Top 88 Alaska Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Alaska Quotes from famous people such as Ruth Bader Ginsburg, John Gourley, Dennis Washington, Jewel, Joe Barton, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Remember that before 'Roe v. Wade' was decided, there w

Remember that before ‘Roe v. Wade’ was decided, there were four states that allowed abortion in the first trimester if that’s what the woman sought: New York, Hawaii, California, Alaska. Other states were shifting. And people were fighting over this issue in state legislatures.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
There’s something about Detroit, man: there’s a serious vibe there. It could be that blue-collar, working-class-mentality person who lives out there. There’s just something about it. It reminds me of Alaska. Texas has the same thing. Detroit is a little heavier than both.
John Gourley
The day after my high school graduation in 1952, I headed to Alaska. I was 17. I started out greasing equipment, then became a heavy-crane operator. I made and saved good money there for two years.
Dennis Washington
I consider myself a product of Alaska. The love and the debt that I feel to my home state – you always want your hometown to be the proudest of you, and so it’s heartbreaking to hear people say snarky things.
Jewel
I think we should drill up in Alaska.
Joe Barton
For sheer majestic geography and sublime scale, nothing beats Alaska and the Yukon. For culture, Japan. And for all-around affection, Australia.
Sam Abell
The light in Alaska in particular is so beautiful. So beautiful! Such incredible light.
Sebastiao Salgado
I’ve had a lot of crappy jobs, but one of my favorites was working as a commercial fisherman in Alaska. What I loved about it was, you got paid for what you caught.
Jon Krakauer
Since my parents both worked, they hired me when I was 11 to make dinner every night. I got a quarter a day. But I was always making things like duck a l’orange and baked Alaska. I was a little bit nutty.
Teri Hatcher
Walter, who had been in the lead all day, was the first to scramble up; a native Alaskan, he is the first human being to set foot upon the top of Alaska’s great mountain, and he had well earned the lifelong distinction.
Hudson Stuck
I’ve seen a few wild grizzly bears, mostly in Alaska and British Columbia, and always from a distance. But each grizzly I’ve caught sight of was as fearsome and sublime as the last. You never get used to their raw power and massive bodies, or the mysterious intelligence in their dark, close-set eyes.
Lydia Millet
It’s so perfectly Alaska to be like, ‘Dad we’re going to the Grammys,’ and for him to be like, ‘Oh, well that’s great, Johnny. All right, gotta go back to work.’
John Gourley
Whenever I leave home to film, my wife Marina gets terrified that I’m going to come back having bought a tiny plot of land in rural Alaska.
Ben Fogle
What I miss most about living in Alaska is the fishing.
Darby Stanchfield
My stories are Alaska stories, and they need to be told in Alaska. Evergreen Films is located in Alaska; the company does amazing work, and I am thrilled at the prospect of working together.
Dana Stabenow
The two principal parks in Alaska are Denali and Glacier Bay. Tourism is just overriding the protection of resources that tourists want to see. We have too many tourists in Denali and too many big cruise ships in Glacier Bay.
Michael Frome
When there is this dip in the jet stream that brings cold to the East, there’s usually a countervailing loop that takes warm air into Alaska or the Arctic.
Tatiana Schlossberg
Alaskans need some certainty and clarity over how the Pebble Partnership intends to proceed. I understand the complexity of a project like this, and I appreciate the investments that have been made in Alaska already. But a reliable timeline has been missing, and I hope that the companies will provide one soon.
Lisa Murkowski
America is looking for answers. She’s looking for a new direction; the world is looking for a light. That light can come from America’s great North Star; it can come from Alaska.
Sarah Palin
I am working for Alaska’s best interests.
Lisa Murkowski
When we lived in Juneau, Alaska, it was a town of about 7,000 people, and totally isolated; the only way to get to it was by ship.
John C. Hawkes
I like Alaska for the salmon fishing – it’s fantastic there. I usually stay in a log cabin with no one around for miles. I like to go with friends, but I’m also happy to be on my own with nature.
Vinnie Jones
There are billions of barrels of oil in the Outer Continental Shelf. There is even more in Alaska. There is enough oil shale in the Rocky Mountain West alone to power America for the next hundred years. The Democrats say all this American energy is off limits.
John Barrasso
What I am delivering to Alaska is a future that holds hope and opportunity for jobs, for people in this state.
Lisa Murkowski
In ‘Snow for Mother’, a mother waits for her little boy to grow up so that she can take him to Alaska to experience the real snow, which he never knew as a little boy in the tropics.
Lawrence Osborne
I try to keep Alaska fresh by doing laundry and bathing at least once a month.
Alaska
Alaska itself is an unusual state.
Fareed Zakaria
A changing environment will affect Alaska more than any other state, because of our location. I’m not one though who would attribute it to being man-made.
Sarah Palin
I was so grateful to have made ‘Into the Wild’ before I made ‘Speed Racer’ because on ‘Speed Racer’ I was indoors every single day, every single scene, on a green screen. Some of the time, just to pass the time, I would think back to climbing mountains in Alaska. That really helped me.
Emile Hirsch
Really, I didn’t like Alaska. It rained, almost every day, at least 300 days out of the year.
John C. Hawkes
For eight years, I’ve served on the Indian Affairs committee, two years as the ranking member. I’ve been on that committee since Day One. I will stay on the committee for as long as I’m in the Senate because of my commitment to making a difference for Alaska Natives.
Lisa Murkowski
I want to go back to the Pantanal in Brazil. I've never

I want to go back to the Pantanal in Brazil. I’ve never been to sub-Saharan Africa. I’d like to take my Caravan over there and do a flying safari. I’ve never flown to Alaska.
Harrison Ford
In the 1970s, ‘The Boys on the Bus’ exposed how a clubby pack of male political reporters ruled the road to the White House and shaped the news. Four decades later, an outsider gal from Alaska has commandeered the 2012 media bus – and left Beltway journalism insiders eating her dust.
Michelle Malkin
The Bermuda Triangle got tired of warm weather. It moved to Alaska. Now Santa Claus is missing.
Steven Wright
There was a match in Alaska that I had with Beth Phoenix at a house show where we had a standing ovation from Ric Flair, Triple H, John Cena, and Arn Anderson. I got to work with her so much that we knew each other’s body language. Got a standing ovation from the entire locker room. It was amazing.
Mickie James
What I look at is, do you represent the values of the state of Alaska? Do you represent the people here in terms of what it is that they need, they hope for, what they hope for their future? And Joe Miller simply does not represent that.
Lisa Murkowski
I chose to document the lives of people living in a remote village in Alaska called Shishmaref because there we can literally see how climate change is affecting their homes, livelihoods and ultimately their lives.
Amy J. Berg
When we were kids, my favorite thing was coming to upstate New York where my family is from and hanging out with my grandparents’ friends pre-Internet and them asking if we had stores or ‘Do you have TV in Alaska?’
John Gourley
I actually did my first tour at the age of 10 with my dad, and it was as a country singer. We toured through Alaska, and he took me to sing at places like county fairs, hoedowns, backyard barbecues, you name it. We were usually passing around the hat for gas money to get to the next gig.
Tiffany Darwish
Alaska Airlines and I have a lot in common, so coming together to delight travelers with savory, high quality food from the Pacific Northwest made sense.
Tom Douglas
When oil and gas prices went up dramatically and filled up the state treasury, I sent a large share of that revenue back where it belonged – directly to the people of Alaska.
Sarah Palin
Once a popular Alaska governor with a modest record of accomplishment, Palin could conceivably revive her reputation in this era of short memories. But it’s hard to imagine her name atop the GOP ballot in 2016, when a cast of heavyweights who sat out 2012 will be vying for the nomination.
Ron Fournier
We grew up in Alaska and will rep The North Face all day long.
John Gourley
If the world were an orange with 18 segments meeting at the top (the North Pole), roughly 8 of them would be in Russia, Canada would have 4, Denmark 2, and Norway, Sweden, and the U.S. just one apiece. Only a sliver of Alaska, on the Beaufort Sea, lies above the Arctic Circle.
Alex Shoumatoff
If you ask most wildlife film-makers or biologists what the greatest wildlife spectacle on Earth is, they’ll say wildebeest migration or the Great Barrier Reef – but to me it’s in Alaska is the summer.
Steve Backshall
Alaska and Montana are not in the south but they definitely form part of the crimson tide of red states where Republicans are dominant.
Juan Williams
It is easy to see what many people, women especially, admire about Sarah Palin. Here is a mother of five who can see the bright side of having a child with Down syndrome and still find the time and energy to govern the state of Alaska.
Sam Harris
There’s one place, and one place only, to see polar bears in America. You have to travel to the country’s northernmost point, the very apex of Alaska’s North Slope, to the permafrost shores that stretch out on either side from the Inupiat town of Kaktovik.
Michael Shnayerson
We still have billions of barrels in Alaska that sit untapped. There are abundant reserves offshore in the lower 48.
Lisa Murkowski
We can get more energy out of the north slope of Alaska; we have available the ability to make ourselves less dependent on those uncertain sources of supply from the Middle East. And it’s important we do that.
John W. Snow
I never watch MTV. I don’t have time to watch TV. And when I do, I’m watching the Discovery Channel. ‘Deadliest Catch: Crab Fishing in Alaska,’ that’s my show.
Carly Schroeder
I’m not someone who can lie on a beach and do nothing. I am not sure what you are supposed to do, so I get bored. I prefer to have a purpose, such as going to Alaska to see orca whales.
Miranda Richardson
There was really no friendship in modeling, though a certain amount of warmth comes from running into models you know on shoots, because you end up in so many unfamiliar places, from Alaska to Africa.
Carol Alt
I served at the Pentagon and at Fort Leavenworth – my job was video cameraman, and that allowed me to travel to places like Korea, Japan, Alaska, Germany and the Netherlands.
Chad Coleman
To most Alaskans, Clinton is remembered as being the one individual who has shut Alaska down by vetoing ANWR when we successfully moved it through the Congress.
Lisa Murkowski
With the most powerful binoculars, I cannot see Alaska.
Mikheil Saakashvili
I’d like to see Alaska or cross the Atlantic. My father-in-law spent some years crewing luxury yachts from port to port for their owners. He says the starlit skies over the Atlantic are extraordinary because there is no light pollution. I like the thought of seeing those stars, G&T in hand.
Phillip Schofield
I grew up in Alaska, okay? My dad graduated high school and went straight to the mountains. He had $300 and staked a claim. He didn’t even have enough to put a title on the land: just had the records that he bought before he moved.
John Gourley
Alaskans deserve a fighter in the United States Senate who will always stand up for Alaska, who understands our great potential, who has the experience, respect and seniority to accomplish that. I am that senator.
Lisa Murkowski
Historically, grizzlies ranged from Alaska to Mexico, with at least 50,000 bears living in the western half of the contiguous United States. With European colonization, the bears were shot, poisoned, and trapped to the brink of extinction.
Lydia Millet
Every year, tens of millions of salmon return to the pristine shores of Bristol Bay in Alaska. They linger in the bay’s cool, shallow waters before charging up nearby streams to spawn and create another generation of wild salmon.
Frances Beinecke
What you get when you elect Lisa Murkowski is you get somebody who builds on that legacy that Ted Stevens built for our state for 40 years that continues on that path, that trajectory, to helping a young state like Alaska build us out.
Lisa Murkowski
Nobody is accidentally in Alaska. The people who are in

Nobody is accidentally in Alaska. The people who are in Alaska are there because they choose to be, so they’ve sort of got a real frontier ethic. The people are incredibly friendly, interesting, smart people – but they also stay out of each other’s business.
Marcus Sakey
In one line of his poem he said good fences make good neighbors. I’d like to think that Alaska and British Columbia working together can prove that we can be pretty darned good neighbors without fences.
Dan Miller
Sarah Palin, who with 17 months remaining in her single term as Alaska’s governor quit the only serious office she has ever held, is obsessively discussed as a possible candidate in 2012. Why? She is not going to be president and will not be the Republican nominee unless the party wants to lose at least 44 states.
George Will
More than anything there is the sense of scale: you can fly for hours and hours of Alaska and you look down and all you’ll see is forests, lakes and snow-capped mountains, with no sign whatsoever of human beings.
Steve Backshall
My stepdaughter, who is based in Alaska right now, is a brand-new lieutenant in the Army. She could be deployed in 18 months. And another stepdaughter is a physician for the VA.
Elissa Slotkin
American Indian and Alaska Native people suffer from unacceptable and disproportionately high levels of violence, which can have lasting impacts on families and communities.
William Barr
I did commercial fishing in Alaska in college. I was the only girl on a fishing boat. It definitely tested so many aspects of my personality.
Lela Loren
I grew up in Dutch Harbor, Alaska – a place so tiny, we got only one channel on TV. The high school and middle school had 50 kids total!
Darby Stanchfield
We need to get beyond the stereotypes. Palin has been cast as a right-wing nut job in the media, yet her actual record suggests something more complex. She is a Republican who made herself the enemy of oil companies in Alaska.
Kirsten Powers
I’m thankful for Sarah Palin’s vice presidential bid, which taught us that Alaska is not in a box off the coast of California.
Paula Poundstone
I’ll be in, like, Starbucks or something and I’ll say my order and someone will snap their head around and go, ‘Whaat, Alaska?! Hieeee!’ I find it nice because I can be alone in a strange city where I don’t know where I am, and then if a fan runs into me I feel like I am among friends and family.
Alaska
I think there are a lot of outside interests that would like to see Sarah Palin in some form of elected office. Most in Alaska recognize our former governor is really not involved in or engaged in the state anymore, that she’s moved to other interests.
Lisa Murkowski
There’s a lot of people around Alaska now who are actually running the place who claim to just have gone there for the summer once 30 years ago. And that seems to be what happens.
Tom Bodett
What is good for Alaska is good for the country. Transferring power from the federal government to the states provides opportunity to all states, not just Alaska.
Joe Miller
I was returned to the Senate by the people of Alaska, and I have an obligation to all of them – it’s not an obligation to my party; it’s an obligation to Alaskans.
Lisa Murkowski
The Maldives, a string of islands off the coast of India whose highest point above sea level is eight feet, may be the first nation to drown. In Alaska, entire towns have begun to shift in the loosening permafrost.
Michael Specter
Laws made in Alaska, which is known for its lawlessness, are as valid as laws made in Pennsylvania, which invented laws.
Kevin Bleyer
Why would even I say we can’t stop drilling in the Gulf? Because we have no alternatives. Whether or not we drill in the Gulf, or in Alaska, we will continue to wring the last out of anyplace else.
Carl Safina
Many climate scientists say their biggest fear is that warming could melt the Arctic permafrost – which stretches for thousands of miles across Alaska, Canada, and Siberia.
Michael Specter
When I was 23, I went to Alaska by myself into the glaciers of the coast range and climbed a mountain by myself. It was incredibly reckless, incredibly stupid. But I was lucky. And I survived, and I came back to tell my story.
Jon Krakauer
I’ve been approached in the past to option my stories for television, but prior to Evergreen, there were no assurances the production would be filmed in Alaska.
Dana Stabenow
There’s a film that I wrote that I want to do called ‘The Grey,’ which is about a group of pipeline workers in Alaska flying back into civilization after being remote for a number of months. The 737 they’re on goes down, and they begin to be hunted by a pack of rogue wolves.
Joe Carnahan
My favorite vampire movie used to be Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula,’ but now ’30 Days of Night’ took its place. I think it’s brilliant that somebody would be so thoughtful as to put these vampires in a place like Barrow, Alaska, where there are actually ’30 Days of Night.’
Tech N9ne
It’s not like Alaska isn’t wilderness – it mostly is. But most Alaskans don’t live in the wild. They live on the edge of the wild in towns with schools and cable TV and stores and dentists and roller rinks sometimes. It’s just like anyplace else, only with mountains and moose.
Tom Bodett
Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it ‘white’.
Bing Crosby
Kids in Alaska don’t know they’re growing up on the Last Frontier. It’s just what they see on the license plates, and it’s something tourists like to say a lot because they’ve never been around so many mountains and moose before.
Tom Bodett