I’ll admit, the title of this post mimic’s that of one written by an English Teacher trying to trick her students into reading John Steinbeck. But seeing as today is TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY, this post is merely trying to trick you into reading an awesome Texas quote.
John Steinbeck is a great American Author, he’s one of my favorites and has been since I was 11 and read his gore-fest, “The Red Pony.” I’m a fan, but not as big a fan as L4L, he’s read all of Steinbeck’s stuff.
The following is an epic quote from his book, Travels with Charley: In Search of America.
“I have said that Texas is a state of mind, but I think it is more than that. It is a mystique closely approximating a religion. And this is true to the extent that people either passionately love Texas or passionately hate it and, as in other religions, few people dare to inspect it for fear of losing their bearings in mystery or paradox. But I think there will be little quarrel with my feeling that Texas is one thing. For all its enormous range of space, climate, and physical appearance, and for all the internal squabbles, contentions, and strivings, Texas has a tight cohesiveness perhaps stronger than any other section of America. Rich, poor, Panhandle, Gulf, city, country, Texas is the obsession, the proper study, and the passionate possession of all Texans.”
― John Steinbeck
via (Thanks Margot!)