I’m convinced that anyone who doesn’t like Mexican food is a psychopath. ~Jim Gaffigan, “Mexican Foodland,” Food: A Love Story, 2014
So how as a nation can we sit around and eat Mexican food, and drink beer and make friends? That’s the question. If we can do that on a broader scale, I think we’ll come out of it all right. ~Sandra Day O’Connor, 2011, quoted in Gregory Rodriguez, “Why social media isn’t,” 2011 June 20th, Los Angeles Times
Grover had a note excusing him from PE for the rest of his life because he had some kind of muscular disease in his legs. He walked funny, like every step hurt him, but don’t let that fool you. You should’ve seen him run when it was enchilada day in the cafeteria. ~Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief, “I Accidentally Vaporize My Pre-Algebra Teacher,” 2005
No Solicitation! Except Tamale Lady. ~Door sign in Tucson, Arizona, 2016
Don’t cry over spilt burrito — that’s why they invented forks. ~Chipotle wrapper liner, 2017
You know you’re an Arizona native when… you think Taco Bell is the local phone company. ~Emma Louise Philabaum, quoted in You Know You’re an Arizona Native, When… compiled by Don Dedera, 1993
You know how I feel about tacos. It’s the only food shaped like a smile. A beef smile. ~Danielle Sanchez-Witzel & Michael Pennie, My Name is Earl, “South of the Border Part Uno/Dos,” 2006 [Earl Hickey]
I hate tacos… said no Juan ever. ~Internet joke, c.2009
I don’t always go out for Mexican, but when I do I spoil my appetite with free tortilla chips. ~Internet meme, c.2014
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, quoted in You Know You’re an Arizona Native, When… compiled by Don Dedera, 1993
When the 78th Texas Legislature convened in 2003, House Concurrent Resolution 16 was introduced to make tortilla chips and salsa the official state snack. ~Texas H.R. No. 1591 Resolution [True story.
What are flowers without the bees,
What of grasses without the breeze?
Nothing the wind if not for the trees,
Nada el quesadilla sin el cheese.
~Terri Guillemets, “O! queso what?,” 2017
Life is not like a box of chocolates. It’s more like a jar of jalapeños. What you do today might burn your ass tomorrow. ~Author unknown