The Best Quotes about Arizona

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What ideal, immutable Platonic cloud could equal the beauty and perfection of any ordinary everyday cloud floating over, say, Tuba City, Arizona, on a hot day in June? -Edward Abbey

Arizona is gorgeous. The sunshine in Arizona is gorgeous red. -Cecilia Bartoli

The Great Arizona Desert is full of the bleaching bones of people who waited for me to start something. -Robert Benchley

Out of labor’s struggle in Arizona came better conditions for the workers, who must everywhere, at all times, under advantage and disadvantage work out their own salvation -Mother Jones

Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. Not all holes, or games, are created equal. -George Will

Chicago’s buoy was a couple of hundred yards astern of Arizona, and I was saddened to look at her. -Jack Adams

Today, Arizona’s sons and daughters, mothers and fathers are proudly serving their country. -Jane D. Hull

I grew up in Arizona and have a lot of buddies that are cowpokes.-Michael Biehn

For example, in my own State of Arizona, an Israeli scientist is working with an Arizona company on a demonstration project involving a very fast-growing algae which can be used to power a biomass energy plan.-John Shadegg

Arizona’s forest fires are not waiting for April, and neither will we. That is why I am pushing for stepped up deployment for Hot Shot wildfire crews in March rather than April, in order to better prepare for the expected fires in northern Arizona-Rick Renzi

I would rather be known as ‘Jim Kolbe, the trade expert in Congress who happens to be gay,’ rather than ‘Jim Kolbe, gay congressman from Arizona.’-Jim Kolbe

Ensuring that high quality water is provided to all Arizona’s citizens is the responsibility of elected officials at all levels and I am happy to do all I can to assist the city’s efforts.-J. D. Hayworth

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I divide my time between homes in Arizona and England, six months a year in each place.-Terri Windling

The Grand Canyon is carven deep by the master hand; it is the gulf of silence, widened in the desert; it is all time inscribing the naked rock; it is the book of earth.-Donald C. Peattie

These smugglers, many of them present in trafficking through my State of Arizona, create false Social Security cards, false green cards, visas and a variety of other fraudulent documents as an essential part of their smuggling activities.-John Shadegg

The trip across Arizona is just one oasis after another. You can just throw anything out and it will grow there, I like Arizona.-Will Rogers

We have serious enemies and growing threats around the world. Unfortunately, we have an administration whose idea of a rogue state is Arizona.-Mitt Romney

I have been coaching recently. I coached high school basketball in Arizona, and I hope that more opportunities become available.-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

We have at least 125 communities in Arizona at risk from wildfire, not because of review processes or litigation delays but because of a lack of federal funding on the ground to actually begin the projects.-Janet Napolitano

When my wife and I leave California, I want to have my marriage recognized in Nevada, Arizona, all the way to New York. How can you stop people from loving each other? How can you get upset about loving?-Wanda Sykes

In the Grand Canyon, Arizona has a natural wonder which is in kind absolutely unparalleled throughout the rest of the world.-Theodore Roosevelt

Most of those old settlers told it like it was, rough and rocky. They named their towns Rimrock, Rough Rock, Round Rock, and Wide Ruins, Skull Valley, Bitter Springs, Wolf Hole, Tombstone. It’s a tough country. The names of Arizona towns tell you all you need to know.-Charles Kuralt

Happy Cinco de Mayo. If you don’t know what that means, maybe you’re a little out of touch – or maybe you’re the governor of Arizona.-Craig Ferguson

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In the empire of desert, water is the king and shadow is the queen.-Mehmet Murat Ildan

Arizona changes its state motto to Damn, it’s hot.-Greg Proops

In California, the fabulously rich support the poor with government jobs, paid for by the middle class which is now living in Arizona.-Ann Coulter

You’ve got Hezbollah in Arizona. You’ve got Mexican drug cartels operating in Arizona. You’ve got the steady stream of illegals over the border, and you’ve got people being killed now in Arizona. They are at their wits’ end. Enforcing the law is the overall thing, and if there are some civil rights violations, so be it. That’s how desperate the situation is. They want the law anyway.-Rush Limbaugh

I worked the AV counter at the Roland Heights public library in the ’80s. My best story from the library was the time a couple asked for a recommendation, and I recommended Raising Arizona and they absolutely hated it. They came back hungry for blood. I was on my lunch break and my boss came out and said, “Hey kid, you need to come talk to these people. They totally hate Arizona.” And he said, “Arizona’s a dog; nobody gets that movie.”-John Darnielle

I’m not convinced that the people of Arizona as a nation couldn’t do better to protect equal rights for all than the people of Arizona as part of the United States, which is actually not helping them much.-David Swanson

The Kansas secretary of state Kris Kobach who helped write the immigration laws in Arizona said that [Donald] Trump’s policy advisors are drafting, they’re discussing drafting a proposal, to reinstate a registry for immigrants from Muslim countries.-Megyn Kelly

The Navajo Generating Station in Page, for example, employs hundreds of people, mostly Native Americans, and provides nearly all of the power for the Central Arizona Project. That means our entire state has a big stake in the energy production and economic stability of these plants.-Ann Kirkpatrick

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The EPA’s [Clean Power Plan] is another example of Washington’s lack of understanding when it comes to rural and Western energy issues. I oppose this new rule because it hurts my district, which has four coal-fired plants that power Arizona’s big cities, small towns, businesses and residences. These plants also provide good-paying jobs in our tribal and rural regions.-Ann Kirkpatrick

As his campaign marches toward Cleveland, [Donald] Trump drawing more protests, too. Check out this scene from Arizona yesterday. The road to a Trump rally blocked. And there are new questions overnight about how Trump and his supporters are dealing with those protests.-George Stephanopoulos

It was interesting, when the Affordable Care Act passed, Arizona did it immediately, even though they had two Republican senators, a Republican governor, Republican legislature.-Tim Kaine

After A Perfect Storm came out, I heard from a young reader, who had suffered a similar background as Arizona, that I had helped her to find peace. That was the most amazing thing in the world to me.-Lori Foster

If [Hillary] Clinton can come close in those two traditionally red states, it will be because of the diverse, educated populations around Atlanta and Phoenix. And it will be a sign that Arizona and Georgia are on their way to becoming the new battleground states.-Mara Liasson

Arizona has become a national leader in the restoration of the Rule of Law, with over 100,000 illegal aliens having left the state since 2007.-Russell Pearce

They say old people always come to Arizona, you know, to get recharged.-Shaquille O’Neal

No matter how many lawyers and lawsuits Obama throws at Arizona, we will have the American people and the Constitution on our side.-Russell Pearce

Arizona did not make illegal, illegal. It is a crime to enter or remain in the U.S. in violation of federal law. States have had inherent authority to enforce immigration laws when the federal government has failed or refused to do so.-Russell Pearce

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I knew Arizona’s SB 1070 would be controversial when I introduced it, but I did not expect the national immigration debate to revolve around a state law. While the anti-American open-borders Left attack me and the law as ‘racist,’ ‘nativist’ and their other empty smear words, the vast majority of the people of Arizona and America support the law.-Russell Pearce

In Arizona we have passed laws to free our people so that they can defend themselves and their loved ones. You cannot predict where evil will raise its head, but you can be prepared for it.-Russell Pearce

President Obama has decided to have the United Nations review the law of Arizona. You have got to be kidding! We’re now going to have countries like Cuba, Libya and Uganda sitting in judgment on Arizona’s laws? Enough is enough!-Russell Pearce

But ‘Hey Dude’ was shot in Arizona, and that took me to the West Coast. We did 65 episodes. It was not a show that a ton of people saw, so it was like doing acting classes and getting paid for it. At that point I had the acting bug. So I went to L.A. to give it a try and never left.-Christine Taylor

Arizona is really cool but I couldn’t stay there for too long.-Dar Williams

President Obama and Hillary Clinton have engaged in gross dereliction of duty by surrendering the safety of the American people to open borders, and you know it better than anybody right here in Arizona. You know it.-Donald Trump

I still run into people in the business who skip over any other credits I have and say, ‘I loved ‘Hey, Dude!” This was back in ’88, ’89, ’90. It was a goofy show about kids working at a dude ranch in Arizona. We did 65 episodes; I wrote 13 of them. We didn’t know what we were doing, but it was writers’ boot camp. It was great.-Graham Yost

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Arizona has a very, very special place in my heart. I love people of Arizona.-Donald Trump

Most people who live at the border or are familiar with the border know that a Berlin-like wall stretching from San Diego to Brownsville is not necessary. And the costs would be prohibitive. And there are places on the border, such as the Arizona desert or the open terrain around the Big Bend in South Texas, where Mother Nature has created her own barrier that is not easily passable. Or if you do pass through it, you are easily detected.-Alan Bersin

We’ve got a good inspection system in Arizona managing products that come from other parts of the county that could carry insects that could become problematic.-Carl E. Olson

In the Grand Canyon, Arizona has a natural wonder which is in kind absolutely unparalleled throughout the rest of the world. I want to ask you to keep this great wonder of nature as it now is. I hope you will not have a building of any kind, not a summer cottage, a hotel or anything else, to mar the wonderful grandeur, the sublimity, the great loneliness and beauty of the canyon. Leave it as it is. You cannot improve on it. The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it.-Theodore Roosevelt

Intel announced it will move ahead with a new plant in Arizona that probably was never going to move ahead with, and that will result in at least so – in at least 10,000 American jobs.-Donald Trump

The Suns, meanwhile, appeared to be hoisting a white flag over the Arizona desert. With a 12-22 record at the time, they were clearing out big contracts for salary-cap relief and a chance to start over again the following summer. We are taking a step backward in the immediate run, .. But we’re certainly looking forward to the future.-Bryan Colangelo

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Arizona Senator John McCain announced that he plans on running for a sixth term because he is concerned about the nation’s security. He plans to help just like any other 80-year-old: by sitting on his porch with a police scanner.-Jimmy Fallon

I grew up in rural Arizona. My dad ran a general store. I grew up learning to do more with less. And I have been saying, you know, Washington needs to do the same.-Ann Kirkpatrick

My favorite place in the world is this store called My Sister’s Closet in Arizona and it’s the greatest secondhand shop in the world.-Chelsea Kane

I’m from Arizona where I feel like our history, as a state, is so young in comparison to some of these wonderful southern cities and towns.-Janet Varney

The state that has a very, very special place in my heart. I love people of Arizona and together we are going to win the White House in November.-Donald Trump

You know you’re an Arizona native when you have to look up “mass transit” in the dictionary.-Paul Johnson

I think when I was getting into directing, or wanting to be a director, when I was a teenager, the two films that really inspired me were Raising Arizona and Evil Dead II. And in the case of the former, I thought, “Wow. Why don’t all comedies look like this?” And then as I started doing comedy, particularly when I started doing it on TV…-Edgar Wright

I campaigned for [Barack] Obama for more than a year. I was in Iowa, Minnesota, California, Arizona – just traveling around to help get the word out. It was such a huge, spirited campaign, and so positive. But you travel around to cities in the U.S. now and there’s just this hopelessness that has set in. It makes it hard to understand why it seems so impossible to make any kind of progressive change with an administration that is seemingly progressive, or why we keep encountering such political roadblocks to change.-Scarlett Johansson

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Stores are the same everywhere; small downtowns are done. Not just in America, but globally. You hear the same music on every station, all our building materials look the same, and all our clothes look the same. But I thought that it couldn’t be that simple, because Arizona is not Minnesota. There is this other reality, which is a reality of landscape.-Cynthia Daignault

It hit me that being hip was a full-time job, and I was only a part-timer. I couldn’t hide forever that I liked county fairs, particularly the goat booth at the 4-H tent, or that I once spent a week with my grandmother at her house in the giant retirement community of Sun City, Arizona, and it was one of the most carefree times of my life.-Jancee Dunn

If liberals had been in charge of the Arizona memorial, it would probably have featured an exhaustive exhibit about the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and little about the bombing of Pearl Harbor.-Mona Charen

I’m not interested in Vice President. I’m hanging around Arizona. I’m running again for Sheriff.-Joe Arpaio

Arizona seeks only to enforce the nominal immigration policy of the United States. Perhaps the federal government should try it sometime.-Rich Lowry

I spent several years in a North Vietnamese prison camp in the dark, fed with scraps. Do you think I want to do that all over again as vice president of the United States? The vice president has two duties. One is to break a tie in case of a tie vote in the United States Senate… The other is to inquire daily as to the health of the president. Neither one of those are very challenging as compared to being able to live for a good part of the time in the state of Arizona.-John McCain

Arizona may be the only state in America where mothers don’t tell their children that someday, they can grow up and be president of the United States.-John McCain

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My concerns through the years increased about the concerns of an independent judiciary and how we maintain it. Certainly in the states. I’m a product of state government in my own state of Arizona. And it seemed to me that the popular election of judges was creating major problems in many states, and we had improved the system in Arizona. And I thought the nation ought to at least rethink how we select our nation’s trial judges in the states.-Sandra Day O’Connor

I think this spring as the mosquito populations start to increase, we should be especially cautious about locations where we’ve had locally-transmitted Dengue virus. The same mosquito species that transmits Zika also transmits Dengue. It’s confined primarily to Florida, South Florida, along the Gulf states and Southern Texas with a few small populations in Arizona and California.-Laura Harrington

I read recently that I was born in Arizona. I wasn’t born in Arizona. I was born in New Mexico, but I can understand why people might confuse those two Southwestern desert states.-Baron Vaughn

President [Barack] Obama and Hillary Clinton have engaged in gross dereliction of duty by surrendering the safety of the American people to open borders, and you know it better than anybody right here in Arizona.-Donald Trump

The people of Arizona, the people of Atlanta, Georgia, you should be ashamed of yourselves.-Carlos Santana

I chose to go to Arizona, because it was an opportunity to make something that I’ve never done. To work with different people and to have a good time when you’re recording and to not have the whole thing be some sort of editing process in front of a computer, but to actually try and capture some sort of spirit.-Joel Plaskett

Donald Trump has a plan, that he laid out in Arizona, that will deal systematically with illegal immigration, beginning with border security, internal enforcement. It’s probably why for the first time in the history of immigrations and customs enforcement, their union actually endorsed Donald Trump as the next president of the United States, because they know they need help to enforce the laws of this country.-Mike Pence

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The number of people in the world engaged in this search for catastrophic impactors totals one or two dozen. How long into the future are you willing to protect Homo sapiens on Earth? Before you answer that question, take a detour to Arizona’s Meteor Crater during your next vacation.-Neil deGrasse Tyson

Arizona has always been anti-black.-Paul Mooney

In the state of Alabama we have a significant number of illegal aliens that are leaving our state as occurred in Arizona after they got tough on illegal aliens.-Mo Brooks

You know, I think there was a point in time when people didn’t really understand how birth certificates were kept in the state of Hawaii, and now, I think that it’s been pretty much disclosed that they used to have a long form and now they don’t have a long form. Arizona used to have a long form, we now have a short form.-Jan Brewer

I was ten years old in 1969, and while we lived in Arizona that year, I spent most of the summer staying with family friends in Portland, Oregon while my parents visited Spain. It was an adventure all around.-Patrick Nielsen Hayden

I am Hualapai. We are located in Northern Arizona, at the Grand Canyon. We own the Skywalk area.-Kiowa Gordon

I was sitting in Arizona when I received Dogs on Cape Cod. Seeing the joy these dogs had playing on the beaches and in the marsh grasses on the Cape carried me back to my family visits in Harwich. The dogs are so full of life, it just made me smile.-Betsy King

So if Arizona sees the federal government isn’t assuming its responsibilities, it creates local laws. But migration and keeping security on the borders is not a local or state issue, it’s a federal issue.-Vicente Fox

When I used to drive on the road from L. A., one time in Arizona we went off-road to see what weird little towns are around. Loved Bisbee.-Doug Stanhope

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America overflows with specious “victims” demanding redress for spurious grievances. However, one genuinely oppressed minority is getting overdue relief. Beginning with spring training in Arizona and Florida, Major League Baseball, taking pity on traumatized pitchers, is directing umpires to enforce the strike zone.-George Will

A lot of the U.S. used to be part of Mexico, including Arizona. But they’re a bit touchy about that right now.-Craig Ferguson

We’re going to bring our jobs back home. And if companies want to leave Arizona and if they want to leave other states, there’s going to be a lot of trouble for them. It’s not going to be so easy.-Donald Trump

In a recent interview, John McCain addressed Trump’s campaign rally in Arizona and said that he just quote, ‘fired up the crazies.’ Not to be confused with Trump’s show ‘Celebrity Apprentice,’ where he just FIRED the crazies.-Jimmy Fallon

I posted some story about the Arizona State baseball coach getting into a fight with an autograph hound, and it was a disastrous thing. The guy rescinded his story. It proved to me that I’m not cut out to be a proper journalist. I’m much better sitting around and making fun of journalists and telling them what terrible journalists they are than being an actual journalist.-Drew Magary

Arizona is a red state, and we’re going to keep it red.-Jan Brewer

Some men get the world, some men get ex-hookers and a trip to Arizona. You’re in with the former, but my God I don’t envy the blood on your conscience.-James Ellroy

It has been well said that an author who expects results from a first novel is in a position similar to that of a man who drops a rose petal down the Grand Canyon of Arizona and listens for the echo.-P. G. Wodehouse

Even the plants in Arizona wanted to hurt you.-Janette Rallison

As he gave a sleepy, growling groan, that hand disappeared under the sheet. Arizona’s lips parted, and her heartbeat tripped up. She cleared her throat. “Spencer?” Freezing, without moving any other body part, he opened his eyes and met her gaze. She frowned at him. He didn’t look super-startled, and he said nothing. He just started at her. With his hand still under there. “Yeah…” Semi-satisfied with his frozen reaction, she nodded at his lap. “You weren’t going for a little tug, were you? Because as your spectator, I’d just as soon not see it.” -Arizona and Spencer-Lori Foster

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Back when I was on my first assignment as a seeker, I was way out in Arizona. Brought in this kid named Clarisse.” “Clarisse?” “Sibling of yours,” Hedge said. “Ares kid. Violent. Rude. Lots of potential.-Rick Riordan

Greenspan’s policies have created huge amounts of wealth for Arizona.-Ernst Happel

I always remember an epitaph which is in the cemetery at Tombstone, Arizona. It says: ‘Here lies Jack Williams. He done his damnedest.’ I think that is the greatest epitaph a man can have – When he gives everything that is in him to do the job he has before him. That is all you can ask of him and that is what I have tried to do.-Harry S. Truman

I went to the University of Arizona. I stopped because I went there for two years and I felt like I experienced college or whatever. I’m over it. I like Hollywood better.-Nicole Richie

…the debate among the scientists if over. There is no more debate. We face a planetary emergency. There is no more scientific debate among serious people who’ve looked at the science…Well, I guess in some quarters, there’s still a debate over whether the moon landing was staged in a movie lot in Arizona, or whether the Earth is flat instead of round.-Al Gore

Senate Bill 1062 does not address a specific or present concern related to religious liberty in Arizona. I have not heard one example in Arizona where a business owner’s religious liberty has been violated. The bill was broadly worded – and could result in unintended and negative consequences. After weighing all the arguments I have vetoed Senate Bill 1062 moments ago.-Jan Brewer

I appreciate the decision made by Gov. Brewer to veto this legislation. I hope that we can now move on from this controversy and assure the American people that everyone is welcome to live, work and enjoy our beautiful State of Arizona.-John McCain

The debate’s over. The people who dispute the international consensus on global warming are in the same category now with the people who think the moon landing was staged on a movie lot in Arizona.-Al Gore

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Get my kush in California, Get my dro from Arizona-Lil Wayne

We need a leader who can lower taxes, protect small businesses, and increase job creation nationwide. I have no doubt that John McCain appreciates the important role Hispanics play not only in the economy, but in our nation’s culture as well – he has a track record with Hispanics for more than 20 years as a senator from Arizona. The American people need a strong leader who has the experience and the judgment to be the next President of the United States, and that man is John McCain.-Katie Barberi

Anytime that the Arizona Cardinals play football, I scream at the top of my lungs at the television. And I have certain dances that I do.-Blake Shelton

I was also going to give a graduation speech in Arizona this weekend. But with my accent, I was afraid they would try to deport me.-Arnold Schwarzenegger

Now, now,” Bast said. “It’s not so bad.” “Right,” I said. “We’re stuck in Washington, D.C. We have two days to make it to Arizona and stop a god we don’t know how to stop. And if we can’t, we’ll never see our dad or Amos again, and the world might end.” “That’s the spirit!” Bast said brightly. “Now, let’s have a picnic.-Rick Riordan

Racial discrimination is illegal. It’s illegal in the United States. It’s illegal in Arizona. It has been and it will continue to be.-Jan Brewer

Fifty thousand people in Mexico have been murdered. Puerto Penasco, 60 miles south of our border, just had five people and a police officer killed. That is like part of Arizona, and it is spilling over into our state.-Jan Brewer

It wouldn’t matter whether you were Latino or Hispanic or Norwegian. If you didn’t have proof of citizenship and if the police officer had reasonable suspicion, he would ask and verify your citizenship. I mean, that’s the way that it is. That’s what the federal law says. And that’s what the law in Arizona says.-Jan Brewer

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For a border state, I would argue that Texas is less lunatic on the subject of immigration issues than other places around it, like Arizona. They’re much more comfortable with their long-term identity as a place with a very large Hispanic population.-Gail Collins

What most people don’t understand is that UFOs are on a cosmic tourist route. That’s why they’re always seen in Arizona, Scotland, and New Mexico. Another thing to consider is that all three of those destinations are good places to play golf. So there’s possibly some connection between aliens and golf.-Alice Cooper

I speak as much Spanish as anyone who has grown up in Southern California or Texas or Arizona. I had my three years of high-school Spanish and a couple of semesters in college.-Will Ferrell

Prescott National Forest is right on the edge of my home in Arizona.-Maynard James Keenan

I love design in general, the creativity. Whether it is golf courses, my apparel line, ads we do or our business with AriZona, design is fun.-Jack Nicklaus

I care very much about women and their progress. I didn’t go march in the streets, but when I was in the Arizona Legislature, one of the things that I did was to examine every single statute in the state of Arizona to pick out the ones that discriminated against women and get them changed.-Sandra Day O’Connor

I supported Arizona’s immigration law by joining in that lawsuit to defend it. Every day I have Texans on that border that are doing their job.-Rick Perry

I was raised in Arizona, and I went to public school, and the extent of my knowledge of the civil-rights movement was the story of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr. I wonder how much my generation knows.-Emma Stone

I spend most of hunting season at the ranch. We all love to hunt whitetails, and we have a pretty good supply in South Texas. I also love to hunt elk in Arizona, mule deer in Utah, and I’ve been to Canada to hunt caribou.-George Strait

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America is the only developed nation that has a 2,000-mile border with a developing nation, and the government’s refusal to control that border is why there are an estimated 460,000 illegal immigrants in Arizona and why the nation, sensibly insisting on first things first, resists ‘comprehensive’ immigration reform.-George Will

Arizona’s law makes what is already a federal offense – being in the country illegally – a state offense. Some critics seem not to understand Arizona’s right to assert concurrent jurisdiction.-George Will

We could have made it to the Arizona border in a few more hours if we hadn’t been distracting each other with stupid little arguments. Don’t get me wrong; I liked J.Lo fine. I’ve made that bed. But I’m not sure there’s a person in the world I could be with twenty-four hours a day for three weeks without getting a little snippy. If I ever meet such a person, I’m marrying them.-Adam Rex

My very first job was a cashier at Burger King in Tucson, Arizona. And I occasionally worked the drive-thru. I’d go wherever I was needed! My second job was at Dairy Queen. I stayed in the fast food royalty.-Kate Walsh

I majored in journalism at Arizona State University, where I began writing the columns I write now, but I cannot, in good conscience, refer to myself as a writer. I’m a columnist, maybe a journalist, I guess I’m an author, but writer… no. That’s not up to me to call myself, that’s rather lofty. It’s for the reader to decide.-Laurie Notaro

Desert springtime, with flowers popping up all over the place, trees leafing out, streams gushing down from the mountains. Great time of year for hiking, camping, exploring, sleeping under the new moon and the old stars. At dawn and at evening we hear the coyotes howling with excitement—mating season.-Edward Abbey

It was many years ago that I got out of a crewtruck in the national forest and ran toward a large glowing object hovering in the darkening Arizona sky. But when I made that fateful choice to leavethe truck, I was leaving behind more than just my six fellow workmen. I was leaving behind forever all semblance of a normal life, running headlong toward an experience so overwhelmingly mind-rending in its effects, so devastating in itsaftermath, that my life would never—could never  — be the same again.-Travis Walton

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The only way to get around Arizona is by small private plane.-Cindy McCain

Legislators in Kansas, Arizona and 23 other states who are properly determined to protect religious freedom can begin by asking themselves: Does any religious conviction justify denying lesbians and gays a basic legal promise of non-discrimination in hiring, public accommodations, and housing? Surely the answer to this question is no. Correcting that inequity would begin the process of recognizing that both sides – gay couples and religious objectors – have rights and that reasonable accommodation is possible only when both sides have something to gain.-David Blankenhorn

As he was growing up, his family moved and lived in a number of different places in Utah, Arizona, and Wyoming. I didn’t know then that moving around so much should have been a problem, so it wasn’t.-F. Burton Howard

I am grateful for the support of those who want to see more women in Congress to better represent our country and provide leadership and solutions to DC. Ron Barber has been asleep at the switch on issues that are extremely important to Southern Arizona, such as fighting for the A-10 and Davis-Monthan. That is why Nancy Pelosi is stepping in to try to save his job in November. Sometimes the best man for the job is a woman that is why I fully intend on replacing Congressman Barber on Election Day.-Martha McSally

The first thing I plan to do is what I did while serving in Arizona’s legislature — and that was to seek out members that I often disagreed with on important issues. It was through our authentic relationships and mutual respect that we found common ground on legislation that helped people. The challenge for Congress is to move past the harsh partisanship that we saw in the last term. This is a critical step in advancing policies that will strengthen and protect LGBT families.-Kyrsten Sinema

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Not only are we going to New Hampshire … we’re going to South Carolina and Oklahoma and Arizona and North Dakota and New Mexico, and we’re going to California and Texas and New York! And we’re going to South Dakota and Oregon and Washington and Michigan. And then we’re going to Washington, D.C. to take back the White House, Yeeeeeaaaaaargh!-Howard Dean

Arizona is now recognized as a premier place in which to locate, expand and grow a business. – Jan Brewer

Arizona is a great place to be a radiation researcher. – Steven Magee

Arizona’s vale of mountain-temples. – Robert Haven Schauffler

Arizona is gorgeous. The sunshine in Arizona is gorgeous red. – Cecilia Bartoli

Then the wind blew cool through the pinyons on the rim. There was a sweet tang of cedar and sage on the air and that indefinable fragrance peculiar to the canyon country of Arizona. – Zane Grey

Arizona faces unique healthcare challenges including uncompensated care for illegal immigrants, and the large number of Native Americans who live in remote and isolated areas of the state. – Rick Renzi

Arizona may be the only state in America where mothers don’t tell their children that someday they can grow up and be president. – John McCain

Nowhere on this planet is the desert as fascinating as it is in Arizona. – Joseph Stacey

In the empire of desert, water is the king and shadow is the queen. – Mehmet Murat İldan

You know you’re an Arizona native when you hug a cactus only once in your lifetime. – Nancy Dedera

Arizona, our beautiful state, was built on mining. – Jan Brewer

You know you’re an Arizona native, when in your heart you’re sure that at the end of the rainbow there is not a pot of gold—but a good Mexican restaurant. – James W. Cook

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You know you’re an Arizona native, when a rainy day puts you in a good mood. – Marshall Trimble

Arizona seeks only to enforce the nominal immigration policy of the United States. Perhaps the federal government should try it sometime. – Rich Lowry

In Arizona, shade trees are your best friends — and occasionally the basis of small civil wars over parking. – Terri Guillemets

Today, Arizona’s sons and daughters, mothers and fathers are proudly serving their country. – Jane D. Hull

Arizona presents no specific reason for excepting capital defendants from the constitutional protections extended to defendants generally, and none is readily apparent. – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

If there’s one thing Arizona is best in the nation at, it’s water. – Doug Ducey

Almost everyone in the world knows something about Arizona, and some of it is even true. – Jim Turner

By working together, we can make Arizona a place where everyone has an opportunity for a better life. – Doug Ducey

Arizona now has one of the most innovative systems of financing school construction in the nation. – Jane D. Hull

You know you’re an Arizona native when you take rain dances seriously. – Skip Boyer

Arizona… a land where a good spring is far better than a gold mine. – E.E.A

The Arizona desert takes hold of a man’s mind and shakes it. – David W. Toll

The United States and Arizona are both losing jobs to offshore locations. – Janet Napolitano

Arizona is a great place to be a radiation researcher.  -Steven Magee

Arizona’s vale of mountain-temples.  -Robert Haven Schauffler

Arizona is now recognized as a premier place in which to locate, expand and grow a business.  -Jan Brewer

Arizona is gorgeous. The sunshine in Arizona is gorgeous red.  -Cecilia Bartoli

Arizona faces unique healthcare challenges including uncompensated care for illegal immigrants, and the large number of Native Americans who live in remote and isolated areas of the state.  -Rick Renzi

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Arizona may be the only state in America where mothers don’t tell their children that someday they can grow up and be president.  -John McCain

Then the wind blew cool through the pinyons on the rim. There was a sweet tang of cedar and sage on the air and that indefinable fragrance peculiar to the canyon country of Arizona.  -Zane Grey

In the empire of desert, water is the king and shadow is the queen.  -Mehmet Murat İldan

Nowhere on this planet is the desert as fascinating as it is in Arizona.    -Joseph Stacey

Arizona, our beautiful state, was built on mining.  -Jan Brewer

You know you’re an Arizona native when you hug a cactus only once in your lifetime.  -Nancy Dedera

You know you’re an Arizona native, when a rainy day puts you in a good mood.  -Marshall Trimble

Arizona seeks only to enforce the nominal immigration policy of the United States. Perhaps the federal government should try it sometime.  -Rich Lowry

You know you’re an Arizona native, when in your heart you’re sure that at the end of the rainbow there is not a pot of gold—but a good Mexican restaurant.  -James W. Cook

Today, Arizona’s sons and daughters, mothers and fathers are proudly serving their country.  -Jane D. Hull

Arizona presents no specific reason for excepting capital defendants from the constitutional protections extended to defendants generally, and none is readily apparent.  -Ruth Bader Ginsburg

In Arizona, shade trees are your best friends — and occasionally the basis of small civil wars over parking.  -Terri Guillemets

Almost everyone in the world knows something about Arizona, and some of it is even true.  -Jim Turner

If there’s one thing Arizona is best in the nation at, it’s water.  -Doug Ducey

Arizona now has one of the most innovative systems of financing school construction in the nation.  -Jane D. Hull

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You know you’re an Arizona native when you take rain dances seriously.  -Skip Boyer

By working together, we can make Arizona a place where everyone has an opportunity for a better life.  -Doug Ducey

The Arizona desert takes hold of a man’s mind and shakes it.  -David W. Toll

The United States and Arizona are both losing jobs to offshore locations.  -Janet Napolitano

Arizona… a land where a good spring is far better than a gold mine.  -E.E.A

The Grand Canyon is carven deep by the master hand; it is the Gulf of silence, widened in the desert, it is all time inscribing the naked rock; it is the book of earth.  -Donald Culross Peattie

Land of extremes. Land of contrasts. Land of surprises. Land of contradictions.  -Federal Writers’ Project

Across the Colorado River from the Needles, the dark and jagged ramparts of Arizona stood up against the sky, and behind them the huge tilted plain rising toward the backbone of the continent again.  -John Steinbeck.

As you know, Arizona recently passed the toughest anti-immigration bill in American history. The idea behind this bill is to drive illegal immigrants out of Arizona and back to their homeland in Los Angeles.  -Jay Leno

The popular conception of Arizona is of an infertile desert country, yet the flora ranges from the subtropical to the sub-alpine.  -WPA Guide to 1930s Arizona

Arizona may be the youngest of the nation’s contiguous states, but it is an ancient land that has been inhabited for millenniums.  -Patrick Lavin

Arizona is called the land of sunshine because it is one of the driest states in the United States.   -Jennifer Quasha

Arizona is also the biggest copper producer in the United States. This is how it got its nickname, the Copper State.  -Jennifer Quasha

Arizona is known for five ‘Cs’-copper, citrus, cotton, cattle, and climate.  -Kathleen Derzipilski

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Although Arizona is still a young state, its varied cultural traditions have created a rich and colorful history.  -Peter Massey

Driving through the backcountry of Arizona, you will notice countless natural wonders and traces of the past.  -Peter Massey

Arizona is a magnificent state. With something for everyone. I realize that no poem, song, picture, or words could ever do justice to Arizona.  -Rick Harris

Today, for most people, Arizona is a property, the land is ownership and market value.  -Rick Harris

You’re not going to believe this, but, there are things you can collect in Arizona that are neither illegal, poisonous, or taxable. Fossils are one such item. Please don’t tell the legislature.  -Rick Harris

Arizona has long reflected the traditionalistic values of the southerners who settled the territory and who have continued to migrate to the state over the years.  -Rick Harris

Arizona is practically synonymous with desert.  -Paul Fiarkoski

Arizona is the only state where you can hike into one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.  -Roger Naylor

In Arizona, you can hike among cactus as tall as office buildings.  -Mike Coopsen

I ain’t movin’ to Arizona! Dammit, there is nothing’ there but gravel and scorpions.  -Mary Doria Russell

Things in Arizona don’t just die; they bake and fry in the heat until there is nothing left.  -Jeffry R. Halverson

Even the plants in Arizona wanted to hurt you.  -Janette Rallison

Out of labor’s struggle in Arizona came better conditions for the worker, who must everywhere, at all times, under advantage and disadvantage work out their own salvation.  -Mary Harris Jones

Arizona changes its state motto to ‘Dam*, it’s hot.’   -Greg Proops

I hate Arizona. It’s always eight hundred degrees outside and everybody’s always saying, ‘But it’s a dry heat!’ So’s the inside of my microwave.’   -Joan Rivers

Arizona, with its wide-open spaces and no one peering over your shoulder, had always been a haven for folks who didn’t like the law or other busybodies to know what they were up to.  -Jeanette Walls

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If you want to live in a state known for its corruption, come to Arizona!  -Steven Magee

You don’t go to Gettysburg with a shovel, you don’t take belt buckles off the Arizona.   -Robert Ballard


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