The Best Quotes about Kentucky

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As attorney general, Ive had some connection with just about every important public issue in the last eight years in Kentucky. All of the important public issues of the day have, at some point.– Ben Chandler

If Jack Nicklaus can win the Masters at 46, I can win the Kentucky Derby at 54.– Bill Shoemaker

Randolph Morris on the inside for Kentucky has been too much of a load for Villanova to handle– Billy Packer

Kentucky wants to occupy some clock.– Billy Packer

To win the Kentucky Derby is the goal of every trainer, every hot-walker, every backside person. They may be just rubbing on a horse, or hot-walking a horse, but they wonder if they could win the Kentucky Derby.– Bob Lewis

We’ve gotten into this situation where integrity is really lacking and that’s why I’m glad I’m not coaching. You see we’ve got a coach at Kentucky who put two schools on probation and he’s still coaching. I really don’t understand that.– Bobby Knight

The 2006 event logo combines the twin spires of Churchill Downs, one of the great signature elements in sports, with the greatest international day of Thoroughbred racing. We look forward to displaying the logo widely throughout the commonwealth of Kentucky, and to our international outlets.– Damon Thayer

Soon after, I returned home to my family, with a determination to bring them as soon as possible to live in Kentucky, which I esteemed a second paradise, at the risk of my life and fortune.– Daniel Boone

Heaven must be a Kentucky kind of place.– Daniel Boone

Thus we behold Kentucky, lately an howling wilderness, the habitation of savages and wild beasts, become a fruitful field; this region, so favourably distinguished by nature, now become the habitation of civilization, at a period unparalleled in history, in the midst of a raging war, and under all the disadvantages of emigration to a country so remote from the inhabited parts of the continent.– Daniel Boone

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In this time the enemy began to undermine our fort, which was situated sixty yards from Kentucky River.– Daniel Boone

In the decline of the day, near Kentucky river, as we ascended the brow of a small hill, a number of Indians rushed out of a thick cane-brake upon us, and made us prisoners.– Daniel Boone

His name was Rambo, and he was just some nothing kid for all anybody knew, standing by the pump of a gas station at the outskirts of Madison, Kentucky.– David Morrell

I can’t escape being born in Pike County, Kentucky, grandson of a miner, Luther Tibbs, and his wife, Earlene, and traveling as a child up and down Route 23 between Kentucky and Columbus, Ohio, where I was raised, experiencing life via working-class people. Nor do I want to escape.– Dwight Yoakam

My vision for Kentucky is a Commonwealth where there is so much economic opportunity, and our quality of life is so high, that people who are born here can stay here, and people who aren’t fortunate enough to be born in Kentucky, can look forward to locating here.– Ernie Fletcher

My name is Clark, and I have come out to see what you brave fellows are doing in Kentucky and to lend you a helping hand, if necessary.– George Rogers Clark

Allowing Texas to display the Ten Commandments on State property but disallowing Kentucky courthouses from doing the same is a poor and flawed interpretation of the U.S. Constitution.– Ginny Brown-Waite

In Isaac Murphy: I Dedicate This Ride Frank X Walker helps restore to public memory one of history’s greatest jockeys. Isaac Murphy’s story has universal significance but it is very much a Kentucky story, of which all Kentuckians should be proud.– Gurney Norman

I was brought up to believe that Scotch whisky would need a tax preference to survive in competition with Kentucky bourbon.– Hugo Black

In some circles, the Mint 400 is a far, far better thing than the Superbowl, the Kentucky Derby, and the lower Oakland roller derby finals all rolled into one. This race attracts a very special breed.– Hunter S. Thompson

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To be born in Kentucky is a heritage; to brag about it is a habit; to appreciate it is a virtue.– Irvin S. Cobb

Until you go to Kentucky and with your own eyes behold the Derby, you ain’t never been nowhere and you ain’t seen nothin’!– Irvin S. Cobb

I am also a Kentucky Colonel and an Honorary Mayor of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, among other things.– Jack L. Chalker

As a revolutionary people, we Americans won a probable victory over the best and biggest army in the world because we learned to fight from the Indians. You can do a lot of damage with a Kentucky rifle from behind a tree. You don’t put on a peaked hat and a red coat and white leggings and crossed white bandoleers with a big silver buckle in the center of the X and march uphill into a line of Howitzers loaded with chain and chopped horseshoes.– James Lee

Rick Santorum is so conservative; he thinks KY Jelly is jam made in Kentucky.– Jay Leno

The Bumpuses were so low down on the evolutionary totem pole that they weren’t even included in Darwin’s famous family tree. They had inbred and ingrown and finally emerged from the Kentucky hills like some remnant of Attila the Hung’s barbarian horde. Flick said that they had webbed feet and only three toes. It might have been true.– Jean Shepherd

I was raised all over. Kansas, Hawaii, Georgia, Texas and Kentucky, by the time I was 11.– Jeri Ryan

The NCAA is so mad at Kentucky theyre going to give Cleveland State another year of probation.

— Jerry Tarkanian

The best thing about the Kentucky Derby is that it is only two minutes long. It is the quickest event in sports, except for Sumo-wrestling & Mike Tyson fights. Maybe Drag-racing is quicker, but I have never been attracted to it.-Hunter S. Thompson

God has brought me to Kentucky…the precise place he has chosen for my sanctification.-Thomas Merton

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If these United States can be called a body, then Kentucky can be called its heart.-Jesse Stuart

In the decline of the day, near Kentucky river, as we ascended the brow of a small hill, a number of Indians rushed out of a thick cane-brake upon us, and made us prisoners.-Daniel Boone

If the world ends, I’ll just head on down to Kentucky because they’re always 20 years behind.-Mark Twain

I am more than just a serious basketball fan. I am a life-long addict. I was addicted from birth, in fact, because I was born in Kentucky and I learned, early on, that Habitual Domination was a natural way of life.-Hunter S. Thompson

Soon after, I returned home to my family, with a determination to bring them as soon as possible to live in Kentucky, which I esteemed a second paradise, at the risk of my life and fortune.-Daniel Boone

I have enjoyed the trees and scenery of Kentucky exceedingly. How shall I ever tell of the miles and miles of beauty that have been flowing into me in such measure? These lofty curving ranks of lobing, swelling hills, these concealed valleys of fathomless verdure, and these lordly trees with the nursing sunlight glancing in their leaves upon the outlines of the magnificent masses of shade embosomed among their wide branches-these are cut into my memory to go with me forever.-John Muir

My vision for Kentucky is a Commonwealth where there is so much economic opportunity, and our quality of life is so high, that people who are born here can stay here, and people who aren’t fortunate enough to be born in Kentucky, can look forward to locating here.-Ernie Fletcher

Allowing Texas to display the Ten Commandments on State property but disallowing Kentucky courthouses from doing the same is a poor and flawed interpretation of the U.S. Constitution.-Ginny Brown-Waite

Tough girls come from New York. Sweet girls, theyre from Georgia. But us Kentucky girls, we have fire and ice in our blood. We can ride horses, be a debutante, throw left hooks, and drink with the boys, all the while making sweet tea, darlin. And if we have an opinion, you know youre gonna hear it.-Ashley Judd

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Why did they do it? Beats the hell out of me. I was just a scared kid from Kentucky, and these guys had been up in the majors for a while. I guess it was because I was just such a helluva nice kid – if you’ll accept that.-Pee Wee Reese

I am running for governor of Kentucky as the people’s advocate.-Sonny Landham

The bust of Colonel Sanders stands as a monument to cruelty and has no place in the Kentucky state Capitol.-Pamela Anderson

But, also, before I even go on the Medicare prescription drug debate, I always tell the folks in rural Illinois, and I represent 30 counties south of Springfield down to Indiana and Kentucky, that in this bill is the best rural package for hospitals ever passed.-John Shimkus

If Jack Nicklaus can win the Masters at 46, I can win the Kentucky Derby at 54.-Bill Shoemaker

As attorney general, Ive had some connection with just about every important public issue in the last eight years in Kentucky. All of the important public issues of the day have, at some point.-Ben Chandler

I was raised all over. Kansas, Hawaii, Georgia, Texas and Kentucky, by the time I was 11.-Jeri Ryan

After Richmond, we went to Dover and tested that week at Kentucky. I was going to Dover and we had to get the trainer to meet us at the airport. I had to do some therapy on my ribs they hurt so bad.-Sterling Marlin

In this time the enemy began to undermine our fort, which was situated sixty yards from Kentucky River.-Daniel Boone

The family farm is the foundation for who we are as a Commonwealth. And for over a century, the family farm in Kentucky has centered around one crop: tobacco.-Jim Bunning

I attended the University of Louisville my freshman year, transferred to what was then Western Kentucky State Teachers College for my sophomore and junior years, and then graduated from the University of Louisville in the summer of 1961.-Sue Grafton

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I am also a Kentucky Colonel and an Honorary Mayor of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, among other things.-Jack L. Chalker

And it blew my mind when I started to get wind of the fact that they actually liked me being around. That was humbling, because Kentucky basketball is a big deal, and I am not the biggest fan – I am just the most notorious one.-Ashley Judd

Actually, the Kentucky moment was better than winning the two National Championships, because it was the epitome of what I try to get from a team in a crisis situation.-Mike Krzyzewski

The Commonwealth of Kentucky has a judicial system, and this system needs a lot of repair. Therefore, there is no need for Kentucky to start building another judicial system within the system, that we already have.-Sonny Landham

Growing up in eastern Kentucky like I did, I’m used to having a few guns around to protect me.-Loretta Lynn

I grew up in Kentucky, but I did not grow up like that. I had heat, and I didn’t have to shoot my dinner or anything.-Jennifer Lawrence

I was brought up to believe that Scotch whisky would need a tax preference to survive in competition with Kentucky bourbon.-Hugo Black

Thus we behold Kentucky, lately an howling wilderness, the habitation of savages and wild beasts, become a fruitful field; this region, so favourably distinguished by nature, now become the habitation of civilization, at a period unparalleled in history, in the midst of a raging war, and under all the disadvantages of emigration to a country so remote from the inhabited parts of the continent.-Daniel Boone

Heaven must be a Kentucky kind of place.-Daniel Boone

I take with me Kentucky, embedded in my brain and heart, in my flesh and bone and blood. Since I am Kentucky, and Kentucky is part of me.-Jesse Stuart

In Kentucky, we’re destroying mountains, including their soils and forests, in order to get at the coal. In other words, we’re destroying a permanent value in order to get at an almost inconceivably transient value. That coal has a value only if and when it is burnt. And after it is burnt, it is a pollutant and a waste-a burden.-Wendell Berry

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Rick Santorum is so conservative; he thinks KY Jelly is jam made in Kentucky.-Jay Leno

Duke is an ugly word in Kentucky. Nothing in the world compares to the joy of beating those hateful swine from Duke.-Hunter S. Thompson

I think to lose Kentucky is nearly the same as to lose the whole game.-Abraham Lincoln

I’m not the stereotypical blonde vixen girl but rather the blonde freckled girl from Kentucky.-Maggie Lawson

I was born Feb. 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky. My parents were both born in Virginia, of undistinguished families–second families, perhaps I should say. My mother, who died in my tenth year, was of a family of the name of Hanks…. My father … removed from Kentucky to … Indiana, in my eighth year…. It was a wild region, with many bears and other wild animals still in the woods. There I grew up…. Of course when I came of age I did not know much. Still somehow, I could read, write, and cipher … but that was all.-Abraham Lincoln

Louisville is a place with no labels. It’s not the South, it’s not Chicago, and you don’t think of it as you think of New York or LA. It has some Southern romanticism to it, but also a Northern progressivism, this weird urban island in the middle of the state of Kentucky that has always provided a fertile, often dark, bed. For us, Louisville and the surrounding areas are the center of massive creativity and massive weirdness. The place has its flaws: You move away, but you’re always going to come back.-Jim James

I have seen oaks of many species in many kinds of exposure and soil, but those of Kentucky excel in grandeur all I had ever before beheld. They are broad and dense and bright green. In the leafy bowers and caves of their long branches dwell magnificent avenues of shade, and every tree seems to be blessed with a double portion of strong exulting life.-John Muir

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My name is Clark, and I have come out to see what you brave fellows are doing in Kentucky and to lend you a helping hand, if necessary.-George Rogers Clark

When the end of the world comes, I want to be in Kentucky, because everything there happens 20 years after it happens anywhere else.-Mark Twain

To be born in Kentucky is a heritage; to brag about it is a habit; to appreciate it is a virtue.-Irvin S. Cobb

As a revolutionary people, we Americans won a probable victory over the best and biggest army in the world because we learned to fight from the Indians. You can do a lot of damage with a Kentucky rifle from behind a tree. You don’t put on a peaked hat and a red coat and white leggings and crossed white bandoleers with a big silver buckle in the center of the X and march uphill into a line of Howitzers loaded with chain and chopped horseshoes.-James Lee

I love Kentucky people, but you have to get on the inside before they accept you.-Margo Martindale

 [To the editor of the Harlan, Kentucky, Daily Enterprise, as a kindergartener:] I know everything that goes on in this town, and if you give me a job so will you.-Maxine Cheshire

In Harlan, Kentucky, we told stories the way some people play music. … In the mountains, storytelling is truly an art form, and as much recreation as communication.-Maxine Cheshire

My father has a manufacturing company in Kentucky and he’s an electrical engineer. A brilliant man. A brilliant businessman. So he understands the business aspects of my business very well. My dad and I always communicate when I have to negotiate a deal.-Laura Bell Bundy

You can’t win the Kentucky Derby unless you’re on a thoroughbred.-Joe Torre

When I was a kid growing up in Kentucky, on lucky summer nights, my cousin would pick me up in his Chevy Super Sport and drive me down along the Ohio River to Cincinnati to hear some rock ‘n’ roll. Those were exciting times, and the bands would play late into the night, rocking soaked in sweat. When I hear the Ready Stance, these memories come back to me and I remember that Cincinnati has produced so many wonderful musicians. The Ready Stance is among that number. You will be hearing a lot about them in the future.-Chris Frantz

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I will tell , though, that Donald Trump got 70 percent in eastern Kentucky and I don’t think it had anything to do with the Russian. He got 70 percent because in eastern Kentucky we didn’t like what President [Barack] Obama or Hillary Clinton wanted to do to our coal jobs. It didn’t have anything to do with the Russians.-Rand Paul

In my first class at the University of Kentucky, my American Literature professor came in, and the first sentence out of his mouth was “The central theme of American Literature is an attempt to reconcile what we’ve done to the New World.” wrote that down in my notebook, and thought, “What is he talking about?” But that’s what I think about now. The New World and what we’ve done to it.-Sam Abell

For example, in my dorm, at the University of Kentucky, I had the only camera. I don’t think anyone came to college with a camera, other than me.-Sam Abell

Kentucky Gag Order is a great band, there’s stuff here and there that you catch that is cool.-Eyedea

I feel good about the fact that I finally found something I love. I never lived in one place for very long – that’s the way my whole life has been. I was always packing and moving around, staying in Canada, Kentucky, Jersey, St. Louis – it all helped because I was always learning new accents, experiencing different environments.-Tom Cruise

Sign at a Kentucky appliance store: Don’t kill your wife. Let our washing machine do the dirty work.-Dave Barry

I was a few miles south of Louisville when I planned my journey. I spread out my map under a tree and made up my mind to go through Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia to Florida, thence to Cuba, thence to some part of South America; but it will be only a hasty walk. I am thankful, however, for so much.-John Muir

In Florida I was illiterate, Boxing Authority didn’t want me, then they had a special psychiatrist to come to Kentucky, they checked and they didn’t want me. But as soon as my name was Mohammed Ali, as soon as I announced I was a Muslim, then all of a sudden I became smart.-Muhammad Ali

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You can’t run a mule in the Kentucky Derby.-Jim Leyland

When you have large-scale legitimated violence in a place that is divided as profoundly and bitterly as Kentucky was, the legitimate violence can cause illegitimate violence, a terrible local heartlessness and cruelty that feeds on itself and goes on and on.-Wendell Berry

My goal right now is to actually help Donald Trump. He’s the Republican president. He’s doing a lot of things that conservatives are for. I’m for. And so my goal is to help Kentucky by repealing regulations that are killing our coal industry. And I think on that, we’re very much aligned.-Rand Paul

Until you go to Kentucky and with your own eyes behold the Derby, you ain’t never been nowhere and you ain’t seen nothin’!-Irvin S. Cobb

I, for one, despite being a pretty solid climate hawk, I am extremely sympathetic to West Virginia and its coal-country needs. I lived there for a year. I’ve seen it. And the same for Wyoming, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky. They all have parts of their state where that really matters. And I think that home-state constituency issue is a pretty constant one. And I think the problem of extreme lobbying by the corporate sector, which runs about $30-to-$1 compared to everybody else in the world, and the constituent aspect combines to give those industries a consistent advantage.-Sheldon Whitehouse

I was recruited by a number of schools including Miami University, University of Kentucky, University of Cincinnati, Indiana university, West Virginia University as well as others.-Graham Taylor

If I’m not training then, gosh, anything: donuts… Kentucky Fried Chicken 20-piece hot wings… corned beef hash and eggs… But because I’m training, I’m eating very healthily: almond milk… Ezekiel bread… chicken… fish… I’m on a strict diet.-Mark Wahlberg

Christopher Carson, whose renown as Kit Carson has reached almost every ear in the country was born in Madison county, Kentucky, on the 24th of December, 1809.-John Stevens Cabot Abbott

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The pure products of America go crazy–mountain folk from Kentucky or the ribbed north end of Jersey with its isolate lakes and valleys, its deaf-mutes, thieves.-William Carlos Williams

New Jersey boasts the highest percentage of passport holders (68%); Delaware (67%), Alaska (65%), Massachusetts (63%), New York (62%), and California (60%) are close behind. At the opposite end of the spectrum, less than one in five residents of Mississippi are passport holders, and just one in four residents of West Virginia, Kentucky, Alabama, and Arkansas.-Richard Florida

I feel like I owe Juilliard everything… coming from Kentucky at age 17, having a school like that giving me a chance. And if you cant afford it, you can get a scholarship.-Jess Weixler

Boxing is a stepping stone just to introduce me to the audience. If I was still in Louisville, Kentucky and never was a boxer I still might get killed next week in some kind of freedom struggle and you’d ever hear the news.-Muhammad Ali

What happens when you get hurt? Take that kid at Kentucky, Nerlens Noel, who could have turned pro after high school.Who knows what’s going to happen? How the operation is going to go? The only thing I do know is that he would have been a top pick in the draft last year, and he’d have millions of dollars in the bank.-Sonny Vaccaro

Our flame is taking the normal depleted uranium – the 99.3 percent that’s cheap as heck, and there’s a pile of it sitting in Paducah, Kentucky that’s enough to power the United States for hundreds and hundreds of years. You’re taking that and you are converting it to plutonium – and then you’re burning that.-Bill Gates

There’s nothing left of my hometown in Kentucky. All those small and mid-sized towns and cities in the U.S. are just about malls around the edges and suburbs. That was definitely a loss, because everything just gets homogenized. You can’t tell where you are, it’s all the same.-Richard Hell

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Well, it’s possible that the new infusion of ad money against Donald Trump kept his margins in Kentucky and Louisiana down a bit. But we’re also seeing something that we’ve never seen in 100 years, which is we are seeing the crackup of a major American political party.-Mara Liasson

Kentucky Fried Chicken.. KFC… Keep Fooling Customers.-Jay Leno

If we were making a record in Kentucky, there might be some more elements that recall a time, a place, or a relationship. Recording for the BBC you enter into this strange and wonderful, but kind of sterile, place with which you have no personal history, and that’s the Maida Vale Studios at BBC in London.-Will Oldham

Twilight is to Vampires what My Little Pony is to Kentucky Derby Winning Horses.-Dennis Sharp

Well of course Bush got Kentucky, because it’s a Republican city.-Geraldine Ferraro

Here’s what the kids get. They get free McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken for a year, and 52 six-packs of Pepsi. And I’m thinking, well, actually, it might be healthier if they were taking steroids.-David Letterman

If our legislature does not heartily push our University [of Virginia] we must send our children for education to Kentucky [Transylvania College] or Cambridge [Harvard College]. The latter will return them to us as fanatics and tories, the former will keep them to add to their population.-Thomas Jefferson

[On Los Angeles:] This city is a hundred years old but try and find some trace of its history. Every culture is swallowed up and spat out as a franchise. Taco Bell. Benihana of Tokyo. Numero Uno Pizza. Pup ‘N’ Taco. Kentucky Fried Chicken. Fast food sushi. Teriyaki Bowl.-Anne Finger

It is a fact that the entire Kentucky River system, which the central part of the state complacently depends upon for its future water, is deteriorating rapidly because of strip mining, because of bad farming, because of industrial and agricultural pollutants, because of urban sewage. It is deteriorating, that is to say, because almost nobody cares, or cares to know, where water comes from, so long as it keeps coming.-Wendell Berry

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I think that one of the problems that exists in the United States and in many places in the world is that people don’t believe that they can make a difference. So a lot of times we’re defeated before we even start. We’ve become consumers of a world vision, of Kentucky Fried Chicken, of McDonalds.-Assata Shakur

I was working at Kentucky Fried Chicken when my math teacher said, “You’re failing in school, you’re messing up, why don’t you just try this?” I said, “Alright, let me try it,” and I started going to acting classes and I loved it. I thought, “I may not make it but I love doing it.”-John Leguizamo

I grew up down in the hills of Virginia. I can be in Kentucky in 20 minutes, Tennessee in 20 minutes or in the state of West Virginia in 20 minutes. And it’s down in the Appalachian Mountains, down there. And it’s sort of a poorer country. Most of the livelihood is coal mining and logging, working in the woods and things like that. Most people has a hard life down that way.-Ralph Stanley

Louis Brandeis beloved uncle, Lewis Dembitz, was an ardent abolitionist. His mother was an abolitionist in Kentucky at a time when Brandeis remembered hearing the shot from the confederate soldiers after the second battle of Bull Run. Amazing to think that he heard that and I studied with one of his last law clerks in college. And that encapsulates almost all of American history.-Jeffrey Rosen

I believe that capitalism, at least how it’s used by major corporations, and environmental concerns are in opposition. To be ecologically aware, productivity of many things would slow down at least for awhile. Stockholders don’t want to hear about the saving of the whales or some stream in Kentucky. They want a return on their investment.-Henry Rollins

At a tiny station in New Albany, Indiana, which is right across from the river from Louisville, Kentucky, where I grew up. The Louisville stations were loath to hire beginners, so I had to go across the river.-Bob Edwards

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For the past seventeen years I have been experimenting with lager. I am a lager user and one drug leads to another. If you do lager, as night follows day, you’ll end up doing Kentucky Fried Chicken.-Ben Elton

It’s hard for me to believe that just my words on the page are enough. I ought to be out physically keeping abortion safe and legal, restoring the Fourth Amendment, getting clean water back into Kentucky since the Bush Administration has allowed strip miners to fill it all up with slag. The list is endless. Bring it down. Make it small. Make it one thing that you can do. It’s very hard for me to remember that.-Sara Paretsky

I’m from Kentucky. I used to be very personable and make eye contact and smile at people, and now all I do is look down. When I’m at dinner and one person after another keeps interrupting to take pictures, it’s like, “I can’t live like this.”-Jennifer Lawrence

I was just at the newly opened Creationist Museum in Kentucky…. And they have this exhibit of a giant dinosaur…with a saddle on its back. Because the world is only 5000 years old, so man and the dinosaurs had to coexist, and, of course, we rode them. A theory I thought laughable at the age of eight when I saw it on THE FLINTSTONES!-Bill Maher

The uplands of my home country in north central Kentucky are sloping and easily eroded, dependent for safekeeping upon year-round cover of perennial plants.-Wendell Berry

His name was Rambo, and he was just some nothing kid for all anybody knew, standing by the pump of a gas station at the outskirts of Madison, Kentucky.-David Morrell

…since I was a little boy, she had always wanted me to go. She was always sending me off on a bus someplace, to elementary school, to camp, to relatives in Kentucky, to college. She pushed me away from her just as she’d pushed my elder siblings away when we lived in New York, literally shoving them out the front door when they left for college.-James McBride

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That he’ll never let you down. That boy’s got a heart the size of Kentucky, and he loves you. That’s important. Take it from someone who knows. My mom used to tell me that whatever you do, marry someone who loves you more than you love him. And I listened to her. Why do you think Henry and I get along so well? I’m not saying that I don’t love him, because I do. But if I ever left Henry or something, God forbid, ever happened to me, I don’t think he’ll be able to go on. And that guy would risk his life for mine in a heartbeat.-Nicholas Sparks

The hour of noon has passed,’ said Judge Fang. ‘Let us go and get some Kentucky Fried Chicken.-Neal Stephenson

ʺWhere is it?ʺ I asked. ʺLexington, Kentucky.ʺ ʺOh for Godʹs sake,ʺ I moaned. ʺWhy not the Bahamas? Or the Corn Palace?ʺ Dimitri tried to hide a smile. It might have been at my expense, but if Iʹd lightened his mood, I was grateful. ʺIf we leave right now, we can reach him before morning.ʺ I glanced around. ʺTough choice. Leave all this for electricity and plumbing?ʺ Now Sydney grinned. ʺAnd no more marriage proposals.ʺ ʺAnd weʹll probably have to fight Strigoi,ʺ added Dimitri. I jumped to my feet. ʺHow soon can we go?ʺ-Richelle Mead

The liberal appropriations made by the legislature of Kentucky for a general system of education cannot be too much applauded . . . . Learned institutions ought to be the favorite objects with every free people. They throw that light over the public mind which is the best security against crafty and dangerous encroachments on the public liberty . . . . What spectacle can be more edifying or more seasonable than that of liberty and learning, each leaning on the other for their mutual and surest support?-James Madison

I really did not think a thing about playing five black players to start the game; they were our best players and deserved to start. But if I knew all the misery it was going to cause me in the weeks following the game, I’d have thought long and hard about it. The players from Kentucky were gracious about it, but many of their fans and people from other parts of the country did not want to see it.-Don Haskins

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Veins, crazy muscles in your neck. You look like a Kentucky Derby-winning steed. – Ted, How I Met Your Mother

Whoa, whoa, whoa! I just came to see Kentucky, the fifth-largest tobacco producer and the third-largest coal producer in the country. – Joe, Modern Family

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