Everyone knows the cliche Austin saying “Keep Austin weird,” but that’s not the only great quote about Austin you should know! Here are my favorite Austin quotes so you can get to konw this beautiful Texas city.
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The Best Quotes about Austin, Texas
My favorite Austin quotes:
Austin, Texas, and Columbus, Ohio, are the two toughest communities in which you have to put together a winning football team. They are both big metropolitan areas without professional football and major league baseball to sidetrack them. -Brent Musburger
Austin’s a great wrestling town. There’s a lot of WWE fans when we get there, and they’re always really loud. -Cesaro
During the cold war, West Berlin was an exclave – a tiny outpost of liberalism surrounded by people who want to crush it. It was like Austin, Texas. -Craig Ferguson
I always love to come to Austin. -R. Lee Ermey
I do think Austin is a great town for writers; we have a lot of them here. But I grew up in Austin, and so I didn’t move here because it was a creative mecca; I was just lucky to live here. -Jeff Abbott
I like it here in Austin. Anybody got a room? -Keith Richards
I like the fact that Austin’s the first place I’ve ever lived where there’s a real sense of community. People care about their neighbors. -Ian McLagan
I’ve worn some particularly baggy jeans and cowboys boot combinations after coming back from Austin, Texas. This was ill-advised. -Jamie Cullum
I’ve been surprised by Austin. I had a cowboy image of the place. It’s a pretty sophisticated city – in some ways, more sophisticated than Boston. And there’s a lighter feel to the place. It’s very good for my spirits. -Tim O’Brien
In 2012, the city of Austin erected an eight-foot-tall bronze statue of Willie Nelson in the heart of the business district. Schoolchildren, churchgoers, tourists, slackers, conventioneers, tech geeks – everybody, it seems – now congregate around this ponytailed shrine to outlaw country. -Douglas Brinkley
In Austin, the eco-capital of Texas, residents tend to favor native plants and wildflowers to the sculpted lawns of the Palm Springs variety. -Douglas Brinkley
In cities like New York and Austin, there’s much more of a social context for music than in other places. -John Cale
It’s Never Neverland. People don’t grow up there. Restaurants are stuck in ramen and munchies. -Andrew Knowlton
Kevin Sullivan? He’s Anthony Hopkins. The Prince of Darkness. The devil himself. Against the ‘American Dream’ Dusty Rhodes, the chubby plumber’s son from Austin, Texas. My God, those billboards go up, and you’re going to want to go see it. -Dusty Rhodes
Labels don’t mean much to me one way or another — except when they close the minds of potential readers. I’d much rather we do away with genres and simply file everything under fiction. I know it can work — one of my favourite record stores (Waterloo Music in Austin) simply files everything alphabetically and no one seems to have much problem finding what they’re looking for. -Charles de Lint
My roommate in college in Austin, Texas, was Wes Anderson. Wes always wanted to be a director. I was an English major in college, and he got us to work on a screenplay together. And then, in working on the screenplay, he wanted my brother, Luke, and me to act in this thing. We did a short film that was kind of a first act of what became Bottle Rocket. -Owen Wilson
People don’t live in Austin to work, they work to live there. -Robert Rodriguez
Texans don’t want to sit back and watch Austin turn into Washington, D.C. State leaders in power keep forcing people to opposite corners to prepare for a fight instead of coming together to get things done. -Wendy Davis
That’s one the main reasons we live in Austin. The weather is so nice for the majority of the offseason, and it’s easy for us to get out and ride bikes and get on some trails, to walk together as a family. Sometimes I’ll go out for a trail run. We just like to do things outdoors. -Jake Arrieta
There’s a freedom you begin to feel the closer you get to Austin, Texas. -Willie Nelson
There’s so much music in Austin, and it’s all so different. -Gary Clark, Jr.
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. -Christopher Gorham
To me, Texas is Austin, a bunch of cool people trying to make a difference. -Bill Hicks
We ended up moving out to Texas. We live outside of Austin. We’ve got a couple horses, we’ve got three miniature donkeys, we’ve got four dogs. Miniature donkeys are very warm, loving animals. -Kyle Chandler
We played in Texas about a year ago, at Emo’s, the famous country and western club in Austin. And I figured, well, if I’m finally gonna die onstage, that’s where it’s going to be! -Alan Vega
What did I know about lawyering? I just thought it was another way to stay in Austin for another three years. -Joe Jamail
What kind of morons do you have working at newspapers in Austin that would base an entire review of an artist’s performance on whether or not they had a good seat? -Al Yankovic
When I first moved to Austin in January of 2000, I went out drinking and smoking every single night for a year. And it was really fun at first, but then I started to feel kind of weird because, before I moved here, I had a vision of myself becoming a new person once I lived in Austin. I just hadn’t realized that person might be Nick Nolte.- Martha Kelly
You come to Oklahoma to beat Texas. I was born and raised in Austin. They didn’t recruit me. I grew up 15 miles from their campus. I can’t stand them.- Baker Mayfield
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Stephanie is a born-and-bred Oklahoma mom and travel expert who has been to over fifty countries. After living in Eastern Europe for four years, she has moved with her family back to Oklahoma to write about her favorite places growing up: Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, & Route 66!