What’s your favorite Florida line?

Floridians enjoy a fantastic literary smorgasbord of novels, nonfiction, poetry, and more. So many authors, past and present, have written great insights about our state. What’s your favorite sentence about Florida written by an author? We love this one from the poem “Florida” by poet Elizabeth Bishop: “The state with the prettiest name, the state that floats in brackish water, held together by mangrave roots…” And there’s the great line by historian Michael Gannon: “By the time the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock, Saint Augustine was up for urban renewal.”

What’s your favorite Florida line? Below, please write the sentence you love, the name of the author, and the title of the book, poem, etc., where it appears. We’ll include some of the best in our fall issue of FORUM magazine, which features award-winning Florida authors.