" . . . a blend of valor and swagger." -- Carl Sandburg, poet
"Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word." --John Steinbeck, author
Texas has a colorful history . . .
"I'm about to enter Texas -- my spirits are good and my heart is straight." -- Sam Houston, 1832
"I shall never surrender or retreat." -- William Barrett Travis, the Alamo, 1836
"Like most passionate nations, Texas has its own history based on, but not limited by, facts" -- John Steinbeck, Travels With Charlie, 1962
"Texas can make it without the United States, but the United States cannot make it without Texas!" -- Sam Houston, President of the Republic of Texas
Texas is the land . . .
"It is impossible to exaggerate the pleasant character, the beauty, and the fertility of the province of Tejas." -- Father Antonio Olivares, 1716
"I must say as to what I have seen of Texas, it is the garden spot of the world, the best land and the best prospects for health I ever saw." -- Davy Crockett
. . . and the people who live there.
"I think Texans have more fun than the rest of the world." -- Broadway choreographer and Wichita Falls native -- Tommy Tune
"Nor is it the habit of Texans to look back. We have tradition of looking forward and not looking back to see where we have been or who is following us." -- President Lyndon Johnson
"What Texans can dream, Texans can do." -- President: George Walker Bush