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100 Best Quotes About Mexico | Mexico Quote for Instagram

There are some amazing Mexico quotes!

And that shouldn’t be surprising.

Mexico is a country and a place probably best known for its history, food, Day of the Dead, and of course, Cinco De Mayo (Mexican Independence day). Being a huge Mexican culture lover, I wanted to create this collection of quotes about Mexico that you can enjoy reading. Mexico for me is more than a country, but rather a passion.

Below are the best sayings, and quotes! Perfect before you travel to Mexico.

Most famous quotes about mexico

Quotes About Mexico

Since it is on the border with the united states, Mexico sees a lot of traffic from America. As it should! Mexican culture is vibrant. The landscape is beautiful. And let’s not forget the food! I know I could eat a taco every day of the week and be happy.

“In Mexico, the gods ruled, the priests interpreted and interposed, and the people obeyed. In Spain, the priests ruled, the king interpreted and interposed, and the gods obeyed. A nuance in an ideological difference is a wide chasm”.

Richard Condon

“I was born in Mexico, I grew up in Mexico, and along the way, I learned to love Mexico. I think anyone who has stepped foot on this land – not to mention all Mexican people – will agree that it’s not difficult to love Mexico.” 

– Emiliano Salinas

“Drinking tequila is more about the journey than the destination.”

– Rainbow Rowell.

On most holidays, you’ll find me in Mexico. Actually, on most holidays you won’t find me. I’m at a beach, and it’s wonderful.”

– Kyrsten Sinema

“¡Viva la América! ¡Muera el mal gobierno!”

– Miguel Hidalgo

“Mexico. Melancholy, profoundly right and wrong, it embraces as it strangulates.”

– Ann Castillo

“Pour me another tequila. I’m going to put on your red satin dress. You put on my clothes.”

– Bobby Bare.

“I want to die as a slave to principles, not to men”

– Emiliano Zapata

I am such a vacation girl. I have little places that I go to frequently! If I am not too busy on a weekend, I try to go someplace like Mexico or Manzanillo or something like that.”

– LisaRaye McCoy-Misick

On the cool beach of Cancun under the moon, Me and honey sipping Boone’s (Farm)

– Natas (This is one of the best sayings about Mexico)

I was lookin’ forward to June, I was ready for Cancun

– Jacob Banks

“Sublime is something you choke on after a shot of tequila.”

– Mark Z. Danielewski.

“I too am written, and at this very moment someone spells me out.”

– Octavio Paz. (Mexican Poet)

“I was taken in by the bravado and the sounds of Mexico… not so much the music, but the spirit.”

– Herb Alpert

“I am convinced that all this poverty in Mexico and in Latin America like it’s happening in China is the opportunity to grow. It’s an opportunity for investment; it’s an economic activity and to take out poverty is the best investment any person or a person can do in any place.” 

– Carlos Slim

Mexico is a beautiful country – rich in culture, history, and natural treasures. I’ll leave you with these words of wisdom:… “In every country, there is a Mexico.”

-Juan Rulfo

“All is visible and all elusive, all is near and can’t be touched.”

– Octavio Paz.

Mexico is a safe, as well as a beautiful and warmly gracious, place to visit. – Margaret Chan

“It was too much tequila, or not quite enough.”

– Jimmy Buffett.

“Are they nothing at all, the cries of men? does nothing happen in time but time passing?”

– Octavio Paz

“I write death and for a moment I live within it.” – Octavio Paz.

“Take life with a pinch of salt, a shot of tequila, and a wedge of lime so nothing at all but take your time.”

– John Walter Bratton.

Violence in Mexico has its origins in the lack of development and corruption. Andres Manuel

– Lopez Obrador

“A little tequila, sunshine, and tacos never hurt anybody.” – Matthew McConaughey.

“I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone because I am the person I know best.”

– Frida Kahlo

We are going to extend our frank hand to seek a relation of friendship – I repeat – of cooperation with the United States.

– Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador 

“I know now that he who hopes to be universal in his art must plant in his own soil . . . The secret of my best work is that it is Mexican.”

– Diego Rivera

Best quotes about Mexico city

Mexico Quotes

Here are the best Mexico city quotes to inspire your travels around the city. From exploring the best markets in Mexico to the best things to see in the city. Enjoy these Mexican quotes!  A lot of people ask, is Mexico City safe? And that isn’t a simply answer. However, it is the a vibrant city, full of life.

“I feel no threat or fear in Mexico City.”

– Michael Nyman

“The most that somebody in Mexico City will get paid for a job in construction is 100 pesos a day.”

– Alma Guillermoprieto

“I was taken out of school by my dad when I was 11 and lived in Mexico City, then later in Paris. And I went with him to excavate in Bolivia and Peru. I never finished high school. And I was a straight F student anyway. My father admitted to me later that he’d thought I would come to no good.”

– Michael Heizer

I think the fact that my wife died in Mexico City makes it very important to me; my life went up in smoke at that moment, the family and the future we were going to have. At that point, I was anchored to the city in a way I’ve never been anchored to a place before.

– Francisco Goldman

As a city, it is always compelling. But every day in Mexico City, I give thanks that I am alive.

– Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Inspiring quotes about mexico’s beauty

Quotes About Mexico City

Here are some of the best quotes about Mexico beauty. Its culture and landscape.

When I was living in Mexico and writing a book called ‘Aztec,’ I had to make a deliberate effort to ignore a lot of the ‘typically Mexican landscape’ around me – banana and citrus groves, roses and carnations, burros and toros – because they did not exist in Mexico in the 15th century, the time of my book.

Gary Jennings

Taking it as a whole, Mexico is a grand city, and, as Cortes truly said, its situation is marvelous.

Edward Burnett Tylor

The interior of Mexico consists of a mass of volcanic rocks, thrust up to a great height above the sea-level.

Edward Burnett Tylor

Soy mucha mariposa para Estomago

The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.

Carlos Santana

One of the most notable traits of the Mexican’s character is his willingness to contemplate horror: he is even familiar and complacent in his dealings with it.

– Octavio Paz

There’s no such thing as a specific authenticity to what Mexico is, because Mexico is incredibly complex and varied, and the food is completely different if you travel 50 kilometers. It just changes all the time.

– Gael Garcia Bernal

What most people don’t understand is that UFOs are on a cosmic tourist route. That’s why they’re always seen in Arizona, Scotland, and New Mexico. Another thing to consider is that all three of those destinations are good places to play golf. So there’s possibly some connection between aliens and golf.

– Alice Cooper

Mexico Travel Quotes

Man is alone everywhere. But the solitude of the Mexican, under the great stone night of the high plateau that is still inhabited by insatiable gods, is very different from that of the North American, who wanders in an abstract world of machines, fellow citizens, and moral precepts.”

– Octavio Paz

“But I’m not running away. I’m running toward… toward adventure, toward discovery, toward diversity. And while I was in Mexico I discovered something intriguing: Once I leave the U.S., I am not be bound by the rules of my culture. And when I am a foreigner in another country, I am exempt from the local rules. This extraordinary situation means that there are no rules in my life. I am free to live by the standards and ideals and rules I create for myself.¨

Rita Golden Gelman

They Tried to Bury Us. They didn’t know we were seeds.

– Mexican Proverb

True love in Mexico isn’t between lovers. It’s between a parent and a child. Mexico is an intensive culture of sons adoring their mothers, and this is why I claim Mexico is matriarchial because the one constant faithful, inviolable holy love of love- the love of your life- is not your wife or your lover, it’s your mother.

– Sandra Cisneros

“The howling pariah dogs, the cocks that herald dawn all night, the drumming, the moaning that will be found later white plumage huddled on telegraph wires in back gardens or fowl roosting in apple trees, the eternal sorrow that never sleeps of great Mexico.”

– Malcolm Lowry

“In Mexico, an air conditioner is called a politician because it makes a lot of noise but doesn’t work very well.”¨

– Len Deighton

The best Mexico quotes for Instagram

Quotes about Mexico Instagram captions can help give a small insight into what a person is thinking or feeling when traveling in Mexico when trying to describe the feelings themselves becomes too large. Words can turn around and bite us, but quotes have none of these problems. And can help describe everything from how good the Mexican food taste – I want a taco right now – to the sweet burn of tequila. That is why we have put together this collection of Mexico Instagram quotes to improve your photos. So enjoy these Mexico quotes for Instagram.

  • Mexico is the perfect place for all types of vacations. Get out there and explore! From beaches to mountains, from cities to deserts. The options are endless here in Mexico 🇲🇽👍
  • Mexico City is a proper underdog when it comes to tourism. It’s not the most famed city in Mexico and the surrounding areas are pretty underrated. I mean, there’s a reason why people keep coming back and that’s because there’s something they can’t stop themselves from doing or seeing all over again!
  • Mexico City is where you can feel the heart and soul of Mexico, its people are so welcoming. It’s a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city.
  • There are moments when you need to just breathe. You can only see the best in Mexico if you take the time to slow down and enjoy its beauty.
  • They say that Mexico is a place of dreams, where you can make them come true with just one step.
  • Mexico is the perfect place to go with your loved one and fall in love all over again.
  • If you’re going to be in Mexico, make it a point to visit the capital city. There is so much to see and do here.
  • Mexico City is a city of surprises. Culture is rich and colorful. The food is delicious, the people are friendly and the weather is amazing (even in the dead of winter).
  • The city of Mexico is a cultural and artistic mecca, a place where you can learn from the locals and leave your mark.
  • “What a perfect way to begin Mexico-city trip.”
  • The sun, the sea, and the people of Mexico 🌴 🌴 🌴
  • Experience Mexico City like you never did before! 🌍🌎
  • We’re so lucky to be in Mexico City and Cabo san Lucas and all over the world!

Short mexico captions for Instagram

Here are some more Short Mexico Instagram captions and quotes. What mexico travel quote will you choose?

  • Happy #MexicoDay! 🇲🇽✨🌴
  • “Mexico… or as you may know it: spicy Canada.” – John Oliver
  • “I hate Cinco de Mayo,” Said no Juan Ever!
  • Some call it haven. I call it puerto vallarta
  • “At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.” – Frida Kahlo
  • “They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn’t. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.” – Frida Kahlo
  • “I am my own muse, the subject I know best.” – Frida Kahlo (I find this a great funny quote)
  • All I need is a burrito and beach to make me happy in Mexico.
  • Dear Mexico, I love You. 

Great movie quotes about Mexico

Here are the best movie quotes about Mexico. As well as Mexican quotes about films, and directors.

“Everyone has seen photographs of Mexicans wearing those big sombreros. When you come to Mexico, the astonishing thing is, nobody wears these hats at all.” Bruce Beresford

“Here’s a tip: if you ever get the chance to travel with a Mexican rodeo… pass.”

Charlie Sheen

Many Mexican directors are scared to shoot in Mexico City, which is why there are many stories in Mexican cinema about little rural towns, or set a hundred years ago. – alejandro gonzalez inarritu 

“Erin: Tell me you did not go to Mexico to buy weed. – Kemper: We did not go to Mexico to buy weed.”

Jessica Biel

“Stuart Goodson: Cold enough for you, Ernesto? – Ernesto: I’m taking my ass back to Mexico if this cold keeps up!”

Emilo Estevez

“Hey, you want to talk Mexican? Join another tank, a Mexican tank. This is an American tank, we talk American.”

Brad Pitt

“Hey Curry, how are we going to live in Mexico, when we’re dead?” RICHARD VIDAN

“That guy. He’s more drama than a Mexican soapopera.”

Matthew Lillard

“Ron Woodroof: Guess who’s going to Mexico, lookin’ for a hot date? – Dr. Eve Saks: Do I look like someone who takes vacations? – Ron Woodroof: A little tequila, sunshine and tacos never hurt anybody.”

Matthew McConaughey

“If I killed somebody, I do something cool, like move to Mexico and start a band.” NATASHA LYONNE

“I happen to know Mexico like the back of my hand. I am internationally known. I’ve done mischief everywhere. Puerto Rico, Colombia, Brazil… all them Mexican countries.” EDDIE GRIFFIN

“He on whose heart the dust of Mexico has lain, will find no peace in any other land.”

Albert Finney

“California is full of Mexican culture and Mexican music.”

Harry Dean Stanton

Quotes About Mexican Food

  • Mexican food is an aphrodisiac which excites the passion for living. It courts, seduces, ravishes, then cherishes all five senses.” – Richard Condon
  • “Tofu tacos are not Mexican. I think putting tofu on anything and calling it Mexican is an insult to my people.”– Simone Elkeles
  • “I don’t eat fast food often, but I love tacos. I could write prophetically about how perfect the taco is.” – Ken Baumann
  • “Tequila. Straight. There’s a real polite drink. You keep drinking until you finally take one more, and it just won’t go down. Then you know you’ve reached your limit.” – Lee Marvin
  • “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. Then find someone whose life gave them Tequila and have a party.” – Ron White.
  • “I’ve seen zero evidence of any nation on Earth other than Mexico even remotely having the slightest clue what Mexican food is about or even come close to reproducing it. It is perhaps the most misunderstood country and cuisine on Earth.” – Anthony Bourdain
  • “I drink Jack Daniel’s. I drink tequila. But you do it in moderation.” – Michael Anthony.
  • In Mexico, everything on the menu is the same dish. The only difference is the way it’s folded.– Billy Connolly
  • “Mexican food is way more than the bastardized burritos and nachos you pick up at window #2.” – Anna Starostinetskaya
  • “I’m convinced that anyone who doesn’t like Mexican food is a psychopath.” – Jim Gaffigan
  • The pervasive fact about Mexican food is that it is not only for people who like to eat; it is, even more so if such a thing were possible, for people who like to cook.” – Richard Condon
  • “I saw Tequila Sunrise as a romantic picture with complex, bigger-than-life characters.” – Conrad Hall.
  • “It becomes evident, when the glorious plunge is taken, that to cook and eat Mexican food is to celebrate sensuality in every great chamber of this textured, perfumed, delicious, beautiful, and memorable gastronomic antiquity.” – Richard Condon
  • Tacos are like what the voices of a hundred angels singing Bob Dylan while sitting on rainbows and playing banjos would taste like if that sound were edible. – Isabel Quintero
  • Don’t judge your taco by its price. Hunter Thompson
  • “I knew I hated straight shots of anything except tequila. I was definitely a tequila girl.” – Wendy Higgins.
  • Or do we want to eat without fear, tearing into the local stew, the humble taquerias mystery meat, the sincerely offered gift of a lightly grilled fish head? I know what I want. I want it all. I want to try everything once. – Anthony Bourdain

Quotes About Mexican Culture

If you are looking for the best quotes about Mexican culture. Then pick a quote from below. There are quotes and sayings, about Mexican Culture.

  • “I paint flowers so they will not die.” – Frida Kahlo (An iconic artist and author and a huge part of Mexican Culture)
  • “True love in Mexico isn’t between lovers; it’s between a parent and a child. Mexico is a very intense culture of sons adoring their mothers, and this is why I claim that Mexican culture is matriarchal. Because the one constant, faithful, inviolable, holy love of loves – the love of your life – is not your wife or your lover; it’s your mother.” – Sandra Cisneros
  • “Cuando el pueblo salta sus barreras, casi ningún esfuerzo es bastante poderoso para detenerlo” (“When the people jump their barriers, almost no effort is powerful enough to stop it.”) – Guadalupe Victoria about Mexican Independence Day.

More Quotes from Famous Mexican People

Salma Hayek:

  • “People often say that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder,’ and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder.”
  • “You can be a thousand different women. It’s your choice which one you want to be.”

Karla Souza:

  • “We need to start breaking down stereotypes and showing people that we are more than just one thing.”
  • “Being Mexican is a beautiful thing, and I think we should all celebrate our culture and heritage.”

Vicente Fox:

  • “We need to create the mechanisms that allow a free flow of ideas, a free flow of goods, a free flow of services.”
  • “Our vision is more obstructed by what we think we know than by our lack of knowledge.”

Eva Longoria:

  • “I believe in a world where everyone has the right to education, health, and equality.”
  • “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you.”

Kristin Hannah: (Note: Kristin Hannah is an American author, not Mexican. Here’s a quote from her anyway.)

  • “The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.”

Canelo Alvarez:

  • “I have fear of failing. When you have fear of failing, you train harder.”

Barriga llena: (This phrase translates to “full belly.” While it is not a quote from a specific person, it is a popular saying in Mexico that emphasizes the importance of having enough to eat.)

Julieta Venegas:

  • “I think it’s important to believe in what you do and to be passionate about it.”
  • “I’ve always been interested in the mix of cultures and the idea of being a citizen of the world.”

Anthony Quinn:

  • “Art is the step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.”
  • “The only way to live a good life is to act on your emotions.”

Victoriano Huerta:

  • “A revolution is not a bed of roses.”
  • “It is time to take up arms and act.”

Diego Luna:

  • “My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long university education that I never had – every day I’m learning something new.”
  • “Cinema has the power to transform, to educate, and to create change.”

Mario Van Peebles:

  • “Make your dreams your reality, and let your reality be your dreams.”
  • “Success is not about where you come from, it’s about where you’re going.”

Antonio López de Santa Anna: (Note: Antonio López de Santa Anna was a 19th-century Mexican general and politician. Here’s a historical quote attributed to him.)

  • “There can be no national sovereignty without fiscal sovereignty.”

Whether you are traveling from Los Angeles in North America or up from South America. Everyone should plan a visit to Mexico. Now, all you need to do is ask yourself if you want to visit Cancun or Tulum first.

I hope you enjoyed these Mexico quotes, Mexico Puns, and Mexican Sayings. And that these quotes about Mexico inspired you to travel from the United States to Mexico. 

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