Best Charleston Quotes : Charleston Sayings

These Charleston quotes will inspire you. Charleston is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina, the county seat of Charleston County, and the principal city in the Charleston-North Charleston metropolitan area.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Charleston quotes, Charleston sayings, and Charleston proverbs.

Famous Charleston Quotes

  1. “Charleston has something for everyone, rain or shine. Its architecture is unparalleled. Carriage rides are great for seeing the city and hearing the history behind certain houses and the area.” ~ Thomas Gibson
  2. “Charleston has a landscape that encourages intimacy and partisanship. I have heard it said that an inoculation to the sights and smells of the Carolina Lowcountry is an almost irreversible antidote to the charms of other landscapes, other alien geographies. You can be moved profoundly by other vistas, by other oceans, by soaring mountain ranges, but you can never be seduced. You can even forsake the Lowcountry, renounce it for other climates, but you can never completely escape the sensuous, semitropical pull of Charleston and her marshes.” ~ Pat Conroy
  3. “There was very little art in my childhood. I was raised in South Carolina; I wasn’t aware of any art in South Carolina. There was a minor museum in Charleston, which had nothing of interest in it. It showed local artists, paintings of birds.” ~ Jasper Johns
  4. “Walking the streets of Charleston in the late afternoons of August was like walking through gauze or inhaling damaged silk.” ~ Pat Conroy

  5. “One thing inspired me the most from the time I spent in Charleston was how much heritage and history are connected to influencing how I cook. Each dish tugged my heart in a different spot that after I finished cooking, I was really emotional and felt fulfilled at the same time.” ~ Shirley Chung
  6. “Our campaign was not hatched in the halls of Washington — it began in the backyards of Des Moines and the living rooms of Concord and the front porches of Charleston. …This is your victory.” ~ Barack Obama
  7. “I don’t think you ever think of a big city as sweet or community, but there are cities that I think of as charming and particular and interesting cities. I live in one now, Charleston.” ~ Anne Rivers Siddons
  8. “In Charleston, more than elsewhere, you get the feeling that the twentieth century is a vast, unconscionable mistake.” ~ Pat Conroy

  9. “Because our right to worship freely and safely, that right was denied to Christians in Charleston, South Carolina, and that was denied Jews in Kansas City, and that was denied Muslims in Chapel Hill, and Sikhs in Oak Creek. They had rights too. Our right to peaceful assembly, that right was robbed from moviegoers in Aurora and Lafayette.” ~ Barack Obama
  10. “One of my favorite stories was Black Orchid because it was so different from all the others. I especially enjoyed dancing the Charleston. I have always been keen on dancing.” ~ Sarah Sutton
  11. “All the forms of popular music from jazz to hip-hop, to bebop, to soul [come from black innovation]. You talk about different dances from the catwalk to the jitterbug, to the Charleston, to break dancing -\-\ all these are forms of black dancing…What would [life] be without a song, without a dance, and joy and laughter, and music.” ~ Michael Jackson , Charleston quotes dance
  12. “It’s funny, but we were living on this small island off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina when I was 9.” ~ Josh Lucas

  13. “My parents were working in a hospital in Memphis. But I didn’t live there for any length of time that I remember. The first thing I remember is the town in Mississippi that I live in now, Charleston.” ~ Morgan Freeman
  14. “My mother was a modern woman with a limited interest in religion. When the sunset and the fast of the Day of Atonement ended, she shot from the synagogue like a rocket to dance the Charleston.” ~ Lionel Blue
  15. “Charleston was where America split apart in 1861. Maybe it’s where America comes together in 2015.” ~ Russell D. Moore
  16. “Well, how’d we get to talking about our ancestors? People think we don’t talk about anything else in Charleston.” ~ Josephine Pinckney

  17. “I was ten,” I said. “Give me a little credit.” “To a boy with aspirations like that, I would extend my respect—but not credit. Or life insurance.” Abraham sounded amused. “You are an interesting man, David Charleston, but you sound like you were an even more interesting child.” ~ Brandon Sanderson
  18. “According to Festus, our flying table, Buford, made it back safely while we were in Charleston, so those eagles didn’t get him. Unfortunately, he lost the laundry bag with your pants.” “Dang it!” Frank Barked, which Leo figured was probably severe profanity for him. No doubt Frank would’ve cursed some more -busting out the golly gees and the gosh darns- but Percy interrupted by doubling over and groaning. “Did the world just turn upside down?” he asked. Jason pressed his hands to his head. “Yeah, and it’s spinning. Everything is yellow. Is it supposed to be yellow?” ~ Rick Riordan
  19. “I will never forget who this victory truly belongs to. It belongs to you. It belongs to you. I was never the likeliest candidate for this office. We didn’t start with much money or many endorsements. Our campaign was not hatched in the halls of Washington. It began in the backyards of Des Moines and the living rooms of Concord and the front porches of Charleston. It was built by working men and women who dug into what little savings they had to give $5 and $10 and $20 to the cause.” ~ Barack Obama
  20. “A lot of West Virginia is untouched. It doesn’t have as many strip malls, it has these old towns that feel like it used to be how it looked. Charleston has this river that runs through it, and it’s really beautiful.” ~ Sam Trammell

  21. “I do a lot of work with the Red Cross, too. As a reporter, before I went to entertainment news, I tended to follow natural disasters. I went to Charleston, South Carolina, after Hurricane Hugo. I went to Miami the year after they were recovering from Hurricane Andrew. I came to California when they were recovering from a big earthquake. I’ve seen the Red Cross and how they stay there years after a natural disaster. They’re not just there when a disaster is happening.” ~ Nancy O’Dell
  22. “The churches had left me cold, but I thought there’s got to be a God. I remember going out, this is in Charleston, South Carolina, and my desire then was to be a playwright, and I was studying theater, and I went out one night, late at night, and I asked, “What can God be if there is a God?” I wasn’t sure there was a God, but if there is a God, what must he be? Well, he can’t be a judge, who’s up there just waiting for us to make a mistake so he can clap us into hell. There’s got to be something more than that.” ~ Goswami Kriyananda
  23. “The Jews believed Jerusalem to be the centre. I have seen a kratometric chart designed to show that the city of Philadelphia was in the same thermic belt, and, by inference, in the same belt of empire, as the cities of Athens, Rome, and London. It was drawn by a patriotic Philadelphian, and was examined with pleasure, under his showing, by the inhabitants of Chestnut Street. But, when carried to Charleston, to New Orleans, and to Boston, it somehow failed to convince the ingenious scholars of all those capitals.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  24. “To become a classical ballerina, you have to move to New York when you’re 12 or 11 and that becomes your life. I just wanted to be good in my company in Charleston and I wanted it to always be part of my life.” ~ Jennifer Garner

  25. “If you are not physically strong, it’s difficult. But at the same time, I think you need something more than that; you need to vary your shots, as Justine has been able to do in Amelia or Charleston, where she beat her — I can’t remember where it was on clay. So you need this kind of thing. But of course if you’re not fit, you’ll never make it through.” ~ Amelie Mauresmo
  26. “After watching the video, the senseless shooting and taking of Walter Scott’s life was absolutely unnecessary and avoidable. My heart aches for the family and our North Charleston community. I will be watching this case closely.” ~ Tim Scott
  27. “This was the first Memorial Day [Monday, May 1st, 1865]. African Americans invented Memorial Day in Charleston, South Carolina. What you have there is Black Americans recently freed from slavery announcing to the world with their flowers, their feet, and their songs what the war had been about. What they basically were creating was the Independence Day of a Second American Revolution.” ~ David W. Blight
  28. “I welcome opposing viewpoints, but I should warn you that you’ll be facing off against the 2nd-place finisher at the 1981 Charleston County High-School Debate Tournament. And whatever became of that county champ who argued in favor of tractor safety modifications? Last time I checked, she didn’t have her own show.” ~ Stephen Colbert

Charleston is a lively ballroom dance in which the knees are twisted in and out and the heels are swung sharply outward on each step.

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