Hollywood is a place where people from Iowa mistake each other for stars.
— Fred A. Allen

After my father had seen me in five or six things, he said, Son, your mother and I really enjoyed your recent film, and I must say that you're a lot like John Wayne. And I said, How so? And he said, Well, you're exactly the same in all your roles. Now, as a modern American actor, that's not what you want to hear. But for a guy who watched John Wayne movies and grew up in iowa, it's a sterling compliment.
Dermot Mulroney iowa quote

I'm from Iowa, we don't know what cool is!
— Ashton Kutcher

We have a long tradition in this state of caring for our neighbors - it is truly an Iowa value.
— Thomas Vilsack

You see for me, America is an idea. It is a stage for transformation. I felt when I came to Iowa City from Calcutta that suddenly I could be a new person . . . What America offers me is romanticism and hope . . . Suddenly, I found myself in a country where
— iowa quotation by Bharati Mukeriee