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Great Quotes About Texas and Texan Pride

Howdy! Here we present a Texas-sized collection of quotes about Texas for you to ponder, enjoy, and share. We hope ya'll like 'em! If you do, please share and tell others. Regardless, we wish you an amazing day!

Quote: That's right, you're not from Texas. But Texas wants you anyways. by author Lyle Lovett overlaid on photo of cowgirl kissing cowboy

That's right, you're not from Texas. But Texas wants you anyways.


Quote: I get from the soil and spirit of Texas the feeling that I, as an individual, can accomplish whatever I want to, and that there are no limits, that you can just keep going, just keep soaring. I like that spirit. by author Barbara Jordan overlaid on photo of person in black hoodie using laptop computer
Photo Credit: Bermix Studio

I get from the soil and spirit of Texas the feeling that I, as an individual, can accomplish whatever I want to, and that there are no limits, that you can just keep going, just keep soaring. I like that spirit.


Quote: Take Texas the way Texas takes bourbon. Straight. It goes down easier. by author Edna Ferber overlaid on photo of glass of bourbon whiskey

Take Texas the way Texas takes bourbon. Straight. It goes down easier.


Quote: If you hear a Texas woman say Oh HELL no then it is already too late. by author Unknown Author overlaid on photo of Cowgirl wearing cowboy hat at dance hall

If you hear a Texas woman say Oh HELL no then it is already too late.


Quote: What do the Texans say? All hat, no cattle. by author Alexander McCall Smith overlaid on photo of dude cowboy on horse

What do the Texans say? All hat, no cattle.


Quote: Texas is neither southern nor western. Texas is Texas. by author William Blakely overlaid on photo of texas woman in field

Texas is neither southern nor western. Texas is Texas.


Quote: Texas does not, like any other region, simply have indigenous dishes. It proclaims them. It congratulates you, on your arrival, at having escaped from the slop pails of the other 49 states. by author Alistair Cooke overlaid on photo of photo of author Alistair Cooke with quote

Texas does not, like any other region, simply have indigenous dishes. It proclaims them. It congratulates you, on your arrival, at having escaped from the slop pails of the other 49 states.


Quote: Texan is what you are, not what you were or might be. by author Robert Ruark overlaid on photo of man with guitar by ranch house

Texan is what you are, not what you were or might be.


Quote: All over the world, people want to know what kind of people Texans are, and I explain that Texans are America's ideal Americans. by author Phil Gramm overlaid on photo of person in blue denim jeans and brown leather boots
Photo Credit: David Suarez

All over the world, people want to know what kind of people Texans are, and I explain that Texans are America's ideal Americans.


Quote: Here in Texas maybe we've got into the habit of confusing bigness with greatness. by author Edna Ferber overlaid on photo of silhouette of person wearing cowboy hat during sunset
Photo Credit: shrpnss

Here in Texas maybe we've got into the habit of confusing bigness with greatness.


Quote: A Texan outside of Texas is a foreigner. by author John Steinbeck overlaid on photo of man and woman in cowboy hat

A Texan outside of Texas is a foreigner.


Quote: I think Texans have more fun than the rest of the world. by author Tommy Tune overlaid on photo of man riding horse at rodeo

I think Texans have more fun than the rest of the world.


Quote: I have never known anyone from Texas, no matter how far they go or what they do, who isn't proud of being from Texas. by author Van Cliburn overlaid on photo of person on road at sunset
Photo Credit: Linda Xu

I have never known anyone from Texas, no matter how far they go or what they do, who isn't proud of being from Texas.


Quote: Football is to Texas what religion is to a priest. by author Tom Landry overlaid on photo of football stadium

Football is to Texas what religion is to a priest.


Quote: In Texas it's always hot, dry, sunny, not a cloud in the sky. by author Piper Perabo overlaid on photo of silhouette of person wearing cowboy hat during sunset
Photo Credit: shrpnss

In Texas it's always hot, dry, sunny, not a cloud in the sky.


Quote: Texas is the finest portion of the globe that has blessed my vision. by author Sam Houston overlaid on photo of canoe on Texas river

Texas is the finest portion of the globe that has blessed my vision.


Quote: When a lady accessorizes here in Texas, she's selecting caliber, not color. by author Ron Brackin overlaid on photo of sexy woman on horseback

When a lady accessorizes here in Texas, she's selecting caliber, not color.


Quote: Texas mystique (has been) created by the chemistry of the frontier in the crucible of history and forged into an enduring state of heart and mind. by author T. R. Fehrenbach overlaid on photo of person in blue denim jeans and brown leather boots
Photo Credit: David Suarez

Texas mystique (has been) created by the chemistry of the frontier in the crucible of history and forged into an enduring state of heart and mind.


Quote: Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all else, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word. by author John Steinbeck overlaid on photo of man in cowboy hat
Photo Credit: Vidar Nordli-Mathisen

Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all else, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word.


Quote: I'd rather be a fencepost in Texas, than the king of Tennessee. by author Anonymous overlaid on photo of people raises hands
Photo Credit: William White

I'd rather be a fencepost in Texas, than the king of Tennessee.


Quote: Texas has four seasons. Drought, Flood, Blizzard and Twister. by author Anonymous overlaid on photo of group of people inside the room in grayscale photo
Photo Credit: Brooke Cagle

Texas has four seasons. Drought, Flood, Blizzard and Twister.


Quote: Obviously people in Texas have a big hearts. by author Katie Couric overlaid on photo of sunset
Photo Credit: DiscoverQuotes Staff

Obviously people in Texas have a big hearts.


Quote: How can you look at the Texas legislature and still believe in intelligent design? by author Kinky Friedman overlaid on photo of white Starbuck plastic cup on brown fabric armchair
Photo Credit: Taylor Wright

How can you look at the Texas legislature and still believe in intelligent design?




Quote: The Typical Texan is a large-sized Jabberwock, a hairy kind of gorilla, who is supposed to ride on a horse. He is a half-alligator, half-human, who eats raw buffalo, and sleeps out on the prairie. by author Alexander Sweet overlaid on photo of yellow and white abstract painting
Photo Credit: J Lee

The Typical Texan is a large-sized Jabberwock, a hairy kind of gorilla, who is supposed to ride on a horse. He is a half-alligator, half-human, who eats raw buffalo, and sleeps out on the prairie.


Quote: Never forget, son, when you represent Texas, always go first class. by author James A. Michener overlaid on photo of silhouette of person wearing cowboy hat during sunset
Photo Credit: shrpnss

Never forget, son, when you represent Texas, always go first class.


Quote: Before your state was a state, it was just land. Before my state was a state, it was a country. by author Unknown Author overlaid on photo of pink rose in close up photography
Photo Credit: Alice Mourou

Before your state was a state, it was just land. Before my state was a state, it was a country.


Quote: A born Texan has instilled in his system a mindset of no retreat and no surrender. I wish everyone the world over had the dominating spirit that motivates Texans. by author Billy Clayton overlaid on photo of person holding sunflower bouquet during daytime
Photo Credit: Kate Hliznitsova

A born Texan has instilled in his system a mindset of no retreat and no surrender. I wish everyone the world over had the dominating spirit that motivates Texans.


Quote: In Texas we practically come out of the womb in jeans. by author Kelly Clarkson overlaid on photo of Texan woman proudly wearing blue jeans

In Texas we practically come out of the womb in jeans.


Quote: Texas is a blend of valor and swagger. by author Carl Sandburg overlaid on photo of cowgirl and cowboy dancing boots

Texas is a blend of valor and swagger.


Quote: Don't mess with Texas. by author Texas Department of Transportation overlaid on photo of person walking on street while holding black umbrella near cars on road at nighttime
Photo Credit: Todd Diemer

Don't mess with Texas.


Quote: What you northerners never appreciate ... is that Texas is so big that you can live your life within its limits and never give a damn about what anyone in Boston or San Francisco thinks. by author James A. Michener overlaid on photo of wormeye view photo of milky way
Photo Credit: Nathan Anderson

What you northerners never appreciate ... is that Texas is so big that you can live your life within its limits and never give a damn about what anyone in Boston or San Francisco thinks.


Quote: There wouldn't be no Alamo,
No Cowboys in the Superbowl...
No Lonesome Dove, no Yellow Rose,
If it wasn't for Texas. by author George Strait overlaid on photo of person on road at sunset
Photo Credit: Linda Xu

There wouldn't be no Alamo,
No Cowboys in the Superbowl...
No Lonesome Dove, no Yellow Rose,
If it wasn't for Texas.


Quote: Texans ain't Texans if they aren't willing to boast about the state they call home. by author Anonymous overlaid on photo of yellow flower in green grass field
Photo Credit: Jason Dent

Texans ain't Texans if they aren't willing to boast about the state they call home.


Quote: People from all over the United States can pick Texas out on the map. Even if they're not American, people know about Texas. All over the world, traveling Texans tend to identify as Texan rather than American, because, well, we get treated like celebrities when we do. by author Elizabeth Abrahamsen overlaid on photo of Elizabeth Abrahamsen quote; white text on black background

People from all over the United States can pick Texas out on the map. Even if they're not American, people know about Texas. All over the world, traveling Texans tend to identify as Texan rather than American, because, well, we get treated like celebrities when we do.


Quote: You don't just move to Texas. It moves into you. by author Manny Fernandez overlaid on photo of cowgirl piggyback on cowboy

You don't just move to Texas. It moves into you.


Quote: One day, it just dawned on me that I'm from Texas, and that's what I am. by author Sissy Spacek overlaid on photo of cattle in field

One day, it just dawned on me that I'm from Texas, and that's what I am.


Quote: Keep a spur handy. by author Meg Mims overlaid on photo of spurs hanging in barn

Keep a spur handy.


Quote: Today 25 million Texans can celebrate our liberty, and honor the founding generation of Texans who secured it for us. Happy Texas Independence Day, and God Bless Texas. by author John Cornyn overlaid on photo of woman doing yoga on rock platform next to body of water
Photo Credit: bady abbas

Today 25 million Texans can celebrate our liberty, and honor the founding generation of Texans who secured it for us. Happy Texas Independence Day, and God Bless Texas.


Quote: Only Texans and Jews understand brisket. by author Anthony Bourdain overlaid on photo of brisket sandwich

Only Texans and Jews understand brisket.




Quote: Texans are the only race of people known to anthropologists who do not depend on breeding for propagation. Like princes and lords, they can be made by breath; plus a big hat-which comparatively few Texans wear. by author J. Frank Dobie overlaid on photo of photo of white and brown bricked wall during daytime
Photo Credit: Marl Clevenger

Texans are the only race of people known to anthropologists who do not depend on breeding for propagation. Like princes and lords, they can be made by breath; plus a big hat-which comparatively few Texans wear.


Quote: What has six balls and screws Texans? The Texas Lottery. by author Kinky Friedman overlaid on photo of bulldog in front of Texas flag wall

What has six balls and screws Texans? The Texas Lottery.


Quote: Well, the capacity of French intellectuals to understand a Texan way of thinking is finite. by author Henry Kissinger overlaid on photo of pink and white tulips on white surface
Photo Credit: Larisa Birta

Well, the capacity of French intellectuals to understand a Texan way of thinking is finite.


Quote: Texas is not a civilized place. Texans shoot one another a lot. They also knife, razor, and stomp one another to death with some frequency. And they fight in bars all the time. by author Molly Ivins overlaid on photo of woman in black tank top standing on green grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: @ramu_aladdin

Texas is not a civilized place. Texans shoot one another a lot. They also knife, razor, and stomp one another to death with some frequency. And they fight in bars all the time.


Quote: At the outbreak of the war it was found very difficult to raise infantry in Texas, as no Texan walks a yard if he can help it. Many mounted regiments were therefore organized, and afterwards dismounted. by author Arthur Fremantle overlaid on photo of grayscale photo of desert
Photo Credit: Jeremy Bishop

At the outbreak of the war it was found very difficult to raise infantry in Texas, as no Texan walks a yard if he can help it. Many mounted regiments were therefore organized, and afterwards dismounted.


Quote: Humanism is not alive and well in Texas. Different colors and types of Texans do not like one another, nor do they pretend to. by author Molly Ivins overlaid on photo of yellow sunflower in close up photography
Photo Credit: Di Maitland

Humanism is not alive and well in Texas. Different colors and types of Texans do not like one another, nor do they pretend to.


Quote: I'm loyal and I think most Texans are very loyal, but I'm also stubborn. by author Kelly Clarkson overlaid on photo of silhouette of person wearing cowboy hat during sunset
Photo Credit: shrpnss

I'm loyal and I think most Texans are very loyal, but I'm also stubborn.


Quote: This may sound a little West Texan to you, but I like it. When I'm talking about.. when I'm talking about myself, and when he's talking about myself, all of us are talking about me. by author George W. Bush overlaid on photo of photo of author George W. Bush with quote

This may sound a little West Texan to you, but I like it. When I'm talking about.. when I'm talking about myself, and when he's talking about myself, all of us are talking about me.




Quote: Asking an eight-year-old girl if something is a little over-the-top is like asking a Texan if there are too many jalapenos in the salsa. The answer is always no. by author Lisa Kleypas overlaid on photo of woman carrying baby while walking
Photo Credit: Dakota Corbin

Asking an eight-year-old girl if something is a little over-the-top is like asking a Texan if there are too many jalapenos in the salsa. The answer is always no.


Quote: She's a Texan, born and raised. Football is in our blood. by author Simone Elkeles overlaid on photo of football field

She's a Texan, born and raised. Football is in our blood.


Quote: To the goggling unbeliever Texans say, as people always say about their mangier dishes, 'But it's just like chicken, only tenderer.' Rattlesnake is, in fact, just like chicken -- only tougher. by author Alistair Cooke overlaid on photo of photo of author Alistair Cooke with quote

To the goggling unbeliever Texans say, as people always say about their mangier dishes, 'But it's just like chicken, only tenderer.' Rattlesnake is, in fact, just like chicken -- only tougher.


Quote: What Texans can dream, Texans can do. by author George W. Bush overlaid on photo of cowboy on horseback rounding up cattle

What Texans can dream, Texans can do.


Quote: I'm an American by birth, but I'm a Texan by the Grace of God. by author Larry Gatlin overlaid on photo of photo of author Larry Gatlin with quote

I'm an American by birth, but I'm a Texan by the Grace of God.


Quote: Texans ignore better, long ago forgot the useless word good. Everything in Texas is best. by author Edward Smith overlaid on photo of body of water surrounded with plants under cloudy sky
Photo Credit: Tyler Lastovich

Texans ignore better, long ago forgot the useless word good. Everything in Texas is best.


Quote: First buy a cowboy hat and boots. Then you're on your way to being a Texan. by author James A. Michener overlaid on photo of cowboy smoking cigarette

First buy a cowboy hat and boots. Then you're on your way to being a Texan.


Quote: I think being a Texan -- we sort of have that extra fire in us as a breed. I just felt like from day one I had something to say and I wanted to make sure people heard me, and it's worked. by author Miranda Lambert overlaid on photo of black and blue starry night
Photo Credit: Joaquín

I think being a Texan -- we sort of have that extra fire in us as a breed. I just felt like from day one I had something to say and I wanted to make sure people heard me, and it's worked.


Quote: The longer I lived in the east, the more completely I realized that, for better or worse, I was going to be, to everybody's mind, wherever I lived, a Texan. by author Donald E. Graham overlaid on photo of brown and white humming bird
Photo Credit: Steve Harvey

The longer I lived in the east, the more completely I realized that, for better or worse, I was going to be, to everybody's mind, wherever I lived, a Texan.


Quote: There is a special mystique to Texas. Texans represent many things to the uninitiated: We are bigger than life in our boots and Stetsons, rugged individualists whose two-steppin' has achieved world-wide acclaim, and we were the first to define hospitality. by author Ann Richards overlaid on photo of photo of author Ann Richards with quote

There is a special mystique to Texas. Texans represent many things to the uninitiated: We are bigger than life in our boots and Stetsons, rugged individualists whose two-steppin' has achieved world-wide acclaim, and we were the first to define hospitality.


Quote: You're not a real Texan till you've been kicked out of every decent state in America. by author Joe Bob Briggs overlaid on photo of sunset highway
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You're not a real Texan till you've been kicked out of every decent state in America.




Quote: There's a good sense of fun and lack of sarcasm in the Texans, maybe a little earnestness which is kind of why I found it quite Australian. by author Rachel Griffiths overlaid on photo of plain background
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

There's a good sense of fun and lack of sarcasm in the Texans, maybe a little earnestness which is kind of why I found it quite Australian.


Quote: I feel blessed to have been raised a Texan. by author George W. Bush overlaid on photo of longhorn cow

I feel blessed to have been raised a Texan.




Quote: People actually occupy around 3 per cent of the earth's land surface. If 1,200 square feet was given to every person in the world, they would still all fit into an area the size of Texas -- whether the Texans would object is an altogether different issue! by author Michael Coren overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Coren with quote

People actually occupy around 3 per cent of the earth's land surface. If 1,200 square feet was given to every person in the world, they would still all fit into an area the size of Texas -- whether the Texans would object is an altogether different issue!


Quote: Certainly people in empty places feel they have the right to do what they want to their property and don't necessarily see the effect of their pollution or pesticides on others. But Texans have an appreciation for water problems and are very aware of the droughts. by author Gail Collins overlaid on photo of photo of author Gail Collins with quote

Certainly people in empty places feel they have the right to do what they want to their property and don't necessarily see the effect of their pollution or pesticides on others. But Texans have an appreciation for water problems and are very aware of the droughts.


Quote: At the end of the day, besides everything that I do, I'm still just a 20-year-old girl and a Texan, at that. by author Selena Gomez overlaid on photo of photo of author Selena Gomez with quote

At the end of the day, besides everything that I do, I'm still just a 20-year-old girl and a Texan, at that.


Quote: Patrick Swayze had done The Outsiders already -- he was certainly the star of our class -- and for a big, sexy, horseback-ridin' Texan to come over and tell me that I'm beautiful, and look me right in the eye and make me accept that there's a beauty in the characters I play meant so much to me. by author Beth Grant overlaid on photo of Beth Grant quote: Patrick Swayze had done The Outsiders already -- he was certainly the star of our class -- and for a big, sexy, horseback-ridin' Texan to come over and tell me that I'm beautiful, and look me right in the eye and make me accept that there's a beauty in the characters I play meant so much to me.- black text on quotes background

Patrick Swayze had done The Outsiders already -- he was certainly the star of our class -- and for a big, sexy, horseback-ridin' Texan to come over and tell me that I'm beautiful, and look me right in the eye and make me accept that there's a beauty in the characters I play meant so much to me.


Quote: The enemy never sees the backs of my Texans! by author Robert E. Lee overlaid on photo of cowboy shooting gun

The enemy never sees the backs of my Texans!


Quote: Rich, poor, Panhandle, Gulf, city, country, Texas is the obsession, the proper study, and the passionate possession of all Texans. by author John Steinbeck overlaid on photo of pink rose
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Rich, poor, Panhandle, Gulf, city, country, Texas is the obsession, the proper study, and the passionate possession of all Texans.


Quote: Alabama soldiers, all I ask of you is to keep up with the Texans! by author Robert E. Lee overlaid on photo of soldier in camo

Alabama soldiers, all I ask of you is to keep up with the Texans!


Quote: A man from Iowa or Illinois will say I'm from the Middle West... a Georgian or a Mississipian may admit to being merely a Southerner...but no Texan, given the opportunity, ever said otherwise than I'm from Texas. by author J. Frank Dobie overlaid on photo of pink tulips in close up photography
Photo Credit: Valeriia Miller

A man from Iowa or Illinois will say I'm from the Middle West... a Georgian or a Mississipian may admit to being merely a Southerner...but no Texan, given the opportunity, ever said otherwise than I'm from Texas.


Quote: The audience loves us! They buy out all our shows and really enjoy themselves but the press keeps right on bombin' us. We thought at first it was because our music was too Texan, maybe too different for East coast people to relate to. But anyone can relate to bein' drunk or missin' your woman. by author Dusty Hill overlaid on photo of Dusty Hill quote: The audience loves us! They buy out all our shows and really enjoy themselves but the press keeps right on bombin' us. We thought at first it was because our music was too Texan, maybe too different for East coast people to relate to. But anyone can relate to bein' drunk or missin' your woman.- black text on quotes background

The audience loves us! They buy out all our shows and really enjoy themselves but the press keeps right on bombin' us. We thought at first it was because our music was too Texan, maybe too different for East coast people to relate to. But anyone can relate to bein' drunk or missin' your woman.


Quote: There's nothing like being a Texan, and I'm proud to be one. by author Dusty Rhodes overlaid on photo of photo of author Dusty Rhodes with quote

There's nothing like being a Texan, and I'm proud to be one.


Quote: Say what you want about George W. Bush, but the guy is a man's man. He means what he says, and he says what he means. Whether you agree with the Texan or not, at least one always knows where they stand with him. by author Steven Crowder overlaid on photo of leafless tree under gray sky
Photo Credit: Yogendra Singh

Say what you want about George W. Bush, but the guy is a man's man. He means what he says, and he says what he means. Whether you agree with the Texan or not, at least one always knows where they stand with him.




Quote: It's fun telling you tall Texas tales. You always look like a little girl who's hearing Cinderella for the first time. by author Edna Ferber overlaid on photo of person on road at sunset
Photo Credit: Linda Xu

It's fun telling you tall Texas tales. You always look like a little girl who's hearing Cinderella for the first time.


Quote: I'd learned how to handle a gun before I was fully potty trained. by author Diane Kelly overlaid on photo of woman with gun

I'd learned how to handle a gun before I was fully potty trained.


Quote: But that's the thing about East Texas. Red dirt never quite washes out, and pine pollen is tenacious as original sin. You can leave East Texas, for Houston, for the Metroplex, for the Commonwealth, for New York, or Bonn or Tokyo or Kowloon; but you can never quite leave it behind. by author Markham Shaw Pyle overlaid on photo of Markham Shaw Pyle quote: But that's the thing about East Texas. Red dirt never quite washes out, and pine pollen is tenacious as original sin. You can leave East Texas, for Houston, for the Metroplex, for the Commonwealth, for New York, or Bonn or Tokyo or Kowloon; but you can never quite leave it behind.- black text on quotes background

But that's the thing about East Texas. Red dirt never quite washes out, and pine pollen is tenacious as original sin. You can leave East Texas, for Houston, for the Metroplex, for the Commonwealth, for New York, or Bonn or Tokyo or Kowloon; but you can never quite leave it behind.


Quote: Daddy had a strict rule about firearms. Anything we killed we had to eat. No amount of barbecue sauce would make a hairy guy like you palatable. by author Diane Kelly overlaid on photo of red and blue light digital wallpaper
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

Daddy had a strict rule about firearms. Anything we killed we had to eat. No amount of barbecue sauce would make a hairy guy like you palatable.


Quote: Makes me want to leave the United States and go to a more sensible place, like Texas. by author Greg Gutfeld overlaid on photo of silhouette of trees under blue sky during night time

Makes me want to leave the United States and go to a more sensible place, like Texas.


Quote: A man shot at us our first day on the river. Of course he did. You expect that sort of thing to happen on the Sabine. by author Alex Ferguson overlaid on photo of person on road at sunset
Photo Credit: Linda Xu

A man shot at us our first day on the river. Of course he did. You expect that sort of thing to happen on the Sabine.




Quote: Lainie, of course, would never turn gray. No respectable woman from Texas ever would. by author Kellie Coates Gilbert overlaid on photo of pink and white tulips on white surface
Photo Credit: Larisa Birta

Lainie, of course, would never turn gray. No respectable woman from Texas ever would.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Lainie, of course, would never turn gray. No respectable woman from Texas ever would.
~ A Woman of Fortune.


Quote: I'd prefer to die in Texas when I'm old. They say most good things end the same way they started, and that's where I entered the world, so that's how I'll leave it. by author Crystal Woods overlaid on photo of yellow wallpaper
Photo Credit: Teodor Drobota

I'd prefer to die in Texas when I'm old. They say most good things end the same way they started, and that's where I entered the world, so that's how I'll leave it.


Quote: Dr. Tom had said that Texas was the only place he had ever found that, when it killed you, it didn't forget about you. by author Kathleen Kent overlaid on photo of photo of author Kathleen Kent with quote

Dr. Tom had said that Texas was the only place he had ever found that, when it killed you, it didn't forget about you.


Quote: I am forced to conclude that God made Texas on his day off, for pure entertainment, just to prove that all that diversity could be crammed into one section of earth by a really top hand. by author Mary Lasswell overlaid on photo of man and woman kissing under blue sky during daytime
Photo Credit: Jakob Owens

I am forced to conclude that God made Texas on his day off, for pure entertainment, just to prove that all that diversity could be crammed into one section of earth by a really top hand.


Quote: How erotic Texas must be! she said.
I was sure she had meant exotic, but I followed through: Maybe, if you find cactus and deserts erotic, sensual. by author John Rechy overlaid on photo of plain background
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

How erotic Texas must be! she said.
I was sure she had meant exotic, but I followed through: Maybe, if you find cactus and deserts erotic, sensual.


Quote: 'Jewelry, in a box this big?' I unfastened the silver latches.
'This is Texas,' Kimmie said reasonably. by author Lisa Kleypas overlaid on photo of iris flower blue wallpaper
Photo Credit: Dim Gunger

'Jewelry, in a box this big?' I unfastened the silver latches.
'This is Texas,' Kimmie said reasonably.


Quote: Texas…was evidently the only place in the known universe, including Louisiana, that actually got hotter after the sun went down. by author Kathleen Kent overlaid on photo of photo of author Kathleen Kent with quote

Texas…was evidently the only place in the known universe, including Louisiana, that actually got hotter after the sun went down.


Quote: Let us have Texas, the Empire State, governed by the people; not Texas, the truck-patch, ruled by corporate lobbyists. by author James Stephen Hogg overlaid on photo of beach shore during day time
Photo Credit: Hermansyah

Let us have Texas, the Empire State, governed by the people; not Texas, the truck-patch, ruled by corporate lobbyists.


Quote: Texas: state-sized porkchop of misery. by author Justin Cronin overlaid on photo of cowboy on horseback herding

Texas: state-sized porkchop of misery.


Quote: I realize we could physically fit everybody there (Texas)... that doesn't mean they could all be fed, and clothed, and given iPhones. by author Dane Wigington overlaid on photo of shallow focus photography of purple flower
Photo Credit: Mike

I realize we could physically fit everybody there (Texas)... that doesn't mean they could all be fed, and clothed, and given iPhones.




Quote: This is a hard country, brush country, mean country, heartbreak country. Ugly in summer, drought-stricken, dusty, glaring, but in winter it is hideous. by author John Houghton Allen overlaid on photo of brown wallpaper
Photo Credit: Jeremy Bishop

This is a hard country, brush country, mean country, heartbreak country. Ugly in summer, drought-stricken, dusty, glaring, but in winter it is hideous.


Quote: Smile, you are here. by author Vic Stah Milien overlaid on photo of Texas flag

Smile, you are here.


Quote: What had we all missed not growing up in Texas? by author Lara Prior-Palmer overlaid on photo of starry milky way

What had we all missed not growing up in Texas?


Quote: There are no chic people in Texas. by author Harper Lee overlaid on photo of chic well dressed cowboy

There are no chic people in Texas.


Quote: I like it here in Austin. Anybody got a room? by author Keith Richards overlaid on photo of psychedelic galaxy

I like it here in Austin. Anybody got a room?


Quote: She'd grown up believing in hell in an abstract nightmare way; but west Texas had given her something more concrete upon which to dread the afterlife. by author Cherie Priest overlaid on photo of man in cowboy hat
Photo Credit: Vidar Nordli-Mathisen

She'd grown up believing in hell in an abstract nightmare way; but west Texas had given her something more concrete upon which to dread the afterlife.


Quote: I didn't drive eleven hours across the state of Texas to watch my cholesterol. by author Robb Walsh overlaid on photo of highway in Texas

I didn't drive eleven hours across the state of Texas to watch my cholesterol.


Quote: There's a vastness here and I believe that the people who are born here breathe that vastness into their soul. They dream big dreams and think big thoughts, because there is nothing to hem them in. by author Conrad Hilton overlaid on photo of photo of author Conrad Hilton with quote

There's a vastness here and I believe that the people who are born here breathe that vastness into their soul. They dream big dreams and think big thoughts, because there is nothing to hem them in.


Quote: There are parts of Texas where a fly lives ten thousand years and a man can't die soon enough. by author Katherine Dunn overlaid on photo of red
Photo Credit: Denise Bossarte

There are parts of Texas where a fly lives ten thousand years and a man can't die soon enough.






Quote: The Texan turned out to be good-natured, generous and likable. In three days no one could stand him. by author Joseph Heller overlaid on photo of person in blue denim jeans and brown leather boots
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The Texan turned out to be good-natured, generous and likable. In three days no one could stand him.


Quote: Anywhere in the world you go, you find racism, discrimination. Not just in the United States, or in Texas. It's very sad for me, but that's the way it is. I can't change the world by myself. I, being Hispanic, have also faced discrimination. But … the world keeps turning. by author Selena overlaid on photo of Selena quote; white text on black background

Anywhere in the world you go, you find racism, discrimination. Not just in the United States, or in Texas. It's very sad for me, but that's the way it is. I can't change the world by myself. I, being Hispanic, have also faced discrimination. But … the world keeps turning.


Quote: If we can make Washington more like Texas, the whole country will be a winner. by author John Cornyn overlaid on photo of man in cowboy hat sitting in bleachers

If we can make Washington more like Texas, the whole country will be a winner.


Quote: Let's face it, Obama is not a hugely popular political figure in the state of Texas. by author Wendy Davis (politician) overlaid on photo of yellow flower field near mountain during daytime

Let's face it, Obama is not a hugely popular political figure in the state of Texas.


Quote: Mexico is an important trading partner, it's the number one trading partner for the state of Texas. We have had dealings with them, shared a border with them. We have had our challenges, but at the end of the day we want a good relationship with Mexico. by author Rick Perry overlaid on photo of photo of author Rick Perry with quote

Mexico is an important trading partner, it's the number one trading partner for the state of Texas. We have had dealings with them, shared a border with them. We have had our challenges, but at the end of the day we want a good relationship with Mexico.


Quote: The citizens of America and the citizens of Texas expect to be able to live in safety in their communities. That's what the rule of law is truly all about. by author Rick Perry overlaid on photo of man in black shirt wearing cowboy hat

The citizens of America and the citizens of Texas expect to be able to live in safety in their communities. That's what the rule of law is truly all about.




Quote: We must regain Texas, peaceably if we can, forcibly if we must. by author Andrew Jackson overlaid on photo of closeup photo of computer keyboard
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We must regain Texas, peaceably if we can, forcibly if we must.


Quote: I don't think people are going to come down to Texas and see every person riding in a candy car or every person sipping syrup. But, for the most part, people got a lot of the stuff right, talking about the screwed music scene. by author Chamillionaire overlaid on photo of photo of author Chamillionaire with quote

I don't think people are going to come down to Texas and see every person riding in a candy car or every person sipping syrup. But, for the most part, people got a lot of the stuff right, talking about the screwed music scene.


Quote: Most of my memories of Texas are of mosquitoes, watermelons, crickets, and my brother teasing me. by author Robin Wright overlaid on photo of lightning strike at night
Photo Credit: Max LaRochelle

Most of my memories of Texas are of mosquitoes, watermelons, crickets, and my brother teasing me.


Quote: I'm also for gay marriage, because I say they have every right to be just as miserable as the rest of us. Love is bigger than government. And Texas, by the way, has a very progressive law about gay couples adopting kids. We just won't let them get married. So that's not common sense. by author Kinky Friedman overlaid on photo of Kinky Friedman quote: I'm also for gay marriage, because I say they have every right to be just as miserable as the rest of us. Love is bigger than government. And Texas, by the way, has a very progressive law about gay couples adopting kids. We just won't let them get married. So that's not common sense.- black text on quotes background

I'm also for gay marriage, because I say they have every right to be just as miserable as the rest of us. Love is bigger than government. And Texas, by the way, has a very progressive law about gay couples adopting kids. We just won't let them get married. So that's not common sense.


Quote: Is it me or is President Bush's life starting to sound like a country song. He's from Texas, his dog just died, and it looks like he might lose his job. Next thing, his truck is going to break down. by author Jay Leno overlaid on photo of white concrete wall during daytime
Photo Credit: Hamish Kale

Is it me or is President Bush's life starting to sound like a country song. He's from Texas, his dog just died, and it looks like he might lose his job. Next thing, his truck is going to break down.


Quote: In Texas, we hold very dear to intrusions against our personal liberty. We fight very hard against that. by author Barack Obama overlaid on photo of man in black shirt wearing cowboy hat

In Texas, we hold very dear to intrusions against our personal liberty. We fight very hard against that.


Quote: I learned two things growing up in Texas. 1: God loves you, and you're going to burn in hell forever. 2: Sex is the dirtiest and most dangerous thing you can possibly do, so save it for someone you love. by author Molly Ivins overlaid on photo of pink petaled flower
Photo Credit: Han Chenxu

I learned two things growing up in Texas. 1: God loves you, and you're going to burn in hell forever. 2: Sex is the dirtiest and most dangerous thing you can possibly do, so save it for someone you love.


Quote: Texas is a national leader in education reform and student achievement. Through our college- and career-ready standards and assessments, strong school accountability, and a focus on educator development, we have created an education system that prepares our students for success after graduation. by author Rick Perry overlaid on photo of Rick Perry quote: Texas is a national leader in education reform and student achievement. Through our college- and career-ready standards and assessments, strong school accountability, and a focus on educator development, we have created an education system that prepares our students for success after graduation.- black text on quotes background

Texas is a national leader in education reform and student achievement. Through our college- and career-ready standards and assessments, strong school accountability, and a focus on educator development, we have created an education system that prepares our students for success after graduation.




Quote: Texas liberals are the camels of good news. We can cross entire deserts between oases. by author Molly Ivins overlaid on photo of close-up photography of heart shaped fairy lite on brown sand
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Texas liberals are the camels of good news. We can cross entire deserts between oases.


Quote: That the Texas Legislature, that the Texas school boards, the Texas teachers, we collectively know best how to educate our children, rather than some bureaucrat in Washington. by author Rick Perry overlaid on photo of solid background
Photo Credit: César Couto

That the Texas Legislature, that the Texas school boards, the Texas teachers, we collectively know best how to educate our children, rather than some bureaucrat in Washington.


Quote: Sometimes I think Texas exists as a reality check for those who might wander too far toward the precious. by author Molly Ivins overlaid on photo of old cowboy boots

Sometimes I think Texas exists as a reality check for those who might wander too far toward the precious.


Quote: No one has ever accused Texas of being in the vanguard of social progress. This is the most macho state in the U.S. of A. By lore, legend, and fact, Texas is 'hell' on women and horses. by author Molly Ivins overlaid on photo of red rose
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No one has ever accused Texas of being in the vanguard of social progress. This is the most macho state in the U.S. of A. By lore, legend, and fact, Texas is 'hell' on women and horses.


Quote: The more a body tries to explode all the foolish myths that have grown up about Texas by telling the truth, the more a body will wind up adding to the mythology. by author Molly Ivins overlaid on photo of people near body of water
Photo Credit: Jordan Steranka

The more a body tries to explode all the foolish myths that have grown up about Texas by telling the truth, the more a body will wind up adding to the mythology.


Quote: Like most passionate nations, Texas has its own history based on, but not limited by, facts. by author John Steinbeck overlaid on photo of sunset highway
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Like most passionate nations, Texas has its own history based on, but not limited by, facts.


Quote: Texas is a hell hole, man. Dirt, cactus, lizards, dirt, cactus, the Bush family. by author Christopher Titus overlaid on photo of barren landscape

Texas is a hell hole, man. Dirt, cactus, lizards, dirt, cactus, the Bush family.


Quote: I never go to weddings. Waste of time. Person can get married a dozen times. Lots of folks do. Family like ours, know everybody in the state of Texas and around outside, why, you could spend your life going to weddings. But a funeral, that's different. You only die once. by author Edna Ferber overlaid on photo of Edna Ferber quote; white text on black background

I never go to weddings. Waste of time. Person can get married a dozen times. Lots of folks do. Family like ours, know everybody in the state of Texas and around outside, why, you could spend your life going to weddings. But a funeral, that's different. You only die once.


Quote: In Texas, you just learn just be nice to people and respect them, and respect where they're coming from. And understand people have different backgrounds and opinions, and there's nothing you could do about it. And that's what I've realized to shape, I guess, who I am. by author Jordan Spieth overlaid on photo of Jordan Spieth quote; white text on black background

In Texas, you just learn just be nice to people and respect them, and respect where they're coming from. And understand people have different backgrounds and opinions, and there's nothing you could do about it. And that's what I've realized to shape, I guess, who I am.


Quote: I was also fortunate that I was raised in a part of the world, West Texas, where individualism is strong. by author George W. Bush overlaid on photo of person in blue denim jeans and brown leather boots
Photo Credit: David Suarez

I was also fortunate that I was raised in a part of the world, West Texas, where individualism is strong.


Quote: There are places in this world where fable, myth, preconception, love, longing or prejudice step in and so distort a cool, clear appraisal that a kind of high colored magical confusion takes permanent hold...Surely Texas is such a place. by author John Steinbeck overlaid on photo of yellow sunflower in close up photography
Photo Credit: Charity Petras

There are places in this world where fable, myth, preconception, love, longing or prejudice step in and so distort a cool, clear appraisal that a kind of high colored magical confusion takes permanent hold...Surely Texas is such a place.


Quote: To me, Texas is Austin, a bunch of cool people trying to make a difference. by author Bill Hicks overlaid on photo of man and woman in cowboy hat

To me, Texas is Austin, a bunch of cool people trying to make a difference.


Quote: Many Texas barbecue fanatics have a strong belief in the beneficial properties of accumulated grease. by author Calvin Trillin overlaid on photo of Arizona landscape
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Many Texas barbecue fanatics have a strong belief in the beneficial properties of accumulated grease.


Quote: If you've ever driven across Texas, you know how different one area of the state can be from another. Take El Paso. It looks as much like Dallas as I look like Jack Nicklaus. by author Lee Trevino overlaid on photo of pink and white flower in close up photography
Photo Credit: Phillip Larking

If you've ever driven across Texas, you know how different one area of the state can be from another. Take El Paso. It looks as much like Dallas as I look like Jack Nicklaus.


Quote: I love Texas too well to bring civil strife and bloodshed upon her. by author Sam Houston overlaid on photo of Texas flag

I love Texas too well to bring civil strife and bloodshed upon her.


Quote: Texas is the crossroads of the world. Everything here is big. by author Bobby Lee overlaid on photo of man on horseback near large cross

Texas is the crossroads of the world. Everything here is big.


Quote: The safety of the republic being the supreme law, and Texas having offered us the key to the safety of our country from all foreign intrigues and diplomacy, I say accept the key and bolt the door at once. by author Andrew Jackson overlaid on photo of pink petaled flower
Photo Credit: Han Chenxu

The safety of the republic being the supreme law, and Texas having offered us the key to the safety of our country from all foreign intrigues and diplomacy, I say accept the key and bolt the door at once.


Quote: In Texas, we do not hold high expectations for the governor's office; it's mostly been occupied by crooks, dorks and the comatose. by author Molly Ivins overlaid on photo of gray building
Photo Credit: Mitchell Luo

In Texas, we do not hold high expectations for the governor's office; it's mostly been occupied by crooks, dorks and the comatose.


Quote: Sectional football games have the glory and the despair of war, and when a Texas team takes the field against a foreign state, it is an army with banners. by author John Steinbeck overlaid on photo of person holding sunflower bouquet during daytime
Photo Credit: Kate Hliznitsova

Sectional football games have the glory and the despair of war, and when a Texas team takes the field against a foreign state, it is an army with banners.


Quote: If I owned Texas and Hell, I'd rent out Texas and live in Hell. by author Philip Sheridan overlaid on photo of bleak landscape

If I owned Texas and Hell, I'd rent out Texas and live in Hell.


Quote: I done drew the line. Just like the Alamo. You're either on one side of the line or the other. I don't want to ever leave Texas again. by author Bum Phillips overlaid on photo of blue rose
Photo Credit: Edward Howell

I done drew the line. Just like the Alamo. You're either on one side of the line or the other. I don't want to ever leave Texas again.


Quote: Texas has a tight cohesiveness perhaps stronger than any other section of America. by author John Steinbeck overlaid on photo of closeup photo of turned-on blue and white laptop computer
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Texas has a tight cohesiveness perhaps stronger than any other section of America.


Quote: Only a rank degenerate would drive 1,500 miles across Texas without eating a chicken fried steak. by author Larry McMurtry overlaid on photo of brown pencil on white surface
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Only a rank degenerate would drive 1,500 miles across Texas without eating a chicken fried steak.


Quote: During the cold war, West Berlin was an exclave -- a tiny outpost of liberalism surrounded by people who want to crush it. It was like Austin, Texas. by author Craig Ferguson overlaid on photo of photo of author Craig Ferguson with quote

During the cold war, West Berlin was an exclave -- a tiny outpost of liberalism surrounded by people who want to crush it. It was like Austin, Texas.




Quote: I must say as to what I have seen of Texas it is the garden spot of the world. The best land and the best prospects for health I ever saw, and I do believe it is a fortune to any man to come here. There is a world of country here to settle. by author Davy Crockett overlaid on photo of man and woman kissing
Photo Credit: Sabina Tone

I must say as to what I have seen of Texas it is the garden spot of the world. The best land and the best prospects for health I ever saw, and I do believe it is a fortune to any man to come here. There is a world of country here to settle.


Quote: I've traveled all over the world, but I don't think there is any place better than Texas. by author Red Adair overlaid on photo of old cowboy boots

I've traveled all over the world, but I don't think there is any place better than Texas.


Quote: In Texas, we have the death penalty, and we use it. That's right. If you come to Texas and kill somebody, we will kill you back. by author Ron White overlaid on photo of toddlers standing outdoors
Photo Credit: Jude Beck

In Texas, we have the death penalty, and we use it. That's right. If you come to Texas and kill somebody, we will kill you back.


Quote: Texas can make it without the United States, but the United States cannot make it without Texas. by author Sam Houston overlaid on photo of blue sky with white clouds
Photo Credit: Lucas Ludwig

Texas can make it without the United States, but the United States cannot make it without Texas.


Quote: Texas will again lift its head and stand among the nations. It ought to do so, for no country upon the globe can compare with it in natural advantages. by author Sam Houston overlaid on photo of pink
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Texas will again lift its head and stand among the nations. It ought to do so, for no country upon the globe can compare with it in natural advantages.


Quote: The reason gas prices are so high is because the oil is in Texas and Oklahoma and all the dipsticks are in Washington. by author Yakov Smirnoff overlaid on photo of brown and white short coated dog on beach during daytime
Photo Credit: Andre Tan

The reason gas prices are so high is because the oil is in Texas and Oklahoma and all the dipsticks are in Washington.


Quote: Native plants give us a sense of where we are in this great land of ours. I want Texas to look like Texas and Vermont to look like Vermont. by author Lady Bird Johnson overlaid on photo of red and brown maple leaves
Photo Credit: Chad Madden

Native plants give us a sense of where we are in this great land of ours. I want Texas to look like Texas and Vermont to look like Vermont.


Quote: All my ex's live in Texas, And Texas is the place I'd dearly love to be, But all my ex's live in Texas, Therefore I reside in Tennessee. by author George Strait overlaid on photo of short-coated orange and white cat
Photo Credit: Gaelle Marcel

All my ex's live in Texas, And Texas is the place I'd dearly love to be, But all my ex's live in Texas, Therefore I reside in Tennessee.


Quote: I love Texans. And Texas is clearly the crown jewel of Super Tuesday. by author Ted Cruz overlaid on photo of Texas capitol

I love Texans. And Texas is clearly the crown jewel of Super Tuesday.


Quote: This is America. We're entitled to our opinions.
Wrong. This is Texas. And my opinion is the only one that counts. by author Susan Elizabeth Phillips overlaid on photo of man in black shirt wearing cowboy hat

This is America. We're entitled to our opinions.
Wrong. This is Texas. And my opinion is the only one that counts.


Quote: I've always gotten along well with Texans. You've got to. by author Burt Reynolds overlaid on photo of lone star beer in hand

I've always gotten along well with Texans. You've got to.


Quote: I dearly love the state of Texas, but I consider that a harmless perversion on my part, and discuss it only with consenting adults. by author Molly Ivins overlaid on photo of red strawberry fruit on red surface
Photo Credit: Daniele Levis Pelusi

I dearly love the state of Texas, but I consider that a harmless perversion on my part, and discuss it only with consenting adults.


Quote: If you ain't Texan, I ain't got time for you. by author Kinky Friedman overlaid on photo of Sam Houston Hotel

If you ain't Texan, I ain't got time for you.


Quote: I just want Texas to be number one in something other than executions, toll roads and property taxes. by author Kinky Friedman overlaid on photo of lightning strike at night
Photo Credit: Max LaRochelle

I just want Texas to be number one in something other than executions, toll roads and property taxes.


Quote: The folks in Mississippi are saying, 'Thank God for Texas.' by author Kinky Friedman overlaid on photo of pier on Texas lake

The folks in Mississippi are saying, 'Thank God for Texas.'


Quote: If English was good enough for Jesus Christ, then it's good enough for Texas. by author Ma Ferguson overlaid on photo of woman in brown long sleeve shirt and blue denim jeans

If English was good enough for Jesus Christ, then it's good enough for Texas.


Quote: Texas has arguably the most extreme separation between the well off and everyday people in the United States. by author Don Baylor overlaid on photo of Texas buildings

Texas has arguably the most extreme separation between the well off and everyday people in the United States.


Quote: I'm from Texas, and one of the reasons I like Texas is because there's no one in control. by author Willie Nelson overlaid on photo of dog on pier at water

I'm from Texas, and one of the reasons I like Texas is because there's no one in control.


Quote: Real Texans don't want any woman to die of cancer because she can't get decent health care or medical advice. Real Texans don't want any woman to lose control of her life because she can't get birth control. by author Wendy Davis (politician) overlaid on photo of white tulips with green leaves
Photo Credit: Kilimanjaro STUDIOz

Real Texans don't want any woman to die of cancer because she can't get decent health care or medical advice. Real Texans don't want any woman to lose control of her life because she can't get birth control.


Quote: Texas deserves a leader who understands that making education a priority creates good jobs for Texans and keeps Texas on top. by author Wendy Davis (politician) overlaid on photo of landscape photo of waters, mountains, and black clouds
Photo Credit: Michael Dam

Texas deserves a leader who understands that making education a priority creates good jobs for Texans and keeps Texas on top.


Quote: And those Texas sunsets... I work a lot in Africa: Texas and Africa have the best sunsets on the planet, that I've ever seen. by author Taylor Kitsch overlaid on photo of purple flowers under sunny sky
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And those Texas sunsets... I work a lot in Africa: Texas and Africa have the best sunsets on the planet, that I've ever seen.


Quote: I still think probably the only thing I'm suited for is being a boy from Texas. by author Tommy Lee Jones overlaid on photo of lit candle in focus photography
Photo Credit: Anjo Antony

I still think probably the only thing I'm suited for is being a boy from Texas.


Quote: I felt like the luckiest kid in the world because God had put me on the ground in Texas. I actually felt sorry for those poor little kids that had to be born in Oklahoma or England or some place. I knew I was living in the best place in the world. by author Tommy Lee Jones overlaid on photo of photo of author Tommy Lee Jones with quote

I felt like the luckiest kid in the world because God had put me on the ground in Texas. I actually felt sorry for those poor little kids that had to be born in Oklahoma or England or some place. I knew I was living in the best place in the world.


Quote: As a child of West Texas, I identify with Hispanic culture every bit as much as I do North American culture. by author Tommy Lee Jones overlaid on photo of couple sitting on sand during daytime
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As a child of West Texas, I identify with Hispanic culture every bit as much as I do North American culture.


Quote: In most states, it's more difficult to get a license for your dog than it is to buy a big cat. Right now, there are more tigers in the state of Texas than in all of India. by author Tippi Hedren overlaid on photo of Clear blue ocean washing on the sandy shore on a clear day in Cancún
Photo Credit: Joe Cooke

In most states, it's more difficult to get a license for your dog than it is to buy a big cat. Right now, there are more tigers in the state of Texas than in all of India.


Quote: I went to Texas a few times for gigs and adopted the cowboy look. Every man, at some point in his life, goes through a cowboy stage -- everyone! Well, at least everyone that I look up to! by author Theophilus London overlaid on photo of tilt shift lens photo of sunflower
Photo Credit: Artur Aldyrkhanov

I went to Texas a few times for gigs and adopted the cowboy look. Every man, at some point in his life, goes through a cowboy stage -- everyone! Well, at least everyone that I look up to!


Quote: As a kid from Texas, it always amazes me when city kids don't know how to ride a bike. by author Tamron Hall overlaid on photo of rainbow
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As a kid from Texas, it always amazes me when city kids don't know how to ride a bike.


Quote: I grew up in Texas in a family that fished and hunted, so I've shot guns as a kid. by author Stark Sands overlaid on photo of man jumping on hill during golden hour
Photo Credit: Kyle Cottrell

I grew up in Texas in a family that fished and hunted, so I've shot guns as a kid.


Quote: Texas is just so rich with characters. Women who live alone in a little house on a thousand acres with nothing but cattle and a pickup truck. And an airplane. by author Sissy Spacek overlaid on photo of woman carrying baby while walking
Photo Credit: Dakota Corbin

Texas is just so rich with characters. Women who live alone in a little house on a thousand acres with nothing but cattle and a pickup truck. And an airplane.


Quote: I come from Texas. We're a different brand of people. You're not changing who I am. by author Sasha Lane overlaid on photo of white and blue floral textile
Photo Credit: Kristaps Ungurs

I come from Texas. We're a different brand of people. You're not changing who I am.


Quote: There's a form of selling out. It's necessary. You have to become edible for people in Texas. You have to become edible for the Christian right, for mass audiences. by author Shia LaBeouf overlaid on photo of bombay cat beside white iMac
Photo Credit: Valentin Vlasov

There's a form of selling out. It's necessary. You have to become edible for people in Texas. You have to become edible for the Christian right, for mass audiences.


Quote: My mom always told me if I love what I'm doing, and I'm having fun, then just continue to do it. But if it's not fun for me anymore, and I'm miserable, then I'm going to go back to Texas and quit it all, to be honest. by author Selena Gomez overlaid on photo of blue sky and white clouds
Photo Credit: Humberto Arellano

My mom always told me if I love what I'm doing, and I'm having fun, then just continue to do it. But if it's not fun for me anymore, and I'm miserable, then I'm going to go back to Texas and quit it all, to be honest.


Quote: I still feel like I'm the girl from Texas. by author Selena Gomez overlaid on photo of cowgirl kissing Texan

I still feel like I'm the girl from Texas.


Quote: I'm super laid back. I'm from Texas. I love my family. by author Selena Gomez overlaid on photo of photo of author Selena Gomez with quote

I'm super laid back. I'm from Texas. I love my family.


Quote: Texas, with her superior natural advantages, must become a point of attraction, and the policy of establishing with her the earliest relations of friendship and commerce will not escape the eye of statesmen. by author Sam Houston overlaid on photo of green leafed vegetable on brown wooden surface
Photo Credit: Lukas Blazek

Texas, with her superior natural advantages, must become a point of attraction, and the policy of establishing with her the earliest relations of friendship and commerce will not escape the eye of statesmen.


Quote: There would be no difficulty in securing the rights of the people and the liberties of Texas if men would march to their duty and not fly like recreants from danger. Texas must be defended and liberty maintained. by author Sam Houston overlaid on photo of man standing on brown clip
Photo Credit: Omkar Jadhav

There would be no difficulty in securing the rights of the people and the liberties of Texas if men would march to their duty and not fly like recreants from danger. Texas must be defended and liberty maintained.


Quote: Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may. by author Sam Houston overlaid on photo of person standing on top of mountain
Photo Credit: Alessandro Erbetta

Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may.


When rough times have fallen upon our state in the past, Texans have always responded with generosity and an eagerness to help. The compassionate response to the fires has proven that this community spirit is alive and well.


Quote: In plain Texas talk, it's 'do the right thing' by author Ross Perot overlaid on photo of man with cowboy hat

In plain Texas talk, it's 'do the right thing'


Quote: Texas was such a welcoming place, and with its unbelievable history and tradition, it's extra special to be a part of that. by author Ricky Williams overlaid on photo of couple holding hands wallpaper
Photo Credit: Priscilla Du Preez

Texas was such a welcoming place, and with its unbelievable history and tradition, it's extra special to be a part of that.


Quote: The landscape of Texas is in all my work. It's that light; it's that sky. by author Robert Anton Wilson overlaid on photo of red flame
Photo Credit: Amador Loureiro

The landscape of Texas is in all my work. It's that light; it's that sky.


Quote: Texas was mostly short-grass and tall-grass prairie when modern Europeans arrived here. It really was a land of milk and honey. But when they brought all these cattle onto these relatively small bits of land, and the cattle were allowed to graze freely, they essentially destroyed the prairie. by author Philipp Meyer overlaid on photo of Philipp Meyer quote: Texas was mostly short-grass and tall-grass prairie when modern Europeans arrived here. It really was a land of milk and honey. But when they brought all these cattle onto these relatively small bits of land, and the cattle were allowed to graze freely, they essentially destroyed the prairie.- black text on quotes background

Texas was mostly short-grass and tall-grass prairie when modern Europeans arrived here. It really was a land of milk and honey. But when they brought all these cattle onto these relatively small bits of land, and the cattle were allowed to graze freely, they essentially destroyed the prairie.


Quote: Here's the thing about Texas -- and the thing about the border. We all know undocumented immigrants. They sit in our churches, are friends with our children, and work all around us. They are just like us. by author Pete Gallego overlaid on photo of sea during daytime
Photo Credit: Federica Giusti

Here's the thing about Texas -- and the thing about the border. We all know undocumented immigrants. They sit in our churches, are friends with our children, and work all around us. They are just like us.


Quote: It's always bothersome when California does something better than Texas. by author Pete Gallego overlaid on photo of old cowboy boots

It's always bothersome when California does something better than Texas.


Quote: Texas people are very open, because it's open. by author Margo Martindale overlaid on photo of Texan walking out in great wide open nature

Texas people are very open, because it's open.


Quote: The definition of insanity in Texas is so insane that it's impossible to be insane in Texas. by author Malcolm McDowell overlaid on photo of boxer hitting boxing bag

The definition of insanity in Texas is so insane that it's impossible to be insane in Texas.


Quote: One thing I have learned from Johnny Faulk, Texas, and life, is that since you don't always win, you got to learn to enjoy just fightin' the good fight. by author Molly Ivins overlaid on photo of two people standing on grey rock under white clouds
Photo Credit: Toa Heftiba

One thing I have learned from Johnny Faulk, Texas, and life, is that since you don't always win, you got to learn to enjoy just fightin' the good fight.


Quote: One nice thing about the benefit of long experience with la frontera is that we in Texas don't have to run around getting all hysterical about immigrants. The border is porous. When you want cheap labor, you open it up; when you don't, you shut it down. It works to our benefit -- it always has. by author Molly Ivins overlaid on photo of Molly Ivins quote: One nice thing about the benefit of long experience with la frontera is that we in Texas don't have to run around getting all hysterical about immigrants. The border is porous. When you want cheap labor, you open it up; when you don't, you shut it down. It works to our benefit -- it always has.- black text on quotes background

One nice thing about the benefit of long experience with la frontera is that we in Texas don't have to run around getting all hysterical about immigrants. The border is porous. When you want cheap labor, you open it up; when you don't, you shut it down. It works to our benefit -- it always has.


Quote: Good thing we've still got politics in Texas -- finest form of free entertainment ever invented. by author Molly Ivins overlaid on photo of laughing woman photo
Photo Credit: Kim Carpenter

Good thing we've still got politics in Texas -- finest form of free entertainment ever invented.


Quote: I never saw anything funnier than Texas politics. by author Molly Ivins overlaid on photo of Texas government building

I never saw anything funnier than Texas politics.


Quote: English is clipped in speech. Texas is exactly the opposite. by author Michael Caine overlaid on photo of longhorn cow

English is clipped in speech. Texas is exactly the opposite.


Quote: Saying you're from Texas makes you kind of proud. by author Kay Bailey Hutchison overlaid on photo of forest near mountain alps
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Saying you're from Texas makes you kind of proud.


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Obviously, people in Texas have big hearts.


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