55 Best Alaska Quotes About The Last Frontier

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The name Alaska is derived from the Aleut word "Alyeska", which means "The Great Land".

Alaska was originally a Russian territory. On 30 March 1867, a proposal from Russian Minister, Edouard de Stoeckl, was accepted and the USA purchased Alaska for approximately 7.2 million dollars!

The temperature of Alaska is a wonder in its own sense! The average summer temperature is around 40°F to 60°F, and the average winter temperature is around 0°F to 30°F. It is famous for the Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights. Some other well-known famous people from Alaska are the legendary American Painter Bob Ross and famous singer-songwriter, Jewel Kilcher.

Get some of the best quotes about Alaska and its mystery. We have some great Alaska sayings and Alaska travel quotes. These include quotes from Fareed Zakaria, Markas Sakey, and more which can be used as Alaska Instagram captions.

For more related quotes, take a look at quotes about America and American Dream quotes.

Famous Quotes About Alaska

Many books sing praises about this great state.

In this list, you can a few of the best quotes about Alaska which are famous around the globe.

1. "I've been under the spell of the North ever since my childhood in Alaska. More and more, I've been returning to Alaska, and sometimes my adventures inspire a story."

— Will Hobbs.

2. "Kids in Alaska don't know they're growing up on the Last Frontier. It's just what they see on the license plates, and it's something tourists like to say a lot because they've never been around so many mountains and moose before."

— Tom Bodett.

3. "This was one of the places people told me to go, it was one the big trips that you should see: Alaska."

— Jeff Goldblum.

4. "Alaska has long been a magnet for dreamers and misfits, people who think the unsullied enormity of the Last Frontier will patch all the holes in their lives. The bush is an unforgiving place, however, that care nothing for hope or longing."

— Jon Krakauer.

5. "America is looking for answers. She's looking for a new direction; the world is looking for a light. That light can come from America's great North Star; it can come from Alaska."

— Sarah Palin.

6. "John Muir, the famous naturalist, wrote in his journal that you should never go to Alaska as a young man because you'll never be satisfied with any other place as long as you live. And there's a lot of truth to that."

— Tom Bodett.

7. "Under the lake by Anvil Creek, a man has been frozen much like another man in the same wilderness had been frozen, in this area of Alaska where silence is the loudest sound."

― Lee Matthew Goldberg, 'The Ancestor,' 2020.

8. "Alaska was the cure to the disease of my despair."

― Summer Lane, 'Running with Wolves,' 2017.

9. "When I was 23, I went to Alaska by myself into the glaciers of the coast range and climbed a mountain by myself. It was incredibly reckless, incredibly stupid. But I was lucky. And I survived, and I came back to tell my story."

— Jon Krakauer.

10. "Nobody is accidentally in Alaska. The people who are in Alaska are there because they choose to be, so they've sort of got a real frontier ethic. The people are incredibly friendly, interesting, smart people – but they also stay out of each other's business."

— Marcus Sakey.

11. "The tall cityscape that was Anchorage encroached on the wide skies. It was like a giant walking and uninhabited, unclaimed land."

— Suzy Davies.

12. "The war between water and land is never-ending."

— Corey Ford.

Quotes About Alaska's Beauty

These quotes depict the beauty of this amazing state.

13. "With the most powerful binoculars, I cannot see Alaska."

— Mikheil Saakashvili.

14. "As she stares into the cool prisms of blues and whites, and the clear parts which fracture the light, she notices something deeper. It is a light from within the ice. It's beautiful; so she stays."

― Danielle Rohr 'Denali Skies,' 2013.

15. "Like any traveler, I'm always looking for those experiences that are almost unique to any place, and watching films around Alaska of the skies in winter made me want to taste those unworldly showers of light in person."

— Pico Iyer.

16. "Alaska isn't about who you were when you headed this way. It's about who you become."

― Kristin Hannah, 'The Great Alone,' 2017.

17. "Coppers and purples, and reds and golds, browns and blacks streaked across the earth violently, and sweeping up and over, a kaleidoscope of dirt and rock that challenges even the most jaded of hearts to not fall under her spell."

― Danielle Rohr 'Denali Skies,' 2013.

18. "The light in Alaska, in particular, is so beautiful. So beautiful! Such incredible light."

— Sebastiao Salgado.

Alaska Nature Quotes

Some great Alaska sayings and a quote about nature in the state of Alaskaa.

19. "This place, the land is more ancient and pure; it's like a concentrated tonic for the soul. If you take too much it can infect you, and if you don't take enough you have missed it completely and your efforts were in vein."

― Danielle Rohr 'Denali Skies,' 2013.

20. "Tectonic power and glacial force push and pull the geology, spreading it to its absolute limit, yet layered and rich with hues of darkness, immortality, and mysteries not meant for men."

―  Danielle Rohr 'Denali Skies,' 2013.

21. "The Mountains are calling and I must go."

— John Muir 'Travels in Alaska,' 1915.

22. "The very thought of this Alaska garden is a joyful exhilaration.. Out of all the cold darkness and glacial crushing and grinding comes this warm, abounding beauty and life to teach us that what we in our faithless ignorance and fear call destruction is creation finer and finer."

— John Muir 'Travels in Alaska,' 1915.

23. "Despite everything, every piece of Alaska sang to me. I remembered every curve in the trails, every tree in the forest. It was familiar to me, comfortable. The more I thought about leaving it, the less I liked the idea. This was my home."

― Summer Lane 'Running with Wolves,' 2017.

24. "Each evening the night swallowed the sun and gave the raven the sun's energy. He stored this power in his wings, tinged with the blue of Alaskan skies."

— Suzy Davies, The Girl in The Red Cape, 2019.

Quotes About Alaskan Wilderness

Alaska quotes about the amazing wilderness that can be found in Alaska!

25. "To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world."

— John Muir, 'Travels in Alaska,' 1915.

26. "Alaska's forests are the most welcoming I know. There are no ticks, no snakes, no poison ivy in Alaska."

— Charles Kuralt.

27. "In terms of wilderness preservation, Alaska is the last frontier. This time, given one great final chance, let us strive to do it right. Not in our generation, nor ever again, will we have a land and wildlife opportunity approaching the scope and importance of this one."

— Mo Udall.

Funny Alaska Quotes

Some funny quotes about Alaska are from some funny people like Sloane Crosley and Steven Wright.

28. "The Bermuda Triangle got tired of warm weather. It moved to Alaska. Now Santa Claus is missing."

— Steven Wright.

29. "Alaska itself is an unusual state."

— Fareed Zakaria.

30. "Historically, Alaska is a place that has attracted those fed up with conventionally."

— Bill O'Reilly.

31. "Relegating grizzlies to Alaska is about like relegating happiness heaven; one may never get there."

— From 'Wilderness' by Aldo Leopold.

32. "Moose are the squirrels of Alaska."

— Tim Moon.

33. "Oooh, if you have never been to Alaska, go there while it is still wild. My favorite uncle asked me if I wanted to go there, Uncle Sam. He said if you don't go, you're going to jail. That is how Uncle Sam asks you."

— Bob Ross.

34. "It was a cold, bleak December morning in Alaska, a place so far north on planet Earth that if there were such things as popsicle people, they could live there quite comfortably."

― Dew Pellucid.

35. "Alaska is what happens when Willy Wonka and the witch from Hansel and Gretel elope, buy a place together upstate, renounce their sweet teeth, and turn into health fanatics."

— Sloane Crosley.

36. "I'd read somewhere that nine out of ten adults in Alaska had a drinking problem. I could believe it. Snow, ice, sleet, wind, the dark night of the soul: what else were you supposed to do?"

— T. C. Boyle.

Alaska Quotes For Instagram

Some quotes can be used as Alaska captions for Instagram for the ones who have experienced the happiness heaven Alaska is!

37. “Sean Barnes: Look! It wasn't my fault!

Ben: Son, in Alaska; if it happens to you, it's your fault.”

- 'Alaska,' 1996.

38. "These young people, they were brought up on MTV and video games. They know nothing of the real world. They can't conceive of the true brutality of nature."

- Perry, 'Alaska,' 1996.

39. "There are two kinds of people in Alaska: those who were born here and those who come here to escape something. I wasn't born here."

- Rachel Clement, 'Insomnia,' 2002.

40. "There’s a land—oh, it beckons and beckons,

  And I want to go back—and I will."

- Robert W. Service, 'The Spell Of The Yukon,' 1907.

41. "Two kinds of flocks come up to Alaska, Cora. People running to something and people running away from something. The second kind-you want to keep your eye out for them."

- Kristin Hannah, 'The Great Alone', 2017.

42. "There is no middle ground, no safe place; not here, in the Great Alone."

- Kristin Hannah, 'The Great Alone,' 2017.

'Looking For Alaska' Quotes

Northern Lights are famous in Alaska.

Last but not the least, here are some great quotes from the famous novel by the author John Green named 'Looking for Alaska,' 2005.

43. "Thomas Edison's last words were "It's very beautiful over there". I don't know where there is, but I believe it's somewhere, and I hope it's beautiful."

- Miles "Pudge" Halter.

44. "Francois Rabelais. He was a poet. And his last words were "I go to seek a Great Perhaps." That's why I'm going. So I don't have to wait until I die to start seeking a Great Perhaps."

- Alaska Young.

45. "When you stopped wishing things wouldn't fall apart, you'd stop suffering when they did."

- Miles "Pudge" Halter.

46. "Those awful things are survivable because we are as indestructible as we believe ourselves to be."

- Alaska Young.

47. "So we gave up. I'd finally had enough of chasing after a ghost who did not want to be discovered. We'd failed, maybe, but some mysteries aren't meant to be solved."

- Miles "Pudge" Halter.

48. "Jesus, I'm not going to be one of those people who sits around talking about what they're gonna do. I'm just going to do it. Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia."

- Alaska Young.

49. "We can't love our neighbors till we know how crooked their hearts are."

- Alaska Young.

50. "There comes a time when we realize that our parents cannot save themselves or save us, that everyone who wades through time eventually gets dragged out to sea by the undertow- that, in short, we are all going."

- Alaska Young.

51. "Sometimes you lose a battle. But mischief always wins the war."

- Alaska Young.

52. "The five of us walking confidently in a row, I'd never felt cooler. The Great Perhaps was upon us, and we were invincible. The plan may have had faults, but we did not."

- Miles "Pudge" Halter.

53. "But a lot of times, people die how they live. And so last words tell me a lot about who people were, and why they became the sort of people biographies get written about. Does that make sense?"

- Miles "Pudge" Halter.

54. "They love their hair because they're not smart enough to love something more interesting."

- Alaska Young.

55. "Did I help you towards a fate you didn't want, Alaska, or did I just assist in your wilful self-destruction?'

- Miles "Pudge" Halter.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 55 Best Alaska Quotes About The Last Frontier, then why not take a look at Native American quotes or Patriotic quotes.

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