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Quotes About Georgia

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Flannery O'Connor
“Total non-retention has kept my education from being a burden to me.”
Flannery O'Connor, The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O'Connor

Amy Plum
“All this yummy muscleness first thing in the morning is almost too much for me to take,” she cooed, and gave him a playful wink as she scooted herself into the front seat. I shook my head. If “Flirt” qualified as a foreign language, my sister and Ambrose would both have PhDs in it.”
Amy Plum, Until I Die

Louise Rennison
“Oh, Blimey O'Riley's pantyhose....What is the point of Shakespeare? I know he is a genius and so on, but he does rave on. 'What light doth through yonder window break?' It's the bloody moon, for God sake, Will, get a grip!”
Louise Rennison, Dancing in My Nuddy-Pants

Kate Jacobs
“Cat, I'll let you in on a little secret. We don't all love our jobs every day. And doing something you have passion for doesn't make the work part of it any easier...It just makes you less likely to quit." ~ Georgia "The Friday Night Knitting Club”
Kate Jacobs, The Friday Night Knitting Club

Amy Plum
“Personally, I'm happy I haven't run into a murderous killer since, well...since you chopped my ex's head off with a sword.”
Amy Plum, Until I Die

Joe Hill
“All the world is made of music. We are all strings on a lyre. We resonate. We sing together.”
Joe Hill, Heart-Shaped Box

Barbara Kingsolver
“We came from Bethlehem, Georgia bearing Betty Crocker cake mixes into the jungle.”
Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible

Amy Plum
“So I figured I might as well see if I could find something Gaspard didnt already know about. Like an herb or potion or something."

"Hmm," said Georgia, looking off into some invisible dreamworld. "Or maybe bathing naked in the Seine under the light of a full moon"- she glanced up quickly- "in which case, definitely tell me when and where your voodoo's going down!”
Amy Plum, Until I Die

Rick Bragg
“But if she was going to live in a damn jungle, she preferred it be a damn jungle in Georgia, she always said, and never saw any reason to elaborate on that.”
Rick Bragg, Ava's Man

Lesley Pearse
“ Wisdom comes through suffering or old age. ”
Lesley Pearse, Georgia

Lesley Pearse
“ A little girl learns about men through her Father." Sam Cameron”
Lesley Pearse, Georgia

“People who swear on the old Southern traditions don't know what the hell they are. I think of boll weevils and hook worms. [Look Magazine interview 25 April 1961] ”
― William B. Hartsfield

Adriane Leigh
“Oh, baby." He kissed me softly. "Thank you, for bringing me back to life. For making this beat." He put a hand to his heart. "It beats for you, and them.”
Adriane Leigh, Light in Mourning

James Caskey
“Savannah is so beautiful that the dead never truly depart.”
James Caskey, Haunted Savannah: America's Most Spectral City

Adriane Leigh
“You know how hot it makes me when you're angry, babe. You kicked his ass. You threw the first punch. I'm hard as a fucking rock right now.”
Adriane Leigh, Light in Mourning

Adriane Leigh
“...when she kissed me, she left me breathless. But it shouldn't have been a surprise, because every day since she'd entered my life a year ago, she'd been stealing my breath.”
Adriane Leigh, Light in Mourning

Adriane Leigh
“I don't want to regret anything with you.”
Adriane Leigh, The Mourning After

Adriane Leigh
“Jesus, Georgia. I'm going to fucking come before I'm even inside you.”
Adriane Leigh, Light in Mourning

Adriane Leigh
“...the second thing my brain registered was this girl was trouble wrapped up in psycho.”
Adriane Leigh, Light in Mourning

Adriane Leigh
“She's beautiful, and since you're a manwhore-”
Adriane Leigh, Light in Mourning

Stephanie Wardrop
“He shakes his head and his mouth is quirked at one corner. I can't tell if he thinks I am sort of amusing or truly pathetic. It's especially hard to tell because we are both looking resolutely at the teacher so she can't accuse us of not paying attention. We talk out of the sides of our mouths, like gangsters in those old movies my dad likes to watch.”
Stephanie Wardrop, Snark and Circumstance

Sara Stark
“For as long as she can remember, telling stories has been her momma's gift to those around her, fables filled with rich, detailed accounts of gods and monsters, of love and curses. She can weave a tale from Spanish moss and moonlight that will make a young girl's heart resonate with yearning or weep with anguish. Her coastal Georgia roots add a dark sweetness to all her narratives, one that stains her stories with sorrow like a drop of molasses dissolving in warm butter.”
Sara Stark, An Untold Want

Rick Bragg
“It is true that almost everyone in the foothills farmed and hunted, so there were no breadlines, no men holding signs that begged for work and food, no children going door to door, as they did in Atlanta, asking for table scraps. Here, deep in the woods, was a different agony. Babies, the most tenuous, died from poor diet and simple things, like fevers and dehydration. In Georgia, one in seven babies died before their first birthday, and in Alabama it was worse.
You could feed your family catfish and jack salmon, poke salad and possum, but medicine took cash money, and the poorest of the poor, blacks and whites, did not have it. Women, black and white, really did smother their babies to save them from slow death, to give a stronger, sounder child a little more, and stories of it swirled round and round until it became myth, because who can live with that much truth.”
Rick Bragg, Ava's Man

Stephanie Wardrop
“Suddenly a force greater than my common sense—which, I’ll admit, has been pretty faulty lately, propels me—and I find myself creeping up the long staircase to the forbidden second floor.
I need to see Michael’s room.
I need to find out if he is a secret slob, or if there’s even more interesting evidence of whom he is up there. I’m not expecting to find anything big, like a literal skeleton in his closet. But I am going to find it, whatever it is. And I will know once and for all who he is.
I make it to the landing when I hear a burst of barking below me and I freeze.
Someone has let a dog in.
Which means that some member of the Endicott family is actually in the house.
Which means that one of Michael’s parents is about to catch me snooping.”
Stephanie Wardrop, Pride and Prep School

Stephanie Wardrop
“I will probably die a misunderstood virgin like Ophelia in HAMLET, only I won't do it by floating down a stream, singing my own mad song. They'll just find me here, on my bed, on a weekend night, my dead body slumped over a homework assignment.

Hopefully they'll discover me before Teeny eats my remains.”
Stephanie Wardrop, Charm and Consequence

Stephanie Wardrop
“I suppose I look acceptable, the black (haired) sheep among the Barrett blondes.”
Stephanie Wardrop, Charm and Consequence

Stephanie Wardrop
“When I first met him (Michael) at the beginning of the year and found out that I would have to be his lab partner in bio and the year-long series of projects in AP English, I seriously considered taking night school classes and getting a GED just to avoid him.”
Stephanie Wardrop, Charm and Consequence

Amy Plum
“I've always felt that any establishment that doesn't welcome me with open arms doesn't deserve my patronage.”
Amy Plum, Until I Die

“The Devil went down to Georgia, he was lookin' for a soul to steal. He was in a bind, 'cos he was way behind; he was willing to make a deal.”
Charlie Daniels, The Devil Went Down to Georgia

“The origin of Georgia's southern border is simpler than that of it's northern border. And bloodier”
Mark Stein, How the States Got Their Shapes

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