The Best Quotes about Dallas, Texas

This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure page for more details.

Last Updated on: 28th January 2022, 03:24 am

I was just down in Dallas, Texas…the Assassination Museum…it’s really accurate, you know, ’cause Oswald’s not in it.  -Bill Hicks

He reclined on a delightfully cushioned lounge in the sprawling ranch Paris had rented. In Dallas, Texas, of all places. Promiscuity had decked himself out, too, wearing a Stetson (weird), no shirt (understandable), unfastened jeans (smart) and cowboy boots (weird again). Dude looked ready to rustle cattle or something.  -Gena Showalter

It’s OK to do cute little things like kissing a turtle, but you can’t kiss another person because he’s a different color? Give me a break. And you have to remember, I’m from Dallas, Texas.  -Aaron Spelling

I had been in so many towns and cities in America with John Kennedy, but I was not with him in Dallas, Texas, on November 21, 1963.  -Pierre Salinger

I had a happy, drama-free youth, growing up in an upper -middle -class neighborhood in Dallas, Texas. The only thing that was slightly unusual compared to most of my friends was that I was an only child… I don’t think that’s why my parents gave me a dummy, at least they’ve never copped to it.  -Jeff Dunham

I was working in a church in Florida as a youth intern, which means I really didn’t do much other than staple stuff. I’m from Dallas, Texas, and every time my grandmother would call -she would call me any time of the day -I’d be home answering the phone. She was like, “What do you do all day?” and sarcastically I would say, “Well, I’m trying to chalk off the next year to spend time finding a band name.” And she said, “Well mercy me, why don’t you get a real job?” I thought, “Wait a minute. That’s the perfect name.” That kind of freed up my year but that’s where the name came from.  -Bart Millard

I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and seasonally lived in New Orleans and Boston. Given that this was all at a tender age, I imagine I was very impressionable. I was a kid that was always moving, city to city, school to school. I adapted easily wherever I was, I knew how to blend. -Aeriel Miranda

See also
17 Fabulous Lakes in Missouri for Your Next Outdoor Getaway

If they [Mexicans] touch the hair of the head of one of our citizens, tell him [Commodore Dallas] to batter down and destroy their town and exterminate the inhabitants from the face of the earth!  – Andrew Jackson

I started doing regional theater. My first job was ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ at Dallas Theater Center.  – Anna Camp

I can remember hearing the theme tune to Dallas when I was supposed to be in bed. I would sneak down and try to watch it through the banisters. My mum loved that show.  – Ashley Madekwe

A set of Bollywood actresses are coming through Dallas soon in a live tour; I’d pay a lot to see them, but alas, I’m fully booked elsewhere.  – Bruce Sterling

Usually I get recognized for The Blue Lagoon or Dallas.  – Christopher Atkins

Here’s the deal. I get to marry you. You get to become a Garrett  – although, considering what you’re marrying into, I’m not certain that’s much of an incentive.” Dallas to Amy  – Cindy Gerard

A sceptic finds Dallas absurd. A cynic thinks the public doesn’t  – Clive James

I learned a lot I wouldn’t have learned roaming the streets of Dallas.  – Dennis Rodman

Every time fans turned on the television or watched the Dallas Cowboys, I wanted to give them the performance of a lifetime.  – Emmitt Smith

I’m a huge Dallas Mavs fan. What I love about Dirk Nowitzki is he has just as much talent as everyone else, if not more, and he never toots his own horn. He’s this silent warrior.  – Erin Wasson

I’m the only man with a Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl ring who doesn’t wear it. I’m a Green Bay Packer.  – Herb Adderley

Every six months I fly to Dallas to get botox and I also get collagen injections.  – Janice Dickinson

Im from Dallas. My whole family is based in Texas and Mississippi and Arkansas, spread throughout most of the South.  – Jay R. Ferguson

See also
The 4 Best Neighborhoods in Memphis + Best Hotels for Where to Stay in Memphis, TN

I’m from the ‘less is more’ school. I had to be in the ‘more is more’ zone with ‘Dallas Buyers Club’, so I was out of my comfort zone, but I had to trust that.  – Jean -Marc Vallee

My first cat was named Cowboy, after the Dallas Cowboys.  – Jenna Bush

Lynn Swann was an idol. It would amaze me how he could fly through the air and make those catches. I’ll never forget the one versus Dallas. It was the greatest catch I’ve ever seen.  – Jerry Rice

I didnt really watch Dallas growing up, as I was a bit young and into other things, like sports.  – Jesse Metcalfe

The first game I played. We played against the Dallas Texans.  – Jim Otto

My Meema, her favorite show was ‘Dallas.’ She made the family watch. She loved to hate J.R. She passed away when I was 12, and I know she’s looking down on me going, ‘Oh, my goodness. How are you on the show? I am so proud of you and why in the hell are you playing J.R.’s son?  – Josh Henderson

Whether your destination is heaven or hell, you always have to change planes in Dallas.  – Kinky Friedman

Dallas Mavericks want me as a bald -headed 5′ 8″ guard with a 95″ vertical. Vince Carter respect my legs, ask Shawn Kemp.  – Kool Keith

I liked Dallas better because it was more deceptive, you could do more with it.  – Larry Hagman

We did 356 ‘Dallas’ episodes between 1978 and 1991. The most memorable moment for me happened in 1980 when I got shot at the end of the third series. The rest is a blur.  – Larry Hagman

Dallas is a great city, and it’s worth fighting for.  – Laura Miller

Dallas is a positive, get -it done city.  – Laura Miller

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

See also
New York's Central Park

President John F. Kennedy died at approximately 1:00 CST today, here in Dallas. He died of a gunshot wound to the brain. I have no other details regarding the assassination of the president.  – Malcolm Kilduff

I’ll miss everyone on Dallas so much, but I have a wonderful career ahead of me. I can feel it.  – Mary Crosby

Neiman -Marcus is one thing, and the Dallas Cowboys are another.  – Mercedes McCambridge

It’s as simple as you can explain all of ‘Dallas.’ We’re a dysfunctional family forced to stay together.  – Patrick Duffy

I didn’t know any hockey fans in Dallas.  -Troy Aikman

I had never been to Texas. I’d been through Texas, but I’m so glad to be back in a place that’s not L.A. or New York. To talk about Dallas, to talk about there being sweet tea on the catering table, it’s rich and saturated in American -ness.  -Kelli Giddish

I remember, when I went away to college at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, my aunt sent me a book with the rules of being a Southern Belle. One of the rules was to never wear white after Labor Day. Fashion has a lot to do with confidence and making up your own rules.  – Kourtney Kardashian

I grew up a big fan of the J. R. Ewing character of the ‘Dallas’ TV show, and I grew up around people who were very similar to J. R.: they had come into a ton of money. And they loved to flaunt it and loved to drive fancy cars and wear the big cowboy hats and nice suits.  -John Layfield

Sure, I’ve felt racism. I think everybody has prejudice. When I was growing up, the dark Mexican kids weren’t allowed in the public swimming pool in Dallas. My light -skinned friend got in, and he laughed at us. It didn’t seem like a big deal, because we didn’t know any different. So I never ran into anything that actually scarred me.  -Lee Trevino

See also
33 Perfect Things to Do on the Olympic Peninsula: Bucket List & Beyond!

I learned a lot I wouldn’t have learned roaming the streets of Dallas.  -Dennis Rodman

I never graduated from college. While I was in a mass communication class at North Texas State University, I was on the air weekends in Dallas and knew more about major -market radio than the guy teaching. When I told him that, he failed me.  -Elvis Duran

‘Mamma Mia’ and ‘Dallas’ have proved to me that the things you dream about can happen. I don’t ask myself, ‘How did I get here?’ but instead, ‘I deserve to be here. I was right to think this would happen.’ I’m a firm believer in the power we have in our minds to want something and pursue it in a sane and focused way.  -Juan Pablo Di Pace

I grew up in the Dallas Metroplex. But I spent a lot of time in Waco and then in small towns down there with my grandma and then in Killeen and in Riesel.  -Jonathan Majors

My father grew up in West Texas, in Lubbock, and I’ve got family here, and I grew up a Dallas Cowboy fan all my life.  -Matt Cassel

I believe history will come to view 9/11 as an event on par with November 22, 1963, the date on which John F. Kennedy was murdered, cutting short a presidency that was growing ever more promising. Dreams died that day in Dallas; it is easy to imagine the 1960s turning out rather differently had President Kennedy lived.  -Jon Meacham

I had been in so many towns and cities in America with John Kennedy, but I was not with him in Dallas, Texas, on November 21, 1963.  – Pierre Salinger

I love Dallas, Austin and Houston. Why? Because some of the best comedians, like Bill Hicks and Sam Kinison, started their careers in Texas, and because the crowds there are comedy -educated.  -Bobby Lee

We did 356 ‘Dallas’ episodes between 1978 and 1991. The most memorable moment for me happened in 1980 when I got shot at the end of the third series. The rest is a blur.  -Larry Hagman

See also
The Big Route 66 Bucket List: 50 Can't-Miss Things to See on Route 66

You wouldn’t want to see the size of the check that I would write if it would for sure get the Dallas Cowboys a Super Bowl.  -Jerry Jones

I was 3 and a half, and there was an open call for a Coca -Cola commercial. We were living around Dallas, and my mom took me. I think they were calling for 16 -year -olds that could ride horses and swing a rope, and for whatever reason, my mom took me up there when I was 3. But I always had a rope, and I was a little cowboy at that age.  – Jesse Plemons

Growing up in Dallas, my first influences on the guitar were T -Bone Walker and Les Paul. T -Bone taught me how to play lead guitar behind my head and do the splits in 1951 when I was nine.  -Steve Miller

When I was a kid growing up in the States in the late ’70s and early ’80s, as soon as ‘Dallas’ came on on a Friday night on CBS at 9 P.M., we stopped everything from that moment on as a family.  -John Barrowman

I’d worked for the ‘Dallas Times Herald’ for ten years, and its death was a kick in the gut the like of which I cannot recall ever having experienced.  – Molly Ivins

Just the aura of being a Dallas Cowboy, you can’t beat it.  -Amari Cooper

Back when I was 15 or 16, in Dallas there was a department store called Sanger -Harris. One holiday season, I got a job as a gift wrapper there. The others were all experts who did that job every year, and I was by far the youngest person, who was totally inexperienced. In those days, department stores around Christmastime were a total frenzy.  -Karen Katz

Diamond Dallas saved my life. He didn’t have to, but that’s the kind of guy he is. He’s helped so many people with his DDP Yoga. It’s just incredible with the lives he’s changing, the lives he’s affecting. I am so honored to be part of that.  -Jake Roberts

See also
National Parks in South Carolina

When it comes to a lip sync, Kennedy Davenport is someone that, when I first turned 18, I was going to the clubs in Dallas, because I went to college there, seeing, and tipping, and would live. She’s the dancing diva of Texas.  -Shangela

Noah’s daughter is different from the girls of ‘Suburgatory.’ She goes to Brown, so she’s in college, and she’s very smart. And his wife is very much a very strong woman. She’s certainly in charge at his house. She’s Dallas’s polar opposite.  -Alan Tudyk

Living in Dallas, I root for the Mavericks and the Stars and the Cowboys, but I’ve always pulled for the Chicago Cubs. I enjoy watching them play.  -Lee Trevino

I grew up in Dallas, with cowboys. I was the only guy in sixth grade with long hair and an earring. Let’s just say I got a lot of, er, flak for being different.  -Barry Watson

Neiman -Marcus is one thing, and the Dallas Cowboys are another.  -Mercedes McCambridge

I was born in Dallas, Texas, but I was raised in south Florida. ‘Ice Ice Baby’ is about that area.  -Vanilla Ice

I’m pretty crazy about the Yankees. When I can’t actually watch a game, I TiVo it. I am also a die -hard Dallas Cowboys fan. I don’t tell many people that because I will get made fun on because I’m from New Jersey!  – Nick Jonas

I was in Dallas and I had gained weight and knew becoming a vegetarian was the quickest way to lose it. I just wasn’t sure if I could do it.  -JaVale McGee

My first cat was named Cowboy, after the Dallas Cowboys.  -Jenna Bush

I’m looking forward to being a supporter of the Dallas Cowboys. I want to watch them win another Super Bowl.  -Troy Aikman

I moved to Dallas, and I started making music.  -Post Malone

If a foreign country doesn’t look like a middle -class suburb of Dallas or Detroit, then obviously the natives must be dangerous as well as badly dressed.  -Lewis H. Lapham

See also
Best Quotes about Pennsylvania

Seat assignment didn’t matter if you’re flying Dallas to Houston and you did it 38 times a day. People just got on, you didn’t sit next to your wife, and it was a 45 -minute flight. It didn’t matter.  -David Neeleman

The last episode of Dallas was in ‘1991.’ Unfortunately, it was a terrible episode to end the show on: it was a sort of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ with Larry as the Jimmy Stewart character. In that episode, I was an ineffectual -schlep kind of brother, who got divorced three or four times and was a Las Vegas reject.  – Patrick Duffy

‘Lost Boys’ is one of my all -time faves. I just thought it would be great to be a vampire. I remember this movie called ‘Once Bitten,’ which is about an ’80s sort of power girl who became a vampire and was really, like, sexy. Hair like she was from ‘Dallas,’ shoulder pads, big earrings.  -Lena Headey

What’s hurtful is when you have portrayals like, you know, when you have someone like Jared Leto who accepts an award for ‘Dallas Buyers Club,’ after playing a trans woman, standing in a full beard and looking fully cis male: it is communicating to our audiences that underneath all of that, it’s still a man under that.  -Angelica Ross

Never be possessive. If a female friend lets on that she is going out with another man, be kind and understanding. If she says she would like to go out with the Dallas Cowboys, including the coaching staff, the same rule applies.  -Bruce Jay Friedman

The fans in Dallas were hard on me my first year, but after having a great year last year they are now supporting me. It feels great to have my hard work pay off, especially when the fans made it hard for me.  – Steve Nash

I’ve got cattle on 4,000 acres about 100 miles east of Dallas, but I’ve also got another 65 -acre ranch where I raise American miniature horses.  – Carroll Shelby

See also
The 10 National Parks in Kansas: Why & How to Visit Each One!

‘Revenge’ is a shameless soap in the style of Eighties shoulder -pad slap -offs like ‘Dallas,’ ‘Dynasty’ and ‘Falcon Crest.’ Yet there’s no wink -wink camp.  – Rob Sheffield

I’ve actually done three pilots for Disney. I met with the network when I was 16 years old and had just started acting. I would fly to Los Angeles to film pilots, then fly back to Dallas, where I grew up.  -Spencer Boldman

The things that Dirk has done for this league and for the Dallas Mavericks, it’s unbelievable. And Coach Kidd was a teammate of Dirk, so for Jason Kidd to compare me with Dirk Nowitzki, it feels nice. It’s a nice compliment.  -Giannis Antetokounmpo

Bo Dallas is phenomenal. He’s so confident and has this star aura that shines out of him.  – William Regal

Dallas was a Black and White society at that time; it didn’t have the diversity it has now.  -Eddie Bernice Johnson

And Hale was devoted to President Kennedy, and there was some talk following the assassination that Hale had warned the President not to go to Dallas, and the connotation was that it would be physically dangerous for him to do so.  -Lindy Boggs

I’m thrilled, I’m grateful, I’m blessed. I played for the world’s greatest professional sports team in history. Once a Dallas Cowboy, always a Dallas Cowboy.  -Bob Hayes

One thing I can say about the Dallas Cowboys: They have always had talent around them. They have been one of the most talented football teams in all of football.  -Emmitt Smith

I think they should give me a spot on ‘Dallas’ or ‘Dynasty’ or one of those shows.  -Tiny Tim

I can remember hearing the theme tune to Dallas when I was supposed to be in bed. I would sneak down and try to watch it through the banisters. My mum loved that show.  -Ashley Madekwe

I personally never thought that ‘Dallas’ would resurrect itself because I didn’t think anybody knew how to do it. And it was proven to me on the few attempts that were made. The movie that was going to be done, I read that script, it was atrocious. It was just awful. And I just didn’t think anybody understood it anymore.  -Patrick Duffy

See also
10 Magical Things to Do in Atlantic City in Winter

I have a music video I was in coming out for M83 for their song ‘Claudia Lewis.’ It’s directed by Bryce Dallas Howard, and I play opposite Lily Collins. It’s a pretty edgy intergalactic music video.  -Israel Broussard

I had no idea the Vikings were interested. I was actually expecting other teams because the Green Bay Packers and three or four other teams asked for film after the combine in Dallas, and the Vikings weren’t one of them.  -Adam Thielen

The department store was a product of the 19th century and became a very important institution as America went into the 20th century. It provided show places in developing towns like Terre Haute, Sacramento, and Dallas.  -Stanley Marcus

I barely watch TV apart from the news. Most of it is rubbish. There’s all this reality nonsense and dross. I think there’s a market for a well -produced, well -written melodrama like ‘Dallas.’ It’s pure entertainment.  -Larry Hagman

I have talked to Debbie Hammond quite a bit, Jim Hammond’s wife, his widow. I’ve seen their kids. And last time we played Dallas, a lot of them came over. It’s hard for them to come see the show. It’s still hard.  -Reba McEntire

When I wasn’t wrestling, I got back into school a little bit. In Dallas, there was VIP Wrestling, and in Atlanta, AR Fox has a great school, so it’s good to get back in there and continue to learn.  -Cody Rhodes

I didn’t come from the West Coast experience, I came from Dallas and I was an introvert and a nerd.  -The D.O.C.

I want to go play behind that great offensive line they have down in Dallas.  – Ezekiel Elliott

I’m not the type to pat myself on the back and all that, but somebody has to be lucky, right? When I got to Dallas, I was struggling  – sleeping on the floor with six guys in a three -bedroom apartment. I used to drive around, look at the big houses, and imagine what it would be like to live there and use that as motivation.  – Mark Cuban

See also
3 Days in Little Rock: Itinerary for a Perfect Long Weekend in Little Rock, Arkansas

A single Dallas Cowboys football game uses up as much electricity as the entire nation of Liberia in those same three hours  – one reason the globe, if looked at from a certain height, is a cluster of lights surrounded by enormous patches of dark.  -Pico Iyer

I had a traditional interview based on a phone call from an agent. He says there’s a show and they would like to see you and its called Dallas. With very little knowledge I go over to this meeting at Warner Brothers.  -Steve Kanaly

I’ve been in the States and fought before. When I’m in that changing room, I’ll feel as if I’ve been in that situation before. Obviously I’m going to have to deal on the biggest stage, and it’s the Dallas Cowboys Stadium, but it doesn’t faze me.  – Liam Smith

I arrived in Los Angeles on the Monday, had a call from my agent to say they wanted to see me for ‘Dallas,’ made an audition tape at my friend’s house in L.A. the same day, and had the job the following Monday.  -Juan Pablo Di Pace

Dallas was a place where dreamers like my father were given a chance.  – Lawrence Wright

I never travel without my Stetson, but the more I wear it the more I realise that no one wears hats any more. When I was a kid everybody wore hats, especially in Texas, but I get off the plane in Dallas now and I’m the only guy with a hat. It’s amazing.  – Larry Hagman

I legitimately wanted to know if Mayor Bloomberg was going to ban large margaritas that I cry over while on a date alone at Dallas BBQ as a part of his controversial soda ban.  -Awkwafina

Two of our biggest stores are in Dallas North Park and Houston Galleria, where the economy and our customers’ business interests are heavily dependent on the oil and gas industry.  -Karen Katz

See also
3 Days in Little Rock: Itinerary for a Perfect Long Weekend in Little Rock, Arkansas

I’m from Dallas. My whole family is based in Texas and Mississippi and Arkansas, spread throughout most of the South.  -Jay R. Ferguson

Usually I get recognized for The Blue Lagoon or Dallas.  -Christopher Atkins

I think that everybody in the world, whatever colour or creed, has a jerk like JR in his or her family somewhere. Whether it is a father, uncle, cousin or brother, everybody can identify with JR and that certainly had something to do with the success of ‘Dallas.’  -Larry Hagman

Dallas Austin… where do I begin? I adore him  – he is one of the kindest people I know.  – Kim Zolciak -Biermann

I’d have to say I’m most proud of my mentoring camp that I do in Dallas every year for one hundred boys from single -parent homes. I was raised by a mother who was a Sunday school teacher and a father who worked hard. Together they taught me to give back.  – Steve Harvey

Where I grew up in Dallas, things might be a little more traditional. People have the same things in mind. They’re supposed to grow up, go to college, get a job, get married, and have children, grandchildren. That’s the world I grew up in.  -Lisa Loeb

When I was on ‘Dallas,’ I was known to audiences of the ’80s. And then when my sons, who are in their 30s now, were going to college, ‘Dallas’ was the cult thing to watch because it was being done on the soap channels, so a whole new generation saw it. And then I have the young fans that knew me from ‘Step By Step’ in the ’90s.  – Patrick Duffy

I moved to Dallas in 1975 and stayed there until 1980. That’s when I decided it was time to move to L.A.  – Larry Drake

I sacrificed for the Dallas Cowboys when most quit. I put in overtime to try to help young players.  -Charles Haley

See also
The 10 National Parks in Kansas: Why & How to Visit Each One!