Arizona Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old arizona quotes, arizona sayings, and arizona proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Arizona is a great place to be a radiation researcher.     

Steven Magee

Arizona's vale of mountain-temples.     

Robert Haven Schauffler

Arizona is now recognized as a premier place in which to locate, expand and grow a business.     

Jan Brewer

Arizona is gorgeous. The sunshine in Arizona is gorgeous red.     

Cecilia Bartoli

You know you're from Arizona when you feed your chickens ice cubes to keep them from laying hard-boiled eggs.     

Local saying

You know you're from Arizona when you drive two miles around a parking lot looking for a shady place - even in the dead of winter.     

Local saying

Arizona faces unique healthcare challenges including uncompensated care for illegal immigrants, and the large number of Native Americans who live in remote and isolated areas of the state.     

Rick Renzi

Arizona may be the only state in America where mothers don't tell their children that someday they can grow up and be president.     

John McCain

Then the wind blew cool through the pinyons on the rim. There was a sweet tang of cedar and sage on the air and that indefinable fragrance peculiar to the canyon country of Arizona.     

Zane Grey

Welcome to Arizona, where summer spends the winter — and hell spends the summer     

Local saying

In the empire of desert, water is the king and shadow is the queen.     

Mehmet Murat İldan

Nowhere on this planet is the desert as fascinating as it is in Arizona.     

Joseph Stacey

You know you live in Phoenix when the cold-water faucet is hotter than the hot-water faucet.     


Arizona, our beautiful state, was built on mining.     

Jan Brewer

You know you're an Arizona native when you hug a cactus only once in your lifetime.     

Nancy Dedera

You know you're an Arizona native, when a rainy day puts you in a good mood.     

Marshall Trimble

Arizona seeks only to enforce the nominal immigration policy of the United States. Perhaps the federal government should try it sometime.     

Rich Lowry

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

Today, Arizona's sons and daughters, mothers and fathers are proudly serving their country.     

Jane D. Hull

Arizona presents no specific reason for excepting capital defendants from the constitutional protections extended to defendants generally, and none is readily apparent.     

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

In Arizona, shade trees are your best friends — and occasionally the basis of small civil wars over parking.     

Terri Guillemets

Almost everyone in the world knows something about Arizona, and some of it is even true.     

Jim Turner

In Arizona we salt margaritas, not sidewalks.     


If there's one thing Arizona is best in the nation at, it's water.     

Doug Ducey

Arizona now has one of the most innovative systems of financing school construction in the nation.     

Jane D. Hull

You know you're an Arizona native when you take rain dances seriously.     

Skip Boyer

By working together, we can make Arizona a place where everyone has an opportunity for a better life.     

Doug Ducey

The Arizona desert takes hold of a man's mind and shakes it.     

David W. Toll

The United States and Arizona are both losing jobs to offshore locations.     

Janet Napolitano

Arizona... a land where a good spring is far better than a gold mine.