“You may all go to hell and I will go to Texas.” Davy Crockett
J. Frank Dobie wrote that the hope of regional literature lies in out-growing regionalism itself. Good writing about any region is good only to the extent that it has universal appeal. He also said that Texans are the only "race of people" known to anthropologists who do not depend upon breeding for propagation. Like princes and lords, they can be made by "breath," plus a big white hat. - November 11, 1949, Texas Institute of Letters, Spring 1950 issue of the Southwest Review.