Oklahoma quotes

  • Oklahoma's always been good to me.
    -- Alan Jackson


  • I find myself hoping I can get on a TV show, and then people from Oklahoma will come to my restaurant. Then I'll be able to make enough money to open my own place.
    -- Alexandra Guarnaschelli

    #Oklahoma #Tv Shows #People

  • I am practical by nature, and I'd heard that being a writer or an artist is a good way to starve! So I was an economics major at Oklahoma State, and then received an M.S. from Cornell in Agricultural Resource and Managerial Economics. I knew if I wanted to write I would do it on my own, but I knew I wouldn't make myself study economics on my own.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Writing #Artist #Oklahoma

  • For my undergraduate work, I went to Oklahoma State University and graduated from there in 1977
    -- Anita Hill

    #Oklahoma #States #University

  • Oh, honey, I'm from Oklahoma! This is who I am - middle-class all the way!
    -- Annette Bening

    #Oklahoma #Who I Am #Class

  • People don't know what it means to be champions. Oklahoma invented it.
    -- Barry Switzer

    #Mean #Oklahoma #People

  • I used to limp around my neighborhood imitating him. I did my Bar Mitzvah with an Oklahoma drawl.
    -- Billy Crystal

    #Baseball #Oklahoma #Mitzvah

  • I myself am consummately middle class. We grew up in upper-middle-class suburbs in Oklahoma City, and thats very much the same ethos as what Richard Yates and John Cheever wrote about.
    -- Blake Bailey

    #Oklahoma #Ethos #Class

  • Where I live in Oklahoma, it's all ranchers. My friends are all cowboys and pretty rough guys. If I had a hot tub back there, I may as well have Richard Simmons come over and live with me.
    -- Blake Shelton

    #Cowboy #Oklahoma #Guy

  • I like California but I'm dyed-in-the-wool Oklahoma. I see a deer in L.A., and everybody's standing around it taking pictures. Back home, that's the enemy!
    -- Blake Shelton

    #Home #Oklahoma #California

  • Are there any swamps in Oklahoma? Yes, there is. It's called Tulsa.
    -- Bobby Heenan

    #Oklahoma #Tulsa #Swamps

  • People come up to me all the time who saw Dad in 'Oklahoma!' or 'Pajama Game,' and they say they'll never forget it.
    -- Bonnie Raitt

    #Dad #Oklahoma #Games

  • Resilience is woven deeply into the fabric of Oklahoma. Throw us an obstacle, and we grow stronger.
    -- Brad Henry

    #Oklahoma #Resilience #Stronger

  • We must give Oklahoma families the opportunity to thrive and prosper. We must give all Oklahomans the tools necessary to pursue the American dream. And then, we must get out of the way.
    -- Brad Henry

    #Dream #Opportunity #Oklahoma

  • I grew up in Oklahoma and Missouri, and I just loved film. My folks would take us to the drive-in on summer nights, and we'd sit on the hood of the car. I just had this profound love for storytelling.
    -- Brad Pitt

    #Summer #Night #Oklahoma

  • Where I grew up - we started out in Oklahoma and then moved to Missouri - it was considered hubris to talk about yourself. And the downside of that was that ideas rarely got exchanged, or true feelings.
    -- Brad Pitt

    #Oklahoma #Ideas #Feelings

  • I was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
    -- Brad Pitt

    #Oklahoma #Born

  • When I was a boy, I would ask about my family history, about my bloodlines. We really didn't know that much. We had a little Indian in us from the Oklahoma Trail of Tears.
    -- Brad Pitt

    #Boys #Oklahoma #Tears

  • I deeply regret those situations that have blemished the image of the University of Oklahoma, and I hope that I can rectify the embarrassment I have brought the university.
    -- Brian Bosworth

    #Regret #Oklahoma #Embarrassment

  • I want my permanent address to be in Oklahoma. Someday, when I get married and I have kids, that's where I want to raise my kids.
    -- Carrie Underwood

    #Kids #Oklahoma #Addresses

  • We don't have milk cows. People have so many stereotypes of people from where I come from - Oklahoma. We don't ride around in covered wagons, either.
    -- Carrie Underwood

    #Oklahoma #People #Cows

  • I had never been to Oklahoma City before. I had no clue. Just heard there were a lot of tornadoes.
    -- Chris Paul

    #Oklahoma #Cities #Tornadoes

  • When I was a freshman at Oklahoma in 1946, the game was sold out - and it's been sold out ever since.
    -- Darrell Royal

    #Oklahoma #Games #Freshman

  • A nation that spends billions to fix international problems will not have much left over for the victims of tornadoes in Oklahoma.
    -- Deacon Jones

    #Football #Oklahoma #Tornadoes

  • I'm more focused on the positives of why I'm here. I'll be able to address those things in due time. Right now it's about the Thunder and Oklahoma City.
    -- Derek Fisher

    #Oklahoma #Cities #Addresses

  • (Oklahoma Thunder center Kendrick) Perkins doesn't like other NBA players.
    -- Doc Rivers

    #Player #Oklahoma #Nba

  • My State Senate district was in the northern part of Oklahoma and they were redrawing the districts.
    -- Don Nickles

    #Oklahoma #States

  • Anything can have happened in Oklahoma. Practically everything has.
    -- Edna Ferber

    #Oklahoma #States

  • As a European I had fit in almost seamlessly in New York for the last 25 years, but in Oklahoma I stood out like a sore thumb.
    -- Famke Janssen

    #New York #Oklahoma #Years

  • I consider myself a Texan. I grew up in Texas and Oklahoma.
    -- Gary Busey

    #Oklahoma #Texas #Grew Up

  • I'm still the same guy. My name is still Greyson Chance from Oklahoma. I grow much taller. But nothing really changes.
    -- Greyson Chance

    #Oklahoma #Names #Guy

  • It's harder, but we're still finding oil in Oklahoma today. The bar has been raised on startup companies, but it can still be done. Every regulation and every rule limits you, but, yes, it can still be done. That's the beauty of living in a free country and having the freedom to have an idea and become an entrepreneur.
    -- Harold Hamm

    #Country #Oklahoma #Ideas

  • Katz traces the courageous role of Black women in settling the West (and] deftly shows how these pioneering spirits helped stabilize early communities in Texas, Oklahoma, California and elsewhere.
    -- Herb Boyd

    #Oklahoma #Texas #California

  • Year after year, author/historian William Loren Katz continues to mine the lodestone of Black culture, and it is simply amazing how often he manages to find new treasures. Here, with the same insight he brought to Black Indians and his other books, the author traces the courageous role of Black women in settling the West. He deftly shows how these pioneering spirits helped stabilize early communities in Texas, Oklahoma, California and elsewhere.
    -- Herb Boyd

    #Book #Oklahoma #Texas

  • 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

    #New York #Oklahoma #Texas

  • Oklahoma is the cultural center of the universe.
    -- Hoyt Axton

    #Oklahoma #Center Of The Universe #Universe

  • Well, I never been to HeavenBut I been to OklahomaWell, they tell me I was born thereBut I really don't rememberIn Oklahoma, not ArizonaWhat does it matter, what does it matter?
    -- Hoyt Axton

    #Oklahoma #Doe #Matter

  • Disasters like Oklahoma City and 9/11 were time-limited. The children who were affected psychologically could go to a place of normalcy.
    -- Irwin Redlener

    #Children #Oklahoma #Cities

  • I like to call the ethos I grew up with 'Oklahoma values.' But you'd be just as accurate if you said 'American values.' Except for our lack of a seacoast, Oklahoma has a little bit of just about everything that's American.
    -- J. C. Watts

    #Oklahoma #Ethos #Littles

  • Governor is not the position to have in Oklahoma. It is the head coach of Oklahoma or Oklahoma State or Tulsa.
    -- J. C. Watts

    #Oklahoma #Tulsa #States

  • In my wildest imagination, I never thought that the fifth of six children born to Helen and Buddy Watts - in a poor black neighborhood, in the poor rural community of Eufaula, Oklahoma - would someday be called Congressman.
    -- J. C. Watts

    #Children #Oklahoma #Imagination

  • As an Oklahoma quarterback, you learn to perform under pressure.
    -- J. C. Watts

    #Oklahoma #Pressure #Quarterback

  • With the exception of my wife and children, there's nothing I value more than my Oklahoma heritage.
    -- James Garner

    #Children #Oklahoma #Wife

  • My mom grew up in poverty in Oklahoma - like Dust Bowl, nine people in one room kind of place - and the way she got out of poverty was through education. My dad grew up without a dad, with very little and he also made his way out through education.
    -- Jennifer Garner

    #Mom #Dad #Oklahoma

  • Twenty years ago the Oklahoma City bombing seared the concept of terrorism on American soil into our national consciousness and proved that we are all vulnerable, even in the heartland. I was in college at Rice University in 1995. All of us remember exactly where we were that day, and we will never forget the 168 people who were killed. Terrorism is evil, yet the incredible response to tragedies like we experienced in Oklahoma 20 years ago serve to highlight the strength, resolve, and resiliency of the American people to the world.
    -- Jim Bridenstine

    #Heart #College #Oklahoma

  • Dozens of members of Congress will be retiring next month, and some should be missed. But there is only one Tom Coburn, the Oklahoma senator the Christian Science Monitor has dubbed 'a rabble-rousing statesman.'
    -- John Fund

    #Christian #Oklahoma #Dozen

  • Since 2006, we have surpassed Alaska, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and California in oil production to become the second largest oil-producing state in the nation, trailing only Texas. In 2012, North Dakota produced more than 245 million barrels of oil and provided nearly 11 percent of all U.S. output.
    -- John Hoeven

    #Alaska #Oklahoma #Texas

  • They only delivered the newspaper once a week where I lived in Oklahoma, and those people lived and died with the box score of my games. My biggest moment was winning the World Series because everyone in my town was able to feel he was a world champion.
    -- Johnny Bench

    #Winning #Oklahoma #Games

  • What was the more likely cause of the Oklahoma City bombing: talk radio or Bill Clinton and Janet Renos hands-on management of Waco, the Branch Davidian compound?...Obviously, the answer is talk radio. Specifically Rush Limbaughs hate radio....Frankly, Rush, you have that blood on your hands now and you have had it for 15 years.
    -- Keith Olbermann

    #Hate #Oklahoma #Blood

  • Oklahoma City bombing was done on purpose. Did you know the Federal Government blew up their own building to blame it on the militias and to get rid of some people that weren't cooperating with the system?
    -- Kent Hovind

    #Government #Oklahoma #Cities

  • I love Oklahoma. The fans have been with me every night. What more can you ask for?
    -- Kevin Durant

    #Basketball #Night #Oklahoma

  • I'll keep us out of war with Oklahoma!
    -- Kinky Friedman

    #War #Oklahoma

  • I love eating at Sonic with my family in Oklahoma. And no, I'm not kidding.
    -- Kristin Chenoweth

    #Oklahoma #Eating #My Family

  • This tornado is in Oklahoma so clearly it has been ordered to only target conservatives.
    -- Lizz Winstead

    #Oklahoma #Target #Tornadoes

  • The history of my state of Oklahoma offers a great example of pursuing the American Dream. It was built and settled by pioneers moving West to seek better lives.
    -- Mary Fallin

    #Dream #Moving #Oklahoma

  • I started out as a business manager for a national hotel chain based in Oklahoma. I got frustrated with what was happening in the state capital - the high cost of doing business and a lack of educated workers.
    -- Mary Fallin

    #Oklahoma #Frustrated #Cost

  • People in Oklahoma don't wake up every morning wondering what the government is going to do for them.
    -- Mick Cornett

    #Morning #Government #Oklahoma

  • Oklahoma Where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain.
    -- Oscar Hammerstein II

    #Oklahoma #Wind

  • I was a kid from Oklahoma who never wanted to be a singer, but was told I could sing. And things snowballed.
    -- Patti Page

    #Kids #Oklahoma #Singers

  • A fertilizer bomb that kills hundreds in Oklahoma. Fuel-laden civil jets that kill 4000 in New York. A sanctions policy that kills one and a half million in Iraq. A trade policy that immiserates continents. You can make a bomb out of anything. The ones on paper hurt the most.
    -- Raj Patel

    #Hurt #New York #Oklahoma

  • I grew up in southeastern Oklahoma on a working cattle ranch, and it was always very romantic to me: The West, the cowboy, the Western way of life.
    -- Reba McEntire

    #Cowboy #Oklahoma #Way

  • When I left, after my divorce, when I left Oklahoma, I never looked back. It was the future. It was looking forward from then on.
    -- Reba McEntire

    #Divorce #Oklahoma #Looking Forward

  • The truth of the matter is that I live on an isolated cattle ranch in the middle of Oklahoma and that's not going to change.
    -- Ree Drummond

    #Oklahoma #Matter #Middle

  • When cyclones tear up Oklahoma and hurricanes swamp Alabama and wildfires scorch Texas, you come to us, the rest of the country, for billions of dollars to recover. And the damage that your polluters and deniers are doing doesn't just hit Oklahoma and Alabama and Texas. It hits Rhode Island with floods and storms.
    -- Sheldon Whitehouse

    #Country #Oklahoma #Texas

  • I frankly encountered more anti-Semitism in the northeast than I did in Oklahoma, but not much either place. Anti-Semitism is not part of my life.
    -- Tim Blake Nelson

    #Oklahoma #Anti Semitism

  • I love writing about Oklahoma. I love writing Oklahoma characters; I love playing Southwestern characters.
    -- Tim Blake Nelson

    #Character #Writing #Oklahoma

  • I tried to film 'Leaves of Grass' in Oklahoma, but it was literally about a million dollars less to shoot in Louisiana.
    -- Tim Blake Nelson

    #Oklahoma #Dollars #Louisiana

  • I like the phrase "shot heard 'round the world," and I don't think there's any doubt the Oklahoma City blast was heard around the world.
    -- Timothy McVeigh

    #Thinking #Cities #Oklahoma

  • I understand what they felt in Oklahoma City. I have no sympathy for them.
    -- Timothy McVeigh

    #Cities #Oklahoma #No Sympathy

  • Whether you wish to admit it or not, when you approve, morally, of the bombing of foreign targets by the U.S. military, you are approving of acts morally equivalent to the bombing in Oklahoma City.
    -- Timothy McVeigh

    #Military #Cities #Oklahoma

  • Having grown up in Oklahoma when it was one of the last states which prohibited liquor, I grew up with War On Drugs, where every teenager knew who the bootleggers were
    -- Tony Hillerman

    #War #Teenager #Oklahoma

  • My favorite musical? I don't. It changes all the time. I'm just a diehard, I'm totally old school, like I'll sit and watch, if they are re-doing Oklahoma in New York, I will be the first one there.
    -- Trey Parker

    #New York #School #Oklahoma

  • You could have a hit in California that no one had heard of in Oklahoma.
    -- Wanda Jackson

    #California #Oklahoma #Heard

  • When the Oakies left Oklahoma and moved to California, it raised the I.Q. of both states.
    -- Will Rogers

    #Funny #California #Oklahoma

  • I got started in Oklahoma. That's where I was born. Population down there is one-third Indians, one-third Negroes and one-third white people.
    -- Woody Guthrie

    #Oklahoma #White #People

  • The reason gas prices are so high is because the oil is in Texas and Oklahoma and all the dipsticks are in Washington.
    -- Yakov Smirnoff

    #Oil #Oklahoma #Texas

  • I have long hair because I'm American Indian. I'm an Oklahoma boy, and I'm very proud of my heritage.
    -- Christian Kane

    #Boys #Hair #Oklahoma

  • I grew up a wrestler; for a long time in Oklahoma I was a wrestler.
    -- Christian Kane

    #Oklahoma #Long #Grew Up

  • There are a lot of barbecue sauces. But I've been using Head Country barbecue sauce for 20 to 25 years, which is manufactured in Ponca City, Oklahoma. It's just awesome and has tremendous flavor. Many professional cooks use it and it can be found at Kroger and Walmart stores around the country. I use the Original, which has a white label and is a classic. But there's also a hickory flavor, called Hickory Smoke and one that has a little heat.
    -- Johnny Trigg

    #Country #Oklahoma #Years

  • I was raised in Oklahoma. I was actually born in Tulsa, but I grew up in a small town on the west side of Oklahoma called Elk City on a farm, where my dad grew up, actually.
    -- Kelli O'Hara

    #Dad #Oklahoma #Cities

  • I really wanted to study with Bruce Goff [one of the masters of "organic architecture"] at the University of Oklahoma.
    -- Paul Laffoley

    #Oklahoma #Architecture #Study

  • It's a road movie [Valentine]. I mean, yes. We film it here and it takes place from basically Colorado to Louisiana. That's the road trip. So we're all over the place. We go through bits of Texas and bits of Oklahoma.
    -- Todd Farmer

    #Valentine #Mean #Oklahoma

  • Never eat Chinese food in Oklahoma.
    -- Bryan Q. Miller

    #Food #Oklahoma #Cooking

  • You may be big in New York, but in Walters, Oklahoma, you're nobody.
    -- Abe Lemons

    #Sports #New York #Oklahoma

  • I'm from Oklahoma. I mean, you can't have good hair in Oklahoma. That's why everyone wears hats. The wind just messes it up.
    -- Ronnie Dunn

    #Mean #Hair #Oklahoma

  • I grew up in trailer houses in New Mexico, Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma.
    -- Ronnie Dunn

    #Oklahoma #Texas #House