Memorable Quotes About Charleston, South Carolina…And a Must See Historic Video

Every day, we see something memorable and utter words profound and poetic to describe those moments we embed into our memory bank.  We see stunning sunrises, historic architecture, beautiful animals, lovely Southern beauties, hand crafted signs and creative talents.  We are a melting pot of tradition, beauty, creativity and warmth.

Here are some of the most memorable quotes spoken about our Southern home of Charleston, South Carolina.

  • “Come quickly, have found heaven.”  – Artist Alfred Hutty in a wire to his wife upon discovering Charleston
  • Charleston has a landscape that encourages intimacy and partisanship. I have heard it said that an inoculation to the sights and smells of the Carolina lowcountry is an almost irreversible antidote to the charms of other landscapes, other alien geographies. You can be moved profoundly by other vistas, by other oceans, by soaring mountain ranges, but you can never be seduced. You can even forsake the lowcountry, renounce it for other climates, but you can never completely escape the sensuous, semitropical pull of Charleston and her marshes.”Pat Conroy
  • “During the settling of the American colonies, it was said that the Spaniards would first build a church, the Dutch would first build a fort and the English a tavern. Welcome to Charleston, an English colony founded in 1670.”  – Mark R. Jones
  • “Walking the streets of Charleston in the late afternoons of August was like walking through gauze or inhaling damaged silk.”  – Pat Conroy
  • “I’m going back to dignity and grace.  I’m going back to Charleston, where I belong.”  -Rhett Butler
  • “Charleston is an amazing place. I probably didn’t appreciate it enough when I was growing up.”  -Thomas Gibson“This bigoted hateful act touched the hearts of citizens around the world.” Mayor Joe Riley after the Emanuel AME tragic shooting
  • “There is no city on Earth quite like Charleston. From the time I first came there in 1961, it’s held me in its enchanter’s power, the wordless articulation of its singularity, its withheld and magical beauty. Wandering through its streets can be dreamlike and otherworldly, its alleyways and shortcuts both fragrant and mysterious, yet as haunted as time turned in on itself.”Pat Conroy
  • “I had come to Charleston as a young boy, a lonely visitor slouching through its well-tended streets, a young boy, lean and grassy, who grew fluent in his devotion and appreciation of that city’s inestimable charm. I was a boy there and saw things through the eyes of a boy for the last time. The boy was dying and I wanted to leave him in the silent lanes South of Broad.I would leave him with no regrets except that I had not stopped to honor his passing. I had not thanked the boy for his capacity for astonishment, for curiosity, and for survival. I was indebted to that boy. I owed him my respect and my thanks. I owed him my remembrance of the lessons he learned so keenly and so ominously.”  – Pat Conroy
  • “Charleston is one of the best built, handsomest, and most agreeable cities that I have ever seen.”Marquis de Lafayette
  • “I don’t think you ever think of a big city as sweet or community, but there are cities that I think of as charming and particular and interesting cities. I live in one now, Charleston.Anne Rivers Siddons

 American’s Most Historic City – Charleston 1930’s Promotional Marketing Video


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