Best Quotes about Oregon

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Portland is a place where you can find a community as a feminist, a vegan or a fat activist. Artists, musicians, knitters, and filmmakers can all meet like-minded souls. It’s proved the perfect place for me and all my punk friends.– Beth Ditto

The guy who owned that island was from Oregon and he decided that he wanted to have an Oregon feeling to it, so he planted pine trees all over the place!– Christopher Atkins

She was a Privately funded spy ship owned by the corporation and headed by Juan Cabtillo. The Oregon was his brain child and his one true love.– Clive Cussler

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

Eugene is located in western Oregon, approximately 278 billion miles from anything.– Dave Barry

I’m from Oregon. This is a town of no. I say no to a lot of things, and I get told no for a lot of things. Sometimes there’s a yes, and you hope you see something in it.– David Anders

Truth be told, John said, the one thing in this world I want more than anything else is a great big crowbar, to jimmy myself open and take whatever creature that’s sitting inside and shake it clean like a rug and then rinse it in a cold, clear lake like up in Oregon, and then I want to put it under the sun to let it heal and dry and grow and sit and come to consciousness again with a clear and quiet mind.– Douglas Coupland

No people require maxims so much as the American. The reason is obvious: the country is so vast, the people always going somewhere, from Oregon apple valley to boreal New England, that we do not know whether to be temperate orchards or sterile climate.– Edward Dahlberg

When I first started going to Portland, people told me about Stumptown. They were like ‘Oh, it’s the best coffee,’and I thought, ‘How good could it really be?’ I’m like, ‘Sure, great, uh… I’d love to see it.’ But then when I went, it truly, I am not kidding, is the best coffee I have ever had.– Fred Armisen

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I recalled when I worked in the woods and the bars of Madras, Oregon. That short-haired joy and roughness America your stupidity. I could almost love you again.– Gary Snyder

In addition to hydropower, Oregon and the Northwest have pioneering companies leading the way in environmentally friendly energy technology.– Greg Walden

I am maintaining my schedule of commuting to Washington, D.C. each week from Oregon so that I can spend my weekends and days when we are not in session traveling to communities throughout my district.– Greg Walden

With the increasing demand for oil around the world and the rising costs in Oregon and throughout the nation, we must focus on the development of alternate energy sources, especially those that are clean, efficient and renewable.– Greg Walden

There are four great measures for my administration – a reduction of tariff, an independent treasury, settlement of the Oregon boundary and acquisition of California.– James K. Polk

I think people think of Oregon as such a granola, hippie kind of a place.– Kaitlin Olson

Portland, Oregon won’t build a mile of road without a mile of bike path. You can commute there, even with that weather, all the time.– Lance Armstrong

Only when I began studying chemical engineering at Oregon Agricultural College did I realize that I myself might discover something new about the nature of the world.– Linus Pauling

Oregon is the only state in the union that facilitates suicide.– Maggie Gallagher

I was into acting as a kid. There was a time when I was 18 that I played the boy in a production of ‘Equus’ in Oregon, and I thought that was going to be my life.– Matisyahu

Turn on the news and see how we treat the Batman theater shooter and the Oregon mall shooter like celebrities. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris are household names, but do you know the name of a single ‘victim’ of Columbine?– Morgan Freeman

There is no such thing as a weekend for me when I’m at home on my ranch in Oregon.– Patrick Duffy

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In recent years, breweries and brew pubs have flourished across the Nation. And, as the Representative from Oregon’s fourth district, I have enjoyed seeing the diversity that craft brewery has fueled across the Nation.– Peter DeFazio

There is a lot of lip service paid in this Congress and downtown at the White House about family values and small business. Who better represents family values and small business than the fishermen and women on the Oregon and California coast.– Peter DeFazio

It takes me a long time to get with a landscape. It took me 20 years before I wrote anything about Ibiza, and I haven’t written about Oregon yet, although I’ve been there 20 years – possibly I’m almost due.– Robert Sheckley

We’re expecting a lot of rain in the state of Oregon, so let’s just get rid of Oregon.– Ryan Stiles

I lived in a cabin in the woods in Oregon, and I’d basically given up on the music industry for an indefinite amount of time. And while I was out there, I came up with a very specific vision of what I wanted my music to sound like.– Skylar Grey

I find that anything culturally significant that happened before ’93 I associate with the decade before it. In fact, Oregon Trail is one of a handful of signposts that middle school existed at all.– Sloane Crosley

A healthy environment is essential to a livable Oregon and a strong economy.– Ted Kulongoski

As long as the sun rises over Ontario and sets over the Pacific, I will dedicate myself to bringing the people of Oregon what they want and need most – an era of hope, change, and economic renewal.– Ted Kulongoski

We want you to visit our State of Excitement often. Come again and again. But for heaven’s sake, don’t move here to live. Or if you do have to move in to live, don’t tell any of your neighbors where you are going.– Tom McCall

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Eugene is located in western Oregon, approximately 278 billion miles from anything.–Dave Barry

Portland, Oregon won’t build a mile of road without a mile of bike path. You can commute there, even with that weather, all the time.–Lance Armstrong

Oregon is an inspiration. Whether you come to it, or are born to it, you become entranced by our state’s beauty, the opportunity she affords, and the independent spirit of her citizens.–Tom McCall

This activist loves Oregon more than he loves life.–Tom McCall

As Members of Congress we can now engage with our constituents via online innovations like the Huffington Post, while a small business in rural Oregon can use the Internet to find customers around the world.–Ron Wyden

Oregon is the only state in the union that facilitates suicide.–Maggie Gallagher

We want you to visit our State of Excitement often. Come again and again. But for heaven’s sake, don’t move here to live. Or if you do have to move in to live, don’t tell any of your neighbors where you are going.–Tom McCall

There is no such thing as a weekend for me when I’m at home on my ranch in Oregon.–Patrick Duffy

In recent years, breweries and brew pubs have flourished across the Nation. And, as the Representative from Oregon’s fourth district, I have enjoyed seeing the diversity that craft brewery has fueled across the Nation.–Peter DeFazio

A healthy environment is essential to a livable Oregon and a strong economy.–Ted Kulongoski

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

I’m from Oregon. This is a town of no. I say no to a lot of things, and I get told no for a lot of things. Sometimes there’s a yes, and you hope you see something in it.–David Anders

I must walk toward Oregon, and not toward Europe. And that way the nation is moving, and I may say that mankind progress from east to west. We go eastward to realize history and study the works of art and literature, retracing the steps of the race; we go westward as into the future, with a spirit of enterprise and adventure.–Henry David Thoreau

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Growing up during World War II certainly affected my whole view of life, but I hardly know how, it goes so deep. What’s hard to explain now is that, though we were never invaded, and bombed only once and ineffectively on the coast of Oregon, everybody in the country was in that war. Everything we did was influenced by it – eating, traveling, dressing, thinking – everything in daily life.–Ursula K. Le Guin

I think people think of Oregon as such a granola, hippie kind of a place.–Kaitlin Olson

Men of Oregon, I invite you to become students of your events. Running, one might say, is basically an absurd past-time upon which to be exhausting ourselves. But if you can find meaning, in the kind of running you have to do to stay on this team, chances are you will be able to find meaning in another absurd past-time: life.–Bill Bowerman

Because of the Korean free trade agreement, South Koreans who want Oregon blueberries are gonna see their prices go down because we will be getting rid of a 45 percent tariff on this Oregon product.–Ron Wyden

Truth be told, John said, the one thing in this world I want more than anything else is a great big crowbar, to jimmy myself open and take whatever creature that’s sitting inside and shake it clean like a rug and then rinse it in a cold, clear lake like up in Oregon, and then I want to put it under the sun to let it heal and dry and grow and sit and come to consciousness again with a clear and quiet mind.–Douglas Coupland

I lived in a cabin in the woods in Oregon, and I’d basically given up on the music industry for an indefinite amount of time. And while I was out there, I came up with a very specific vision of what I wanted my music to sound like.–Skylar Grey

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The interests of Oregon for today and in the future must be protected from the grasping wastrels of the land. We must respect another truism – that unlimited and unregulated growth, leads inexorably to a lowered quality of life.–Tom McCall

In addition to hydropower, Oregon and the Northwest have pioneering companies leading the way in environmentally friendly energy technology.–Greg Walden

I wish there were a healthier Republican Party in the state of Oregon.–Gordon Smith

The guy who owned that island was from Oregon and he decided that he wanted to have an Oregon feeling to it, so he planted pine trees all over the place!–Christopher Atkins

If the salmon and steelhead are running, then as far as I am concerned, God knows that all is well in His worldthe health of the environment is good if the salmon and steelhead are around. It is that simple.–Tom McCall

I’ve experienced first-hand the wonderful work organizations like J Bar J do for young people in Central Oregon and I am encouraged that the federal government is taking an active role in the Cascade Youth and Family Center.–Greg Walden

No people require maxims so much as the American. The reason is obvious: the country is so vast, the people always going somewhere, from Oregon apple valley to boreal New England, that we do not know whether to be temperate orchards or sterile climate.–Edward Dahlberg

Now let’s take up the minorities in our civilisation, shall we? Bigger the population, the more minorities. Don’t step on the toes of the dog-lovers, the cat-lovers, doctors, lawyers, merchants, chiefs, Mormons, Baptists, Unitarians, second-generation Chinese, Swedes, Italians, Germans, Texans, Brooklynites, Irishmen, people from Oregon or Mexico. The people in this book, this play, this TV serial are not meant to represent any actual painters, cartographers, mechanics anywhere. The bigger your market, Montag, the less you handle controversy, remember that!–Ray Bradbury

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She was a Privately funded spy ship owned by the corporation and headed by Juan Cabtillo. The Oregon was his brain child and his one true love.–Clive Cussler

I was into acting as a kid. There was a time when I was 18 that I played the boy in a production of ‘Equus’ in Oregon, and I thought that was going to be my life.–Matisyahu

My family moved a lot as a kid. We started in Colorado, where I lived for five years. We moved to Chicago for two years, to San Francisco for one year, Connecticut for seven, Oregon for a couple years, and then I went to school.–Gus Van Sant

I wanted to go to Portland because it’s a really good book town.–Patti Smith

Now this is the first rule of fight club: There is nothing a blue collar Nobody in Oregon with a public school education can imagine that a million-billion people haven’t already done.–Chuck Palahniuk

That was in Crescent City, California, up near the Oregon border. I left soon after. But today I was thinking of that place, of Crescent City, and of how I was trying out a new life there with my wife, and how, in the barber’s chair that morning, I had made up my mind to go. I was thinking today about the calm I felt when I closed my eyes and let the barber’s fingers move through my hair, the sweetness of those fingers, the hair already starting to grow.–Raymond Carver

I find that anything culturally significant that happened before ’93 I associate with the decade before it. In fact, Oregon Trail is one of a handful of signposts that middle school existed at all.–Sloane Crosley

It is impossible for a stranger traveling through the United States to tell from the appearance of the people or the country whether he is in Toledo, Ohio, or Portland, Oregon. Ninety million Americans cut their hair in the same way, eat each morning exactly the same breakfast, tie up the small girls curls with precisely the same kind of ribbon fashioned into bows exactly alike; and in every way all try to look and act as much like all the others as they can.–Alfred Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe

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When I first started going to Portland, people told me about Stumptown. They were like ‘Oh, it’s the best coffee,’and I thought, ‘How good could it really be?’ I’m like, ‘Sure, great, uh… I’d love to see it.’ But then when I went, it truly, I am not kidding, is the best coffee I have ever had.–Fred Armisen

The [Oregon] Journal in its head and heart will stand for the people, be truly Democratic and free from political entanglements and machinations, believing in the principles that promise the greatest good to the greatest number-to ALL MEN, regardless of race, creed or previous condition of servitude… It will be a fair newspaper, not a dull and selfish sheet.–Samuel L. Jackson

Whether fuel cell system development in central Oregon, wind power generation along the Columbia Gorge, or geothermal energy in southern Oregon, investing in new energy sources makes America more energy independent while creating good paying, environmentally friendly jobs.–Greg Walden

I am maintaining my schedule of commuting to Washington, D.C. each week from Oregon so that I can spend my weekends and days when we are not in session traveling to communities throughout my district.–Greg Walden

It takes me a long time to get with a landscape. It took me 20 years before I wrote anything about Ibiza, and I haven’t written about Oregon yet, although I’ve been there 20 years – possibly I’m almost due.–Robert Sheckley

Yeah, handsome, great big guy, seven feet tall! Name is Rick Miller – Portland, Oregon. And he started a business. Of course you know it was in basketball. But it wasn’t in basketball! I mean, I figured he had to be in sport, but he wasn’t in sport.–Mitt Romney

Only when I began studying chemical engineering at Oregon Agricultural College did I realize that I myself might discover something new about the nature of the world.–Linus Pauling

When you move from a different country, it takes a while to make friends. I found myself being lonely a lot at first. In New Delhi, I had all my family. But Portland is one of those cities you can immerse yourself in and feel comfortable. People are so friendly.–Kunal Nayyar

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Flip on the news and watch how we treat the Batman theater shooter and the Oregon mall shooter like celebrities. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris are household names, but do you know the name of a single ‘victim’ of Columbine?–Morgan Freeman

When I lived in Seattle and Oregon, we partied, which is a large reason I don’t know drugs or alcohol now because I saw the Destruction of so many great musicians and artists.–Meredith Brooks

I was ten years old in 1969, and while we lived in Arizona that year, I spent most of the summer staying with family friends in Portland, Oregon while my parents visited Spain. It was an adventure all around.–Patrick Nielsen Hayden

I never thought Oregon would elect to the U.S. Senate a Mormon, but it did.–Gordon Smith

I have some unfinished business to complete at the University of Oregon.–Chip Kelly

One of course is to insure greater supply of energy for California’s needs now and in the future in the sense that we are in discussions with representatives of Oregon and Washington, where they do have a surplus supply of energy available, and at what we hope will be a very reasonable price.–George Deukmejian

I went to art school for about a year. I was born and raised in the Willamette Valley in Oregon into a middle-class family who didn’t have the funds to say, “Here, kid. Here’s your money for school.” So I worked real hard during the summer and saved money and was able to go to school for a year and borrowed a little money which I paid back after that first year.–Mike Royer

I had been hearing on-the-ground buzz that white folks were moving to places like Bend, Oregon, and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and St. George, Utah. That led me to discover through census data that these towns were already extremely white and they were becoming, in most cases, even whiter. Statistics could only tell me so much; in order to get to the spirit and essence of it, I had to immerse myself.–Richard Benjamin

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Is it me or is Bush going everywhere Kerry goes? So far in the past week, President Bush has followed John Kerry to Davenport, Iowa; New Mexico; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; and he follows him to Portland, Oregon. The only place he never followed John Kerry was Vietnam.–Jay Leno

It is very certain that the strong British race which has now overrun much of this continent, must also overrun [Texas], and Mexico and Oregon also, and it will in the course of ages be of small import by what particular occasions and methods it was done.–Ralph Waldo Emerson

I weighed the pros and cons of both, and college outweighed the pro ranks at the time and I’m definitely glad I made the choice to come to Oregon State because I’m a better player for it.–Jacoby Ellsbury

The Environmental Protection Agency is conducting a seven-hundred-thousand-dollar study to see if Alaskan trees are polluting Oregon forests. You can tell Republicans are in power. Pollution? It’s those damn trees.–Jay Leno

The party cannot be competitive nationally unless it’s competitive in California, Oregon, Washington, New England, Pennsylvania, along the coasts. And the problem for the party is, you can’t get there from here. You can’t start out where the current Republicans are and win back those places. To me, what you have to do is create a different Republican Party that can win in those places.–David Brooks

In 1980, Osho left India for America. I, like many other sannyasins, moved to Oregon where work had begun on the ‘new commune’. Osho named it Rajneeshpuram.–Swami Anand Milarepa

I’m from rural Oregon, Yamhill County, a farm four miles out of a town of 1,000 people and that town is overwhelmingly pro-Trump.–Tucker Carlson

The economic base of that rural Oregon area used to be manufacturing and logging. And that went away and they feel nobody has been speaking to them and finally Donald Trump has spoken to them.–Tucker Carlson

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I was addicted to the original ‘Star Trek’ when I was growing up, because of my dad. We grew up in St. Helens, Oregon and we weren’t allowed to watch a lot of TV.–Katee Sackhoff

I grew up in Oregon so I grew up around reservations, so I’ve always kind of had this knowledge. Not a tremendous amount of knowledge, but an outsider’s knowledge of what reservation life was like.–Katee Sackhoff

Politicians and some of the scientists like to say that there’s a consensus now on global warming or the science has been settled, but you have to ask them, what is there a consensus on? Because it really makes a difference. What are you talking about? The only consensus I`m aware of is that it’s warmed in the last century. They completely ignore the fact that there’s this thing called the Oregon petition that was signed by 19,000 professionals and scientists who don’t agree with the idea that we are causing climate change.–Roy Spencer

Oregon is outflanking California as the most left wing state in the union.–Bill O’Reilly

Right now in Oregon anybody can open a saloon, and hire people to come in and have sex in front of their patrons.–Bill O’Reilly

I know the constitution in Oregon was passed in 1859. Free expression of opinion.–Bill O’Reilly

In the “Personal Story” segment tonight, the state of Oregon is extremely liberal in its state government and judicial system.That state has lenient drug laws, including wide access to medical marijuana.–Bill O’Reilly

When I was a kid in Eugene, Oregon, there was this fantastic guitar player who went out on the tables, chairs, out in the audience and played. So I started taking my guitar in the audience. I tripped, fell backwards and ripped my pants.–Meredith Brooks

I moved from Italy to Oregon in the ’80s – sort of like moving to the middle of a “Duck Dynasty” episode, which was massive culture shock to say the least.–Rose McGowan

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Statistically, Portland, Oregon has the most street kids, like kids that run away from home and live on the street. Its like a whole culture thing there. If you walk around on the streets, there are kids living on the streets, begging for money, but its almost like a cool thing. They all just sit around and play music and squat.–Laura Ramsey

There are four great measures for my administration – a reduction of tariff, an independent treasury, settlement of the Oregon boundary and acquisition of California.–James K. Polk

Washington is dangerously positioned between two Canadas, Canada Canada and California’s Canada, Oregon.–Stephen Colbert

I was set to go to Oregon to play college baseball and football.–Harmon Killebrew

The foundation is being laid for the emergence of both wind and solar cells as cornerstones of the new energy economy. World wind generating capacity grew from 7,600 megawatts in 1997 to 9,600 in 1998, an expansion of 26 percent. At a national level, Germany led the way, adding 790 megawatts of capacity, followed by Spain with 380 megawatts, and the United States with 226 megawatts. In the past, U.S. wind generating capacity was concentrated in California, but in 1998, wind farms began generating electricity in Minnesota, Oregon, and Wyoming, broadening the new industry’s geographical base.–Lester R. Brown

With the increasing demand for oil around the world and the rising costs in Oregon and throughout the nation, we must focus on the development of alternate energy sources, especially those that are clean, efficient and renewable.–Greg Walden

As long as the sun rises over Ontario and sets over the Pacific, I will dedicate myself to bringing the people of Oregon what they want and need most – an era of hope, change, and economic renewal.–Ted Kulongoski

There is a lot of lip service paid in this Congress and downtown at the White House about family values and small business. Who better represents family values and small business than the fishermen and women on the Oregon and California coast.–Peter DeFazio

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Not only are we going to New Hampshire … we’re going to South Carolina and Oklahoma and Arizona and North Dakota and New Mexico, and we’re going to California and Texas and New York! And we’re going to South Dakota and Oregon and Washington and Michigan. And then we’re going to Washington, D.C. to take back the White House, Yeeeeeaaaaaargh!–Howard Dean

We’re expecting a lot of rain in the state of Oregon, so let’s just get rid of Oregon.–Ryan Stiles

When has the world seen a phenomenon like this? a lonely uninstructed youth, coming from amid the moral darkness of Galilee, even more distinct from His age, and from every thing around Him, than a Plato would be rising up in some wild tribe in Oregon, assuming thus a position at the head of the world and maintaining it, for eighteen centuries, by the pure self-evidence of His life and doctrine.-Horace Bushnell

I was really unfit last year, so I worked out for a long time, then spent time by myself in Oregon.  For about two months the only person I saw was my trainer.  Every day I did a lot of running and I just didn’t want to talk to anyone for two months.  So when I started talking again, it was like you would communicate wrongly, like you wouldn’t really remember how to speak.  That was one of the key things as well as just reading the book, reading the script a million times, just figuring things out.–Robert Pattinson

I dropped out of Reed College [Portland, Oregon] after the first six months, but then stayed around as a drop-in for another 18 months or so before I really quit. So why did I drop out?–Steve Jobs

You all know I have terminal cancer—and I have a lot of it. But what you may not know is that stress induces its spread and induces its activity. Stress may even bring it on. Yet stress is the fuel of the activist. This activist loves Oregon more than he loves life. I know I can’t have both very long. The trade-offs are all right with me. But if the legacy we helped give Oregon and which made it twinkle from afar—if it goes, then I guess I wouldn’t want to live in Oregon anyhow.–Tom McCall

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Quality of life is the sum total of the fairness of our tax structure; the caliber of our homes; the cleanliness of our air and water; and the provision of affirmative assistance to those who cannot assist themselves. True quality is absent if we allow social suffering to abide in an otherwise pristine environment.–Tom McCall

I recalled when I worked in the woods and the bars of Madras, Oregon. That short-haired joy and roughness America your stupidity. I could almost love you again.–Gary Snyder

What we’ve witnessed in the past 25 or 30 years is just incredible. We’ve birthed 30,000 or 40,000 restaurants. I used to go to Europe every year to get experience [and ideas]. I don’t go to Europe anymore. I go to Oregon, I go to Washington, I go to Louisiana, I go to Little Rock, I go to Austin, I travel New York City. I don’t go to Europe anymore.–Geoffrey Zakarian

Along the western slopes of the Oregon Coastal Range . . . come look: the hysterical crashing of tributaries as they merge into the Wakonda Auga River . . .–Ken Kesey

The historic function of a Senator from Oregon is to drive all the other Senators mad.–Ursula K. Le Guin

This sounds so bogus, but I would love to, at some point when my kids are in college, is just go do a whole season at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and do a year of plays. Most actors miss the days of live theater.–Donal Logue

I watched the Star Wars trilogy with some good friends of mine for the first time in a few years, I read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies-one of those first mashup books-and then I went to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival with my family.–Ian Doescher

Well, another senator rose and said {as they always do} ‘Does the gentleman yield?’ They always say that – least they call each other ‘gentleman’ in there. But the tone they put on the word, it would sound more appropriate if they came right out and said ‘Would the coyote from Maine yield?’ ’cause that’s about the way it sounds. Well, then, the other senator says ‘I yield’ (for if he don’t the other guy’ll keep on talking anyhow). So the coyote from Maine says ‘I yield to…the polecat from Oregon!’–Will Rogers

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I am just…wondering, where is the glow of yesteryear? I’m wondering where the heroes went. Gosh, I don’t know how long ago they left. Heroes are not giant statues framed against a red sky. They are people who say: This is my community, and it is my responsibility to make it better. Interweave all these communities, and you really have an America that is back on its feet, a comfortable nation to live in again. I really think we’re gonna have to reassess what constitutes a hero.–Tom McCall

We who are privileged to be in these chambers today can view the challenges we face as opportunities, not as reasons for despair. We can do this only if we blend our independent spirits in terms of reverence for the life and respect for nature. Each of you might suggest different words, but our goal certainly is the same: a better Oregon.–Tom McCall

You and I shouldn’t claim we love Oregon more than anyone else, but that we love Oregon as much as anyone. Our thoughts today, and our deliberations to come, must spring from our determination to keep Oregon lovable and to make it even more livable.–Tom McCall

Oregon is demure and lovely, and it ought to play a little hard to get. And I think you’ll be just as sick as I am if you find it is nothing but a hungry hussy , throwing herself at every stinking smokestack that’s offered.–Tom McCall

Portland is a place where you can find a community as a feminist, a vegan or a fat activist. Artists, musicians, knitters, and filmmakers can all meet like-minded souls. It’s proved the perfect place for me and all my punk friends.–Beth Ditto

A healthy environment is essential to a livable Oregon and a strong economy. –Ted Kulongoski

I did ‘Othello’ at the Oregon Shakes – I was at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for two and a half years. That’s where my training is. –James Avery

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My wife and I drove across America following the Oregon Trail, which the pioneers once passed along. –Sandi Toksvig

Because of the Korean free trade agreement, South Koreans who want Oregon blueberries are gonna see their prices go down because we will be getting rid of a 45 percent tariff on this Oregon product. –Ron Wyden

The redwood is the glory of the Coast Range. It extends along the western slope, in a nearly continuous belt about ten miles wide, from beyond the Oregon boundary to the south of Santa Cruz, a distance of nearly four hundred miles, and in massive, sustained grandeur and closeness of growth surpasses all the other timber woods of the world. –John Muir

My family moved a lot as a kid. We started in Colorado, where I lived for five years. We moved to Chicago for two years, to San Francisco for one year, Connecticut for seven, Oregon for a couple years, and then I went to school. So I was always moving, I’m still always moving. –Gus Van Sant

When I was little, we moved around a lot, actually. In second grade, I think I went to three different schools. We were in Nevada and Oregon and as well as a few different places in Nebraska. I did go to high school in the same town. –Emily Kinney

In 1887, Oregon became the first state to make Labor Day an official holiday, with Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York quickly following suit. –Brendan I. Koerner

In high school the very first job I got was I worked as a cashier in Burgerville, which is this fast food place in Oregon. I kind of grew up to be a spoiled little kid so my dad was like, ‘You’re going to get a job for the summer!’ I was this clueless immigrant like, ‘May I take your order? Sorry sir, I don’t know what I’m doing!’ –Nico Santos

I was living down in this awful little redneck town in Oregon, and everyone else was living in Seattle, so we rented a house in Portland, between the two. –Isaac Brock

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The redwoods you can see in Muir Woods are nothing like the redwood titans that stand in the rainforest valleys of the North Coast, closer to Oregon. These are the dreadnoughts of trees, the blue whales of the plant kingdom. –Richard Preston

When people left on the Oregon Trail from St. Louis, they knew that only a fraction of them would make it to the West Coast. But they went anyway. –John M. Grunsfeld

There’s a cabin in Oregon I go to, which belonged to my parents. It’s never been winterized. It’s not a place you want to be after the first of October or before the first of June. I go for about three weeks every summer. –James Ivory

We’re going to come back to Oregon, whether it’s with another show, or a pilot, or a movie. We love working up there. I think it’s got one of the most amazing talent pools of any state in the union. –Dean Devlin

A lot of the people in Northern California and parts of Oregon have decided that we are not on the same page as San Francisco and Portland and Los Angeles. I don’t know if six states is a solution because is Washington, D.C. and the rest of the country really going to give California 10 new senators? –Doug LaMalfa

I grew up in Oregon, so there was always a lot of that folksy, Bob Marley stuff. There was a mural of Bob Marley on a wall at my high school. –Mat Kearney

There is no such thing as a weekend for me when I’m at home on my ranch in Oregon. –Patrick Duffy

I went on a road trip and ended up in Portland, Oregon, and from there, I did non-stop theater. I had just graduated, and I had all these ideas about what good acting was, but I hadn’t put any of it into action. I spent five years honing my acting chops. And then I had this epiphany one day that I need to go to L.A.; I need to be on a sitcom. –Michaela Watkins

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Cities around the United States do not have land use planning like we have in Oregon, and they are all struggling with issues like affordable housing. –Kate Brown

I think everyone born in Oregon is an environmentalist by birth. –Phil Knight

After my father passed away in 1989, I fell pretty hard for theater as an undergraduate at the University of Oregon. Before he died, he planted the seed that maybe I should look into performing. –Ty Burrell

Eugene is located in western Oregon, approximately 278 billion miles from anything. –Dave Barry

We will do whatever it takes to keep Tom Herman at the University of Houston. We’re not going to lose Tom Herman because of money. If Tom Herman wants to go to LSU or Texas or Oregon or Baylor or wherever else, we cannot stop him from doing that. But it’s not going to be because of money. –Tilman J. Fertitta

My family moved a lot as a kid. We started in Colorado, where I lived for five years. We moved to Chicago for two years, to San Francisco for one year, Connecticut for seven, Oregon for a couple years, and then I went to school. –Gus Van Sant

Regarding fame, fortune and Oregon I do wish I had more money. –John Fahey

I spent a lot of time growing up in Oregon after I left California. Spent a lot of time in the woods. –Sam Elliott

When Oregon was founded as a state in 1857, its constitution explicitly banned Black people from visiting, living and owning property here. –Ted Wheeler

At 15 years of age, I left school to practice the profession of Office Boy in a business firm in Salem, Oregon. –Herbert Hoover

My dad put up a great hoop in our front yard in our driveway. I was in Oregon, so I had to be out there in the rain. We didn’t always have a gym to go to. –Kevin Love

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I’ve traveled a fair amount around the country and visited many states. It’s amazing that Oregon is so different from Idaho; even though Portland isn’t that far from Boise, it’s a completely different city. Colorado is very different from Oregon. From a European perspective, I’ve always found that fascinating about America. –Andrew Haigh

When I first came to Oregon, the annual amount spent on production was $1 million to $1.5 million. By the time ‘Leverage’ was done, there had been over $100 million in production that year. –Dean Devlin

This activist loves Oregon more than he loves life. –Tom McCall

So long as the Oregon question is left open, Mexico will calculate the chances of a rupture between us and Great Britain, in the event of which she would be prepared to make common cause against us. But when an end is put to any such hope, she will speedily settle her difference with us. –John C. Calhoun

Whether fuel cell system development in central Oregon, wind power generation along the Columbia Gorge, or geothermal energy in southern Oregon, investing in new energy sources makes America more energy independent while creating good paying, environmentally friendly jobs. –Greg Walden

And by reducing carbon pollution in our atmosphere, we are protecting our air, water, mountains, forests, deserts, valleys, coasts and rivers – the astounding natural ecosystems that support all life and make Oregon the special place we call home. –Ted Wheeler

Oregon is the only state in the union that facilitates suicide. –Maggie Gallagher

I had this scholarship, two pairs of tight jeans, and a couple of hundred extra dollars, and I showed up in Oregon and went to school there.– Punit Renjen

I play a lot of video games, cook meals for my best friends and chosen family in Seattle, and find time to visit my family in Portland, Oregon. –Jinkx Monsoon

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I was really scared when I went to Oregon State. I wasn’t sure I could play at the college level. –Gary Payton

My worst fashion failure was when I wore tight PVC pants, and I had a show in Eugene, Oregon… my pants split down the center. –Davey Havok

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