Best Quotes about Boston, Massachusetts

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1. I’d rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.-William F. Buckley, Jr.

2. 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

3. 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

4. Sidney Farber was a pathologist. He was called a doctor of the dead. He was a pathologist who sort of lived in the basement of the children’s hospital in Boston, and he became very interested in childhood leukemia. And Farber began to inject this drug, aminopterin, into young kids, in order to see if he could get a remission.-Siddhartha Mukherjee

5. I went to Dartmouth College, graduated, and had the opportunity to play two professional sports – I played for the New England Patriots in the NFL and professional lacrosse for the Boston Blazers. I had an injury, so I had to stop so I could heal. But when I was playing football, I wasn’t making a lot of money; I wasn’t a superstar.-Brian J. White

6. You know, Boston people are full of sauce.-Ellen Pompeo

7. 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

8. 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

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9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

12. I had family who exposed me to all sorts of different media involving actors – films, theatrical productions touring through Boston. My grandparents, particularly my mother’s parents, were huge fans of all the arts, and they took me to these shows and exhibits at a very young age, so I was just immersed in it.-Hari Nef

13. When I was 12, I was living in Iowa, and I emailed so many wrestling schools, and one of them was actually in Boston. I joined it at 18 – the New England Pro Wrestling Academy. They were doing a fantasy camp. I was 17 about to turn 18. I told my mom, ‘I’m 18 now. I just signed these papers by myself, and I’m going to do this.’-Sasha Banks

14. 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

15. 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

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16. 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

17. 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 Williams

18. I grew up, as I joke around, in the ‘People’s Republic of Charlestown’ in the city of Boston. And I was blessed to be raised right there on Monument Square in Charlestown, and every morning I’d hop on the bus and go on a 45-minute ride out to the suburbs in Brooklyn for elementary school. And I got to have my seat, really, in both worlds.-Jonathan Tucker

19. People saying, ‘Life didn’t turn out the way I wanted it to.’ Welcome to the club. I wanted to be the starting center-fielder for the Boston Red Sox, for chrissakes!-Denis Leary

20. 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

21. 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

22. 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

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23. 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

24. I really, honest to God, didn’t know what to read until I was out of college and living in Boston, and someone said, ‘Well, why don’t you read Hemingway?’ And I thought, ‘OK. I guess I’ll try this Hemingway fellow.’-Tom Drury

25. I used to go to those dance circles when I was a kid. When break dancing was first popular in the ’80s. I would be in Boston, or I’d head up to New York, and I would stand in those circles, and I would just be blown away.-Matt Besser

26. 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

27. 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

28. 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

29. When I was 16, I was in Boston and some friends said, ‘You want to go to New York?,’ I went with my roommate… These guys said, ‘We’re going to this club. Just don’t go in the washroom.’ It was CBGB. I had no idea what it was or the history of all the music. All I knew was this was my first 21-and-over club and I managed to get in!-Stana Katic

30. Talk radio around Boston is brutal, and I think that’s part of what goes on is that people as they’re driving to and from work start listening to these jerks, and I say jerks, because I don’t think they know what they’re talking about and they’re just serving some things up as controversy so they can sell the show to sponsors.-Tom Heinsohn

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31. 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

32. Paul Daigneault of The SpeakEasy Stage Company in Boston gave me my Equity card playing Marta in ‘Company’ right before I graduated Boston University. He knew my next stop was New York. I cannot say enough good things about the SpeakEasy Stage Company.-Sara Chase

33. I love Boston.-Mookie Betts

34. I have just returned from Boston. It is the only thing to do if you find yourself up there.-Fred Allen

35. 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

36. There was a lot of criticism in Boston that we weren’t going to spend money on the Red Sox after we did the Liverpool transaction. Then there was the fear we wouldn’t spend in Liverpool. Hopefully the fans of both clubs will eventually see what we see clearly – that there is nothing to fear from the existence of the other club.-John W. Henry

37. When I was 18, I took it for granted and was eager to move on to the bigger cities like Boston and then New York. But I’ve been to enough places to have gained a greater appreciation for the beauty and rich culture of all of Rhode Island. I am grateful for all that it offered during my childhood.-Joanna Going

38. If you’re strutting around Beverly Hills and hitting up these big industry parties every night when you’re not making movies, then it’s going to eventually consume you. But for me, I live most of my life in Boston. I do things no different from the way my buddies back home do them, except when I go to work, I go to a film set.-Chris Evans

39. I miss Boston so much and want to get back there someday.-Katie Nolan

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40. One night in a club in Boston, I tried the name Roger Duck. No laughs. The next night, I tried Orson Bean, putting together a pompous first name and a silly second name. I got laughs, so I decided to keep it.-Orson Bean

41. 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

42. 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

43. The fans were so psyched that someone was doing a movie about a Boston fan that they were giving their all.-Jimmy Fallon

44. We did experiments with the Boston Symphony for many years where we measured the angles of incidence of sound arriving at the ears of the audience, then took the measurements back to MIT and analyzed them.-Amar Bose

45. 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

46. My most memorable WrestleMania ever was my first: at WrestleMania 14 in Boston against The Undertaker. That was a huge high point in my career and an absolute highlight of my career.-Kane

47. The refurbishing and rebuilding of Fenway Park since 2001 has created a new urban neighborhood in Boston.-Mike Barnicle

48. In Boston, they love their sports celebrities. And it’s great.-Tom Brady

49. I’m one of those artists that doesn’t actually hate my old hits. I love Boston music. I really like ‘More than a Feeling.’ After playing it to myself in a basement for such a long time, I’m happy to do it out on stage.-Tom Scholz

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50. I adored Boston, and I loved school there.-Jessica Rothe

51. Excellent teachers showered on to us like meteors: Biology teachers holding up human brains, English teachers inspiring us with a personal ideological fierceness about Tolstoy and Plato, Art teachers leading us through the slums of Boston, then back to the easel to hurl public school gouache with social awareness and fury.-Sylvia Plath

52. 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

53. 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

54. I could have hidden in Boston and lived at home for three years, gone through my transition, taken voice lessons to make my voice more feminine, gotten gender reassignment surgery, and spent time to complete my transition, but I didn’t want to wait. I wanted to be in the world.-Hari Nef

55. I can’t say Boston is ‘home-home.’ It’s definitely a place I’m growing accustomed to. It’s such a great sports town.-Wes Welker

56. Guru had such a different voice from most people. Plus he had a Boston accent! So, I always made sure the beats were tailored to him.-DJ Premier

57. There’s more people to ignore in New York or Boston than there are in Milwaukee, but I would still ignore them, probably.-Zack Greinke

58. 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

59. I used to get made fun of a lot for being a male dancer, especially growing up in Boston. Kids are terrible, they don’t realize how heavy words can be.-Kenny Wormald

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You’d never believe how hard it is to find a wetsuit in Boston.-Dave Portnoy

61. Boston is awesome, man. It’s a rush to go out there and perform.-Booker T

62. ‘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

63. Boston is really a small town, and the pro sports here are almost like a college sport.-Stephen Pagliuca

64. Being from Boston, I think we have to get the ‘Good Will Hunting’ poster tattooed on our backs when we’re like 16 or 17; it’s just a rite of passage. That movie is so, so, so huge.-John Krasinski

65. There was a time when I was wondering about this business of going public, so I visited about a half-dozen companies in the Boston area, all of them formed by MIT faculty and all had gone public.-Amar Bose

66. There are some cities that I did take time out to study, ’cause I love history and one of them was Boston, and of course Rome and all of those places like that. But, in Syracuse or Rochester, or any of those places, no.-Connie Francis

67. In Boston they have gone from large autonomous high schools to smaller schools within the same building.-Michael Welch

68. 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

69. 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

70. 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

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71. When I grew up as a kid, a part of my life – I grew up in Boston near Revere Beach, at my grandma’s, and she would take me to the beach.-Glenn Danzig

72. I always figured Metropolis was north of New York, actually. Between New York and Boston, in my mind.-Jim Lee

73. Boston is one of my favorite places to wrestle.-Rikishi

74. Boston is the engine of the state’s economy.-Thomas Menino

75. 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

76. 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

77. I’m a scrappy outsider from Boston, so didn’t have a privileged background at all like many in business.-Jeremy Strong

78. I was actually born in New York, and spent some of my childhood in Boston. But my family moved to San Diego when I was 12, and I went to high school here.-Jandy Nelson

79. I love Boston.-Marcus Luttrell

80. 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

81. 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

82. I have a nice following in Boston. The Boston crowd is very hip.-Tracy Morgan

83. 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

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84. You know, I’m from Boston, and in Boston, you are born with a baseball bat in your hand.-Eli Roth

85. 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

86. I went to Acton-Boxborough Regional High School in Massachusetts and Emerson College in Boston.-Taylor Jenkins Reid

87. I ended up staying 10 years in Boston. It was nine as GM but 10 years there. That seemed about right: long enough to try to make a difference and try to contribute to winning teams and some championships.-Theo Epstein

88. 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

89. HubSpot is divided into ‘neighborhoods,’ each named after a section of Boston: North End, South End, Charlestown.-Daniel Lyons

90. Strangely enough, my favorite airport is Logan Airport in Boston – but largely for sentimental reasons. My first real summer job was working as a journeyman for the airport’s resident maintenance crew – a small army of union electricians, plumbers, and carpenters.-Amor Towles

91. 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

92. 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

93. A Boston man is the east wind made flesh.-Thomas Gold Appleton

94. I’ve lived in Boston.-Paul Allen

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95. I’ve run into people who say, ‘I know what you’re like: You’re a Boston guy.’ That’s so weird. This person who doesn’t know anything about me thinks they know a lot because of the city I grew up in, which, to me, is a meaningless label. There are all kinds of people from Boston.-Casey Affleck

96. 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

97. 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

98. Growing up in Boston and dancing in the streets, you see a lot of things.-Danny Wood

99. 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

100. For me, there is a strong family connection to Boston and anything connected to Boston, which includes Fenway.-John Williams

101. I guess God made Boston on a wet Sunday.-Raymond Chandler

102. You know how the church has been hit so hard by the sexual misconduct by clergy, and what’s that’s done to Catholics, especially here in Boston but elsewhere as well.-William P. Leahy

103. 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

104. 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

105. 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

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106. Whenever Boston comes on, I play air guitar.-Duff McKagan

107. 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

108. To support myself as a kid, I was a model at art schools around Boston.-Rene Ricard

109. 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

110. I love guys who have roots. Paul Pierce has roots embedded in Boston.-Reggie Miller

111. 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

112. I love Boston; it’s like Paris.-Tyra Banks

113. It feels great just finally knowing where I’m going and have some place to call home. And I’m glad it’s Boston.-Jayson Tatum

114. Even as my father grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, signs told him: ‘No Irish Need Apply.’-Robert Kennedy

115. 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

116. 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

117. Here’s the thing: I had never been to Boston, my whole life. Probably because I’m a Yankee fan.-Dash Mihok

118. I’m from Boston, and I’m hard-headed, opinionated and a good arguer.-Kenny Wormald

119. I call Boston home because it’s where I started coming into my own.-Sasha Banks

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120. Boston is always going to be a second home for me.-Paul Pierce

121. There’s a company in Boston called Ginger IO that has a smartphone app that can predict, two days before you get depressed, that you’re going to get depressed.-Rick Smolan

122. 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

123. Technically, I split my time between N.Y.C. and Boston.-Junot Diaz

124. Let’s use the energy of this historic year to propel us toward our shared vision of a greater Boston.-Thomas Menino

125. I was taught to draw very well when I was in school at Boston. And I grew to enjoy drawing so much that I never stopped.-Ellsworth Kelly

126. Boston’s freeway system is insane. It was clearly designed by a person who had spent his childhood crashing toy trains.-Bill Bryson

127. In Boston serpents whistle at the cold.-Robert Lowell

128. 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

129. No offense to Boston, but I was glad to get out of there. I think it’s just because I’m from Philly. Honestly, the blue collar side of each are pretty similar in ways, but something about the makeup of your brain, Philly versus Boston. It’s a lot different, in weird ways.-Kurt Vile

130. Boston and America is really resilient.-Stephen Pagliuca

131. 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

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132. I love Boston, but it’s a smaller city for the personalities and video and the other stuff we want to incorporate.-Dave Portnoy

133. I went to Boston fully expecting to be arrested – arrested by a polizia created by a government that my ancestors rebelled to establish.-Edna St. Vincent Millay

134. Texas is generally 82 degrees year round. I always tell people you don’t know cold until you have been to Boston.-Marcus Luttrell

135. Barack Obama and Kay Hagan think that the minimum wage needs to be the same in the mountains of North Carolina and in the city of Boston – it makes no sense to me.-Thom Tillis

136. 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

137. Boston has carried the practice of hypocrisy to the n-th degree of refinement, grace, and failure.-Lincoln Steffens

138. As we grow up, we’re constantly defining ourselves. In my case: Caucasian, male, born in Iowa, live in Boston, Zen Buddhist, good at learning languages. With countless labels, I build up this creation I call my self.-Robert J. Waldinger

139. 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

140. Boston has a lot of European qualities to it, and one of them is the charm of its above-ground trollies.-David Walton

141. Boston is an oasis in the desert, a place where the larger proportion of people are loving, rational and happy.-Julia Ward Howe

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142. It’s very exciting to have a festival in the heart of Boston. It’s an amazing experience to be in a city and to be able to walk in and out of a festival. I think that’s part of what’s going to make Boston Calling really special.-Aaron Dessner

143. I love Boston. I come here all the time and play pick-up ice hockey with friends in Concord and Bedford.-William Quigley

144. I love Boston.-William Quigley

145. Boston is pretty infamous for race relations.-Jason Reynolds

146. I was raised in Boston by three older brothers and a very strong and empowering single mom.-Eliza Dushku

147. 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

148. I grew up about 30 minutes north of Boston in a town that was a virtual melting pot – I was exposed to all different backgrounds, cultures, and religions, fueling my personal interests in global issues.-Alex Newell

149. Dad has worked as a banker at the same firm in Boston, living in the same suburban neighborhood for over 50 years. Later in life, when I got out of graduate school and imagined myself living the life of a writer like Hemingway or Kerouac, his practical self inevitably encouraged me to get a steady a job and raise a family, just like he did.-Amor Towles

150. I taught four classes in my life. They were a master class at Northwestern and three classes at Emerson when I was making ‘Here Comes the Boom’ in Boston.-Henry Winkler

151. 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

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152. 2004 was a great year for Boston! The Patriots won the Super Bowl! Boston hosted its first national political convention! And – the Red Sox won the World Series!-Thomas Menino

153. Boston’s such a unique city. I feel like 50 percent of its DNA turns over every semester.-Michael Bastian


1776 (1972)

154. In any case, stop acting like a Boston fishwife.- Dr. Benjamin Franklin

155. Mr. Jefferson, Mr. Lee, Mr. Hopkins, Dr. Franklin, why have you joined this… incendiary little man, this BOSTON radical? This demagogue, this MADMAN?- John Dickinson

156. Molasses to rum/ to slaves/ Who sails the ships back to Boston/ laden with gold, see it gleam? Whose fortunes are made/ in the triangle trade/ hail slavery! The New England dream. Mr. Adams, I give you a toast: Hail Boston! Hail Charleston! Who stinketh… the most?- Edward Rutledge

Zorro: The Gay Blade (1981)

157. You have to be kidding me! I was in Boston for a week, and I never heard a decent Mariachi playing.- Don Diego Vega

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Episode: Eye of the Dragon: Part 4 (2001)

158. No, you don’t. It’s in Boston, part of a traveling exhibition.- Jake Konrad

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Episode: The Regina Wainwright Story (1957)

159. Boston, you said! Now that is a city with fine families and a great tradition.- Regina Wainwright

160. Well, you see, my family didn’t exactly come over on the Mayflower. They really didn’t have time to enjoy the traditions of Boston and barely enough time for me to enjoy them. You see, they died when I was a baby. I was raised by my aunt.- Peter Miller

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Episode: Hello and Goodbye (1993)

161. You know, you’ve always bitched about the cold. So tell me, how come we lived in Boston?- A.D.A. Tommy Mullaney

162. I don’t know what you mean, “How come we always lived in Boston?” That’s where my family was! I had no choice. Not like you. Every step of the way, you did… exactly as you pleased.- Tommy Mullaney, Sr.

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Episode: Holy Crap (1999)

163. Well, Tom, the City of Boston is examining its conscience tonight in preparation for a visit from the Pope.- Diane Simmons

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164. Look, all I’m saying is that Boston women are, on the whole, a paler, uglier sort than women from the elsewheres of life. Ted

21 (2008)

165. Well, we’re printing money here. What, you think just ’cause Micky left we’re gonna stop? No, I can do this. I can lead this team. You know, I’m not the same guy I was back in Boston.- Ben Campbell

166. The moment we left campus, the concept of vectors and formulas, were replaced with counting, shuffle tracking. Knowing when to hit and knowing when to color out. I was becoming a pro on all levels. I made more money in one trip to Vegas than I would have in 5 years, 9 months, 12 days and 6 hours at J. Press Menswear. In Boston, I was just Ben Campbell. But in Vegas, I could be anyone I wanted.- Ben Campbell

The Langoliers (1995)

167. I have an important meeting in Boston at nine O’clock! And I forbid you… From flying to some whistle-stop Maine airport! DO YOU HEAR ME?- Craig Toomy

168. I bought a ticket to Boston, and Boston is where I’d like to go.- Craig Toomy

169.”What can I do?” “What can I do?” You do whatever you have to do, and you get to Boston! Because if you don’t, Craiggy Weggy, they are gonna chew your eyes right out of your head!- Roger Toomy

170. Yeah. After awhile I think the days and nights will be going faster than a camera shutter can click. We’re all going to Boston for different reasons. What about you, Nick? Fess up, the hour groweth late.- Captain Brian Engle

Now, Voyager (1942)

171. Are you one of the Vales of Boston?- Jerry

172. You know, there’s nothing like these old Boston homes anywhere. Here on Marlborough Street or Beacon Hill, you see them standing in a row like bastions: firm, proud, resisting the new. Houses turned in upon themselves, hugging their pride.- Dr. Jasquith

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173. Well, the world is a small place, but Boston is a big one.- Charlotte Vale

L.A. Law (1986–1994)

Episode: Parent Trap (1993)

174. L.A.’s not like Boston. Here you have to call for a ride.- Roxanne Melman

175. Why, you let that nice office for this hell hole? Working with lowlifes? Coming from the airport, I was surprised to see about as many niggers and spics camping in the streets as we have in Boston.- Tommy Mullaney, Sr.

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993–1998)

176. I always thought she was disappointed in me… when I left Boston to move out here… as if I’d somehow failed.- Dr. Michaela ‘Mike’ Quinn

177. She shouldn’t have to defend your appearance. You and I both know that you look nearly as odd to most of the people of Colorado Springs as you do to the citizens of Boston.- Elizabeth Quinn

Montana Moon (1930)

178. Say, Joan, do you remember me raving about an awfully nice man that I met in Boston?- Elizabeth

179. The Boston rave – now, let me think a minute. I remember the Boston Tea Party! But, not the Boston rave.- Joan

Stronger (I) (2017)

180. You know, you’re Boston Strong, right?- Big Jeff

181. Please give a warm Boston welcome to tonight’s honorary fan banner captain JEFF BAUMAN! Jeff’s continued strength and perseverance in the face of adversity represents all that is BOSTON STRONG!- TD Garden Announcer

Strangers May Kiss (1931)

182. Oh. And try to take me back to Boston? Pack me in mothballs? So you could come to New York with a bucket of red paint?- Lisbeth Corbin

Zingo (1998)

183. Boston cucumber tastes like shit! But of course, if you like shit then…- Jocke

The Departed (2006)

184. Look at it this way: You’re a black guy in Boston. You don’t need any help from me to be completely fucked- Billy Costigan

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Stalag 17 (1953)

185. Oh, he’s from Boston, too, but you wouldn’t know him. Not unless you had your house robbed.- Animal


186. So it’s probably gonna be hard for you to leave Boston, huh?- Ross

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