50 Arkansas Quotes and Sayings from The Natural State

Arkansas is known as “The Natural State”.

Arkansas Quotes


Arkansas is the natural state and is not as bad as most people think it is. ~ Unknown.


Another day, another grand adventure. ~ Unknown.


Mispronouncing Arkansas is illegal in Arkansas. ~ Sandy Silverthrone.


Arkansas is always a good idea. ~ Unknown.

Arkansas is really, really nice. It’s got the nature feel. ~ Kris Allen.

What happens in the hot spring stays in the hot spring. ~ Unknown.

Any time you tangle with an Arkansas hillbilly or hillbillyess, you are going to run second. ~ Will Rogers.

O Arkansas is a doughty State,
But she was made to stagger
Under the burden set by fate,
The Rule of the Carpet-bagger. ~ John Gould Fletcher.

A lot of people leave Arkansas and most of them come back sooner or later. They can’t quite achieve escape velocity. ~ Charles Portis.

What’s the most popular pick up line in Arkansas? Nice tooth! ~ Unknown.

I cannot prove that God is from Arkansas, but I know for sure that He has family there. ~ Jimmy Peacock.

Best Arkansas Quotes

The smeller’s the feller. ~ Arkansas Proverb.

Why couldn’t the baby Jesus be born in Arkansas? They couldn’t find three wise men or a virgin! ~ Unknown.

Citizenship in New York is now worth no more than citizenship in Arkansas, for it is open to any applicant from the marshes of Bessarabia, and, still worse, to any applicant from Arkansas. ~ H. L. Mencken.

I’ve met with ups and downs in life, and better days I’ve saw; But I never knew what misery were, till I came to Arkansas. ~ Unknown.

There’s an old gag that in the old days when you crossed the Mississippi there was a sign that said, “Texas left and Kansas right.” Those who couldn’t read stayed in Arkansas. I heard that from someone from Arkansas…. They have a nice sense of humor if you don’t provoke them. ~ John Shelton Reed.

Arkansas?… Excuse me, but isn’t that the Bubba/Backwater/Redneck capital of the Western World? ~ L. C. Johnson.

Famous Arkansas Quotes

Having Miami in a state like Florida makes no sense. You may as well put Los Angeles in the middle of Arkansas. It’s not connected, it’s just bright and loud and big and… there. ~ Caspar Vega.

I was the fattest baby in Clark County, Arkansas. They put me in the newspaper. It was like a prize turnip. ~ Billy Bob Thornton.


Arkansas is known mostly for chickens and tourism. ~ L. E. Kimball.

Thank God for Mississippi – it keeps Arkansas from being last in everything! ~ Arkansas Proverb.

Arkansas is a curious and interesting community … it is probably the most untouched and unawakened of all American states. ~ John Gunther.

Living my best life in the Ozarks. ~ Unknown.


The one where I go to Arkansas. ~ Unknown.

Arkansas is not a bloody waste as our neighbors saw us thirty-five years ago, but a great, progressive, resourceful state, greatly undeveloped. ~ Unknown.

My plan was to release a tape, move to Arkansas, live on a farm, and make music like Bon Iver. ~ Shamir.

Top Arkansas Quotes

Why did O. J. Simpson want to move to Arkansas? Everyone has the same DNA! ~ Unknown.

Arkansas is a funny, even captivating place. It is quirky and independent, and stubborn. It is full of contradictions. ~ James M. Perry.


Why do folks in Arkansas go to the movie theater in groups of 18? ‘Cuz 17 and under aren’t admitted! ~ Unknown.

What did Tennessee? Whatever Arkansas! ~ Unknown.

I’m just a mountain girl at heart. ~ Unknown.

Arkansas is a parallel state influenced equally by star-crossed criminality and the dreamlike myth of the sheltering family. ~ Tom Drury.

There is pretty strong characters down there [in Arkansas]. You can’t redeem ’em, you just join ’em. ~ Will Rogers.

I’d rather be in Arkansas. ~ Unknown.


Heaven: Arkansas without the heat and mosquitoes. ~ Jimmy Peacock.

Deep in the Arkansas consciousness is a tragic sense that across nearly three centuries of existence as colony, territory, and state its people have been misunderstood and put upon…. When explaining their special ways to strangers, Arkansans sound to the practiced ear as though they are resigned to dealing with fools, but are too polite to say so. ~ Harry Ashmore.

Never met a hot spring I didn’t like. ~ Unknown.

Arkansas is known as “The Bear State.” It gained this name owing to the great number of black bears which roamed the woods in the early days. Not only were they numerous in the mountains, but in the swamp lands as well. Great numbers of bear lived in the mountains of the Ozarks, where we lived, and they usually lived in caves. We did not fear the bear, however, as we did the painter. The bear is not likely to attack anyone, unless it is molested or angered. ~ Charles Wayman Hogue.

Popular Arkansas Quotes

Arkansas is another country. I experienced none of that legendary southern charm. I saw only a state that is mired in poverty and ignorance, with an educational standard that is next to last in the country. ~ Art Cox.


Arkansas is the South of the Midwest and the Midwest of the South. ~ Jimmy Peacock.

Arkansas: Come for the meth, stay because you traded your car for meth. ~ Stephen Colbert.

If I could rest anywhere, it would be in Arkansas, where the men are the real half-horse, half-alligator breed such as grows nowhere else on the face of the earth. ~ Davy Crockett.


If any place can engender a sense of being permanently dissed, it’s Arkansas. ~ Peter Applebone.

Arkansas has one of the largest poverty populations in the country. It’s a minority state. It’s a working-people state. It’s a small farmer state. If you can’t be a populist in Arkansas, you ain’t going to be a populist in Washington. ~ Jim Hightower.

Or send them to Arkansas to butcher the politicians and clergy? It is not only a way to get rid of them, and of the heavy expense of keeping them; it is a way to civilize Arkansas and the South Seas. ~ H. L. Mencken.

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