Famous Utah Quotes : Utah Sayings In Life

These Utah quotes will inspire you. Utah is a state in the Mountain West subregion of the Western United States.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Utah quotes, Utah sayings, and Utah proverbs.

Best Utah Quotes

  1. “In Utah, there are no bad things in the water there. It’s just smooth, really beautiful.” ~ Steve Guttenberg
  2. “I love a lot of Colorado and upper Utah. I think some of the most beautiful terrains is upper BC.” ~ Joe Lando
  3. “Now Stan and I were still working in secret at that time but, because of this development, we had to inform the University of Utah because we thought that they might need to take patent protection.” ~ Martin Fleischmann
  4. “Once you put yourself in the hands of the government, you could end up in Utah.” ~ Michael O’Donoghue
  5. “Because, you know, you’re in Utah. And because of its political conservatism, if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere.” ~ Robert Redford

  6. “Family trips to Yellowstone and to what are now national parks in Southern Utah, driving the primitive roads and cars of that day, were real adventures.” ~ Paul D. Boyer , Southern Utah quotes
  7. “I enjoyed my time in Utah. It was a different area to what I was used to. The people there were very nice and it was a great organization and city. I have only good things to say about Utah.” ~ John Starks
  8. “Snowboarding! I love it! Some of the best places to snowboard are Telluride and Park Cities, Utah.” ~ Bridget Hall
  9. “I live on a ranch in Utah for now, but I’m gonna move. I’ve got another ranch to move to, but its location is a secret. When I get there, I’m gonna plow the road in behind me.” ~ Wilford Brimley
  10. “I left Montana in Spring of 1866, for Utah, arriving at Salt Lake City during the summer.” ~ Calamity Jane

  11. “As we crossed the Colorado-Utah border I saw God in the sky in the form of huge gold sunburning clouds above the desert that seemed to point a finger at me and say, “Pass here and go on, you’re on the road to heaven.” ~ Jack Kerouac
  12. “On Tuesday, Utah Candidate Mia Love became the first black Republican woman elected to Congress. She’s also a Mormon. Yeah, a black female Republican Mormon. Even unicorns are saying, ‘Not buyin’ it.'” ~ Jimmy Fallon
  13. “It’s a lot more common now for someone to know a Mormon rather than just know of Mormons out in Utah, … We seem more normal. We’re not as exotic.” ~ Brigham Young
  14. “In 1847, two years before the greedy rush for gold began in California, the Mormons quietly began irrigating Utah’s Salt Lake Valley. In a sense, they were the first American irrigators of any significance. And their knowledge about the art of applying water to land has spread throughout the world.” ~ Stuart Campbell
  15. “Well, my father’s people were Mormon, and had immigrated not long after Brigham Young had settled Utah.” ~ Lynne Cheney

  16. “How to Avoid Pleurisy: Never make love to a girl named Candy on the tailgate of a half-ton Ford pickup during a chill rain in April out on Grandview Point in San Juan County, Utah.” ~ Edward Abbey
  17. “Sundance started with two acres back in 1963 that I bought from a sheepherder for $500. What has happened, I could see development starting to descend on the state of Utah. I thought I had better acquire more land to protect it. I thought that would probably be my legacy, to protect land.” ~ Robert Redford
  18. “Imposing excessive new regulations, or closing coal-fired power plants would produce few health or environmental benefits. But it would exact huge costs on society – and bring factories, offices and economies to a screeching halt in states that are 80-98% dependent on coal: Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming.” ~ Paul Driessen
  19. “Growing up in rural Utah had a lot of benefits, but in an environment, that prized conformity, fit wasn’t one of them. I ended up in my senior year with a 0.9 GPA, which I think you actually have to work pretty hard to get. In the exact same month they kicked me out of school, my girlfriend – still my wife today – told me she was pregnant. So, it was an interesting start to life: working 10 or 12 minimum-wage jobs; getting bored really quickly and quitting; having my in-laws – rightly – in full panic mode and thinking I had some kind of character flaw.” ~ L. Todd Rose
  20. “I think my heart breaks daily living in Salt Lake City, Utah. But I still love it. And that is the richness, the texture.” ~ Terry Tempest Williams

  21. “I was a violent, self-destructive teenager, who was adopted right at the end of World War II. I was lied to and abused by my parents. I hated life in Utah. I resented the Mormon Church, its sense of superiority, and its certitude. I escaped through the Beat writers and discovered poetry and have devoted my entire life to the practice of poetry in varying ways. Poetry gave me a reason for being. And I’m not exaggerating when I say that.” ~ Sam Hamill
  22. “… over two hundred women, apparently at their own request, were sealed as wives to Joseph Smith after his death in special temple ceremonies. Moreover, a great many distinguished women in history, including several Catholic saints, were also sealed to Joseph Smith in Utah. I saw these astonishing lists in the Latter-day Saint Genealogical Archives in Salt Lake City in 1944.” ~ Fawn M. Brodie
  23. “Utah is close to becoming the latest state to legalize medical marijuana. But one DEA agent raised the alarm in front of the Utah legislature. He warned them that rabbits might eat the weed. And then what would you have? You’d have a bunch of weed-crazed rabbits running around. They’d run rampant in the state’s cornfields and taco orchards.” ~ Peter Sagal
  24. “The United States census records from 1850 to 1940, and all available Church records, uniformly show a preponderance of males in Utah, and in the Church. Indeed, the excess in Utah has usually been larger than for the whole United States… there was no surplus of women.” ~ John Andreas Widtsoe
  25. “Now in Utah if you get the death sentence, they have the firing squad. In Russia, they call that early retirement.” ~ David Letterman

  26. “Yes, I direct commercials as well. I get these really weird offers and then I have to bid on them and win the job. One offer that I have now, and I’ve already done this last year for the same company, is for Cash Value Cheese, this cheese out in the midwest. I did two spots for them last year and I’m going to probably do three this year. I also did some for the Utah Transit Authority, which was weird and interesting and they turned out really funny – they actually won an award.” ~ Andy Dick
  27. “While he was in Utah, Obama discussed immigration reform with leaders of the Mormon Church. Obama introduced the first lady. Then the church’s president introduced HIS first lady. And his second lady. And his third, fourth, and fifth ladies.” ~ Jimmy Fallon
  28. “President Obama just made his first presidential trip to the state of Utah. Obama spent his time in Utah just like you’d expect – telling people, ‘Uh, no, I don’t play for the Jazz.'” ~ Jimmy Fallon
  29. “It’s tough though because of the whole part about getting sponsors and people out to watch women’s cycling. I think the only way that women can really work it is that we have to work our way more into these big grand tours that the men have like the Tour de Georgia, Tour of Utah, and Tour of California.” ~ Kristin Armstrong
  30. “Because Utah is largely Mormon country, the firing squad’s a little different. You’re blindfolded but no cigarette.” ~ David Letterman

  31. “If prosecutors in the state of Utah continue on the path they are on in seeking us out, I hate to tell you what might happen. To put it bluntly – the mountains could come down upon them. I think they are going to get shook up. I think we are in store for a lot of things if we don’t reprent and return to the way of God.” ~ Tom Green
  32. “I’ve rebelled against all types of conformity throughout my life, not just Utah’s conservative culture” ~ Bert McCracken
  33. “17 seconds from Game 7, or from Championship number 6, Jordan, open, Chicago with the lead. Time out Utah, 5.2 seconds left, Michael Jordan running on fumes with 45 points.” ~ Bob Costas
  34. “Thousands of legal and illegal immigrants staged what they called a Day Without Immigrants. Or, as it’s known in Utah, Monday.” ~ Conan O’Brien
  35. “The Church responds to antiquated social realities, and those realities remain much more current in Utah precisely because of the Church.” ~ Andrew Solomon

  36. “…if we allow ourselves contemplative time in nature whether it’s gardening, going for a walk with the dog, or being in the heart of the southern Utah wilderness-then we can hear the voice of our conscience. If we listen to that voice, it asks us to be conscious. And if we become conscious we choose to live lives of consequence.” ~ Terry Tempest Williams , Utah quotes nature
  37. “Yeah, no one really grows up competing in the bobsled. You have to be 16 years old before you can even drive one. And there are really only two places in the country where you can bobsled – Park City, Utah, and Lake Placid, New York.” ~ Elana Meyers
  38. “I had been hearing on-the-ground buzz that white folks were moving to places like Bend, Oregon, and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and St. George, Utah. That led me to discover through census data that these towns were already extremely white and they were becoming, in most cases, even whiter. Statistics could only tell me so much; in order to get to the spirit and essence of it, I had to immerse myself.” ~ Richard Benjamin
  39. “The Republicans have a high Beady-Eyed Self-Righteous Scary Borderline Loon Quotient, as evidenced by Phyllis Schlafly, Pat Robertson, the entire state of Utah, etc.” ~ Dave Barry
  40. “Of course, there isn’t really a black population in Idaho or Utah.” ~ Richard Benjamin

  41. “Utah is so wonderful. My greatest memories of Utah are of always being outdoors. It’s a very athletic environment that I think gave me a lot of drive to be fit and live well.” ~ Julianne Hough
  42. “The community in Utah was very religious. I was a typical teenage girl trying to find my sexuality. Unfortunately, girls do use their sexuality to find attention. I also understand why parents want to protect their kids.” ~ Julianne Hough
  43. “Myths that need clarification: “Everyone in California lives on a white, sandy beach.” False. The only people who live on California beaches are vacationers from Arizona, Utah, and Nevada who own condos.” ~ Erma Bombeck
  44. “Having lived in Utah all of my life, I can tell that in many ways I know of no place more lonely, no place more unfamiliar. When I talk about how it is both a blessing and a burden to have those kinds of roots, it can be terribly isolating, because when you are so familiar, you know the shadow.” ~ Terry Tempest Williams
  45. “Other people have analysis. I have Utah.” ~ Robert Redford

  46. “Making a good music video isn’t easy. If it were, MTV would still be showing them instead of ’16 and Pregnant,’ which I assume is shot exclusively in Utah.” ~ Daniel Tosh
  47. “When I’m standing in the middle of the salt flats, where you swear that the pupils of your eyes have turned white because of the searing heat that is rising from the desert, I think of my childhood, I think of my mother, my father, my grandparents; I think of the history that we hold there and it is beautiful to me. But it is both a blessing and a burden to be rooted in place. It’s recognizing the pattern of things, almost feeling a place before you even see it. In Southern Utah, on the Colorado plateau where canyon walls rise upward like praying hands, that is a holy place to me.” ~ Terry Tempest Williams
  48. “I can only tell where I feel most at home, which is in the erosional landscape of the red rock desert of southern Utah, where the Colorado River cuts through sandstone and the geologic history of the Earth is exposed: our home in Castle Valley.” ~ Terry Tempest Williams
  49. “Utah could elect its first black Republican woman to Congress. In other words, Utah finally got one black person and the first thing they want to do is send her to Washington.” ~ Conan O’Brien
  50. “Today was a good day for Hill Air Force Base and Utah.” ~ Rob Bishop

  51. “When ‘Ice Ice Baby’ was selling a million records a day, I bought several properties: a home next to Michael J. Fox in L.A., a palace in Miami, and a mountain cabin in Utah. Then, a few years later, I took a break from touring, saw that my properties had cobwebs, so I sold them, and – to my surprise – I made a huge profit!” ~ Vanilla Ice
  52. “Narrow-minded provincialism: Sad to say but true – I am more interested in the mountain lions of Utah, the wild pigs of Arizona than I am in the fate of all the Arabs of Araby, all the Wogs of Hindustan, all the Ethiopic of Abyssinia.” ~ Edward Abbey
  53. “Places: a cold, bleak, lonely day on the rim at Muley Point, Utah. And the heart-cracking loveliness of the blood-smeared, bitter, incomprehensible slaughterhouse of a world.” ~ Edward Abbey
  54. “Alaska is our biggest, buggiest, boggiest state. Texas remains our largest unfrozen state. But mountainous Utah, if ironed out flat, would take up more space on a map than either.” ~ Edward Abbey
  55. “My books always make the best-seller lists in Wolf Hole, Arizona, and Hanksville, Utah.” ~ Edward Abbey

  56. “Presented memorial to [Constitutional Convention] committee on suffrage. Was very courteously treated. We all felt it a great day in the history of Utah. The committee informed us they had passed on W[oman] S[uffrage] being ten to five in favor.” ~ Ruth May Fox
  57. “What is so powerful here is that we have the first federal appellate court and it’s a case coming out of Utah affirming in the strongest, clearest, boldest terms that the Constitution guarantees the freedom to marry and equal protection for all Americans and all means all, including gay couples.” ~ Evan Wolfson
  58. “Growing up in a Jewish matriarchal world inside the patriarchal paradise of Salt Lake City, Utah, gave me increased perspective on gender issues, as it also did my gay brother and my lesbian sister. Our younger sister is the perfect Jewish-American wife and mother, and is fiercely proud of that fact.” ~ Roseanne Barr
  59. “I’ve been complimented enough and asked to run for various offices out here in Utah, but right now, I’m not interested. I don’t know that I have the stomach for it.” ~ Dale Murphy
  60. “I love living in Utah. I was born here but raised in L.A., but we decided about 13, 14 years ago to come here to Utah.” ~ Donny Osmond

  61. “Today’s decision affirms what we all know to be true — the U.S. Constitution guarantees the basic civil rights of all Americans, not just some. Utah’s ban on marriage equality does nothing to strengthen or protect any marriage. Instead, it singles out thousands of loving Utah families for unfair treatment simply because of who they are. Our Constitution does not allow for such blatant discrimination.” ~ Chad Griffin
  62. “I always thought the name of Utah’s major newspaper was some sort of weird misspelling of the word “desert.” But no, Deseret is the “land of the honeybee,” according to the Book of Mormon. I guess I should have figured they would have caught a typo in the masthead after 154 years.” ~ A. J. Jacobs
  63. “I spend most of hunting season at the ranch. We all love to hunt whitetails, and we have a pretty good supply in South Texas. I also love to hunt elk in Arizona, mule deer in Utah, and I’ve been to Canada to hunt caribou.” ~ George Strait

  64. “A study at the University of Utah found that if you ask someone why he is friendly with someone else, he’ll say it is because he and his friend share similar attitudes. But if you actually quiz the two of them on their attitudes, you’ll find out that what they actually share is similar activities. We’re friends with the people we do things with, as much as we are with the people we resemble. We don’t seek out friends, in other words. We associate with the people who occupy the same small, physical spaces that we do.” ~ Malcolm Gladwell
  65. “Tom Dancer’s gift of a whitebark pine cone You never know What opportunity Is going to travel to you, Or through you. Once a friend gave me A small pine cone- One of a few He found in the scat Of a grizzly In Utah maybe, Or Wyoming. I took it home And did what I supposed He was sure I would do- I ate it, Thinking How it had traveled Through that rough And holy body. It was crisp and sweet. It was almost a prayer Without words. My gratitude, Tom Dancer, For this gift of the world I adore so much And want to belong to. And thank you too, great bear” ~ Mary Oliver

Utah is a landlocked U.S. state bordered to its east by Colorado, to its northeast by Wyoming, to its north by Idaho, to its south by Arizona, and to its west by Nevada.

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