blue white and red flagPhoto Credit: Pete Alexopoulos

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!


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



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.



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



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



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



Texas is neither southern nor western. Texas is Texas.



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.



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



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



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



A Texan outside of Texas is a foreigner.



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



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.



Football is to Texas what religion is to a priest.



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



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



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.



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



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



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



Obviously people in Texas have a big hearts.



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





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.



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



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



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.



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



Texas is a blend of valor and swagger.



Don't mess with Texas.



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.



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



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



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.



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



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



Keep a spur handy.



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.



Only Texans and Jews understand brisket.





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.



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



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



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.



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.



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



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



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.





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.



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



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.



What Texans can dream, Texans can do.



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



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



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



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.



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.



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.



You're not a real Texan till you've been kicked out of every decent state in America.





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.



I feel blessed to have been raised a Texan.





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!



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.



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.



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.



The enemy never sees the backs of my Texans!



Rich, poor, Panhandle, Gulf, city, country, Texas is the obsession, the proper study, and the passionate possession of all Texans.



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



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.



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.



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



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.





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



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



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.



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.



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



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.





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



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.



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.



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.



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.



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



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



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



Texas: state-sized porkchop of misery.



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





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



Smile, you are here.



What had we all missed not growing up in Texas?



There are no chic people in Texas.



No wonder, he thought, that the panhandle people were a godly lot, for they lived in sudden, violent atmospheres. Weather kept them humble.
... it was real muggy earlier, hot enough to cook a bear. Anyway, you get used a rapid weather change.



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



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.



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



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.



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







The Texan turned out to be good-natured, generous and likable. In three days no one could stand him.



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.



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



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



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.



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.





We must regain Texas, peaceably if we can, forcibly if we must.



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.



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



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.



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.



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



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.


blue white and red flag

Cite this page:

APA Style Citation:

MLA Style Citation:

Link Back to Us: (preferred, thank you!)

Thank you for citing us - and thank you for sharing our quotes and quotepics - spread the joy - we appreciate it!


Thank you for checking out our selection of Texas quotes! Please consider sharing and also connect with us on social media. Wishing you a wonderful and fortunate day!