Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation
in every sense of the word - Author John Steinbeck
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 - Pro Golfer Lee Trevino
Texas is still a last frontier. It is the part of the United States where the
traditional virtues are still operating. In short, a piece of living history
- Author John C. B. Richmond
Texas is the crossroads of the world. Everything here is big - Bobby Lee.
I must say as to what I have seen of Texas, it is the garden spot of the world,
the best land and the best prospects for health I ever saw, and I do believe it is
a fortune to any man to come here - Alamo hero Davey Crockett
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
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 it's size until I
campaigned it - Former Governor Ann Richards
I have moved over a great part of Texas and I know that within its borders
I have seen just about as many kinds of country, contour, climate and conformation
as there are in the world - Author John Steinbeck
In the covered wagon days, if a baby was born in Texarkana while the family was
crossing into the Lone Star State, by the time they reached El Paso, the baby would
be in the third grade - Texas Author Wallace O Chariton
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 - Former Houston Oilers
coach Bum Phillips
Texas is the finest portion of the globe that has blessed my vision - Sam Houston
I think Texans have more fun than the rest of the world - Choreographer
Texas is big now, but imagine the size of her as a republic. Back then then Panhandle
had a panhandle - Author Mike Blakley
For a few precious moments.....I am back in Old Texas, under a high sky, where all
things are again possible and the wind blows free - Larry L. King
I love Texas because Texas is future-oriented, because Texans think anything
is possible. Texans think big - Senator Phil Gramm
Houston is, without a doubt, the weirdest, most entertaining city in Texas,
consisting as it does of subtropical forest, life in the fast lane, a layer of oil,
cowboys and spacemen - Texas Tourism Guide
I feel safer on a racetrack than I do on Houston's freeways - Car racing
legend A.J. Foyt
My favorite Aggie joke? I'm sorry I don't understand the question - Singer
Lyle Lovett - Texas A&M class of 1979
"Remember: Y'all is singular. All y'all is plural. All y'all's is plural possessive." - Kinky Friedman
Lone Star State, here's a guide to the very best Texan phrases:
“I'm madder than a wet hen!” ...
“He's all hat and no cattle.” ...
“More than you can shake a stick at.” ...
“Ready and rarin' to go.” ...
“Bless your heart.” ...
“Might could.” ...
“I wouldn't trust him any farther than I could throw him
Texans don't say “Pepsi”, “Sprite”, “soda”, or “pop”… it's all “Coke” to us.
Texans don't always say “f#$& you” to your face… they say “bless your heart.”
Texans definitely don't say “would you fine people like to join me?”… they say “ya'll come here now.”
"A man from Iowa or Illinois will say 'I'm from the Middle West'..a Georgian or a Mississipian may admit to being merely a Southerner...but no Texan, given the opportunity, ever said otherwise than 'I'm from Texas'."
---- J. Frank Dobie, Texan