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Quotes About Kansas

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L. Frank Baum
“Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.”
L. Frank Baum

Rick Riordan
“Coach Hedge yelled,“Thar she blows! Kansas, ahoy!”
“Holy Hephaestus,” Leo muttered. “He really needs to work on his shipspeak.”
Rick Riordan, The Mark of Athena

Jarod Kintz
“My heart is spinning. Love is a tornado. Will you be my Kansas?”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Jarod Kintz
“We had a whirlwind romance. That’s what happens when you date a tornado. Hold on, I have to stop tweeting for a bit because Kansas keeps calling.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Morgan Matson
“Something tells me we're not in Kansas anymore"
"You did not just say that”
Morgan Matson, Amy and Roger's Epic Detour

Max Lucado
“The wizard [of Oz] says look inside yourself and find self. God says look inside yourself and find [the Holy Spirit]. The first will get you to Kansas.
The latter will get you to heaven.
Take your pick.”
Max Lucado, Experiencing the Heart of Jesus Workbook: Knowing His Heart, Feeling His Love

Jarod Kintz
“I walk like I have tornadoes for legs. Let us make love like Kansas.”
Jarod Kintz, Love quotes for the ages. Specifically ages 18-81.

L. Frank Baum
“I cannot understand why you should wish to leave this beautiful country and go back to the dry, gray place you call Kansas."
"That is because you have no brains," answered the girl. "No matter how dreary and gray our homes are, we people of flesh and blood would rather live there than in any other country, be it ever so beautiful. There is no place like home."
The Scarecrow sighed.
"Of course I cannot understand it," he said. "If your heads were stuffed with straw, like mine, you would probably all live in beautiful places, and then Kansas would have no people at all. It is fortunate for Kansas that you have brains.”
L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

“You can never really escape. It goes with you, wherever you go. Somehow, the prairie dust gets in your blood, and it flows through your veins until it becomes a part of you. The vast stretches of empty fields, the flat horizons of treeless plains. The simplicity of the people—good, earnest people. The way they talk and the way they live. The lack of occurrence, lack of attention, lack of everything. All that—it’s etched into your soul and it colors the way you see everything and it becomes a part of you. Eventually, Ms. Harper, when you leave, everything you experience outside of Kansas will be measured against all you know here. And none of it will make any sense.”
P.S. Baber, Cassie Draws the Universe

Jarod Kintz
“-I’m looking for a man—

-There are several suspects in Topeka, Ks. that match that description. Why don’t you try there first?”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

“Kansas afternoons in late summer are peculiar and wondrous things. Often they are pregnant, if not over-ripe, with a pensive and latent energy that is utterly incapable of ever finding an adequate release for itself. This results in a palpable, almost frenetic tension that hangs in the air just below the clouds. By dusk, spread thin across the quilt-work farmlands by disparate prairie winds, this formless energy creates an abscess in the fabric of space and time that most individuals rarely take notice of. But in the soulish chambers of particularly sensitive observers, it elicits a familiar recognition—a vague remembrance—of something both dark and beautiful. Some understand it simply as an undefined tranquility tinged with despair over the loss of something now forgotten. For others, it signifies something far more sinister, and is therefore something to be feared.”
P.S. Baber, Cassie Draws the Universe

Ben Aaronovitch
“Somebody doesn't know they're not in Kansas anymore,' said Stephanopoulos.”
Ben Aaronovitch, Whispers Under Ground
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Langston Hughes
“Books -where if people suffered, they suffered in beautiful language, not in monosyllables, as we did in Kansas”
Langston Hughes, I Wonder as I Wander: An Autobiographical Journey

Jarod Kintz
“Driving through Kansas is like driving in a giant bowl of corn flakes. Good thing I have a car shaped like a spoon.”
Jarod Kintz, So many chairs, and no time to sit

Jarod Kintz
“I was born a master of the universe in Manhattan. Not Manhattan, New York City, and not Manhattan, Kansas, but Manhattan, the suburb of Orafouraville.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Jarod Kintz
“If I were an architect from somewhere in Kansas, living somewhere in Florida, talking to a girl from somewhere in Nebraska, I’d probably design a building I’d call The Veronica. The Taj Mahal would have nothing on my monument to love. Of course, if things didn’t work out with us, from that point on I could only ever date women named Veronica. But that’s the kind of commitment to love I’m willing to make. Life would be hard, because I couldn’t even date The Veronicas, as neither sister is actually named Veronica. But I could start a band called The Jasons, which despite its plurality would be a solo act starring me, Dark Jar Tin Zoo.”
Jarod Kintz, Love Quotes for the Ages. Specifically Ages 19-91.

Jarod Kintz
“There’s a witch in Wichita. As an expert on all things Topeka, I should know. I once made Kansas all night long in Arkansas. Wait, Kansas is a synonym for love, right?”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

John Darnielle
“The inside of the Trace Italian, of course, does not exist. A player can get close enough to see it: it shines in the new deserts of Kansas, gleaming in the sun or starkly rising from the winter cold. The rock walls that protect it meet in points around it, one giving way to another, for days on end. But the dungeons into which you'll fall as you work through the pathways to its gates number in the low hundreds, and if you actually get into the entry hall, there are a few hundred more sub-dungeons before you'll actually reach somewhere that's truly safe. Technically, it's possible to get to the last room in the final chamber of the Trace Italian, but no one will ever do it. No one will ever live that long.”
John Darnielle, Wolf in White Van

Langston Hughes
“I was unhappy for a long time, and very lonesome, living with my grandmother. Then it was that books began to happen to me, and I began to believe in nothing but books and the wonderful world in books — where if people suffered, they suffered in beautiful language, not in monosyllables, as we did in Kansas.”
Langston Hughes

Julene Bair
“Learning the history, we were filling in the blanks in ourselves. This had been a major event in a place where we'd grown up thinking that nothing significant had ever happened.”
Julene Bair, The Ogallala Road: A Memoir of Love and Reckoning

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