• "I always said that Arizona is a 114,000-square-mile pice of heaven which just fell."

- Barry Goldwater

• "Arizona is the only state in the union where mothers can't tell their sons they can grow up to be president."

- Writer Larry L. King, after both Barry Goldwater and Mo Udall failed to win the presidency.

• "Arizona: It's a dry heat."

- Unknown

• "Arizona: Where summer spends the winter and hell spends the summer."

- Unknown

• "This (Grand) canyon seems like an avenue conducting to the secret of the universe and the presence of the gods."

- Owen Wister