We have collected the best Kansas Quotes by famous authors including Sharice Davids, Dennis Moore, John Dorsey, Jack Sock, Patty Jenkins and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
Entrepreneurship is baked into the DNA of the Kansas Third District, and I’m proud to work with my colleagues in both parties to make sure our local businesses have the tools they need to take care of their employees, grow their companies, and contribute to our economy.
People have said to me ‘I hope you won’t let happen in Washington what is happening in Kansas.’
Jamaal Charles is one of the finest running backs that’s ever put on a Kansas City Chiefs uniform.
Kansas City – it’s simple living. It has everything that I need.
I’d just sort of gravitated toward the arts, and I had always loved music and really loved theater, even though I didn’t want to act. For some reason, being in Kansas, you can either be a graphic artist or a visual artist, so I decided, ‘I guess I’m going to be a painter.’
As a native of Parsons, Kansas, a small town near the Oklahoma border, I have a deep respect for tribal nations in Oklahoma. But this federal spending in Oklahoma is outrageous. And excessive subsidies have made the state a playground for Lifeline fraud.
Being born in Kansas City, Missouri and raised in the very rural parts of Kansas led me to believe that everything was simple, everything made sense and that anything was possible.
I missed my roots, so I ended up buying a home in Kansas City.
Helping out Kansas City is just fun, you know?
Bain also asked Kansas City for a $3 million tax break. The Bain executives were taking home $36 million in borrowed funds and were asking Kansas City to forfeit $3 million in public money for police officers, roads and schools? More free stuff!
On the rare occasions when my family talked about business, the subject was Kansas City’s Boss Pendergast and his potential for muscling my dad’s small gravel-and-sand operation.
Roy Williams has been a great coach every game since the beginning at Kansas.
I’ve always been happy playing in Kansas City.
Kansas City is dear to me and I am honored to be inducted into their Hall of Fame.
What I love about jazz is that it’s full of legends, full of myths. It’s an oral history because it started in New Orleans and Kansas City, under the radar.
Our new pro-growth tax policy will be like a shot of adrenaline into the heart of the Kansas economy.
I would like Kansas be a place that future generations feel comfortable staying here.
If I had the hand strength to sign autographs for everybody in Kansas City, I would… but its just impossible to get to everyone.
I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.
L. Frank Baum
If I didn’t ever model? I would be back in Kansas. I would probably end up being a pastry chef. My grandma taught me how to make a pie.
I used to live next door to a farm, so every day for awhile, I used to walk over and fed the cows, when I was in school. This was weird because I lived in sort of a subdivision, but this one holdout in our neighborhood in Kansas still had a farm.
Kansas is great – and great for America, when, more and more, we honor every human life everywhere.
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.
I firmly believe I never had too much of an opportunity after I left Cleveland. I was behind Jamaal Charles at Kansas City. I didn’t get too much playing time. I felt when I got in I did well. And then I was in Tampa and never really got to touch the field because of Doug Martin. He’s pretty good.
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.
As a young girl, I saw commitment in my grandmother, who helped Grandpa homestead our farm on the Kansas prairie. Somehow they outlasted the Dust Bowl, the Depression, and the tornadoes that terrorize the Great Plains.
Sheri L. Dew
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.
People’s outlook on Kansas City is always like, ‘They let you rap in K.C.?’ Or ‘How’s Dorothy and Toto?’ They put Kansas and Kansas City together, when it’s really separate.
When I went to see Kansas and Queen and Styx, I don’t even remember the music. But I know what I saw.
In college, I was a theater and film major at Kansas University. I always had an affinity for comedy. I could probably quote everything from ‘Caddyshack,’ ‘Stripes,’ and all those great comedies from the ’80s.
Where else but in America could a schoolteacher from Kansas City end up the governor of her adopted state?
Jane D. Hull
Born in Kansas City, Missouri, and knowing nothing about Picasso, I had the audacity to knock on his door, became his friend, and took thousands of photographs, of him, his studios, his life and his friends.
David Douglas Duncan
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.
I’m not a huge fan of North Carolina barbecue. I like Memphis style barbecue and Kansas City.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Unfortunately, diet is 75 or 80 percent of trying to get in shape, so you do have to try to cut the carbs. The diet’s a huge part! I’m from Kansas, so I love ranch dressing and McDonald’s. When I’m working, I have to stay away from all that!
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.
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.
A lot of what I’ve written that’s made its way onto my records I’ve written in Kansas, which is interesting because I’ve never written about Kansas. But I go have these experiences. and I’ll be back at my parents house, and it’s like I’m in a safe incubator.
I think Kansas City has one of the strongest entrepreneurial ecosystems in the country.
I have soaked this league up for everything it’s worth. I’ve had fun. Made some great relationships. I don’t regret anything. Don’t regret being in Kansas City. It’s all been very good to me. So why would I take that approach? There will be no pity party thrown here.
In Congress, I represent South Central Kansas, home to McConnell Air Force Base.
I was a simple girl born and raised in Kansas, I grew up with a learning disability. I was a single mum, and I definitely struggled in a male dominated world. But you need to allow yourself those moments to cry.
I would love to be in Kansas.
In the back of your mind, when you say you want to write music for the movies, you’re saying that you want a big house, a big car and a boat. If you just wanted to write music, you could live in Kansas and do it.
It was my first time in Kansas City. In about two or three days I had a gig at a place called The Monroe Inn.
Well, I got pretty good and went on the road with a group. We starved. At that time I didn’t realize that you’d work one gig in Kansas City, the next in Florida and the next gig will be in Louisville. You know, a thousand miles a night. That was really rough, man.
I have run with the bulls in Pamplona. I have raced with Mario Andretti in Indianapolis. I have climbed the Great Wall of China. I have jumped out of airplanes over Kansas.
I guess it kind of stemmed from my father. He was a union guy working for the meat plant down in Kansas City. He was a union guy, and I guess it was just in my blood.
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.
I love Kansas City.
The right to keep and bear arms is a right that Kansans hold dear. The people of Kansas have repeatedly and overwhelmingly reaffirmed their commitment to protecting this fundamental right.
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.
I have a special feeling for Blue Hills CC, where I won perhaps the most important tournament of my life when I was 14 – the Kansas City Match Play Championship. It gave me a dream of becoming a professional golfer.
I was governor of Kansas when Mitt Romney was governor of Massachusetts.
One time, when I was in my teens, jamming in a Kansas City club, I was doing all right until I tried doing double tempo on ‘Body and Soul.’ Everybody fell out laughing. I went home and cried and didn’t want to play again for three months.
Kansas and this country have been rewarding illegal immigration for a long time. Here in this state, that’s going to stop the moment I take office.
I love everything about Kansas City.
Some of the most exciting space education in the country is not coming out of Washington or New York or California or even Texas. It’s coming from a place in Kansas called the Cosmosphere.
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.
In 2013, when Google announced that Kansas City would be the first city in the country to have Google Fiber, I bought a house in the first neighborhood that was being wired up with Google’s gigabit Internet.
The fact is I gave everything I had to Kansas State when I was there.
My mom grew up in Kansas, my dad in Indiana. They had boring childhoods.
Whenever I’m in Kansas City, I think back to all the jazz-blues greats who played the blues here – like Count Basie, Charlie Parker and Jay McShann. I watched those guys jam in different places and heard a lot of things – but I couldn’t do what they did. They were too good.
B. B. King
Scientists didn’t discover the noble gas helium – the second most common element in the universe – on Earth until 1895. And they thought it existed in minute quantities only, until miners found a huge underground cache in Kansas in 1903.
The Kansas City metro doesn’t get recognized often enough for the innovative and often model-building work that’s going on here.
It is key that Kansas Citians make the call as to what kind of airport they want.
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.
I have a very small sample size: 2-0 to start my NFL career. Talking a lot of smack. And then I walk into Kansas City and put up the worst football game of my existence. And I’ve always been this brash, arrogant kind of guy.
I look forward to working across the aisle in pursuit of our common goal to get Kansas’ fiscal house in order.
When I write, I aim in my mind not toward New York but toward a vague spot a little to the east of Kansas.
I’ve been back to the Kansas City area a lot in the past. My sisters went to college in the area. My brother went to college in the area. I’ve got friends there, so there’s some ties to the area.
I am a basketball junkie, and as a product of the great basketball state of Kansas, I have watched many a ball game between the University of Kansas Jayhawks and the Tar Heels.
Sheri L. Dew
I was raised on a farm in Kansas where we lived next door to my Grandma Dew, and I was her shadow. We went everywhere together – to the bank, the doctor, the Early Bird Garden Club, and to an endless procession of Church meetings.
Sheri L. Dew
I never thought I would be the oldest quarterback in the National Football League at one point, not in a million years. I never thought I would play as long as I did, either, seventeen years from start to finish, with stops in Houston, Minnesota, Seattle, and Kansas City.
With the Chiefs, you can’t live in Kansas City and not like the Chiefs. To go catch a game at Arrowhead is a pretty great experience. I haven’t had the chance to go to games anywhere else, but, from what I’m told, I don’t really need to.
If you went and did a microscopic investigative report at Kentucky, Kansas, Duke, Carolina, Indiana – what are you talking about? You’re always going to have some stuff come out that will be looked upon as not being good.
I’m a Kansas City kid, so I love my Royals and Chiefs. I went to the University of Kansas, so I love the Jayhawks. But I live in L.A., so I’m a fan of the Dodgers.
There are so many veterans in Kansas with the entrepreneurial skills it takes to run a small business, and we must do a better job at setting them up for success.
I have a long history with Kansas City.
I have been very aggressively campaigning on Kansas needs to cut its taxes.
Kansas City, I would say, did more for jazz music, black music, than any other influence at all. Almost all their joints that they had there, they used black bands. Most musicians who amounted to anything, they would flock to Kansas City because that’s the place where jobs were plentiful.
I didn’t get paid to go to Kansas State.
I’ll never forget when we won that game my rookie year versus Kansas City. We won one game, we were 1-10, and to sit there and watch everybody celebrate, there’s nothing like it. I just sat there and enjoyed it.
I believe we all agree that, for the health of Kansas, nothing is more important than education.
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.
I come from Kansas; we’re steak-and-potato boys. I grew up on meat.
I’m a kid from Kansas, so J.C. Penney was where I got all my clothes from kindergarten to around 7th grade.
A few hours’ ride brought us to the banks of the river Kansas.
I like Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. With the waterfall and things like that, I think it’s pretty cool.
Who were the biggest acts in the world in 1987? Guns N’ Roses and Metallica. I shamelessly pandered to surfers and skateboarders, and in pictures from then, you’ll see Slash and those guys wearing N.W.A stuff. If they thought it was cool, people in Kansas and Wyoming would buy it. That’s how we broached the subject.
If you’re playing for the Kansas City Royals about all you can do is beat your head against the wall.
For small businesses in Kansas and across the country, the coronavirus has the potential to cause devastating financial hardship that would have a ripple effect throughout our economy. These businesses make up the backbone of our communities, and we have to ensure they are properly supported and protected.
My dad had a retail business in Leavenworth, Kansas, and there’s a whole bunch of prisons there, so it was a backdrop of my childhood, these ominous prisons sitting off the road.
I was born and raised in Kansas. The worst things are the locusts, mosquitos, the flatness, the humidity. The greatest things are the simplicity of life, watching the thunderheads building on the horizon, and running through cornfields.
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.
Growing up in Kansas City, I was always neat, the teacher’s pet, know-it-all type.
I credit Kansas City with my work ethic and learning from the amazing artists that are in that town.
In February of 1972, a snowstorm blew into Kansas City, and I decided to hitchhike to California. The roads were icy, snowflakes howling, and nobody would drive me to the highway, so I humped through the snow and ice and caught a ride with a concerned cop to the Kansas Turnpike.
I love hats! I collect vintage ones – I find them at antique shops in Kansas.
One of my daughters was born in Kansas City. I spent almost 10 years there.
They do believe that if we do not wage this war against terror in places like Baghdad and Kabul, we are more likely to have it waged in Baltimore and Kansas.
I was Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. As you know, there are twelve banks and they have their citizens board, and I got elected to the Fed Chairmanship for the Federal Reserve Kansas City Bank back in the mid-’90s. It might have been 1995-’96.
With Kansas, I had a four-year deal. The initial two months were real tough. I had to adjust a lot. Then, things started looking up.
We used to go to the jazz fest in Kansas City. And my mother and father took me.
I was very proud of my time in Kansas City. I thought we acquired a heck of a roster.
When I go down to Mexico now, it’s not quite like I’m in Kansas City, but maybe it’s like when I’m in Atlanta the way I get recognized. That gives me a lot of pride.
I feel so fortunate to have grown up in a town like Kansas City that has such a vibrant theater community.
I knew a gentleman who was 65 who had a consulting firm outside of Kansas City, Mo. I convinced him to sell me the business, which did auditing and reviewing of freight bill charges, for nothing down. It was a step out of working in this bureaucratic setting of corporate America and going out on my own in 1984.
I never do a whole new set of new material. I do one new joke at a time, and I wedge it in between two good jokes. Or if it’s a long story, I don’t do it in L.A. or New York; I do it in Kansas and Omaha, all these places I’m going this weekend.
Kansas City is one of the most convenient airports in the nation.
The Dead’s best venues were the outdoor concerts. I’ve been to a few, including one outside of Kansas City on the Fourth of July, but my fave was Shoreline Amphitheatre – a beautiful outdoor arena built on a landfill.
Kansas City is just a great place. I love the fans.
If Texas and Kansas were countries they wouldn’t be admitted to the World Trade Organization. Their policies are congruent with North Korea, Somalia, Turkestan, several other countries I can’t pronounce and Micronesia.
Honestly, I have no ill will toward Kansas City or anything that happened here.
Over a 10-season stretch from 1967 to 1976, eight Super Bowl champions either were the Raiders or had to beat the Raiders in the playoffs. The Jets, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Baltimore Colts, Miami, the Steelers each of the first two times… we all had to deal with the Raiders.
In Kansas I have a chess school.
If I were attorney general in Kansas in 1953, I would not have defended a Kansas statute that put in place separate-but-equal facilities.
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.
I was able to work with the best musicians in Kansas City starting when I was really young.
Nothing is eternally stable, and even Kansas isn’t really in Kansas anymore. The earth is in a constant state of flux.
I mean, people need to remember without the grassroots, Ronald Reagan probably doesn’t become president of the United States of America and he worked the grassroots on a regular basis during his political career and especially between the years of 1976 and 1980 after the loss in Kansas City.
I’m just a middle-class farm boy from Dodge City, Kansas. And I always thought that acting was art, writing was art, music was art, painting was art, and I’ve tried to keep that cultural vibe to my life.
I’m going to bring the championship home to Kansas City.
There’s a reason why my mom chose to stay and raise my brothers and me in Kansas – it’s a great place to live, work and raise a family.
As I walk around, I have met 70-year-old women who live on the Upper West Side who love the show. And I met a couple in Kansas – a couple of truck drivers who drove around together – who loved it. It’s popular all over the place and definitely in the gay community.
I grew up in rural Missouri about two hours north of St. Louis, and if the wind was blowing right on a Saturday night, I could catch All Star Wrestling out of Kansas City, which was run by Bob Geigel, and some of the stars there were Bulldog Bob Brower and Ray Candy.
There are a lot of folks out there that love the convenience of the Kansas City airport. That’s one of the biggest things it’s got going for it.
When I think of Kansas, I think of family.
I grew up in Kansas City. I got here when I just turned 21.
Kansas City, well, part of the town’s pretty cool, and part of the town is not. But it’s gonna be that way no matter where you go.
I’ll keep fighting every day to put pressure on Senate leaders to do what’s right for Kansas.
With a lot of help from my high school teachers, I went to college and became a medical tech at a clinic outside Kansas City.
Kansas City might be the loudest stadium that I’ve played in.