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The Best Alabama Quotes & Alabama Instagram Captions
Here are my favorite quotes about Alabama, including inspiration from poems, literature, pop culture, song lyrics, and quotes by famous Alabama authors!
All of Mobile’s parading societies throw Moon Pies along with beads and doubloons, providing sugary nourishment to the revelers lining the streets. -Gary Bridgman
As the eldest son of an Alabama sharecropper family, I was constantly troubled by a collage of North American southern behaviors and notions in reference to the inhumanity of people. There were questions that I did not know how to ask but could, in my young, unsophisticated way, articulate a series of answers. -John Henrik Clarke
By growing up in Alabama, I had a melting pot of the whole pie: R&B, gospel, country. -Lionel Richie
Everyone tends to think of October as being an autumn month. Not so much in south Alabama, usually. There, it’s another warm, if not hot, summer month. But the Alabama summer heat will sometimes get broken by cooler days. The haze of the depth of summer lifts, the humidity backs off, and the sky takes on a clearer, sharper blueness that the more languid summer days rarely could manage. And sometimes, there will be a day where the temperature gives a clear peek of what’s coming. -JF Smith
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
I am. I’m a little surprised it’s made its way into the straight vernacular. It’s still illegal in Alabama. -Cameron on Modern Family
I believe that the future of humans, and the future of Earth, depends on space exploration. That’s not a French problem, or a problem for Alabama: it’s a planet-wide problem. International cooperation is crucial. -John M. Grunsfeld
I can’t screw up Alabama… We are number 48 in everything and Arkansas and Mississippi aren’t going anywhere. -Charles Barkley
I don’t understand it, how President Johnson can send troops to Vietnam and cannot send troops to Selma, Alabama, to protect people whose only desire is to register to vote. -John Lewis
I got the sense that Alabama is a place where people don’t want handouts and don’t much care for people talking out of the side of their mouth. -Adam McKay
I grew up in a small town in Alabama, and there wasn’t much in the way of entertainment, so like our older siblings before us, we drove our pickup trucks out into the hayfield and lit a bonfire. -Abbi Glines
I grew up in Mobile, Alabama – somebody’s got to be from Mobile, right? – and Mobile sits at the confluence of five rivers, forming this beautiful delta. And the delta has alligators crawling in and out of rivers filled with fish and cypress trees dripping with snakes, birds of every flavor. -Mike deGruy
I have a dream: That one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of “interposition” and “nullification” — one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. -Martin Luther King Jr.
I know I grew up in the time when a young man in a baggy suit and slicked-down hair stood spraddle-legged in the crossroads of history and talked hot and mean about the colored, giving my poor and desperate people a reason to feel superior to somebody, to anybody. I know that even as the words of George Wallace rang through my Alabama, the black family who lived down the dirt road from our house sent fresh-picked corn and other food to the poor white lady and her three sons, because they knew their daddy had run off, because hungry does not have a color. -Rick Bragg
I live in rural Alabama, and it’s very conservative. I’ve had one guy say ‘you can’t be a minister and a DJ at the same time’. I thought ‘how does someone get to choose what God has assigned me to do – God has given me a ministry. -Robert Hood
I love my home state and my hometown. I’m so grateful to Birmingham and Alabama for what it made me. -Jordan Fisher
I think you’d change Alabama fundamentally if in six years someone said, ‘If you want the best education in America, you’ve got to live in Alabama.’ you’d change economic development, change the image of this state, you’d offer these kids an opportunity they otherwise would never have had. -Bob Riley
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. -Tommy Shaw
I was born in Alabama, but I only lived there for a month before I’d done everything there was to do. -Paula Poundston
I was raised in South Alabama in the woods, y’know? I’m country. -Shelby Lynne
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. -Nolan Gould
I’m from Alabama and I have morals and I have class. That’s my personality. -Katherine Webb
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! -Brian Jordan
In 1965, the attempted march from Selma to Montgomery on March 7 was planned to dramatize to the state of Alabama and to the nation that people of color wanted to register to vote. -John Lewis
In Selma, Alabama, in 1965, only 2.1 percent of blacks of voting age were registered to vote. The only place you could attempt to register was to go down to the courthouse. You had to pass a so-called literacy test. And they would tell people over and over again that they didn’t or couldn’t pass the literacy test. -John Lewis
It’s hard to get ivory in Africa, but in Alabama the Tuscaloosa. -Groucho Marx
Justice is a funny thing, and in Alabama, justice isn’t blind. She knows the color of your skin, your educational level, and how much money you have in the bank. -Anthony Ray Hilton
Like all soul singers, I grew up singing in church but sometimes I would leave early and sit in the car listening to gospel band, The Blind Boys of Alabama. Hearing their lead singer Clarence made me connect the idea of church and show business and see how I could make a career singing music that stirred the soul. -Daryl Hall
Living in Montgomery, I’ve been antagonized by the emergence of a narrative about our history that I believe is quite false and misleading, and actually dangerous. And the narrative that emerges when you spend time in the South – places likes Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana – is that we have always been a noble, wonderful, glorious region of the country, with wonderful, noble, glorious people doing wonderful, noble, glorious things. And there’s great pride in the Alabamians of the nineteenth century. -Bryan Stevenson
My dad was the biggest Alabama fan ever, and I was brainwashed. –Dabo Swinney
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. -David Alan Grier
My only crime was being born black – or being born black in Alabama. -Anthony Ray Hinton
Oh I come from Alabama with a banjo on my knee, I’m going to Louisiana, my true love for to see. It rained all night the day I left, the weather it was dry. The sun so hot I froze to death; Susanna, don’t you cry. Oh, Susanna, don’t you cry for me. For I come from Alabama, with my banjo on my knee. -Stephen Foster
Oh! Moon of Alabama We now must say good-bye We’ve lost our good old mama And must have whiskey Oh, you know why! -Bertolt Brecht
The crowd is very regional, mostly coastal Alabamians. Everyone seems to know each other, and they are always honored and often extra hospitable when they learn that you traveled a long way just to visit *their* Carnival. Late into the evening, silk-gowned debutantes with their white-tie and tail clad escorts who’ve grown weary of their formal balls blend easily with the street crowds. -Gary Bridgman
The great thing that I appreciate – the fact that my godfather, William ‘Sticky’ Jackson, was a Tuskegee Airman because my father was first born in Ozark, Alabama. The sacrifices and the commitment of those men made it possible for myself and many others. -Allen West
The state of Alabama can take my freedom, the state of Alabama can take my future, but the state of Alabama cannot take my joy. -Anthony Ray Hinton
There are gods in Alabama: Jack Daniel’s, high school quarterbacks, trucks, big tits, and also Jesus. -Joshilyn Jackson
There was a rule, back when I was an education lawyer in Alabama, about visiting public schools: always go on a rainy day so you can see how badly the roofs leak. -Adam Cohen
This is Alabama, son,” he said, though he seemed younger than I. “How do you think they’re treating us?” -Eddy L. Harris
Unlike writers or painters, we don’t sit down in front of a blank canvas and say, ‘How do I start? Where do I start?’ We’re given the springboard of the text, a plane ticket, told to report to Alabama, and there’s a group of people all ready to make a film and it’s a marvelous life. -Albert Finney
We had teachers, we had high school principals, we had people teaching in colleges and university in Tuskegee, Alabama. But they were told they failed the so-called literacy test. -John Lewis
We just try to write about things that are close to our hearts. We don’t sit around trying to write another ‘Free Bird’ or ‘Sweet Home Alabama.’ -Rickey Medlocke
We need comprehensive immigration reform. Dr. King wouldn’t be pleased at all to know that there are millions of people living in the shadow, living in fear in places like Georgia and Alabama. -John Lewis
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. -Nadria Tucker
When I was growing up in rural Alabama, it was impossible for me to register to vote. I didn’t become a registered voter until I moved to Tennessee, to Nashville, as a student. -John Lewis
Whenever I tell people in Berkeley, Calif., where I live, that I’m headed to the beach in Alabama, they are shocked. Most people outside of the Gulf Coast have no idea that Alabama has beaches – even though if you look at a map of Alabama, there is a part of it that looks as if it should belong to Florida. -W. Kamau Bell
While over Alabama earth These words are gently spoken: Serve and hate will die unborn. Love and chains are broken. -Langston Hughes
You can say a lot of bad things about Alabama, but you can’t say Alabamans as a people are unduly afraid of deep fryers. In that first week at the Creek, the cafeteria served fried chicken, chicken fried steak, and fried okra, which marked my first foray into the delicacy that is the fried vegetable. -John Green
You know what the lowest rated episode we ever had was? Where Captain Kirk kissed Uhuru – a white man kissing an African-American woman. All the stations in the American South – in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana – refused to air it. And so our ratings plummeted. -George Takei
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What to Pack for a Trip to Alabama
Alabama Off the Beaten Path guidebook. It can be kind of a pain to find the major guidebooks once you land, or you’ll find them overpriced. I always like to pick mine up ahead of time.
An Unlocked Cell Phone so that you can use a local sim card while here to help navigate public transportation and when you’re on the road. (For people without American cell phone plans).
Backup Charging Bank for your cell phone since you’ll be using it as a camera, GPS, and general travel genie.
A Great Day Bag so you can carry what you need with you (like your camera, snacks, water, sunscreen, cash, etc). My current favorite is the Pacsafe Citysafe, which is especially great for cities because it has many anti-theft features designed to deter pickpockets. It also transitions to a night bag more easily and won’t embarrass you if you go to dinner directly after sightseeing all day.
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Don’t Forget About Travel Insurance!
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