The idiot who invented instant grits also thought of frozen fried chicken, and they ought to lock him up before he tries to freeze-dry collards.— Lewis Grizzard
Sensational Grit quotations
True grit is making a decision and standing by it, doing what must be done.
We can endure much more than we think we can;
all human experience testifies to that. All we need to do is learn not to be afraid of pain. Grit your teeth and let it hurt. Don't deny it, don't be overwhelmed by it. It will not last forever. One day, the pain will be gone and you will still be there.
Battles are won in the trenches, in the grit and grime of courageous determination; they are won day by day in the arena of life.
Joy, not grit, is the hallmark of holy obedience.
We need to be light-hearted in what we do to avoid taking ourselves too seriously. It is a cheerful revolt against self and pride.
Grit is the stubborn refusal to quit.
I like to think I am well-mannered. If I have the option at a breakfast place, I'll go with the grits. That's how Southern I am.
If there was ever a time to boil up some grits it is now.
The South, to me, is fried chicken and catfish caviar --- that's grits --- and good-looking women.
Just draw on your grit; it's so easy to quit - It's the keeping your chin up that's hard.
Have the backbone to go after what you want in life. It's too easy to settle.
Jesus isn't coming for a church that's gritting her teeth, struggling to stay free from sin, secretly wishing she could indulge in a little immorality but abstaining because of being afraid of getting caught. No, Jesus is coming for a church passionately and utterly devoted to Him-one that is free on the inside.
In order to obtain the goal of returning to Palestine, all of us sometimes have to grit our teeth.
God honors a beautiful blend of gift and grit! He gives the gift, and He expects us to have the grit to practice and learn how to use it effectively.
Keep your hands open, and all the sands of the desert can pass through them.
Close them, and all you can feel is a bit of grit.
The guitar has a kind of grit and excitement possessed by nothing else.
We could say that people who eat grits, listen to country music, follow stock-car racing, support corporal punishment in the schools, hunt 'possum, go to Baptist churches and prefer bourbon to Scotch are likely to be Southerners.
True Grit is making a decision and standing by it, doing what must be done.
No moral man can have peace of mind if he leaves undone what he knows he should have done.
That's when you've got to grit your teeth and hang in there and try and find a way to win when you're not playing your best tennis - that's what I can be proud of
Popcorn for breakfast! Why not? It's a grain. It's like grits, but with high self-esteem.
A grindstone that had not grit in it, how long would it take to sharpen an ax? And affairs that had not grit in them, how long would they take to make a man?
Sticking with a marriage. That's true grit, man.
Politics is the gizzard of society, full of grit and gravel, and the two political parties are its opposite halves - sometimes split into quarters - which grind on each other. Not only individuals but states have thus a confirmed dyspepsia.
You must pay for everything in this world one way and another.
There is nothing free except the Grace of God. You cannot earn that or deserve it.
I remind myself that no one day of writing matters all that much.
A story is built somewhat like a stalactite - one little drip of mud and grit at a time.
Education today does not impart to the students the capacity or grit to face the challenges of daily life. The educational field has become the playing ground of ignorance.
The man who has grit enough to bring about the afforestation or the irrigation of a country is not less worthy of honor than its conqueror.
Nobody automatically believes in your dream.
Nobody! You have to turn it into reality through your own sheer grit, bullheadedness and persistence.
Stone-ground grits are wonderful, but because they take so long to cook, I usually go with quick cooking grits - which I also love. But I never make the instant kind - some things a Southerner just won't do!
Obviously as I'm getting older, I'm seeing changes in my body that I may not like... but I do love food, and I'm from the South. I'm not gonna lie, I eat fried chicken, I love macaroni and cheese, and I love grits.
It is, after all, the dab of grit that seeps into an oyster's shell that makes the pearl, not pearl-making seminars with other oysters.
I won't rest until Tom Chaney's barking in hell.
Time just gets away from us.
I would not put a thief in my mouth to steal my brains.
No man can fight his way to the top and stay at the top without exercising the fullest measure of grit, courage, determination, resolution.