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"I am such a Pacific Northwest girl." - Kristin Hannah

"The Pacific Northwest depends on inexpensive renewable energy from our dams." - Cathy McMorris

"The Pacific Northwest depends on inexpensive renewable energy from our dams." - Cathy Mcmorris Rodgers

"They're each on separate coasts but I think that the deep Maine woods shares some similarities to the Pacific Northwest." - Mark Duplass

"The Pacific Northwest, and particularly Whidbey Island, is extremely suited to be a location in a novel." - Elizabeth George

"We depend on our rivers and dams for energy, transportation, irrigation and recreation and I will continue this year to fight for what's best for the Pacific Northwest." - Cathy McMorris

"Well, I think breathing life into the Endangered Species Act, taking those wolves back into Yellowstone, restoring the salmon in the rivers of the Pacific Northwest." - Bruce Babbitt

"I always think of the Pacific Northwest as giant trees, and rain, and clouds and dampness, like the Native American art from that area." - Kyle Maclachlan

"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

"I'm from Oakland and San Francisco, so I feel like the Pacific Northwest starts there and goes north - so, it's home to me." - Colin Trevorrow

"We depend on our rivers and dams for energy, transportation, irrigation and recreation and I will continue this year to fight for what's best for the Pacific Northwest." - Cathy Mcmorris Rodgers

"I always think of the Pacific Northwest as giant trees and rain and clouds and dampness, like the Native American art from that area. That all says Pacific Northwest to me. Salmon. It really only exists on the Western side of the Cascades." - Kyle Maclachlan

"We look in our own backyard and say, 'How do we help at-risk families, at risk youth? How do we think through some of the problems affecting the Pacific Northwest and make some change there?'" - Melinda Gates

"Growing up in the Pacific Northwest as a young girl, whenever I felt emotionally overwhelmed, I would take a walk in the woods. Being in the stillness and grandeur of trees had always calmed me." - Brenda Strong

"In growing up in Seattle, I don't know a single family that didn't barbecue or cook on the weekends and make its own kind of simple, pared-down, what I call Pacific Northwest cooking." - Mario Batali

"House passage is good news for the Northwest corner and our environment." - Nancy Johnson

"I grew up about 60 miles northwest of New York, in Middletown, NY." - Aaron Tveit

"I began playing in the Pacific Coast Indoor Tennis Championships." - Tracy Austin

"I'm a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy." - Howard Gordon

"The Pacific is the best toilet for satellites." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"Well, the United States is a Pacific power. And we have always had a presence in the Pacific." - Leon Panetta

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

"To seek a Northwest Passage at the call of many men To find there but the road back home again." - Stan Rogers

"It has to be because unemployment problems in northwest Indiana are similar to those in southeast Chicago." - Richard M Daley

"Mortal City was really influenced by geography. [The song] "The Ocean" is the Pacific Northwest. Southern California and New York also figure into songs, and Iowa. "February" is very much about New England. "Mortal City" is Philadelphia. The whole album is this anthropomorphized landscape where the metaphors live in this geography." - Dar Williams

"South Pacific - I really learned a lot. I swear I like to say that during South Pacific, I went from being a girl to being a woman." - Laura Osnes

"In 2005, I founded the Democratic Pacific Union, an international organization of 28 democratic countries to promote democracy, peace and prosperity in the Pacific region." - Annette Lu

"Economic activity is moving from the Atlantic ocean to the Pacific ocean... Russia has a certain natural advantage because it also borders the Pacific Ocean." - Vladimir Putin

"'South Pacific' - I really learned a lot. I swear I like to say that during 'South Pacific,' I went from being a girl to being a woman." - Laura Osnes

"Growing up in the Northwest, I did play in an all-girl band. I snuck into clubs. No one ever questioned or thought twice about it." - Meredith Brooks

"It would be a great abuse of my position to write that it was Northwest Airlines that treated us in this shoddy and inexcusable way, so I won't." - Bill Bryson

"Not considering this opening worthy of more attention, I continued our pursuit to the Northwest, being desirous to embrace the advantages of the prevailing breeze." - George Vancouver

"Coming out of the Northwest and that environment to shoot hip-hop videos, it's a little atypical of a place to be, you know." - Ryan Lewis

"I didn't really grow up listening to blues, because I grew up in the Northwest. It wasn't really the center for blues." - David Lynch

"My ancestors are Highland Scots, and my father's home in north Alabama is so much like northwest Arkansas. I have the same allergies in both places." - Ellen Gilchrist

"Civilized men arrived in the Pacific, armed with alcohol, syphilis, trousers, and the Bible." - Havelock Ellis

"Chinas development is an opportunity for the international community, for Japan and for the Asia-Pacific." - Yoshihiko Noda

"No one who claims this to be a small world has ever flown across the Pacific." - J. Maarten Troost

"There's a small island, inhabited in the South Pacific that I will try to swim to." - Peter Arnett

"I honestly dont know whether I can ever top the experience of Pacific Rim." - Robert Kazinsky

"It will take a thousand years for the frontier to reach the Pacific" - Thomas Jefferson

"In the South Pacific, because of their size, mosquitoes are required to file flight plans." - Erma Bombeck

"There is certainly an underrepresentation of Asian Pacific Islanders in professional sports/athletics." - Nathan Adrian

"I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope." - Stephen King

"My gratitude to him is as boundless as the Pacific ocean." - Yann Martel

"I honestly don't know whether I can ever top the experience of 'Pacific Rim.'" - Robert Kazinsky

"I go to St. Matthews in Pacific Palisades, an Episcopal Church." - Stephen Collins

"The attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 completely crippled our Pacific Fleet." - Jerry Costello

"My Sunday mornings are spent in a recovery meeting in Pacific Palisades." - Buzz Aldrin

"The first job I ever had was right here in San Francisco with Southern Pacific." - Steven Burd

"The jolt that Tony Blair received 35,000ft above the Pacific Ocean was not normal turbulence." - Tony Blair

"Pacific Islands are among those that contribute least to global warming, yet suffer most." - Ban Kimoon

"Death has always been the first sign of European civilization when introduced in the Pacific." - Jose Rizal

"China's development is an opportunity for the international community, for Japan and for the Asia-Pacific." - Yoshihiko Noda

"Ah, for just one time I would take the Northwest Passage To find the hand of Franklin reaching for the Beaufort Sea Tracing one warm line through a land so wide and savage And make a northwest passage to the sea." - Stan Rogers

"It's a little place on the Pacific Ocean. You know what the Mexicans say about the Pacific? They say it has no memory. That's where I want to live the rest of my life. A warm place with no memory." - Stephen King

"Our theme for this year's festivities, Dreams and Challenges of Asian Pacific Americans, speaks to the many generations of Asian Pacific Americans who worked hard to overcome economic hardship, racism and other barriers in their pursuit of the American dream." - Lucille Roybal-Allard

"By the end of this decade, a majority of our Navy and Air Force fleets will be based out of the Pacific, because the United States is and always will be a Pacific power." - Barack Obama

"Hawaii has always been a very pivotal role in the Pacific. It is in the Pacific. It is a part of the United States that is an island that is right here." - Dan Quayle

"Our theme for this year's festivities, Dreams and Challenges of Asian Pacific Americans, speaks to the many generations of Asian Pacific Americans who worked hard to overcome economic hardship, racism and other barriers in their pursuit of the American dream." - Lucille Roybalallard

"The decision by France to resume nuclear testing in the South Pacific has destroyed this hope and raised a storm of protest at home, in the South Pacific and thankfully around the world." - Jenny Shipley

"It is important to remember that the Pacific Ocean covers a quarter of the world's surface and that each Pacific country has its own cultural, historical and ethnic identity." - Jenny Shipley

"The Pacific had great hope that when the former President Mitered decided to halt nuclear testing, we had put behind us the issue of nuclear states testing their weapons in our Pacific region." - Jenny Shipley

"Apollo 13, as you may remember, gave us a reactor that is bubbling away right now somewhere in the Pacific. It's supposed to be bubbling away on the moon, but it's in the Pacific Ocean instead." - David R Brower

"Nobody now fears that a Japanese fleet could deal an unexpected blow on our Pacific possessions. Radio makes surprise impossible." - Josephus Daniels

"Just be happy that something traveled 5,000 miles across the Pacific and, for once, it wasn't your job." - Bill Maher

"Life will be simpler when I don't spend two-thirds of the year in the middle of the Pacific." - Michael Emerson

"I have one love - Canada; one purpose - Canada's greatness; one aim - Canadian unity from the Atlantic to the Pacific." - John Diefenbaker

"The Asia-Pacific Partnership is a climate suicide pact. It is playing Russian roulette with six bullets in your gun." - Joseph J. Romm

"Sometimes the wind along the Pacific shore blows so hard it steals your breath before you can inhale it." - Timothy Egan

"To the west, the Pacific Ocean, which revulses me, for its vastness cannot be fitted into any box." - Joyce Carol Oates

"A lot of Pacific island nations are sinking below sea level; they could easily transition slowly into becoming floating nations." - Joe Quirk

"Donald Trump has been rejecting the idea of trade agreements like NAFTA, like the Trans-Pacific Partnership." - Audie Cornish

"The United States has been a Pacific nation for over two centuries. That's not going to change." - Barack Obama

"I was against it [Trans-Pacific Partnership] once , it was finally negotiated and the terms were laid out." - Hillary Clinton

"I'm against Trans-Pacific Partnership now. I'll be against it after the election. I'll be against it when I'm president." - Hillary Clinton

"No nation ever had two better friends that we have. You know who they are? The Atlantic and Pacific oceans." - Will Rogers

"Barack H. Obama is a landmark presidential figure as the first black, multiracial, multicultural president from Hawaii and the Pacific." - Dinesh Sharma

"The only regrets I have are rather prosaic - like I wish I went for a swim in the Pacific." - Paul Allen

"I ended up in the Army Air Corps in the Pacific, operating out of Ayuka field in Hawaii." - Louis Zamperini

"American future lies in the East. The great free markets of the Pacific Rim are the American destiny." - Donald Freed

"If they can fight and die on Okinawa, Guadalcanal (and) in the South Pacific, they can play ball in America." - Happy Chandler

"Of all the fire mountains which like beacons, once blazed along the Pacific Coast, Mount Rainier is the noblest." - John Muir

"Documentaries are the first line of education, and the second line of education is dramatization, such as 'The Pacific'." - Steven Spielberg

"Water, water, everywhere, Atlantic and Pacific. But New York City's got them beat, Our aqua is terrific!" - Ed Koch

"Counting stars by candlelight all are dim but one is bright; the spiral light of Venus rising first and shining best, from the northwest corner of a brand-new crescent moon crickets and cicadas sing a rare and different tune." - Robert Hunter

"Gigantic, willful, young, Chicago sitteth at the northwest gates." - William Vaughn Moody

"We've been everywhere around Northwest. I was biking until the clouds came. We'll go in the woods, we'll go up and down the river. I love the woods in Sandy, but it's an hour away, so I don't love that." - David Giuntoli

"There [in Afghanistan] is also a growing insurgency threat from al-Qaida, the Taliban and other extremist elements, some of which comes from the tribal areas of Pakistan, as well as from the Northwest Frontier province and Baluchistan." - David Petraeus

"I grew up in northwest London on a council estate. My parents are Irish immigrants who came over here when they were very young and worked in menial jobs all their lives, and I'm one of many siblings." - Amanda Hale

"When you sign on to be an activist in northwest Montana, people in the grocery store will avoid eye contact, particularly if they're hanging out with outspoken opponents to your views." - Rick Bass

"We lived in a one-bedroom apartment in Northwest D.C. I was essentially raised by a Panamanian man and a Jamaican woman. That's why I have such a fascination with Jamaican food." - Wale

"My first district was Northwest Iowa. In 2002, it became North Central Iowa hooking around Des Moines down to the south, clear up to the northeast corner of the state." - Tom Latham

"The vast Pacific ocean would always remain the islanders' great solace, escape and nourishment, the amniotic fluid that would keep them hedonistic and aloof, guarded, gentle and mysterious." - Francine du Plessix Gray

"Asian Pacific American Heritage Month provides us all an opportunity to reflect upon this communitys many contributions and to celebrate its bright future." - Nydia Velazquez

"President Obama has been clear about the future that the United States seeks... when it comes to the Asia-Pacific, the United States is all in." - Thomas E Donilon

"The United States has renewed our leadership in the Asia-Pacific, prime Minister Abe is leading Japan to a new role on the world stage." - Shinzo Abe

"Wherever we go, across the Pacific or Atlantic, we meet, not similarity so much as 'the bizarre'. Things astonish us, when we travel, that surprise nobody else." - Miriam Beard

"I have always considered Saipan the decisive battle of the Pacific offensive...(it was) the naval and military heart and brain of the Japanese defence strategy." - Holland Smith

"Trying to figure out God is like trying to catch a fish in the Pacific Ocean with an inch of dental floss." - Matt Chandler

"I once knew a writer who, after saying beautiful things about the sea, passed through a Pacific hurricane, and he became a changed man." - Joshua Slocum

"There is no shadow of protection to be had by sheltering behind the slender stockades of visionary speculation, or by hiding behind the wagon-wheels of pacific theories." - Soong May-ling

"Mickey is a secret journal chained closed with a padlock, slammed inside a vault and dropped into the middle of the Pacific Ocean." - Noel Fisher

"Maybe it is the last chance for Europe to influence standards for world trade. Next it will be between the US and the Asia-Pacific region." - Sigmar Gabriel

"The Asia Pacific is home to nearly half the world's population, a growing middle class and holds so much opportunity for us all." - Barack Obama

"[Most progressive in the Democratic Party] won't stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership or take a position against it, you know, which is an absolute assault on our democracy." - Jill Stein

"Hillary Clinton wants to approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership; that deal will be a disaster for North Carolina, for every state. Your state." - Donald Trump

"I have to think that somewhere on some little island in the Pacific, there's someone's who's great, but I'm probably never going to hear him." - Ry Cooder

"Sun-blistered ships on opal seas, Pacific stars split round the skies, What have I now to do with these Who know the wonder of your eyes?" - Dorothy Wellesley, Duchess of Wellington

"There is no shadow of protection to be had by sheltering behind the slender stockades of visionary speculation, or by hiding behind the wagon-wheels of pacific theories." - Chiang Kai-shek

"Wherever we go, across the Pacific or Atlantic, we meet, not similarity so much as 'the bizarre'. Things astonish us, when we travel, that surprise nobody else" - Miriam

"Not long after 'The Pacific,' I began shooting the comedy 'Larry Crowne,' which was also with Tom Hanks, who also directed and plays the title character." - Rami Malek

"Asian Pacific American Heritage Month provides us all an opportunity to reflect upon this community's many contributions and to celebrate its bright future." - Nydia Velazquez

"Wherever we go, across the Pacific or Atlantic, we meet, not similarity so much as 'the bizarre'. Things astonish us, when we travel, that surprise nobody else." - Mary Ritter Beard

"President Obama has been clear about the future that the United States seeks... when it comes to the Asia-Pacific, the United States is 'all in.'" - Thomas E Donilon

"I enjoy a four-seasonal climate and wide-open spaces, so being on an island 2,500 miles into the South Pacific made me feel a little claustrophobic." - Matthew Fox

"The old charters of Massachusetts, Virginia, and the Carolinas had given title to strips of territory extending from the Atlantic westward to the Pacific." - Albert Bushnell Hart

"V-J Day, or Victory in Japan Day, marks the date of the Japanese surrender that ended fighting in the Pacific." - Doc Hastings

"In this century, the 21st century, the U.S. recognizes our prosperity and our security depends even more on the Asia-Pacific region." - Leon Panetta

"I joined the Navy hoping to be submariner and ended up in the sub service aboard a tender in the Pacific." - Tony Curtis

"Taiwan matters because of its vital role in spreading democracy in East Asia. Taiwan matters because of its strategic importance to promote peace in the Pacific region." - Annette Lu

"If we know anything about man, it's that he's not pacific. The temptation to butcher anyone considered undesirable seems to be a common temptation, not always resisted." - Larry Mcmurtry

"The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement is a continuation of other disastrous trade agreements, like NAFTA, CAFTA, and permanent normal trade relations with China." - Bernie Sanders

"If the Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eaton, the Japanese bases in the Pacific were captured on the beaches of the Caribbean." - Holland Smith

"We have seen Indians in immense numbers, and all those on this coast of the Pacific contrive to make a good subsistence on various seeds, and by fishing." - Junipero Serra

"I'm really drawn to West Coast composers and I think it has a little something to do with looking across the Pacific instead of looking across the Atlantic." - Mark Morris

"I want to initiate a bilateral agenda that helps Mexico and the U.S. together compete with the world better, especially with the economies of Asia and the Pacific." - Enrique Pena Nieto

"Perhaps the great American Republic, whose interests lie in the Pacific and who has no hand in the spoliation of Africa, may someday dream of foreign possession." - Jose Rizal

"The food in Sydney is an Asian Pacific cuisine. It's eclectic but above all it's fresh, inventive and creative and that's what I love about it." - Baz Luhrmann

"Of course the Japanese and Peruvian fish are different, but it's the same Pacific Ocean. They are different, but I know fish." - Nobu Matsuhisa

"Sometimes I like to play the soundtracks to famous musicals so we can all sing along. South Pacific is one of my favorites. Our neighbors must hate us." - Louise Brown

"If I'm in Malibu driving up and down Pacific Coast Highway, my '68 Dodge Charger usually is what I like to drive." - Brody Jenner

"We spoke about economic sanctions only recently in Lima, within the framework of APEC. Almost all the leaders represented at APEC (the Asia Pacific region), Pacific countries, spoke about the same thing, namely, that we are going through a very acute crisis in world trade, international trade, related, among other things, to restrictions on the markets of certain countries." - Vladimir Putin

"For a while I got into the South Pacific theater of World War II. I read "American Caesar" by William Manchester, the biography of General MacArthur. Because of that I ended up reading "Tales of the South Pacific" by James Michener and then because of that reading his "Hawaii." That is what happens." - Dave Barry

"What we have seen of recent American action in the Pacific, the bombing of Tokyo and the engagements in the Coral Sea, off Midway Island and at Dutch Harbour, has been sufficient indication that America is beginning to discharge her supremely important duty in the Pacific." - Chiang Kaishek

"I know it's inevitable that there will be those who compare 'The Pacific' to 'Band of Brothers.' For years, the Pacific theater of war was not talked about as much as the European theater, yet it was part of the same war." - Jon Seda

"The vast Pacific Ocean has ample space for China and the United States. We welcome a constructive role by the United States in promoting peace, stability and prosperity in the region. We also hope that the United States will fully respect and accommodate the major interests and legitimate concerns of Asia-Pacific countries." - Xi Jinping

"Yesterday, I tried to call Northwest Airlines' customer-service line over a couple of hours. I couldn't get through. The recording said, "Due to a high volume of calls" Well, you could put it that way - "Due to a high volume of calls". Or you could say, "Due to an insufficient number of employees..."" - Jay Nordlinger

"I started performing at home as a kid putting on shows and lip-syncing Michael Jackson for the grown-ups. Then, in musicals and plays in school. At 17, I was performing in coffee shops and in parking lots at Phish shows. At 18, I had a band that played local shows in the Northwest." - Matisyahu

"We'll all say that. We'll all go on and make the place safe. Roads, cities. New sky, new soil. Until it's all some kind of Siberia or Northwest Territories, and Mars will be gone and we'll be here, and we'll wonder why we feel so empty. Why when we look at the land we can never see anything but our own faces." - Kim Stanley

"I am convinced, Yorick, continued my father, half reading and half discoursing, that there is a Northwest Passage to the intellectual world; and that the soul of man has shorter ways of going to work, in furnishing itself with knowledge and instruction, than we generally take with it." - Laurence Sterne

"Thus departed Hiawatha, Hiawatha the Beloved, In the glory of the sunset, In the purple mists of evening, To the regions of the home-wind, Of the Northwest-Wind, Keewaydin, To the Islands of the Blessed, To the Kingdom of Ponemah, To the Land of the Hereafter!" - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"The Northwest is in better shape than it was eight years ago." - Bruce Babbitt

"It is no secret that those of us in the Northwest believe the Administration's proposal to drive up the cost of electricity in our region is not only misguided, but also will not achieve the intended goal of raising money for the treasury." - Greg Walden

"In the 19th Century people were looking for the Northwest Passage. Ships were lost and brave people were killed, but that doesn't mean we never went back to that part of the world again, and I consider it the same in space exploration." - John L Phillips

"I don't think I would live outside of the Northwest. I think the quality of life in Portland is really good. People move from intense, high-powered jobs, and move to Portland, work half as much and live twice as good." - Carrie Brownstein

"I consider myself one of the most fortunate of men, to have lived at a time when some of the old Haidas and their peers among the Northwest Coast peoples were still alive, and to have had the privilege of knowing them." - Bill Reid

"The winds that blow through the wide sky in these mounts, the winds that sweep from Canada to Mexico, from the Pacific to the Atlantic - have always blown on free men." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"In order to have enough of the raw materials...which will be lacking in wartime, we should plan to acquire and use foreign resources existing in our expected sphere of influence, such as Sakhalim, China, and the Southern Pacific." - Sadao Araki

"I was selling real estate at the time, in Pacific Palisades, California, so imagine that: getting a note and a bottle of champagne from Jack Nicholson when I'd barely made a dime as an actor. It really kept me going." - Kurt Fuller



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