Top 19 Des Moines Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Des Moines Quotes from famous people such as J. Courtney Sullivan, Joey Jordison, Nick Swardson, Barbara Walters, St. Lucia, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

A high percentage of each of my books has been written

A high percentage of each of my books has been written in Des Moines.
J. Courtney Sullivan
How I found out is, I landed in Des Moines from a plane ride back from the Rob Zombie tour. I was, like, ‘Okay, cool, I’m home. I can finally get some rest.’ Once I landed, I turned my phone on, and my manager rang, and I’m, like, ‘Oh, what?’ He said, ‘Paul Gray just died.’
Joey Jordison
If you want to be a comedian, go out. Do a week in Des Moines, Iowa. Try to make those people laugh.
Nick Swardson
Most attractive males talk to most attractive women as if they were Rotarians comparing sales percentages in Des Moines.
Barbara Walters
The first city I ever came to in the states was Des Moines. I was 12 and was in a boys’ choir.
St. Lucia
I’ve still not written as well as I want to. I want to write so that the reader in Des Moines, Iowa, in Kowloon, China, in Cape Town, South Africa, can say, ‘You know, that’s the truth. I wasn’t there, and I wasn’t a six-foot black girl, but that’s the truth.’
Maya Angelou
Where I grew up, in Des Moines, Iowa, there is hardly any downtown economic activity now. Everybody shops in malls – you don’t find a sense of community in malls.
Bill Bryson
I come from Des Moines. Someone had to.
Bill Bryson
There are a bunch of places to stay in Des Moines, but I’d suggest finding a place on the west side of town. It’s a great urban area that has a lot to offer tourists.
Zach Johnson
You need to make a trip to Des Moines in August, because the Iowa State Fair really is a sight to see. The Iowa Fairgrounds are usually packed for those 11 days, and you get a real sense of what a classic Midwest fair is all about.
Zach Johnson
Fads get hot in California. A good idea can come from Des Moines, but it’s not going to be anything there. Then it’ll hit Venice Beach or Westwood and go all around the country, back to Des Moines.
Ken Hakuta
We don’t have a constant PR person or anything. That’s why people say. ‘Oh, you’re still together?’ Yeah. I’m in Des Moines with the band, not because I’m sightseeing.
Fred Schneider
Consider that the overwhelming majority of those 40,000 near-Earth asteroids are small enough to fit on the parking lot at the mall. And while these rocky runts won’t cause Armageddon, they could still flatten such popular hominid hangouts as Manhattan or downtown Des Moines.
Seth Shostak
I still live in Des Moines.
Shawn Crahan
I come from regional, small-city drag, where if you won Miss Des Moines, Iowa, and you did something bad, or you were being a role model, your crown was taken away.
Sharon Needles
I am from Des Moines, Iowa – not even the city but out in the country. I don’t have a lot of trappings, I think, in my personality. I’m just a simple person with a silly bone.
Cloris Leachman
Those that have received care here in Des Moines at the VA center or the VA hospital here have said that they do receive good care. However, it’s getting into the system – the wait periods. We have to do something about that. The care here has been good. We’re not seeing that in other states.
Joni Ernst
Des Moines is like your typical American city; it’s just these concentric circles of malls, built outward from the city.
Bill Bryson
I catch Filter in Des Moines doing their soundcheck at a small club. After tearing through a few songs, they spend nearly an hour meeting with fans as part of a radio station meet-and-greet.
Andrew Shaffer