30+ Best Texas Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Texas is a state in the South Central Region of the United States. It is the second largest U.S. state by both area and population. Profoundly inspirational Texas quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

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Famous Texas Quotes

Don’t mess with Texas. Texas Department of Transportation

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

There’s a vastness here and I believe that the people who are born here breathe that vastness into their soul. They dream big dreams and think big thoughts, because there is nothing to hem them in. Conrad Hilton

Most Americans can cover their home state in less than a week. In Texas, if you concentrate and work at it steadily, you can traverse your territory by about age thirty-seven. Rosemary Kent

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

Texas is a blend of valor and swagger. Carl Sandburg

People from all over the United States can pick Texas out on the map. Even if they’re not American, people know about Texas. All over the world, traveling Texans tend to identify as Texan rather than American, because, well, we get treated like celebrities when we do. Elizabeth Abrahamsen

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

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

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 worldwide acclaim, and we were the first to define hospitality. Ann Richards

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… A writer can build a perfectly satisfactory reputation in Texas and he doesn’t give a damn about what critics in Kalamazoo think. His universe is big enough to gratify any ambition. Same with businessmen. Same with newspapers. Same with everything. James Michener

Amazing Texas Quotes

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

The sky in Texas is the most amazing sky in the whole world. I think you can see more sky in Texas than you can see anywhere else in the world. Idina Menzel

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

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. Lee Trevino

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

Texas is neither southern nor western. Texas is Texas. William Blakelyfclar

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

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

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

Texans ignore ‘better,’ long ago forgot the useless word ‘good.’ Everything in Texas is ‘best.’ Edward Smith

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

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

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

Who are these people, these Texans? What do they tell us about America? What to make of a state that is so focused on itself? I wrestle with these questions all the time. One day, behind a general store in Central Texas, a firearms instructor in a wide-brimmed cowboy hat reached for the butt of his holstered gun as I approached him for an interview. The general store, the hat, the reach for the gun: the line between the myth of Texas and the reality of Texas is razor-thin. Manny Fernandez

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

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

Today Texas is like a patchwork quilt. Cowboys still exist, although now they use jeeps or helicopters to round up animals. Oil is still important, although new gushers like Spindletop don’t happen often anymore. Texas is still a frontier state, but today the pioneers are conquering space, the final frontier, from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) space center in Houston. Rachel Barenblat

You don’t just move into Texas. It moves into you. Manny Fernandez

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

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 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

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

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

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