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Mississippi Quotes

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I'm from the Mississippi delta originally.
- Little Milton

They would come down in Mississippi,
they hired me as a talent scout.
And I would go all over Mississippi,
Alabama,
Texas, and find out different artists for them.
- Ike Turner

I'm concerned about the cost, just like everybody else.
There's no question that we have an obligation to help
the people of Louisiana and Mississippi to rebuild.
- Saxby Chambliss

I wanted to get out of Mississippi in the worst way.
Go back? What I want to go back for?
- Muddy Waters

 

Owing to the difficulty of obtaining horses,
Mr. Henry returns from this place.
In descending the Mississippi I will request him to pay his respects to you.
- Zebulon Pike

This United States Government should go down to Mississippi and protect my people.
That is what should happen.
- Paul Robeson

I went to college in Mississippi; I'm from Louisiana.
- Trishelle Cannatella

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For the good of our environment, the good of the economy,
and the good of the Nation, I strongly urge support
of the upper Mississippi locks and dams project.
- Leonard Boswell

The folks in Mississippi are saying,
'Thank God for Texas.'
- Kinky Friedman

To understand the world, you must first understand
a place like Mississippi.
- William Faulkner

Most of the locks and dams on the upper Mississippi
River system are over 60 years old and many are in
serious need of repair and rehabilitation.
- Ron Kind

Of course that was my idol, Son House.
I think he did a lot for the Mississippi slide down there.
- Muddy Waters

I grew up in Jackson, Mississippi, really in suburbia,
so my mother was in community theatre plays.
- Beth Henley

The next thing I wrote was in a writing class at night school.
It was about a poor woman who worked at a dime store
and who was all alone for Christmas in Laurel,
Mississippi.
- Beth Henley

This is said to us, even as this counterfeit president
has legalized the Confederate Flag in Mississippi.
- Amiri Baraka

Books were my pass to personal freedom.
I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered
there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.
- Oprah Winfrey

I've just come back from Mississippi and over there
when you talk about the West Bank they think you mean Arkansas.
- Patrick Buchanan

I see more genuine sociability between the races in
Mississippi than I see in Michigan.
No question.
- Jim Harrison

It affords me sincere pleasure to be able to apprise
you of the entire removal of the Cherokee Nation of
Indians to their new homes west of the Mississippi.
- Martin Van Buren

Vicksburg lies on top of a bluff on the east side of
a large tongue of land jutting out into the Mississippi.
- Knute Nelson

We're first on executions.
We're 49th in funding public education.
We're in a race with Mississippi for the bottom,
and we're winning.
- Kinky Friedman

Freedom Summer, the massive voter education project in Mississippi,
was 1964.
I graduated from high school in 1965.
So becoming active was almost a rite of passage.
- Danny Glover

Elvis was the only man from Northeast Mississippi who
could shake his hips and still be loved by rednecks,
cops, and hippies.
- Jimmy Buffett

The gifts of God should be enjoyed by all citizens in Mississippi.
- Medgar Evers

Mississippi Mermaid was a very special experience because
we only had the dialogues for the scenes we were shooting the night before.
- Catherine Deneuve

Almost 70 percent of U.S.
ag exports travel the upper Mississippi River and the
Illinois waterway system.
- Jerry Costello

Had it not been for James Meredith, who was willing to risk his life,
the University of Mississippi would still be all white.
- Constance Baker Motley

If you talk to the Whites in Mississippi they will tell you,
'You can go to any school you want to;
we don't see race.' Biggest lie ever told.
- Bennie Thompson

Only remember west of the Mississippi it's a little more look,
see, act.
A little less rationalize, comment, talk.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

I was always singing the way I felt,
and maybe I didn't exactly know it,
but I just didn't like the way things were down there-in Mississippi.
- Muddy Waters

Everyone thinks because you're from the south you know everyone down there,
but it's not like that; I never knew nothing about no Mississippi.
- Buddy Guy

It can not be done; it shall not be done!
I speak for the great masses of the Mississippi Valley,
and those west of it, when I say you shall not do it!
- Richard Parks Bland

I rode on a float in one of the parades in Mississippi.
It's an experience.
- Elliott Smith

Finally, the ecological health of the Mississippi River
and its economic importance to the many people that
make their living or seek their recreation is based
on a healthy river system.
- Ron Kind

That Mississippi sound, that Delta sound is in them old records.
You can hear it all the way through.
- Muddy Waters

The case of the Seminoles constitutes at present the
only exception to the successful efforts of the Government
to remove the Indians to the homes assigned them west of the Mississippi.
- Martin Van Buren

The region west of the Mississippi continued in the
popular mind to be a strange land for which the reports
of explorers and travellers did the work of fiction,
and Cooper's Prairie had few followers.
- Carl Clinton Van Doren

Yet, in 1850 nearly all the railroads in the United
States lay east of the Mississippi River,
and all of them, even when they were physically mere
extensions of one another,
were separately owned and separately managed.
- John Moody

A child born to a Black mother in a state like Mississippi...
has exactly the same rights as a white baby born to
the wealthiest person in the United States.
It's not true, but I challenge anyone to say it is
not a goal worth working for.
- Thurgood Marshall

The attorney general would call at 5 o'clock in the evening and say:
'Tomorrow morning we are going to try to integrate
the University of Mississippi.
Get us a memo on what we're likely to do,
and what we can do if the governor sends the National Guard there.'
- Harold H. Greene

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

Barge traffic on the Mississippi River represents the most efficient,
most cost-effective, most environmentally sound means
of transporting commodity goods from this region of the country to market.
- Leonard Boswell

In several sections, both natural in the banks of the
Mississippi and its numerous arms,
and where artificial canals had been cut,
I observed erect stumps of trees, with their roots attached,
buried in strata at different heights,
one over the other.
- Charles Lyell

In Russia I felt for the first time like a full human being.
No color prejudice like in Mississippi,
no color prejudice like in Washington.
It was the first time I felt like a human being.
- Paul Robeson

I didn't come east of the Mississippi for the first
time in my life until I was 26 years of age,
but I knew.
I read magazines, I listened to radio,
I watched television.
I knew there was something out there,
and I wanted a part of it.
- Sam Donaldson

The Klan had used fear, intimidation and murder to
brutally oppress over African-Americans who sought
justice and equality and it sought to respond to the
young workers of the civil rights movement in Mississippi in the same way.
- Charles Rangel

As founder and co-chair of the upper Mississippi River
Congressional task force,
I have long sought to preserve the river's health and
historical multiple uses,
including as a natural waterway and a home to wildlife,
for the benefit of future generations of Americans.
- Ron Kind

Several other aerospace and defense firms have announced
plans to build facilities in north Mississippi in recent weeks.
They join an impressive group of high-tech companies
already doing business in our region.
- Roger Wicker

The one thing I have wanted to stay away from is the steroids.
When I had an attack two years ago in my home state of Mississippi,
they put me on steroids, thinking they were doing the right thing,
and I had a violent reaction.
- Mary Ann Mobley

Hollywood is run by people who sit up in their executive office,
who are not connected to Mississippi,
Alabama, Chicago, South Carolina.
They know nothing about that, they don't go to church,
and they make their decisions about what they think is right.
- Steve Harvey

While I remain troubled by the Corps' inability to
fully justify the Model they used for their commercial traffic predictions,
America clearly has an aging lock and dam infrastructure on the Mississippi.
- Ron Kind

In fiction, too, after the death of Cooper the main
tendency for nearly a generation was away from the
conquest of new borders to the closer cultivation,
east of the Mississippi, of ground already marked.
- Carl Clinton Van Doren

Simultaneously with the establishment of the Constitution,
Virginia ceded to the United States her domain,
which then extended to the Mississippi,
and was even claimed to extend to the Pacific Ocean.
- William H. Seward

In the underlying bill, I think the authors of the legislation,
those in support of it, understand the use of the Mississippi River.
Yes, there is commercial navigation on it,
and there will be tomorrow.
- Ron Kind

The public conviction that a railroad linking the West
and the East was an absolute necessity became so pronounced
after the gold discoveries of '49 that Congress passed
an act in 1853 providing for a survey of several lines
from the Mississippi to the Pacific.
- John Moody

One of the first things I did as a new Member of Congress
was help form a bipartisan Mississippi River Caucus
so we could work together from both the North and the
South in order to draw attention to the resources that
are needed along the Mississippi River.
- Ron Kind

My parents were working in a hospital in Memphis.
But I didn't live there for any length of time that I remember.
The first thing I remember is the town in Mississippi that I live in now,
Charleston.
- Morgan Freeman

While the level of support we can each provide certainly varies,
it is very important at this time that we all do what
we can to help our neighbors -
not only our immediate neighbors here in Alabama,
but those further away in Mississippi and Louisiana.
- Jo Bonner

The Missouri is, perhaps, different in appearance and
character from all other rivers in the world;
there is a terror in its manner which is sensibly felt,
the moment we enter its muddy waters from the Mississippi.
- George Catlin

Oh, definitely and I talk about all the things that
I really needed to make me happy at that point in time
were outside of Mississippi,
and now all the things that I need to make me happy are back there.
- Sela Ward

Eve wasn't a size 6 and neither am I. - Delta Burke

This was truly guerilla filmmaking.
We shot out in the middle of nowhere in a place called Delta Flats,
where basically every day was some new minor catastrophe.
- Jeri Ryan

We concluded that you cannot rely on delta hedging alone.
It sounds simplistic to say that now,
but back then, this was the sort of thing people were
only just beginning to realize.
- John Hull

My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta,
where folk music meets the blues.
- Mark Knopfler

I took Bobby Kennedy through the delta and he cried like a baby.
- Charles Evers

I don't visit my parents often because Delta Airlines
won't wait in the yard while I run in.
- Margaret Smith

The blues and jazz will live forever...
So will the Delta and the Big Easy.
- Jack Nicholson

And then, I do love my shopping, but actually,
lounging is the big thing.
- Delta Burke

If you want to say it with flowers, a single rose says:
"I'm cheap!"
- Delta Burke

I wish I could blame it on the choreography,
but it's not a musical.
I just had a clumsy moment.
- Delta Burke

I love comedy, so you want to make them happy,
make them laugh.
- Delta Burke


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