Top 135 Indiana Quotes

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In Indiana, which has been hard hit by manufacturing lo

In Indiana, which has been hard hit by manufacturing losses, job declines, and shrinking wages, Governor Pence combined tax cuts with spending restraint to spur the Hoosier economy.
Lawrence Kudlow
I was born in California. When I was six, we moved to a small town in northern Indiana called Mishawaka.
Adam Driver
I was in my early twenties. I was 22-ish. I graduated from college and went right into teaching. The first year, I taught in Indiana at a couple schools, and then I moved over to Chicago.
Craig Robinson
I play a female Indiana Jones, a professor who hunts down precious objects, like a bowl that belonged to the Buddha. They tailored the role to me: I wanted to be smart, funny, and to kick some ass.
Tia Carrere
Indiana Jones is very much an old-world kind of hero. He doesn’t really have any kind of superpower or rely on any kind of technology to help him out of things.
Jamie Bell
Mitch Daniels in Indiana was the best governor in America for eight years. I’ve gone to Indianapolis to study with him.
Bruce Rauner
When I was a kid, I loved Elvis, and Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones. But I had no connection to Hollywood – and being a movie star was such a far-fetched idea, growing up in Hawaii.
Dwayne Johnson
President Trump has kept his promise to nominate great conservative judges and I’m proud to support Damon Leichty for the Northern District of Indiana.
Mike Braun
Indiana will always be open for business, and we look forward to welcoming more great new jobs into our state.
Mike Braun
During my 40-year coaching career at West Point, Indiana and Texas Tech, my teams reached the Final Four on five occasions, winning the national championship three times.
Bobby Knight
I’m from the Midwest, so I know what Indiana basketball is all about and I’m very blessed to be a part of it.
Caris LeVert
Growing up, we used to watch a lot of ‘Indiana Jones’ and ‘Star Wars’ and wear hand-me-down jeans and jumpers. I wasn’t really one for dresses.
Kimberley Nixon
‘The Avengers’ is exciting on the level ‘The Matrix’ or ‘Indiana Jones’ was when I was kid. I think it will be timeless.
Clark Gregg
Sometimes you wish things would have been different. People still talk about the teams in Indiana. People can’t believe we didn’t win a championship.
Jermaine O’Neal
I moved to Princeton, Indiana, and became a professional Farm Manager for that Princeton Farms.
Orville Redenbacher
I did plays in high school, but I was convinced you couldn’t make a living doing it. You don’t have a lot of options in Indiana anyway, though, so I didn’t want to stay there. I graduated early and worked a bunch of really odd jobs, and then I joined the Marines.
Adam Driver
I’ve talked to several CEOs – from a recycling company in Indiana, a furniture company in Kentucky, a brewing company in Colorado, and more – who believe paying higher wages is both the right thing to do and part of a successful business model.
Tom Perez
Our goal was to win, to win a Super Bowl, but also to win in the right way, to be role models to our community, to represent Indianapolis, the state of Indiana and the National Football League.
Tony Dungy
Well, I was born and raised in the Midwest, in Indiana specifically, and my childhood was full of weekend movies, you know, the Saturday and Sunday popcorn movies.
Sydney Pollack
For me, growing up in Indiana with cornfields and churches, I was always very intrigued by the Academy Awards – they were a big event. That was the one night of the year when all of the glittering movie stars got together, and I used to love that night because, as a child, it was a way to dream for me.
Ryan Murphy
I live in Indiana and teach at Purdue University, a wonderful school with some of the brightest students I have ever had the privilege of working with. My colleagues are powerful and intelligent and kind. The cost of living is low, the prairie is wide, and on clear nights, I can see all the stars in the sky above.
Roxane Gay
Coming from L.A., rush hour from 8 to 10 and from 3 to 5 on the freeways. Everything was so congested. Indiana, there’s never any traffic. People are warm and nice. People are warm and nice in California, but you never know. You might run across Sirhan Sirhan the next day in L.A.
Reggie Miller
It’s both Indiana Jones and ‘National Geographic’ that inspired me to be an Egyptologist.
Sarah Parcak
I’m really a family girl. My mom’s like, ‘As soon as you’re on your own, we’re going to move back to Indiana.’ Well, that might be when I’m 26.
Carly Schroeder
I saw ‘Tintin’ in Europe – it is ‘Indiana Jones’ on steroids. Unbelievable. What a fantastic movie. Steven Spielberg, you rock the house. And working with those young English guys like Edgar Wright, and also Peter Jackson; what a great combination.
Harvey Weinstein
When I was drafted by the Colts, Indianapolis was a basketball and a car racing town, but it didn’t take long for the Colts to convert the city and state of Indiana into football evangelists.
Peyton Manning
Indiana’s ninth congressional district isn’t historically known as a fount of congressional contributions. That said, if you look at my fundraising history, we’ve succeeded.
Todd Young
I don’t know how it plays in San Francisco. But I can tell you I came out, during a reelection campaign, in Indiana, while Mike Pence was the governor. And I wound up winning reelection by 80 percent.
Pete Buttigieg
But, George and Steven asked me to write the Indiana Jones sequels, and I didn’t want to.
Lawrence Kasdan
But, also, before I even go on the Medicare prescription drug debate, I always tell the folks in rural Illinois, and I represent 30 counties south of Springfield down to Indiana and Kentucky, that in this bill is the best rural package for hospitals ever passed.
John Shimkus
Indiana taxpayers, retired Hoosier state policemen and teachers are neither greedy speculators nor unpatriotic. They are, however, secured creditors of Chrysler. They deserve to have their funds protected under the full auspices of the law.
Richard Mourdock
My mother was the first woman in the county in Indiana

My mother was the first woman in the county in Indiana where we were born, in Jay County, to have a college degree. She was educated as a pianist and she wanted to concertize, but when the war came she was married, had a family, so she started teaching.
Twyla Tharp
There were a lot of things that happened at Indiana that I was proud of.
Kelvin Sampson
If we can rebuild Iraq, we can rebuild Illinois and Indiana and if we can do Baghdad, we can do Baltimore.
Carol Moseley Braun
Evan Bayh learned early that liberalism and ambition don’t always mix in a red state like Indiana.
Steve Kornacki
If the federal government had been around when the Creator was putting His hand to this state, Indiana wouldn’t be here. It’d still be waiting for an environmental impact statement.
Ronald Reagan
As the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, I see on a daily basis the impact of politics and policy on my family, neighbors, friends, and residents.
Pete Buttigieg
You can’t go looking for another one of those franchises. You only ever get one of those. You get ‘Stars Wars’; you get ‘Indiana Jones’ or get ‘The Matrix.’ I’ve had my franchise.
Laurence Fishburne
I wanted to be a stuntman first, and I used to pretend to be Indiana Jones and jump off roofs and slide under garage doors. I was 29 at the time.
Brett Goldstein
What I love about Indiana Jones is he always bites off slightly more than he can chew. The guy he’s fighting is always slightly tougher than he is, but he just refuses to give up. And that’s what makes Indiana Jones a hero: not his superpowers, but his refusal to be beaten.
Neil Cross
I love sports. When I’m not playing, I’m watching, reading, or otherwise obsessing about them. This probably stems from growing up in Indiana, where if you didn’t at least attempt to play basketball, you were considered of dubious moral character.
Mark Waters
I’m running because Hoosiers deserve a senator who makes promises here in Indiana and then keeps them in Washington.
Mike Braun
I love working for the people of Indiana. I love helping our citizens make the most of their lives, but I do not love Congress.
Evan Bayh
I occasionally got called the Rush Limbaugh of Indiana, but most people knew that my style was different.
Mike Pence
I grew up in Indiana. My first four years of elementary were in the gym where Coach Wooden went to high school.
Steve Alford
I said to myself, ‘What show could I be on that makes sense?’ And with ‘Parks and Rec’ being in Pawnee, like a fictitious city in Indiana, I said ‘that really makes sense.’
Roy Hibbert
My youngest son has a very clear idea of what he wants to be when he grows up: he wants to be Indiana Jones, Batman and Jack Sparrow. Yes, all three at the same time. So he basically wants to be an archaeologist who wears tights and fights crimes on pirate ships. That’s pretty cool, huh?
Rhys Darby
The Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana does not give anyone the right to deny services to anyone in this state. It is simply a balancing test used by our federal courts and jurisdictions across the country for more than two decades.
Mike Pence
I was raised in a small town in Indiana and educated at Ball State University.
Angela Ahrendts
One thing that I always loved about, say, ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’, is that Indiana Jones gets the Ark of the Covenant about sixty percent of the way through the movie. And then the rest of it is get-out-alive. To me, that’s really cool. Because he’s the one you care about at the end of the day.
Graham Moore
Something I grew up with is John Williams, of course, with ‘Indiana Jones’ and ‘Star Wars.’
Ludwig Goransson
I’m a huge ‘Indiana Jones’ fan.
Dylan O’Brien
If I saw a restaurant owner refuse to serve a gay couple, I wouldn’t eat there anymore. As governor of Indiana, if I were presented a bill that legalized discrimination against any person or group, I would veto it.
Mike Pence
Guys are not going to go see a chic flick when ‘Indiana Jones’ is playing.
Margaret Hoover
I’m an actor because of movies like ‘Indiana Jones’ and ‘Jurassic Park.’
Matt Lanter
I had a really generic upbringing, I think, when it comes to viewing movies as a kid. I didn’t really know what was out there or what was being tried. I was, like, ‘E.T.’ and ‘Indiana Jones.’ Those were the only things I knew existed.
Shane Carruth
I want to make it clear that I don’t want to gut a team that I come to because then it’ll be like I’m in Indiana all over again.
Jermaine O’Neal
I like a lot of my Republican colleagues, starting with my friend from Indiana, Senator Lugar. We’ve had an excellent relationship.
Evan Bayh
Some kids spent their allowance going to see ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom’; I spent mine on a great-looking lamp I’d found at the flea market and a ceramic bowl from a neighborhood garage sale.
Nate Berkus
I get mad when people call me an action movie star. Indiana Jones is an adventure film, a comic book, a fantasy.
Harrison Ford
Like Indiana Jones, I don’t like snakes – though that might lead some to ask why I’m in politics.
Theresa May
My mom grew up in Kansas, my dad in Indiana. They had boring childhoods.
Hunter Parrish
Instead of putting Americans to work, the Teamsters hav

Instead of putting Americans to work, the Teamsters have been busy yanking members off projects and idling construction projects from California to Indiana to New York in order to shake down employers.
Michelle Malkin
Think about what would happen if Indiana Jones and Google Earth had a love child. I use high-resolution and NASA satellites and look for subtle differences on the surface of the earth that locate buried ancient pyramids and towns and ancient tombs, which we then go and excavate.
Sarah Parcak
With shows like ‘The X-Files’ or ‘Eerie, Indiana’ – even though they would have comedic moments, even though they would have character moments – there was a sincerity about magic.
Alex Hirsch
It has to be because unemployment problems in northwest Indiana are similar to those in southeast Chicago.
Richard M. Daley
The vast majority of my job is, and should be done, in the state of Indiana.
Todd Young
I grew up in Indiana. I’m a late bloomer, very naive.
Arija Bareikis
I have lectured at Town Hall N.Y., The Library of Congress, Harvard, Yale, Amherst, Wellesley, Columbia, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Louisiana State University, Colorado, Stanford, and scores of other places.
Paul Engle
Like every American, I will never forget where I was on the morning of September 11, 2001. As a member of Congress from Indiana, that day my duties took me to Capitol Hill and to sights and sounds I will never forget.
Mike Pence
I come from a government in Indiana where we did get things done.
Mike Braun
In my home state of Indiana, we prove every day that you can build a growing economy on balanced budgets, low taxes, even while making record investments in education and roads and health care.
Mike Pence
I want to say to you Indiana people that I owe you a big, big debt of gratitude because nowhere in the world is a sporting group followed more than this state follows basketball. And I just want to thank you for the opportunity that I had to coach in this state – it will always be something that I will cherish.
Bobby Knight
Some of our favorite movies, like ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ and ‘Breaking Away,’ were set in Indiana.
Ross Duffer
I started doing science when I was effectively 20, a graduate student of Salvador Luria at Indiana University. And that was – you know, it took me about two years, you know, being a graduate student with Luria deciding I wanted to find the structure of DNA; that is, DNA was going to be my objective.
James D. Watson
On the Internet, information from Indiana and India is equally cheap and easy to access.
Ethan Zuckerman
Harrison Ford has always been one of my favorite actors. I grew up with Han Solo and Indiana Jones, and ‘Regarding Henry’ is one of my favorite movies of all time.
Nolan North
People in Indiana have known me for 25 years. They’ve known George Bush four.
John Mellencamp
I am going to try to rip the economic guts out of Indiana. But we’re going to do it methodically and aggressively.
Bruce Rauner
I was pretty lucky to have grown up during the ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Indiana Jones’ and ‘E.T.’ years.
Michael Giacchino
Here in Indiana, we run a nationally-recognized program called the Healthy Indiana Plan. The Healthy Indiana Plan offers the uninsured an affordable health care plan with savings accounts that they control.
Mike Pence
I came to Broadway through Indiana University.
Colin Donnell
Between being governor and part of the Senate, one of the things I did was I held a chair at the business school at my alma mater, Indiana University. And I’d go to lecture the graduates, and I loved that, answering their questions. It was real; it was tangible, and it was making a difference every day.
Evan Bayh
At the Sex Institute in Bloomington, Indiana, they were a phenomenal help, too. We went out there for a few days, and they gave us access to materials. And the biographies, there are four or five, ranging from very poor to excellent.
Liam Neeson
I was born and raised in the state of Indiana, and it’s where I started Papa John’s, so this state and our partnership with the Pacers hold a special place in my heart.
John Schnatter
Barack Obama became president, and he abandoned Iraq. He left, and when he left Al Qaida was done for. ISIS was created because of the void that we left, and that void now exists as a caliphate the size of Indiana.
Jeb Bush
Here in Indiana and in many states throughout the union, we rely on coal to power our homes and provide good-paying middle class jobs – like the one my family relied on when I was a kid. The coal mine helped put food on our table and helped me pursue an education and realize the American Dream.
Larry Bucshon
I just want to get as far away from Indiana as possible.
Shawn Kemp
It occurred to me the thing that broke my heart the most was when I grew up and realized everything wasn’t an adventure. I got to a certain age and realized I couldn’t be Indiana Jones.
Jason Isbell
When I was a kid, I was obsessed with this idea of opening a restaurant back in Indiana on a little pond. The guests would order their dinner and then take a little boat out with a colored flag on the front of it. When the matching color of the flag on their boat went up on a flag pole, their dinner was ready!
Greg Kinnear
By these purchases the Indian title, with moderate reservations, has been extinguished to the whole of the land within the limits of the State of Ohio, and to a part of that in the Michigan Territory and of the State of Indiana.
James Monroe
There is a large body of abolitionists in Clinton and Clark Counties in this state, and in Wayne County Indiana, that would undoubtedly support such a store, but whether their support would be sufficient, I am unable to say.
Gamaliel Bailey
The people in Indiana are so kind and so genuine.
Michael Horse
Nobody talks about it. But everyone knows that if you s

Nobody talks about it. But everyone knows that if you signed at Michigan or UNLV, you were viewed one way. If you signed at Duke or Indiana, you were viewed another way.
Jalen Rose
Just basketball in general in Indiana is just huge, so that’s everybody’s getaway. That’s our main thing, to think about the history. Obviously, Larry Bird is a very, very big part of that.
Greg Oden
I really wanted to stay in Indiana forever, but this is a business and you’ve got to respect the decisions that are made.
Frank Vogel
Susan Brooks is a hard-working public servant who has spent her career fighting for Hoosiers. In Congress, she was the first woman from Indiana to chair a committee, and has become one of the most effective lawmakers in Washington: her dedicated work on behalf of her constituents and our state will be missed.
Mike Braun
While other state governments stiff their vendors, close parks, delay tax refunds, and ignore unacceptably poor service levels, Indiana state employees are setting national standards for efficiency.
Mitch McConnell
Sometimes, when I come back to Washington from Indiana, I feel like an ambassador to a foreign country.
Evan Bayh
But people that are worried about unborn babies are the same ones that vote against kindergarten programs in Indiana or school lunch funds out of the federal government.
Birch Bayh
The only thing I wanted out of Indiana was a chance to win my whole career there.
Paul George
In Indiana, we don’t have an official state religion, but if we did, it would be basketball.
Evan Bayh
One of my uncles took me to my first movie in a cinema – ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.’
Rupert Friend
My parents came to America in the late 1960s because my father studied for a Ph.D. in Indiana. My mother joined him later. We had ancestors who came over at the turn of the century. One worked in a laundry, as is typical of Chinese-American immigrants.
Celeste Ng
In Indiana, Made-in-America is more than a slogan: More Hoosiers are employed in manufacturing than in any other industry.
Mike Braun
I had an Indiana Jones fedora that I loved. I don’t know what happened to it. I don’t know where it went. Wish I had it back. Whoever’s got it, you suck.
Nathan Fillion
Fair Oaks Farm in Indiana – listen, if you have a chance to go there, it’s better than Disney World, because it’s all real.
Jim Harbaugh
If anything could have pulled me out of retirement, it would have been an Indiana Jones film.
Sean Connery
Sometimes, it takes leaving to gain some perspective. I see that clearly every time I leave Washington, D.C., and return to Indiana. I see the bizarre bubble that seems to enclose the Beltway and makes people forget what regular people care about.
Evan Bayh
I grew up in a farm town in Indiana. In the early years I played by myself, because there were no other musicians around.
Gary Burton
The first paid gig? It was back home in Terre Haute, Indiana, back in 1925, ’26, when I was going to high school and working in a speakeasy.
Scatman Crothers
There was an enormous revival of pulp fiction that started in the ’60s and continued into the ’70s, which in large part gave rise to things like ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Indiana Jones,’ among others. But I developed an appetite for the original stuff at the time, and that appetite has never really abated.
Chris Roberson
I have made the very difficult decision to leave my position as head coach of the men’s basketball team at Indiana University.
Kelvin Sampson
It sounds outright bland, but people here in Indiana want conscientious public servants who have deep convictions but are prepared to work across the aisle when possible.
Todd Young
I was born in Lagos, Nigeria, and I moved to Anderson, Indiana, in 2003 to go to school. I finished high school in America, then I went to college.
Dayo Okeniyi
Honestly, I’m not a big movie buff in general. The only movies I own is probably the ‘Indiana Jones’ trilogy.
Miles Teller
It was a small farm in a little rural town by the Indiana state border. I lived there from ages 5 to 12, I would say, before we moved to Dallas. We had chickens and a vegetable garden, and I had to get up to milk the goats at seven in the morning or do it at seven at night.
Scott Michael Foster
I think ‘Indiana Jones’ was a lot of fun to do because of the places we went to and the adventures and the action. But Han Solo was also a huge part of my life.
Harrison Ford
I’m going to teach high school. History and economics. I may even coach wrestling. Hey, Indiana Jones taught school, too.
Erik Prince
I’ve known I wanted to do this ever since I was four years old and watched ‘Star Search’ for the first time. I mean, Harrison Ford in ‘Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark?’ My hero.
Joey Lawrence
Wait a minute, guys, I have always been on your side. I have always spoken for you, always tried to put on a good face for the state of Indiana. All of a sudden, some of you people think I’m a bad guy?
John Mellencamp
When I had a job catering, I catered a wedding for the Smashing Pumpkins bassist in Indiana. And I served Billy Corgan shrimp off a tray.
Amy Poehler
I used to dirt bike a lot. I can’t do that anymore. Can’t eat a whole lot of chocolate anymore, either. I can’t be in ‘Indiana Jones’ and be a fatso!
Shia LaBeouf
President Trump was elected because he offered a new approach in Washington, and I paid close attention as I ran my business back in Indiana.
Mike Braun
First and foremost, I want to give thanks to Indiana, a

First and foremost, I want to give thanks to Indiana, as a state, for embracing me and my family for seven years of being there. I learned so much being there. They taught me so much.
Paul George
Indiana Jones is old school; we’ve moved on from Indy. Sorry, Harrison Ford.
Sarah Parcak
As governor of Indiana, if I were presented a bill that legalized discrimination against any person or group, I would veto it.
Mike Pence
I went to Indiana University for college for a couple of years, where I double majored in dance and journalism, and after my sophomore year there, I went to the San Francisco Ballet school for the summer, but then they offered me a scholarship to stay for the year.
Amanda Schull
I believe that the Right to Work issue is a perfectly appropriate one for Indiana to look at.
Mitch Daniels
It is my sincere hope that hospitals across Indiana, and America, continue to strive for excellence when it comes to providing medical care. This proposed rule will be harmful to communities who wish to upgrade their medical facilities.
Steve Buyer
I’ve never seen ‘The Goonies.’ I’ve never seen ‘Indiana Jones.’ I watched ‘UHF’ over and over again when I was little, and that was it. I had no time for any other movies. I watched ‘Naked Gun,’ ‘UHF,’ and ‘Airplane!’ over and over.
Eric Andre
Long before it was ‘Raided’ and ‘Lost’ with Indiana Jones, the Ark of the Covenant was originally stolen from the Israelites by The Philistines; The Ark of the Covenant was the nuclear bomb of its age: when activated, it was devastating.
Rob Liefeld
I lived in Indiana, and Reggie Miller was everywhere.
Greg Oden
I’d be satisfied just coaching in high school. I turned down a number of colleges when I was teaching in South Bend, Indiana, before I went into the service. I honestly believe that if I hadn’t enlisted in the service, I would never have left high school teaching. I’m sure I would have never left.
John Wooden
I was two when we left Indiana, and I don’t really remember it that well.
Janet Jackson