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Arizona is a state in the southwestern region of the United States. It is also part of the Western United States and of the Mountain West states. It is the sixth largest and the 15th most populous of the 50 states. Arizona is the 48th state and last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the Union, achieving statehood on February 14, 1912.
- Things in Arizona don't just die; they bake and fry in the heat until there is nothing left.
- Jeffry R. Halverson, The Mural: A Novel (2012)
- Crime is down in Arizona.
- You know you're an Arizona native when you have to look up mass transit in the dictionary.
- Paul Johnson, in You Know You're an Arizona Native, When... (1993), compiled by Don Dedera
- Arizona puts the heat up on you; I should warn you.
- Sir Mix-a-Lot, "Jump on It" (1996), Return of the Bumpasaurus, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Regent Music Corporation
- You know you're an Arizona native when you think Taco Bell is the local phone company.
- Emma Louise Philabaum, in You Know You're an Arizona Native, When... (1993), compiled by Don Dedera
- The trip [...] across Arizona [is] just one oasis after another. You can just throw anything out and it will grow there. I like Arizona.
- Will Rogers, article in Abilene Reporter (January 16, 1927)
- Why are the feds worried about me clocking on this corner, when there's politicians out here getting popped in Arizona?
- Fredrick Tipton, "Thuggin'" (2011), Thuggin' (November 2011).
- You know you're an Arizona native when you run to the window just to watch a dust storm.
- Marshall Trimble, in You Know You're an Arizona Native, When... (1993), compiled by Don Dedera
- 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), ch. 56
- Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona.