60+ Best Texas Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational Texas quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

Famous Texas Quotes

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

I’d rather be a fencepost in Texas, than the king of Tennessee. – Chris Wall

That’s the thing about East Texas. Red dirt never quite washes out, and pine pollen is tenacious as original sin. – Markham Shaw Pyle

Always marry a woman from Texas. No matter how tough things get, she’s seen tougher. – Dan Rather

In Texas, we practically come out of the womb in jeans. – Kelly Clarkson

Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called ‘walking.’ – George W. Bush

Havin’ fun while freedom fightin’ must be one of those lunatic Texas traits we get from the water – which is known to have lithium in it – because it goes all the way back to Sam Houston, surely the most lovable, the most human, and the funniest of all the great men this country has ever produced. – Molly Ivins

To me, it’s really the heart of Texas. You don’t know the Lone Star State until you’ve experienced Gruene Hall. – Miranda Lambert

In Texas we practically come out of the womb in jeans. – Kelly Clarkson

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

Texas is a blend of valor and swagger. – Carl Sandburg

In Texas, we have the death penalty, and we use it. That’s right. If you come to Texas and kill somebody, we will kill you back. – Ron White

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

As a child of West Texas, I identify with Hispanic culture every bit as much as I do North American culture. – Tommy Lee Jones

Texas will again lift its head and stand among the nations. It ought to do so, for no country upon the globe can compare with it in natural advantages. – Sam Houston

I’ve traveled all over the world, but I don’t think there is any place better than Texas. – Red Adair

I thought I knew Texas pretty well, but I had no notion of it’s size until I campaigned it. – Ann Richards

This is Texas. We’re still figuring out how to spell tolerance. – Rachel Caine

News events are like Texas weather. If you don’t like it, wait a minute. – Jessica Savitch

Being from Texas, I would say I favor a pair of jeans you can wear some boots with. – Jensen Ackles

Texas is OK if you want to settle down and do your own thing quietly, but it’s not for outrageous people, and I was always outrageous. – Janis Joplin

Makes me want to go to leave the United States and go to a more sensible place, like Texas. – Greg Gutfeld

In the name of the constitution of Texas, which has been trampled upon, I refuse to take this oath. I love Texas too well to bring civil strife and bloodshed upon her. – Sam Houston

Obviously people in Texas have a big hearts. – Katie Couric

I just want Texas to be number one in something other than executions, toll roads and property taxes. – Kinky Friedman

Like most passionate nations, Texas has its own history based on, but not limited by, facts. – John Steinbeck

Texas is a great place to be rich and a terrible place to be poor. It’s got the highest percentage of people without health insurance in the country. If you get injured on the job, good luck getting workers’ comp. And God help you if you’re poor and mentally ill. – Gail Collins

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

Texas has long been known as the nation’s largest energy producer, but we are equally proud of our distinction as the nation’s leading energy innovator. – Rick Perry

A born Texan has instilled in his system a mind-set of no retreat or no surrender. I wish everyone the world over had the dominating spirit that motivates Texans. – Billy Clayton

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

At the risk of descending to unscientific generalizations, 90 percent of Texans give the other 10 percent a bad name. – Mary Doria Russell

I think Texans have more fun than the rest of the world. – Tommy Tune

There was a vastness here, more air, more sun, more space, and I thought that here a man drew some of that vastness into his soul. – Conrad Hilton

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

Never forget, son, when you represent Texas, always go first class. – James Michener

I’m from Texas, and one of the reasons I like Texas is because there’s no one in control. – Willie Nelson

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

I highly enjoy the people down in that area. A genuine authenticity comes to mind…ya’ll have such vibrant silly energy, the culture is rich and everyone from locals to Winter Texans always seems to be in good spirits. – Pat Green

This is America. We’re entitled to our opinions. Wrong. This is Texas. And my opinion is the only one that counts. – Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Football is to Texas what religion is to a priest. – Tom Landry

There are parts of Texas where a fly lives ten thousand years and a man can’t die soon enough. – Katherine Dunn

Texas is like an attractive, troublesome, and immature person who gets an inheritance — ranching — and then gets a second one — oil — and now has to grow up and get to work. – Joe B. Frantz

Texas will again lift it’s head and stand among the nations. It ought to do so, for no country upon the globe can compare with it in natural advantages. – Sam Houston

In Texas it’s always hot, dry, sunny, not a cloud in the sky. – Piper Perabo

Texas history is a varied, tempestuous, and vast as the state itself. Texas yesterday is unbelievable, but no more incredible than Texas today. Today’s Texas is exhilarating, exasperating, violent, charming, horrible, delightful, alive. – Edna Ferber

No place but Texas would I ever roam. No place but Texas, my home, sweet home. – Willie Nelson

Texas is now a cornerstone of the electoral college for Republicans. – Ed Gillespie

The sky in Texasis the most amazing sky in the whole world country, I think, like you can see more sky in Texas than you can see anywhere else in the world. – Idina Menzel

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

When I make a vow to God, then I would suggest to you that’s even stronger than a handshake in Texas. – Rick Perry

The definition of insanity in Texas is so insane that it’s impossible to be insane in Texas. – Malcolm McDowell

If you grab enough Texas land, somethin’ good is bound to happen. – James Michener

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

Texas deserves a leader who understands that making education a priority creates good jobs for Texans and keeps Texas on top. – Wendy Davis

You can imagine me as a kid growing up in redneck Texas with ballet shoes, tucking the violin under my arm. – Patrick Swayze

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

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. – Bum Phillips

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. There is a world of country here to settle. – Davy Crockett

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