“Texas history has its share of good men, bad men, and a few who couldn’t make up their minds.” -Mike Blakely
“Texas is big now, but imagine the size of her as a republic. Back then the Panhandle
had a panhandle.” Mike Blakley
“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
“I feel safer on a racetrack than I do on Houston’s freeways.” A. J. Foyt
“We have a saying in Texas: the rooster crows, but the hen delivers the goods.” Former Agriculture Commissioner Jim Hightower
“I got some ideas on Mr. Connally. He ain’t never done nothin’ but get shot in Dallas. He got the silver bullet. He needs to come back here and get hisself shot once every six months. I attack Connally on his vanity. He’s terribly bad vain, y’know.” Bob Bullock
“We want homosexual people to protect their marijuana plants with firearms!” Matthew Short, organizer of the Gathering of the American Patriot.
Smoking, shooting, sucking – its the Texas way.
“I felt a little guilty about jangling the poor bugger’s brains with that evil fantasy. But what the hell? Anybody who wanders around the world saying, “Hell yes, I’m from Texas,” deserves whatever happens to him.” ― Hunter S. Thompson, The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time
“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
“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.” Mary Lasswell