We’ve collected the best Mississippi Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: George Takei, Jemele Hill, Mike Espy, Leonard Boswell, B. B. King. Use them as an inspiration.
Mississippi farmers and ranchers continually deal with factors that can mean disaster, which is why they look for certainty and flexibility in farm programs.
I’ve always loved gospel music. Being raised in Mississippi, it was kind of part of the atmosphere down there.
When I visited the Water Institute‘s Baton Rouge offices overlooking the Mississippi River, I couldn’t find a drop of the charged politics that drives so many environmental conversations in Washington.
When I went to Memphis and Mississippi and Nashville, I learnt the blues is a whole way of life. I don’t really have the blues, but I can appreciate the honesty and the simplicity of it.
I’ve said publicly, and it’s true, I’ve had a lot of wonderful things come my way. But personally, the greatest thing I ever accomplished was when I was named the starting quarterback at Ole Miss. That was my childhood dream, as it was thousands of kids in Mississippi.
Information helps you to see that you’re not alone. That there’s somebody in Mississippi and somebody in Tokyo who all have wept, who’ve all longed and lost, who’ve all been happy. So the library helps you to see, not only that you are not alone, but that you’re not really any different from everyone else.
I rode on a float in one of the parades in Mississippi. It’s an experience.
We deliberately filled our rainy-day fund to its statutory capacity over my time leading the Mississippi Senate as lieutenant governor.
In the summer of 1966, I went to Mississippi to be in the heart of the civil-rights movement, helping people who had been thrown off the farms or taken off the welfare roles for registering to vote. While working there, I met the civil-rights lawyer I later married – we became an interracial couple.
I don’t think the folks in the low-tax states really want to go into a fairness discussion. Residents of Connecticut and New York would love to remind them how much they pay in federal taxes to support programs for Mississippi and South Dakota.
Forty percent of the United States drains into the Mississippi. It’s agriculture. It’s golf courses. It’s domestic runoff from our lawns and roads. Ultimately, where does it go? Downstream into the gulf.
The economic importance of small businesses in Mississippi has always been significant, and it’s well positioned to increase.
Growing up in Mississippi – a state that historically was a place of racial injustice, inequality and oppression – gave me the unique opportunity to experience first-hand the evolution of the civil rights movement through the eyes of my parents, grandparents, and the black elders of our community.
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.
I am from Brookhaven, a small town in Southwest Mississippi.
Many of Mississippi’s veterans and their families know the hardship associated with driving long distances to access VA healthcare benefits.
I never thought I’d see the day that I would see white folks as frightened, or more so, than black folks was during the civil rights movement when we was in Mississippi.
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.
I will stand up for Mississippi like no one has done before. My voice will resonate most strongly in our struggling communities.
A lot of people I guess, well, some people change when they get in spotlights and everything, but you can take the girl out of Mississippi, but you can’t take Mississippi out the girl!
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.
Mississippi State University and other institutions are established leaders in the development and integration of unmanned aerial systems.
My grandmother was born in 1900, and she would regale me with tales I call ‘Little House on the Prairie‘ tales, but they were tales of segregated and racist America growing up in Alabama and Mississippi, where she came from.
When I was in college, I lived in a mostly black, poor neighborhood. That’s where I grew up, but I attended a mostly white upper-class school in conservative Mississippi. I was often very aware of how I presented myself.
Mississippi is an imperfect state, and I can predict with certainty that I will reflect that imperfection. Mississippians also strive for excellence, and I swear to reflect that as well.
My mother grew up in abject poverty in Mississippi, an elementary school dropout. Yet, with the support of women around her, she returned to school and graduated as class valedictorian – the only one of her seven siblings to finish high school. She became a librarian and then a United Methodist minister.
I’m going to stand up for the good name of Mississippi, just like I did for Mike Espy’s good name.
I grew up by the Mississippi River, and I would swim in that as a kid.
My parents had to go to Ohio to get married in 1965 because it was still illegal in Mississippi. My white father and black mother.
One of two historically African American communities that sprang up along the Mississippi Gulf Coast after emancipation, North Gulfport has always been a place where residents have had fewer civic resources than those extended to other outlying communities.
I feel like I can be myself in L.A. I feel like Mississippi is a little close-minded; not all of Mississippi is, but just the part that I came from. They really don’t get outsiders.
My local radio station, WHOC, Philadelphia, Mississippi – ‘1490 on your radio dial, a thousand watts of pure pleasure‘ – it was a beautiful station. And I loved everything I heard. But it was country music that touched my heart.
I’ve always been in love with that Delta-flavored music… the music that came from Mississippi and Memphis and, especially, New Orleans. When I was 14, I was in a wanna-be New Orleans band in Toronto.
We hunt in Florida, where I live in Jay. I hunt in Alabama a little bit, on my uncle‘s land. I go to Illinois and hunt with some friends up there. I hunt in Mississippi and Missouri.
To the veterans in Mississippi and across the nation, thank you for your bravery and commitment to preserving this great country. I am truly honored and humbled by your service.
I was raised in Mississippi, in a family and a community that identified as black, and I have the stories and the experiences to go with it. One of my great-great grandfathers was killed by a gang of white Prohibition patrollers.
The people of Mississippi overwhelmingly voted to keep our flag in 2001. I oppose unilateral action by the governor or the Legislature or any other backroom deal by politicians in Jackson to change it.
Mississippi is akin to an underdeveloped country.
My family has been poor and working-class for generations. And we live – I live in this really small community in Southern Mississippi where you don’t evacuate, and you have never evacuated because there are too many people in your family to evacuate.
My grandmother introduced me to B.B. King. She wasn’t someone who had a lot of posters, but there was a big poster of B.B. King on the wall as soon as you walked into her house in Meridian, Mississippi.
Well, being from Mississippi, the church house is kind of the common denominator. It was for me growing up. Like so many public performers, that was the first place I was ever invited to sing.
The importance of the Army Corps of Engineers to public safety and economic activity in Mississippi can’t be understated.
There was never a time you could get the majority of people in Alabama or Mississippi, or even southern Delaware, to vote to end segregation. What changed things was the rule of law, the courts. Brown v. Board of Education was ushered in by a movement, but it was a legal decision.
Like a majority of Americans in recent years, I came to understand that fear of homosexuality was leading our governments – including the one I ran as Governor of Mississippi – to deny the equal rights to an entire segment of our population that are afforded all of us under the Constitution.
I was born in Cleveland, Ohio; raised primarily in Phoenix, Arizona; and, after running away from home in my teens to play music and bouncing around a bit, settled in Oxford, Mississippi, which I consider more my home than anywhere else in the world.
Unlike most kids from Mississippi, I didn’t grow up hunting… But I understand that freedom to own a firearm – for recreation or self-protection – is a constitutional issue. And when government tries to infringe upon a constitutional right, we must be extremely wary and cautious.
Mississippi is home to a significant level of national defense work, such as shipbuilding, aircraft manufacturing, and critical research.
This United States Government should go down to Mississippi and protect my people. That is what should happen.
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.
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.
My oldest son played for the NFL, until he got hurt and opened a gym here in Mississippi. He trains young athletes and inspires them to chase their dreams, playing football in college and professionally.
My dad is in Mississippi. He exited the Navy and made a ton of money as an entrepreneur.
I come from a family of Mississippi sharecroppers just a few generations away from slavery, and I experienced a lot of racism growing up – you can’t avoid that if you’re a person of color in this country.
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.
The Coast Guard has a strong presence in Mississippi and on its waterways.