Quotes about the State of Arizona

Almost everyone in the world knows something about Arizona, and some of it is even true. ~Jim Turner, Arizona: A Celebration of the Grand Canyon State, 2011

The Arizona desert takes hold of a man’s mind and shakes it. ~David W. Toll, “Bristlecone to Saguaro: The Story of Arizona’s Trees and Forests from Timberline to Desert Floor,” Arizona Highways, January 1971

I turned off my tape-recorder and just sat looking at him for a moment, this strange time-traveller from the year 1890 or so, who remembered when there were no cars, no electric lights, no airplanes, no state of Arizona. ~Stephen King, It, 1986

You know that Arizona is going to really be understood and get somewhere some day. ~Will Rogers, 1932

God lives everywhere — but — He vacations in Arizona. ~Joseph Stacey, “Drive America First,” Arizona Highways, May 1973

We’ve had Eastern tenderfeet here before. And never was there a one of them who didn’t come to love Arizona. ~Zane Grey, The Call of the Canyon, 1924

Nowhere on this planet is the desert as fascinating as it is in Arizona. ~Joseph Stacey, “The Incomparable Desert,” Arizona Highways, March 1973