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Famous Texas Quotes


It doesn’t take a resident of the Lone Star State to know that Texans are rarely at a loss for words. We’re compiling a collection of some of the most quotable Texas quotes about the Lone Star State, Texas cities, and Texans in general.

Quotes about Texas

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

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

There’s no better place than Texas to start over. – John Connelly

You may all go to hell and I will go to Texas. –Davy Crockett

Texas is neither southern nor western. Texas is Texas -Senator William Blakley

I thought I knew Texas pretty well, but I had no notion of its size until I campaigned it. — Ann Richards

Quotes about Texans

A Texan outside of Texas is a foreigner. –John Steinbeck

If a man’s from Texas, he’ll tell you. If he’s not, why embarrass him by asking? –US journalist John Gunther

I think Texans have more fun than the rest of the world. –Choreographer (and Wichita Falls native) Tommy Tune

What Texans can dream, Texans can do. – George W. Bush

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

First buy a cowboy hat and boots. Then you’re on your way to being a Texan. –James Michener

No matter how far we may wander, Texas lingers with us, coloring our perceptions of the world. –Elmer Kelton

Quotes about Texas Food

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

Quotes about Specific Texas Destinations


There is no place quite like Abbott. That is where my dreams began, and I go back there to begin dreaming again, like a child… — Willie Nelson, musician and songwriter


I never found a place where I wanted to live more than Alvin. — Nolan Ryan, baseball great


Dallas is a city of sophistication. — Tommy Tune, dancer and choreographer born in Wichita Falls


My favorite place in Texas is Lubbock. Mostly because Lubbock, like Popeye the Sailor, is what it is. – Molly Ivins, columnist


Presidio is the unadorned meeting place of two great nations. — James Michener, author

San Antonio

In the daytime, San Antonio is more Mexican than American, but not quite genuine Mexican, but picture postcard Mexican. –Graham Greene, novelist