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1. "All we did in Alabama was have a read through with the script, but there was, 'No, well, it needs more. You've got to do this, Albert. You've got to do that, Jessica.' It didn't feel like that at all."
Author: Albert Finney
2. "If you are a gay couple living in Alabama, you know one thing: your family has no standing under the law; and it can and will be violated by strangers."
Author: Andrew Sullivan
3. "You can find yourself a decent,honorable man, one to love you, respect you, cherish you. Someone withmorals, with a decent job and a good future. That's what you think youwant, isn't it? Not some white trash from Alabama. Not some ex-conwho's running the scam of a lifetime. You're so good and decent, the verythought of me disgusts you, doesn't it?" His voice was low and seductiveas he pushed the words at her.She met his gaze with what she hoped was a fearless one of her own."Yes," she said."Then tell me, Rachel," he said, letting his hand toy with the looseneckline of her tunic, "why aren't you out somewhere, fucking your littlegentleman's brains out? Why are you here with me, quivering when Itouch you?"
Author: Anne Stuart
4. "It's going to storm," she said."You've been in Alabama for twenty-four hours and you think you canread the weather?""Then why is it so dark?""It's going to storm."She wanted to hit him. "Then I'd appreciate getting to my car before ithits. I don't like thunderstorms. ""No, I imagine you don't," he said softly. "That's just something elseyou're afraid of. Sex, men, thunderstorms, being poor. Me. Anything else?"Yeah," she said. "I'm afraid of alligators and poisonous snakes, orotherwise I wouldn't be here in this hearse with you."
Author: Anne Stuart
5. "There's some good craziness going on because they looked at each other and they decided we know that in the world as it has been, it might not be possible for us to get together and have a child. But something's stirring across the country because of what happened in Selma, Alabama because some folks are willing to march across a bridge. And so they got together and Barack Obama, Jr. was born."Truth: He was born four years before the Selma march."
Author: Barack Obama
6. "I spent 34 months on the battleship Alabama, South Dakota-class. I was a gun captain. First we went to Russia for about 11 months with the British convoys. Then we were up in Norway and Scandinavia."
Author: Bob Feller
7. "I was only a gun captain on the battleship Alabama for 34 months. People have called me a hero for that, but I'll tell you this - heroes don't come home. Survivors come home."
Author: Bob Feller
8. "However, before we make the mistake of patting ourselves on the back, let's remember: government does not create jobs. It only helps create the conditions that make jobs more or less likely. The real credit for our economic renewal belongs to the people of Alabama ."
Author: Bob Riley
9. "I'm in Alabama. First thing I want to say is Roll Tide! I was at the Alabama/Georgia game last year sitting right in the middle of the Alabama section and saw that they rolled all over them!"
Author: Brian Jordan
10. "I have this friend who has a theory that lots of towns have energies. And, for instance, certain places in Alabama have bad ones because they were built on reservations or built on cemeteries or something. But Nashville has a really gravitational, magnetic pull."
Author: Caitlin Rose
11. "I played the young Reese Witherspoon in 'Sweet Home Alabama' when I was 7, and the boy who played the young Josh Lucas was 10."
Author: Dakota Fanning
12. "I have a lot of friends that are ex-Miss Alabamas and ex-Miss Georgias."
Author: Fannie Flagg
13. "Let's start with my surname: Shteyngart. A German name whose insane Sovietized spelling, eye-watering bunching of consonants (just one i between the h and t and you got some pretty nice "Shit" there), and overall unattractiveness has cost me a lot of human warmth. "Mr., uh, I can't pronounce this … Shit … Shit … Shitfart?" the sweet Alabama girl at reception giggles. "Is, uh, a single bed okay for you?" What do you think, honey, I want to say. Do you think a Shitfart gets to share a bed?"
Author: Gary Shteyngart
14. "The remainder of my schooldays were no more auspicious than the first. Indeed, they were an endless Project that slowly evolved into a Unit, in which miles of construction paper and wax crayon were expended by the State of Alabama in its well-meaning but fruitless efforts to teach me Group Dynamics."
Author: Harper Lee
15. "...in other words, all I want to be is the Jane Austen of south AlabamaInterview - March 1964"
Author: Harper Lee
16. "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."
Author: Ike Turner
17. "The saddest face I ever saw on Martin Luther King was at the funeral of the four little girls slain in Birmingham, Alabama."
Author: James A. Forbes
18. "Please know that my thoughts and prayers, as well as those of many, many others here in Alabama and around the country, are with each of you during this time."
Author: Jo Bonner
19. "I went to Alabama, so I'm still very devoted to Alabama football and the SEC."
Author: Joe Scarborough
20. "Dixie has just fallen to pieces. There are little patches of Dixie. But even in the heart of Dixie - in Alabama - Dixie is slipping. They've stopped using the word in commercial listings."
Author: John Shelton Reed
21. "Hail to thee, Alabama, thou verdant trollop!"
Author: Joshilyn Jackson
22. "I'm from Alabama and I have morals and I have class. That's my personality."
Author: Katherine Webb
23. "Though Anne was born in Alabama and schooled in Mississippi, she had traveled North, and, like many Southerners, gained a theoretical understanding of the concept of cold. But the mind is an overprotective parent. What it doesn't care for, it hides. Like many inhabiting the subtropics, Anne had repressed the reality of subzero mercury."
Author: Kathy Reichs
24. "People in north Michigan are not different at all from people in southern Alabama. Trust me, someone who's spent a lot of time in both places. They're all hardworking, simple people."
Author: Kid Rock
25. "Question and AnswerDurban, Birmingham,Cape Town, Alabama,Johannesburg, Watts,The earth aroundStruggling, fighting,Dying--for what?A world to gain.Groping, hoping,Waiting--for what?A world to gain.Dreams kicked asunder,Why not go under?There's a world to gain.But suppose I don't want it,Why take it?To remake it."
Author: Langston Hughes
26. "He adds, wistfully, "I don't suppose you have syphilis, do you?""No.""Pity. There's a study starting in Alabama that would have paid for all your medical care if you did. Although you'd have to be a Negro.""I'm not that, either.""Too bad." The doctor shrugs."
Author: Lauren Beukes
27. "And if Bitsy was so all-fired set on everything being perfect, she wouldn't have scheduled the damn thing on a football Saturday. Nobody's going to miss the Alabama game for a wedding, for God's sake. We'll be lucky if the priest shows up." ~Aunt Muddy"
Author: Lexi George
28. "Fall in Alabama was menopausal: hot one moment and cold the next."
Author: Lexi George
29. "Some of you may know my story: How for nineteen years, I worked as a manager for a tire plant in Alabama. And some of you may have lived a similar story: After nearly two decades of hard, proud work, I found out that I was making significantly less money than the men who were doing the same work as me."
Author: Lilly Ledbetter
30. "By growing up in Alabama, I had a melting pot of the whole pie: R&B, gospel, country."
Author: Lionel Richie
31. "Plagiarism has been around far longer than the Internet. In fact, I had a poem published in 'Seventeen' magazine when I was 15 years old. About a year later I was informed that there was a girl who used that same poem to win a statewide poetry competition in Alabama. It took months for people to put together that this had happened."
Author: Megan McCafferty
32. "When we think of racism we think of Governor Wallace of Alabama blocking the schoolhouse door; we think of water hoses, lynchings, racial epithets, and "whites only" signs. These images make it easy to forget that many wonderful, goodhearted white people who were generous to others, respectful of their neighbors, and even kind to their black maids, gardeners, or shoe shiners--and wished them well--nevertheless went to the polls and voted for racial segregation... Our understanding of racism is therefore shaped by the most extreme expressions of individual bigotry, not by the way in which it functions naturally, almost invisibly (and sometimes with genuinely benign intent), when it is embedded in the structure of a social system."
Author: Michelle Alexander
33. "Most of all, our troops from Alabama said they appreciate the care packages from folks back home."
Author: Mike Rogers
34. "In the state of Alabama we have a significant number of illegal aliens that are leaving our state as occurred in Arizona after they got tough on illegal aliens."
Author: Mo Brooks
35. "Oscar Charleston was the Willie Mays of his day. Nobody ever played center field better than Willie Mays. Suppose they had never given Willie a chance, and we said that, would anybody believe there was a kid in Alabama who was that good? Or there was a black guy in Atlanta who might break Babe Ruth's home run record? No."
Author: Monte Irvin
36. "What's the biggest problem facing teenagers today? Ourselves. We're a generation of lazy underachievers who need to learn that hard work pays off. What's your town known for? Cow manure! Hold for laughs... Actually Irondale is the setting of Fannie Flagg's famous novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café. Why'd you enter the Junior Miss Birmingham pageant? To win... to go to State... then Nationals... maybe get the hell out of Alabama."
Author: Nadria Tucker
37. "Ballot you go, the more volatile the polls tend to be: polls of House races are less accurate than polls of Senate races, which are in turn less accurate than polls of presidential races. Polls of primaries, also, are considerably less accurate than general election polls. During the 2008 Democratic primaries, the average poll missed by about eight points, far more than implied by its margin of error. The problems in polls of the Republican primaries of 2012 may have been even worse.26 In many of the major states, in fact—including Iowa, South Carolina, Florida, Michigan, Washington, Colorado, Ohio, Alabama, and Mississippi—the candidate ahead in the polls a week before the election lost."
Author: Nate Silver
38. "P.S. Hey what has 48 legs and 12 teeth? The front row in Alabama…"
Author: Nikki Sixx
39. "I'm always kind of hoping that I'll get a movie that shoots in Alabama so I can go back and kind of get a break from my city life."
Author: Nolan Gould
40. "Christmas was just another workday, just as it had been growing up in Alabama. In a good year back then, little Robert got a handkerchief and an orange. One year his father fashioned a little cart—although come to think of it that was in the spring, not at Christmastime—and the children took turns being pulled around the yard by the family goat. Then he died. His father and the goat."
Author: Robert M. Edsel
41. ".....breathing secondhand smoke, being subject to unfair dairy pricing, and not being able to mime (or lap dance), though they are all tragic, tragic injustices, are not quite as bad as the systematic segregation of public transportation based on skin color. And while fighting for your right to lap dance and mime and breathe just regular pollution is a very fine, very American idea, it is not quite as brave as being middle-aged black woman in Alabama in 1955 telling a white man she's not giving him her seat despite the fact that the law requires her to do so."
Author: Sarah Vowell
42. "What, in nature," Kit asked, "is the most beautiful thing you've seen? Or the most terrible?""The Dismals," Giles answered promptly. "A beautiful aberration in the lay of the land--North Alabama. A section mysteriously lowered, strewn with boulders, ferny, mossy, cooler--the vegetation, they say, typical of Canada. There the creek runs clear, but all other Alabama rivers and waterways are muddy with sediment. I even like the name--the Dismals. An eternal place, disjunct with the climate, the time, and its location.""You think being dismal is an attractive association with eternity?" I asked."It is a cool Eden in the Southern summer heat. What's yours, Una?""The Kentucky hills in spring. Layers of pink and white--redbud and dogwood.""And you?" Giles asked Kit."Stars," he said. That was all."
Author: Sena Jeter Naslund
43. "I was raised in South Alabama in the woods, y'know? I'm country."
Author: Shelby Lynne
44. "When cyclones tear up Oklahoma and hurricanes swamp Alabama and wildfires scorch Texas, you come to us, the rest of the country, for billions of dollars to recover. And the damage that your polluters and deniers are doing doesn't just hit Oklahoma and Alabama and Texas. It hits Rhode Island with floods and storms."
Author: Sheldon Whitehouse
45. "It is my belief CAFTA will be beneficial for Alabama and the United States as a whole."
Author: Spencer Bachus
46. "No one would believe me but at times I would choose wartime in Saigon over peacetime in Alabama."-Inside Out and Back Again"
Author: Thanhha Lai
47. "I'm Alabama-born, so a transplant here—but I think I could enjoy growing some roots."
Author: Therese Anne Fowler
48. "I was born in Alabama and my first live music experiences were in church. Every Sunday we watched regional gospel groups on television singing their hearts out."
Author: Tommy Shaw
49. "She felt the essence of herself pulled finer and smaller like those streams of spun glass that pull and stretch till there remains but a glimmering illusion. Neither falling nor breaking, the stream spins finer. She felt herself very small and ecstatic. Alabama was in love."
Author: Zelda Fitzgerald
50. "It seemed to Alabama that, reaching her goal, she would drive the devils that had driven her - that, in proving herself, she would achieve that peace which she imagined went only in surety of one's self - that she would be able, through the medium of the dance, to command her emotions, to summon love or pity or happiness at will, having provided a channel through which they might flow. She drove herself mercilessly, and the summer dragged on."
Author: Zelda Fitzgerald

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