Sunday, May 01, 2005

Arizona Quotes

  ~Author Unknown A three-inch rain in Phoenix means three inches between drops.  ~Local Saying Welcome to Arizona, where summer spends the winter - and hell spends the summer.  ~Popular saying, modified from a booster slogan in the 1930s Fort Yuma is probably the hottest place on earth.  The thermometer stays at one hundred and twenty in the shade there all the time - except when it varies and goes higher.  It is a U.S. military post, and its occupants get so used to the terrific heat that they suffer without it.  There is a tradition... that a very, very wicked soldier died there, once, and of course, went straight to the hottest corner of perdition, - and the next day he telegraphed back for his blankets.  ~Mark Twain, Roughing It, 1872, chapter LVI You know you're an Arizona native when you think Taco Bell is the local phone company.  ~Emma Louise Philabaum, quoted in You Know You're an Arizona Native, When... compiled by Don Dedera, 1993 The Grand Canyon is carven deep by the master hand; it is the gulf of silence, widened in the desert; it is all time inscribing the naked rock; it is the book of earth.&#

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