Top 99 Missouri Quotes

In this post, you will find great Missouri Quotes from famous people, such as Stephon Marbury, Mel Carnahan, Dan Simmons, Lucy McBath, Mike Parson. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

New York is a Show Me state. We're like Missouri.

New York is a Show Me state. We’re like Missouri.
For the past seven years we have been cracking down on crime in Missouri, passing tougher laws for drug crimes and sex offenses and requiring prisoners to serve more time.
Mel Carnahan
It started 25 years ago, when I was teaching elementary school in a small town in Missouri.
Dan Simmons
The last thing we need in Missouri is more violence and strife in our communities.
Investing in our emerging leaders through the Missouri Leadership Academy is important to improving state government.
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.
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
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.
Hoover’s Music Store in Springfield, Missouri – I would listen to records there for hours.
I have not been on any river that has more of a distinctive personality than does the Missouri River. It’s a river that immediately presents to the traveler, ‘I am a grandfather spirit. I have a source; I have a life.’
William Least Heat-Moon
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.
In some ways, I’m still a kid from Missouri and Oklahoma, and I’m trying to find my way.
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
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
I actually have some family that’s from Missouri, and my husband is an outrageous St. Louis Cardinals fan, so we go to St. Louis every once in a while to go see baseball games.
Missouri has a rich history and diverse heritage that deserves a proper celebration.
As attorney general, I have a duty to defend the laws and constitution of the State of Missouri.
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!
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
Missouri is dear to my heart, and by working together, we can protect and build a Missouri that is successful for the next generation.
Trial lawyers can sue people in the state of Missouri, and because of how broken the system is, if they win just one dollar for their client, they still get paid huge legal fees. For too long in this state, trial lawyers have picked our people‘s pockets.
Although I grew up in London, I spent summers in Missouri, where my dad lived. It’s quite a liberal town, Kansas City. You’d be surprised.
Missouri agriculture has a bright future, and you can see that in action through our FFA members.
When I first moved to L.A., I discovered Roy London. I didn’t know anything about the arts, the profession; I had no technique, I knew nothing, I’m fresh from Missouri. I sat in on a few classes, and they just felt a little guru-ish and just didn’t feel right to me. Until I met Roy.
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 singingKeep On The Sunny Side.’
The fact is, Missouri’s budget is broken. For decades, insiders, special interests, lobbyists and prior politicians have made a mess of our budget.
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
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.
The Missouri is, perhaps, different in appearance and character from all other rivers in the world; there is a terror in its manner which is sensibly felt, the moment we enter its muddy waters from the Mississippi.
George Catlin
We must see to it that the workforce of tomorrow starts off on the right foot, and that means better support for Missouri children and their families.
In my mind, I’m still this kid from St. Louis, Missouri, that nobody really knows.
Immigrants have and will continue to have an important

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.
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.
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.
The people of western Missouri are, in some respects, very peculiar. We will take Jackson county where I was born for instance. In that section the people seemed to be born fighters, the instinct being inherited from a long line of ancestors.
Cole Younger
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
Who put their foot in the Missouri River first: Lewis or Clark? Who cares!
I went to a little liberal-arts college in Missouri called Truman State University.
We always want to do what’s best for our citizens, and we remain committed to finding solutions that will save Missouri taxpayershard earned dollars.
Modern Architecture died in St. Louis, Missouri, on July 15, 1972, at 3.32 p.m. (or thereabouts), when the infamous Pruitt Igoe scheme, or rather several of its slab blocks, were given the final coup de grace by dynamite.
Having made the trip from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean myself going up up up against twenty-five hundred miles of the Missouri River, I can testify that it’s one of the most arduous trips that anyone can make on this continent and yet I had a power boat to do it in.
William Least Heat-Moon
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.
State of Missouri employees work tirelessly each and every day, committed to making the lives of Missourians better.
The Chiefs have played an important role not just in Kansas City and Missouri but throughout the history of football.
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.
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.
I still feel a heavy responsibility for the people of Missouri because of the respect they have for me but also the things they’ve done for me.
I’m from Kansas City, Missouri. No one has to give a damn about my story.
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.
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.
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.
Missouri will continue to be a strong and willing partner with the military.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
I never, in all my life, had anything whatever to do with robbing any bank in the state of Missouri.
Cole Younger
Although 2020 has brought many challenges, we remained committed to serving the people of this state and moving Missouri forward.
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.
Kansas and Missouri will continue with separate efforts

Kansas and Missouri will continue with separate efforts to offer incentives statewide. We all want to do our best to attract businesses and good jobs, but without foolish giveaways that bear no fruit.
Laura Kelly
When Kansas and Missouri work together, we can accomplish a lot – and also set an example at a time of extreme partisanship.
Laura Kelly
Coming from a small town of Mexico, Missouri, we got 11,000 people. Never seen a celebrity.
I was a wide receiver at the University of Missouri but dropped out, having never gotten in a game.
Charlie Weber
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.
For too long, Missouri has been run by career politicians, owned by corrupt consultants, high-paid lobbyists and special interests.
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.
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
The fact is, I was elected governor of the state of Missouri to bring more jobs to the state of Missouri.
I was actually born in Madison, Wisconsin, but raised in urban Missouri.
There wasn’t a lot of live music that you could hear where I came from, which was a small town in southeast Missouri.
Our roads, bridges, airports, railways, and river ports are our outlets to expand Missouri business, generate future growth, and expand to new emerging markets across the globe.
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.
As a veteran myself, I care a great deal about the quality of life of our Missouri veterans, and no veteran should ever be without a home.
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.
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.
But we did conclude that Ray had actually killed Dr. King pursuant to his theory that he was going to be able to get hold of that money. He had learned of this offer through his ties in the Missouri State Penitentiary.
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.
At the time of the formation of the euro, I would say most American economists said that’s not a good idea; that’s not a currency area that makes sense. And the answer from Europe was, ‘How is Missouri and Mississippi a currency area?’ But the flaw in that was not recognizing the importance of mobility.
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.
I’m from Bourbon, Missouri, where spirits are high and where the cattle population exceeds the human population.
I don’t think Romney is wacky at all, but religion makes intelligent people say and do wacky things, believe and affirm crazy things. Left on his own, Romney would never have said something like the Garden Of Eden was in Missouri, and will be again.
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.
We are fighting to bring more jobs to the people of Missouri.
I lived in St. Louis, Missouri, and now my kids are growing up in Los Angeles, so that’s culturally very different.
A lot of people got a lot of money around Kansas City, Missouri. If we didn’t, KC Trends would be out of business.
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.
I was just a young kid out of Mexico, Missouri, and then Kansas City, having an opportunity to play at the University of Nebraska, where I grew as a man.
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.
I grew up in rural Missouri about two hours north of St. Louis, and if the wind was blowing right on a Saturday night, I could catch All Star Wrestling out of Kansas City, which was run by Bob Geigel, and some of the stars there were Bulldog Bob Brower and Ray Candy.
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.
Missouri farm and ranch families are the backbone of th

Missouri farm and ranch families are the backbone of this state.
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.
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.
Missouri families deserve the best early childhood system our state can provide. This is also a critical area of workforce development for our state.
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.
We need to continue to make the Missouri tax code simple and fair.