14 Quotes You’ll Only Understand If You’re A Southern Belle

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The real Steel Magnolias.

If you're a real southern peach, you know that there's nothing a glass of ice tea can't fix. Strong but refined, southern women are not to be reckoned with. They'll channel their inner Reese Witherspoon and show you a thing or two.

"She could charm the dew right off the honeysuckle."

"You say I'm stubborn, sassy, and difficult. I say maybe you just can't handle all of my sweet southern charm, baby!"

"Being female is a matter of birth, being a woman is a matter of age, but being a lady is a matter of choice."

"Life needs more sweet tea and sunshine."

"I can pitch a hissy fit on a moment's notice."

"Pearls are always appropriate."

"She has a way with words, red lipstick, and making an entrance."

"You can never be overdressed or overeducated."

"Live in such a way that if someone spoke badly of you, no one would believe it."

"Sweeter than heaven and hotter than hell."

"If you can't say anything nice about anybody, come sit by me."

"She is clothed with strength and dignity and laughs without fear of the future."

"Be pretty if you can, be witty if you must, but be gracious if it kills you."

"You're a peach."

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