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1. "During my 40-year coaching career at West Point, Indiana and Texas Tech, my teams reached the Final Four on five occasions, winning the national championship three times."
Author: Bobby Knight
2. "We remained in Texas leading a quiet home life until 1889."
Author: Calamity Jane
3. "I don't think I'm a celebrity. I'm just a guy from east Texas who loves cars and airplanes."
Author: Carroll Shelby
4. "Oh, it doesn't work at all. That's the problem! It's an endless, halting parade of inspections, bribes, and nonsense—but if you're aboard a Texas vessel, you'll find less inconvenience along the way." "It's because of their guns!" declared Mr. Henderson, once more escaping his reverie, bobbing out of it as if to gasp for air. "Concise, my love." Mrs. Henderson gave him a smile. "And correct. Texans are heavily armed and often impatient. They don't need to be transporting arms and gunpowder to create a great nuisance for anyone who stops them, so they tend to be stopped…less often."
Author: Cherie Priest
5. "To give you an idea about how old I'm getting, we had some family living in Texas for a while, and we went to the Texas museum at the University of Texas in Austin, and they had this whole Texas Instruments section, and my Speak & Spell was an exhibit in the museum."
Author: Christopher Gorham
6. "'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' is just one of those movies that's like a page of history. You can't really go wrong. It's a prequel. It's not like number three. Which is really cool, to be the before as opposed to the after."
Author: Diora Baird
7. "George W. cares as much about climate change as you would expect from a Texas oilman."
Author: Donella Meadows
8. "I was in prison for a charge in Texas, murder one. Back in the '70s in Texas, I was there. I heard the shot. I was in the car."
Author: Duane Chapman
9. "I was a total jock growing up. I went to super-dorky basketball clinics and was handpicked to play on a state team called the Texas Heat."
Author: Erin Wasson
10. "I just think Texas and that whole Bible Belt section is so, like, corporate. And I don't agree with organized religion in that respect."
Author: Hunter Parrish
11. "Bond reflected that good Americans were fine people and that most of them seemed to come from Texas."
Author: Ian Fleming
12. "Leading economists have shown that by shrinking Texas, we can actually create more income for Texas in the long run."
Author: Ian Frazier
13. "No, Damien Stark is just one of those dark, quiet types. He's like an iceberg, Texas. The deep parts are well hidden and what you do see is hard and a little bit cold."
Author: J. Kenner
14. "Texas has done a very good job of securing their borders with the help of the federal government. California has done a good job."
Author: Jan Brewer
15. "She was a former Texan - proud, loud and stubborn. But you can't really be a former Texan. You can only move out of Texas. To be a former Texan would be like growing up in Italy, moving out and being formerly Italian."
Author: Jeffrey Michelson
16. "I've found, though, that people are more likely to share their personal experiences if you go first, so that's why I always keep an eleven-point list of what went wrong in my childhood to share with them. Also I usually crack open a bottle of tequila to share with them, because alcohol makes me less nervous, and also because I'm from the South, and in Texas we offer drinks to strangers even when we're waiting in line at the liquor store. In Texas we call that '_southern hospitality_.' The people who own the liquor store call it 'shoplifting.' Probably because they're Yankees.I'm not allowed to go back to that liquor store."
Author: Jenny Lawson
17. "I was raised all over. Kansas, Hawaii, Georgia, Texas and Kentucky, by the time I was 11."
Author: Jeri Ryan
18. "After one year in the Texas League, the American League bought the rights to my contract. They optioned me back to the Texas League for the 1970 season."
Author: Jim Evans
19. "Mother, this is a confidential business discussion. I hardly think that your driver can add anything noteworthy."I could kick you in the stomach, I thought, moving toward the couch. I could drag you across Texas by your pointy ears."
Author: Joan Bauer
20. "Latro, California: "Terrible diarrhea, Doctor, and I feel so weak!" "Take these pills and come back in three days if you're not better."Parkington, Texas: "Terrible diarrhea..." "Take these pills..."Hainesport, Louisiana: "Terrible..." "Take..."Baker Bay, Florida...Washington, DC...Philadelphia, Pennsylvania...New York, New York...Boston, Massachusetts...Chicago, Illinois: "Doctor, I know it's Sunday, but the kid's in such a terrible state - you've got to help me!" "Give him some junior aspirin and bring him to my office tomorrow. Goodbye."EVERYWHERE, USA: a sudden upswing in orders for very small coffins, the right size to take a baby dead from acute infantile enteritis."
Author: John Brunner
21. "Texas women have an amazing sense of purpose when they lose it. They're the best girls in the world - they're loyal and fun, but when they get mad, they'll try to kill you."
Author: John Cusack
22. "If you ask the people who are professional political analysts, they would say that the way redistricting has worked, that the Republicans have something of a lock on the House until a redistricting occurs after 2010, particularly as a result of what DeLay did in Texas."
Author: John Podesta
23. "Now, in Texas, we believe in the rugged individual. Texas may be the one place where people actually still have bootstraps, and we expect folks to pull themselves up by them. But we also recognize there are some things we can't do alone. We have to come together and invest in opportunity today for prosperity tomorrow."
Author: Julian Castro
24. "I try and eat good. On the road, that's next to impossible. And we eat a lot of unhealthy things when we're in Texas - that's what you do there."
Author: Justin Townes Earle
25. "I want to clear up a few myths about myself. People have written that I was a kindergarten teacher and a former Miss Texas, and neither is true."
Author: Krista Allen
26. "I basically left Texas with no money. I was making $3.50 working in some mall, so I didn't have a lot of cash. I took $1,000 and headed to California. Along the way I stopped in Vegas because I had always wanted to see Caesar's Palace. So I stopped there and won $2,500 on a slot machine! It was amazing."
Author: Krista Allen
27. "I've never seen 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre', I've never seen 'Halloween', I've never seen any of the 'Friday the 13ths.'"
Author: Lin Shaye
28. "I never think of an entire book at once. I always just start with a very small idea. In 'Holes,' I just began with the setting; a juvenile correctional facility located in the Texas desert. Then I slowly make up the story, and rewrite it several times, and each time I rewrite it, I get new ideas, and change the old ideas around."
Author: Louis Sachar
29. "Limited government, low taxes, controlled spending and debt, and a restrained regulatory environment make Texas work."
Author: Mark McKinnon
30. "In Texas, rocks are considered an adequate weaponry during schoolyard scuffles. Dallas children carry a brace of loaded pistols, a concealed Derringer, and a 6 inch Toadsticker in one boot. That's the girls of course. Boys bring howitzers to class."
Author: Mary Doria Russell
31. "When I jump into something, I really do it to the fullest extent that my time and energy will allow me. I'm from Texas, and to see so many people that are obese and with disorders that are preventable. They haven't been shown or told. I'm really passionate about making sure my fellow countrymen are healthy. It's a shame."
Author: Mehcad Brooks
32. "Next time I tell you someone from Texas should not be president of the United States, please pay attention."
Author: Molly Ivins
33. "As they say around the Texas Legislature, if you can't drink their whiskey, screw their women, take their money, and vote against 'em anyway, you don't belong in office."
Author: Molly Ivins
34. "Growing up in Texas, you were either pretty or smart. Smart didn't get you very far, because there weren't too many job opportunities for women. I wondered why you couldn't be both."
Author: Morgan Fairchild
35. "Safeco Field is a lot like a National League park. Because of that, we're more of a pitching-defensive type club. Anaheim and Oakland - and even Texas - are more offensive oriented. We're a club that doesn't blow anybody out, but at the same time we don't get blown out much. We're in most of the games."
Author: Pat Gillick
36. "If I owned Texas and Hell, I would rent out Texas and live in Hell"
Author: Philip Henry Sheridan
37. "When I began to travel around the country, I would notice in places like Los Angeles, Chicago, Phoenix and even Texas that Latinos didn't want to speak Spanish. You would ask a question, only to be answered in English."
Author: Raul De Molina
38. "The Texas Energy Office's Loan Star Program has reduced building energy consumption and taxpayers' energy costs through the efficient operation of public buildings, saving taxpayers more than $172 million through energy efficiency projects."
Author: Rosa DeLauro
39. "Advancements in technology have become so commonplace that sometimes we forget to stop and think about how incredible it is that a girl on her laptop in Texas can see photos and cell phone video in real time that a young college student has posted of a rally he's at in Iran."
Author: Rosalind Wiseman
40. "Texas will again lift it's head and stand among the nations. It ought to do so, for no country upon the globe can compare with it in natural advantages."
Author: Sam Houston
41. "All new states are invested, more or less, by a class of noisy, second-rate men who are always in favor of rash and extreme measures, but Texas was absolutely overrun by such men."
Author: Sam Houston
42. "Texas, to be respected must be polite. Santa Anna living, can be of incalculable benefit to Texas; Santa Anna dead, would just be another dead Mexican."
Author: Sam Houston
43. "Texas is just so rich with characters. Women who live alone in a little house on a thousand acres with nothing but cattle and a pickup truck. And an airplane."
Author: Sissy Spacek
44. "In South Texas, we understand how vital port security is and we fear the day a weapon of mass destruction could be brought into a U.S. port in a container and cause hundreds of thousands of casualties."
Author: Solomon Ortiz
45. "I grew up in Texas in a family that fished and hunted, so I've shot guns as a kid."
Author: Stark Sands
46. "I'm from Texas. I hitchhiked to Tennessee when I was 19 years old, and it is really beautiful in Tennessee."
Author: Steve Earle
47. "But I'm a citizen of Texas and try to spend most of my time there."
Author: Thomas Haden Church
48. "A destiny that leads the English to the Dutch is strange enough; but one that leads from Epsom into Pennsylvania, and thence into the hills that shut in Altamont over the proud coral cry of the cock, and the soft stone smile of an angel, is touched by that dark miracle of chance which makes new magic in a dusty world.Each of us is all the sums he has not counted: subtract us into nakedness and night again, and you shall see begin in Crete four thousand years ago the love that ended yesterday in Texas.The seed of our destruction will blossom in the desert, the alexin of our cure grows by a mountain rock, and our lives are haunted by a Georgia slattern, because a London cutpurse went unhung. Each moment is the fruit of forty thousand years. The minute-winning days, like flies, buzz home to death, and every moment is a window on all time.This is a moment:"
Author: Thomas Wolfe
49. "We may be rats in a maze as far as the Obama administration is concerned, but in Texas, we are rats with a firm knowledge of just where the button is and how to push it. It helps us put up with all the nonsense and it would do the folks in Washington well to remember that. - Tom King ("Why the Secession Talk in Texas")"
Author: Tom King
50. "I think the University of Texas has the chance to become the finest public university in the country."
Author: Tom Hicks

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