Authors, musicians, journalists, and filmmakers have a lot to say about the great state of Texas.
The July 2019 issue of C&I has a Texas-size Texas travel section that is interspersed with quotes about the Lone Star State. Here are a few of our favorites, including some we couldn't fit into the print edition.
“Now I love the USA
And the other states, ah, they’re OK
Texas is the place I wanna be
And I don’t care if I ever go to Delaware anyway
’Cause we got Stubbs, and Gruene Hall and Antone’s
And John T’s Country Store
We’ve got Willie and Jacky Jack, Robert Earl, Pat, Cory, Charlie and me
And so many more.”
—Ray Wylie Hubbard
“I didn’t drive eleven hours across the state of Texas to watch my cholesterol.”
― Robb Walsh
“I have said that Texas is a state of mind, but I think it is more than that. It is a mystique closely approximating a religion. And this is true to the extent that people either passionately love Texas or passionately hate it and, as in other religions, few people dare to inspect it for fear of losing their bearings in mystery or paradox. But I think there will be little quarrel with my feeling that Texas is one thing. 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.”
“You may all go to Hell, and I will go to Texas.”
Photography (From top): Courtesy Carlton Carl/Molly Ivins Estate via Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins
From the July 2019 issue.