state of the United States of America
- Mississippi's history deserves study and reflection, no matter how unpleasant or complicated parts of it may be.
- Mississippi is such a diverse and multifaceted place.
- If the voters of Mississippi were capable of shame, they would replace legislators loyal to the laws of South Africa by legislators loyal to the laws of the United States.
- Chicago Tribune, "What They Commend in Mississippi" (15 April 1960)
- Pray to the to the Lord for these Mississippi streets.
- Know what I'm talking about. Yeah, Mississippi. Motherfucker! Newton County. What I live and die for, Scott County. Ball for the kids, Simpson County. Know what I'm talking about. Hell yeah! Mississippi, you know what I'm talking about. The home of the blues, the dirtiest part of the south. You know what I'm talking about. The place where you get them fish and them criss, motherfucker. Yeah, you know what I'm talking about. The Delta, motherfucker. Cotton, you know what I'm talking bout!
- Bring the gangster walk back. Memphis! Mississippi! Everybody from the south, let's ride... North Mississippi in this bastard!
- All I can say is that I am well. I have the enemy closely hemmed in all round. My position is naturally strong and fortified against an attack from outside. I have been so strongly reinforced that Johnston will have to come with a mighty host to drive me away. I do not look upon the fall of Vicksburg as in the least doubtful. If, however, I could have carried the place on the 22nd of last month, I could by this time have made a campaign that would have made the State of Mississippi almost safe for a solitary horseman to ride over.
- Mississippi to Philly, Albuquerque to Chat-town!
- [I]n our Mississippi, ALL are Welcome.
- I once asked a New York reporter if his newsroom issued him a pith helmet and jodhpurs when he ventured down to the Heart of Darkness they portray Mississippi to be. He had asked me if I knew where he could find some Klan to interview and didn't appear to believe me when I told him it wasn't much of a going concern in most of the state anymore.
- Geoff Pender, "Flag referendum PR would be priceless, rotten" (22 January 2016), The Clarion-Ledger, Mississippi
- Government secrecy outside the strict confines of national security is a generally bad thing, and it never appears to work out well for those being governed. Mississippi in particular should know this well.
- Geoff Pender, "Miss. lawmakers trampling First Amendment" (5 March 2016), The Clarion-Ledger, Mississippi