50 Quotes about Texas that Can’t Be Messed With

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Last Updated on: 22nd August 2021, 01:20 am

Looking for beautiful quotes about Texas? The Lone Star State has inspired some truly beautiful travel quotes. So whether you’re looking for travel inspiration or Texas Instagram captions or Facebook statuses, here are my favorite Texas quotes!

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Here are my favorite quotes about Texas, including inspiration from poems, literature, pop culture, and quotes by famous Texas authors!


Texas Travel Quotes

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You may all go to Hell, and I will go to Texas -Davy Crockett

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

I’ll be somewhere down in Texas if you’re lookin’ for me. -George Strait

You can take the girl out of Texas but not Texas out of the girl. -Janine Turner

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


Don’t mess with Texas. -Texas Department of Transportation

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

I like the image Texas brings to mind–that of bigness, of strength, of goodness. -Ninfa Laurenzo

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

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


What you northerners never appreciate … is that Texas is so big that you can live your life within its limits and never give a d*** about what anyone in Boston or San Francisco thinks. -James Michener

For a few precious moments … I’m back in Old Texas, under a high sky, where all things are again possible and the wind blows free. -Larry L. King

What do the Texans say? All hat, no cattle. –Alexander McCall Smith

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

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


I highly enjoy the people down in that area. A genuine authenticity comes to mind…y’all 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

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

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

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

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

Texas is like a beckoning star to American settlers. -Stephen F. Austin

I must say as to what I have seen of Texas, it is the garden spot of the world. The best land & best prospects for health I ever saw is here, and I do believe it is a fortune to any man to come here. There is a world of country to settle. -Davy Crockett

That’s why I like Texans so much. They took a great failure and turned it into a tourist destination that makes them millions. Texans don’t bury their failures. They get inspired by them. -Robert Kiyosaki

I was always proud of being from Texas and, you know, maybe that was part of fearlessness. I love the fact that Texas is so big, but you don’t feel small because of that. -Sissy Spacek


All my ex’s live in Texas -George Strait

Deep in the heart of Texas -June Hershey

Funny Quotes about Texas


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

Sectional football games have the glory and the despair of war, and when a Texas team takes the field against a foreign state, it is an army with banners. -Travels with Charley

If I owned Texas and Hell, I would rent out Texas and live in Hell. -Philip Sheridan

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

I’m so shook. Texas literally has a pledge they say every morning. I thought it was a joke. Texas is a cult. -Lindsay McElwee


Texas…was evidently the only place in the known universe, including Louisiana, that actually got hotter after the sun went down. –Kathleen Kent

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

Texas is like Australia with the handbrake off. -Time Blair

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

Texas is big now, but imagine the size of her as a republic. Back then the Panhandle had a panhandle. -Mike Blakely


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

Next time I tell you someone from Texas should not be president of the United States, please pay attention. -Molly Ivins

The Texan turned out to be good-natured, generous and likable. In three days no one could stand him. -Joseph Heller

She’d grown up believing in hell in an abstract nightmare way; but west Texas had given her something more concrete upon which to dread the afterlife. -Cherie Priest

Texans ain’t Texans if they aren’t willing to boast about the state they call home. -Unknown


Years ago someone pointed out that Texas is hell on women and horses. He was wrong about horses, for most horses are considered to be valuable, and are treated very well. -Larry McMurtry

This is Texas. We’re still figuring out how to spell tolerance. -Rache Caine

No matter where you go in East Texas, ‘Deep’ East Texas is always about twenty miles further in than wherever you are. –Markham Shaw Pyle

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

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


At the risk of descending to unscientific generalizations, 90 percent of Texans give the other 10 percent a bad name. -Doc Holliday

When a lady accessorizes in here in Texas, she’s selecting caliber, not color. –Ron Brackin

I didn’t drive eleven hours across the state of Texas to watch my cholesterol. –Robb Walsh

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5 Things to Pack for Your Trip to Texas

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The Lonely Planet Texas guidebook. It can be kind of a pain to find the major guidebooks once you land, or you’ll find them overpriced. I always like to pick mine up ahead of time.


An Unlocked Cell Phone so that you can use a local sim card while here to help navigate public transportation and when you’re on the road. (For people without US cell phone plans).

Backup Charging Bank for your cell phone since you’ll be using it as a camera, GPS system, and general travel genie.

A Camera since Texas is super photogenic. I use a mix of my Nikon D810 and my  Samsung8 smartphone these days.


A Great Day Bag so you can carry what you need with you (like your camera, snacks, water, sunscreen, cash, etc). My current favorite is the Pacsafe Citysafe, which is especially great for Texas because it has many anti-theft features designed to deter pickpockets in Texas cities. It also transitions to a night bag more easily and won’t embarrass you if you go to dinner directly after sightseeing all day. 



More Texas Travel Resources

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If you’re headed to Texas, check out my guide to visiting the San Antonio Missions, the Houston Space Center, and Mustang Island. You’ll also want to use these fabulous Texas puns!

Don’t Forget About Travel Insurance!

Before you leave for Texas make sure you have a valid Travel Insurance Policy because accidents happen on the road. I pay for World Nomads, and I happily recommend them. It’s especially important to get travel insurance if you’ll be hanging out in cities like Dallas or San Antonio where tourists can easily become the targets of pickpockets.

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I have been a paying customer of World Nomads for travel insurance for three years, and I happily recommend them.  If you get sick, injured, or have your stuff stolen, you’ll be happy to have the ability to pay for your medical bills or replace what’s stolen or broken.

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