Quotes About Texas

Via StuSeeger on Flickr

“Texas is neither southern nor western. Texas is Texas.”
Senator William Blakley

“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.”
Alistair Cooke

Via StuSeeger on Flickr

“Texas is the crossroads of the world. Everything here is big.”
Bobby Lee

“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.”
Author Mary Lasswell

“There is a growing feeling that perhaps Texas is really another country, a place where the skies, the disasters, the diamonds, the politicians, the women, the fortunes, the football players and the murders are all bigger than anywhere else.”
Pete Hamill

Via Theodore Scott on Flickr

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

“If you want to surf, move to Hawaii. If you like to shop, move to New York. If you like acting and Hollywood, move to California. But if you like college football, move to Texas.”
Ricky Williams

Via Longhorndave on Flickr

“I love Texas because Texas is future-oriented, because Texans think anything is possible. Texans think big.”
Senator Phil Gramm

“Texas is the finest portion of the globe that has blessed my vision.”
Sam Houston


  1. My favorite is the William B Travis line, ” Youvsir can go to hell, hut me, I’m going to Texas.” Or something like that.

  2. you can tell there is a lot of pride in Texans :)

  3. Love the bluebonnet picture. I almost feel like a bad Texan because of that picture of Austin and the fact that I have never been there.

  4. I have never been to Texas, but would love to take a trip one day. My daughter lived there for almost a couple years and has talked about a couple neat spots that she likes in San Antonio.

  5. I guess I live in a slop pail state then!

  6. I LOVE TEXAS… I was born and raised here!! Moved away to several other states but never felt at home like I do here : )

  7. Love these!

  8. My husband still can’t figure out why people from Texas have so much state pride. I tell him that only those from Texas can understand.

  9. I like the first one the best!!

  10. Neat quotes. There are lots of really neat places in Texas! No matter where you live it is great to have pride for your state.

    I should mention something about OU and Longhorn football, but I will be nice….ROFL.

  11. HA at the college football quote. And if you don’t want to move to Texas, you could move to Madison, WI. :)

  12. Oh, Texas….Texas is to the United States what the United States is to the rest of the world. LOL

  13. Man I miss Texas even more now after seeing the Blubonnets!

    A saying I remember, (now living in Wisconsin), anything north of Dallas is a Yankee!

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