Free shipping over $75!

17 Texas Pride Quotes - Including 6 You Probably Haven't Heard

There's nothing more Texan than...well...being Texan

Texas is so many great things, and its people reflect that. We're recognized the world over for it.

It's no wonder we grow up with strength and pride. Not to be confused with arrogance, our pride is a reflection of a set of values that doesn't waiver. It stays steady, no matter which way the wind blows or how hard.

These Texas pride quotes, together, sum up the pride we all feel

 

1. "Texas Is The Obsession"

"For all its enormous range of space, climate, and physical appearance, and for all the internal squabbles, contentions, and strivings, Texas has a tight cohesiveness perhaps stronger than any other section of America. Rich, poor, Panhandle, Gulf, city, country, Texas is the obsession, the proper study, and the passionate possession of all Texans." ~John Steinbeck

Quote about Texas by John Steinbeck

Quote about Texas by John Steinbeck, overlaid on picture of bluebonnets


Well said, sir. I don't have much to add to that, so I'll just put it on a pretty picture of pretty bluebonnets from the Texas hill country.

2. "Only Texas Could Turn Defeat Into A Legend."

"Only Texas could turn defeat into a legend--and a song, and a tourist attraction, and a major motion picture." ~Rosemary Kent

 

Texas quote by Rosemary Kent, overlaid on photo of the Alamo

Texas quote by Rosemary Kent


"Remember the Alamo" is more than just a saying. It's a story about the determined will of a group of Texans fighting for what they believed in. Against all odds, and facing certain defeat, they did what they had to do. That's just what Texans do.

3. "Everything In Texas Is Best."

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

 

Texas quote by Edward Smith

Quote about Texas by Edward Smith, overlaid on picture of antlers on a wall


You're darn tootin'. Best people, best place, best...you name it... in the world. Who wants to be just "good" when you can be the best, after all? Not us.

4. "Valor And Swagger"

"Texas is a blend of valor and swagger" ~Carl Sandburg

 

Quote: 'Texas is a blend of valor and swagger' overlaid on Texas flag

Quote: 'Texas is a blend of valor and swagger' overlaid on Texas flag


Why thank you for recognizing, sir. We Texans hold our heads high and walk with a steady but relaxed rhythm.  We act with valor, even when it's not the popular choice.

5. "And I Will Go To Texas"

"You can all go to hell, and I will go to Texas" ~Davy Crockett

 

Davy Crockett quote: 'You can all go to hell, and I will go to Texas'

Davy Crockett quote: 'You can all go to hell, and I will go to Texas'


Crockett made this promise before leaving Tennesee for Texas. He kept it, too. He ended up at east Texas, and somehow made his way to the Alamo, where he fell along with it.

I don't know if Mr. Crockett was also referring to Texas as heaven. But, if he was, I'd have to agree.

6. "If A Man's From Texas..."

"If a man's from Texas, he'll tell you. If he's not, why embarrass him by asking?" ~John Gunther

 

Texas quote by john gunther, overlaid on picture of man in cowboy hat with beard

Texas quote by John Gunther


It's true, we're a proud people. Even in other countries, we say we're from Texas, rather than the US. Wouldn't want anyone being confused, now would we?

7. "Texas Has Yet To Learn Submission..."

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

 

Texas quote from Sam Houston

Texas quote by Sam Houston overlaid on picture of old cowboy


Yeah, we don't take kindly to opression around these parts.

8. "I'm From Texas, And That's What I Am."

"One day, it just dawned on me that I'm from Texas, and that's what I am." ~Sissy Spacek

 

Texas quote by sissy spacek, overlaid on picture of barn painted with texas flag

Texas quote by Sissy Spacek


"Texan 'til I die," isn't that how the song goes? It's more than a saying, it's the truth. And we're awful fond of the truth.

9. "Texans Ain't Texans If..."

"Texans ain't Texans if they aren't willing to boast about the state they call home." ~Anon

 

Texas quote overlaid on sunset picture

Texas quote by anonymous


We're not just proud to be from Texas, we're proud OF Texas. With so many reasons to love it, why not tell others?

10. "Texas Is So Big That..."

"What you northerners never appreciate ... is that Texas is so big that you can live your life within its limits and never give a damn about what anyone in Boston or San Francisco thinks." ~James Michener

 

Texas quote by James Michner overlaid on picture of the Guadlupe Mountains

Texas quote by James Michner


It takes a whole day to cross the state. We have resources from energy to food to tech, and a giant oceanfront. Gives us plenty of space to roam without really needing much else. Or needing to care what others think, which wouldn't been very Texan at all.

11. "People Know About Texas"

"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

 

Texas quote by Elizabeth Abrahamson

Texas quote by Elizabeth Abrahamson, overlaid on picture of highway


Just like the quote says, we wear it as a badge of pride and honor wherever we go. EVERYWHERE we go. We even earn names like "Texas Dan" simply by being ourselves in other states.

12. Texas Moves Into You

"You don't just move into Texas. It moves into you." ~Manny Fernandez, NYT

 

Texas quote overlaid on field of wildflowers with Texas and US flags flying above it

Texas quote by Manny Fernandez, NYT


Coming from a New Yorker, we'll take that compliment. Texas does have a way of growing on ya. Then before you know it, Texas becomes you.

13. The Dominating Spirit That Motivates Texans

"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

 

Texas quote by Billy Clayton, overlaid on picture of man sitting on back of horse

Texas quote by Billy Clayton


So do we, Billy. So do we, so hard.

14. No Place Better Than Texas

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

 

Texas quote by Red Adair, overlaid on picture of tree on Texas plains

Texas quote by Red Adair


I have no problem believing this, and I've done some traveling. There are many wonderful places I love to visit, but we have it good here.

15. "Texas Is Texas"

"Texas is neither southern nor western. Texas is Texas." ~William Blakely

 

Texas quote William Blakely

Texas quote by William Blakely, overlaid on picture of canyon


We don't like to fit into categories around here. We prefer to make our own, and it is Texas.

16. Texans Do Something The Best They Can 

In Texas, there is a certain honor of being a Texan that is doing something the best that you can. ~Matthew McConaughey

 

Texas quote by Matthew McConaughey, overlaid on picture of runner ready to race

Texas quote by Matthew McConaughey


Alright Alright Alright. Well put. Our Texas pride extends into everything we do. We give it our all, come hell or high water. Come on down here, always do your best, and you can call yourself a Texan.

17. We're From Texas

"Screw you, we're from Texas." ~Ray Wylie Hubbard

 

Texas quote by Ray Wylie Hubbard, overlaid on musician playing guitar

Texas quote by Ray Wylie Hubbard


Judge us, go right ahead. We don't really give a bull-fart what you think of it all. We'll welcome anyone who wants to help keep Texas the great state it is. The rest of you... well, adios.

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published

Top Customer Service

Fast, friendly, human help from native Texans.

Satisfaction Guarantee

If you're not happy with your order for any reason, let us know and we'll make it right.

Quality Guarantee

High-quality products printed or produced in the US