TEXAS QUOTES

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Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called "walking."

GEORGE W. BUSH, attributed, 1001 Greatest Things Ever Said About Texas

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Don't mess with Texas.

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

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You may all go to Hell, and I will go to Texas.

DAVY CROCKETT, attributed, David Crockett: The Man and the Legend

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The miracle of Texas lies in the fact that it is the work of a handful of men. In not a single fight during the entire period from 1800 to 1845 did they muster as many as one thousand fighting men. Overwhelming odds never discouraged them and defeat but spurred them to ultimate victory.

JACK C. BUTTERFIELD, attributed, 1001 Greatest Things Ever Said About Texas

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If a man's from Texas, he'll tell you. If he's not, why embarrass him by asking?

JOHN GUNTHER, Inside U.S.A.

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You can take the girl out of Texas but not the Texas out of the girl.

JANINE TURNER, attributed, 1001 Greatest Things Ever Said About Texas

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

GEORGE STRAIT, "Texas"

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Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word. And there's an opening convey of generalities. A Texan outside of Texas is a foreigner.

JOHN STEINBECK, Travels with Charley: In Search of America

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I must say as to what I have seen of Texas, it is the garden spot of the world. The best land & best prospects for health I ever saw is here, and I do believe it is a fortune to any man to come here. There is a world of country to settle.

DAVY CROCKETT, letter to his children, January 9, 1836

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This is Texas. We're still figuring out how to spell tolerance.

RACHEL CAINE, Bitter Blood

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Texas is a blend of valor and swagger.

CARL SANDBURG, attributed, 1001 Greatest Things Ever Said about Texas

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I have said that Texas is a state of mind, but I think it is more than that. It is a mystique closely approximating a religion. And this is true to the extent that people either passionately love Texas or passionately hate it and, as in other religions, few people dare to inspect it for fear of losing their bearings in mystery or paradox. But I think there will be little quarrel with my feeling that Texas is one thing. For all its enormous range of space, climate, and physical appearance, and for all the internal squabbles, contentions, and strivings, Texas has a tight cohesiveness perhaps stronger than any other section of America. Rich, poor, Panhandle, Gulf, city, country, Texas is the obsession, the proper study and the passionate possession of all Texans.

JOHN STEINBECK, Travels with Charley

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

ANONYMOUS, AAA Texas Tour Book, 2005

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

SAM HOUSTON, attributed, As Texas Goes

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Only Texas could turn defeat into a legend--and a song, and a tourist attraction, and a major motion picture.

ROSEMARY KENT, attributed, 1001 Greatest Things Ever Said About Texas

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The stars at night are big and bright
Deep in the heart of Texas
The prairie sky is wide and high
Deep in the heart of Texas

The sage in bloom is like perfume
Deep in the heart of Texas
Reminds me of the one that I love
Deep in the heart of Texas

JUNE HERSHEY, "Deep in the Heart of Texas"

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Farms are so big in Texas that on one of them a man starts out in the Spring and plows a straight furrow right on through until Fall and then he harvests back.

BOYCE HOUSE, attributed, 1001 Greatest Things Ever Said about Texas

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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.

JAMES MICHENER, Texas: A Novel

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

PHILIP SHERIDAN, Civil War Memoirs

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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.

ANN RICHARDS, attributed, 1001 Greatest Things Ever Said About Texas

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