Best Quotes about Utah

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I spend most of hunting season at the ranch. We all love to hunt whitetails, and we have a pretty good supply in South Texas. I also love to hunt elk in Arizona, mule deer in Utah, and I’ve been to Canada to hunt caribou. -George Strait

Anyone who spends time on the road knows there’s something special about being in the middle of Utah or Nebraska – you sit with it, and there’s a peace about it. You can go left or right, and it opens up all kinds of doors. You take your own path. -Jason Momoa

My father moved out to Park City in in the mid-’70s and lived in a Winnebago behind a hippie joint called Utah Coal & Lumber that was one of only two or three restaurants at that time. Park City was a sleepy little mining town, with not a condo in sight.- Ira Sachs

People make fun of Utah nightlife, but it’s actually dope. I love it. -Donovan Mitchell

The Obama administration came into Utah and said, ‘We’re not going to listen to what the U.S. Supreme Court said. ‘We, the federal government, are going to recognize marriages in the state of Utah and Utah state law explicitly does not recognize as marriage,’ and that was really, in my view, an abuse of power.-Ted Cruz

Because, you know, you’re in Utah. And because of its political conservatism, if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere.- Robert Redford

Family trips to Yellowstone and to what are now national parks in Southern Utah, driving the primitive roads and cars of that day, were real adventures. -Paul D. Boyer

In 2009, during my inaugural address, I expressed the importance of unprecedented partnerships. Since then, Utah’s government, business, and education leaders in communities statewide have worked together more frequently and with better results than ever before. -Gary Herbert

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I left Montana in Spring of 1866, for Utah, arriving at Salt Lake city during the summer. -Calamity Jane

For me, the timing has been good, but I also feel very lucky to be playing in Utah. We have a good team with tremendous players who like to win. -John Stockton

I love a lot of Colorado and upper Utah. I think some of the most beautiful terrain is upper BC. -Joe Lando

What are the Democrats, the party of Jim Matheson, telling them? The message of the Democrats is that the Amercian dream is over. ‘The government is all you have. Give up your dreams, and the government will save you, the government will heal you, the government will be your hope and change.’ We know here in Utah, none of that is true. -Mia Love

We have a water purifier, so we drink a lot of it. As a singer, especially in Utah, you have to hydrate constantly. -Donny Osmond

I grew up snowboarding in two of the best states for the sport: Colorado and Utah. The world-class ski mountains in these neighboring states were key factors that allowed me to represent our country in two Olympics and numerous X Games. -Gretchen Bleiler

My passion for gaming is well-known among both the Utah Jazz and my team in France. -Rudy Gobert

I enjoyed my time in Utah. It was a different area to what I was used to. The people there were very nice and it was a great organization and city. I have only good things to say about Utah. -John Starks

It has been a tremendous privilege to serve the people of Utah during my time in the United States House of Representatives, but my time in the House should not be the sum total of my service. -Jim Matheson

As governor, I enjoy the opportunity to talk about Utah’s measurable business success. -Gary Herbert

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Utah may well be the most cosmopolitan state in America. Vast numbers of young Mormons – increasingly women as well as men – spend a couple of years abroad as missionaries and return jabbering in Thai or Portuguese and bearing a wealth of international experience. -Nicholas Kristof

Barack Obama’s class warfare will not work on this Republican nominee. Not in Utah. -Mia Love

When we’re playing at home in Utah, breakfast is really the only meal at which I allow myself to be a little unhealthy. So it’s usually pancakes, waffles, eggs, and bacon. I like to keep that consistent. For lunch and dinner, I will have Caesar salad. -Donovan Mitchell

I love living in Utah. I was born here but raised in L.A., but we decided about 13, 14 years ago to come here to Utah.- Donny Osmond

I’ve never been the top dog. I’ve always been the underdog. And that’s why I relate so much to Utah, because we’re underdogs, we’re overlooked, kind of thought of as an afterthought.- Donovan Mitchell

Utah is amazing, it’s incredible because it’s so big. There are so many places to drive. There are curves, straight bits; it’s like Road Runner country, frankly. -Edd China

Most of my family is still active in the Mormon Church. They live in Utah and Provo and Orem and Salt Lake City.- Dustin Lance Black

If the people of Utah shall peacefully form a State Constitution tolerating polygamy, will the Democracy admit them into the Union? -Abraham Lincoln

The media in Utah is not the same as the media in New York, so that can wear on some people. -Paul Pierce

I didn’t take theater or anything. We didn’t have a very good theater program. It was in western Utah – was a really small school. It wasn’t developed. We didn’t have the funds to do anything like that, but I did act all through high school in films because Disney Channel would shoot movies out there. -Olesya Rulin

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For me to be here tonight, everything had to be perfect. I had to get drafted by Utah, had to play with a point guard like John Stockton, and had to be coached by Jerry Sloan and Frank Layden.- Karl Malone

Utah is America’s best place for business because Utahns make it their business to succeed – and we have the track record to prove it. -Gary Herbert

In 2014, Utah cities Salt Lake City and Provo both surpassed Silicon Valley in per-deal venture capital averages. From large, multi-campus companies to promising start-ups, Silicon Slopes offers a promising climate for businesses. The entire tech industry has its eyes on Utah. -Gary Herbert

My very first acting job ever, the first time I got paid to be an actress, was in 2001, right between my sophomore and junior year in college, when I was just 19 years old. I got paid $250 every two weeks, 10 shows a week, to be in the Utah Shakespearean Festival. I was Calpurnia in ‘Julius Caesar.’ -Katy Mixon

Growing up in a Jewish matriarchal world inside the patriarchal paradise of Salt Lake City, Utah, gave me increased perspective on gender issues, as it also did my gay brother and my lesbian sister. Our younger sister is the perfect Jewish-American wife and mother, and is fiercely proud of that fact. -Roseanne Barr

I have friends in Utah who care about me as a person, not for what I am. They’ll call to see how my heart is, how my blood pressure is. That’s important to me. -Rick Majerus

Education is the largest and most important investment Utah makes. -Gary Herbert
Utah is a very special place for me. It helped me a lot. -Kyle Kuzma

The majority of Utah’s citizens do not merely approve the death penalty, they demand it – the state religion demands it. -Shana Alexander

No, ‘Point Break’ for me – growing up on the beaches of Sydney as a surfer, it was kind of the movie that we watched every week. For me to be Johnny Utah, I’m beside myself. -Luke Bracey

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I’d like to see more of Colorado, Utah, and maybe go to Yellowstone. Oh, and I’d like to kayak down the Colorado through the Grand Canyon. -Jesse Spencer

Lifestyle-wise, like L.A. in general, Utah is very conservative, very laid back, and L.A. is nothing like that.- Kyle Kuzma

We’re putting Utah in a different light. I’m glad to be a part of that. We’re all glad to be a part of that. My friends want to come here. When I was a kid, that wasn’t the case. That’s where I’m trying to get Utah to. I want people to see what we have because it’s a great place. -Donovan Mitchell

‘Ice Cold’ is the eighth in my ‘Rizzoli and Isles’ thriller series. It was inspired by a true occurrence in the 1960s, now known as the ‘Dugway Incident,’ in which 6,000 sheep mysteriously died overnight in a remote area of Utah. I thought, ‘What if it happened instead to people? What if the inhabitants of an entire village vanished overnight?’ -Tess Gerritsen

I had spent four months in Cedar City, Utah, right after graduation as an intern at the Utah Shakespearean Festival. It’s a town that has many people living the polygamous lifestyle. -Stephen Karam

In Utah, there are no bad things in the water there. It’s just smooth, really beautiful. -Steve Guttenberg

Once you put yourself in the hands of the government, you could end up in Utah. -Michael O’Donoghue

My family was lower middle class, and my parents both worked, so we couldn’t take proper vacations. We’d go for three days to Santa Barbara or to the desert, so my first real vacation came was when I was 12, when friends of my parents were taking their kids away. We went to Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Park in Arizona and Utah. -Harry Shearer

I never would have thought this would happen, me playing for Utah. It’s like coming around full circle for me and my family. We love it, we embrace it. -Jae Crowder

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When I entered into office mid-recession, my No. 1 focus was Utah’s economy. We set bold goals, and we’ve built one of the best-performing economies in the nation. -Gary Herbert

One person’s rights do not have to come at the expense of another’s. If we can find common ground on religious freedom and LGBT issues in Utah – one of the nation’s most religious and conservative states – we can do it anywhere in the country. -Gary Herbert

In the early 1970s, I headed to graduate school at the University of Utah and joined the pioneering program in computer graphics because I realized that’s where I could combine my interests in art and computer science. -Edwin Catmull

Each time I have performed in Utah, I had a great time, and the audiences seem to enjoy what I do. The audiences are very warm and very appreciative. -Brian Stokes Mitchell

I live on a ranch in Utah for now, but I’m gonna move. I’ve got another ranch to move to, but its location is a secret. When I get there, I’m gonna plow the road in behind me. -Wilford Brimley

Snowboarding! I love it! Some of the best places to snowboard are Telluride and Park Cities, Utah. -Bridget Hall

Now Stan and I were still working in secret at that time but, because of this development, we had to inform the University of Utah because we thought that they might need to take patent protection. -Martin Fleischmann

I want to express my deepest apology to the athletes, the people of Salt Lake City in Utah and the millions of citizens worldwide who love and respect the games. -Juan Antonio Samaranch

I’ve been complimented enough and asked to run for various offices out here in Utah, but right now, I’m not interested. I don’t know that I have the stomach for it. -Dale Murphy

I’ve had opportunities. But I’m happy at Utah. I can do a lot of nice things and I love the kids. We work hard and we have fun. -Rick Majerus

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Well, my father’s people were Mormon, and had immigrated not long after Brigham Young had settled Utah. -Lynne Cheney

I spent the first 18 years of my life in the pastoral town of Vernal, Utah, in the shadows of the Book Cliffs and the Uinta Mountains. -Gordon Gee

I think a sitting senator who’s been there 36 years is not doing a favor to anyone in the state of Utah nor to the country. -Scott Howell

There’s a lot of really talented people in Utah, people who would really make an effort to make the music the best that it could be and as emotional as it could be.- David Archuleta

Actually, I was born in Las Vegas. My parents moved to Utah when I was eight because, after 40 years in Vegas, they were tired of it. We ended up in Nephi, a really small town in Utah. -Brandon Flowers

It’s funny – when you look at the real A-listers nowadays, look at how many live in and around Hollywood. Most of them live on a ranch in Utah. It’s no coincidence these guys get in and get out. -Darren Boyd

When I was in Utah there, first learning the kind of music I love, my favorite singer was T. Texas Tyler. So my friend, Norman Ritchie, the traveling teenage sage, started calling me U. Utah Phillips. -Utah Phillips

The United States came within a whisker of invading Utah in 1858 and starting a civil war three years before the Civil War. Because the conflict ended up fizzling out, it’s not the most dramatic story about the West. -David Roberts

I love whimsy. My mother was a word person, a real quipster. She was famous in the 1950s for being a contester in Utah: 25 words or less. My bicycle, our hi-fi… in 1959, she won $15,000 from Remington-Rand for writing about a shaver. She was a farm girl from South Dakota. -Ron Carlson

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The San Gabriel monument expands our natural heritage, but there is more in need of safeguarding – extraordinary places like Utah’s Greater Canyonlands. -Frances Beinecke

In history books, or the one about the guy who cut his hand off to get out of a canyon in Utah, you really want them to be accurate. But my stuff is such small beer by comparison. -Geoff Dyer

Everyone has always underestimated a company headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. The New York boys thought they could take me on, that nobody out here has any knowledge or wisdom. -Jon Huntsman, Sr.

All I can say is Mike Lee is an embarrassment to the state of Utah. He’s been a tremendous embarrassment to our family, to our state, to our country to have him as a U.S. senator. -Jon Huntsman, Sr.

Utah’s economy stays strong by adhering to conservative fundamental principles: low and consistent tax rates, smaller and more efficient government, sensible regulation, and empowering the private sector to create jobs. -Gary Herbert

Utah has benefited from setting smart tax policy. That said, public finding is dynamic enough that we cannot just set the tax policy and presume that it does not require continual review and adjustment. -Gary Herbert

In Utah, one word sums up our business prowess: investment. Simply put, we know we can’t have long-term economic growth and maintain Utah’s enviable quality of life without making some critical investments. -Gary Herbert

It’s not enough for just us to invest in Utah; more and more, we are encouraging businesses around the world to follow suit. We want them to invest in and become part of Utah’s future and to allow Utah to invest and become part of theirs.- Gary Herbert

Utah is one of the nation’s leaders in rebounding from the Great Recession. -Gary Herbert

From Enve Composites to Bluehouse Skis, Utah companies are making breakthrough products for biking, winter sports, water sports and more. -Gary Herbert

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My message to business leaders is clear: If you are looking to expand your business and boost the bottom line, there is no better place than Utah to do it. -Gary Herbert

Utah is no longer considered a flyover state. -Gary Herbert

It’s fascinating to go somewhere where you’re away from everything. There are no houses, no buildings, no roads, no people. And for a little less extreme hunting, any place in the West – Colorado, Utah, Montana – that’s just beautiful country. -Shawn Michaels

Salt Lake City gave me a lot of surprises. How progressive the city actually is, for instance, compared to the rest of Utah – it’s like this purple dot in a sea of red. And the government there is kind of a mix of conservative values and progressive ideas. -Larry Wilmore

Founded by a Mormon couple in Utah in 2012, The Color Run has proved to be a brilliant idea. -Elizabeth Flock

In Utah, the American melting pot is unstirred. Three out of four people are Mormons, and they are all here in this bleakly beautiful sanctuary ‘behind the Zion curtain’ because of religious persecution. -Shana Alexander

I went to school at the University of Utah, and they had outstanding facilities and coaches that helped me grow and mature as a person. -Kyle Kuzma

When I graduated from Utah, I was headed into the biggest job interview of my life, the NFL Draft. -Alex Smith

Utah will always be special to me. They were the school that gave me an opportunity, and I grew so much as a person and player there. -Alex Smith

Everyone talks about Utah riding, slickrock and all that. I go through the mountain-bike magazines at the shop, and I think, ‘That’d be awesome.’ -Reggie Miller

I appreciated all the support and love that I had from not only BYU fans and people from Utah, but all over the country. -Jimmer Fredette

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I would love to bring the state of Utah their first championship. I think that’s one thing I’ve always wanted. -Donovan Mitchell

I love everything about being in Utah. I’ll never change it. I don’t need the big market to be happy. -Donovan Mitchell

I know guys in the league say, ‘Oh yeah, I love X, Y, Z city.’ But man, I genuinely love Utah. -Donovan Mitchell

It’s not just about doing things in Utah or in France. It’s about doing things everywhere and having an impact everywhere. There are a lot of charities that do a remarkable job that just don’t have much light and much support. -Rudy Gobert

To be honest, I love being in Utah so I think most people have the wrong idea about the city, about the place. -Rudy Gobert

Trying to fuse a Jewish-Russian family with a Mormon family from Utah definitely is a challenge. -Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Can I just say, I am so excited to be working here. Little bit about myself, I love the American Southwest, for starters. You may call them Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, I call them heaven. I have a peanut allergy. It’s something I live with, it’s a part of me. I’ve learned to cope with it. What else? I’m just as comfortable at the ball game as I am at the opera. – Deangelo, The Office

No, no, no, no, no, no, no. Josephine scrapes barnacles off boats in the Great Salt Lake. We call them Laker girls. But they are kind of sex symbols in Utah. – Andy, Modern Family

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