Tennessee quotes

  • When I was elected, I was the youngest member of the Tennessee congressional delegation; now, I'm one of the oldest. In fact, I have members of my staff who weren't even born when I took office. That tells me it's time for a new chapter.
    -- Bart Gordon

    #Office #Tennessee #Facts

  • This fear is one of the horrors of an author's life. Where does work come from? What chance, what small episode will start the chain of creation? I once wrote a story about a writer who could not write anymore, and my friend Tennessee Williams said, 'How could you dare write that story, it's the most frightening work I have ever read.' I was pretty well sunk while I was writing it.
    -- Carson McCullers

    #Writing #Doe #Tennessee

  • I said to Tennessee, this thing is becoming the Marlon Brando show.
    -- Elia Kazan

    #Tennessee #Becoming #Said

  • When I was in Nashville, Tennessee in 1970 with Derek and the Dominoes, I went into this shop and they had a rack of Strats and Teles - all going for $100.00 each. I bought a handfull and made Blackie out of the body from one, the neck from another, and so on
    -- Eric Clapton

    #Nashville #Tennessee #Body

  • In America, Blackberry Farm in Tennessee is one of the most amazing hotels I've had the privilege of staying at.
    -- Gail Simmons

    #America #Tennessee #Privilege

  • All my Ex's live in Texas, and that's why I hang my hat in Tennessee.
    -- George Strait

    #Relationship #Texas #Tennessee

  • Tennessee Williams was a gifted talker with a beautiful accent and we had lots of things in common.
    -- Gloria Swanson

    #Beautiful #Tennessee #Common

  • There is, it appears, a conspiracy of scientists afoot. Their purpose is to break down religion, propagate immorality, and so reduce mankind to the level of brutes. They are the sworn and sinister agents of Beelzebub, who yearns to conquer the world, and has his eye especially upon Tennessee.]
    -- H. L. Mencken

    #Eye #Tennessee #Purpose

  • In Washington I'm thought of as a conservative, but in Tennessee I'm thought of as a Bolshevik.
    -- Howard Baker

    #Tennessee #Conservative

  • I don't know of any wrestler who hasn't, at one time or another, been with a fan. One time I met a woman at a match in Tennessee, and afterward we went to a little roadside motel. We checked in, went to the room, and enjoyed each other for an hour or so.
    -- Jerry Lawler

    #Fans #Tennessee #Littles

  • Over the last decade, at considerable cost to me in money and effort, confronted with ridicule and intimidation, I have brought more than a dozen lawsuits challenging the corruption in the election process in Tennessee.
    -- John Jay Hooker

    #Effort #Challenges #Tennessee

  • A lot of people don't know that my background is completely classical. For a while there, I was all about Moliere and the Greeks and Brecht and Tennessee Williams.
    -- Katy Mixon

    #People #Greek #Tennessee

  • I grew up in east Tennessee, and everybody knew everybody's business.
    -- Kenny Chesney

    #East #Tennessee #Grew Up

  • I love Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams, Flannery O'Connor. I read a lot of American writers.
    -- Kiran Desai

    #Tennessee #Truman #American Writer

  • I'm from Middlesboro, Ky., a little town on the Tennessee and Virginia border.
    -- Lee Majors

    #Virginia #Borders #Tennessee

  • Doing a thing call the Hillbilly Rock, some say it came from Elvis down in Tennessee.
    -- Marty Stuart

    #Rocks #Tennessee #Hillbilly

  • I can't control what other people do or say. I can only control the one vote I've been bestowed upon by the people in the Tennessee Valley.
    -- Mo Brooks

    #People #Valleys #Tennessee

  • The tricky or boastful gods of ancient myths and primitive folk tales are characters of the same kind that turn up in Faulkner or Tennessee Williams.
    -- Northrop Frye

    #Character #Tennessee #Kind

  • I've got a reason to believe we all be received in Graceland, Graceland, Memphis Tennessee.
    -- Paul Simon

    #Believe #Memphis #Tennessee

  • If the Southeast represents the new battlefield in the war on meth, then Tennessee clearly is at ground zero.
    -- Phil Bredesen

    #Zero #War #Tennessee

  • I grew up in Tennessee. We didn't know what Louis Vuitton was. I had to order all my prom outfits out of catalogs.
    -- Reese Witherspoon

    #Order #Tennessee #Louis Vuitton

  • I have a bit of an obsession with the 1950's and all those actors from Montgomery Clift to James Dean and Anthony Perkins. Just that whole era of Tennessee Williams to Elia Kazan.
    -- Sebastian Stan

    #Actors #Eras #Tennessee

  • I was a lusty kid who loved Tennessee Williams.
    -- St. Vincent

    #Kids #Tennessee

  • In Tennessee where I grew up, there were animals, farms, wagons, mules.
    -- Tina Turner

    #Animal #Tennessee #Mules

  • I placed a jar in Tennessee, And round it was, upon a hill. It made the slovenly wilderness Surround that hill.
    -- Wallace Stevens

    #Art #Nature #Tennessee

  • I knew the whistle of each of the river boats on the Tennessee.
    -- William Christopher Handy

    #Rivers #Tennessee #Boat

  • When I was young, I wanted to be a dramatic writer, a writer of tragedy. Nothing would've pleased me more than if I could have written like Eugene O'Neil or Tennessee Williams.
    -- Woody Allen

    #Tragedy #Tennessee #Dramatic

  • Tennessee's a hillbilly dumping ground, and Georgia's a lousy state too.
    -- Flannery O'Connor

    #Tennessee #Georgia #Hillbilly

  • Savannah is a . . . lovely pastel dream of tight cobbled streets. . . . There are legendary scenes . . . to rival any dreamed up by Tennessee Williams.
    -- Rosemary Daniell

    #Dream #Lovely #Tennessee

  • The greatest thing the Democrats have ever done for me was to defeat me for the governor of Tennessee.
    -- Roy Acuff

    #Tennessee #Done #Defeat

  • My problem with Obama is that he's not a new paradigm; he's an old paradigm. A new paradigm would be somebody like Harold Ford [former Democratic Congressman from Tennessee] or Michael Steele [former Republican Lieutenant Governor of Maryland], no relation, both of whom present themselves as individuals, and don't seem to wear a mask. They don't 'bargain;' they don't 'challenge.' So, I see them as fresh, and as evidence of what I hope will be a new trend.
    -- Shelby Steele

    #Challenges #Would Be #Tennessee

  • Let me tell about Tennessee. If your car breaks down in Tennessee, you have just moved to Tennessee.
    -- J. B. Smoove

    #Car #Tennessee #Breaking Down