Northwest Quotes

Northwest Quotes by Katherine Dunn, Kyle MacLachlan, Joe Harris, Nancy Johnson, Mark Duplass, Mike Barnicle and many others.

The metaphor of the subterranean is at work in a lot of Northwest writers and artists. Zooming in closer and closer and closer, then below, to the worms and the centipede.
Katherine Dunn
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
I grew up in the Northwest, so I was always a really big Sonics fan. I loved Gary Payton, Shawn Kemp, a lot of those players who were really good through the ’90s.
Joe Harris
House passage is good news for the Northwest corner and our environment.
Nancy Johnson
They’re each on separate coasts but I think that the deep Maine woods shares some similarities to the Pacific Northwest.
Mark Duplass
Charleston, South Carolina, is about a 90-minute drive northwest of Beaufort and Parris Island. It is an old city reborn with new charm and an influx of snowbirds from the North attracted by its ease, comfort and accessibility.
Mike Barnicle
The reigning mythology of the Northwest is obviously nature, and the reigning mythology of the Northeast corridor is culture.
David Shields
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
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
Alexandre Antoine Davy de la Pailleterie – father of the future Alex Dumas – was born on February 26, 1714, in the Norman province of Caux, a region of rolling dairy farms that hung above great chalk cliffs on the northwest coast of France.
Tom Reiss
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 think coming from the Northwest is something that’s born in your blood. On my mom’s side, I’m, like, a sixth-generation Oregonian. My family came over in the covered wagons, ‘Oregon Trail’-video-game style. Maybe the pioneer mentality runs in my blood because they were all pioneers.
Mat Kearney
The quality of our Airmen in Montana coupled with the proven mission excellence of the 120th Airlift Wing, and historical need for assets to fight the devastating forest fires we continue to see in Montana and the Northwest United States, should have mandated the relocation of these assets to Montana.
Ryan Zinke
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
I lived in New York City for a while and miss it like it’s a person. Although I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, I’m a New Yorker at heart. A stroll through Central Park, a visit to the MET, a show on Broadway. There is no other city like it in the world!
Zoe McLellan
Every vice president since Mondale has lived up on this hill, on the twelve-acre campus of the Naval Observatory in Northwest Washington. It’s a pretty house with a wraparound porch and a white turret.
Jeanne Marie Laskas
Salmon recovery in the Northwest is a complex issue and requires a comprehensive regionwide effort. Dam removal is not the answer. It would have a devastating impact on our region’s energy and transportation infrastructure and may do little to even help salmon listed as threatened or endangered.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Throughout my campaign for Congress, I promised the people of Northwest Georgia that I would be the strongest defender of gun rights on Capitol Hill.
Marjorie Taylor Greene
The Snake and Columbia river system is vital to the Pacific Northwest.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers
I think ‘North by Northwest’ and ‘Rope’ and Rear Window’ and ‘Psycho’ are on my list of favorite all time movies. I just think his kind of command as a director was almost unparalleled, and I feel like in certain ways the sort of character-based thriller owes more to Hitchcock than anyone.
Carlton Cuse
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
Remember, the Arctic didn’t have any ice. And the Northwest Passage was wide open. They were raising grapes in Scotland for God sakes, had a huge winery. Iceland was a farming community. As some of the glaciers retreated they found villages that were covered with ice.
Don Young
I think something I explore a little bit in my music is how there’s this majestic, natural beauty in the Pacific Northwest, but also this kind of underlying eeriness.
Michelle Zauner
I like the whole Pacific Northwest.
Johann Johannsson
I arrived in Spain at three years old when my dad played in Valencia. Then we spent a lot of time in Vigo in the northwest part of Spain.
Thiago Alcantara
The Northwest, to make a generalization, is a fairly sensitive populace. Slightly self-conscious and very self-reflexive.
Carrie Brownstein
The North Korean landscape is strikingly beautiful in places. It could be said to resemble America’s Pacific Northwest – but substantially drained of color.
Barbara Demick
My district is centered around the progressive college town of Boulder, Colorado, and the high-tech U.S. 36 corridor. It goes from the well-established suburbs of northwest Denver in Adams County to the beautiful mountain towns of Vail and Breckenridge and the majestic Western Slope of the Rocky Mountains.
Jared Polis
The Pacific Northwest depends on inexpensive renewable energy from our dams.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers
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 started 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.
To me, the Northwest is the best. The air, it feels cleaner. The people are so nice and caring. Every time I fly in on a plane, I say, ‘I’m never leaving here.’ It’s just different. People who aren’t from here don’t get it. It just fits certain people.
Jamal Crawford
I’m from outside Philadelphia, a town called Wayne, which is, like, 25 minutes northwest.
Abbi Jacobson
My husband hailed from Dagenham; he’s an Essex boy. Me myself, I come from Derry City in the northwest of Ireland, so we love to get back.
Roma Downey
I prefer to be a mother in the Pacific Northwest! I grew up outside of Seattle and personally find it to be the most beautiful place in the world.
Josie Bissett
They started saying stuff like ‘Should we cut the movie? Is it too this, too that?’ It got drastic. It got heated. I said, ‘Wait a minute, folks. I didn’t make ‘Smokey’ for big-city audiences. I made it for the South, the Midwest and Northwest. Those are my people.’
Hal Needham
It has to be because unemployment problems in northwest Indiana are similar to those in southeast Chicago.
Richard M. Daley
My first year of pro ball I played in the Northwest league and made the all-star team, and the next year I played I led the team in hitting and was third or fifth in the league.
Kurt Russell
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
Life here (in the Pacific Northwest, not in Vancouver, Seattle, Portland or the chain of buildings connecting them but in the rest of the place, out west and east from the north-south I-5 river) can sometimes feel like a half-dream, half-myth.
Phil Elverum
Northwest Ohio is flat. There isn’t much up. The land is so flat that a child from Toledo is under the impression that the direction hills go is down. Sledding is done down from street level into creek beds and road cuts.
P. J. O’Rourke
In the spring of 1984, I went to the northwest of France, to Normandy, to prepare an NBC documentary on the 40th anniversary of D-Day.
Tom Brokaw
In the night there’s sometimes a sort of cursed quality to the Pacific Northwest.
Panos Cosmatos
‘North by Northwest’ was a big influence for ‘The Bourne Identity.’
Doug Liman
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
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
The Northwest Passage is Canadian. People can’t just abuse it.
Justin Trudeau
The Northwest is in better shape than it was eight years ago.
Bruce Babbitt
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
Cities and towns throughout central and northwest Connecticut have strong industrial histories and are now in the process of transitioning into new sources of economic growth. I’m doing what I can to be a strong partner in these efforts.
Elizabeth Esty
When I started watching movies, I saw a lot of Hitchcock films. When I was 10, I saw ‘North by Northwest’ and movies like that.
Sriram Raghavan
Under the new government of the Constitution, beginning in 1789, all of the peacetime measures were repeated: chaplains, prayers, memorials of Thanksgiving, the Northwest Ordinance, funding for the Christian education of Indians.
M. Stanton Evans
I was very thin, exceedingly thin. If you look at ‘North By Northwest,’ you’ll get a clue.
Martin Landau
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 met a person on my rural tour in northwest Wisconsin who said to me, ‘I feel politically homeless.’ And we need to re-engage that person.
Tom Perez