Monday, June 15, 2009

Walk tall ...

This morning's Montana quote is by the noted British actor John Hurt. It's reportedly from an interview published in the Evening Standard on December 14, 1979:
It's the kind of country where men are expected to walk tall. I just said I was English and slunk around as I usually do.


  1. In my opinion, the absolute best line about Montana is by none other than John Steinbeck, from his 1962 book, "Travels with Charley:"

    "Montana seems to me to be what a small boy would think Texas is like hearing from Texans."

    You have to be a Montana native living in Texas (where nine out ten people surveyed think "The Beverly Hillbillies" was a drama) to appreciate this.

    Texas: Never have SO MANY been SO PROUD of SO LITTLE.

    Montana truly IS the Essence of Texaslessness.

  2. Agreed, without a doubt! That was the very first quote I posted in this blog, back in my May 1st entry.

    And I have to agree with you about Texas, too ... at least in some ways, it's my least-favorite state. I like the part of the state west of the Pecos, but I try to pass through the rest of it as quickly as possible. Hope you're able to escape someday!