Top Wisconsin Quotes

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1. "It's about how you exist as a person in the world, and the idea that your work is more important than you as a person is a horrible, horrible message. I always think about a little gay boy in Wisconsin or a little lesbian in Arkansas seeing someone like me, and if I cannot be open in my life, how on earth can they?"
Author: Alan Cumming
2. "Wisconsin's a special place."
Author: Brett Favre
3. "One of the first papers I wrote at the University of Wisconsin, in 1977, was on stem cells. I realized that if I changed the environment that these cells were in, I could turn the cells into bone, and if I changed the environment a bit more, they would form fat cells."
Author: Bruce Lipton
4. "The Senator from Wisconsin cannot frighten me by exclaiming, "My country, right or wrong." In one sense I say so too. My country; and my country is the great American Republic. My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right."
Author: Carl Schurz
5. "I was a ballplayer, but only for a limited time. I grew up playing in Wisconsin. It's a very sports-centric part of the country that I grew up in and I played a lot of sports, but baseball first and foremost. I played through high school. I was a middle-infielder."
Author: Chad Harbach
6. "People hate us, blah blah blah, wish we'd go straight to hell, or maybe Wisconsin, since it's closer, blah blah blah."
Author: Chloe Neill
7. "I'm from Wisconsin so I always feel a little nauseous about begging and trying to trick people into liking me."
Author: Dan Harmon
8. "If not in San Francisco, then where? Not Madison, Wisconsin, again, please, dear God."
Author: Daniel Suarez
9. "If you're looking for can-do, earthy-crunchy attitude then you've got to go to Wisconsin."
Author: Dar Williams
10. "It is a well-documented fact that guys will not ask for directions. This is a biological thing. This is why it takes several million sperm cells... to locate a female egg, despite the fact that the egg is, relative to them, the size of Wisconsin."
Author: Dave Barry
11. "Washington, DC is to lying what Wisconsin is to cheese."
Author: Dennis Miller
12. "I'm born and raised in Houston, Texas, but Wisconsin is always going to be a home for me, and I'll always be back."
Author: Donald Driver
13. "When we pulled out into the winter night and the real snow, our snow, began to stretch out beside us and twinkle against the windows, and the dim lights of small Wisconsin stations moved by, a sharp wild brace came suddenly into the air. That's my middle-west - not the wheat or the prairies or the lost Swede towns, but the thrilling returning trains of my youth and the street lamps and sleigh bells in the frosty dark and the shadows of holly wreaths thrown by lighted windows on the snow."
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
14. "Hello... is this Mrs. Fritzi Bevins?''Yes, it is.''From Pulaski, Wisconsin?''Yes.''Uh... you don't know me, but I recently received some papers. From Texas. And, well... I think I might be your daughter?'There was a long silence on the other end, and then after a moment, the woman in a softer voice said, 'Hiya, pal. I've been waiting for this call for a long time."
Author: Fannie Flagg
15. "Governor Scott Walker didn't know who he was messing with when he picked a fight with the hard-working union folks of Wisconsin. He must have forgotten that Wisconsin is the Badger State. And badgers are scrappy little creatures. We may look cute, warm and fuzzy, but we have a fighting spirit."
Author: Gwen Moore
16. "I have the Denver Omelet of accents. And considering I'm from Denver, it makes sense. Now if I also lived in Cheeseland (Wisconsin) it would make perfect, yummy sense."
Author: Jarod Kintz
17. "Wisconsin's kids shouldn't be allowed to fail just because Washington is failing them."
Author: Jim Doyle
18. "As I've often said, Wisconsin's greatest strength continues to be the dedicated, hardworking people of our state. They go to work everyday, pay their taxes, and raise their kids with good, Midwestern values."
Author: Jim Doyle
19. "In Wisconsin, We're at the forefront of research that might one day bring cures for diseases like Parkinsons and Alzheimers, and we must seize its great potential."
Author: Jim Doyle
20. "I don't think Wisconsin should become known as a state where we shoot cats."
Author: Jim Doyle
21. "With new jobs, new ideas, and growing confidence that our brightest days lie ahead, Wisconsin is on the move."
Author: Jim Doyle
22. "After the last two years of springtime gas price spikes, nearly everyone in Southeast Wisconsin understands that something is wrong with our gasoline regulation and supply system."
Author: Jim Sensenbrenner
23. "In the dresser mirror, my face looks the same, but I feel something happening around me, some change as palpable as weather. Stuck in the mirror are mementos from my childhood—red and yellow ribbons for various underachievements, a brown corsage from grad school graduation, a curling and faded picture of me petting a deer in Wisconsin—which is now over. I wandered through it and came out the other side. It's a stark feeling. Like getting to the last page of a book and seeing ‘The End.' Even if you didn't like the story that much, or your childhood, you read it, you lived it. And now it's over, book closed, that long-ago deer you petted in the Dells as dead as the one in The Yearling."
Author: Jo Ann Beard
24. "You think all teenagers care about are musicians and movie stars?Spend some time in Wisconsin.We'll blow your socks off."
Author: Joan Bauer
25. "What kind of kids live in Mulhoney, Wisconsin? Would they like me? Would I like them? Have they ever eaten sushi? That's usually how I determine food sophistication. Maybe a personal ad would get the ball rolling:Insightful, hardworking, 16-year-old girl, emotionally generous and witty, seeks friend/pal/chum to while away meaningful hours. Picky eaters need not reply."
Author: Joan Bauer
26. "I love the Midwest. I think about it every day. I wonder if I would rather have a little farm in the Midwest, in Illinois or Wisconsin, or would I rather have like a little getaway up in the mountains of Colorado."
Author: Joe Lando
27. "I'm heading for a clean-named placelike Wisconsin, and mad as a jack-o'-lantern, will get therewithout help and nosy proclivities."
Author: John Ashbery
28. "Both of the twins exhibited a sort of prized Wisconsin Aryan-ness that excused them from blame for almost any caper. they looked liked the protagonists from a Disney movie but behaved like After School Specials."
Author: Josh Kilmer Purcell
29. "My name is Yon Yonson,I work in Wisconsin"
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
30. "A long time ago, when all the grandfathers and grandmothers of today were little boys and little girls or very small babies, or perhaps not even born, Pa and Ma and Mary and Laura and Baby Carrie left their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin."
Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
31. "Eddie's ma, that would be Mrs. Callahan, her husband got killed last winter over at the Feelin' Good Cookie Factory. They had an open casket at the funeral so you could see dead Mr. Callahan, who hadn't looked that great in life and looked even worse in death. Especially after that cookie press got to him. But Mr. Becker from Becker Funeral Homes had done a nice job fluffing Mr. Callahan's face back out again so he ended up looking like one of those waxy mannequins that you pay a dime to see up at the Wisconsin state Fair."
Author: Lesley Kagen
32. "So I had nothing to distract me from my books and their other worlds that swallowed me whole, from Narnia to the Wisconsin woods, from a small town in Sweden to the red earth of Prince Edward Island. Nothing and no one interested me as much as my books."
Author: Luisa Weiss
33. "McCarthy emerged in the person of Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin."
Author: Pat Buchanan
34. "Six days ago, a man blew himself up by the side of a road in northern Wisconsin."
Author: Paul Auster
35. "In marked contrast to the University of Wisconsin, Biochemistry was hardly visible at Stanford in 1945, consisting of only two professors in the chemistry department."
Author: Paul D. Boyer
36. "My brother Jim and I spent many wonderful summers working on dairy farms in Wisconsin owned by Mom's cousins, and as members of our local Boy Scout troop."
Author: Peter Agre
37. "From its earliest days, stem cell research has been important to the people of Wisconsin."
Author: Ron Kind
38. "Wisconsin is very proud of the career and technical college system that we have back home."
Author: Ron Kind
39. "I think there can be some disagreement as to whether Kerry really won Wisconsin or not."
Author: Scott McCallum
40. "I will say we now, in the polling in Wisconsin, much different than many other races, the public didn't perceive that we were getting a fair shake from the media."
Author: Scott McCallum
41. "My goal was to do the best job I could in governing the state of Wisconsin, in some cases making very tough decisions to have to bring our spending in line with the resources we had at the state level."
Author: Scott McCallum
42. "The important aspect as we look at this budget, and as we look at previous budgets, is the budget system - what I'm trying to get at is changing budgeting itself in Wisconsin."
Author: Scott McCallum
43. "It's time to put our differences aside and find ways to work together to move Wisconsin forward."
Author: Scott Walker
44. "I'd like now and into the future to play a bigger role not only in Wisconsin and the Midwest, but nationally. I'd like to have an impact."
Author: Scott Walker
45. "Like many places across the country, Wisconsin lost more than 100,000 jobs from 2008 to 2010. Unemployment during that time topped out at over 9%."
Author: Scott Walker
46. "For small community banks and credit unions, like those in Central and Northern Wisconsin, the hundreds of new rules will require an estimated 2,260,631 labor hours just for compliance. Those are hours that your local bank or credit union will spend dealing with some Washington bureaucrat instead of focusing on the needs of customers like you."
Author: Sean Duffy
47. "Here at Wisconsin we didn't get an undergraduate course in mathematical logic until the '60s."
Author: Stephen Cole Kleene
48. "The job in Wisconsin was the first genuine offer of an academic job in a university which I received."
Author: Stephen Cole Kleene
49. "I've decided to run for the U.S. Senate because I believe Wisconsin families need a senator who will work hard to deliver results for the middle class - a leader with the courage to do what's right, no matter how tough the odds or how powerful the special interests we have to fight."
Author: Tammy Baldwin
50. "Weirdness is not my game. I'm just a square boy from Wisconsin."
Author: Willem Dafoe

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