Songs of the South -- Deportment
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 95 12:58:53 -0700
From: Peter Langston <psl>
Subject: Songs of the South -- Deportment
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I grew up in a part of the South generally referred to as "deep," an
adjective that has metaphysical as well as geographical connotations.
--William J. Garry
The South has had its full share of illusions. But the illusion that
"history is something unpleasant that happens to other people" is certainly
not one of them. For the South has undergone an experience that it can
share with no other part of America, though it is shared by nearly all the
peoples of Europe and Asia: the experience of military defeat, occupation
-- C. Vann Woodward
Southerners can never resist a losing cause.
The past is never dead. It's not even past.
Northerners, provincials that they are, regard the South as one large
Mississippi. Southerners, with their eye for distinction, place Mississippi
in a class by itself.
--V. O. Key, Jr.
No lie, the average Yankee knows about as much about the South as a hog
knows about the Lord's plan for salvation.
--William Price Fox
You think I don't have culture just because I'm from Georgia. Believe me,
we got culture. We've always had sushi. We just used to call it bait.
-- Former Congressman Ben Jones
The South still has a better chance of working out its problems than the
more urbanized rest of the country, simply because more of us still know
one another's names.
--John Shelton Reed
Southerners will be polite until they are angry enough to kill you.
--Hodding Carter, Jr.
© 1995 Peter Langston