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" I am working for Alaska's best interests. "
" Freedom comes from strength and self-reliance. "
" With the notion of marriage - an exclusive, emotional, binding 'til death do you part' tie - becoming more and more an exception to the rule given a rise in cohabitation and high rates of divorce, why should the federal government be telling adults who love one another that they cannot get married simply because they happen to be gay? "
" I've got two young sons who, when I ask them and their friends how they feel about gay marriage, kinda give me one of those looks like, 'Gosh, Mom, why are you even asking that question?' "
" I was advised by my assistant that the women of the Senate don't do potlucks. To which I responded, 'Of course we do.' "
" What people unfortunately relate to when they think of Alaska oil was when the Exxon Valdez went aground because of a captain that was drunk. But when you look to how we have been safely producing and moving Alaska's oil for decades, it is a track record that is enviable. "
" The thought of losing Ted Stevens, a man who was known to business and community leaders, Native chiefs and everyday Alaskans as Uncle Ted, is too difficult to fathom. He truly was the greatest of the Greatest Generation. "
" America's neighbors are not drilling for fun or for sport; they've chosen to proceed to create new jobs, generate new revenues, and increase the energy supply and prosperity of their citizens. "
" It doesn't make sense to argue about how much global warming is caused by man - whether it's 5 percent or 50 percent. "
" I look at what we have - our traditional natural resource base - as helping move us to that cleaner, more diverse energy supply. "
" I believe marriages should be legally defined as between one man and one woman. "
" Like the majority of Alaskans, I supported a constitutional amendment in 1998 defining marriage as only between a man and a woman, but my thinking has evolved as America has witnessed a clear cultural shift. "
" I'm not - I'm not going to define people by labels: who's a real Republican, who's not a real Republican. "
" When you think about the children, one of the things that I'm quite concerned about - and I've heard it expressed by others - is trying to find how we can build better accountability, work to provide a level of education that prepares our children for the future. "
" For eight years, I've served on the Indian Affairs committee, two years as the ranking member. I've been on that committee since Day One. I will stay on the committee for as long as I'm in the Senate because of my commitment to making a difference for Alaska Natives. "
" I don't buy into this, 'Oh, poor us. We've got tough budget problems.' "
" I think it's fair to say that women have a different level of intuitiveness that allows them to perhaps handle situations a little bit different. "
" I'm not a gym rat. I've got a gym membership, but my schedule is so crazy I just can't keep it regular. "
" I will be sent back to Washington, D.C., with the grace of God and all the Alaskan voters out there because all Alaskans have asked me to go back and continue my service. "
" A lot of the basic research that helped us figure out fracking came from the federal government. "
" What you get when you elect Lisa Murkowski is you get somebody who builds on that legacy that Ted Stevens built for our state for 40 years that continues on that path, that trajectory, to helping a young state like Alaska build us out. "
" What I am delivering to Alaska is a future that holds hope and opportunity for jobs, for people in this state. "
" The more traditional fuel sources we have relied on as a nation - coal, oil, and natural gas - I'm hoping they can allow us the financial springboard to move to the next generation of energy sources: renewables and alternatives. "
" There are times when you need to pitch a fit and other times when you need to apply Catholic guilt, and it's just figuring out which is the most appropriate approach and then implementing it. "
" I want to support John Boehner in any way that I can, but we need to be pragmatic. "
" I am still a Republican. I have not changed that. "
" We have so many issues in this country to focus on that worry us, that I question why there is such focus on the simple right of people to love whom they will. "
" Alaskans need some certainty and clarity over how the Pebble Partnership intends to proceed. I understand the complexity of a project like this, and I appreciate the investments that have been made in Alaska already. But a reliable timeline has been missing, and I hope that the companies will provide one soon. "
" Statutory authority to improve fuel economy has existed for 35 years at the Transportation Department, and it still exists today. "
" To most Alaskans, Clinton is remembered as being the one individual who has shut Alaska down by vetoing ANWR when we successfully moved it through the Congress. "
" I have nice watches. I don't set them. "