I'm from all around the state of AZ
A lesson I've learned lately: "Never wrestle with a pig. It annoys the pig and you just get dirty" (George Bernard Shaw) ;)
Generally for quotes, George MacDonald and CS Lewis are two of my favorites. I'm reading a Geo Mac book right now and its full of little pithy nuggets. Here's one on the last page I read: "Without knowing it, she held the main secret of all good manners: she was simple. She never pretended, never wished to appear anything other than what she was."