Kansas quotes

  • (...) I don´t want a drink. I just want to know where am I? -You´re not in Kansas anymore!- Jake chuckled at his own joke.
    -- Alexandra Adornetto

    #Kansas #Jake #Want

  • In Kansas I have a chess school
    -- Anatoly Karpov

    #School #Kansas #Chess

  • In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died - an entire town destroyed
    -- Barack Obama

    #Stupid #Kansas #People

  • I'm from Kansas, so there were a lot of vacant lots and open fields to tackle each other in so we could avoid tackling each other on the street. But running on the street and trying not to get taken down on the concrete, that will make you fast, that's for sure.
    -- Barry Sanders

    #Running #Taken #Kansas

  • Somebody doesn't know they're not in Kansas anymore,' said Stephanopoulos.
    -- Ben Aaronovitch

    #Kansas #Said

  • First of all, I'm a Midwesterner, being from Kansas, and Chicago is basically a big Midwestern cow town. It was built from the stockyards, and everyone is very friendly, and it's at the edge of the tallgrass prairie. There's just a good feel to it.
    -- Bill Kurtis

    #Kansas #Friendly #Chicago

  • I have an affinity for Africa, especially East Africa, and Kansas looks very much like that.
    -- Bill Kurtis

    #Kansas #East #Looks

  • Voters replaced Democratic senators with Republicans in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, North Carolina, Montana, South Dakota, West Virginia, and likely in Alaska, and appear on track to do so in a runoff next month in Louisiana. At the same time, voters kept Republicans in GOP seats in heavily contested races in Georgia, Kansas, and Kentucky. That is at least ten, and as many as a dozen, tough races, without a single Republican seat changing hands. Tuesday's voting was a wave alright - a very anti-Democratic wave.
    -- Byron York

    #Kansas #Alaska #Race

  • I was always looking ahead. I used to do all kinds of things for entertainment. When I was young, we had no radio, no TV. We were 30 miles from the public library, out in the sticks in Western Kansas, and so I'd do arithmetic exercises.
    -- Clyde Tombaugh

    #Exercise #Kansas #Library

  • When you fly across the country in an airplane the country seems vast; but it isn't vast. It's all connected by roads one can ride a bike down. If you watch the news and there's a tragedy at a house in Kansas, that guy's driveway connects with yours, and you'd be surprised by how few roads it takes to get there.
    -- Donald Miller

    #Country #Airplane #Kansas

  • I wouldn't be in a huge hurry to go back to Kansas. It was just bizarre. There's a lot of very, very heavy set people who believe in whatever they were told, because they didn't seem to get out very much or be interested in leaving where they were. They just didn't seem that curious, and I find that a little hard to deal with.
    -- Dylan Moran

    #Believe #Kansas #People

  • My first job was with an auto plant, Kansas City - they treated you like slaves. From there I went back to Chicago, worked in steel mills, drove a cab, stuff like that.
    -- Ed Asner

    #Jobs #Kansas #Cities

  • I remember thinking, in Kansas my name will be Evett - which is my middle name. I didn't want to explain to anyone how to say Em-a-yat-zee.
    -- Emayatzy E. Corinealdi

    #Thinking #Names #Kansas

  • In England "The Day After," though unpopular with viewers, seems to have confirmed the average Englishman's mindless prejudice against Kansas. Shortly after the film portrayed that state being turned into an overused barbecue pit by nuclear weapons, support for British nuclear weapons rose a full percentage point.
    -- Emmett Tyrrell

    #Average #Kansas #Rose

  • Im a regular dude from Kansas who grew up with pigs and cows.
    -- Eric Stonestreet

    #Pigs #Kansas #Cows

  • Early on the next morning we reached Kansas, about five hundred miles from the mouth of the Missouri.
    -- Francis Parkman

    #Morning #Kansas #Mouths

  • You do not cut a check in the state of Kansas to John Doe, executioner. The executioner is paid in cash so there's no trail to him
    -- George Plimpton

    #Cutting #Kansas #Doe

  • He's a full-fledged housewife from Kansas with all the prejudices.
    -- Gore Vidal

    #Kansas #Prejudice #Insult

  • I have family dotted everywhere - Dad's in California; I've got aunts in Scotland and Virginia; family in Kansas City; family in Manchester and London.
    -- Hayley Atwell

    #Dad #Aunt #Kansas

  • Although I grew up in London, I spent summers in Missouri, where my dad lived. It's quite a liberal town, Kansas City. You'd be surprised.
    -- Hayley Atwell

    #Summer #Dad #Kansas

  • Something is clearly wrong with Kansas and the rest of Middle America when it comes to letting economic self-interest guide their voting.
    -- Howell Raines

    #Self #Kansas #America

  • My mom grew up in Kansas, my dad in Indiana. They had boring childhoods.
    -- Hunter Parrish

    #Mom #Dad #Kansas

  • Many photographers feel their client is the subject. My client is a woman in Kansas who reads Vogue. I'm trying to intrigue, stimulate, feed her. My responsibility is to the reader. The severe portrait that is not the greatest joy in the world to the subject may be enormously interesting to the reader.
    -- Irving Penn

    #Responsibility #Kansas #Interesting

  • Any kid that feels like they don't have any kind of future, whether they're on a street corner in Harlem or in a little town in Kansas where nothing happens, it's all out there for them. They can do whatever they dream or wish or see on television, or read about in the papers.
    -- James Brolin

    #Dream #Kids #Kansas

  • One day, my youngest uncle - the other one who was first to go to college, Randy - and I were sitting out on the front porch. And he was brilliant. He ended up - he just retired from Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, Kansas.
    -- James Earl Jones

    #Uncles #College #Kansas

  • She wanted to wake up like Dorothy and see Michael's face peering over the side of the bed, laughing. WHY, YOU JUST HIT YOUR HEAD. But it was not a dream and there was no Kansas and he was never coming back.
    -- Janet Fitch

    #Dream #Kansas #Laughing

  • My family was a Christian family. But I had to get to Kansas to play the blues.
    -- Jay McShann

    #Christian #Play #Kansas

  • There is this incredible, indelible community that has sprung up around the show, a community that gathers in homes and clubs, from Los Angeles to Topeka, Kansas and around the world. A community that, in some places, meets quietly in a lesbian bar that doesn't even exist depending on whom you ask.
    -- Jennifer Beals

    #Home #Kansas #Community

  • I was raised all over. Kansas, Hawaii, Georgia, Texas and Kentucky, by the time I was 11.
    -- Jeri Ryan

    #Kentucky #Texas #Kansas

  • We have a strong agricultural heritage in Kansas.
    -- Jim Ryun

    #Strong #Kansas #Agriculture

  • No one who reads this book will remain unchanged or unaffected-Julene Bair's story arcs from the cornfields of Kansas and Nebraska to the food on our tables and the gas in our cars. There is always a price to be paid, she reminds us, for the pleasures and comforts of this day.  If you read only one memoir this year, this is the one to read and pass along.
    -- Jonis Agee

    #Book #Years #Kansas

  • But the dollars spent on economic incentives and new investment strategies are wasted unless we seriously address the two most important economic issues in Kansas: education and health care
    -- Kathleen Sebelius

    #Two #Kansas #Issues

  • But wishing our Kansas soldiers 'God speed' is not enough. We need to comfort, care for, and protect their families. And we should ease the financial burdens that these families often face
    -- Kathleen Sebelius

    #Kansas #Soldier #Wish

  • I believe we all agree that, for the health of Kansas, nothing is more important than education.
    -- Kathleen Sebelius

    #Education #Believe #Kansas

  • If your heads were stuffed with straw, like mine, you would probably all live in the beautiful places, and then Kansas would have no people at all. It is fortunate for Kansas that you have brains.
    -- L. Frank Baum

    #Beautiful #Kansas #People

  • There's more B.S. in fly fishing than there is in a Kansas feedlot.
    -- Lefty Kreh

    #Fishing #Kansas #Fly Fishing

  • This is what you should do, let it rest. I'm playing football for LSU. I'm preparing for R-Kansas. I'm preparing for the next game, and the next game after that.
    -- Les Miles

    #Football #Memorable #Kansas

  • You can't just come from Kansas, go into fashion and be all naive. The fashion world is very different to where I'm from.
    -- Lindsey Wixson

    #Fashion #Kansas #Different

  • I love hats! I collect vintage ones - I find them at antique shops in Kansas.
    -- Lindsey Wixson

    #Vintage #Kansas #Antiques

  • My understanding is that Kansas, Massachusetts, they've been more pioneers on the special education side.
    -- Margaret Spellings

    #Education #Kansas #Understanding

  • Kansas had better stop raising corn and begin raising hell.
    -- Mary Elizabeth Lease

    #Kansas #Corn #Corny

  • The wizard [of Oz] says look inside yourself and find self. God says look inside yourself and find [the Holy Spirit]. The first will get you to Kansas. The latter will get you to heaven. Take your pick.
    -- Max Lucado

    #Self #Kansas #Heaven

  • I mean, if you could have a wizard grant a wish, would you waste it on going to Kansas?
    -- Michael Buckley

    #Mean #Kansas #Wish

  • First thing that always pops into my head regarding our president is that all of the people who are setting up this barrier for him … they just conveniently forget that Barack had a mama, and she was white — very white American, Kansas, middle of America. There was no argument about who he is or what he is. America’s first black president hasn’t arisen yet. He’s not America’s first black president — he’s America’s first mixed-race president.
    -- Morgan Freeman

    #Race #White #Kansas

  • I'm as corny as Kansas in August.
    -- Oscar Hammerstein II

    #August #Kansas #Corny

  • Ev'rythin's up to date in Kansas City.
    -- Oscar Hammerstein II

    #Cities #Kansas City #Kansas

  • I worked at a hospital for a week. And at a golf course when I was in college at Kansas for about a week. The tips weren't good so I quit.
    -- Paul Pierce

    #Golf #College #Kansas

  • I would love to be in Kansas.
    -- Paul Reubens


  • No matter where you go, no matter where you live, a Kansas fan is a Kansas fan: implacable, insufferable and perfectly happy to stay that way.
    -- Paul Shirley

    #Kansas #Matter #Way

  • I've learned a long time ago to never say never about the band Kansas.
    -- Phil Ehart

    #Kansas #Long #Band

  • We actually had a Kansa band softball team.
    -- Phil Ehart

    #Softball #Team #Kansas

  • Kansas has always considered itself a "rock band" - some people might say "symphonic rock band," others might say a "classical rock band," but we've kind've prided ourselves on being a rock band. Kansas rocks.
    -- Phil Ehart

    #Kansas #Rocks #People

  • Our early days - our audiences were always very sparse. We played very obscure places in very obscure parts of the world, mainly Kansas. We played frat parties, we played high school proms, we played clubs.
    -- Phil Ehart

    #Party #School #Kansas

  • We [ The Kansas]'re somewhat hard-pressed at this time to imagine any bands that'll be around 40 years from now (and that's our personal opinion).
    -- Phil Ehart

    #Years #Kansas #Band

  • It's always a challenge to hit the stage running, with Kansas' music, because it's demanding from the very first note, so we try to be up to the task and keep our pre-show routine pretty much focused on the music.
    -- Phil Ehart

    #Running #Kansas #Challenges

  • War is a farmer’s son from Kansas trying to kill a factory worker’s son from Berlin, with neither of them knowing why.
    -- Randall Wallace

    #War #Son #Kansas

  • I grew up in conservative rural Kansas in the 1950s when it was expected that girls would not have a life outside the home, so educating them was a waste of time
    -- Sara Paretsky

    #Girl #Home #Kansas

  • There's no place to act in Kansas. You're supressed.
    -- Shirley Knight


  • Nothing is eternally stable, and even Kansas isn't really in Kansas anymore. The earth is in a constant state of flux.
    -- Simon Winchester

    #Kansas #Earth #Flux

  • We should all live in central or southwest Queensland in Australia, which is geologically stable. Or Kansas or Nebraska, because it's relatively geologically stable. I am sure there is no emergency plan for Topeka.
    -- Simon Winchester

    #Kansas #Australia #Nebraska

  • My constituents in Kansas know the death tax is a duplicative tax on small businesses and family farms that, in many cases, families have spent generations building.
    -- Todd Tiahrt

    #Kansas #Generations #Small Business

  • President Obama's fight for rural America is personal. He was raised by a single mom and grandparents from Kansas. He hails from a farming state, Illinois.
    -- Tom Vilsack

    #Mom #Fighting #Kansas

  • Oh, I have walked in Kansas Through many a harvest field, And piled the sheaves of glory there And down the wild rows reeled: Each sheaf a little yellow sun, A heap of hot-rayed gold; Each binder like Creation's hand To mold suns, as of old.
    -- Vachel Lindsay

    #Hands #Yellow #Kansas

  • After graduating in engineering I went to the University of Kansas to get an MA in economics as a vehicle for allowing me to decide if I wanted to continue in economics.
    -- Vernon L. Smith

    #Engineering #Kansas #Graduates

  • Thus, in a crucial way, the Kansas hearings repeat the pattern set by the Scopes Trial, which has been repeated many times since, namely, evolutionists escaped critical scrutiny by not having to undergo cross-examination. In this case, they accomplished the feat by boycotting the hearings. I therefore await the day when the hearings are not voluntary but involve subpoenas that compel evolutionists to be deposed and interrogated at length on their views.
    -- William A. Dembski

    #Views #Kansas #Trials

  • After I got kicked out of CalArts, I moved to Lawrence Kansas where my sister lived. I began working on A William S. Burroughs documentary. I had no idea it would turn into such a big film.
    -- Yony Leyser

    #Ideas #Kansas #Documentaries

  • War is a farmer’s son from Kansas trying to kill a factory worker’s son from Berlin, with neither of them knowing why.
    -- Randall Wallace

    #War #Son #Kansas

  • When I visited KU, I thought, 'I wish I'd gone to Kansas.' They would take me around to their spots, and my spots at Indiana just felt like old hangouts. It was one of those times where you always wished you were somewhere else. But I was happy I ended up at Indiana coming from small little St. Louis.
    -- Joe Buck

    #Somewhere Else #Kansas #Wish