Top 125 Missouri Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Missouri Quotes from famous people such as Mike Parson, Lucy McBath, Boo Weekley, Jay Nixon, James St. James, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Missouri farm and ranch families are the backbone of th

Missouri farm and ranch families are the backbone of this state.
Mike Parson
The last thing we need in Missouri is more violence and strife in our communities.
Lucy McBath
We hunt in Florida, where I live in Jay. I hunt in Alabama a little bit, on my uncle’s land. I go to Illinois and hunt with some friends up there. I hunt in Mississippi and Missouri.
Boo Weekley
I can’t say enough about the tremendous work the Missouri National Guard has done as part of our military efforts in Afghanistan, Iraq and other countries.
Jay Nixon
People come. They go. Dying is the same as rehab or moving back to Missouri. It just means I won’t be seeing them again.
James St. James
After the atomic bombs were dropped, the war ended and we went into Tokyo Bay with the rest of the fleet, the Missouri and the rest of them, while they signed the terms of surrender that ended the war.
Barney Ross
In some ways, I’m still a kid from Missouri and Oklahoma, and I’m trying to find my way.
Brad Pitt
Investing in our emerging leaders through the Missouri Leadership Academy is important to improving state government.
Mike Parson
National Small Business Week is an opportunity to celebrate our small businesses across the state and recognize the important impact they have on Missouri’s economy.
Mike Parson
I haven’t met one parent or one teacher in Missouri who thinks we should balance the budget by taking money from kids’ classrooms.
Jay Nixon
When she was running for election in 2006, I went to Missouri to campaign for Senator Claire McCaskill. She impressed the hell out of me and I fell in love with her mother Betty Anne who is a pistol!
David Mixner
We owe it to our students to provide the best, high quality public education in Missouri.
Mike Parson
I try to go home to Missouri every couple of months. I do that because I like my family, of course, but my mom doesn’t know who Carine Roitfeld is. And as much as that horrifies me, it’s a good way to keep your feet on the ground.
Derek Blasberg
No matter where I’ve been or where I go, a piece of Missouri is always with me because this is where I’m from and where I grew up.
Michael Chandler
‘What if this funny-looking youngster from Missouri is talented after all?’ I think it was a nice place to grow up, but I’m glad I don’t live there anymore.
Jeremy Scott
When I was a young man, I worked at the Boys and Girls Club in St. Louis, Missouri, and another boys club called Matthews-Dickey.
Sterling K. Brown
I went to a college prep high school in St. Louis, Missouri. When I graduated from school, I owned this thing called the Headmaster’s Cup, and the Headmaster’s Cup is for the student who exemplifies the spirit of the institution and is recognized by the faculty and administration.
Sterling K. Brown
In order for Missouri to be a strong and healthy state, we must deliver essential services and support the needs of our working families, especially during COVID-19.
Mike Parson
These people were well dressed in skins, had some guns, but armed generally with bows and arrows and such other instruments of war as are common among the Indians of the Missouri.
William Henry Ashley
The people of Missouri’s First District elected a Ferguson-made activist to the House and I have brought the same energy from the frontlines of Ferguson to the halls of Congress.
Cori Bush
Farmers in Missouri and across the country must comply with a variety of federal, state, and local regulations as they grow the crops and raise the livestock that we depend on to feed the nation and the world.
Ike Skelton
The people I’m honored to represent in Missouri and all over the country want leaders to address their kitchen table everyday problems.
Dick Gephardt
I’ll be working every day to help elect voting rights champions in Missouri and around the country.
Jason Kander
If we’re going to talk about economic fairness, or about fairness, one of the most pressing economic issues facing families, seniors, and job creators in Missouri and across America is the strain of skyrocketing gas prices.
Roy Blunt
Because of free trade, producers across Missouri can compete at a global level, and – due to the quality and variety of goods our state produces – we have become very successful at exporting.
Mike Parson
I had been raised on country and western in Missouri. But gospel was great.
Steve Cropper
Our success marketing goods to consumers outside of our borders has played a big role in allowing Missouri’s agricultural industry to grow and thrive.
Mike Parson
Immigrants have and will continue to have an important role in Missouri and the United States. However, we must work together to help control the amount of illegal activity that passes through this country while giving legal immigrants a chance to succeed in this country.
Mike Parson
I was losing interest in politics, when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again. What I have done since then is pretty well known.
Abraham Lincoln
We are not going to use money from the people of the state of Missouri for what I believe is corporate welfare. We’ve got far too many core priorities of government that have to be invested in.
Eric Greitens
There’s still times I wish I could throw on the black and gold singlet and go out there in the Hearnes Center and wrestle for the Missouri Tigers. I miss that and I miss the stuff about college wrestling.
Michael Chandler
For too long, Missouri has been run by career politicia

For too long, Missouri has been run by career politicians, owned by corrupt consultants, high-paid lobbyists and special interests.
Eric Greitens
A lot of people got a lot of money around Kansas City, Missouri. If we didn’t, KC Trends would be out of business.
Tech N9ne
Brian Owens is a young guy from Ferguson, Missouri, my hometown, who I don’t think emulates me at all, but I really enjoy his particular style. He kind of makes me think of the older school of soul singers like Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye.
Michael McDonald
We were also fortunate enough to engage in our service a Canadian Frenchmen, who had been with the Chayenne Indians on the Black mountains, and last summer descended thence by the Little Missouri.
Meriwether Lewis
It has come to my attention that Missouri state and local law enforcement agencies may be in need of additional resources due to the unanticipated costs of responding to the unrest in Ferguson.
Roy Blunt
My mother died when I was 12, and right after, my dad died in a car crash. I was 15 and had no family. The court sent me to live with my uncle and aunt in Missouri.
Karolyn Grimes
I went to a little liberal-arts college in Missouri called Truman State University.
Jenna Fischer
Missouri is dear to my heart, and by working together, we can protect and build a Missouri that is successful for the next generation.
Mike Parson
Missouri has a rich history and diverse heritage that deserves a proper celebration.
Mike Parson
The allegations against Roy Moore are very serious. In the state of Missouri, they are criminal – these are criminal allegations.
Josh Hawley
When I was 18, graduating high school, I was going to the University of Missouri.
Max Scherzer
It started 25 years ago, when I was teaching elementary school in a small town in Missouri.
Dan Simmons
Missouri remains a low tax, efficiently run state, according to all prominent national rankings.
Bob Holden
Comics were not something that as a young kid you could say you were into in Manchester, Missouri. Kids did not read comic books back then.
James Gunn
I’m from Bourbon, Missouri, where spirits are high and where the cattle population exceeds the human population.
Taylor Louderman
As a kid growing up St. Louis, Missouri, I lived in a predominantly black neighborhood. Any time people talked about slavery, it was always something like, ‘If I was a slave, I wouldn’t have been putting up with that. I would have been out in a heartbeat.’ And it’s like, sure, it’s a very easy thing to say.
Sterling K. Brown
From Nelson county we went to Logan county to see some relatives we had there, and after staying until the middle of October, I returned alone to my home in Missouri.
Jesse James
State of Missouri employees work tirelessly each and every day, committed to making the lives of Missourians better.
Mike Parson
The coffers are full of money and equipment for the Ferguson Police and the Missouri National Guard to put down a potential uprising, but no money for actually uplifting the people of Ferguson, St. Louis, Missouri and around the nation.
Jesse Jackson
We need an attorney general that’s going to be an advocate for the state of Missouri and is willing to intervene in the regulatory process and go to court to protect Missourians from over-regulation.
Josh Hawley
When journalists and politicians speak of a dwindling middle class that’s under economic assault and a poor community that’s getting bigger, they’re talking about Ferguson. Independent of the racial demographics and dynamics of Ferguson, Missouri, there’s a ‘Ferguson’ near you.
Jesse Jackson
I lived in St. Louis, Missouri, and now my kids are growing up in Los Angeles, so that’s culturally very different.
Sterling K. Brown
Cops should not be separate from the black community or any community. Their salaries are paid for by the communities they police. They should be working for the communities they police. But as we saw in Ferguson, Missouri, they are not always doing that.
W. Kamau Bell
The Kansas City VA is an essential resource for thousands of veterans across Kansas and Missouri, and it should be a place where they can receive medical care and services without fear of discrimination.
Sharice Davids
I’ve been very active in Missouri.
Jim Talent
As the Wall Street Journal called our economic plan, supply-side economics for the working man, is resonating in Minnesota and here in Missouri and across this country.
Rick Santorum
Christmas trees are a wholesome reminder of holiday memories for many Missouri families.
Mike Parson
Sure, there were people from Missouri and Illinois who grew up Cardinals fans and migrated to New York for work or love. Cardinals fans congregate periodically at Foley’s near Herald Square to root for the team of their childhood, up there on the TV screen.
George Vecsey
I was born in Houston, Texas. I grew up in Houston, by Missouri City. It’s, like, a suburb in the area; it’s middle-class. But I used to stay with my grandma in the hood from ages one to six.
Travis Scott
Missouri will continue to be a strong and willing partner with the military.
Mike Parson
Where I grew up – we started out in Oklahoma and then moved to Missouri – it was considered hubris to talk about yourself. And the downside of that was that ideas rarely got exchanged, or true feelings.
Brad Pitt
In Missouri, where I come from, we don't talk about wha

In Missouri, where I come from, we don’t talk about what we do – we just do it. If we talk about it, it’s seen as bragging.
Brad Pitt
I went to the Westminster College for Men in Missouri, which is what it was called back then, and transferred to the University of Denver where I ultimately got my degree.
Ted Shackelford
Missouri businesses, manufacturers, health care providers, schools, churches, and many other entities across the state did not hesitate to step up and help their communities in the fight against COVID-19.
Mike Parson
The people in Washington are getting rich with our money. Under President Barack Obama, the federal government swelled to record size, and it took more and more of our money to pay for it. Who benefitted? Not Missouri farmers or workers.
Josh Hawley
If you listen to all of my records, they all have a little part of me. So there’s a part of me that’s very bluegrass-y, and incredibly country, because I grew up on a farm in Missouri – I grew up singing country music. I started in bluegrass – but then there’s also so many other sides of me – really pop.
Sara Evans
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
It has been a great honor to serve the four campuses of the University of Missouri System in the role of curator, and I am deeply grateful for the opportunity.
David Steward
When I was a little kid we moved to Tulsa, then to St. Louis and, by the time I was in kindergarten, we lived in Springfield, Missouri. There I basically grew up.
Brad Pitt
I’m confident that the commitment of the co-chairs of the Ferguson Commission – along with the work of other local leaders and the Missouri General Assembly – will have a very positive impact as this community works to move forward.
Roy Blunt
I think the hardest thing about doing an accent, especially with a Missouri accent, is making sure that you’re not mumbling with the words so your diction is clear.
Julia Garner
I grew up on certain movies, particular movies that said something to me as a kid from Missouri, movies that showed me places I’d yet traveled, or different cultures, or explained something, or said something in a better way than I could ever say. I wanted to find the movies like that.
Brad Pitt
I was in Independence, Missouri when Johnson signed the Medicare bill, with Truman standing there. Truman had first proposed Medicare, but couldn’t get it through.
Helen Thomas
I launched more formal elections investigations than any secretary of state in Missouri history, and we didn’t get a single complaint about voter impersonation fraud – not one.
Jason Kander
As attorney general of Missouri, I am my state’s chief law enforcement officer. I swore an oath to uphold the rule of law, and that means fighting violence and oppression wherever it exists, especially violence against the poor and vulnerable.
Josh Hawley
To see hundreds of people come out in the cold at the University of Missouri to block a few so-called Christians who came to protest against me shows you how love conquers hate.
Michael Sam
Being a new mother was a joyful and sometimes overwhelming experience – and as the first Missouri female state legislator to have a baby while in office, having heath care for myself and my son gave me some needed peace of mind.
Claire McCaskill
Repeal the Missouri Compromise – repeal all compromises – repeal the Declaration of Independence – repeal all past history, you still cannot repeal human nature. It will be the abundance of man’s heart that slavery extension is wrong; and out of the abundance of his heart, his mouth will continue to speak.
Abraham Lincoln
I think there are certain folks in Missouri that don’t trust government. And they haven’t trusted government for a long time.
Claire McCaskill
I grew up in Oklahoma and Missouri, and I just loved film. My folks would take us to the drive-in on summer nights, and we’d sit on the hood of the car. I just had this profound love for storytelling.
Brad Pitt
We’d been living in the Arkansas Ozarks, then the Missouri Ozarks, because it is so inexpensive and does have natural wonders, but we shuffled things and moved to San Francisco, the corner of Dashiell Hammett and Pine.
Daniel Woodrell
The citizens of Missouri have high expectations for their state government. And, they should. They expect us to move our state, its economy, and its infrastructure forward, while fulfilling our most important duty – ensuring the safety of all Missourians.
Mike Parson
In my final year of attending a Christian sports camp in rural Missouri, the year before I started high school, they began to offer an elective Bible study group for young Christians who wanted a chance to read in the afternoons instead of learn to water-ski.
Daniel Mallory Ortberg
I was actually born in Madison, Wisconsin, but raised in urban Missouri.
Taylor Louderman
The fact is, I was elected governor of the state of Missouri to bring more jobs to the state of Missouri.
Eric Greitens
I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. I lived in Grand Blanc, Michigan for a year and that’s when I got involved in acting and took classes there. A manager who saw me at the agency I was at in Michigan wanted me to come out to L.A.
Evan Peters
I was born in West Plains, and we lived here till I was one. Then my dad needed to get a job, so we moved to the St. Louis area. I lived in St. Charles, on the Missouri River, till I was 15.
Daniel Woodrell
Hoover’s Music Store in Springfield, Missouri – I would listen to records there for hours.
Charlie Haden
I’m running for Governor because we need a political outsider to move Missouri forward.
Eric Greitens
I’m running for Congress to represent Missouri’s 1st because we need leadership that is truly invested in helping us become stronger and safer. I’m running because I have a commitment to every member of my community.
Cori Bush
We just started filming ‘Stray Dog’ really close to the finishing of ‘Winter’s Bone,’ down in Southern Missouri.
Debra Granik
When Kansas and Missouri work together, we can accomplish a lot – and also set an example at a time of extreme partisanship.
Laura Kelly
We are all the same. Some people wear vests and live in

We are all the same. Some people wear vests and live in Missouri, and some people wear tuxes and live in Hollywood. But we all talk about what’s going on in the news. We have relationships. We make mistakes.
Ben Feldman
Mehmet Ertegun died in 1944. President Roosevelt sent his body back to Turkey on the U.S.S. Missouri. Mehmet Ertegun and President Roosevelt had had a cordial relationship, and, indeed, Mehmet Ertegun may have helped insure that Turkey did not ally itself with Germany, as it had in the First World War.
George W. S. Trow
Early on the next morning we reached Kansas, about five hundred miles from the mouth of the Missouri.
Francis Parkman
We had a lion that was living in somebody’s basement outside of Branson, Missouri.
Tippi Hedren
We always want to do what’s best for our citizens, and we remain committed to finding solutions that will save Missouri taxpayers’ hard earned dollars.
Mike Parson
I have a Missouri Fox Trotter. So mine’s like a quarter horse, but just a much better gait – it moves very fast.
Mitt Romney
I just sold a farm in Missouri, and I own a ski lodge in Colorado with some Honolulu partners.
James MacArthur
We’re extremely appreciative of all the crime lab and other civilian personnel who help solve crimes and make Missouri safer.
Mike Parson
And they turned around and leased it to The Assembly Of God Churches – their headquarters are in Springfield, Missouri. They leased it to them for the first year. Then, after the first year, they will donate it to the church.
Mel Tillis
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.
Chely Wright
As the Senator from Vermont was kind enough to note, I did have the experience of being commander in chief of our National Guard in Missouri for 8 years.
Kit Bond
The several tribes of Indians inhabiting the regions of the Upper Missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last Letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the Continent.
George Catlin
Who put their foot in the Missouri River first: Lewis or Clark? Who cares!
Buzz Aldrin
Misclassifying workers creates an unnecessary cost to Missouri taxpayers and puts Missouri businesses at an unfair disadvantage.
Mike Parson
I would love to join Big Blue Nation and play for Coach Calipari at Kentucky, and I would love to join my close friend Michael Porter Jr. and play for coach Cuonzo Martin at Missouri.
Kevin Knox
One of my top priorities as lieutenant governor has been promoting Missouri businesses through the Buy Missouri program, highlighting the numerous products from dog food to windows that are produced in communities across our state.
Mike Parson
I’m a little kid from St. Louis, Missouri, on the inside.
Sterling K. Brown
In a summer marked by instability in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, I know the world also took notice of the small American city of Ferguson, Missouri – where a young man was killed, and a community was divided. So yes, we have our own racial and ethnic tensions.
Barack Obama
I did not walk every step of the Trail of Tears at one time. Instead, over the last 20 years, I have walked various segments of it in Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.
Joseph Bruchac
We need to continue to make the Missouri tax code simple and fair.
Mike Parson
The fact is, Missouri’s budget is broken. For decades, insiders, special interests, lobbyists and prior politicians have made a mess of our budget.
Eric Greitens
I was a wide receiver at the University of Missouri but dropped out, having never gotten in a game.
Charlie Weber
Every Missourian should be confident in the legitimacy of their vote and take pride in the strength and security of our elections here in Missouri.
Mike Parson
The people of Missouri said they expect their elected leaders to support public schools because they know that education is the best economic development tool there is.
Jay Nixon
There wasn’t a lot of live music that you could hear where I came from, which was a small town in southeast Missouri.
Terry Teachout
I had practiced with the team, and the first scheduled game was with the University of Missouri. They made it quite clear to the Army that they would not play a team with a black player on it. Instead of telling me the truth, the Army gave me leave to go home.
Jackie Robinson
The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis’s Head Start Program provides child development and comprehensive wellness services in a safe and nurturing environment. The program is a pillar of our community in Missouri’s First District.
Cori Bush
I began to see during the civil war, in that part of the states of Missouri and Kansas where the doctors were shut out, the children did not die.
Andrew Taylor Still
When I was four, we moved to a farm outside Springfield, Missouri. We had a radio show from that farmhouse. My dad always wanted a farm. We used to go out and milk the cows every morning and then do a radio show with a remote control from our living room. We’d start by singing ‘Keep On The Sunny Side.’
Charlie Haden
In Missouri, we built the steamships that plied the Mississippi. It was people of Missouri who believed that a human being could fly across the Atlantic Ocean alone. And it was Missourians who built the capsule in which an American first orbited the earth.
Eric Greitens
We have been blessed with substantial opportunities to continue to expand our business globally. This ultimately will create more jobs for the state of Missouri, and I am choosing to make that my primary focus.
David Steward
The COVID-19 crisis has severely impacted Missouri busi

The COVID-19 crisis has severely impacted Missouri businesses. However, this challenge has not stopped them from stepping up and finding new ways to serve Missourians.
Mike Parson