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28 Famous Texas Quotes and Texas Sayings

Yes, we all know about the references to Texas size in Texas quotes and sayings.   

But did you know that there are many other famous quotes about Texas and sayings that make perfect captions for social media posts or Instagram stories?

Texas is a place that has provided inspiration to everyone from musicians, artists, singers, painters, and dancers to elites in science, technology, and politics. 

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From the deserts of West Texas to the beautiful Gulf Coast beaches, there is immense beauty in Texas that continues to provide inspiration to visitors and tourists. 

Whether quotes about its wide, starry skies or sayings about its rough way of life, Texas has a way of staying on your mind. 

Here are some of our favorite Texas quotes, Texas Instagram captions, and Lone Star sayings to make you fall deeper in love with Texas!

Famous and Fun Texas Quotes about the Texan pride

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

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

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

“Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called walking.” – George W. Bush

“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

“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

“A born Texan has instilled in his system a mindset of no retreat and no surrender. I wish everyone the world over had the dominating spirit that motivates Texans.” – Billy Clayton 

“Only Texas could turn defeat into a legend–and a song, and a tourist attraction, and a major motion picture.” ~Rosemary Kent, speaking of the Alamo.

“Texas is a blend of valor and swagger” ~Carl Sandburg

“There wouldn’t be no Alamo, No Cowboys in the Superbowl… No Lonesome Dove, no “Yellow Rose”, If it wasn’t for Texas.” – George Strait 

“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

“I Like The Image Texas Brings To Mind–that Of Bigness, Of Strength, Of Goodness.” – Ninfa Laurenzo

“The enemy never sees the backs of my Texans!” – General Robert E. Lee, CSA

“Texas history is a varied, tempestuous, and vast as the state itself. Texas yesterday is unbelievable, but no more incredible than Texas today. Today’s Texas is exhilarating, exasperating, violent, charming, horrible, delightful, alive.” – Edna Ferber, author

Quotes on the Cowboy Lifestyle and Texas lifestyle

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

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

“Texans ain’t Texans if they aren’t willing to boast about the state they call home.” ~Anon

“Texans ignored ‘better,’ long ago forgot the useless word ‘good.’ Everything in Texas is ‘best.’ ~Edward Smith

“You can take the girl out of Texas but not Texas out of the girl.: – Janine Turner

“There is a special mystique to Texas. Texans represent many things to the uninitiated: We are bigger than life in our boots and Stetsons, rugged individualists whose two-steppin’ has achieved world-wide acclaim, and we were the first to define hospitality.” – Ann Richards

“I think Texans have more fun than the rest of the world” – Choreographer Tommy Tune.

Quotes about being Texan

“People from all over the United States can pick Texas out on the map. Even if they’re not American, people know about Texas. All over the world, traveling Texans tend to identify as Texan rather than American, because, well, we get treated like celebrities when we do.” ~Elizabeth Abrahamsen

“A Texan outside of Texas is a foreigner.” — John Steinbeck

“I’ve traveled all over the world, but I don’t think there is any place better than Texas.” ~Red Adair

“Screw you, we’re from Texas.” ~Ray Wylie Hubbard

“I’d rather be a fencepost in Texas, than the king of Tennessee.” – Chris Wall

“No place like Texas would I ever roam. No place like Texas, my home, sweet home.” – Willie Nelson

And finally, the last and the best Texas quote yet

“You don’t just move into Texas. It moves into you.” ~Manny Fernandez. 

This is really true, this is what happened to us. We moved to Texas and we loved it so much that we started this site!

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