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quote by Cherie Priest: 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. with background image: man in cowboy hat
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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.

--Cherie Priest
quote by Robb Walsh: I didn't drive eleven hours across the state of Texas to watch my cholesterol. with background image: highway in Texas

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

--Robb Walsh
quote by Conrad Hilton: 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. with background image: 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.

--Conrad Hilton
quote by Katherine Dunn: There are parts of Texas where a fly lives ten thousand years and a man can't die soon enough. with background image: red
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There are parts of Texas where a fly lives ten thousand years and a man can't die soon enough.

--Katherine Dunn


quote by Joseph Heller: The Texan turned out to be good-natured, generous and likable. In three days no one could stand him. with background image: 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.

--Joseph Heller

quote by John Cornyn: If we can make Washington more like Texas, the whole country will be a winner. with background image: man in cowboy hat sitting in bleachers

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

--John Cornyn
quote by Wendy Davis (politician): Let's face it, Obama is not a hugely popular political figure in the state of Texas. with background image: yellow flower field near mountain during daytime

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

--Wendy Davis

quote by Rick Perry: 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. with background image: 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.

--Rick Perry

quote by Andrew Jackson: We must regain Texas, peaceably if we can, forcibly if we must. with background image: photo of author Andrew Jackson with quote

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

--Andrew Jackson

quote by Robin Wright: Most of my memories of Texas are of mosquitoes, watermelons, crickets, and my brother teasing me. with background image: photo of author Robin Wright with quote

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

--Robin Wright

quote by Jay Leno: 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. with background image: photo of author Jay Leno with 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.

--Jay Leno
quote by Barack Obama: In Texas, we hold very dear to intrusions against our personal liberty. We fight very hard against that. with background image: 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.

--Barack Obama



quote by Molly Ivins: Texas liberals are the camels of good news. We can cross entire deserts between oases. with background image: photo of author Molly Ivins with quote

Texas liberals are the camels of good news. We can cross entire deserts between oases.

--Molly Ivins
quote by Rick Perry: 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. with background image: photo of author Rick Perry with 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.

--Rick Perry
quote by Molly Ivins: Sometimes I think Texas exists as a reality check for those who might wander too far toward the precious. with background image: old cowboy boots

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

--Molly Ivins
quote by Molly Ivins: 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. with background image: photo of author Molly Ivins with 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.

--Molly Ivins
quote by Molly Ivins: 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. with background image: photo of author Molly Ivins with 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.

--Molly Ivins
quote by John Steinbeck: Like most passionate nations, Texas has its own history based on, but not limited by, facts. with background image: photo of author John Steinbeck with quote

Like most passionate nations, Texas has its own history based on, but not limited by, facts.

--John Steinbeck
quote by Christopher Titus: Texas is a hell hole, man. Dirt, cactus, lizards, dirt, cactus, the Bush family. with background image: barren landscape

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

--Christopher Titus


quote by George W. Bush: I was also fortunate that I was raised in a part of the world, West Texas, where individualism is strong. with background image: person in blue denim jeans and brown leather boots
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I was also fortunate that I was raised in a part of the world, West Texas, where individualism is strong.

--George W. Bush

quote by Bill Hicks: To me, Texas is Austin, a bunch of cool people trying to make a difference. with background image: man and woman in cowboy hat

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

--Bill Hicks
quote by Calvin Trillin: Many Texas barbecue fanatics have a strong belief in the beneficial properties of accumulated grease. with background image: Arizona landscape
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Many Texas barbecue fanatics have a strong belief in the beneficial properties of accumulated grease.

--Calvin Trillin
quote by Lee Trevino: 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. with background image: photo of author Lee Trevino with 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.

--Lee Trevino
quote by Sam Houston: I love Texas too well to bring civil strife and bloodshed upon her. with background image: Texas flag

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

--Sam Houston
quote by Bobby Lee: Texas is the crossroads of the world. Everything here is big. with background image: man on horseback near large cross

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

--Bobby Lee
quote by Andrew Jackson: 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 … with background image: photo of author Andrew Jackson with 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.

--Andrew Jackson
quote by Molly Ivins: In Texas, we do not hold high expectations for the governor's office; it's mostly been occupied by crooks, dorks and the comatose. with background image: gray building
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In Texas, we do not hold high expectations for the governor's office; it's mostly been occupied by crooks, dorks and the comatose.

--Molly Ivins
quote by John Steinbeck: 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. with background image: photo of author John Steinbeck with 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.

--John Steinbeck
quote by Philip Sheridan: If I owned Texas and Hell, I'd rent out Texas and live in Hell. with background image: bleak landscape

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

--Philip Sheridan
quote by Bum Phillips: 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. with background image: blue rose
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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.

--Bum Phillips
quote by John Steinbeck: Texas has a tight cohesiveness perhaps stronger than any other section of America. with background image: photo of author John Steinbeck with quote

Texas has a tight cohesiveness perhaps stronger than any other section of America.

--John Steinbeck
quote by Larry McMurtry: Only a rank degenerate would drive 1,500 miles across Texas without eating a chicken fried steak. with background image: photo of author Larry McMurtry with quote

Only a rank degenerate would drive 1,500 miles across Texas without eating a chicken fried steak.

--Larry McMurtry
quote by Craig Ferguson: 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. with background image: 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.

--Craig Ferguson


quote by Red Adair: I've traveled all over the world, but I don't think there is any place better than Texas. with background image: old cowboy boots

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

--Red Adair
quote by Ron White: 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. with background image: photo of author Ron White with 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.

--Ron White
quote by Sam Houston: Texas can make it without the United States, but the United States cannot make it without Texas. with background image: blue sky with white clouds
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Texas can make it without the United States, but the United States cannot make it without Texas.

--Sam Houston
quote by Sam Houston: 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. with background image: 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.

--Sam Houston
quote by Yakov Smirnoff: The reason gas prices are so high is because the oil is in Texas and Oklahoma and all the dipsticks are in Washington. with background image: photo of author Yakov Smirnoff with quote

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

--Yakov Smirnoff
quote by Lady Bird Johnson: 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. with background image: photo of author Lady Bird Johnson with 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.

--Lady Bird Johnson
quote by George Strait: 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. with background image: photo of author George Strait with 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.

--George Strait
quote by Ted Cruz: I love Texans. And Texas is clearly the crown jewel of Super Tuesday. with background image: Texas capitol

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

--Ted Cruz
quote by Susan Elizabeth Phillips: This is America. We're entitled to our opinions.
Wrong. This is Texas. And my opinion is the only one that counts. with background image: 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.

--Susan Elizabeth Phillips
quote by Burt Reynolds: I've always gotten along well with Texans. You've got to. with background image: lone star beer in hand

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

--Burt Reynolds
quote by Molly Ivins: I dearly love the state of Texas, but I consider that a harmless perversion on my part, and discuss it only with consenting adults. with background image: photo of author Molly Ivins with 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.

--Molly Ivins
quote by Kinky Friedman: If you ain't Texan, I ain't got time for you. with background image: Sam Houston Hotel

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

--Kinky Friedman
quote by Kinky Friedman: I just want Texas to be number one in something other than executions, toll roads and property taxes. with background image: lightning strike at night
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I just want Texas to be number one in something other than executions, toll roads and property taxes.

--Kinky Friedman
quote by Kinky Friedman: The folks in Mississippi are saying, 'Thank God for Texas.' with background image: pier on Texas lake

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

--Kinky Friedman
quote by Ma Ferguson: If English was good enough for Jesus Christ, then it's good enough for Texas. with background image: 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.

--Ma Ferguson
quote by Don Baylor: Texas has arguably the most extreme separation between the well off and everyday people in the United States. with background image: Texas buildings

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

--Don Baylor
quote by Willie Nelson: I'm from Texas, and one of the reasons I like Texas is because there's no one in control. with background image: 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.

--Willie Nelson

quote by Wendy Davis (politician): Texas deserves a leader who understands that making education a priority creates good jobs for Texans and keeps Texas on top. with background image: landscape photo of waters, mountains, and black clouds
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Texas deserves a leader who understands that making education a priority creates good jobs for Texans and keeps Texas on top.

--Wendy Davis
quote by Taylor Kitsch: 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. with background image: 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.

--Taylor Kitsch
quote by Tommy Lee Jones: I still think probably the only thing I'm suited for is being a boy from Texas. with background image: photo of author Tommy Lee Jones with quote

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

--Tommy Lee Jones

quote by Tommy Lee Jones: As a child of West Texas, I identify with Hispanic culture every bit as much as I do North American culture. with background image: photo of author Tommy Lee Jones with quote

As a child of West Texas, I identify with Hispanic culture every bit as much as I do North American culture.

--Tommy Lee Jones
quote by Tippi Hedren: 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. with background image: photo of author Tippi Hedren with 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.

--Tippi Hedren
quote by Theophilus London: 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! with background image: photo of author Theophilus London with 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!

--Theophilus London
quote by Tamron Hall: As a kid from Texas, it always amazes me when city kids don't know how to ride a bike. with background image: 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.

--Tamron Hall
quote by Stark Sands: I grew up in Texas in a family that fished and hunted, so I've shot guns as a kid. with background image: man jumping on hill during golden hour
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I grew up in Texas in a family that fished and hunted, so I've shot guns as a kid.

--Stark Sands
quote by Sissy Spacek: 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. with background image: woman carrying baby while walking
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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.

--Sissy Spacek
quote by Sasha Lane: I come from Texas. We're a different brand of people. You're not changing who I am. with background image: white and blue floral textile
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I come from Texas. We're a different brand of people. You're not changing who I am.

--Sasha Lane
quote by Shia LaBeouf: 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. with background image: photo of author Shia LaBeouf with 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.

--Shia LaBeouf

quote by Selena Gomez: I still feel like I'm the girl from Texas. with background image: cowgirl kissing Texan

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

--Selena Gomez
quote by Selena Gomez: I'm super laid back. I'm from Texas. I love my family. with background image: photo of author Selena Gomez with quote

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

--Selena Gomez


quote by Sam Houston: Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may. with background image: person standing on top of mountain
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Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may.

--Sam Houston

quote by Ross Perot: In plain Texas talk, it's 'do the right thing' with background image: man with cowboy hat

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

--Ross Perot
quote by Ricky Williams: Texas was such a welcoming place, and with its unbelievable history and tradition, it's extra special to be a part of that. with background image: photo of author Ricky Williams with quote

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

--Ricky Williams

quote by Piper Perabo: In Texas it's always hot, dry, sunny, not a cloud in the sky. with background image: photo of author Piper Perabo with quote

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

--Piper Perabo


quote by Pete Gallego: It's always bothersome when California does something better than Texas. with background image: old cowboy boots

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

--Pete Gallego
quote by Margo Martindale: Texas people are very open, because it's open. with background image: Texan walking out in great wide open nature

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

--Margo Martindale
quote by Malcolm McDowell: The definition of insanity in Texas is so insane that it's impossible to be insane in Texas. with background image: boxer hitting boxing bag

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

--Malcolm McDowell
quote by Molly Ivins: 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. with background image: photo of author Molly Ivins with 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.

--Molly Ivins

quote by Molly Ivins: Good thing we've still got politics in Texas -- finest form of free entertainment ever invented. with background image: photo of author Molly Ivins with quote

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

--Molly Ivins
quote by Molly Ivins: I never saw anything funnier than Texas politics. with background image: Texas government building

I never saw anything funnier than Texas politics.

--Molly Ivins
quote by Michael Caine: English is clipped in speech. Texas is exactly the opposite. with background image: longhorn cow

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

--Michael Caine
quote by Kay Bailey Hutchison: Saying you're from Texas makes you kind of proud. with background image: photo of author Kay Bailey Hutchison with quote

Saying you're from Texas makes you kind of proud.

--Kay Bailey Hutchison
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