Quotes About Alaska

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John Green
“She said, "It's not life or death, the labyrinth."
"Um, okay. So what is it?"
"Suffering," she said. "Doing wrong and having wrong things happen to you. That's the problem. Bolivar was talking about the pain, not about the living or dying. How do you get out of the labyrinth of suffering?... Nothing's wrong. But there's always suffering, Pudge. Homework or malaria or having a boyfriend who lives far away when there's a good-looking boy lying next to you. Suffering is universal. It's the one thing Buddhists, Christians, and Muslims are all worried about.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska

John Green
“I'm really not up for answering any questions that start with how, when, where, why or what.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska

Rick Riordan
“Here's a tip, Alyconeus. Next time you choose the biggest state for your home, don't set up base in the part that's only 10 miles wide.
Welcome to Canada, idiot.”
Rick Riordan, The Son of Neptune

John Green
“Right, well, he'd been sick for a while and his nurse said to him, 'You seem to be feeling better this morning,' and Isben looked at her and said, 'On the contrary,' and then he died.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska

John Green
“As Alaska zipped through something obvious about linear equations, stoner/baller Hank Walsten said, "Wait, wait. I don't get it."

"That's because you have eight functioning brain cells."

"Studies show that Marijuana is better for your health than those cigarettes," Hank said.

Alaska swallowed a mouthful of fries, took a drag on her cigarette, and blew a smoke at Hank. "I may die young," she said. "But at least I'll die smart. Now, back to tangents.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska

John Green
“But why Alaska?' I asked her.

'Well, later, I found out what it means. It's from an Aleut word, Alyeska. It means 'that which the sea breaks against,' and I love that. But at the time, I just saw Alaska up there. And it was big, just like I wanted to be.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska

John Green
“She has great breasts," the Colonel said without looking up from the whale.
"DO NOT OBJECTIFY WOMEN'S BODIES!" Alaska shouted.
Now he looked up. "Sorry. Perky breasts."
"That's not any better!”
John Green, Looking for Alaska

John Green
“You can't just make me different and then leave”
John Green, Looking for Alaska

John Green
“I’m just scared of ghosts, Pudge. And home is full of them.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska

Steve Niles
“The climate of Barrow is Arctic. Temperatures range from cold as shit to fucking freezing.”
Steve Niles, 30 Days of Night

John Green
“The pigs can't stop the fox; I'm too quick,' Takumi said to himself. "I can rhyme while I run; I'm that slick.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska

John Green
“AHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!' he screamed.
'So that's Sara,' I said.
'Yes.'
'She seems nice.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska

“The name Alaska is probably an abbreviation of Unalaska, derived from the original Aleut word agunalaksh, which means "the shores where the sea breaks its back." The war between water and land is never-ending. Waves shatter themselves in spent fury against the rocky bulwarks of the coast; giant tides eat away the sand beaches and alter the entire contour of an island overnight; williwaw winds pour down the side of a volcano like snow sliding off a roof, building to a hundred-mile velocity in a matter of minutes and churning the ocean into a maelstrom where the stoutest vessels founder.”
Corey Ford, Where the Sea Breaks Its Back: The Epic Story - Georg Steller & the Russian Exploration of AK

Robert W. Service
“The following obituary appeared in the Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph of Sept. 16, 1958:

A GREAT POET died last week in Lancieux, France, at the age of 84.

He was not a poet's poet. Fancy-Dan dilletantes will dispute the description "great."

He was a people's poet. To the people he was great. They understood him, and knew that any verse carrying the by-line of Robert W. Service would be a lilting thing, clear, clean and power-packed, beating out a story with a dramatic intensity that made the nerves tingle.

And he was no poor, garret-type poet, either. His stuff made money hand over fist. One piece alone, The Shooting of Dan McGrew, rolled up half a million dollars for him. He lived it up well and also gave a great deal to help others.

"The only society I like," he once said, "is that which is rough and tough - and the tougher the better. That's where you get down to bedrock and meet human people."

He found that kind of society in the Yukon gold rush, and he immortalized it.”
Robert W. Service
tags: alaska

Dana Stabenow
“She raised her head again. "Aren't you supposed to come over all manly man and forbid the little lady from taking such risks with her fragile self?"
"I like my balls right where they are," he said, and she laughed and put her head back down on his chest.

Kate Shugak to Jim Chopin
Though Not Dead
Dana Stabenow

Sarah Palin
“It is from Alaska that we send those out to make sure that an eye is being kept on this very powerful nation, Russia.”
Sarah Palin

Y.S. Lee
“Only the greedy and stupid attempt the White Pass. They try by the hundreds each week.”
Y.S. Lee, A Tyranny of Petticoats
tags: alaska

Will Advise
“With all the global warming going around nowadays, it would only take the stubbornness of a mule and the patience of a sitting duck to achieve what no man has ever done before – namely melt the ice in a wax figure’s beaten heart that was chopped off and hidden 50 meters under the polar ice caps in Alaska, to protect it from feeling.”
Will Advise, Nothing is here...

Robert Service
“There’s a land—oh, it beckons and beckons,
And I want to go back—and I will.”
Robert Service

Hank Bracker
“You Can See Russia From America!

There are two small Islands in the middle of the Bering Straits that are 2.4 miles apart, and have the “International Date Line” running between them. The larger Island to the west is Russian and is named Ratmanov Island. It is considered the last island in the far eastern reach of Asia.

Little Diomede Island or Ignaluk Island, belongs to Alaska and is the easternmost of the two islands. It is as far west as you can go before reaching the “International Date Line.” Although the two islands are within easy sight of each other they are 24 hours apart, with one being in tomorrow and the other being in today. There are approximately 170, mostly Native Americans, living on the smaller American island.

During winter, an ice bridge usually spans the distance between these two islands, therefore there are times when it is possible to walk between the United States and Russia. This little stroll can be dangerous and is not advised; however at this location you can definitely see Russia from America.

This information is from Captain Hank Bracker's award winning book "The Exciting Story of Cuba" available from Amazon.Com.”
Hank Bracker

Mykle Hansen
“But three cheers for Alaska, they've got 24-hour hot fucking bear delivery.
Note to self: Nuke Alaska.”
Mykle Hansen, HELP! A Bear is Eating Me!

Cecily White
“Let's run away."
"To where?"
"Alaska."
"What's in Alaska?"
"No clue," I whispered. "Find out with me.”
Cecily White, Conspiracy Boy

Jon Krakauer
“Gallien cứ băn khoăn không hiểu liệu có phải anh đã nhặt ở cuối bang thứ bốn mươi tám một trong những gã khùng muốn lên phía Bắc để sống như trong những câu chuyện tưởng tượng xốc nổi kiểu Jack London hay không. Alaska từ lâu đã là một thỏi nam châm đối với các anh chàng mơ mộng và không thích nghi được với xã hội, những kẻ cho rằng sự khắc nghiệt cực độ của chốn thâm sơn cùng cốc sẽ lấp đầy những hố thẳm trong cuộc đời họ.”
Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild
tags: alaska

John Green
“How wil we ever get out of this labyrinth of suffering?”
John Green

Debbie Macomber
“Pete's a good guy."
"He just slept with my mother!"
"I didn't say he was perfect.”
Debbie Macomber, The Snow Bride

Debbie Macomber
“She'd taken ten years off his life, frightening him the way she had, and now he'd easily subtracted another ten by kissing her. If he spent much more time with Jenna Campbell, he'd be dead inside a week.”
Debbie Macomber, The Snow Bride

“The more I see as I sit here among the rocks, the more I wonder about what I am not seeing.”
Richard Proenneke, One Man's Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey

Kate Troll
“I live in one of the best places, bar none, to appreciate the wild natural environment. I also live in one of the most politically difficult places to work on its behalf: Alaska.”
Kate Troll, The Great Unconformity: Reflections on Hope in an Imperiled World

John McPhee
“If you have to ask that question, you wouldn't understand the answer.”
John McPhee, Coming into the Country

John McPhee
“When D's cabin caught fire, D was out of the country. Half the town-Christians and drinkers alike-came out to fight the fire and loot the cabin. There were individual piles of loot, and fights over the piles. "That's my pile." "The hell it is, it's mine.”
John McPhee, Coming into the Country

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