Quotes About Southern Women

Quotes tagged as "southern-women" (showing 1-26 of 26)
Sarah Addison Allen
“She was so Southern that she cried tears that came straight from the Mississippi, and she always smelled faintly of cottonwood and peaches.”
Sarah Addison Allen, Garden Spells

Margaret Mitchell
“It was this feminine conspiracy which made Southern society so pleasant. Women knew that a land where men were contented, uncontradicted ans safe in possession of unpunctured vanity was likely to be a very pleasant place for women to live. So, from the cradle to the grave, women strove to make men pleased with themselves, and the satisfied men repaid lavishly with gallantry and adoration. In fact, men willingly gave ladies everything in the world except credit for having intelligence.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Nancy B. Brewer
“With time, grief has a way of slipping down in the crevices of your heart. It never really leaves; it just makes room for more.”
Nancy B. Brewer, Beyond Sandy Ridge

Susan Elizabeth Phillips
“Now, now. Southern ladies don’t French-kiss and tell.”
Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Ain't She Sweet

Margaret Mitchell
“What Melanie did was no more than all Southern girls were taught to do: to make those about them feel at ease and pleased with themselves. It was this happy feminine conspiracy which made Southern society so pleasant. Women knew that a land in which men were contented, uncontradicted, and safe in possession of unpunctured vanity was likely to be a very pleasant place for women to live. So from the cradle to the grave, women strove to make men pleased with themselves, and the satisfied men repaid lavishly with gallantry and adoration. In fact, men willingly gave the ladies everything in the world, except credit for having intelligence.

Scarlett exercised the same charms as Melanie but with a studied artistry and consummate skill. The difference between the two girls lay in the fact that Melanie spoke kind and flattering words from a desire to make people happy, if only temporarily, and Scarlett never did it except to further her own aims.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Shellie Rushing Tomlinson
“Southern Mamas are known for being subtle, like a freight train.”
Shellie Rushing Tomlinson, Sue Ellen's Girl Ain't Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy: The Belle of All Things Southern Dishes on Men, Money, and Not Losing Your Midlife Mind

Michael Shaara
“Southern women like their men religious and a little mad.”
Michael Shaara, The Killer Angels

Beth Albright
“You have to understand that women in the South, women of Southern blood, just don't partake in scandalous adventures--- and when we do, it's in a discreet manner. We have reputations to consider, after all." ~ Blake O'Hara Heart in THE SASSY BELLES”
Beth Albright, The Sassy Belles

Susan Elizabeth Phillips
“Hold it right there. The only agreement we ever had was that you intended to make me as miserable as possible, and I intended to courageously make the best of an intolerable situation like valiant Southern women have always done.”
Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Ain't She Sweet

Nancy B. Brewer
“{Summertime she speaks of winter, she eats ham, but speaks of beef, got a good man but, flirts with another. She might as well go to hell, cause she ain't gonna be happy in heaven either!}”
Nancy B. Brewer

Magan Vernon
“Well, honey, it is the south. These debutantes know how to verbally kick anyone’s ass. They learned it from their mamas in the womb.”
Magan Vernon, On Paper Wings

Agnostic Zetetic
“Let’s be very clear about this, asshole: I’ve been a woman in Arkansas. I know damn well what it means when a man says to me 'Calm down.' Being raped comes next, and that’s a fact I’m never going to forget.”
Agnostic Zetetic

Brandy Heineman
“When a Southern woman offers you a homecooked meal, you're only rude if you refuse. That goes for seconds and thirds too, by the way." -Ruby Watts”
Brandy Heineman, Whispers in the Branches

“It's not the impression you make, it's the impression you leave.

-A Tennessee woman remembering her Old Southern grandmother”
Maryln Schwartz, New Times In The Old South: Or Why Scarlett's in Therapy & Tara's Going Condo

Lillian Hellman
“Well, there are people who eat the earth and eat all the people on it like in the Bible with the locusts. Then there are people who stand around and watch them eat it. (Softly) Sometimes I think it ain't right to stand and watch them do it.”
Lillian Hellman, The Little Foxes

A.D. Sams
“Perspective and perseverance are carved by time and constructed by wisdom.”
A.D. Sams

Willa Cather
“All Southern women wished of their menfolk was simply to be 'like Paris handsome and like Hector brave'.”
Willa Cather, Sapphira and the Slave Girl

Agnostic Zetetic
“It’s the process of being minimized, invalidated, silenced. It’s the process of being subjected to whatever someone else thinks I owe them. It’s the process of being used, examined, explored, and thrown away. It’s the process of being convinced to comply with the orders of someone who does not see me as their equal, someone who sees nothing wrong with the notion that I’m somehow lesser than they are. Rape isn’t about sex; it’s about all those other things. It’s about power.”
Agnostic Zetetic

Sarah Addison Allen
“As a rule, rich Southern women did not like to be surpassed in either need or beauty. The exception was with their daughters. Daughters of the South were to their mothers what tributaries were to the main rivers they flowed into: their source of immovable strength.”
Sarah Addison Allen, The Peach Keeper

Karyn Rae
“You don't have to be religious to hear God, you just have to be willing, and there's a big difference between the two.”
Karyn Rae, The Achilles Heel

Brenda Sutton Rose
“Today, it is the scent of honeysuckle that takes me back in time and lays me down near a barn. I pick a honeysuckle blossom, touch the trumpet to my nose and inhale. With sticky filthy fingers, I pinch the base of its delicate well then lick the drop of nectar. The sweet liquid makes me thirst for more, and I reach for another and another, the same hands that reach again and again for tobacco as I string. I separate honeysuckle blossoms and taste.”
Brenda Sutton Rose

“I don't know which hurt more: his rejection, his punch, or my own elder siblings laughing at my pain.”
Dorothy Hampton Marcus, I Didn't Know What I Didn't Know: A Southern White Woman's Story about Race

“When I got off the train back home, I saw the WHITE and COLORED signs that had been there all along, as it it was the first time.”
Dorothy Hampton Marcus, I Didn't Know What I Didn't Know: A Southern White Woman's Story about Race

Katherine Imogene Youngblood
“Writing is an act of faith. One must believe and see people who are invisible to others and be faithful to tell half formed stories. It’s like being on the trail of an apparition who’s repeatedly just out of reach.
K. Youngblood”
Katherine Imogene Youngblood

“...Southern women are impossible to live with because they will never find a man who treats them like their daddy did.”
Maryln Schwartz, New Times In The Old South: Or Why Scarlett's in Therapy & Tara's Going Condo

Joshilyn Jackson
“oh that's right, you never lie unless your mouth is open and words are coming out of it”
Joshilyn Jackson, Gods in Alabama

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