22 Quotes About The American West That Are Beyond Beautiful

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22 Beautiful Quotes That Celebrate the Stunning American West

Booking your next great American adventure? Why not travel to The American West?! We're talking about Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Arizona, Nevada, South and North Dakotas. Think of Great Plains and fresh air!

We found some great quotes about The American West that are absolutely worth your time. Brush up on your American History and get ready for some great quotes from writers, cowboys, and presidents!

Share a picture of your next adventure and use these quotes about The American West for your next Instagram captions, postcard, or whatever your heart desires!

Quotes About the American West

  • "The American West is just arriving at the threshold of its greatness and growth. Where the West of yesterday is glamorized on our fiction, the future of the American West now is both fabulous and factual." - Lyndon B. Johnson

  • "The American West is a terrible place int time. Everything out here that's not you, wants to kill you." - Seth McFarlane, 100 Ways to Die in the West.

  • "The landscape of the American West has to be seen to be believed and has to be believed to be seen." - N. Scott Momaday

  • "The sexual revolution transformed the American West: Now even cowboys can get laid." - Edward Abbey

  • "I think the American West really attracts me because it's romantic. The desert, the empty space, the drama." - Ang Lee

  • "There are certain things we can only do together. There are certain things only a union can do. Only a union could harness the courage of our pioneers to settle the American west, which is why President Abraham Lincoln passed a Homestead Act giving a tract of land to anyone seeking a stake in our growing economy." - Barack Obama

Quotes About the Wild West

  • "I'm not afraid to die like a man fighting, but I would not like to be killed like a dog unarmed." - Billy the Kid

  • "They saw me, those reckless seekers of beauty, and in a night I was famous." - Lillie Langtry

  • "If a man knows anything, he ought to die with it in him." - Sam Bass

  • "There is only one road away from trouble, and this is along the straight and narrow road." - Otto Wood

  • "The Wild West attracts cowboys. A sheriff is a good thing." - Cameron Winklevoss

  • "When my time comes, just skin me and put me up there on Trigger, just as though nothing had ever changed." - Roy Rogers

  • "No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle." - Winston Churchill

  • "Ain't nuthin' like ridin' a fine horse in new country." - Augustus "Gus" McCrae

  • "Let him ride a horse. He's a cowboy ain't he." - Nathanael West

  • "My restless, roaming spirit would not allow me to remain at home very long." - Buffalo Bill

Quotes About the American West

  • "My lands are where my dead lie buried." - Crazy Horse

  • "What can oppose the decline of the west is not a resurrected culture but the utopia that is silently contained in the image of its decline." - Theodor W. Adorno

  • "The West in general should stand up more for its own values. It is not always worthwhile to compromise." - Imre Kertesz

  • "I walked around the sad honkytonks of Curtis Street; young kids in jeans and red shirts; peanut shells, movie marquees, shooting parlours. Beyond the glittering street was darkness, and beyond the darkness the West. I had to go." - Jack Kerouac, On the Road.

  • "I was persuaded now that I was destined to lead a life on the Plains." - Buffalo Bill

  • "Hear me people: We have now to deal with another race - small and feeble when our fathers first met them, but now great and overbearing. Strangely enough they have a mind to till the soil and the love of possession is a disease with them. These people have made many rules that the rich may break but the poor may not. They take their tithes from the poor and weak to support the rich and those who rule." - Sitting Bull

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