Wyoming has always been a hard place to live and with that, it has produced some pretty tough and incredible people. I've found 10 quotes that I feel paint a wonderful picture of not only our state but the true grit of the people who live here.

1. "In Wyoming, the beauty of our mountains is only matched by the grit of our people." Liz Cheney

2. "I didn't learn to swim until I was 21 or something because I grew up in the mountains in Wyoming and all the water was glacier runoff and cold." Matthew Fox

3."Campaigning in Wyoming is politics at it's most retail level. It's done one voter at a time." Mary Cheney

4." If anything is endemic to Wyoming it is the wind. This big room of space is swept out daily, leaving a boneyard of fossils, agates, and carcasses in every stage of decay. Though it was water that initially shaped the state, the wind is the meticulous gardener, raising dust and pruning the sage." Gretel Ehrlich

5. " You know what amazes me about UFO's? They never land at the White House. They always land in Laramie, Wyoming. Thirty miles out, where they're seen by one farmer." Larry King