A Texan outside of Texas is a what?
This is impossible to explain to anyone who lives in another state.
I mean, nobody struts with state pride quite like a Texan does.
There is a chip on the shoulder, a dignity, like a worn metal from a glorious and forgotten war, that all Texans carry around.
Come and see it for yourself.
Just don’t stay too long, please.
Writers facing the problem of Texas find themselves floundering in generalities, and I am no exception. Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word. And there’s an opening covey of generalities. A Texan outside of Texas is a foreigner.
-John Steinbeck, Travels With Charley In Search Of America