65 Nebraska Quotes On Success In Life

These Nebraska quotes will inspire you. Nebraska is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Nebraska quotes, Nebraska sayings, and Nebraska proverbs.

Best Nebraska Quotes

  1. “My sister said, You’re making it hard for all us housewives in Nebraska.” ~ Kate Millett
  2. “I came from Nebraska, a very middle class family with a progressive father.” ~ Theodore C. Sorensen
  3. “I am very proud of the quality of public education in Nebraska, but I believe we have an obligation to continually assess whether our system is meeting 21st Century education needs.” ~ Dave Heineman
  4. “I ended up being the governor of a very ag state, Nebraska.” ~ Mike Johanns

  5. “The openness of rural Nebraska certainly influenced me. That openness, in a way, fosters the imagination. But growing up, Lincoln wasn’t a small town. It was a college town. It had record stores and was a liberal place.” ~ Matthew Sweet
  6. “I, Lawrence Klein, was born in Omaha, Nebraska, as were my elder brother and younger sister.” ~ Lawrence Klein
  7. “My first years were spent living just as my forefathers had lived – roaming the green, rolling hills of what are now the states of South Dakota and Nebraska.” ~ Standing Bear
  8. “Yeah, I had a tremendous time shooting in Nebraska. I like that state a lot, all over it.” ~ Sean Penn

  9. “The University of Nebraska says that elderly people that drink beer or wine at least four times a week have the highest bone density. They need it – they’re the ones falling down the most.” ~ Jay Leno
  10. “Anytime the president visits Nebraska its good for Nebraska.” ~ Ben Nelson
  11. “I trust, that your readers will not construe my words to mean, that I would not have gone to a 3 o’clock in the morning session, for the sake of defeating the Nebraska bill.” ~ Gerrit Smith
  12. “Taylor Martinez is to Nebraska what iPad is to Apple.” ~ Desmond Howard
  13. “My hardest job is to convince the people of Nebraska that 10-1 is not a losing season.” ~ Tom Osborne

  14. “Nebraska sets the standard for how fans should act.” ~ Beano Cook
  15. “I have really got it into my head to try to be United States Senator, and, if I could have your support, my chances would be reasonably good. But I know, and acknowledge, that you have as just claims to the place as I have; and therefore I cannot ask you to yield to me, if you are thinking of becoming a candidate, yourself. If, however, you are not, then I should like to be remembered affectionately by you; and also to have you make a mark for me with the Anti-Nebraska members down your way.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  16. “I’ll be happy if I can just stay out of Nebraska.” ~ Dick Cavett
  17. “Of course Nebraska is a storehouse of literary material. Everywhere is a storehouse of literary material. If a true artist were born in a pigpen and raised in a sty, he would still find plenty of inspiration for his work. The only need is the eye to see.” ~ Willa Cather
  18. “We finally got Nebraska where we want them…off the schedule.” ~ Cal Stoll

  19. “I love bowl games. I really do. I like it more than the kids do. I grew up a poor kid in western Pennsylvania, and I went to Nebraska because I saw them play in the Orange Bowl and I wanted to play in a bowl game. I cherish the memories.” ~ Barry Alvarez
  20. “I wasn’t surprised at all. In fact, I thought, why stop there? Why not add the Big Show, or Chris Jericho, or the whole state of Nebraska for that matter? And don’t you think a wrestling ring is a little old school, Lilian? Why not put the match in a shark tank, with real live sharks? Hungry sharks! And the only way to beat your opponent is to stuff him down a shark’s throat, and pin the shark. Wouldn’t that be a hoot?” ~ Kurt Angle
  21. “I’ve had a lot of different lives. I was adopted, I grew up in Nebraska, and then I went to Northwestern… Then I had this really extraordinary, different life than my parents.” ~ Dan Chaon
  22. “My first job entailed spending a summer working in a cornfield in Nebraska.” ~ Becca Fitzpatrick

  23. “The most common mistake students of literature make is to go straight for what the poem or novel says, setting aside the way that it says it. To read like this is to set aside the ‘literariness’ of the work – the fact that it is a poem or play or novel, rather than an account of the incidence of soil erosion in Nebraska.” ~ Terry Eagleton
  24. “I’m an honest, hardworking conservative leader who will stand up to Washington and fight for Nebraska.” ~ Deb Fischer
  25. “What we want is not mainly to colonize Nebraska with free men, but to colonize Massachusetts with free men-to be free ourselves. As the enterprise of a few individuals, that is brave and practical; but as the enterprise of the State, it is cowardice and imbecility. What odds where we squat, or bow much ground we cover? It is not the soil that we would make free, but men.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  26. “Im afraid Wisconsin is you, Nebraska, only with much better parties and more wins.” ~ Rick Reilly

  27. “I was heading to Nebraska. Now there’s a sentence you don’t want to say too often if you can possibly help it.” ~ Bill Bryson
  28. “The people of Nebraska are for free silver and I am for free silver. I will look up the arguments later.” ~ William Jennings Bryan
  29. “Each of us is born with a series of built-in confusions that are probably somehow Darwinian. These are: (1) we’re central to the universe (that is, our personal story is the main and most interesting story, the only story, really); (2) we’re separate from the universe (there’s US and then, out there, all that other junk – dogs and swing-sets, and the State of Nebraska and low-hanging clouds and, you know, other people), and (3) we’re permanent (death is real, o.k., sure – for you, but not for me).” ~ George Saunders
  30. “Wow. This makes grand central look like a bus stop in Buttfuck Nebraska.” ~ Stephen King

  31. “I’ve lived out West some… I’ve always liked the High Plains areas – eastern Colorado, eastern Wyoming, western Nebraska.” ~ Charles Frazier
  32. “Don’t get me wrong. I like Disney World. The rest rooms are clean enough for neurosurgery, and the employees say things like “Howdy, folks!” and actually seem to mean it. You wonder: Where do they get these people? My guess: 1952. I think old Walt realized, way back then, that there would eventually be a shortage of cheerful people, so he put all the residents of south western Nebraska into a giant freezer with a huge picture of Jiminy Cricket on the outside, and the corporation has been thawing them out as needed ever since.” ~ Dave Barry
  33. “I grew up on a pig farm in southeast Nebraska. When I started doing the Blue Collar Tour, I thought it was kind of funny because I faked my accent, so everybody thought I lived in an apartment somewhere. But I grew up on a pig farm.” ~ Larry the Cable Guy
  34. “I’ve lived out West some… I’ve always liked the High Plains areas – eastern Colorado, eastern Wyoming, western Nebraska.” ~ Charles Frazier

  35. “I split time between Nebraska and Florida. I’ll come to Nebraska in the summertime and stay through Thanksgiving and then I go back to Florida because I have family in both places. One of the reasons I got the place in Nebraska is I’ve always wanted to live back in Nebraska.” ~ Larry the Cable Guy
  36. “The United States does not have a very good record in the Middle East. I think they have the best of intentions but I think the problem is that it’s very difficult from Washington, or from Iowa or Nebraska to understand what is happening in this crazy part of the world. In some cases US diplomacy has been somewhat naive.” ~ Moshe Arens
  37. “Sanford is a little redneck town north of Orlando. It’s right off Lake Jessup.Lake Jessup is the most alligator infested lake in the United States and I live literally 5/10ths of a mile north of that lake right off the swamp down here. I’ve lived here since ’94. When I left Nebraska my dad got a job at a private Christian school in West Palm Beach. People will say “You’re not really a country boy. You’re from Palm Beach, Florida.” Well, I moved to West Palm Beach, FL which is a far cry from Palm Beach, FL. There’s a reason it’s called West Palm Beach.” ~ Larry the Cable Guy
  38. “There’s nothing better than a Nebraska summer so I wanted to live there in the summer time and visit my family and go to as many Nebraska games as I could.” ~ Larry the Cable Guy

  39. “I’m always wearing a Nebraska hat. Most of the time I’m wearing something that’s got a Husker something on it. I make sure I have it on TV but I have it regularly.” ~ Larry the Cable Guy
  40. “I follow the baseball team on the Internet more than I do the football team. Generally you can get a Nebraska game anywhere. Before I started doing big arenas and stuff and had a tour bus when I was just working comedy clubs way back when I would always listen to the games in my hotel room on the Internet.” ~ Larry the Cable Guy
  41. “If I was going for the popular vote I would’ve won easily. But I would’ve been in California and New York. I wouldn’t have been in Maine. I wouldn’t have been in Iowa. I wouldn’t have been in Nebraska and all of those states that I had to win in order to win this. I would’ve been in New York, I would’ve been in California. I never even went there.” ~ Donald Trump
  42. “I’ve been down in Florida since 1979. When you’re born in Nebraska you really can’t explain it.” ~ Larry the Cable Guy

  43. “Living in a small town you couldn’t go anywhere on a Saturday where a store had the game on. If you were downtown you heard the game. If you were at the gas station you heard the game. I remember I would be mowing the lawn and I would stop for the Nebraska game. I would have it cranking outside.” ~ Larry the Cable Guy
  44. “When it comes to making decisions, I will come down on the side of Nebraska every time. If I have to choose between the White House and the farmhouse, I choose the farmhouse.” ~ Ben Nelson
  45. “I grew up in East St. Louis so I wanted to play baseball as a kid. Then I moved to Nebraska and became a football fan and wanted to play football. But I’ve always been fighting. Growing up in East St. Louis was hard. You had to fight there.” ~ Houston Alexander
  46. “Like my father I, too, was born in Central America – Nebraska.” ~ Carlos Mencia

  47. “When I was a kid in Nebraska, a cantankerous farmer, known for plinking with his ’22 at passing cars in which he perceived enemies, ingeniously rigged up a shotgun in his house, trained on the inside of his front door so as to widely distribute any intruder.” ~ Dick Cavett
  48. “In film, you have to present everything on the screen so it’s the opposite of what I usually do with storytelling. It forced me to think about how people walk, where they sit at that moment. With Princess of Nebraska, it was just fun to watch because the movie was so far from the story. It was very much a different story.” ~ Yiyun Li
  49. “State Department lawyers need to have the evidence to back up the charge before they make it. Here’s Nebraska Republican Jeff Fortenberry questioning Assistant Secretary of State Anne Patterson at a House hearing.” ~ Tom Gjelten
  50. “My folks were farm people from Nebraska, so I like home cooking.” ~ Hugh Hefner

  51. “Well, we had a bunch of primaries and caucuses on the Democratic side. Bernie Sanders won the Nebraska and Kansas caucuses. That keeps his campaign alive. But Hillary Clinton won Louisiana, which was the big prize of the night, so she ended up winning more delegates than he did yesterday.” ~ Mara Liasson
  52. “I absolutely love being back in Nebraska and I love that my wife is able to experience a lot of the great things that made me love this place years ago. The lifestyle, the people.” ~ Jason Peter
  53. “Every time someone does a Western movie, people flock to it. It’s like, we’re continually programming to people who are least likely to watch us. People in Nebraska aren’t watching things on the computer, they’re watching television. Why aren’t we programming things for them? We only program things that appeal to New York and Los Angeles and in many ways spit on the rest of the country.” ~ Edward Allen Bernero
  54. “Mothers are the only race of people that speak the same tongue. A mother in Manchuria could converse with a mother in Nebraska and never miss a word.” ~ Will Rogers

  55. “I’m the only member of SFWA in Nebraska, but I don’t pine away for the companionship of other science fiction writers. I [go] to very few conventions. I’m quite willing to be that eccentric who has a very odd job, quite happy to be the only science fiction writer in town.” ~ Robert Reed
  56. “After high school, I enrolled at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, but I stayed only a year and a half. I felt college was a waste of time; I wanted to start working.” ~ Evan Williams
  57. “When I was a kid down there it was always a dream to go to a Nebraska game but when you live in those small towns you hardly ever get up to one.” ~ Larry the Cable Guy
  58. “When I was a kid down there it was always a dream to go to a Nebraska game but when you live in those small towns you hardly ever get up to one.” ~ Larry the Cable Guy

  59. “As one of the nation’s top agricultural states, Nebraska has a great opportunity to provide input that will help shape the 2007 Farm Bill, .. This legislation will help determine commodity price supports, priorities with regard to conservation programs, as well as rural development, renewable energy and beginning farmer initiatives for several years to come.” ~ Dave Heineman
  60. “From the town of Lincoln Nebraska with a sawed off .410 on my lap, through the Badlands of Wyoming I killed everything in my path.” ~ Bruce Springsteen
  61. “The range of derivatives contracts is limited only by the imagination of man (or sometimes, so it seems, madmen). Say you want to write a contract speculating on the number of twins to be born in Nebraska in 2020. No problem-at a price, you will easily find an obliging counterparty.” ~ Warren Buffett
  62. “I still can’t shake the Nebraska off of me.” ~ Andrew Rannells

  63. “One day in Dipstick, Nebraska, or Landfill, Oklahoma, is worth more to me than an eternity in Dante’s plastic Paradiso, or Yeats’s gold-plated Byzantium.” ~ Edward Abbey
  64. “If you’ve had good gin on a hot day in Southern California with the people you love, you forget Nebraska. The two things cannot coexist. The stronger, better of the two wins.” ~ Ann Patchett
  65. “Nobody’s that naive,” she muttered. “Nobody’s that guileless.” “He’s from Nebraska.” Peabody scanned her pocket unit. “From where?” “Nebraska.” Peabody waived a hand, vaguely west…. “They still grow them pretty guileless in Nebraska. I think it’s all that soy and corn.” ~ Nora Roberts

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