Best Quotes about North Carolina

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I was an organizer in the Food, Agricultural and Tobacco Workers Union down in North Carolina.– Al Lewis

Throughout my many years of service to the people of North Carolina, I have always tried to treat people from all viewpoints with respect.– Bob Etheridge

I had some friends here from North Carolina who’d never seen a homer, so I gave them a couple. — Catfish Hunter

I met people when we lived down in Raleigh who’d ask where I grew up, and I’d say about two hours west of Asheville, and they’d say they didn’t know there was any North Carolina two hours west of Asheville. It was in many ways an isolated place.– Charles Frazier

I was on significant financial aid, an only child, with parents who didn’t have much living in North Carolina.– Chris Hughes

My music came up from the soil of North Carolina,– Earl Scruggs

My home State of North Carolina ranks 12th in the United States for increased aging population and, according to a national report, 41st in overall health. According to this same report, individuals aged 50+ are the least healthy.– Howard Coble

I’ve been through quite a few hurricanes. I worked in North Carolina, where there’s a housing development whose name was Landfall.– James Van Der Beek

Barbecue is the third rail of North Carolina politics.– John Shelton Reed

I originally worked as an archaeologist in North Carolina, and when bones were found police would take them out to the bones lady at the university, and that was me.– Kathy Reichs

I need to be looking at what’s important in North Carolina, and you better believe that’s what I will do.– Kay Hagan

Becka might have been average in L.A., but average in L.A. is Queen of Mars in the visiting room of a federal penitentiary in North Carolina.– Kelly Link

I grew up in North Carolina, and I grew up on wrestling.– Ken Jeong

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It’s almost therapeutic driving there and driving back (to North Carolina), with the time you get to think about things as well as create checklists.– Kurt Busch

I randomly went to a casting session in my hometown in North Carolina, and the casting director introduced me to my manager. I really lucked into it!– Maddie Hasson

Im always happy to have the President visit North Carolina. Unfortunately, the citizens of North Carolina who could be most adversely affected by the Presidents plan have not been invited to the discussion.– Mel Watt

North Carolina’s approach in crafting its law ensured the creation of the best possible law and, consequently, North Carolina is now the acknowledged leader in addressing predatory lending.– Mel Watt

As you may know, previously as Attorney General and now as Governor, I have supported legislation to close the gun show loophole in North Carolina.– Michael Emerson

We must remember that North Carolina is more than a collection of regions and people. We are one state, one people, one family, bound by a common concern for each other.– Mike Easley

As Governor of North Carolina for two terms, I made improving education a top priority.– Mike Easley

The University of North Carolina provided me with every tool necessary to rise to the top of my profession.– Rick Dees

My district includes the two urban centers of Charlotte and Fayetteville, as well as large rural areas. Obviously, these diverse segments of North Carolina require different approaches to meeting current and future transportation demands.– Robin Hayes

I grew up in a small farming town called Concord, outside Charlotte in North Carolina.– Skeet Ulrich

I’m from North Carolina, and I stand here humbled, honored, and proud to place in nomination for the office of vice-president of the United States of America, my friend and my senator from the great state of North Carolina: John Edwards.-Harvey Gantt

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In rural North Carolina, you can get lots of great advice about how to clean and quarter a deer carcass, but we didn’t really have anyone to ask for video advice, so we just kept learning through trial and error.-Rhett McLaughlin

I was at Elon University in North Carolina for two years pursuing my BFA. And after my sophomore year, I was cast in the Broadway Tour of ‘West Side Story.’ I just kind of – it always was my favorite show growing up.-Grant Gustin

When I was a young boy, growing up in Durham, North Carolina, the women in my family were truly passionate about their clothes; nothing was more beautiful to me than women dressing with the utmost, meticulous attention to accessories, shoes, handbags, hats, coats, dresses and gloves to attend Sunday church services.-Andre Leon Talley

When I was 8 years old, I saw ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ in Charlotte, North Carolina. I walked out of there and was so inspired. I loved the movie, and I knew I wanted to be that guy.-Dwayne Johnson

I started once a week in North Carolina at a pub called Charlie Goodnight and met a lot of comics there. Then I moved to L.A., and if you’re not known, it’s hard to get stage time. So you start out doing what they call ‘bringers’ – you have to bring five people if you wanna get on stage. It was a lot of hustle, a learning curve.-Retta

You know, if you really want to fiddle the old-time way, you’ve got to learn the dance. The contra-dances, hoedowns. It’s all in the rhythm of the bow. The great North Carolina fiddle player Tommy Jarrell said, ‘If a feller can’t bow, he’ll never make a fiddler. He might make a violin player, but he’ll never make no fiddler.’-Alison Krauss

We need to recognize that, whether you’re looking at Georgia or North Carolina or North Dakota or Florida, that the disenfranchisement of voters, the suppression of votes, cuts across every community, and therefore, it cuts across partisanship.-Stacey Abrams

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I have a 60-acre farm in North Carolina, and I have a tractor and a farmhouse. As soon as I groom the land, I want to put cabins around and have a place where people can write and hang out. It’ll be either that or an all-black nudist colony.-Zach Galifianakis

We need to recognize that, whether you’re looking at Georgia or North Carolina or North Dakota or Florida, that the disenfranchisement of voters, the suppression of votes, cuts across every community, and therefore, it cuts across partisanship. -Stacey Abrams

You know, if you really want to fiddle the old-time way, you’ve got to learn the dance. The contra-dances, hoedowns. It’s all in the rhythm of the bow. The great North Carolina fiddle player Tommy Jarrell said, ‘If a feller can’t bow, he’ll never make a fiddler. He might make a violin player, but he’ll never make no fiddler.’- Alison Krauss

When I was 8 years old, I saw ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ in Charlotte, North Carolina. I walked out of there and was so inspired. I loved the movie, and I knew I wanted to be that guy.- Dwayne Johnson

When I was a young boy, growing up in Durham, North Carolina, the women in my family were truly passionate about their clothes; nothing was more beautiful to me than women dressing with the utmost, meticulous attention to accessories, shoes, handbags, hats, coats, dresses and gloves to attend Sunday church services. -Andre Leon Talley

I was at Elon University in North Carolina for two years pursuing my BFA. And after my sophomore year, I was cast in the Broadway Tour of ‘West Side Story.’ I just kind of – it always was my favorite show growing up. -Grant Gustin

In rural North Carolina, you can get lots of great advice about how to clean and quarter a deer carcass, but we didn’t really have anyone to ask for video advice, so we just kept learning through trial and error. -Rhett McLaughlin

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I’m from North Carolina, and I stand here humbled, honored, and proud to place in nomination for the office of vice-president of the United States of America, my friend and my senator from the great state of North Carolina: John Edwards. -Harvey Gantt

Shaking hands with the Queen of England was a long way from being forced to sit in the colored section of the bus going into downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. -Althea Gibson

I have a blue 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT, the first car I ever bought. I didn’t want it to just be a regular Challenger. I wanted it to be different. So I sent it out to Richard Petty’s garage in North Carolina, completely tricked it out – a one-of-a-kind built for me and we changed the name of it from ‘Challenger’ to ‘Champion.’- Mikey Garcia

My favorite memories growing up in North Carolina were hunting and fishing with my father and brothers. There, I developed a deep appreciation for protecting land and waterways. There, I learned outdoorsmanship. -Louis Bacon

No matter where you put me, I don’t care if it is North Carolina, Florida, California, New York City; I’m going to be who I am. -Chris Paul

I’m always happy to have the President visit North Carolina. Unfortunately, the citizens of North Carolina who could be most adversely affected by the President’s plan have not been invited to the discussion. -Mel Watt

My home State of North Carolina ranks 12th in the United States for increased aging population and, according to a national report, 41st in overall health. According to this same report, individuals aged 50+ are the least healthy.- Howard Coble

In the depth of the near depression, that he faced when he came in, Barack Obama and Democratic leaders in Congress provided ‘recovery funds’ that literally kept our classrooms open. Two years ago, these funds saved nearly 20,000 teacher and education jobs – just here in North Carolina. -Jim Hunt

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I never thought it was fair that women couldn’t travel freely because it was dangerous. I’d stay by myself on the North Carolina coast for a couple of weeks, with my dog and my gun, and my mom would be terrified. I told her, if I stay home, a lamp could fall on my head. You can’t spend your whole life inside because you’re scared. -Margo Price

North Carolina needs to revamp the tax code completely. We have some of the highest tax rates, like the corporate tax rate, in the country. -David Rouzer

I played the cello from when I was ten, and then I bought a guitar from the father of some friends of mine and played that for a while. And then when I was fourteen or so, I bought a guitar – a real nice one – in Durham, North Carolina, that I worked with up until I was about twenty-five. -James Taylor

From education to broadband, from building roads and bridges to supporting the military, Barack Obama is delivering for North Carolina. And he is delivering for America. A growing middle class is the foundation for a strong America. -Bev Perdue

I do mostly Southern landscapes. I do beautiful old barns that are falling down, and beautiful trees reflecting in the water. My lovely wife Dorothy and I travel quite a bit, so I take pictures of different things that inspire me to come home, when I come home here in North Carolina, into my art studio and paint these things. -James Best

My mom had an encounter with the KKK when she was, I think, 7 years old in North Carolina. She snuck into a cross burning. I’m so lucky she didn’t get caught, because I wouldn’t be here. -John David Washington

I went to private school, but I’ve got family from North Carolina. -John David Washington

People have asked me about the 19th century and how I knew so much about it. And the fact is I really grew up in the 19th century, because North Carolina in the 1950s, the early years of my childhood, was exactly synchronous with North Carolina in the 1850s. And I used every scrap of knowledge that I had. -Allan Gurganus

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I’d never get elected if people in North Carolina realized how liberal I am.- Dean Smith

After high school, I earned a scholarship to play Division I soccer at a small school in North Carolina, but I didn’t get much playing time, which forced me to determine who I was beyond the field, something I had previously never had to do. -Clint Smith

As Governor of North Carolina for two terms, I made improving education a top priority. -Michael F. Easley

I think that American music, for me, it’s a synthesis of a lot of different things. But for me growing up in North Carolina, the stuff that I was listening to, the things that I was hearing, it was all about black music, about soul music.- James Taylor

I went to college at North Carolina School of the Arts and took a lot of singing classes, and it really is so connected to emotions.- Anna Camp

Yeah, I’m from North Carolina, but grew up in Eastern Europe, and became a woman in London. -Ashnikko

I remember my school had some of the first Apple IIs in North Carolina. I remember, when I first started using them, we were using a cassette tape to store programs because we didn’t have floppy disk drives.- Parker Harris

Throughout my many years of service to the people of North Carolina, I have always tried to treat people from all viewpoints with respect.- Bob Etheridge

I didn’t grow up on any sort of border; more in the middle of nowhere, in rural eastern North Carolina. -Tim Pratt

My second novel began after my family moved from New York City to North Carolina, and I watched my son walk into kindergarten at a school in which he was the only Jewish child out of 600 students – and this in the middle of the Bible Belt.  -Karen Bender

I’m writing a new love story, set in eastern North Carolina. Surprise, surprise, huh? -Nicholas Sparks

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From the Mississippi Mudflap to the Kentucky Waterfall, to the Tennessee Top Hat and the North Carolina Neckwarmer, nothing says freedom like a mullet blowing unfettered in the wind and I can’t wait to restore it to its rightful place in the NASCAR garage. -Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

I remember driving to North Carolina when I was a little girl in a snowstorm to get down to my mom’s family in the Carolinas. There were chains on the car – it was the late sixties – and we were just singing in the car. Christmas carols. -Tori Amos

I had had to quit a few jobs in North Carolina because of how anxious they made me.- Lili Reinhart

Early college high schools in North Carolina and across the country show us that challenge – not remediation – is an approach to education that works. -Michael F. Easley

I’m a pretty low-key North Carolina boy. I like to go fishing and hang out with my friends. -Scotty McCreery

I have had almost every job under the sun, it feels like. One of the first jobs I took was as a door-to-door pest control salesman in Raleigh, North Carolina. -Shay Carl

I did not walk every step of the Trail of Tears at one time. Instead, over the last 20 years, I have walked various segments of it in Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. -Joseph Bruchac

Increased funding for the Weatherization Assistance Program is a priority for the Bush Administration, and I am pleased that many families in North Carolina will benefit from this increase. -Richard Burr

We must remember that North Carolina is more than a collection of regions and people. We are one state, one people, one family, bound by a common concern for each other. -Michael F. Easley

I grew up in North Carolina, and they have a soft drink called Sun Drop. I love the diet version of it. It’s the greatest thing on the face of the earth. I always have it in my fridge – bus fridge and home fridge. -Eric Church

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When I got out of the military, I finished up my education at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and I had some mentors who said, ‘You got what it takes. You should consider going to graduate school, getting a Ph.D. in neuroscience.’ I didn’t think I had what it took until somebody who had a Ph.D. told me I had what it takes. -Carl Hart

I am a Protestant. I am a communicant at the Church of the Holy Family, an Episcopal church in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. -Stanley Hauerwas

I’ve been vacationing in western North Carolina and northern Georgia since I was a kid. I arrive, marvel at the mountains, and put on an unconvincing Southern drawl. -Pamela Druckerman

I actually did Shakespeare when I was at North Carolina School of the Arts. I studied with Gerald Freedman and Mary Irwin – it was fun; I enjoyed it. -Billy Magnussen

When I was in second grade, my mother moved from Miami to this evangelical conservative environment in western North Carolina, two miles down the road from Billy Graham and his wife, Ruth. -Patricia Cornwell

I came from the independent scene, and I’ve wrestled in front of a crowd of four people in a car lot in 104 degrees in Fayetteville, North Carolina. -Mickie James

I suppose more than anything, it’s the way of life in this part of the country that influences my writing. In Eastern North Carolina, with the exception of Wilmington, most people live in small towns. -Nicholas Sparks

I was an organizer in the Food, Agricultural and Tobacco Workers Union down in North Carolina.- Al Lewis

Well, I’m a huge fan of Ryan Adams, who’s from North Carolina. And he’s beginning to break really quite big. -Elton John

Probably the biggest-kept secret about ‘Ring of Honor’ is that when you go to see a live show – I’ve had people in their 60s from down in North Carolina that have seen a lot of wrestling tell me that it was the greatest live wrestling show they’ve ever been to. The atmosphere is off the charts. -Jim Cornette

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Probably the biggest-kept secret about ‘Ring of Honor’ is that when you go to see a live show – I’ve had people in their 60s from down in North Carolina that have seen a lot of wrestling tell me that it was the greatest live wrestling show they’ve ever been to. The atmosphere is off the charts. -Jim Cornette

Fortunately we’ve been shooting in North Carolina which means we’re not in LA where you can hear people talking about you and you know so much about what’s going on in the business. -Katie Holmes

I am all in favor of growing the American economy and engaging in trade with the world, but not at the expense of American workers. The North American Free Trade Agreement is a perfect example of this. Ask the textile workers of North Carolina how NAFTA worked out for them – if you can find any. -Ted Yoho

Barbecue is the third rail of North Carolina politics. -John Shelton Ree

I grew up in a small farming town called Concord, outside Charlotte in North Carolina. -Skeet Ulrich

The beauty of where I’m from – this small little town called Wallburg, North Carolina – I didn’t have a TV; I was out playing ball with my dad, shooting clay pigeons. -Jill Wagner

I played soccer in college, at this little school in North Carolina called Campbell. It was the only place in the world where they would offer to pay for everything.- Eric Swalwell

I’m in college at North Carolina State University. I’m about to start my sophomore year and have an apartment on campus with three buddies I’ve grown up with. I get to be normal when I’m there, and then I tour Thursday through Sunday. -Scotty McCreery

I was doing chemistry in Research Triangle Park in North Carolina. It was the first time I’d lived alone, and I had an epiphany while I was spending a lot of time watching TV and decided I wanted try acting. -Retta

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I’m a North Carolina native. Grew up in North Carolina. -Rhiannon Giddens

I grew up mostly in Germany, but my favorite summer trip was driving from North Carolina to Texas in a camper with my parents and us six kids.- Michael Strahan

North Carolina’s approach in crafting its law ensured the creation of the best possible law and, consequently, North Carolina is now the acknowledged leader in addressing predatory lending.- Mel Watt

I need to be looking at what’s important in North Carolina, and you better believe that’s what I will do. -Kay Hagan

My father, Cecil Banks Mullis, and mother, formerly Bernice Alberta Barker, grew up in rural North Carolina in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. My dad’s family had a general store, which I never saw. My grandparents on his side had already died before I started noticing things. -Kary Mullis

I’m from Raleigh, North Carolina, and I can’t lie… I missed the South since I’ve been gone! Summer Rae

I’m from Raleigh, North Carolina, and the Cowboys have always been my team. -John Wall

When I was a young lad just out of college at the North Carolina School of the Arts, I directed several plays that I wrote. It was essential theater, meaning we had no money, so our set may be six stools and two chairs and eight cream pies.- Peter Hedges

I’d been invited to deliver the commencement address to the Class of 2017 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Speaking live on television is one thing… speaking to 30,000 people in a football stadium is another. -Brooke Baldwin

Barbecue is an incredibly democratic food. It’s cheaper than McDonald’s in many places and far more delicious. On the other hand, the only reason it can be that cheap is they use commodity hogs, the worst of the worst, which is – you know, it’s an industry kind of ruining North Carolina.- Michael Pollan

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I’m not opposed – we manufacture a lot of socks in North Carolina – I just choose not to wear them. It’s a Southern thing. It’s a cultural thing. –Richard Burr

North Carolina is home to some of the largest financial institutions in the country, and a vibrant network of community banks. We’re a banking state, and we’re proud of that distinction. But we also understand that responsible financial regulation protects consumers and businesses. -Kay Hagan

I would love to add to the rich tradition that Duke University holds on and off the court, and play for one of the all time great coaches, Coach K. I would love to go up to Chapel Hill, play for Roy Williams, and chase back-to-back National Championships at North Carolina. -Kevin Knox

Growing up in North Carolina, my mom was always just sort of my mom to me. I never really recognized her as a famous actress. I’m always thrilled when she’s cleaning out her closet. Last time, I got a pair of boots that she bought in Paris 20 years ago. I have completely worn them out.-Margaret Qualley

Look at how many North Carolina kids have played for me or tried out for me or coached with me. I’ve had Dennis Wuycik, Steve Previs, Billy Chamberlain, Donald Washington, Darrell Elston, Tommy LaGarde, Bobby Jones. You name it, I’ve had them. Whatever Coach has ever asked me to do, I’ve done. Because I love the school, and I worship him.- Larry Brown

North Carolina is strong because our people are strong. They define our state – by their hard work, commitment to their families and neighbors, their willingness to sacrifice so that their children can have a chance to forge their own path.- Kay Hagan

But I love Chicago summers on Lake Michigan, Philly cheesesteaks on South Street, falling in love in Brooklyn, street fairs in Asheville, North Carolina. -Vic Mensa

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If I’m playing for North Carolina, and Eric Montross goes up and dunks one, I might jump up and hug him like I was his girlfriend. It’s supposed to be that way, in my opinion. Players should be able to express themselves and grow.- Jalen Rose

In North Carolina nobody bothers us; we’re all about concentrating on the work or our auditions that we’re trying to get a flight out for. So all that crap is not something that I’m confronted with on a daily basis. -Katie Holmes

I doubt the people of North Carolina will be content to allow the governor to decide or even unduly influence selecting their senator.- Terry Sanford

I was from North Carolina, so as a youngster all of my mind games about golf were always, ‘If I make this I win The Masters, if I hole this par putt I win The Masters.’ So it was a great thrill to play there. -Raymond Floyd

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