Boston Quotes

Boston Quotes by Colin Cowherd, Sasha Banks, Cecelia Ahern, Stevie Wonder, Billy Graham, Bronson Arroyo and many others.

Tom Brady is fun and happy. Boston is cranky and intens

Tom Brady is fun and happy. Boston is cranky and intense.
Colin Cowherd
I was born in California and moved around a lot. When I was 17, I moved to Boston because my mom got a job there. The moment I went to Boston, everything just felt right and fell into place on how I wanted it to be.
Sasha Banks
I can’t even think about what life “could have been” like in Boston, without crying. It’s like deja-vu, I don’t think me and Boston were ever meant to be.
Cecelia Ahern
I remember the beginnings of the Kurzweil reading machine. I was one of the first to meet Ray Kurzweil and purchase the reading machine in Boston. To think that the machine was at least two and a half large suitcases at the time, and now you have a camera and it takes a picture and you have sound.
Stevie Wonder
I started out as the president of a small college in Minnesota in 1947. And I had five years of experience at the college. Then we went to Los Angeles. And the press got to what we were doing. And I went to Boston, which is my next series of meetings. That was in 1950.
Billy Graham
Boston fans – and New York fans are the same – it doesn’t matter what you do outside of baseball, they don’t forgive or forget that you play in pinstripes and they don’t care about your interests off the field.
Bronson Arroyo
I really love Glasgow. It reminds me of Boston in parts.
Oneohtrix Point Never
When I was growing up, I didn’t do plays in downtown Boston, and my parents weren’t putting me in auditions. They never thought, Oh, she has a gift! They never thought of me as an entertainer when I was a young kid.
Mindy Kaling
What we’re about is a manifestation of the Catholic roots of Boston College.
William P. Leahy
Growing up, my parents loved Bon Jovi and Boston and Rush and all that, but it wasn’t really connecting with me. I was still in my boy-band phase – Backstreet Boys for life!
Cassadee Pope
The Boston Symphony is one of the best orchestras in the world and has such a great tradition – which I want to cherish, of course, and to learn from and to continue and to add whatever I can add.
Andris Nelsons
It was 1975. I had spent the year at the Boston Museum School doing some very bizarre performance works. The last one included going to the North Magnetic Pole and spending all of my money.
Alex Grey
There’s no doubt what the goal in Boston is. There is no grey, it is black and white. You’re going to try to win the whole thing every single year.
Brad Stevens
It find it funny how people from Boston and New York hate each other because of pro teams.
Julian Casablancas
Hockey is definitely a huge sport in Boston.
Joe Thornton
I never studied much at Howard, but at Boston University, I didn’t do much else but study.
Edward Brooke
Texas is generally 82 degrees year round. I always tell people you don’t know cold until you have been to Boston.
Marcus Luttrell
I was born in Boston. I spent time in Boston and in Spain. My family now lives in Spain. I moved to New York when I was 19 years old and I have lived here ever since. For me, I feel like I have spent 10 years sharing that story over and over again. And now it seems like it’s not enough.
Hilaria Baldwin
Two of the most powerful of these power places are located in the Boston and Los Angeles areas. Highly evolved souls tend to be drawn to these areas because it’s easier for them to increase their awareness there.
Frederick Lenz
I was surprised when I finally moved to Boston and the East Coast, to discover that there weren’t that many vibraphone players around. And I was the only one playing with four mallets.
Gary Burton
I was born in Ann Arbor. I lived for a while in Ohio; Pennsylvania, California for 10 years, and now in Boston. And I lived in Iowa for a couple of years, where I studied at the Writers Workshop.
Ethan Canin
From the windows of my office in Boston … I can see the Golden Stairs from Boston Harbor where all eight of my great-grandparents set foot on this great land for the first time. That immigrant spirit of limitless possibility animates America even today.
Edward Kennedy
I’m a big fan of all the Boston guys that are acting – Matt Damon , Ben Affleck, Mark Wahlberg – they made a great career out of it, and they found a way to do it and still be cool guys, so that’s kind of where I want to be.
Kenny Wormald
[Elsa Dorfman]was well known. Certainly in the Boston area, she’s well known as a portrait photographer. My wife always wanted to meet her and then there was some benefit where she was taking pictures.
Errol Morris
I’m blessed to see another day. For something like that, with any strenuous activity, the tissue could rupture. Could have died, quite frankly. I’m grateful to the doctors in Boston that detected the aneurysm.
Jeff Green
I do not know a lot about football. I guess I’m a Patriots fan because I’m from Boston? But I’m getting to know a lot more about it, and I’m finding it fascinating.
Callie Thorne
In Boston, a couple of the women were students and they mentioned how Boston has a huge student population, and that’s specific to their experiences of street harassment. They feel like the men were a lot more aggressive, particularly when it comes to social outings and things like that.
Tatyana Fazlalizadeh
In Boston, the year we won the championship, guys were so much different in age. You don’t have the same lives off the court.
Rajon Rondo
HubSpot is divided into ‘neighborhoods,’ each named after a section of Boston: North End, South End, Charlestown.
Daniel Lyons
I’ve conducted the Boston Pops! Imagine that! Me! Maya Angelou! I’ve sang and danced at La Scala!
Maya Angelou
My mother taught me how to make Boston baked beans. People always buy pork and beans, but my mother will make them from scratch, because she learned as a bride and there’s an art to it.
Agnes Moorehead
It’s such a great city, visually. You can’t get that kind of look in Canada that you can get in Boston: the old-brick historical buildings, the winding streets, the old but funky neighborhoods like Southie and Somerville. You can’t get that elsewhere. It’s a very unique place in that way.
Brad Anderson
Henry Adams was scared shitless, politically, by the discovery that England isn’t alien to a boy from Boston, but it was true, and it is true. It’s a Boston and coastal Massachusetts thing. Henry Adams blocked it out.
William Monahan
I am always surprised to go into a bar in Boston and three televisions are playing different channels, all at once. We are constantly surprised by this noise and television. It means that’s what we are going to get, because we always get everything eventually.
John Gimlette
I met my wife here. I had my first daughter here in Boston.
Frank Vogel
If a child from an Amazonian hunter-gatherer tribe comes to Boston, is raised in Boston, that child will be indistinguishable in language capacities from my children growing up here, and vice versa.
Noam Chomsky
I’m always watching. I’m watching everybody. San Antonio, Houston, Golden State, Washington, Boston, I’m watching everything. And my mind is always going: it’s always running, and you’re always trying to get an advantage somehow.
Tyronn Lue
There is surely room for yet another schoolmaster when a score of seers advertise themselves in Boston newspapers.
James Russell Lowell
At Boston University, I motivated negatively, and I found that although it can work at first, by the end of the year everyone is dying for the year to end and you have lost them. The last two years at BU, I motivated positively and got much better results.
Rick Pitino
If you could take a subway from the suburbs in Boston, where I live, to downtown in 10 minutes, that improves your life over sitting in a traffic jam. People should see that.
Noam Chomsky
The Boston Celtics are not a basketball team, they are a way of life.
Red Auerbach
American rock was, and still is to some extent, a closed shop. REO Speedwagon, Toto, Boston, Foreigner all those bands, and I wouldn’t be able to tell which from which.
Curt Smith
Venture capital today is clustered in just a few locations – Silicon Valley, New York, Boston, and D.C. It’s far from efficiently distributed and accessible.
Jose Ferreira
It’s kinda great to see the Celtics doin well again cuz that was so much fun in my day to go to the Boston Garden and they spit at you and throw things at you and talk about your mom. It sounds like dinner at Kenny Smith’s house.
Charles Barkley
Let’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American.
David Sirota
My folks came to U.S. as immigrants, aliens, and became citizens. I was born in Boston, a citizen, went to Hollywood and became an alien.
Leonard Nimoy
For every $5 that Boston’s economy sends up to Beacon Hill, the state gives only $1 back to us.
Thomas Menino
I’m European, and my roots are in Europe. But Boston is one of the most, in a way, European American cities. And I think I’ll find a lot of similarities, historically and architecturally and tradition-wise.
Andris Nelsons
I have ten marathons under my belt, including four New York races and one Boston.
Harvey Mackay
If you’re writing a piece for the Boston Pops, the balance is towards one end. If you’re writing a piece for a chamber music society, then it’s towards another point. I won’t make a final answer on that. I think it changes with every piece.
Peter Maxwell Davies
It’s not like I’m a Buddhist or anything, but I think we’ve all got, to a certain extent, a predestined life. My journey took me from Boston to Philadelphia to Oakland to Los Angeles and then as a broadcaster. I’ve been fortunate.
Howie Long
The history of [Mariano] Rivera is pretty unbelievable. And even if you’re not a Yankee or a baseball fan, you have to appreciate the tradition. He gets respect from Boston fans and Phillies fans, and I love tradition.
Andrea Tantaros
This is the Boston Celtics. This isn’t the Phoenix Suns. No disrespect to any other organization, but you don’t hang conference titles. Do we hang going to the conference finals?
Rajon Rondo
Boston had the first public library, Liverpool had the first lending library. Both cities have pioneered medical advancements during the decades and both have the largest economic powers in the world exactly 213 miles to the south by car.
John W. Henry
I did a lot of dues-paying in L.A. that I didn’t pay in Boston because I was kind of a success there. It was all worth it, I guess.
John Pinette
It’s an interesting dynamic living in New York in general as a Boston fan. It’s kind of fun that way. It’s fun to be the contrarian when everyone hates you as long as your team is winning.
Katie Nolan
When you go to the big city – you’re in New York, Boston, you’re in L.A. – you walk in the streets, and nobody says anything to you. It becomes so impersonal because there’s so many people.
Ben Howland
I was born in Boston.
Agnes Moorehead
Tom Brady is aspirational. He married a supermodel. He’s creating a global brand. He has houses in Costa Rica, Montana. Tom’s always been about growth and evolving. That’s not Boston.
Colin Cowherd
Boston was incredible. I had some of the best experiences of my life there at Berklee because I met a bunch of other people who were at the exact same stage in life and interest as me. There were American and international students all wrapped up in the Berklee environment, where you basically did nothing but music 24/7.
Anat Cohen
As a kid, you always wanna play for either the Lakers or Boston just for the rivalry alone.
JaVale McGee
I had to get out of the Boston area, so I flipped a coin and said, ‘Heads – Miami, tails – California. I was in my mid-20s and came out here with no training. Acting wasn’t even in my mind.
Alex Rocco
Masters of Sex is the degree I got from Boston College.
Amy Poehler
There are an awful lot of people out there that don’t want to see Boston go away, and I’m one of them.
Tom Scholz
So the guy who shot Gadhafi was wearing a Yankees cap. Did you see that? If he’d had a Boston Red Sox hat on he probably would have missed.
David Letterman
The Middle East and South Asia have a lot less in common with America than 18-year-old kids in Boston have with 18-year-old kids in Arkansas.
Tom Cotton
I can remember back as far as age 8, performing with the Boston Folk Song Society. It was a Woody Guthrie song.
Black Francis
It’s all about hustling, whether it’s in Boston or the film industry. I’ve been hustling my entire life – acting my way into trouble and acting my way back out again. I’m just fortunate to have had the opportunity to apply it in a different direction.
Mark Wahlberg
I really feel that’s part of why audiences go to movies now is to take you to a world you have no access to, whether it’s the world of Avengers or Middle-earth or bars in Boston you would be afraid to go into. You see characters there – they aren’t hobbits but they’re close.
Ben Affleck
When Boston harnesses the collective energy, activism, and joy of all our communities, we will make the change we need and deserve – at scale and at street level.
Michelle Wu
Boston is really a small town, and the pro sports here are almost like a college sport.
Stephen Pagliuca
My favorite song to play is ‘Smokin” by Boston. I actually had a chance to play that with the band Boston live.
Doug Flutie
I write reviews of science books for the Boston Globe, so I like to give science books.
Anthony Doerr
Boston was a great city to grow up in, and it probably still is. We were surrounded by two very important elements: academia and the arts. I was surrounded by theater, music, dance, museums. And I learned how to sail on the Charles River. So I had a great childhood in Boston. It was wonderful.
Leonard Nimoy
I had my boy in Boston on Easter Sunday. That kills me, from a sports perspective. He’s a Boston baby and I’m a New York guy.
Kevin James
I have a fascination for well-produced ’70s and ’80s rock with a lot of harmonies. AOR bands like Journey, Jefferson Starship, Toto, Kansas, Boston.
Tobias Forge
Although I had a good job as an advertising manager for a shoe company in Boston, I really liked to fool around with comedy.
Norm Crosby
Is there nothing the prodigiously talented Ann Patchett can’t do? She’s channeled the world of opera, Boston politics, magic, unwed motherhood, and race relations, creating scenarios so indelible, you swear they are right outside your door.
Caroline Leavitt
I’m a kid from Boston.
Rob Mariano
I studied acting at Boston University. I was in the theater department there. Somewhere in there I decided that wasn’t what I was going to do and I went to the B.F.A. film program at N.Y.U.
Charlie Kaufman
When Charles Dickens arrived in Boston Harbor, where he started, they had to keep it secret because there was such a mob of people expecting him, and they actually chased down his carriage at the hotel, the Parker House Hotel.
Matthew Pearl
In Boston, they love their sports celebrities. And it’s great.
Tom Brady
I’m from Boston – everyone says ‘awesome,’ but there are a lot of people in Boston who say ‘awesome.’
Clinton Sparks
I’m on the board of trustees at Boston University. I’m on the board of trustees at Jewish Family Services.
Nina Tassler
Generations of devoted American history buffs have spent countless hours reading and writing long books about the American Revolution without ever having come across the name of Dr. Thomas Young. Yet it was Young who came up with the idea for the original tea party – the one in Boston Harbor.
Matthew Stewart
I can tell you that I can always recognize a Boston song, even if it’s in a noisy place. I can hear that it’s Boston even before I know what song it is. If a Boston song comes on in a club or somewhere, I notice that it’s Boston, and the second thing I notice is what song it is.
Tom Scholz
My mum lives in Boston; she’s famous for teaching wushu and t’ai chi. So from when I was young, my mum and aunt were like: ‘You’re training; you’re not playing baseball or football.’ Training every day was normal. Later, when I was almost a teenager, Bruce Lee became my idol.
Donnie Yen
The number one mistake is giving pets table scraps. I made the mistake thinking I was showing my dog love by giving her food and treats. You see a tiny 4 oz. piece of cheese, but for a Boston Terrier like mine, that’s like one and a half hamburgers. That’s unhealthy.
Alison Sweeney
There is a unique energy surrounding the Boston Marathon that you can’t help but feel. It includes every runner and every person along the course. It brings every person there together as one.
Amy Hastings
I was going to be a teacher. I was applying to graduate school when I got the call to do ‘Same Love,’ actually. I was gonna go to Boston University for my masters in teaching.
Mary Lambert
If we can’t have an open and honest debate about the value of ideas in a university in Glasgow, or Boston, or anywhere else in the world, then where are they going to go?
Edward Snowden
Being an opponent playing in Boston over the years, you always see guys in the stands who played for the Celtics. It’s a mystique. It’s cool.
Rasheed Wallace
When one wants to become cognizant of the color and the texture of the soil, one does not get a ladder; one gets a shovel. When one wants to get into touch with the texture of the universal mind, one does not go to Boston; one goes to the Bowery.
Djuna Barnes
The VCR is to the American film producer, as the Boston Strangler is to the woman home alone.
Jack Valenti
To say that obesity is caused by merely consuming too many calories is like saying that the only cause of the American Revolution was the Boston Tea Party.
Adelle Davis
If you take a child from South Africa and you put them in Boston, they’re going to speak with a Boston accent. And so, that’s a way to see the world as everybody is equal, not as a result of politics, but as human beings.
Michel Gondry
In our community here in Boston, we have had a tremendous influx of Russian Jews and Haitians. We call these people immigrants. But they come for the same reasons that William Bradford and William Brewster and John Carver came.
Kathryn Lasky
I’ve got two dogs; they’re Boston terriers, and they’re allowed everywhere.
Chuck Palahniuk
I won my first medal when I was nine years old. It was at the Boston Open.
Nancy Kerrigan
There are a lot of interesting differences between Boston and New York in general, and I think they’re sort of heightened in Long Island.
Katie Nolan
I feel like Boston is a second home for me.
Marcus Smart
Boston has carried the practice of hypocrisy to the n-th degree of refinement, grace, and failure.
Lincoln Steffens
I saw the Fall of Troy! World War Five! I was pushing boxes at the Boston Tea Party! Now I’m gonna die in a dungeon…. [disgustedly] in Cardiff!
Russell T Davies
My parents came from Russia and suddenly they wound up in Boston, Massachusetts, Brookline, Massachusetts and they felt the sun rose and set on Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s backside because he meant so much to them. This was freedom. This was something totally different from the Russia they had left.
Mike Wallace
Boston is a tough and resilient town. So are its people. I’m supremely confident that Bostonians will pull together, take care of each other, and move forward as one proud city. And as they do, the American people will be with them every single step of the way.
Barack Obama
Boston has some of the best fans in any sport. They are very knowledgeable. They understand me. I was loved, embraced, and supported; what more can you ask for as an athlete?
Robert Parish
Who is Hunter Becker?” “Becker the Gory? Lighthouse Keepers? Boston?” “I would’ve preferred Becker the Easiley Surrendering or Becker the Quite Reasonable, but beyond that his name tells me nothing.
Ilona Andrews
In New York, you couldn’t wish for a nicer audience, or in L.A., Chicago, Boston. But when you get into secondary markets, they don’t have a clue.
Bryan Ferry
I never even thought of myself as deadpan until someone wrote an article about me about a year after I was doing comedy. There was a paper called the ‘Boston Phoenix,’ and someone wrote a description of what I was doing and that’s where I first saw ‘deadpan.’
Steven Wright
Was the crew well? Was I not? I had profited in many ways by the voyage. I had even gained flesh, and actually weighed a pound more than when I sailed from Boston.
Joshua Slocum
There is nothing like Ruth ever existed in this game of baseball. I remember we were playing the White Sox in Boston in 1919, and he hit a home run off Lefty Williams over the left-field fence in the ninth inning and won the game. It was majestic. It soared.
Waite Hoyt
I was the kind nobody thought could make it. I had a funny Boston accent. I couldn’t pronounce my R’s. I wasn’t a beauty.
Barbara Walters
The refurbishing and rebuilding of Fenway Park since 2001 has created a new urban neighborhood in Boston.
Mike Barnicle
I adored Boston, and I loved school there.
Jessica Rothe
I love Boston, but it’s a smaller city for the personalities and video and the other stuff we want to incorporate.
Dave Portnoy
We want Boston to be the safest bicycling city.
Ayanna Pressley
When in Boston, I shall be able to take you out to dinner, if not to bed. I should greatly prefer the latter, but I must accept my lot.
L.A. Meyer
I grew up in Boston.
Diane Guerrero
This jersey that we’re wearing today doesn’t say Red Sox. It says Boston.
David Ortiz
Some Argentines, without means, do it, People say, in Boston , even beans do it. Let’s do it, let’s fall in love .
Cole Porter
I’m from Boston, and I’m hard-headed, opinionated and a good arguer.
Kenny Wormald
I’d pick – my father would bring home about six newspapers. We had 10 in Boston at the time.
Nat Hentoff
Technically, I split my time between N.Y.C. and Boston.
Junot Diaz
Growing up in the Midwest, Boston, and Alabama, I didn’t know any Puerto Ricans… at least, I didn’t know if I knew any Puerto Ricans. The only Puerto Rican that I had ever even heard of was Juan Epstein, one of the students from the classic 1970s sitcom ‘Welcome Back, Kotter.’
W. Kamau Bell
I speak with a Northern Irish accent with a tinge of New York. My wife has a bit of a Boston accent; my oldest daughter talks with a Denver accent, and my youngest has a true blue Aussie accent. It’s complicated.
Adrian McKinty
There were high school coaches such as Charles Boston that took me under his wing and taught me the fundamentals of football. And when I went to college there was Robert Hill who took me there and he showed me what hard work and determination would do if you put forth the effort and you take a little time.
Walter Payton
At a Boston signing, someone from the audience asked why I was so obsessed with furniture in my books. The question rattled around in my head. I had no idea that I was obsessed with furniture.
Jonathan Carroll
I started playing music around 13 or 14, played jazz in high school, and played other stuff in college. After college, I tried to make it as a musician. I lived in a big squalid house full of dudes outside of Boston. We were all musicians. We built this studio in the basement and played there all hours of the day.
Jesse Andrews
When I got cleared by doctors and was coronavirus-free, one of the first things I did was get to marching in Boston. I wanted to join the people out there doing all they could to speak out against injustice and hatred and police brutality – folks looking to ensure the future of our country is better than its past.
Marcus Smart
There isn’t much discussion of ruling class in America even in Boston, probably one of the most class-conscious cities in the country?
Iris Chang
I’ve never had any problem with race in Boston, so I don’t even want to talk about that. I never said anything about race.
Jae Crowder
I bought this Oxygen midi synth from a flea market in Boston for $10. And then I found a cord in my house that fit it, and so I just started using that to do synth stuff in GarageBand.
Clairo
Harvard (across the river in Cambridge) and Boston are two ends of one mustache. … Without the faculty, the visitors, the events that Harvard brings to the life here, Boston would be intolerable to anyone except genealogists, antique dealers, and those who find repletion in a closed local society.
Elizabeth Hardwick
We’ve been waiting since 1918 for the Boston Red Sox to win the World Series, and … if I had a choice between the White House and the World Series this year, I’m going to take the White House. How’s that?
John F. Kerry
I don’t know why people always think of the Kennedys as a Boston family.
Jean Kennedy Smith
I lived to play basketball. Growing up as a kid, Bill Russell and the Boston Celtics were my favorite team. The way they played, the teamwork, the sacrifice, the commitment, the joy, the camaraderie, the relationship with the fans.
Bill Walton
My mother Tessa married my stepfather, James, when I was three and we lived in Boston for a year.
Sophie Dahl
I know no place at which an Englishman may drop down suddenly among a pleasanter circle of acquaintance, or find himself with a more clever set of men, than he can do at Boston.
Anthony Trollope
Let’s use the energy of this historic year to propel us toward our shared vision of a greater Boston.
Thomas Menino
When I played for Boston Breakers in my early twenties, I really stepped up my training, which meant running drills until you’re sick.
Alex Scott
At age 14, my paternal grandfather fled Poland to escape the pogroms that killed tens of thousands of European Jews. He worked full-time for a cobbler in Boston, making his way to California and eventually starting his own business in Taft – the Goldman Oil Supply Company.
Dianne Feinstein
The Californians are an idle, thriftless people, and can make nothing for themselves. The country abounds in grapes, yet they buy, at a great price, bad wine made in Boston.
Richard Henry Dana, Jr.
When I started at the Globe 40 years ago, there were seven newspapers in Boston and now there are only two. There were only three or four television stations in Boston and now there are a dozen.
Will McDonough
Ever since childhood, when I lived within earshot of the Boston and Maine, I have seldom heard a train go by and not wished I was on it.
Paul Theroux
In my freshman year in high school, I went to the only public high school in Boston with a theatre program.
Donnie Wahlberg
I love the Prado in Madrid. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston is also great.
Marcel Dzama
My mum is very political – left wing – and my dad was in the advertising business. They were both from the East Coast: Boston and New York City, respectively.
Joan Cusack
The Red Sox are a religion. Every year we re-enact the agony and the temptation in the Garden. Baseball child’s play? Hell, up here in Boston it’s a passion play.
George V. Higgins
I wasn’t going to toss off words like love and forever until I was sure. Until he was sure. Forever can be a very long time for a n=Bean sidhes, ans so far his track record looked more like the fifty-yard dash than the Boston marathon.
Rachel Vincent
Hi, Boston Center, TMU [traffic management unit], we have ah a problem here, we have a hijacked aircraft headed towards New – New York and we need you guys to, we need someone to scramble some F-16s or something up there to help us out.
Joseph Cooper
When you grow up in a city like Boston, where I grew up, a lot of kids became criminals or cops. I never really had a bad take on cops other than I hate when there’s one behind me on the highway.
Donnie Wahlberg
Never have so many been so high so often. When a Boston research group decided to compare the effects of marijuana on experienced and inexperienced users, it took them two months to line up nine student subjects who had never used marijuana.
Marilyn Ferguson
From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank all the fans of Boston. I love those guys, they have been there for me in the ups and downs.
Manny Ramirez
If the show is going really well and the comedian is still annoyed with the audience, chances are he’s a Boston comic. That’s the beauty of Boston comics.
Jim Norton
In Boston they ask, how much does he know? In New York, how much is he worth? In Philadelphia, who were his parents?
Mark Twain
Boston is really just a cool place to play.
Julian Edelman
Playing in front of your home crowd, they can almost be like the best sixth man in the league, especially being in Boston.
Jaylen Brown
For years, I’d go to the movies and see guys doing Boston accents and think, ‘Oh please, God, I hope I never have to do that.’
Michael Keaton
I’m fascinated by animals and couldn’t live without Dewy, my Boston bulldog.
Jillian Hervey
US government policies are continuing to do exactly the same thing [produce terrorism]. Two days after the Boston marathon bombings, there was a drone strike in Yemen attacking a peaceful village, which killed a target who could very easily have been apprehended. But of course it is just easier to terrorise people.
Noam Chomsky
A local newspaper where we were filming in Boston called me the Justin Bieber of Canada. I don’t think they realized Justin Bieber is from Canada. I hope someday I can just be the Liam James of Canada.
Liam James
Growing up, I think I was arrested 20-odd times by the Boston police. The good news is that I’ve been able to use those experiences in a lot of my roles, and that has been a blessing.
Mark Wahlberg
I can’t remember one bad time I had in Boston as far as where I got negative feedback from fans, no matter the first year we lost 18 straight or the following year we won a championship.
Rajon Rondo
What care though rival cities soar
Along the stormy coast,
Penn’s town, New York, Baltimore,
If Boston knew the most!
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Even throughout college and post-college, I’ve always been incredibly hyperactive. Even at Boston College, I was involved in so many different organizations and initiatives.
Eric Nam
The Safe Drinking Water Act was passed in 1974 after tests discovered carcinogens, lead and dangerous bacteria flowing from faucets in New Orleans, Pittsburgh and Boston and elsewhere.
Charles Duhigg
I call Boston home because it’s where I started coming into my own.
Sasha Banks
I always knew I could play, but it wasn’t likely to happen in Boston. I’m grateful to the Red Sox for trading me and to the Marlins for giving me the chance.
Hanley Ramirez
I went to school at a place that also shaped my life, Boston Latin School.
Nat Hentoff
I started off first doing a TV series called ‘Boston Common.’ That was my first big job, and then I went on to do another half hour comedy show, and that was with Tom Arnold, called ‘The Tom Show.’
Tasha Smith
Boston is one of my favorite places to wrestle.
Rikishi
I always wanted to travel around and see lots of America, I’d never been to Boston, I’d never been to San Francisco even, so I’m quite excited to just go the places.
Noel Fielding
An American in London…cannot but be impressed and charmed by the city. The momumentality of Washington, the thriving business of New York, the antique intimacy of Boston, plus a certain spacious and open feeling reminiscent of Denver and San Francisco-all these he finds combined for his pleasure.
John Updike
Most people don’t know this but over the course of time, the official of the race in 1967 in Boston, who attacked me Jock Semple and I became very good friends. That gave me a whole new perspective on forgiveness.
Kathrine Switzer
A few years ago no hotel or restaurant in Boston refused Negro guests; now several hotels, restaurants, and especially confectionary stores, will not serve Negroes, even the best of them.
Ray Stannard Baker
I was bartending in Boston five, six nights a week, living in my grandmother’s condo. By the way, I’m a really good bartender – that’s the only skill I can confidently say I have.
Katie Nolan
I love Boston.
Mookie Betts
Boston didn’t always have the best reputation, nor did I, growing up in Boston, as a kid with challenges and obstacles in front of me.
Mark Wahlberg
The basic principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ are simple, and they are universal. Faith in the Savior is the same in Boston as it is in Accra.
David A. Bednar
I look at Boston-based companies all the time… There’s certainly great companies in Boston. If the deal makes sense on the merit of the deal itself, we’ll go and do the deal.
Peter Levine
It(Boston Bombings) was worth it to hear you(survivor speakers) speak.
Joe Biden
Things, for me in Boston, did not end badly.
Gerald Green
Boston’s justice system is in serious need of reform. Many of its policies and practices are antiquated, expensive, and don’t really even make Boston safer.
Shaun King
I think D.C. has always been very, very vibrant for food. Like Boston in a way. Boston and D.C. were really the two cities that were the most active with their local chefs and their local food scene.
Daniel Boulud
Boston is the cream of the crop of the marathon world. It has such history that you feel such honor just being a part of it. All the other races have pacers to get you to a Boston qualifying time.
Summer Sanders
Because we can’t escape our ancient hunger to live close to nature, we encircle the house with lawns and gardens, install picture windows, adopt pets and Boston ferns, and scent everything that touches our lives.
Diane Ackerman
When I attended Emerson College in Boston, it was confined to the Back Bay, but now it has taken over a lot of Boston, which is great.
Joanna Going
Do y’all have enough stun guns for them? (Madaug) Does a bear defecate rurally? What kind of question is that for someone who owns the biggest gun store in town? Of course I got plenty. I got enough Tasers to light up New York City AND Boston just for giggles. (Bubba)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
I had written a book called “Boston Boy” some years ago, and that took me from the time I could speak, I guess, in Boston through the time when I finally left to come to New York. That book had a number of sort of rites of passage for me.
Nat Hentoff
I don’t know if I could go to another run-of-the-mill baseball department and work because it would probably feel like work. In Boston and Chicago, it doesn’t feel like work. It feels like a privilege.
Theo Epstein
You know, I’m from Boston, and in Boston, you are born with a baseball bat in your hand.
Eli Roth
My father was the orphaned son of immigrants to the United States from Ireland. My father never knew his parents. His mother died – we’re not sure – either at or shortly after his birth, and he and all of his siblings were placed in orphanages in the Boston area.
George J. Mitchell
I always figured Metropolis was north of New York, actually. Between New York and Boston, in my mind.
Jim Lee
One of the great things about Houston is that they police themselves. It’s the way Boston was in the ’80s. No hacks or thieves are tolerated in the community, and that’s HUGE.
Joe Rogan
I’m sure my desire to perform came, in part, from being around politics as a kid. My dad had a big personality, and a lot of the people involved in Boston politics have big personalities, so there were all kinds of wacky people around.
Maura Tierney
Currently, Boston has only nine percent of the state’s population – but we provide more than 16 percent of the jobs and 19 percent of the state’s revenues.
Thomas Menino
We thought I was going to go to Boston at 14, and then Miami took me at 13. So I got blessed to come here, instead of there.
Tyler Herro
There’s a pianist out of Boston who made a beautiful record for the Fresh Sound label called “Sketch Book”; his name is Vardan Ovsepian.
Brad Mehldau
Boston has a lot of European qualities to it, and one of them is the charm of its above-ground trollies.
David Walton
I started piano when I was four. My mom taught me. And then I went to Manhattan School of Music during high school, like every Saturday. And then I went to Berklee for college, in Boston.
Charlie Puth
In New York, I run into Packers fans who have never lived in Wisconsin, Canadiens fans who have never lived in La Belle Province, Celtics fans who admire Russell and Bird and Pierce but have no trace of a Boston accent.
George Vecsey
I am a real New Yorker… I didn’t go to Harvard, I didn’t go to Yale… I rooted for the Yankees; I didn’t root for the Boston Red Sox.
John Catsimatidis
The spring in Boston is like being in love: bad days slip in among the good ones, and the whole world is at a standstill, then the sun shines, the tears dry up, and we forget that yesterday was stormy.
Louise Closser Hale
Boston is the engine of the state’s economy.
Thomas Menino
We don’t have a full black community in Boston. Our people are scattered. There’s a middle class where I live in Highland Park but it’s not like a piece of Washington or Chicago.
Henry Hampton
Oh, man, the first concert I ever went to was Boston and Sammy Hagar, and it was absolutely incredible. I was just blown away by both bands, and, once again, it was my first concert, so that made it super, super special.
Vinnie Paul
I grew up in Newport, so I went to Boston growing up. The city holds a lot of special memories of my childhood, like the Swan Boats and Make Way for Ducklings.
Joanna Going
The first time that I ever saw Babe Ruth was in the Boston Red Sox clubhouse.
Waite Hoyt
I can never say enough good things about Boston.
Brad Marchand
It’s a bit scary to see my book come true: the recent (if minor) LA earthquakes, Hurricane Sandy, the Boston bomber, and so on – much of it stoppable, I think, and yet I, too, am also guilty of passivity.
Edan Lepucki
A great deal of my comedy comes from the trials and tribulations of growing up a big kid in the Boston area.
John Pinette
I asked my parents for permission to study in America and they were so sure that I wouldn’t get in and get a scholarship that they encouraged me to try. So I applied to Yale and got an excellent scholarship. I then worked for the Boston Consulting Group for six and half years.
Indra Nooyi
There’s a lot of history in Boston and a lot of history, obviously, in New York with all the championships.
Rafael Palmeiro
My later jobs as a waitress felt like a posh paradise after my first one at Boston Market.
Kat Timpf
As a U.S. History major, there is something very cool about being in cities, and walking the streets of Philadelphia or Boston or New York and seeing historical sites.
J. J. Redick
I had a fantastic time in Boston with the city, the fans were phenomenal, the organization was phenomenal, I just don’t know if the playing situation was right to be quite honest.
Jermaine O’Neal
A historic operation occurred over in Boston. Doctors successfully transplanted tissue from a pig’s brain to a man’s brain — and the man’s brain did not reject it. That pretty much confirms what women have been saying about men.
Jay Leno
I’ve come to Boston many times, my family has come here, and it’s been great.
P.K. Subban
I resisted using EHRs while an internist in Boston, as I wrote in my blog, ‘Why Be a Meaningful User.’ Over time, however, I found that working with health IT made me a better and safer physician. Most importantly, my patients received better, safer care and improved outcomes.
David Blumenthal
When I first left Florida for Boston, I was so eager to shed my Floridian identity, perhaps some of my earlier surreal gestures felt hollow and unconvincing because they were not rising from the particular brand of the uncanny I knew best.
Laura van den Berg
Boston is an unbelievable city, and for any athlete looking to become involved in the community, this is the perfect place.
Danny Amendola
I used to hate Boston.
Jayson Tatum
When I was 20, I moved up to Boston with my girlfriend, who’s now my wife. She went to grad school, and I met a bunch of cool friends there.
Kurt Vile
I had never been to Boston before shooting the ‘Chasing Life’ pilot in 2012. I love it there!
Italia Ricci
Thanks to aid, a distressing number of African leaders care little about what their citizens want or need – after all it’s the reverse of the Boston tea-party – no representation without taxation.
Dambisa Moyo
Boston is a very proud franchise. The NBA misses them when they are not in the mix. They, along with teams like the Knicks and 76ers are a big part of the heart, soul and history of the league.
Doug Collins
I like to use my Larry Bird analogy, because I’m from Boston. It must have been frustrating playing behind Larry Bird. Because no matter what happens, good or bad, he’s the guy. And you’ve got no chance of getting in. That’s just the way it is. It’s tough to play behind a future Hall of Famer.
Matt Hasselbeck
When you think about Boston, Harvard and M.I.T. are the brains of the city, and its soul might be Faneuil Hall or the State House or the Old Church. But I think the pulsing, pounding heart of Boston is Fenway Park.
John Towner Williams
A friend who used to be my customer told me one day: “I promise I am going to help you to be relocated.” He’s a realtor and after he bought two buildings in the business district in Boston, he said: “Are you ready for your next place?” I could not believe it.
Julie King
Boston and America is really resilient.
Stephen Pagliuca
It takes me several days, after I get back to Boston, to realize that the reference “the president” refers to the president of Harvard and not to a minor official in Washington.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Now every club promoter wanna bid like auctions, cause I pack shows, sell ticks Celtics like Boston.
Nicki Minaj
To live in Portsmouth without possessing a family portrait done by Copley is like living in Boston without having an ancestor in the old Granary Burying-Ground. You can exist, but you cannot be said to flourish.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich
I’m a scrappy outsider from Boston, so didn’t have a privileged background at all like many in business.
Jeremy Strong
Grub Street Writers is the reason I’ve stayed in Boston. I started teaching for Grub back in 1997, when founder Eve Bridburg, a Boston University M.A. alumna, as I am, kindly gave me my first job out of grad school.
Jenna Blum
I wouldn’t say that I know a lot about ‘Silicon Valley’. I live in Boston, for one thing. And I don’t live and breathe this stuff the way most of the guys out there do.
Daniel Lyons
I didnt travel properly until the year before university when I went backpacking around the US, circling around from New York up to Boston, then travelling on the Canadian Pacific Railway to Montreal and going down the west coast of America.
Hugh Dennis
Every successful social movement in this country’s history has used disruption as a strategy to fight for social change. Whether it was the Boston Tea Party to the sit-ins at lunch counters throughout the South, no change has been won without disruptive action.
Alicia Garza
The Boston Globe is reporting that Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry used to date actress Morgan Fairchild but it didn’t work out. Apparently she couldn’t handle dating someone with bigger hair then she had.
Jay Leno
I was born and grew up in Phoenix, and I left there when I was 17 to go to Interlochen Arts Academy – a boarding school in Michigan – for a year, and then I went to college for a year at The Boston Conservatory and landed the ‘Spring Awakening’ tour midway through my freshman year, which was pretty cool.
Kimiko Glenn
I grew up in the Boston suburbs and inherited a stubborn New England refusal to acknowledge frigid temperatures.
Josh Gondelman
An eighty-nine year old kid from Boston playing a blues in New Orleans takes a lot of chutzpah.
George Wein
I was a bellman – a great hotel, five-star hotel in Boston. I made great money. I made cash every day. I had good benefits. We had 401k. All the things you could ask for in a great job, I had. You know what I didn’t have? I hated my job.
Dana White
Every immigrant family, it seems, has someone who does not belong in the new country they have come to. It feels like permanent exile to that one brother or wife who cannot stand a silent fate in Boston or London or Melbourne. I’ve met many who remain haunted by the persistent ghost of an earlier place.
Michael Ondaatje
We should be demilitarizing the Boston police in weapons and tactics, and interactions with community. We should be reining in ballooning overtime for the police- a part of the city budget that has been eating into other necessary investments.
Michelle Wu
I grew up outside Cleveland, Ohio, and I went to college at Boston University. I majored in film. Then I came out to Los Angeles.
Lauren Shuler Donner
I feel like, in Boston, I was a little too complacent. I could get on stage when I wanted. I didn’t feel like I was pushing myself. I could get work in New England and not have to travel too much.
Josh Gondelman
I started in theatre. I went to the Boston Conservatory and majored in musical theater.
Rachael MacFarlane
Whenever I think of Milwaukee, I think of the American League. Hmm, Boston, Atlanta, weren’t they the Browns, too?
Mike Shannon
I put more pressure on me than anyone else in Boston or on Team Canada.
Joe Thornton
I was raised in Boston by three older brothers and a very strong and empowering single mom.
Eliza Dushku
In Boston they have gone from large autonomous high schools to smaller schools within the same building.
Michael Welch
A Boston man is the east wind made flesh.
Thomas Gold Appleton
Feminism, like Boston, is a state of mind. It is the state of mind of women who realize that their whole position in the social order is antiquated, as a woman cooking over an open fire with heavy iron pots would know that her entire housekeeping was out of date.
Rheta Childe Dorr
Boston fans are pretty tough.
Jae Crowder
Once I wrapped ‘Insurgent’, I went to Boston and shot a film called ‘The Finest Hours.’ It’s based on a real story in 1952 about a Coast Guard mission to rescue these sinking ships that are caught in a blizzard.
Keiynan Lonsdale
Sometimes you just don’t feel the same everyday, it doesn’t matter what you do, but when you have people looking forward to seeing you perform for them, that puts you in the mood, and that’s natural in Boston. That’s why it’s such a special place to play.
David Ortiz
On my first day on the set of ‘Boston Legal,’ I thought the director was calling me ‘Candice’ instead of ‘Constance.’ But I didn’t realize he was actually talking to Candice Bergen.
Constance Zimmer
I know that Boston is one of the great centers of intellectual culture as well as sport. It’s one of the centers of America, with a great orchestra, great sports, great hospitals, and great universities.
Andris Nelsons
I’d never done any film or television. Well, I’d done one little stupid commercial in Boston when I was doing theater, but that was it.
David Morse
There’s an ugly civil war side to revolutionary Boston that we don’t often talk about and a lot of thuggish, vigilante behavior by groups like the Sons of Liberty.
Nathaniel Philbrick
You have in Vegas the most heterogeneous audience you’re gonna get anywhere in the country. In Boston, Chicago, Miami, you know who goes to the theater. In Vegas, you have people who only see one theater show a year, and it’s in Vegas.
Penn Jillette
I became really interested in the community health care movement and community health centers, which Boston was sort of a leading center for.
Jill Stein
Personal honors never meant much to Bill Russell, one of America’s most successful athletes with 2 college titles, 1 Olympic gold medal and 11 – count ’em, 11 – N.B.A. championships with the Boston Celtics.
George Vecsey
I take chances. I don’t limit myself. I don’t think anybody who listens to Boston would have predicted hearing a female rapper on the beginning of the song ‘Sail Away.’ But that’s what fit.
Tom Scholz
I was a street kid, but that meant hopping a ride on the back of the MTA down to Revere Beach – that’s the beach that’s made out of concrete – or sneaking into the Boston Garden to watch the Celtics or the Bruins.
Howie Long
Bulk collection of phone records didn’t find or stop the Tsarnaev brothers from the massacre in Boston. In fact, one might argue that all of the money spent on bulk collection takes money away from human analysts that might have noticed the older brother’s trip to become radicalized in Chechnya.
Rand Paul
Now, as a 29-year-old, you’re a little bit different than a 26-year-old. But I actually felt really comfortable in Boston. I felt that I was one of the best players in the league at the time. I thought Boston was going to be the home for me for the rest of my career.
Joe Thornton
I miss Boston so much and want to get back there someday.
Katie Nolan
To support myself as a kid, I was a model at art schools around Boston.
Rene Ricard
I was raised on African music, Harry Belafonte, and the Boston Pops. Then I got a dose of soul and hip-hop. I related to it immediately.
Fantastic Negrito
We’re ready to be a Boston that doesn’t push people out, but welcomes all who call our city home.
Michelle Wu
I’m from Boston: if you don’t like sports, they kick you out.
Suzy Shuster
I said to my doctor at the beginning, ‘I’m no good; I can’t do anything. I’m dumb.’ He suggested I try educating myself by listening to Boston’s educational TV station. He said I had a perfectly good mind.
Anne Sexton
When Boston and Orlando told me they were going to pick me at 21 and 22, I figured I don’t need to do a workout for a second -round team. Boston and Orlando never drafted me because they said I was too skinny and no European point guard will make it in the League.
Tony Parker
Music is such an important part of society, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra offers such great quality, and we just want to share it.
Andris Nelsons
You can’t assume anything in politics. That’s why every Saturday I walk around my district. I talk to the longshoremen in Charlestown. I listen to the people in East Boston and their concern on the airport noise. I walk down to the Star Market in Porter Square, and people tell me about meat prices.
Thomas P. O’Neill
Boston is the first major city I ever lived in. I spent eight great years there and I grew up there. I wouldn’t change it for anything.
Joe Thornton
I invested in the ‘Globe’ because it is one of the best and most important news organizations in the world. We saw this vividly in the days and weeks after the tragic Boston Marathon bombings, and we also see it in many other ways every day.
John W. Henry
We were supposed to stay over in Boston, but when Scribners heard I’d won the Pulitzer, they told me to get on a plane – that Katie Couric wanted my body. And when Katie Couric wants your body, you get moving right away.
Frank McCourt
I ran track in high school very competitively, and then ran it D-1 at Boston University. I ran there on an athletic scholarship and chose BU because they had both a good track program and an arts program.
Uzo Aduba
My heart goes out to the people of the city of Boston. My thoughts and prayers are with the families who lost loved ones in such a senseless and heartless way.
Matt Damon
I felt like my pregnancy was a sacred moment for me. I stayed in Boston and I didn’t work apart from the contracts I have, and then I only let them use my face.
Gisele Bundchen
Five days after the Tsarnaev brothers blew up Boston’s most sacred event, and just 24 hours after one brother was killed and the other was caught, everyone decided that it was OK to play baseball at Fenway again. The game happened on a Saturday afternoon, preceded by an emotional ceremony and many prayers.
Bill Simmons
Playing in New England and the Boston area, the fans are so passionate about their sports if you don’t play well, they’ll let you know so I know it’s not something that they take lightly.
Drew Bledsoe
In my case, I belong to a group of aspiring and practicing biographers in Boston. We meet once a month for a coupla hours. It’s become my lifeline – forgive the pun.
Nigel Hamilton
You don’t get black power by chanting it. You get it by doing what the other groups have done. The Irish kept quiet. They didn’t shout “Irish Power”, “Jew Power”, [or] “Italian Power”. They kept their mouths shut and took over the police department of New York City, and the mayorship of Boston.
Whitney M. Young
Bill Russell, a famous philosopher from Boston Celtics once “When things go bad, things go bad.” The [Iraq] war was terribly mismanaged-it was terribly mismanaged.
Jon Stewart
What’s the difference in opening from scratch in Philly or opening from scratch in New York? The old out-of-town tryout circuit – taking the show pre-Broadway to cities like Boston, New Haven, Philadelphia, Washington – has sort of been replaced with the amount of workshops we do.
Patti LuPone
The frozen ocean… of Boston life.
Julia Ward Howe
There is nowhere on Earth like Boston for a player.
Gabe Kapler
It would have been a short career if I had not been traded to Boston. I was rejuvenated in Boston.
Robert Parish
The first thing that I remember auditioning for was a weather commercial in Boston, and I got the job. The idea of the commercial was that you ought to watch the weather in the morning so that you know what’s gonna come later in the day.
Casey Affleck
Charter opponents often try to delegitimize strong testing results like those in Boston by attributing them to excessive test prep – as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio did recently.
Campbell Brown
I grew up in Boston, and we’d have every Thanksgiving at my parents’ house there.
Maura Tierney
The East Coast, and certainly Boston, has a provincial quality to it that makes it harder to bust out and move up. Try to be too different and they’ll pull you down.
Brad Falchuk
Don’t know if Boston was real or lucid dream. When they chanted Diesel, it sure as hell felt real for ME! You make decisions in life, sometimes never getting proof that it was the right decision. The crowd in Boston on Sunday night assured me that I MADE THE RIGHT DECISION.
Kevin Nash
You know, Boston people are full of sauce.
Ellen Pompeo
So my father grew up in an orphanage in Boston. He was then adopted by an elderly childless couple from Maine, who gave him the name of Mitchell. He moved to Maine, and there he met my mother and was married.
George J. Mitchell
I finally became a scuba diver at age 15 or so, and a couple of years after that, I attended a dive show that is held every year in Boston. It’s the oldest one in the world and it’s still going on – it’s called the Sea Rovers.
Brian Skerry
I know from my own life that you can’t move forward unless you reach out and deal honestly with the past. The truth is that when it comes to race and class, Boston has a lot of unfinished business. We must not be afraid to talk about it.
Marty Walsh
When I’m in Boston, I always feel like I’m home. I almost cry, I feel so good.
Luis Tiant
When someone asks about Boston, I put my brain on pause. I feel like I took a 5,000 pounds off my back to be here.
Manny Ramirez
The thing about The Departed, the x-factor that people can’t quite put their finger on, is that it deals clearly with class and accent all these things that are fundamental to Boston, but previously anomalous or even prohibited in demotic American films.
William Monahan
Of all the four major sports, whether you like Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, maybe you like Bobby Orr, or you like Larry Bird or Tom Brady – Bill Russell is the greatest athlete to play in Boston.
Shannon Sharpe
My mom is an avid musical theatergoer. My dad would always get a subscription to the Syracuse Stage. I was always exposed to theater. So I went to a theater conservatory at Boston University.
Michaela Watkins
Boston was a moral and intellectual nursery, always busy applying first principles to trifles.
George Santayana
It just seemed to me so utterly wrong to credit someone’s work just for the fact that this someone migrated from one place to another. We all move. We are all leavers and new beginners at some point, and yes, it is a huge leap from war to peace, from one language to another, from Boston, MA to Joplin, MO.
Sasa Stanisic
My parents had a Boston terrier, but we never became friends.
Amanda Blake
Karen Russell learned to think from her father, someone Peter Gammons knows well, Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell, who used his prominence to support Martin Luther King Jr., to support the civil rights movement, and other important work, including work in Africa throughout his career. And Bill Russell is still at it.
Donald Trump
I felt I was never going to beat Igor Ter-Ovanesyan or Ralph Boston because they were the joint world record holders.
Lynn Davies
Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River has long been the mother of waters for mid-Atlantic rowers, just as the Charles, which separates Boston from Cambridge, is for New England boaters.
Roger Morris
Boston has become my second home. I absolutely love it there.
Brad Marchand
Boston is large enough to learn your independence and small enough to make your own.
Henry Winkler
I grew up a Red Sox fan. I grew up going to Fenway Park and the Museum of Fine Arts and the Science Museum and Symphony Hall and going to the Common, walking around. My whole family at different times lived and worked in Boston.
James Spader
I went to Boston College. It’s a Catholic college, yeah I had a nickname there: Jew.
Gary Gulman
There’s no ill will on my end for anybody within the Boston organization or players.
Gordon Hayward
When the Red Sox spent $300million on Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford, Liverpool fans were irate. It actually should have been Boston fans.
John W. Henry
If the Pilgrims had landed in Santa Monica Bay rather than Boston, we’d have six states out here!
Kevin Starr
No one was more surprised that that first Boston record took off than the record company itself.
Tom Scholz
When I went up there it was with one goal was to win a championship. Obviously that didn’t happen but I don’t have one bad thing to say about my time in Boston.
Al Horford
I resent the fact that people in places like Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco believe that they should be able to tell us how to live our lives, operate our businesses, and what to do with the land that we love and cherish.
Wilford Brimley
For me, there is a strong family connection to Boston and anything connected to Boston, which includes Fenway.
John Williams
Boston is not an avant garde place. It stays literally 15 to 20 years behind New York at all times.
Paul Laffoley
I was a bouncer for, like, three months in Boston until everybody figured out that I should never be a bouncer. I’m so soft. I just have no aggression in me.
Ty Burrell
I’ve run the Boston Marathon 6 times before. I think the best aspects of the marathon are the beautiful changes of the scenery along the route and the warmth of the people’s support. I feel happier every time I enter this marathon.
Haruki Murakami
I love Boston, and at some point, my plan is to have a home back there.
David Walton
A hundred thousand men were led By one calf near three centuries dead; They followed still his crooked way And lost a hundred years a day; For thus such reverence is lent To well established precedent.
Sam Walter Foss
Playing for Boston Bulldogs in front of 700 to 800 fans was obviously different from playing for Liverpool in front of the Kop and 40,000 passionate Reds.
Steve Nicol
My parents came here from Colombia during a time of great instability there. Escaping a dire economic situation at home, they moved to New Jersey, where they had friends and family, seeking a better life, and then moved to Boston after I was born.
Diane Guerrero
The ‘Daughter of the Regiment’ that I did in Boston was vintage Sarah Caldwell, which is to say it was brilliant. Before my career was over, I’m sure I sang the role of Marie at least a hundred times, often in productions that cost a fortune, but none touched hers.
Beverly Sills
I know the Boston fans are all about their basketball.
Terry Rozier
I played sports because I think it’s mandatory in the greater Boston area regardless of your aptitude. It’s like, well, what else would you be doing?
Josh Gondelman
In 1987, when I was 19, I was studying musical theater at Boston’s Emerson College. My sister, Tricia Leigh, told me about a summer acting retreat in Italy. Mom paid, so off we went.
Joely Fisher
I am not interesting in making money. I go to the most expensive restaurant in Boston to have dinner. It is where billionaires come to eat. Even if I become richer, I will still have to go there to eat. After some time, money doesn’t make a difference.
Pranav Mistry
I first saw the light in the city of Boston in the year 1857.
Edward Bellamy
Never say ‘I went to Harvard.’ Say ‘I schooled in the Boston area.’
Teju Cole
I spent a few years after college as a Boston public school teacher and I loved it. But I was never committed to it, committed to it as a career.
Lawrence O’Donnell
When I was teaching in the 1960s in Boston, there was a great deal of hope in the air. Martin Luther King Jr. was alive, Malcolm X was alive; great, great leaders were emerging from the southern freedom movement.
Jonathan Kozol
In August 2008, I moved with the man who would become my husband from Boston to a cabin in rural North Carolina.
Laura van den Berg
I was born in Boston, but I moved to Cleveland when I was three.
Sandra Faber
Boston is always going to be a second home for me.
Paul Pierce
To a bookish boy in a Boston suburb in the mid-1970s, the lyrics of Cole Porter came as something of a revelation.
Amor Towles
I ran the Boston Marathon out of love. I believe that love is the basis of all meaningful human endeavor. Yet it was a love that was incomplete until it was shared with others.
Bobbi Gibb
[On being asked how it felt to be the first female conductor of the Boston Symphony:] I’ve been a woman for a little more than fifty years, and I’ve gotten over my original astonishment.
Nadia Boulanger
As a consequence [of a closed economic circle], in 1912 there was not a single Irishman who sat on a single board of a major Boston bank.
Doris Kearns Goodwin
NED is talking about through-putting this energy out to the vicinity of Boston then taking a northern route up to Nova Scotia and then exporting it, so they’re not talking about giving us any local benefits at all.
Chris Gibson
Any city may have one period of magnificence, like Boston or New Orleans or San Francisco, but it takes a real one to keep renewing itself until the past is perennially forgotten.
A. J. Liebling
We don’t consider a trip to Boston complete if it doesn’t include a visit to Flour Bakery for a BLT and a couple of cookies. With Flour, Too we can live vicariously and be there whenever we want.
Amanda Hesser
When I go abroad I always sail from Boston because it is such a pleasant place to get away from.
Oliver Herford
I love Boston, and I had a very lovely childhood in Massachusetts.
Josh Gondelman
[Cardinal John O’Connor] had [my wife] Margot and me over for drinks a couple of times. That was something I never could have envisioned back when I was a kid in Boston, that a cardinal and I would be, if not breaking bread, at least breaking Scotch.
Nat Hentoff
Boston: Clear out eight hundred thousand people and preserve it as a museum piece. New York: Prison towers and modern posters for soap and whiskey. Pittsburgh: Abandon it.
Frank Lloyd Wright
It was just me in my basement honing my skills, hearing songs on the radio and trying to manipulate them and then writing over those, and I started with local artists in Boston, writing records for them.
Clinton Sparks
When I was a kid in Boston, it was one of the most anti-Semitic cities in the country. If you were living in the ghetto as I was, the Jewish ghetto part of Roxbury, and you went out alone at night, you might be subject to having people attacking you for being a Christ killer.
Nat Hentoff
The years in Boston were the best of my career, and they mean more to me than anything. Winning on that stage was incomparable to anything else. That’s the way I choose to look at it.
Ray Allen
I rooted for all types of Boston sports.
Pat Connaughton
I became an American on Nov. 4, 2010, at an elegant ceremony in Great Hall of Bullfinch’s Faneuil Hall, Boston, beneath a vast painting of Daniel Webster debating the preservation of the Union with Robert Hayne of South Carolina, before the Civil War.
Nigel Hamilton
I have nothing but positive things to say about my time in Boston. I have great relationships I built there.
Gordon Hayward
The one thing I try to do with my business in real estate is try to be as creative as I can, think outside of the box and take advantage of the fortunate platform that I have, and the network I can grow within the city of Milwaukee via the Bucks, or within the Notre Dame network, or being from Boston.
Pat Connaughton
Such a senseless and tragic day. My family and I send our love to our beloved and resilient Boston.
Ben Affleck
Boston has jobs… And we have plenty of talent in our communities, who either physically can’t get there because the transportation system isn’t working well or need a little bit of a boost in terms of training and access.
Michelle Wu
Any game is important to me. At Boston College, when I went out for the spring games, I wanted to win. Maybe it is more important than other preseason games. It’s just that everyone is expecting a lot from me in my first week of professional football. I want to confirm my expectations.
Doug Flutie
New York is about success. Boston is about resentment.
Mike Barnicle
When it comes to fighting for progress in Boston, there’s a long history of people in power trying to label advocacy and hard work as being political in order to avoid accountability and distract from community demands for better leadership.
Michelle Wu
Certainly, the situation I was in with Boston, we had a lot of great players.
Gordon Hayward
Every runner has a specific motivation and inspiration for running a marathon. This year, all 36,000 of us will ‘run together’ to demonstrate the spirit of the marathon. We will still have our individual motivations, but we will be unified under the Boston Strong umbrella.
Meb Keflezighi
He’d woken up after flying from Boston to Montana to find his da cooking breakfast for them: sausage and pancakes shaped like deer. It wasn’t just any deer, either – they looked like Bambi from the disney cartoon. Charles didn’t want to know how his father had managed that
Patricia Briggs
I didn’t realize Boston was so easy to get around. In my head, I imagined Boston being this really sprawling city.
Dean O’Gorman
I’m very happy and excited to be a member of the Boston Red Sox.
Daisuke Matsuzaka
Boston will always have a place in my heart. I’ll always call Boston home, regardless of what city I’m living in or what team I’m playing for.
Danny Amendola
My favorite song to play is ‘Smokin’ by Boston. I actually had a chance to play that with the band Boston live.
Doug Flutie
I want to be in Boston. I want to be here. I love this city, I love this team. I love the atmosphere it gives off.
Marcus Smart
I grew up with the Boston vibe and the Catholic vibe. I don’t want to put anybody out.
John Krasinski
If we played Boston four-on-four, without Russell, we probably would have won every series. That guy killed us. He’s the one who prevented us from achieving true greatness.
Rod Hundley
I wrote the first book, and I thought people would say: ‘Separate and unequal schools in the City of Boston? I didn’t know that. Let’s go out and fix it.’
Jonathan Kozol
I love Boston and I always will. I’ll always have terrific memories and great fans here.
Johnny Damon
Desegregation came very painfully to the Boston schools, long after John Kelly finished high school, and the pain of desegregating Boston schools was visited entirely on the students who looked like Frederica Wilson.
Lawrence O’Donnell
Most of the pilots I choose do not have high-concept ideas, so for me it’s not the idea as much as the execution of the idea, and if the idea, like you take a bar in Boston, that’s not a high-concept idea. But if it’s executed well, it makes a great show.
James Burrows
I have very fond memories of swimming in Walden Pond when we lived in Boston. You’d swim past a log and see all these turtles sunning themselves. Slightly disturbing if you thought about how many more were swimming around your toes, but also rather wonderful.
Mark Haddon
Right after we recorded ‘Satanic Satanist’ and ‘American Ghetto’ here in Boston, we decided we’d grow our hair out. This is – was – like the Beatles thing. I wanted to see these pictures later in life.
John Gourley
Paul Farmer has helped to build amazing health care system in one of the poorest areas of Haiti. He founded Partners in Health, which serves the destitute and the sick in many parts of the world from Haiti to Boston and from Russia to Peru.
Tracy Kidder
We are Boston. We are America. We respond. We endure. We overcome. And we own the finish line.
Joe Biden
In other places, especially in Boston, it’s like a place where comedy gestates. People come out of there that are fantastic, but you have to come to New York or L.A. to quote unquote ‘make it.’
Baron Vaughn
I’m an avid Boston Red Sox fan.
John Lithgow
Now I am just an elderly lady who is full of spleen, who humps around greater Boston in a God-awful hat, who never lived and yet outlived her time, hating men and dogs and Democrats.
Anne Sexton
Nobody loves the Boston Marathon as much as the people who make fun of it year after year. This was the race that previously offered as a prize a not particularly expensive medal, a laurel wreath, and a bowl of beef stew. This was the race that, on one memorable occasion, nobody knew who actually won.
Charlie Pierce
The political controversy surrounding this Boston’s Big Dig could have the effect of throwing cold water on any plans for farsighted infrastructure development around the country.
Andrew Natsios
And it was from Boston that one in every six American families began their journey into the land of the free.
Thomas Menino
I have been a policymaker proven in tackling some very complex social issues on the municipal level here in Boston.
Ayanna Pressley
Instead of arguing about whether we’re allowed to describe Muslim terrorists as ‘Muslim terrorists,’ why don’t we argue about whether it’s a good idea to be letting in so many immigrants who then blow up the Boston Marathon?
Ann Coulter
Boston is safe. And we’re going to keep it safe.
Thomas Menino
I stay very much undercover and behind the scenes – most places I go, people don’t know how important I am. But I will admit that my favorite piece of clothing to wear out is an old T-shirt from a Boston tour that does have a Boston logo. But that doesn’t change anything.
Tom Scholz
Boston is so laced with jerseys that you can be dressed head to toe in team apparel and no one will look twice.
David Walton
Boston was a great town to go to college in. Maybe that’s why there’s so many colleges there. I love the town, and I loved Boston University.
Jason Alexander
There are some smart people here in Boston. We’re a sports city here and everybody loves competition. Esports is another outlet for that.
Gordon Hayward
I interned at NBC News and had a great experience there in both New York City and Washington. After graduating, I got an entry-level production job at PBS in Boston. There, I developed the bug for programming and production.
Nancy Dubuc
I think we have a rawer version of capitalism and a more fragile community and family base than other nations. We are a more individualistic culture. From the Boston Tea Party on, we’ve had too little faith in government.
Arlie Russell Hochschild
The colonists’ first protest against the British unfolded on Aug. 14, 1765 at the Liberty Tree. A magnificent elm towering over the other trees nearby, the Liberty Tree stood at the corner of what is now Washington and Essex Streets in downtown Boston.
Ronald Kessler
Americans are much more American than they are Northerners, Southerners, Westerners, or Easterners … California Chinese, Boston Irish, Wisconsin German, yes, Alabama Negroes, have more in common than they have apart … The American identity is an exact and provable thing.
John Steinbeck
Asking Senator Fulbright’s advice on foreign policy is like asking the Boston Strangler to massage your neck.
Spiro T. Agnew
I wanted to be a political science professor and go to school in Boston. I never wanted to be a big, famous movie star and TV star. It kind of found me.
Eliza Dushku
The fans were so psyched that someone was doing a movie about a Boston fan that they were giving their all.
Jimmy Fallon
I should as soon think of swimming across Charles River, when I wish to go to Boston, as of reading all my books in originals, when I have them rendered for me in my mother tongue.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
My high school was the closest thing to hell on earth that exists. I was around a lot of ultra-preppy, very mean-spirited girls, and they were very cruel to me. I ended up switching schools and going to this performing arts school near Boston called Walnut Hill.
Barrett Wilbert Weed
When I was a boy in Salem, Mass., in the 1950s, if you wanted to buy a book, you had to take a train to Boston. And when you got there, to a bookstore, there was no such thing as a science-fiction section.
Gardner Dozois
Boston is known for its innovation.
Thomas Menino
I love guys who have roots. Paul Pierce has roots embedded in Boston.
Reggie Miller
It’s always nice to get out there and kind of put Boston College on the map, because we’re not one of those schools that is seen nationally by everybody.
Rich Gunnell
While awaiting deportation proceedings, my parents remained in detention near Boston, so I could visit them. They would have liked to fight deportation, but without a lawyer and an immigration system that rarely gives judges the discretion to allow families to stay together, they never had a chance.
Diane Guerrero
While most Americans know about the Boston Tea Party, few are aware of the Liberty Tree and how important it was to fanning the flames of rebellion that led to the revolution in 1775 and the Declaration of Independence.
Ronald Kessler
Eight kids and a stepmother, and I just wanted to be out of there and so when I got a scholarship from Boston to the Schillinger House, which is now the Berklee School of Music, I couldn’t wait to get out of there.
Quincy Jones
What you’ve lost sight of is what you are, and what you are is what you hate. You’re the 10-time WWE Champion! You’re the man! You, like the Red Sox, like Boston, are no longer the underdog! You’re a dynasty. You are what you hate. You have become the New York Yankees!
CM Punk
There is a power in the land in Concord, in Lincoln, in the western Boston suburbs. There’s an inter-dimensional vortex that opens in a variety of places in this area, which leads one to a transcendental reality.
Frederick Lenz
I am from San Diego, and I went to college in Boston, so I have seen the opposite coasts.
Jared Dudley
My mom is like this hard-core, liberal feminist. She’s a professor in Boston, and she’s been teaching women’s studies for 30 years and international politics.
Eliza Dushku
I freelanced for the ‘Boston Phoenix.’
Christie Hefner
Boston will always be home to me.
Joey Kramer
We prefer one room in Rangoon to six in Boston. We feel that we are highly blessed.
Adoniram Judson
I’m from outside of Boston, and in Boston, people are so passionate about their Irishness.
J. Courtney Sullivan
Matt Damon is a great actor, and he’s from Boston, so we’ve got a few things in common. I’ve seen him throw a football, though. He definitely needs to work on that.
Tom Brady
I live in Boston so I’m used to small spaces.
Jonny Kim
Philadelphia is a football town. Boston is a baseball town.
Howie Long
I had never been to the playoffs, and it was exciting. The fans went through the roof. They were excited about the whole team. It was great to be traded to a city like Chicago, which was a lot like Boston.
Dennis Eckersley
Marathon Day in Boston and all of Massachusetts, it’s Patriot’s Day, and it’s a big celebration for us. It’s a day when we’re kind of the whole world’s city there.
Elizabeth Warren
For the most part, the only contact that most Quebecers have with the world of Islam is through these images of violence, repeated over and over: wars, riots, bombs, the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Boston marathon… The reaction is obvious: We’ll have none of that here!
Jacques Parizeau
I don’t really know any people from Boston.
Ivica Zubac
Boston is actually the capital of the world. You didn’t know that? We breed smart-ass, quippy, funny people. Not that I’m one of them. I just sorta sneaked in under the radar.
John Krasinski
When I lived in Boston, I had an office that I rented because I found it wonderful to go away from my house to work: It was so quiet, and I couldn’t go to the refrigerator or do the laundry.
Elizabeth Berg
I schooled in the Boston area.
Teju Cole
I’d like to think that the nature of the two teams – Boston being a championship team over the years and the Lakers, same thing – was a lot bigger than Larry Bird or Magic Johnson.
Oscar Robertson
If you rise in life, you have to behave in a certain way. You can go to a strip club if you’re a beer-swilling sand shoveler, but if you’re the Bishop of Boston, you shouldn’t go.
Charlie Munger
Before my mother was a King, she was a gifted vocalist and musician, whose skill and academia garnered her a scholarship to the prestigious New England Conservatory for Music in Boston.
Bernice King
Obviously, New York and Boston and Los Angeles have pretty vibrant entrepreneurial scenes.
Jason Calacanis
Boston: Their hotels are bad. Their pumpkin pies are delicious. Their poetry is not so good.
Edgar Allan Poe
Patriots’ Day is the essence of Boston, a Massachusetts-only holiday that seems like it was invented to celebrate Boston.
Steve Kornacki
I’m telling you, the disconnect is big, and the gap of understanding between the people in Washington, in news media, the New York/Boston/Washington corridor and the rest of the country, that gap is widening.
Rush Limbaugh
During the six years I spent writing my novel ‘The Incarnations,’ I lived in seven cities in four countries. I moved in and out of 17 different houses and flats in Beijing, Seoul, Colorado, Boston, Leeds, Washington D.C., London and Shenzhen.
Susan Barker
In 1974, when the city of Boston was desegregating its schools, I watched the news with my dad and saw the police escorts in riot gear, the protesters screaming at the buses, small frightened faces in their windows.
Wendell Pierce
Cameron Indoor Stadium is a special place in sports and there’s really nothing else out there quite like it. Anytime I’m inside Cameron, I’ve got memories. Cameron is like Yankee Stadium or the old Boston Garden.
Grant Hill
Bernstein was everywhere – Vienna, London – and everyone admired him. Of course he loved Boston, and he did so many great things at Tanglewood. He was the best example of what a conductor should be.
Andris Nelsons
I should call myself four market Norton. I’m great in Boston and Cleveland. I do good in Phillie, New Jersey.
Jim Norton
When I was in the Sex Pistols, I listened to Boston. But I couldn’t tell anybody, you know. I’d get lynched.
Steve Jones
After the Boston Marathon bombings, people shared grief and outrage on social media.
Roxane Gay
When I graduated from the University of Wisconsin, I was highly encouraged to move to Boston to train as a hopeful for the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games. I remember packing up my car, traveling out here to live with other teammates and share an apartment.
Hilary Knight
Having played in Boston will help me a ton moving to New York.
Jason Bay
I’m not sure where I’m from! I was born in London. My father’s from Ghana but lives in Saudi Arabia. My mother’s Nigerian but lives in Ghana. I grew up in Boston.
Taiye Selasi
The Mayor of Boston says he won’t allow Chick-Fil-A in Boston. Amazing that a mayor now has the power to stop commerce because he personally disagrees with the PERSONAL views of the CEO of a company.
Mike Huckabee
I did not go to Boston, for with regard to that place I sympathize with one of my neighbors, an old man, who has not been there since the last war, when he was compelled to go. No, I have a real genius for staying at home.
Henry David Thoreau
I was doing a show in Bridgeport, Conn., and getting offers for more money from Boston and other cities in the east. But I figured I would hold out for New York. Then one day, I got a call out of the blue from Hollywood from KNX.
Bob Crane
I got private lessons in keyboard at Julliard, before New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.
Bernie Worrell
Here’s the thing: I had never been to Boston, my whole life. Probably because I’m a Yankee fan.
Dash Mihok
People would tell us, ‘I love your company, but I want to go to Chicago or Boston or New York.’
Dan Gilbert
I would love to learn how to start my own production company and start it in Boston.
Katie Nolan
I graduated from Bowdoin College and went to the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Then I left and took a job teaching really poor inner-city white kids in Boston. It was interesting to me because I’d never been around poor whites before.
Geoffrey Canada
I think there are four or five interesting pockets where a lot of cool technology companies are getting started. Chicago is one of them. New York is certainly another. Silicon Valley really dominates. And you’re seeing some stuff out of Boston and Seattle and down South.
Eric Lefkofsky
There is a huge trust. I see it all the time when people come up to me and say, ‘I don’t want you to let me down again.’ – Boston, Mass., Oct. 3, 2000
George W. Bush
And for the city’s birthday, we will host events in every neighborhood of the city, inviting all of our residents to share in the celebration of Boston’s great epic – the story of neighbors who support one another where it matters most.
Thomas Menino
My mom grew up in Idaho, went to Brigham Young University: they’re very Molly Mormon. And my father is, like, first generation Albanian, and his parents lived in Southey and grew up in downtown Boston. My parents are complete opposites.
Eliza Dushku
Even as my father grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, signs told him: ‘No Irish Need Apply.’
Robert Kennedy
The Boston bombing provided the opportunity for the government to turn what should have been a police investigation into a military-style occupation of an American city. This unprecedented move should frighten us as much or more than the attack itself.
Ron Paul
In the fall of 1989, I was writing 600-word columns at the ‘Herald.’ My heart always was in long-form narrative writing, though. It’s what I cut my teeth on at the ‘Boston Phoenix.’
Charlie Pierce
One of my first jobs was at the Boston Globe. I worked in the sports department six months a year. When I was ready to graduate, the sports editor gave me a job as a schoolboy sports writer.
Will McDonough
The distinction that Jews have themselves always made between Jews of German origin and Jews of East European origin is as stringent as that between Boston Brahmin and Boston lace-curtain Irish, though much finer.
Diana Trilling
Probably the biggest thing that surprises people is that I am obsessed with hockey. I grew up in the Boston area so I am obsessed with hockey since I was a little kid.
Rob Zombie
When I was living in Boston I worked in this store that played the college radio station. I had to listen to it all day, and I didn’t care for most of it.
Win Butler
I went out as a free agent in Boston and had a great year and I priced myself out of there market, at the time.
Johnny Damon
I’ve always had a love affair with Boston.
Ayanna Pressley
I was navigator on the Gloucester schooner ‘Gertrude L. Thebaud’ in the International Fisherman’s race. That’s a big thing in New England – the race, I mean. A Boston newspaper man covered it, and saw me on board. For a long time I wished he hadn’t! He wrote a piece saying I ought to be in motion pictures.
Sterling Hayden
To be in Boston, which is a great city and which is full of many colleges and young kids, and to be around that many people that were at the same point in their lives, who played guitar or whatever instrument – it was just perfect. It was a great environment.
John Petrucci
I didn’t grow up in public life. I lived with my mother in Boston, not in Washington, DC, so I was somewhat sheltered from that.
Alexandra Kerry
I knew I had to get out of Boston and stop making movies there, at least for one movie, otherwise no one would ever consider me for a movie that took place south of Providence.
Ben Affleck
In Boston, our strength is really our diversity.
Marty Walsh
The Showdown is a great way to bring attention to these historic Virginia tracks where many NASCAR drivers cut their teeth in stock car racing, including myself. Tracks like South Boston and Langley are the heart of the sport and draw a great crowd to our Showdown events.
Denny Hamlin
Boston was a good situation for me, but I think it was over time they were able to understand what they had.
Avery Bradley
In Boston, I developed my eye from the drawing. In Paris, I was fascinated by what my eye saw in the way that Paris is built, its ‘measure.’
Ellsworth Kelly
I took the T from Logan airport to Harvard Square. I hate driving in Boston. It’s the traffic that drives me spare, and the absolutely terrible manners of the motorists. Other New Englanders refer to Massachusetts drivers as “Massholes.
Geraldine Brooks
In the 1950s and ’60s, America’s natural resources were in bad shape. Communities were so polluted that clouds of smog lingered over cities like Los Angeles. Rivers and lakes were filled with chemicals. In my hometown of Boston, the harbor was among the nation’s most polluted waterways.
John F. Kerry
‘Leverage’ is meant to be based in Boston. But in one episode we’re in New York, then another in Chicago, Florida, and Eastern Europe.
Dean Devlin
Everyone knows my career was catapulted to another level when I got traded to the Boston Celtics.
Robert Parish
We must build a thriving and inclusive arts, restaurant, and nightlife scene to reflect Boston’s culture and diversity.
Michelle Wu
Boston’s freeway system is insane. It was clearly designed by a person who had spent his childhood crashing toy trains.
Bill Bryson
Playing for the Bulls, playing for big organizations, like Boston, you’re going to be judged from Day One. It’s part of it. You signed up for it.
Rajon Rondo
I guess God made Boston on a wet Sunday.
Raymond Chandler
It’s an honor, any time you play with an organization like the Boston Celtics, all that history there. To put on that uniform, it’s a big deal.
Jason Collins
For three years, I lived in a miniscule apartment on Beacon Street, less than a mile from the Boston Marathon explosions.
Laura van den Berg
Tonight, I am pleased to announce that I have secured $1 million from the Convention Host Committee to fund the beautification of Boston’s neighborhoods.
Thomas Menino
I didn’t come to Boston for any money.
Jermaine O’Neal
Boston’s such a unique city. I feel like 50 percent of its DNA turns over every semester.
Michael Bastian
We didn’t crumble after 9/11. We didn’t falter after the Boston Marathon. But we’re America. Americans will never, ever stand down. We endure. We overcome. We own the finish line.
Joe Biden
Late one brilliant April afternoon Professor Lucius Wilson stood at the head of Chestnut Street, looking about him with the pleased air of a man of taste who does not very often get to Boston.
Willa Cather
Remember, the Boston bombers were Chechen rebels.
Michael McCaul
My name is Cammie!” I didn’t think about all the people I could have woken, all the alarms that might have gone off. I just snapped, “How did you know about Boston? Why are you working with Mr. Solomon now? Are you my friend or are you my enemy, Zach? Or, wait, let me guess, you can’t tell me.
Ally Carter
In my eyes, there’s heroes I look up to. People who saved me – my caretakers, people at Boston Medical Center. My surgeon. The people that pulled me off that ground, who pulled me out. Those are my heroes. The police. The paramedics. Those are the true heroes.
Jeff Bauman
I sometimes feel it is to my disadvantage that I have not conducted the Cleveland Orchestra or the Boston or Chicago symphonies, but then I have had to sacrifice something in order to have enough time with my orchestras.
Zubin Mehta
People are honest, that’s the culture. East Coast, but specifically Boston. People are just good people.
Avery Bradley
It comes down to personalities and style of play, and I thought Boston has all that for me.
Jermaine O’Neal
The Boston run of ‘Lolita, My Love’ ended after a mere nine performances – though one of them was recorded at decent enough quality to be preserved by the New York Public Library.
Sarah Weinman
I’m personally asking each and every single Boston resident to look after their neighbor.
Marty Walsh
Congratulations to the NBA champion Boston Celtics – they beat the Los Angeles Lakers by 39 points. Or as Hillary Clinton would say, “Too close to call.
Craig Ferguson
Rhesus monkeys as well as human adults and older children living in a remote Amazon village have been given comparison and addition tasks using arrays of dots, and they show the same abilities we find in 5- year- old Boston children.
Elizabeth Spelke
The next time you’re driving from New York to Boston on I-95, you should make a little detour in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, to visit the Old Slater Mill national historic landmark. It’s the site of what is considered to be the first successful water-powered textile spinning mill in America.
Walt Mossberg
I fell in love with Boston, so hopefully, I’ll be here for a long time.
Johnny Damon
Im from Boston, and I get easily overwhelmed in New York, so I go to Boston and stay with my parents for a few months at a time to write, or edit, or just to cry.
Alex Karpovsky
I’d never really experienced the West before moving to Colorado. The East Coast, where I grew up, has a lot of big cities, like Boston and New York, and is more densely populated, and I instantly fell in love with the big open spaces of the West, where you can see not just for a few miles but for a few hundred miles.
Tyler Hamilton
It was tough leaving Boston with a great city, a great organization and a great bunch of guys.
Jarome Iginla
The word survivor suggests someone who has emerged alive from a plane crash or a natural disaster. But the word can also refer to the loved ones of murder victims, and this was the sense in which it was used at a four-day conference in early June at Boston College.
Godfried Danneels
I’m going to Boston to see my doctor. He’s a very sick man.
Fred Allen
I was at our beautiful home in Martha’s Vineyard, near Boston, sitting on the porch looking at the ocean when I got a phone called and was asked, ‘Would I like to do ‘CSI’?’ A week later, I’m at a coroner’s office in Las Vegas, participating in a quadruple autopsy.
Ted Danson
One of our biggest pet peeves is listening to bands that use harmony guitars for the sake of it. If you can’t figure out how do something different than Maiden, UFO, or even Boston, then what’s the point?
Zacky Vengeance
Jock Semple said “Oh the women ran well today the Boston Marathon and they deserve to be in the race.” I had to laugh. I said “Well it took us five years but anyway, we’re here.” It pretty much changed everything.
Kathrine Switzer
There’s like a special group of people that come from different parts of the planet to study with me. It’s nice. I just gave a workshop in Boston at the New England Conservatory, which was really nice.
Charlie Haden
When I was in Boston, I was doing a lot of Americana stuff – I fell in love with Ray LaMontagne, Patty Griffin, and Neil Young.
Madi Diaz
The holy father John Paul II made a profound impact wherever he went. And, of course, his trip to Boston was one of the earliest ones. But I must say every time that I met the holy father and mentioned Boston, he would immediately say, rain. So, it made quite an impact on him, too.
Chris Matthews
‘Death at an Early Age’ was about racial segregation in Boston. ‘Illiterate America’ was about grownups who can’t read. ‘Rachel and Her Children’ was about people who were homeless in the middle of Manhattan.
Jonathan Kozol
In the 1990s, we introduced Boston’s community policing strategy. We reversed the tide of violent crime that threatened our city, and we established a national model for preventing and fighting crime.
Thomas Menino
I grew up in Boston in a very, very, very Marine town. So back in my neighborhood in Boston, a working-class neighborhood, when you got your draft notice, you went down, and you took your draft physical. And then, if you passed it, you joined the Marine Corps.
John F. Kelly
In Boston serpents whistle at the cold.
Robert Lowell
The common thread linking the major Islamic terrorist attacks that have recently occurred on our soil – 9/11, the Ft. Hood shooting, the Boston Bombing, the San Bernardino attack, the Orlando attack – is that they have involved immigrants or the children of immigrants. Clearly, new screening procedures are needed.
Donald Trump
I find it funny how people from Boston and New York hate each other because of pro teams. But, like, everyone on the Red Sox is a random millionaire athlete from somewhere else.
Julian Casablancas
When I was in Boston, I averaged 14 a game.
Marcus Morris
All my family’s from Boston.
Danny Amendola
Tanglewood [summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra] was a place where gods strode the earth.
Sarah Caldwell
When I moved from Boston to L.A., I floundered. I definitely did time at the Improv and the Comedy Store, making 20 bucks a night. I learned how to be a starving comic. I was an in-debt comic: I ate well on loan.
John Pinette
If Boston charters can be stymied despite their extraordinary success, charters anywhere can be stopped.
Campbell Brown
I cannot wait to get to Boston and start to practice with the rest of the team in pursuit of a championship.
Jermaine O’Neal
I quit law school in 1990 and started doing stand up in Boston.
Sam Seder
When you went into a Boston Chicken and ordered quarter-chicken, white, with mash and corn, when that was rung up, that would signal all the way along the supply chain the need for more potatoes to be put on a truck a thousand miles away.
Stephen Elop
I’d go toe-to-toe with anybody in the Boston media over our group, 18-35 year-old guys.
Dave Portnoy
At one point, I was hell-bent on being a Disney animator, and sort of got over that in college and wanted to do my own stuff. You know, towards the end of college I had actually planned to go to the Boston Conservatory of Music for musical theater.
Seth MacFarlane