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"I'm as corny as Kansas in August." - Oscar Hammerstein Ii

"Ev'rythin's up to date in Kansas City." - Oscar Hammerstein Ii

"In Kansas I have a chess school" - Anatoly Karpov

"In Kansas I have a chess school." - Anatoly Karpov

"I would love to be in Kansas." - Paul Reubens

"And Kansas City is at Chicago tonight, or is it Chicago at Kansas City? Well, no matter as Kansas City leads in the eighth 4 to 4." - Jerry Coleman

"Somebody doesn't know they're not in Kansas anymore,' said Stephanopoulos." - Ben Aaronovitch

"[To Kansas farmers:] Raise less corn and more hell." - Mary Elizabeth Lease

"I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore." - L Frank Baum

"There's no place to act in Kansas. You're supressed." - Shirley Knight

"Kansas had better stop raising corn and begin raising hell." - Mary Elizabeth Lease

"I really like Kansas City Royals stadium - Kauffman Stadium." - Bert Blyleven

"We have a strong agricultural heritage in Kansas." - Jim Ryun

"No matter where you go, no matter where you live, a Kansas fan is a Kansas fan: implacable, insufferable and perfectly happy to stay that way." - Paul Shirley

"Nothing is eternally stable, and even Kansas isn't really in Kansas anymore. The earth is in a constant state of flux." - Simon Winchester

"If I were attorney general in Kansas in 1953, I would not have defended a Kansas statute that put in place separate-but-equal facilities." - Eric Holder

"Im a regular dude from Kansas who grew up with pigs and cows." - Eric Stonestreet

"There's more B.S. in fly fishing than there is in a Kansas feedlot." - Lefty Kreh

"He's a full-fledged housewife from Kansas with all the prejudices." - Gore Vidal

"Nobody knows this, but one of us has just been traded to Kansas City." - Casey Stengel

"August in Kansas City is hotter than two rats f**king in a sock." - Ichiro Suzuki

"I've learned a long time ago to never say never about the band Kansas." - Phil Ehart

"March Madnesss...the only place where you hear 'Kansas is advancing.'" - Bill Maher

"Everythin's up to date in Kansas City. They've gone about as fur as they c'n go!" - Oscar Hammerstein Ii

"I'm as corny as Kansas in August, High as a flag on the Fourth of July!" - Oscar Hammerstein Ii

"A few hours' ride brought us to the banks of the river Kansas." - Francis Parkman

"My mom grew up in Kansas, my dad in Indiana. They had boring childhoods." - Hunter Parrish

"I have an affinity for Africa, especially East Africa, and Kansas looks very much like that." - Bill Kurtis

"I was governor of Kansas when Mitt Romney was governor of Massachusetts." - Kathleen Sebelius

"Growing up in Kansas City, I was always neat, the teacher's pet, know-it-all type." - Gretchen Rubin

"I love hats! I collect vintage ones - I find them at antique shops in Kansas." - Lindsey Wixson

"My understanding is that Kansas, Massachusetts, they've been more pioneers on the special education side." - Margaret Spellings

"I'm a regular dude from Kansas who grew up with pigs and cows." - Eric Stonestreet

"It isn't necessary to have relatives in Kansas City in order to be unhappy." - Groucho Marx

"If your heads were stuffed with straw, like mine, you would probably all live in the beautiful places, and then Kansas would have no people at all. It is fortunate for Kansas that you have brains." - L Frank Baum

"Kansas has always considered itself a "rock band" - some people might say "symphonic rock band," others might say a "classical rock band," but we've kind've prided ourselves on being a rock band. Kansas rocks." - Phil Ehart

"They were going crazy in Kansas. People were up to 9 p.m. I think that was the greatest thing to happen to Kansas since the eradication of the boll weevil." - Jay Leno

"The first professional training I received of any kind was when I was 14 years old and we were in Kansas City, Missouri. I attended the Kansas City Art Institute for one summer." - Marc Davis

"I am a basketball junkie, and as a product of the great basketball state of Kansas, I have watched many a ball game between the University of Kansas Jayhawks and the Tar Heels." - Sheri L Dew

"At Kansas City, Kansas, before the saloons were closed, they were getting ready to build an addition to the jail. Now the doors swing idly on the hinges and there is nobody to lock in the jails." - Billy Sunday

"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 talked with Quentin about where the character came from, and he told me Kansas City. I don't know how somebody talks from Kansas City, so I made him from New York." - Steve Buscemi

"The year after I graduated from high school, they came to shoot Mr. and Mrs. Bridge in Kansas City." - Jason Wiles

"People have said to me 'I hope you won't let happen in Washington what is happening in Kansas." - Dennis Moore

"Kansas is not easily impressed. It has seen houses fly and cattle soar. When funnel clouds walk through the wheat, big hail falls behind. As the biggest stones melt, turtles and mice and fish and even men can be seen frozen inside. And Kansas is not surprised. Henry York had seen things in Kansas, things he didn't think belonged in this world. Things that didn't. Kansas hadn't flinched." - N.D. Wilson

"I was able to work with the best musicians in Kansas City starting when I was really young" - Pat Metheny

"Coach Hedge yelled,"Thar she blows! Kansas, ahoy!" "Holy Hephaestus," Leo muttered. "He really needs to work on his shipspeak." - Rick Riordan

"Man, there's a lot of pressure when you put on that Kansas uniform with the high expectations everyone has." - Paul Pierce

"I went to college at the University of Kansas, where I got a degree in political science." - Sara Paretsky

"I mean, if you could have a wizard grant a wish, would you waste it on going to Kansas?" - Michael Buckley

"Early on the next morning we reached Kansas, about five hundred miles from the mouth of the Missouri." - Francis Parkman

"I like Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. With the waterfall and things like that, I think it's pretty cool." - Cc Sabathia

"Kansas is very religious, very Republican, and very straight-laced. I needed to get away from that." - Colton Haynes

"If you're playing for the Kansas City Royals about all you can do is beat your head against the wall." - John Kruk

"My family was a Christian family. But I had to get to Kansas to play the blues." - Jay Mcshann

"Books -where if people suffered, they suffered in beautiful language, not in monosyllables, as we did in Kansas" - Langston Hughes

"I was raised all over. Kansas, Hawaii, Georgia, Texas and Kentucky, by the time I was 11." - Jeri Ryan

"I believe we all agree that, for the health of Kansas, nothing is more important than education." - Kathleen Sebelius

"I was able to work with the best musicians in Kansas City starting when I was really young." - Pat Metheny

"The year after I graduated from high school, they came to shoot 'Mr. and Mrs. Bridge' in Kansas City." - Jason Wiles

"People have said to me 'I hope you won't let happen in Washington what is happening in Kansas.'" - Dennis Moore

"Further south, there are some airports, but none our size. Our airport is the gateway to the southern Kansas City." - James Green

"Where else but in America could a schoolteacher from Kansas City end up the governor of her adopted state?" - Jane D Hull

"It has long been acknowledged that the single best restaurant in the world is Arthur Bryant's Barbecue at Eighteenth and Booklyn in Kansas city." - Calvin Trillin

"(...) I don't want a drink. I just want to know where am I? -You're not in Kansas anymore!- Jake chuckled at his own joke." - Alexandra Adornetto

"Um ,sorry. I cant read the last line." "Fish. Have you stolen any fish from the holy lakes?" "I lived in Kansas..So ..no" - Rick Riordan

"Kansas City Lightning succeeds as few biographies of jazz musicians have. . . This book is a magnificent achievement; I could hardly put it down." - Henry Louis Gates

"In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died - an entire town destroyed" - Barack Obama

"Kansas is a piece of real estate that completely disproves the theory of roundness as a quality of the planet earth." - W. Bruce Cameron

"We [ The Kansas]'re somewhat hard-pressed at this time to imagine any bands that'll be around 40 years from now (and that's our personal opinion)." - Phil Ehart

"War is a farmer's son from Kansas trying to kill a factory worker's son from Berlin, with neither of them knowing why." - Randall Wallace

"I don't know if I want to go to New York. They'll have to pay me a lot more money because I like it here in Kansas City." - Roger Maris

"I still don't understand what a sea god would be doing in Atlanta." Leo snorted. "What's a wine god doing in Kansas? Gods are weird." - Rick Riordan

"You do not cut a check in the state of Kansas to John Doe, executioner. The executioner is paid in cash so there's no trail to him" - George Plimpton

"War is a farmer's son from Kansas trying to kill a factory worker's son from Berlin, with neither of them knowing why." - Randall Wallace

"I got a woman I'm loyal to above all things, above my career. She's profound to me. I'm quiet. I live in Kansas City. I work." - James Ellroy

"Too many of the organizations I have observed resemble a farm in Kansas. They have lots of fences and silos as well as a storm cellar." - Marcus Buckingham

"I'm not saying these flying discs don't really exist, but nobody living in Kansas City has seen them and that's a dry state." - Jack Paar

"My name is Dorothy... and I am going to the Emerald City, to ask the great Oz to send me back to Kansas." - L Frank Baum

"Dorothy lived in the midst of the great Kansas prairies, with Uncle Henry, who was a farmer, and Aunt Em, who was the farmer's wife." - L Frank Baum

"If I had the hand strength to sign autographs for everybody in Kansas City, I would... but its just impossible to get to everyone." - Dante Hall

"Something is clearly wrong with Kansas and the rest of Middle America when it comes to letting economic self-interest guide their voting." - Howell Raines

"When I write, I aim in my mind not toward New York but toward a vague spot a little to the east of Kansas." - John Updike

"You learn just by trying and experimenting. By the time I was 14, I had my own comic strip in the Kansas City paper." - Mort Walker

"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." - Hayley Atwell

"I have family dotted everywhere - Dad's in California; I've got aunts in Scotland and Virginia; family in Kansas City; family in Manchester and London." - Hayley Atwell

"It was my first time in Kansas City. In about two or three days I had a gig at a place called The Monroe Inn." - Jay Mcshann

"From the time I won the Kansas City Match Play championship at age 14, I never wanted to be anything but a golfer." - Tom Watson

"When I was poor living in a garage in Kansas I began to draw the mice that scampered over my desk. That is how Mickey Mouse was born." - Walt Disney

"You can't just come from Kansas, go into fashion and be all naive. The fashion world is very different to where I'm from." - Lindsey Wixson

"My constituents in Kansas know the death tax is a duplicative tax on small businesses and family farms that, in many cases, families have spent generations building." - Todd Tiahrt

"President Obama's fight for rural America is personal. He was raised by a single mom and grandparents from Kansas. He hails from a farming state, Illinois." - Tom Vilsack

"The Eternal Kansas City song came from a dream sequence. It was actually kind of weird. I had this dream about a Kansas City type of thing while I was up at Stevie Winwood's place near Cheltenham, in Britain. I went into this small town and I was walking along and this dream thing was still in my head." - Van Morrison

"When liberals' presidential nominees consistently fail to carry Kansas, liberals do not rush to read a book titled What's the Matter With Liberals' Nominees? No, the book they turned into a bestseller is titled What's the Matter With Kansas? Notice a pattern here?" - George Will

"I'm an old man now, and a lonesome man in Kansas / but not afraid / to speak my lonesomeness in a car, / because not only my lonesomeness / it's Ours, all over America, / O tender fellows -/ & spoken lonesomeness is Prophecy / in the moon 100 years ago or in / the middle of Kansas now." - Allen Ginsberg

"I was in Kansas for about a month, and we worked most of the time in a very small town, so it felt like the production basically took the whole town over. In a way, we were the Martians in Kansas." - Lukas Haas

"Bain also asked Kansas City for a $3 million tax break. The Bain executives were taking home $36 million in borrowed funds and were asking Kansas City to forfeit $3 million in public money for police officers, roads and schools? More free stuff!" - Jennifer Granholm

"I have run two small businesses in Kansas, and I have seen how government can crush entrepreneurism. That's why I ran for Congress. It just so happens that there are a lot of people in south central Kansas who agree with me on that." - Mike Pompeo

"I was Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. As you know, there are twelve banks and they have their citizens board, and I got elected to the Fed Chairmanship for the Federal Reserve Kansas City Bank back in the mid-'90s. It might have been 1995-'96." - Herman Cain

"Kansas City, I would say, did more for jazz music, black music, than any other influence at all. Almost all their joints that they had there, they used black bands. Most musicians who amounted to anything, they would flock to Kansas City because that's the place where jobs were plentiful." - Jesse Stone

"When liberals' presidential nominees consistently fail to carry Kansas, liberals do not rush to read a book titled "What's the Matter With Liberals' Nominees?" No, the book they turned into a bestseller is titled "What's the Matter With Kansas?" Notice a pattern here?" - George Will

"We really are 15 countries, and it's remarkable that each of us thinks we represent the real America. The Midwesterner in Kansas, the black American in Durham - both are certain they are the real American." - Maya Angelou

"Some of the most exciting space education in the country is not coming out of Washington or New York or California or even Texas. It's coming from a place in Kansas called the Cosmosphere." - Gene Cernan

"The wizard [of Oz] says look inside yourself and find self. God says look inside yourself and find [the Holy Spirit]. The first will get you to Kansas. The latter will get you to heaven. Take your pick." - Max Lucado

"A portrait of the young Charlie Parker with a degree of vivid detail never before approached. . . [Kansas City Lightning is] a deft, virtuosic panorama of early jazz. . . This is a mind-opening, and mind-filling, book." - Tom Piazza

"But wishing our Kansas soldiers 'God speed' is not enough. We need to comfort, care for, and protect their families. And we should ease the financial burdens that these families often face" - Kathleen Sebelius

"But the dollars spent on economic incentives and new investment strategies are wasted unless we seriously address the two most important economic issues in Kansas: education and health care" - Kathleen Sebelius

"The board transported its jurisdiction to a never-never land where a Dorothy of the new millennium might exclaim: "They still call it Kansas, but I don't think we're in the real world anymore."" - Stephen Jay Gould

"This is what you should do, let it rest. I'm playing football for LSU. I'm preparing for R-Kansas. I'm preparing for the next game, and the next game after that." - Les Miles

"I grew up in conservative rural Kansas in the 1950s when it was expected that girls would not have a life outside the home, so educating them was a waste of time" - Sara Paretsky

"If Shakespeare had been in pro basketball, he never would have had time to write his soliloquies. He would have always been on a plane between Phoenix and Kansas City." - Paul Westhead

"I don't enjoy "Dust in the Wind"as much. But I do enjoy "Song for America," "Carry on, Wayward Son," and many songs- Kansas is really a drummer's dream to play in. And I like 'em all." - Phil Ehart

"Our early days - our audiences were always very sparse. We played very obscure places in very obscure parts of the world, mainly Kansas. We played frat parties, we played high school proms, we played clubs." - Phil Ehart

"Toto did not really care whether he was in Kansas or the Land of Oz so long as Dorothy was with him; but he knew the little girl was unhappy, and that made him unhappy too." - L Frank Baum

"In spite of the incident, my experience in Kansas City was wonderful and I thank all the warm and supportive people, including so many veterans, who came to welcome me last night." - Jane Fonda

"Although I grew up in Kansas City, ... I have always kept more or less au courant of Texas barbecue, like a sports fan who is almost monomaniacally obsessed with basketball but glances over at the N.H.L. standings now and then." - Calvin Trillin

"If I were in severely straitened socio-economic circumstances and had to move to the U.S., I'd probably opt for Athens, GA, or Lawrence, KS. As boho guys usually do, live cheap in the Left Bank of Kansas." - William Gibson

"I was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and I do know from what my parents tell me that I was always interested in art, although not very good at it." - Warren MacKenzie

"After I got kicked out of CalArts, I moved to Lawrence Kansas where my sister lived. I began working on A William S. Burroughs documentary. I had no idea it would turn into such a big film." - Yony Leyser

"I grew up singing in Kansas. My dad had a band when I was growing up. So I sang in church and school and started singing with his band when I was seven. So I've been singing all my life." - Martina Mcbride

"The Kansas secretary of state Kris Kobach who helped write the immigration laws in Arizona said that [Donald] Trump's policy advisors are drafting, they're discussing drafting a proposal, to reinstate a registry for immigrants from Muslim countries." - Megyn Kelly

"I had no administrative function at the New Yorker. I am what we used to call in construction back in Kansas City where I grew up "a dog-ass subcontractor."" - Kevin Sessums

"I always found Louise Brooks interesting. She was an icon of the silent - film era, and I knew she'd grown up in Kansas, and that she was smart and rebellious and sharp - tongued." - Laura Moriarty

"I obviously wanted to play for the Kansas City Royals. (Laughter) I also knew that was far-fetched. The truth is I don't really know what I wanted to do." - Josh Earnest

"One can see them playing hearts in the lounge car and eating cheese sandwiches in the railroad stations as they traveled through Kansas and Nebraska - over the mountains and on to the Coast." - John Cheever

"Robert Altman made that movie Kansas City about the jazz scene in the city, and we saw that band all together, and that was an amazing show. That's what I got into. I like jazz." - Nick Kroll

"The farmers in Kansas are sorely in need of a credit system meeting their special requirements, that they may more readily obtain money on short or long time for their farming operations, or that they may become owners of farms." - Arthur Capper

"I grew up in conservative rural Kansas in the 1950s when it was expected that girls would not have a life outside the home, so educating them was a waste of time." - Sara Paretsky

"To go from chairman of the House Appropriations Committee in the Kansas Legislature to one of 50 on the Appropriations Committee and one of 435 in the whole House, it is more difficult to directly impact policy here." - Kevin Yoder

"My first job was with an auto plant, Kansas City - they treated you like slaves. From there I went back to Chicago, worked in steel mills, drove a cab, stuff like that." - Ed Asner

"There are people walking around the streets of Kansas City who are unemployed, while one of our largest employers is not only sending jobs aboard, but then turning around and making a statement about preserving jobs." - Emanuel Cleaver

"I guess it kind of stemmed from my father. He was a union guy working for the meat plant down in Kansas City. He was a union guy, and I guess it was just in my blood." - David Cone

"I spent a majority of my life in Kansas City, so I am a Chiefs and Royals guy. I used to work for the Royals for like five years in the suites department and in the stadium club restaurant." - David Cook

"I remember thinking, in Kansas my name will be Evett - which is my middle name. I didn't want to explain to anyone how to say Em-a-yat-zee." - Emayatzy Corinealdi

"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

"Some of the most exciting space education in the country is not coming out of Washington or New York or California or even Texas. It's coming from a place in Kansas called the Cosmosphere." - Eugene Cernan

"As a young girl, I saw commitment in my grandmother, who helped Grandpa homestead our farm on the Kansas prairie. Somehow they outlasted the Dust Bowl, the Depression, and the tornadoes that terrorize the Great Plains." - Sheri L Dew

"They do believe that if we do not wage this war against terror in places like Baghdad and Kabul, we are more likely to have it waged in Baltimore and Kansas." - Ed Gillespie

"I have a special feeling for Blue Hills CC, where I won perhaps the most important tournament of my life when I was 14 - the Kansas City Match Play Championship. It gave me a dream of becoming a professional golfer." - Tom Watson

"I remember thinking, in Kansas my name will be Evett - which is my middle name. I didn't want to explain to anyone how to say Em-a-yat-zee." - Emayatzy E. Corinealdi

"I worked at a hospital for a week. And at a golf course when I was in college at Kansas for about a week. The tips weren't good so I quit." - Paul Pierce

"I've been home-schooled since I was in the fifth grade, mainly because I had two brothers who were acting. We were from Kansas but moved out to Los Angeles." - Kevin Schmidt

"But wishing our Kansas soldiers 'God speed' is not enough. We need to comfort, care for, and protect their families. And we should ease the financial burdens that these families often face." - Kathleen Sebelius

"But the dollars spent on economic incentives and new investment strategies are wasted unless we seriously address the two most important economic issues in Kansas: education and health care." - Kathleen Sebelius

"After graduating in engineering I went to the University of Kansas to get an MA in economics as a vehicle for allowing me to decide if I wanted to continue in economics." - Vernon L Smith

"My older brother Mike is an excellent trumpet player. By the time he was 12, he was playing around Kansas City in classical situations. He was already an amazing talent." - Pat Metheny

"Like every other place, I guess, Kansas City was quite a different city when I was a youngster there. They had quite a few clubs, and we had what we used to call jam sessions every night." - Ben Webster

"We should all live in central or southwest Queensland in Australia, which is geologically stable. Or Kansas or Nebraska, because it's relatively geologically stable. I am sure there is no emergency plan for Topeka." - Simon Winchester

"I really like Amelia Earhart. She's from Kansas. She disappeared, so I have to take her place. I want to be Dorothy. I want to be Amelia Earhart... I want to do it all." - Lindsey Wixson

"If I didn't ever model? I would be back in Kansas. I would probably end up being a pastry chef. My grandma taught me how to make a pie." - Lindsey Wixson



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