Oregon Quotes

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Colleen Houck
“Oregon welcomed me like a beloved child, enfolded me in her cool arms, shushed my turbulent thoughts, and promised peace through her whispering pines. ”
Colleen Houck

Neil deGrasse Tyson
“On Friday the 13th of April 2029, an asteroid large enough to fill the Rose Bowl as though it were an egg cup, will fly so close to Earth, that it will dip below the altitude of our communication satellites. We did not name this asteroid Bambi. Instead, it's named Apophis, after the Egyptian god of darkness and death. If the trajectory of Apophis at close approach passes within a narrow range of altitudes called the 'keyhole,' the precise influence of Earth's gravity on its orbit will guarantee that seven years later in 2036, on its next time around, the asteroid will hit Earth directly, slamming in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii. The tsunami it creates will wipe out the entire west coast of North America, bury Hawaii, and devastate all the land masses of the Pacific Rim. If Apophis misses the keyhole in 2029, then, of course, we have nothing to worry about in 2036.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson

“With each passing day, I allowed myself to become a little more intoxicated by limitless possibilities which seemed sometimes to roll in with the fog, murmur suggestions that would have made me run yelling from them had I been anywhere [other than San Francisco], then leave me to cope with that special brand of terror bestowed by sweet and sour tastes of freedom.”
Aberjhani, Greeting Flannery O'Connor at the Back Door of My Mind

Melissa Hart
“Rain in the Northwest is not the pounding, flashing performance enjoyed by the eastern part of the nation. Nor is it the festive annual soaking I'd been used to in Southern California. Rather, it's a seven-month drizzle that darkens the sky, mildews the bath towels, and propels those already prone to depression into the dim comforts of antihistamines and a flask.”
Melissa Hart, Wild Within: How Rescuing Owls Inspired a Family

“Alis volat propriis”
motto state of Oregon

Ursula K. Le Guin
“An owl is mostly air.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, Out Here: Poems and Images from Steens Mountain Country

J.B.  Morgan
“With books, you can have as many boyfriends as you want, and no one gets upset, jealous or calls you out for cheating. It’s a win-win.”
J.B. Morgan, Holly Lane

“Portland was a dream both in the literal sense and the metaphorical sense, both tangible and not - a fleeting affair you want to hold on to but can't, so you try memorizing her every detail only to fail to do so in the consumption, in the savoring, in the absorbing of yourself into her. When she's gone, she comes to you in snippets, replaying in your mind like a fragmented picture show.”
Jackie Haze, Borderless

Richard Armour
“Oregon was discovered when someone followed the Oregon Trail right out to the end.”
Richard Armour, It All Started with Columbus: Being an Unexpurgated, Unabridged, and Unlikely History of the United States from Christopher Columbus to Richard M. Nixon...

“How many times must I tell all of you! Sky, ground, or target. Damn it, you don't point a gun at another person unless you are prepared to kill that person." He scowled at Ona. "A careless accident could cost one of you a husband. I've told you from the beginning. The Oregon men won't accept a crippled wife. They insist on brides who are healthy and whole.”
Maggie Osborne, Brides of Prairie Gold

Judy Nedry
“February is the cruelest month in western Oregon.”
Judy Nedry, The Difficult Sister

Sai Marie Johnson
“We like it wet and we like it green, and we are the ones that they call obscene.”
Sai Marie Johnson

Stefanie Payne
“A lake so vibrant in color that it looks like a fine art painting.”
Stefanie Payne, A Year in the National Parks: The Greatest American Road Trip

Don Dupay
“By the time the plane touched down in Portland, we had obtained signed, handwritten confessions from both criminals. They planned on hitting it rich in Vegas using the payroll money as a grub-stake. Now, the were broke, busted and bound for an Oregon jail. I often marveled at the criminal mentality. Sometimes because of their sick perversity, sometimes because of their rare ingenuity, and sometimes because they just didn’t get it; that crime doesn’t pay. You can’t do bad and get good in return.”
Don Dupay, Behind the Badge in River City: A Portland Police Memoir

Ursula K. Le Guin
“my books won't take me far
into this place”
Ursula K. Le Guin, Out Here: Poems and Images from Steens Mountain Country

Susan Straley
“Today we traveled back south toward Portland, Oregon. It occurred to me that we were now going toward our home in Florida instead of away from it.
Maybe this concept was why I was feeling unenthusiastic and worn out.”
Susan Straley, Alzheimer's Trippin' with George: Diagnosis to Discovery in 10,000 Miles

“The object of all who came to Oregon in early times was to avail themselves of the privilege of a donation claim, and my opinion to-day is that every man and woman fully earned and merited all they got, but we have a small class of very small people here now who have no good word for the old settler that so bravely met every danger and privation, and by hard toil acquired, and careful economy, saved the means to make them comfortable during the decline of life. These, however are degenerate scrubs, too cowardly to face the same dangers that our pioneer men and women did, and too lazy to perform an honest day’s work if it would procure them a homestead in paradise. They would want the day reduced to eight hours and board thrown in.”
Arthur A. Denny, Pioneer Days on Puget Sound

“Mauro Wojcikiewicz is an experienced science teacher who is based in Oregon. He has worked in the education sector for his entire life and enjoys the chance he has to inspire future generations of scientists. Mauro Wojcikiewicz would like to continue working in education as he adores the challenges that each new day presents him with. At present, he teaches in middle school.”
Mauro Wojcikiewicz

“The attitude of Oregon pioneers toward the Indians was recorded by Father John Beeson, one of the early settlers. Of his fellows, most of whom were from Missouri, he wrote: ‘Among them it was customary to speak of the Indian man as a buck, the woman as a squaw, until at length, in the general acceptance of the terms, they ceased to recognize the rights of humanity in those to whom they were so applied. By a natural and easy transition, from being spoken of as brutes, they came to be thought of as game to be shot or vermin to be destroyed.’

Any white man found dead was assumed to have been murdered by Indians, and often his death was made an excuse for raiding the nearest Indian village and killing all the men, women, and children found there. In one instance an elderly white miner who had refused to participate in such raids was called on by a score of men and forced to join them. Father Beeson related, ‘After resting on the mountains, they shot him, cut off his head, leaving it on the limb of a tree, and divided his property among themselves.”
Wayne Gard, Frontier Justice