Southern Accent Quotes by Carmen Cusack, Leslie Jordan, Roy Blount, Jr., Jeff Foxworthy, Kim Dickens, DJ Qualls and many others.
The first music that came to my ear was gospel… I used to sing ‘Amazing Grace’ with a very strong southern accent and a vibrato already at five years old.
I’m very proud of my Southern accent, it’s part of me.
Lots of people have expressed consternation that I haven’t gotten rid of Southern accent, but I just never saw any reason to lose the flavor that I grew up with. I enjoy saying some things with a Southern accent.
I don’t necessarily think of it as Southern comedy. I just think I’m a comedian and I have a Southern accent.
I started out in New York, and New York has a way of countering a Southern accent, naturally; when I moved to Los Angeles for a job, and I just stayed, the dialect out here doesn’t really counter, and my Southern started coming back.
You know, so many people say TV makes you stupid. But it had the complete opposite effect on me. It kept me from having a really bad Southern accent.
I think anything sounds good with a Southern accent.
If you talk with a Southern accent, it’s perceived as though you are slow. That’s not the case. I’ve met just as many dumb people who talk without an accent as with.
They seem to be charmed by my Southern accent.
That could sound arrogant, I guess, but sometimes I feel like I have a bit of a Zelig thing. I’ll blend in wherever. I’m from the South, so I’ll have a Southern accent when I’m home. But if I’m up here in New York, I have a British accent.
Even in my adult years, when I heard a white person speaking in a Southern accent I was initially suspicious.
In the South we experienced, you know, some black kids who gave us a hard time because – cause ‘you talk white.’ We didn’t talk white. We talked fairly proper. Plus, we had a Midwestern accent, so we didn’t have a Southern accent, either. So it wasn’t really talking white; it was talking different.
I learned how to get rid of the Southern accent when I was, like, 11 years old and living in New York for the summer doing modeling and commercials and auditioning for Broadway. The mother I lived with for the summer taught me how to drop my Southern accent.
You know, so many people say TV makes you stupid. But it had the complete opposite affect on me. It kept me from having a really bad Southern accent.
Now, I don’t know about my peers, but I get nervous – okay, I genuinely freak out – when an actor starts trying on a Southern accent. That’s for Brits trying to find the easiest way to sound American.
I had a Southern accent but I had broken it so hard.
The great thing about not being American is that you don’t assume you know what a Southern accent sounds like, so you have to be specific.
The fact that I have a Southern accent and write about a lot of rural things leads people to put me in the country category.
I used to say that whenever people heard my Southern accent, they always wanted to deduct 100 IQ points.
I’m from the South, where if you walk down the street and there’s somebody behind you talking with a Southern accent, you can’t tell whether it’s a black or a white person.