Top 131 North Carolina Quotes

We have collected the best North Carolina Quotes by famous authors including Peter Bergen, Roy Cooper, Lara Trump, Joseph Bruchac, Michael F. Easley and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.

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Mohammed Taheri-Azar, a naturalized U.S. citizen hailing from Iran, crashed his SUV into a crowd at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2006, injuring nine people.

Peter Bergen
We want companies looking to expand to come to North Carolina because there’s no better place to invest and grow.

Roy Cooper
President Trump’s agenda is enticing businesses to hire in North Carolina.

Lara Trump
I did not walk every step of the Trail of Tears at one time. Instead, over the last 20 years, I have walked various segments of it in Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.

Joseph Bruchac
Early college high schools in North Carolina and across the country show us that challenge – not remediation – is an approach to education that works.

Michael F. Easley
North Carolina is not going to be left behind.

Terry Sanford
I went to North Carolina to play football.

Mickey Rivers
My second novel began after my family moved from New York City to North Carolina, and I watched my son walk into kindergarten at a school in which he was the only Jewish child out of 600 students – and this in the middle of the Bible Belt.

Karen Bender
I remember my school had some of the first Apple IIs in North Carolina. I remember, when I first started using them, we were using a cassette tape to store programs because we didn’t have floppy disk drives.

Parker Harris
There were so many times I was called to go do a match and drive 8 or 9 hours from North Carolina to Orlando, Florida just to go do the NXT extra spots and then nothing, which would break my heart every time, but I was just very young then.

Tessa Blanchard
When I was speaker in North Carolina, the state was gripped with a deficit, and we made a fundamental policy decision to adopt austerity budgets for four years.

Thom Tillis
In rural North Carolina, you can get lots of great advice about how to clean and quarter a deer carcass, but we didn’t really have anyone to ask for video advice, so we just kept learning through trial and error.

Rhett McLaughlin
My mom had an encounter with the KKK when she was, I think, 7 years old in North Carolina. She snuck into a cross burning. I’m so lucky she didn’t get caught, because I wouldn’t be here.

John David Washington
North Carolina wants its judges to be fair and impartial, and partisan politics has no place on the judges’ bench.

Roy Cooper
Having served as North Carolina Attorney General for 16 years, I am all too familiar with the racism, bigotry and full-out white supremacy that exist in corners of our society.

Roy Cooper
Barbecue is to North Carolina as the hot dog is to New York.

Fiona Barton
I left home at 15 to go to the North Carolina School of the Arts.

Margaret Qualley
I’m in college at North Carolina State University. I’m about to start my sophomore year and have an apartment on campus with three buddies I’ve grown up with. I get to be normal when I’m there, and then I tour Thursday through Sunday.

Scotty McCreery
Probably the biggest-kept secret about ‘Ring of Honor’ is that when you go to see a live show – I’ve had people in their 60s from down in North Carolina that have seen a lot of wrestling tell me that it was the greatest live wrestling show they’ve ever been to. The atmosphere is off the charts.

Jim Cornette
My dad was a high school coach for 30-plus years in North Carolina, and he was inducted into the North Carolina High School Coaches Hall of Fame. He’s the best coach I’ve known, in every way, all the way around – relationships, motivation, going the extra mile, always putting his kids first and foremost.

Kelvin Sampson
No matter where you put me, I don’t care if it is North Carolina, Florida, California, New York City; I’m going to be who I am.

Chris Paul
I love working with directors who have good taste. It’s incredible when a director can say something and things open up for you. I went to The University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and some of my best experiences on sets have been working with other alums.

Trieste Kelly Dunn
I want to go back to North Carolina to do what I started to do in coaching, Not what it got to be at Texas.

Mack Brown
People have asked me about the 19th century and how I knew so much about it. And the fact is I really grew up in the 19th century, because North Carolina in the 1950s, the early years of my childhood, was exactly synchronous with North Carolina in the 1850s. And I used every scrap of knowledge that I had.

Allan Gurganus
Growing up in North Carolina, my mom was always just sort of my mom to me. I never really recognized her as a famous actress. I’m always thrilled when she’s cleaning out her closet. Last time, I got a pair of boots that she bought in Paris 20 years ago. I have completely worn them out.

Margaret Qualley
I like good Mexican food, and there’s not a lot of that around North Carolina.

Kyle Busch
President Obama is also standing up for women in North Carolina and across our country. He has helped women fight for equal pay for equal work; he has fought to guarantee that women have access to quality, affordable health care, including making sure that insurance plans cover birth control with no out-of-pocket cost.

Bev Perdue
North Carolina – our great state – means everything to me. I was born, raised, and educated here. I started and raised my own family here. And as Governor, I want to build a state where all North Carolinians are afforded the opportunities I’ve had.

Roy Cooper
I had the longest judicial vacancy in the history of the United States – on the Eastern District of North Carolina. Not many people know that.

Richard Burr
I suppose more than anything, it’s the way of life in this part of the country that influences my writing. In Eastern North Carolina, with the exception of Wilmington, most people live in small towns.

Nicholas Sparks
I embrace the idea that we need to make sure that everyone has coverage – that everybody in North Carolina should have access to quality, affordable care.

Cal Cunningham
I was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, which is where J. Cole is from. I went up to Washington, D.C., where my mother moved, to stay with her, and then moved back to North Carolina to finish junior high and high school.

Brian Tyree Henry
My commitment to rural North Carolina is personal. I understand the opportunities and challenges our rural communities face.

Roy Cooper
Shrimp and grits is a dish that I enjoy from North Carolina. It’s one of those dishes that is so rich in flavor and texture.

Ayesha Curry
This is where I would lodge my deepest criticisms. We have very whimsically been threatening and then backing off of tariffs. The people who are paying the price for the lack of strategy are North Carolina consumers who are paying more for durable goods and North Carolina farmers who don’t have markets today.

Cal Cunningham
I didn’t grow up on any sort of border; more in the middle of nowhere, in rural eastern North Carolina.

Tim Pratt
I’m not going to offer and take a guy at North Carolina that I don’t meet. And if I don’t like him, I’m not taking him.

Mack Brown
If the goal of the Trump tax cut is to make America look more like tax-cutting North Carolina and less like soak-the-rich Connecticut and Illinois, he’s certainly on the right track.

Stephen Moore
I’ve been vacationing in western North Carolina and northern Georgia since I was a kid. I arrive, marvel at the mountains, and put on an unconvincing Southern drawl.

Pamela Druckerman
I was an organizer in the Food, Agricultural and Tobacco Workers Union down in North Carolina.

Al Lewis
Increased funding for the Weatherization Assistance Program is a priority for the Bush Administration, and I am pleased that many families in North Carolina will benefit from this increase.

Richard Burr
The University of North Carolina provided me with every tool necessary to rise to the top of my profession.

Rick Dees
I was accepted to North Carolina School of the Arts with stitches in my mouth.

Jonathan Majors
I’d been invited to deliver the commencement address to the Class of 2017 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Speaking live on television is one thing… speaking to 30,000 people in a football stadium is another.

Brooke Baldwin
I randomly went to a casting session in my hometown in North Carolina, and the casting director introduced me to my manager. I really lucked into it!

Maddie Hasson
Sting was one of my first and biggest influences. One night in North Carolina, when I reached out and touched his shoulder, he had the face paint on, and I didn’t know why, but I loved it. I wanted to be just like him, and I was only 11 years old.

Jeff Hardy
I was on significant financial aid, an only child, with parents who didn’t have much living in North Carolina.

Chris Hughes
I grew up and raised my family in Nash County in rural Eastern North Carolina. Small towns and rural communities like mine offer special opportunities for so many families. I want them to prosper.

Roy Cooper
North Carolina, particularly the 8th District, has long played a key role in our Nation’s military forces.

Robin Hayes
I was lucky because growing up in tiny little Bailey, North Carolina, we had a satellite dish, so we got WGN. Which meant we got almost every Bulls game.

Julius Peppers
I have cousins in North Carolina who talk in that old Southern style of ‘yakking,’ if you will. All the black men in my life when I was a boy talked that way, and I love that kind of talk.

James McBride
Barbecue is an incredibly democratic food. It’s cheaper than McDonald’s in many places and far more delicious. On the other hand, the only reason it can be that cheap is they use commodity hogs, the worst of the worst, which is – you know, it’s an industry kind of ruining North Carolina.

Michael Pollan
For as long as I could remember, I’ve wanted to play basketball at the University of North Carolina. Funny thing is, there was a long period of time when I wasn’t sure how much they wanted me.

Harrison Barnes
I first met Jim Valvano in the 1980s when he was a frequent guest on our CNN ‘Coaches Corner’ show based in Atlanta, as he was always in the area recruiting the next North Carolina State basketball phenom.

Craig Sager
I grew up in North Carolina. My father was a salesperson; he sold textiles.

Parker Harris
I’m a multi-racial person – I’m black and white – and growing up in North Carolina, I’ve dealt with a lot of racism. Growing up as a kid, I’ve seen it. I’ve been through it in many forms and fashions.

Jimmy Graham
I started singing when I was about 3 and dancing soon after. Mom just started looking for outlets where I could perform and availed herself of any opportunity she could in the mountains of North Carolina in the ’70s.

Bellamy Young
North Carolina is a terrific place to live, work, and raise a family.

Roy Cooper
I kind of have found my identity through the music, through the roots music of North Carolina, and kind of realized that that’s my identity as a North Carolinian.

Rhiannon Giddens
My father is from North Carolina, and he got rid of his drawl really fast. He’s very much about speaking correctly, enunciating in certain ways.

Boots Riley
North Carolina needs to revamp the tax code completely. We have some of the highest tax rates, like the corporate tax rate, in the country.

David Rouzer
Being from North Carolina, it’s kind of slow-paced. There’s not too much going on there, whereas in New Orleans, there’s always something going on. I just love all the people, going out to dinner and enjoying anything I want.

Chris Paul
I married an American. He was from the Pacific Northwest but went to law school in the South, so I was living in Virginia and North Carolina.

Sarah Hall
I have a business in North Carolina but am open to coaching or broadcasting as well. I’ve got four years on my contract and want to play as long as I can with my knees, but I’ll let God take care of that.

Muggsy Bogues
I was from North Carolina, so as a youngster all of my mind games about golf were always, ‘If I make this I win The Masters, if I hole this par putt I win The Masters.’ So it was a great thrill to play there.

Raymond Floyd
Throughout my many years of service to the people of North Carolina, I have always tried to treat people from all viewpoints with respect.

Bob Etheridge
North Carolina is home to some of the largest financial institutions in the country, and a vibrant network of community banks. We’re a banking state, and we’re proud of that distinction. But we also understand that responsible financial regulation protects consumers and businesses.

Kay Hagan
My first job out of law school was representing people on death row in North Carolina, where I often saw the impact of hasty prosecutions.

Zephyr Teachout
John Edwards makes us all proud to be Americans, and those of us from North Carolina are even more proud to claim him, for he represents the best that we can offer America at a time when strong, positive leadership is needed.

Harvey Gantt
Better teacher pay combined with scholarships in exchange for teaching in our public schools can help North Carolina attract and keep talented teachers.

Roy Cooper
I grew up in a very small town in North Carolina, weird and pudgy, without too many other kids to play with. I spent a lot of time watching TV. It was my reassurance that the outside world was bigger and more colorful than the one I lived in.

Emily V. Gordon
I’m going to coach here as long as I can. As long as I’m effective for North Carolina, I will be the football coach.

Mack Brown
It is exciting to be recruited by North Carolina, UCLA, Syracuse and other schools that have won many national championships. But as I prayed about it and talked with my family, I felt that BYU was the best place for me.

Shawn Bradley
We need to recognize that, whether you’re looking at Georgia or North Carolina or North Dakota or Florida, that the disenfranchisement of voters, the suppression of votes, cuts across every community, and therefore, it cuts across partisanship.

Stacey Abrams
The factory work that lifted millions out of poverty in places like China and Vietnam probably did cost some workers in North Carolina and Wallonia their jobs.

Arancha Gonzalez
Companies that continue to innovate and invest in research and development are the kinds of high-tech job creators we want working with North Carolina.

Roy Cooper
If I’m playing for North Carolina, and Eric Montross goes up and dunks one, I might jump up and hug him like I was his girlfriend. It’s supposed to be that way, in my opinion. Players should be able to express themselves and grow.

Jalen Rose
It will be about which candidate, which of the two candidates remaining, is best suited to make a positive difference in the lives of North Carolina families, and I submit to each of you tonight that I am that candidate and Elizabeth Dole is not.

Erskine Bowles
Since my retirement, I’ve spent a lot of time trying to help the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina. A society like this just can’t afford an uneducated underclass of citizens.

Charles Kuralt
We talked about politics constantly in my family growing up in North Carolina. There were always debates. Being of Greek background, it’s in our blood to drink coffee and talk politics.

Zach Galifianakis
When I was a young lad just out of college at the North Carolina School of the Arts, I directed several plays that I wrote. It was essential theater, meaning we had no money, so our set may be six stools and two chairs and eight cream pies.

Peter Hedges
Women have helped shape North Carolina in every discipline and industry, from manufacturing, medicine, and law to business, the arts, and sciences.

Roy Cooper
I’ve been through quite a few hurricanes. I worked in North Carolina, where there’s a housing development whose name was Landfall.

James Van Der Beek
I grew up mostly in Germany, but my favorite summer trip was driving from North Carolina to Texas in a camper with my parents and us six kids.

Michael Strahan
The dedicated men and women of the Highway Patrol work tirelessly, every day and through all the long nights of the year, to protect the people of North Carolina, and I’m grateful for their service.

Roy Cooper
Well, I’m a huge fan of Ryan Adams, who’s from North Carolina. And he’s beginning to break really quite big.

Elton John
I have a 60-acre farm in North Carolina, and I have a tractor and a farmhouse. As soon as I groom the land, I want to put cabins around and have a place where people can write and hang out. It’ll be either that or an all-black nudist colony.

Zach Galifianakis
North Carolina is blessed with amazing coastal resources and we need to safeguard our coast because it helps drive our economy.

Roy Cooper
I actually defeated an incumbent Republican senator who was part of the Jesse Helm’s political machine in North Carolina, the result of which is I’m now the senior senator from North Carolina instead of Jesse Helms, which is a very good thing for this country.

John Edwards
North Carolina has been so great because nobody asks me about work.

Andie MacDowell
I was at Elon University in North Carolina for two years pursuing my BFA. And after my sophomore year, I was cast in the Broadway Tour of ‘West Side Story.’ I just kind of – it always was my favorite show growing up.

Grant Gustin
Although I missed home, North Carolina is a spectacular place to spend four months. Wilmington has a great downtown area. It is not too small town or too big city. The people were really welcoming and nice. The weather was lovely.

Juliette Lewis
We can embrace the idea of a North Carolina that’s truly for all of us.

Roy Cooper
When I was a teenager, we used to go to North Carolina with my family, and we’d all pile into, like, a beach house. We’d rent, like, two or three next to each other, because I have a humungous family.

Lauren Cohan
I’m from Raleigh, North Carolina, and the Cowboys have always been my team.

John Wall
I actually quit ballet when I was offered a job, an apprenticeship at North Carolina Dance Theater Company, run by John Pierre Bonnefoux and Patricia McBride, who are my idols. Everything sort of went perfectly. I was 16, and I was about to drop out of high school and become a professional ballet dancer.

Margaret Qualley
Being about to land on the soil of North Carolina, the general commanding desires his soldiers to remember that they are here to support the Constitution and the laws, to put down rebellion, and to protect the persons and property of the loyal and peaceable citizens of the State.

Ambrose Burnside
Im from North Carolina and I know now that I found the North Carolina in L.A. because I live in sleepy little Burbank, which is amazing, but also sometimes I never leave my house.

Renee Rapp
Conservatives of Western North Carolina should send Mark Meadows to Congress. We need his help.

Jeff Duncan
I had had to quit a few jobs in North Carolina because of how anxious they made me.

Lili Reinhart
I need to be looking at what’s important in North Carolina, and you better believe that’s what I will do.

Kay Hagan
Improving highways and mass transit will make North Carolina an even better place to live and do business.

Roy Cooper
My home State of North Carolina ranks 12th in the United States for increased aging population and, according to a national report, 41st in overall health. According to this same report, individuals aged 50+ are the least healthy.

Howard Coble
I grew up in a university town in eastern North Carolina – what’s called Tobacco Road. It was very rural.

Garth Risk Hallberg
I’m from North Carolina, and I stand here humbled, honored, and proud to place in nomination for the office of vice-president of the United States of America, my friend and my senator from the great state of North Carolina: John Edwards.

Harvey Gantt
I talk to teachers, nurses, police officers, and families nearly every day in North Carolina. Their desire to make a difference inspires me.

Roy Cooper
When you are raised, as John Edwards was, in a small town like Robbins, North Carolina, you get to understand poverty and unemployment, or inadequate health care, first-hand by seeing the daily struggles of your friends and neighbors.

Harvey Gantt
I was an English major in college, and then I went to graduate school in English at the University of North Carolina for three years.

Elizabeth Edwards
I was born here in West Virginia, though I spent a little time in North Carolina when my step-dad got laid off from the coal mines.

Paula Jean Swearengin
Making North Carolina a Top 10 Educated state is the backbone for a strong economy, attracting good paying jobs, helping incomes rise and keeping our communities vibrant.

Roy Cooper
When I was 8 years old, I saw ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ in Charlotte, North Carolina. I walked out of there and was so inspired. I loved the movie, and I knew I wanted to be that guy.

Dwayne Johnson
Shaking hands with the Queen of England was a long way from being forced to sit in the colored section of the bus going into downtown Wilmington, North Carolina.

Althea Gibson
I would love to add to the rich tradition that Duke University holds on and off the court, and play for one of the all time great coaches, Coach K. I would love to go up to Chapel Hill, play for Roy Williams, and chase back-to-back National Championships at North Carolina.

Kevin Knox
The beauty of where I’m from – this small little town called Wallburg, North Carolina – I didn’t have a TV; I was out playing ball with my dad, shooting clay pigeons.

Jill Wagner
It is an incredible honor and privilege to serve as the governor of this great state, and I will work to be a governor of all of North Carolina.

Roy Cooper
It’s almost therapeutic driving there and driving back (to North Carolina), with the time you get to think about things as well as create checklists.

Kurt Busch
As I got older, I had more experience with borders. Some literal – living in the dramatically blue misty mountains on the line between North Carolina and Tennessee, and living in California – home to expats, transplants, and refugees from both sides of innumerable borders.

Tim Pratt
I think that American music, for me, it’s a synthesis of a lot of different things. But for me growing up in North Carolina, the stuff that I was listening to, the things that I was hearing, it was all about black music, about soul music.

James Taylor
Dot Helms and North Carolina are one and the same.

Thom Tillis
I grew up in a small farming town called Concord, outside Charlotte in North Carolina.

Skeet Ulrich
In the push and pull of Washington politics, Thom Tillis has decided there are things more important than representing North Carolina. He has put his own political interests, and serving the special interests, ahead of North Carolina’s interests.

Cal Cunningham
I went to college in North Carolina, so something about being in the East Coast is home for me.

Ashlyn Harris
I went to college at North Carolina School of the Arts and took a lot of singing classes, and it really is so connected to emotions.

Anna Camp
I dropped out of high school three days into my senior year because I hated it because New York City public school is a mess. I certainly wasn’t one for sitting in a classroom. Then I went off to college to North Carolina School of the Arts, then quit that after two years.

Erich Bergen
I actually did Shakespeare when I was at North Carolina School of the Arts. I studied with Gerald Freedman and Mary Irwin – it was fun; I enjoyed it.

Billy Magnussen
After my mother and father separated when I was 5, my mother moved to Washington, D.C., and my father remained in North Carolina. Later, I moved to New York and would often drive down to D.C. to see her. We’d ride around together talking and listening to music.

Brian Tyree Henry
Five states – Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Illinois and North Carolina – have been identified by the EPA as contributing significantly to Rhode Island pollution. As of 2010, 284 tall smokestacks – stacks over 500 feet – were operating in the United States: needles injecting poison into the atmosphere.

Sheldon Whitehouse
I remember driving to North Carolina when I was a little girl in a snowstorm to get down to my mom’s family in the Carolinas. There were chains on the car – it was the late sixties – and we were just singing in the car. Christmas carols.

Tori Amos
I am all in favor of growing the American economy and engaging in trade with the world, but not at the expense of American workers. The North American Free Trade Agreement is a perfect example of this. Ask the textile workers of North Carolina how NAFTA worked out for them – if you can find any.

Ted Yoho
I did a severe amount of plays in high school. I was in every single show that my drama club produced. Then in the summer I would do plays, and I was also playing sports. I was probably a hellish kid, come to think of it, for my parents’ schedule. But then I went to college in North Carolina.

Chris Wood
Seeing states like North Carolina enacting these bathroom bills that are banning transgender individuals from using the restrooms they identify as… it’s complete discrimination.

Jazz Jennings