Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.
— Oprah Winfrey

Only remember west of the mississippi it's a little more look, see, act. A little less rationalize, comment, talk.
F. Scott Fitzgerald mississippi quote

Of course that was my idol, Son House. I think he did a lot for the Mississippi slide down there.
— Muddy Waters

After Blood Simple, everybody thought I was from Texas. After Mississippi Burning, everybody thought I was from Mississippi and uneducated. After Fargo, everybody's going to think I'm from Minnesota, pregnant, and have blonde hair. I don't think you can ever completely transform yourself on film, but if you do your job well, you can make people believe that you're the character you're trying to be.
— Frances McDormand

A child born to a Black mother in a state like Mississippi has exactly the same rights as a white baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It's not true, but I challenge anyone to say it is not a goal worth working for.
— mississippi quotation by Thurgood Marshall