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The Best Quotes about Arkansas
Here are my favorite beautiful and funny quotes about Arkansas including Arkansas travel quotes.
Arkansas, the state Bill Clinton loves and that loves him back, is a place with just no pretension at all. -Molly Ivins
Any time you tangle with an Arkansas hillbilly or hillbillyess, you are going to run second. -Will Rogers
Arkansas is known mostly for chickens and tourism. -L.E. Kimball
Mispronouncing Arkansas is illegal in Arkansas. -Sandy Silverthorne
One captain, seizing the line-knife from his broken prow, had dashed at the whale, as an Arkansas duelist at his foe, blindly seeking with a six-inch blade to reach the fathom-deep life of the whale. That captain was Ahab. -Herman Melville
Heaven: Arkansas without the heat and mosquitoes. -Jimmy Peacock
I read the collected works of former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee and made a list of everything the old Baptist preacher had ever condemned as immoral or untoward. The subjects of his condemnation ranged from college-age women going braless to dogs wearing clothes to Beyonce. -David Fahrenthold
So the duke said these Arkansas lunkheads couldn’t come up to Shakespeare; what they wanted was low comedy–and maybe something rather worse than low comedy, he reckoned. -Mark TwainArkansas exhibits a case of political consensus in an exaggerated form. -Janine A. Perry & William D. Schreckhise
From the majestic Mississippi to the Oklahoma line is farther than from London to Paris. Between lies an empire–fields of cotton and grain, sparkling streams and lovely lakes… Arkansas is my State. Every day it heaps riches upon me. These I shall some day repay. If I cannot sit high in the councils of my country I shall see that only worthy men do. My voice shall be honestly spoken. -John H. Hinemon
Arkansas is a curious and interesting community … it is probably the most untouched and unawakened of all American states. -John Gunther
There’s an old gag that in the old days when you crossed the Mississippi there was a sign that said, “Texas left and Kansas right.” Those who couldn’t read stayed in Arkansas. I heard that from someone from Arkansas… They have a nice sense of humor if you don’t provoke them. -John Shelton Reed
A lot of people leave Arkansas and most of them come back sooner or later. They can’t quite achieve escape velocity. -Charles Portis
I have lived one step away from losing my mind for years. I am quick and accurate in spotting unstable streaks in others. -Charlaine Harris
Arkansas is really, really nice. It’s got the nature feel. -Kris Allen
If any place can engender a sense of being permanently dissed, it’s Arkansas. -Peter Applebone
Actually, I am glad that Arkansas is known by its people because the people are a large part of what shapes the place. However, Arkansas’s people are shaped by Arkansas in return: its trees, its lakes, its hills, its mountains, and a myriad of other natural wonders, along with its chiggers, its heat, its relative isolation. Arkansas people grew up in nature. And yes, it is true, we sometimes even take off our shoes to feel the grass beneath our feet. It is a wonderful feeling–the soft, warm summer grass on your soles. Every child knows that feeling; Arkansans just do not let themselves forget it. -Erin Dalton
Arkansas?… Excuse me, but isn’t that the Bubba/Backwater/Redneck capital of the Western World? -L.C. Johnson
Arkansas: Come for the m*th, stay because you traded your car for m*th. -Stephen Colbert
Arkansas is a complicated place, and we are a complicated people. Because we are complicated, we are sometimes hard to understand. Our Arkansas heritage is part Southern, part Southwestern, part Midwestern, and part Appalachian. Our roots extend to Europe, Africa, and Asia. However, it is important to understand that each part of the state is not simply a little of all those things. Instead, different parts of the state are primarily Southern, or Midwestern, or have some other distinctive character. The land and people of each part of the state are different from those of other parts. To understand Arkansas we must understand it part by part. -Thomas Foti
I keep hearing all these jokes on TV about how people in Arkansas are still barefoot hillbillies. Sure there are plenty of people living up in the hills and mountains in Arkansas. Why not? The scenery is breathtaking from their million-dollar houses up in those hills. Those people bought Wal-Mart stock early. They paid cash for those homes. -Marylin Schwartz
If I could rest anywhere, it would be in Arkansas, where the men are the real half-horse, half-alligator breed such as grows nowhere else on the face of the earth. -Davy Crockett
Just the other day the AP wire had a story about a man from Arkansas who entered some kind of contest and won a two-week vacation–all expenses paid–wherever he wanted to go. Any place in the world: Mongolia, Easter Island, the Turkish Riviera . . . but his choice was Salt Lake City, and that’s where he went. Is this man a registered voter? Has he come to grips with the issues? Has he bathed in the blood of the lamb -Hunter S. Thompson
The sound of the blues, rhythm and blues, country music, is what we lived for, black and white alike. It gave you the strength to sit on one of those throbbing Allis-Chalmers tractors all day if you knew you were gonna hear something on the radio or maybe see a show that evening. -Levon Helm
I had passed; I had become the thing that had happened to me. -Charlaine Harris
I grew up in Mountain Pine, Arkansas. You get no more country than where I grew up. But I also grew up in the Napster / iTunes / Spotify/ iHeart Radio era, and so I see that everything is influenced by everything else, and that’s what country music is now. -Bobby Bones
I have a lot of feminist idols. My favorite thing about growing up in Arkansas – well, not favorite but something I’ve always felt grateful for – was that I really had to dig for what I could. There was no Internet. There wasn’t tons of feminist literature floating around. -Beth Ditto
I want to thank the NBA and U.S.A. Basketball. Words can’t describe my feeling. I was a small-town kid from Hamburg, Arkansas, and you provided me a platform to live out my passion, the game of basketball, on the world’s grandest stage. -Scottie Pippen
I think most people don’t even know what ‘woo pig sooie’ is if they’re not a sports fan or they’re not from Arkansas. -Matt Besser
I was the fattest baby in Clark County, Arkansas. They put me in the newspaper. It was like a prize turnip. -Billy Bob Thornton
My plan was to release a tape, move to Arkansas, live on a farm, and make music like Bon Iver. -Shamir
There is pretty strong characters down there [in Arkansas]. You can’t redeem ’em, you just join ’em. -Will Rogers
I’ve just come back from Mississippi and over there when you talk about the West Bank they think you mean Arkansas. -Pat Buchanan
My family didn’t have money to travel, so reading was how I knew about the world. It made me hungry to have more experiences than just what I could possibly experience in Arkansas. -Mary Steenburgen
Olympia was a town crawling with music. I was new to the whole punk scene. The culture shock continued; Olympia had bagels! We didn’t have bagels in Arkansas. You could order vegetarian food all over town! It was so crazy to me – a place with so many vegetarians, the restaurants made special dishes for them? -Beth Ditto
I spent summers with my mother’s parents in Arkansas, where religion felt very present. My grandmother was Baptist, and my grandfather was Methodist. Double Southern whammy. -Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
I’m a contemporary artist with a bit of an unexpected background. I was in my 20s before I ever went to an art museum. I grew up in the middle of nowhere on a dirt road in rural Arkansas, an hour from the nearest movie theater. -Shea Hembrey
I cannot prove that God is from Arkansas, but I know for sure that He has family there. -Jim Peacock
I used to listen to the radio, and when I was about 18 years old, B.B. King was a disc jockey and he had a radio program, 15 minutes a day, over in West Memphis, Arkansas, and he would play the blues. -Koko Taylor
Arkansas is a parallel state influenced equally by star-crossed criminality and the dreamlike myth of the sheltering family. -Tom Drury
My name is Matt Besser, and I’m an Arkansas Razorback. My father is a Jew from Little Rock, Ark., my mother was a Christian from Harrison, Ark., and somehow I’m an atheist now living in L.A. I am a Razorback living in the Razorback diaspora. -Matt Besser
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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!