the essence of identity. – Unknown

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

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

In the North, he discoverd, courtesy was considered a barometer of genuine esteem; for any decently brought up Southerner, good manners were simply habitual. – Mary Doria Russell

From the mountains of Virginia to the Texas Plains there is a Southern way of life and it begins with hospitality and a proper emphasis on good cooking. – Winifred G. Cheney

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

Southern women like their men religious and a little mad. – Michael Shaara

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

Southerners know you can’t be considered a serious Southern cook if you don’t know how to make peach cobbler. – Trisha Yearwood

Nobody but a Southerner knows the wrenching rinsing sadness of the cities of the North. – Walker Percy

Southerners smile more than other Americans. – John Shelton Reed

When life hands you lemons… squeeze them into some sweet iced tea and thank God you were born a southern girl! – Unknown

In the South, perhaps more than any other region, we go back to our home in dreams and memories, hoping it remains what it was on a lazy, still summer’s day twenty years ago. – Unknown

It’s not a common thing for a Southern white family to go out and seek their black cousins. – Edward Ball

Southerners can claim kin with anybody. It’s one of our most dextrous talents. – Unknown

I’ll have you know Southern isn’t a synonym for stupid. – Janice Lane Palko

Southerners have never been afraid of seasoning. It’s kind of the other way around; our seasoning is afraid of us. – Paula Deen

Being a Southern person and a blonde, it’s not a good combination. Immediately, when people meet you, they think of you as not being smart. – Reese Witherspoon

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

The most beautiful voice in the world is that of an educated Southern woman. – Winston Churchill

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

The Southerner is usually tolerant of those weaknesses that proceed from innocence. – Flannery O’Connor

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

We Southerners live at a leisurely pace and sharing our hospitality with our family, friends, and the stranger within our gate is one of our greatest joys. – Winifred G. Cheney

Southerners equate food with love, so if you love what they cook, they’re sure to love you back. – Kim Holloway

Southerners can never resist a losing cause. – Margaret Mitchell

The Southern character is opposed to haste. Safety is of more worth than speed, and there is no hurry. – Maria Mitchell

There’s no such thing as being too Southern. – Lewis Grizzard

People may think of Southern humor in terms of missing teeth and outhouse accidents, but the best of it is a rich vein running through the best of Southern literature. – Roy Blount Jr.

A true Southerner will never say in 2-3 words what can better be said in 10-12. – Charles Kuralt

Southern women can say more with a cut of their eyes than a whole debate club’s worth of speeches. – Allison Glock

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