ARKANSAS QUOTES

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Arkansas is the natural state and is not as bad as most people think it is.

ANONYMOUS, Urban Dictionary

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Heaven: Arkansas without the heat and mosquitoes.

JIMMY PEACOCK, "Keep Arkansas in the Accent!", My Oklahomian Exile: An Exiled Arkie of the Covenant

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Arkansas is a curious and interesting community ... it is probably the most untouched and unawakened of all American states.

JOHN GUNTHER, Inside USA

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If any place can engender a sense of being permanently dissed, it's Arkansas.

PETER APPLEBONE, "It's Not Called Arkansas for Nothing", New York Times, Aug. 16, 1998

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Why did O. J. Simpson want to move to Arkansas? Everyone has the same DNA!

ANONYMOUS

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I cannot prove that God is from Arkansas, but I know for sure that He has family there.

JIMMY PEACOCK, "Keep Arkansas in the Accent!", My Oklahomian Exile: An Exiled Arkie of the Covenant

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Or send them to Arkansas to butcher the politicians and clergy? It is not only a way to get rid of them, and of the heavy expense of keeping them; it is a way to civilize Arkansas and the South Seas.

H. L. MENCKEN, Mencken Chrestomathy

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If I could rest anywhere, it would be in Arkansas, where the men are the real half-horse, half-alligator breed such as grows nowhere else on the face of the earth.

DAVY CROCKETT, Narrative of the Life of David Crockett

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Why couldn't the baby Jesus be born in Arkansas? They couldn't find three wise men or a virgin!

ANONYMOUS

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The smeller's the feller.

ARKANSAS PROVERB

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To be born in Arkansas is a misfortune and an injustice from which they will never recover and upon which they will look back with bitterness when plunged, in adult life, into competition with the children born from other states.

TWENTIETH CENTURY EDUCATIONAL REPORT, Arkansas and the New South: 1874-1929

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From the majestic Mississippi to the Oklahoma line is farther than from London to Paris. Between lies an empire--fields of cotton and grain, sparkling streams and lovely lakes.... Arkansas is my State. Every day it heaps riches upon me. These I shall some day repay. If I cannot sit high in the councils of my country I shall see that only worthy men do. My voice shall be honestly spoken.

JOHN H. HINEMON, The Arkansas Teacher, Jan. 1922

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Organized for the purpose of correlating the agencies which endeavor to convey to the outsider the great word about Arkansas thereby establishing a central body which has but one purpose--to preach the gospel of Arkansas, the Arkansas Advancement Association is getting down to real business. This association represents the ideals which have made you an incessant fighter for the proper recognition of your state. It is not a new idea, just a new determination and a sensible way of handling the proposition by uniting the strong men of the state for a common purpose. Every commercial organization, civic and patriotic body will be asked to take a prominent part in this work.... The program of the Arkansas Advancement Association is to place a button, "I am Proud of Arkansas," on every Arkansan going out of the state.... To prepare a card containing on one side twenty or more reasons why Arkansas is the greatest state.... To place on every visitor and traveling salesman possibly, a button, "I Have Been to Arkansas and I Like It," and give them plenty of information to back up the assertion.

ANONYMOUS, pamphlet, The Arkansas Advancement Association, 1921

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No matter where you go in Arkansas you discover that its people are close to the soil. In a Little Rock hotel lobby, where legislators stand around in a fog of tobacco smoke, a moderately good ear can distinguish the drawled "heahs" and "theahs" of a cotton-county representative from the slightly nasal burr of a hillman--who is likely to pronounce "put" as "putt" and "where" as "whir". Both men, however, probably know from boyhood experience the kick of a plow when it strikes a root, how hard it is to stalk a crow, and the disheartening length of a field when viewed over a hoe handle.

FEDERAL WRITERS' PROJECT, "Arkansas Today", The WPA Guide to Arkansas: The Natural State

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There is pretty strong characters down there [in Arkansas]. You can't redeem 'em, you just join 'em.

WILL ROGERS, attributed, The Wit and Wisdom of Will Rogers

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I was the fattest baby in Clark County, Arkansas. They put me in the newspaper. It was like a prize turnip.

BILLY BOB THORNTON, attributed, IMDB

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Arkansas?... Excuse me, but isn't that the Bubba/Backwater/Redneck capital of the Western World?

L. C. JOHNSON, Orlando Sentinel, Mar. 19, 2000

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A lot of people leave Arkansas and most of them come back sooner or later. They can't quite achieve escape velocity.

CHARLES PORTIS, The Dog of the South

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Mispronouncing Arkansas is illegal in Arkansas.

SANDY SILVERTHORNE, Amazing Tips to Make You Smarter: Hundreds of Helpful, Fun Facts to Improve Your Life

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Arkansas is known mostly for chickens and tourism.

L. E. KIMBALL, Seasonal Roads

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