Best Quotes about New England

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Last Updated on: 19th September 2021, 11:35 pm

Here in New England, the character is strong and unshakable.–Norman Rockwell

One of the brightest gems in the New England weather is the dazzling uncertainty of it.–Mark Twain

June in New England is like a lover’s dream made tangible.–Gladys Taber

Everywhere throughout New England you find old, tumbledown field walls, often in the middle of the deepest, most settled- looking woods- a reminder of just how swiftly nature reclaims the land in America.–Bill Bryson

New England is a finished place. Its destiny is that of Florence or Venice, not Milan while the American empire careens onward toward its unpredicted end. . . . It is the first American section to be finished to achieve stability in the conditions of its life. It is the first old civilization, the first permanent civilization in America.–Bernard DeVoto

If you don’t like the weather in New England now, just wait a few minutes.–Mark Twain

People in New England think that the Red Sox won that series, three games to four.–Carlton Fisk

For anyone who lives in the oak-and-maple area of New England, there is a perennial temptation to plunge into a purple sea of adjectives about October.–Hal Borland

The New England spirit does not seek solutions in a crowd; raw light and solitariness are less dreaded than welcomed as enhancers of our essential selves.–John Updike

The most serious charge which can be brought against New England is not Puritanism but February.–Joseph Wood Krutch

I moved to New England partly because it has a real literary past. The ghosts of Hawthorne and Melville still sit on those green hills. The worship of Mammon is also somewhat lessened there by the spirit of irony. I don’t get hay fever in New England either.–John Updike

New England clam chowder, made as it should be, is a dish to preach about, to chant praises and sing hymns and burn incense before. […] It is as American as the Stars and Stripes, as patriotic as the national Anthem. It is Yankee Doodle in a kettle.–Joseph C. Lincoln

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The trees grew too thickly, and their trunks were too big for any healthy New England wood. There was too much silence in the dim alleys between them.–H. P. Lovecraft

The people who came to New England, came for freedom of religion. The problem is, freedom of religion to them meant freedom for only their religion–Eleanor Roosevelt

As for what you’re calling hard luck – well, we made New England out of it. That and codfish.–Stephen Vincent Benet

Continuity is one of the things I like about New England.–Tracy Kidder

Growing up in New England, being schooled and classically trained, it needed to shake, it needed to evolve.–Emeril Lagasse

Faith in God, faith in man, faith in work: this is the short formula in which we may sum up the teachings of the founders of New England,–a creed ample enough for this life and the next.–James Russell Lowell

There is a sumptuous variety about the New England weather… In the spring I have counted one hundred and twenty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours.–Mark Twain

New England has a strong tradition of localism. What is ordinarily called election day in most of the United States is called town meeting day in Vermont.–Murray Bookchin

Even in our democratic New England towns the accidental possession of wealth, and its manifestation in dress and equipage alone, obtain for the possessor almost universal respect.–Henry David Thoreau

I’ve found places that are just as beautiful as New England, but this is my home.–Jan Brett

No people require maxims so much as the American. The reason is obvious: the country is so vast, the people always going somewhere, from Oregon apple valley to boreal New England, that we do not know whether to be temperate orchards or sterile climate.–Edward Dahlberg

If we look back into history for the character of the present sects in Christianity, we shall find few that have not in their turns been persecutors, and complainers of persecution. The primitive Christians thought persecution extremely wrong in the Pagans, but practised it on one another.–Benjamin Franklin

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The continued lynchings and other crimes against negroes, whether in New England or the South, and unspeakable political exponents of white supremacy, according to all recorded history, augur ill for America’s future.–Helen Keller

This fair homestead has fallen to us, and how little have we done to improve it, how little have we cleared and hedged and ditched! We are too inclined to go hence to a “better land,” without lifting a finger, as our farmers are moving to the Ohio soil; but would it not be more heroic and faithful to till and redeem this New England soil of the world?–Henry David Thoreau

If any pale student, glued to his desk, here seek an apology for a way of life whose natural fruits is that pallid and emasculate scholarship of which New England has had too many examples, it will be far better that this sketch had not been written. For the student there is, in its season, no better place than the saddle, and no better companion than the rifle or the oar.–Francis Parkman

I grew up in New England. I think I was brought up with the Puritan ethic: that if you worked really hard in life, then good would come to you. The harder you work, the luckier you get. I’ve come to believe that it’s the smarter you work, the better.–Ken Blanchard

My father was in the coal business in West Virginia. Both dad and mother were, however, originally from Massachusetts; New England, to them, meant the place to go if you really wanted an education.–John Knowles

In New England they once thought blackbirds useless, and mischievous to the corn. They made efforts to destroy them. The consequence was, the blackbirds were diminished; but a kind of worm, which devoured their grass, and which the blackbirds used to feed on, increased prodigiously; then, finding their loss in grass much greater than their saving in corn, they wished again for their blackbirds.–Benjamin Franklin

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The New England conscience doesn’t keep you from doing what you shouldn’t – it just keeps you from enjoying it.–Isaac Bashevis Singer

Sign at a New England church: Will the last person to leave please see that the perpetual light is extinguished?–Dave Barry

You can see the goldenrod, that most tenacious and pernicious and beauteous of all New England flora, bowing away from the wind like a great and silent congregation.–Stephen King

[If] we can celebrate that in a way that celebrates our love for New England as well as our love for the Italian culture as well as the American culture, then we’ve done something that’s really good and supporting these fishermen who are doing the right thing in sustainability . . . paying attention to make sure we don’t overfish our world.–Mario Batali

I have been trying to think of the earth as a kind of organism, but it is no go. I cannot think of it this way. It is too big, too complex, with too many working parts lacking visible connections. The other night, driving through a hilly, wooded part of southern New England, I wondered about this. If not like an organism, what is it like, what is it most like? Then, satisfactorily for that moment, it came to me: it is most like a single cell–Lewis Thomas

Buckminster Fuller was down in Pennsylvania, then he’d come up and go to his island in Maine. He wanted to remain a New Englander. He taught from ’48 to ’49 and ’50 at Black Mountain College. That’s where he met Kenneth Snelson. Fuller kind of stayed a Yankee right in the New England area. So it was pretty easy to get him to come on over, and we would have lectures at the Harvard Science Center.–Paul Laffoley

My shape reminds me a lot of my grandmother, whom I was really close to. She died when I was 13, and we have a really similar body type, the squat New England woman who can roll out dough and bring in your lawnmower. That’s kind of the vibe of my body, and I’m into it.–Lena Dunham

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History … with its long, leisurely, gentlemanly labors, the books arriving by post, the cards to be kept and filed, the sections to be copied, the documents to be checked, is the ideal pursuit for the New England mind.–Elizabeth Hardwick

Accounts of outrages committed by mobs form the every-day news of the times. They have pervaded the country from New England to Louisiana, they are neither peculiar to the eternal snows of the former nor the burning suns of the latter; they are not the creature of climate, neither are they confined to the slaveholding or the non-slaveholding States. Alike they spring up among the pleasure-hunting masters of Southern slaves, and the order-loving citizens of the land of steady habits. Whatever then their cause may be, it is common to the whole country.–Abraham Lincoln

Once in a while, a teacher gets rewarded with a brilliant student. My two years with Dan Szabo at the New England Conservatory were indeed a gift — he is a pianist with unlimited potential and a composer that makes my heart sing. I deeply feel that he is an important musician for the coming years.–Bob Brookmeyer

In New York and New England the sap starts up in the sugar maple the very day the bluebird arrives, and sugar-making begins forthwith. The bird is generally a mere disembodied voice; a rumor in the air for two or three days before it takes visible shape before you.–John Burroughs

The aura of the theocratic death penalty for adultery still clings to America, even outside New England, and multiple divorce, which looks to the European like serial polygamy, is the moral solution to the problem of the itch.–Anthony Burgess

In my Pantheon, Pan still reigns in his pristine glory, with his ruddy face, his flowing beard, and his shaggy body, his pipe and his crook, his nymph Echo, and his chosen daughter Iambe; for the great god Pan is not dead, as was rumored. No god ever dies. Perhaps of all the gods of New England and of ancient Greece, I am most constant at his shrine.–Henry David Thoreau

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From purest wells of English undefiled None deeper drank than he, the New World’s Child, Who in the language of their farm field spoke The wit and wisdom of New England folk.–John Greenleaf Whittier

Halfway down a by-street of one of our New England towns stands a rusty wooden house, with seven acutely peaked gables, facing towards various points of the compass, and a huge, clustered chimney in the midst. The street is Pyncheon Street; the house is the old Pyncheon House; and an elm-tree, of wide circumference, rooted before the door, is familiar to every town-born child by the title of the Pyncheon Elm.–Nathaniel Hawthorne

Indeed, the Englishman’s history of New England commences only when it ceases to be New France.–Henry David Thoreau

There they lived on, those New England people, farmer lives, father and grandfather and great-grandfather, on and on without noise, keeping up tradition, and expecting, beside fair weather and abundant harvests, we did not learn what. They were contented to live, since it was so contrived for them, and where their lines had fallen.–Henry David Thoreau

The form of religion was always a trivial matter to me. … The pageantry of the Roman Church that first mothered and nurtured me touches me to this day. I love the Protestant prayers of the English Church. And I love the stern and knotty argument, the sermon with heads and sequences, of the New England Congregationalist. For this catholicity Catholics have upbraided me, churchmen rebuked me, and dissenters denied that I had any religion at all.–Mary Catherwood

I am in Boston right now, in fact, to do work at the New England Historical Genealogical Library, where I’m trying to finish up tracing my lineage back to the seventeenth century.–Rick Moody

New England has two factors to get them ready to play. They’ve consistently been, if not the best, the second best team all year and they’re playing confidently. And a lot of those guys were on field when they lost to LA. They’ll take motivation in that.–Landon Donovan

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Oh, the ignorance of us upon whom Providence did not sufficiently smile to permit us to be born in New England.–Horace Porter

I got private lessons in keyboard at Julliard, before New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.–Bernie Worrell

To this day, I fondly recall the challenges of building a fire, pitching a tent, climbing a New England mountain, canoeing on a lake. Camp songs still resonate inside me. Competition exists at Keewaydin, of course, but nobody fails summer camp, a nice respite from winters of fortune and misfortune at school.-Michael Eisner

This was one of those perfect New England days in late summer where the spirit of autumn takes a first stealing flight, like a spy, through the ripening country-side, and, with feigned sympathy for those who droop with August heat, puts her cool cloak of bracing air about leaf and flower and human shoulders.–Sarah Orne Jewett

Mortal City was really influenced by geography. [The song] “The Ocean” is the Pacific Northwest. Southern California and New York also figure into songs, and Iowa. “February” is very much about New England. “Mortal City” is Philadelphia. The whole album is this anthropomorphized landscape where the metaphors live in this geography.–Dar Williams

As I started reading about it, I saw that at the beginning of the 19th century, outside of New England – which was an unusually literate place – practically no one could read or write. And even in New England, the overall rate was only about 60 percent. That still means four out of 10 people couldn’t put their name to a will.–Robert Hass

New England oysters are better than Chesapeake. But Chesapeake blue crabs are unbeatable.–Jim Himes

The party cannot be competitive nationally unless it’s competitive in California, Oregon, Washington, New England, Pennsylvania, along the coasts. And the problem for the party is, you can’t get there from here. You can’t start out where the current Republicans are and win back those places. To me, what you have to do is create a different Republican Party that can win in those places.–David Brooks

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I’m not in the least Southern; I’m entirely New England.–Conrad Aiken

To try to be at once a Lithuanian yeshiva and a New England prep school: that was the unspoken motto of the Maimonides School of Brookline, Mass., where I studied for 12 years.–Noah Feldman

Well, I’ve learned a lot from Bill Belichick. I’ve said time and time again, before I got to New England, I thought I knew a lot about football. But I think he taught me a lot from A to Z. I still carry it to this day.–Randy Moss

My parents are both from Vermont, very old-fashioned New England. We heated our house with wood my father chopped. My mom grew all of our food. We were very underexposed to everything.–Geena Davis

It’s time for the New England Patriots to move on and that’s what our job is. And as I said, our goal is the same: to have a winning football team, to be a pillar in the community. That’s what our direction is; that’s what we’re going to do.–Bill Belichick

Clark Terry is an American Master. I love to listen to him, particularly ‘Mumbles.’ I was so delighted when we received degrees together, along with Edward Kennedy, at the New England Conservatory in 1997.–Aretha Franklin

You [Hillary Clinton] go to New England, you go to Ohio, Pennsylvania, you go anywhere you want, Secretary Clinton, and you will see devastation where manufacture is down 30, 40, sometimes 50 percent.–Donald Trump

I have a place in New England. It’s in the middle of nowhere, like horror movie style – Stephen King-ville. It’s a good kind of retreat for me to regroup my thoughts and work. I split time: 50 percent there, 50 percent in New York–Taylor Momsen

One person is as good as another in New England, and better, too.–Fanny Fern

I was a young folk singer, or wanted to be. I really wanted to be a New England folk singer, but they never would accept me. I was always hard to categorize, and people wouldn’t know what to make of it.–Steve Young

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As early as 1776, [John Adams] expressed his doubts about America’s capacity for virtue. “I have seen all along my Life, Such Selfishness, and Littleness even in New England, that I sometimes tremble to think that, altho We are engaged in the best Cause that ever employed the Human Heart, yet the Prospect of success is doubtfull not for Want of Power or of Wisdom, but of Virtue.”–Gordon S. Wood

I don’t feel the individualist anarchists, particularly in the American tradition, including the Transcendental tradition of New England, in any way deserve the derogatory comments that are often made about them by the left. When one gets down to it ultimately, my anarcho-communism stems from a commitment to true individuality. My attempt to recover the power and the right of the individual to control his or her life and destiny is the basis to my anarcho-communism.–Murray Bookchin

I’ve always tried to write California history as American history. The paradox is that New England history is by definition national history, Mid-Atlantic history is national history. We’re still suffering from that.–Kevin Starr

My father had always been a traveling salesman – New England, the South, whatever.–Nat Hentoff

If Russell Wilson gets outside of the protection and can scramble around, New England loses. If the Patriots keep him in the pocket, New England wins.–Brian Billick

How did Madison get separation through Virginia and later Congress? The Baptists, the Presbyterians, and the smaller sects hated Jefferson; to them he was a secularist of the worst kind. But Madison could get Jefferson’s bill passed because the Baptists, the Presbyterians, and smaller sects who were excluded in New England and in the South got together for their own protection.–John Rawls

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

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There is the view I call penal non-substitution, or the penal example view. (It is also called the Governmental View in textbooks of theology.) This is often associated with Arminian theology stemming from the great Dutch jurist Hugo Grotius. However, the view was taken up by [Jonathan] Edwards’s disciples in New England, who developed a Calvinistic strand of the doctrine.–Oliver D. Crisp

Any well-established village in New England or the northern Middle West could afford a town drunkard, a town atheist, and a few Democrats.–D. W Brogan

Each decision will be done on a case-by-case basis and we’ll make the decision we feel is best for the New England Patriots football team.–Bill Belichick

Whether it’s exploring the woods around where I grew up, or even today exploring the coastal habitats and environments where I live in New England, or in a remote wilderness we’re featuring in one of my series – I love to be in the field and I love to explore.–Jeff Corwin

I think it was the occasion of the final psychological break with Great Britain, in a way that had clearly not happened to that date, especially in New England and to som degree in the South.–Charles R. Morris

For Cider House Rules, I was doing a New England accent.–Michael Caine

New England is quite as large a lump of earth as my heart can really take in.–Nathaniel Hawthorne

When we went into the New England states, people were talking about the new sound of Flatt & Scruggs, but we had been doing that sound for 20 years.–Lester Flatt

When an American says that he loves his country, he means not only that he loves the New England hills, the prairies glistening in the sun, the wide and rising plains, the great mountains, and the sea. He means that he loves an inner air, an inner light in which freedom lives and in which a man can draw the breath of self-respect.–Adlai E. Stevenson

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Growing up in Boston, I was always Matt, Son of Former New England Patriot Don. And then when my brother Tim was a senior in high school, I became Matt, Brother of Tim.–Matt Hasselbeck

In general, science journalism concerns itself with what has been published in a handful of peer-reviewed journals – Nature, Cell, The New England Journal of Medicine – which set the agenda.–Michael Pollan

That Cabot merely landed on the uninhabitable shore of Labrador gave the English no just title to New England, or to the United States generally, any more than to Patagonia.–Henry David Thoreau

I was never accepted into certain parts of New England society because my grandfather was an Irish barkeep.–John F. Kennedy

This new England we have invented for ourselves is not interested at all in education. It is only interested in training, both material and spiritual. Education means freedom, it means ideas, it means truth. Training is what you do to a pear tree when you pleach it and prune it to grow against a wall. Training is what you give an airline pilot or a computer operator or a barrister or a radio producer. Education is what you give children to enable them to be free from the prejudices and moral bankruptcies of their elders.–Stephen Fry

But the time will come when New England will be as thickly peopled as old England. Wages will be as low, and will fluctuate as much with you as with us. You will have your Manchesters and Birminghams; and, in those Manchesters and Birminghams, hundreds of thousands of artisans will assuredly be sometimes out of work. Then your institutions will be fairly brought to the test.–Thomas B. Macaulay

While the very inhabitants of New England were thus fabling about the country a hundred miles inland, which was a terra incognitato them,… Champlain, the first Governor of Canada,… had already gone to war against the Iroquois in their forest forts, and penetrated to the Great Lakes and wintered there, before a Pilgrim had heard of New England.–Henry David Thoreau

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When its errands are noble and adequate, a steamboat bridging the Atlantic between Old and New England, and arriving at its ports with the punctuality of a planet, is a step of man into harmony with nature.–Ralph Waldo Emerson

The country is an archipelago of lakes,–the lake-country of New England.–Henry David Thoreau

In New England, especially, [faith] is like sex. It’s very personal. You don’t bring it out and talk about it.–Frederick Buechner

In New England enslaved people had the right to sue for wrongful enslavement.–Manisha Sinha

Without English art, I never would have understood myself, my own family, or the New England world I lived in.–William Monahan

I`m going to say the New England Patriots fans [biggest winner of the year 2015]. I mean – bring it on. Bring it on. You know why? You know why? Because we won the Super Bowl, because we got Brady reinstated because we started 10 and 0. Bring on the heat because you can`t beat us.–Steve Kornacki

I’ve got a lot of things that are probably obvious, not much outside the box right now. But, I have been listening to a lot of classical music lately for some reason. I used to do that a lot when I was doing cabinet making in New England. I’ve sort of returned to that for some reason. That might be surprising to people.–Hal Ketchum

The actual fund is called “THE JIMMY FUND” and THE REDSOX FOUNDATION IN BOSTON has gotten involved and people all over New England are very supportive of this effort. The Jimmy Fund is an official charity of the Boston Red Sox and my song “Down at Fenway Park” is often played at Fenway and if you buy the C.D. a portion of the proceeds go to the Jimmy Fund via the Red Sox Foundation.–Freddy Cannon

It is best to lay our plans widely in youth, for then land is cheap, and it is but too easy to contract our views afterward. Youths so laid out, with broad avenues and parks, that they may make handsome and liberal old men! Show me a youth whose mind is like some Washington city of magnificent distances, prepared for the most remotely successful and glorious life after all, when those spaces shall be built over and the idea of the founder be realized. I trust that every New England boy will begin by laying out a Keene Street through his head, eight rods wide.–Henry David Thoreau

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I perceive that we inhabitants of New England live this mean life that we do because our vision does not penetrate the surface ofthings. We think that that is which appears to be.–Henry David Thoreau

The ballpark is the star. In the age of Tris Speaker and Babe Ruth, the era of Jimmie Foxx and Ted Williams, through the empty-seats epoch of Don Buddin and Willie Tasby and unto the decades of Carl Yastrzemski and Jim Rice, the ballpark is the star. A crazy-quilt violation of city planning principles, an irregular pile of architecture, a menace to marketing consultants, Fenway Park works. It works as a symbol of New England’s pride, as a repository of evergreen hopes, as a tabernacle of lost innocence. It works as a place to watch baseball.–Martin Nolan

On the 31st of August, 1846, I left Concord in Massachusetts for Bangor and the backwoods of Maine,… I proposed to make excursions to Mount Ktaadn, the second highest mountain in New England, about thirty miles distant, and to some of the lakes of the Penobscot, either alone or with such company as I might pick up there.–Henry David Thoreau

In Canada an ordinary New England house would be mistaken for the château, and while every village here contains at least severalgentlemen or “squires,” there is but one to a seigniory.–Henry David Thoreau

The female population exceeds the male, you know, especially in New England, which accounts for the high state of culture we are in, perhaps.–Louisa May Alcott

So I quit my job and went to the New England Culinary Institute for the full two years and worked in the restaurant industry after that until finally I thought I had a grasp on what I needed to do what I do.–Alton Brown

Most people, when they imagine New England, think about old colonial homes, white houses with black shutters, whales, and sexually morbid WASPs with sensible vehicles and polite political opinions. This is incorrect. If you want to get New England right, just imagine a giant mullet in paint-stained pants and a Red Sox hat being pushed into the back of a cruiser after a bar fight.–Matt Taibbi

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I dont hate it he thought, panting in the cold air, the iron New England dark; I dont. I dont! I dont hate it! I dont hate it!–William Faulkner

When the cold comes to New England it arrives in sheets of sleet and ice. In December, the wind wraps itself around bare trees and twists in between husbands and wives asleep in their beds. It shakes the shingles from the roofs and sifts through cracks in the plaster. The only green things left are the holly bushes and the old boxwood hedges in the village, and these are often painted white with snow. Chipmunks and weasels come to nest in basements and barns; owls find their way into attics. At night,the dark is blue and bluer still, as sapphire of night.–Alice Hoffman

We heard the army before we saw it. The noise was like a cannon barrage combined with a football stadium crowd- like every Patriots fan in New England was charging us with bazookas.–Rick Riordan

The history of missions is the history of answered prayer. From Pentecost to the Haystack meeting in New England and from the days when Robert Morrison landed in China to the martyrdom of John and Betty Stam, prayer has been the source of power and the secret of spiritual triumph.–Samuel Marinus Zwemer

It is true that I am a writer, and I was married to a composer, and I have lived in a small village in New England, but my children are not named Heracles and Persephone, and my daughter doesn’t disappear underground every six months and emerge in the spring.–Jamaica Kincaid

In New England, farmers say, “If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute!” Meaning, of course, that New England weather is constantly changing. This is like the brain and its mind.–J. Allan Hobson

The valuable properties of this cement depend in a great measure on the mode of preparing it for use. The mixing should therefore be conducted with care in order to form a perfect union of the powdered cement, sand and water. This can be best accomplished by the use of the New England corn hoe on a board floor or by beating with a hand stamper; not much labour is required if properly applied. Mechanics can judge when the mixture is perfect by the appearance of the mortar, which, when properly prepared, very much resembles putty.–Canvass White

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The one great poem of New England is her Sunday.–Henry Ward Beecher

I would like to say something, not just to Vietnam veterans in New England, but to men who were in Vietnam, who I hurt, or whose pain I caused to deepen because of the things that I said or did. I was trying to help end the killing and the war, but there were times when I was thoughtless and careless about it and I’m…very sorry that I hurt them. And I want to apologize to them and their families.–Jane Fonda

I grew up in the early ’70s in New England.–Thurston Moore

My first American ancestor, gentlemen, was an Indian-an early Indian. Your ancestors skinned him alive, and I am an orphan. All those Salem witches were ancestors of mine. Your people made it tropical for them. . . . The first slave brought into New England out of Africa was an ancestor of mine-for I am a mixed breed, an infinitely shaded and exquisite Mongrel.–Mark Twain

The aura of the theocratic death penalty for adultery still clings to America, even outside New England, and multiple divorce, which looks to the European like serial polygamy, is the moral solution to the problem of the itch. Love comes into it too, of course, but in Europe we tend to see marital love as an eternity which encompasses hate and also indifference: when we promise to love we really mean that we promise to honor a contract. Americans, seeming to take marriage with not enough seriousness, are really taking love and sex with too much.–Anthony Burgess

We pretend to be a middle class, democratic nation, but in reality we love our blue bloods. … We love the prep school manners, the aristocratic calm, the Skull and Bones mystery, the dappled lawns stretching before New England summer homes. How else can be explained the Bush vs. Kerry match-up that confronts us this year?–David Brooks

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Goodnight you princes of Maine, you kings of New England.–John Irving

I’d like to record somewhere really different. Rent a really big house and get a mobile in and set up in the dining room. Maybe New England; it’d be nice in September or October.–Robert Smith

Some of my ancestors were religious dissenters who came to America over three hundred years ago. Others were abolitionists in New England in the eighteen forties and fifties.–Pete Seeger

When I was Governor of Massachusetts, we worked to get Sable Island gas into New England.–Paul Cellucci

I attended an extremely small liberal arts school. There were approximately 1,600 of us roaming our New England campus on a good day. My high school was bigger. My freshman year hourly calorie intake was bigger.–Sloane Crosley

Men of New England, I hold you to the doctrines of liberty which ye inherit from your Puritan forefathers.–Caleb Cushing

I’m confident in my ability to maintain a career. I don’t know if it will be doing either independent films or plays in New England.–Randy Harrison

My state has the highest child poverty rate in all of New England, above the national average.–Patrick J. Kennedy

If months were marked by colors, November in New England would be colored gray.–Madeleine M. Kunin

The New England Journal of Medicine reports that 9 out of 10 doctors agree that 1 out of 10 doctors is an idiot.–Jay Leno

I’m from Connecticut, and we don’t have any dialects. Well, I don’t think we have any dialects, and yeah, it’s very complex. That Rhode Island/Massachusetts New England region is arguably the hardest dialect to nail.–Seth MacFarlane

People tell me that I am well-grounded. I am sane in the New England sense of the word.–Ali MacGraw

Spring has many American faces. There are cities where it will come and go in a day and counties where it hangs around and never quite gets there. Summer is drawn blinds in Louisiana, long winds in Wyoming, shade of elms and maples in New England.–Archibald MacLeish

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I don’t know how many more times I’ll be in New England again. But I leave coach Belichick and those guys with a salute: ‘I love you guys. I miss you. I’m out.’–Randy Moss

I’m still overwhelmed and, at the same time, kind of star struck that I am part of this New England Patriots organization.–Randy Moss

The New England Patriots have always been a special organization and I’ve always watched from afar.–Randy Moss

When Robert Frost was alive, I was known as the other new England poet, which is to be barely known at all.–Howard Nemerov

I will openly admit that I’ve never really followed hockey. Given my New England upbringing, I have always adhered to the Celtics, Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins mantra of professional sports fandom, but hockey was definitely the lowest sport on the totem pole – even when the Bruins won the Stanley Cup.–Rachel Nichols

Take any country that has laws against hate crimes, inspiring hatred and genocide and so on. The first thing they would do is ban the Old Testament. There’s nothing like it in the literary canon that exalts genocide, to that extent. And it’s not a joke either. Like where I live, New England, the people who liberated it from the native scourge were religious fundamentalist lunatics, who came waving the holy book, declaring themselves to be the children of Israel who are killing the Amalekites, like God told them.–Noam Chomsky

Our New England climate is mild and equable compared with that of the Platte.–Francis Parkman

The elms of New England! They are as much a part of her beauty as the columns of the Parthenon were the glory of its architecture.–Henry Ward Beecher

The most serious charge which can be brought against New England is not Puritanism, but February…. Spring is too far away to comfort even by anticipation, and winter long ago lost the charm of novelty. This is the very three a.m. of the calendar.–Joseph Wood Krutch

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I think we have to find somebody out there to beat New England besides us, and I think that would help. Anybody out there that wants to sign up for it? Are you good enough as a team to beat the New England Patriots? Forget about us, are you good enough to go out and beat the New England Patriots? I’m challenging the league.–Rex Ryan

When eras die, their legacies Are left to strange police. Professors in New England guard The glory that was Greece.–Clarence Day

Modern American literature was born in protest, born in rebellion, born out of the sense of loss and indirection which was imposed upon the new generations out of the realization that the old formal culture-the “New England idea”-could no longer serve.–Alfred Kazin

I don’t cheer for anyone because my job is obviously more important, but the reason why I got into sports is because of my father. He’s a giant sports fan and we are from New England, so he cheered for the Celtics and the Red Sox.–Erin Andrews

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

My family came in 1635 from England and settled in Williamsburg. Shortly after, they split up; half went to New England and half stayed in Virginia. I’m a Virginian Ballard.–Robert Ballard

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

New York is great, but the New England fans are probably the most knowledgeable and ardent fans, and not just in baseball, but all sports. But Red Sox Nation is Red Sox Nation.–Dick Williams

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Decade after decade, artists came to paint the light of Provincetown, and comparisons were made to the lagoons of Venice and the marshes of Holland, but then the summer ended and most of the painters left, and the long dingy undergarment of the gray New England winter, gray as the spirit of my mood, came down to visit.–Norman Mailer

Far from New England’s blustering shore,New England’s worm her hulk shall bore,And sink her in the Indian seas,Twine, wine, and hides, and China teas.–Henry David Thoreau

I reverently believe that the Maker who made us all makes everything in New England but the weather. I don’t know who makes that, but I think it must be raw apprentices in the weather clerk’s factory who experiment and learn how, in New England, for board and clothes, and then are promoted to make weather for countries that require a good article, and will take their custom elsewhere if they don’t get it…–Mark Twain

The growth of New England was a result of the aggregate efforts of a busy multitude, each in his narrow circle toiling for himself, to gather competence or wealth. The expansion of New France was the achievement of a gigantic ambition striving to grasp a continent. It was a vain attempt.–Francis Parkman

Pope Francis is going to go to Washington, D.C., to address Congress. He believes the New England Patriots have been deflating his giant hat.–David Letterman

That GOP leadership, that establishment, they’ve got to get their stuff together I love what they believe in, I believe in it too. But they’ve got to get tough, man. You know what? It’s not just the New England Patriots who are dealing with deflated balls right now.–Sarah Palin

What great interval is there between him who is caught in Africa and made a plantation slave of in the South, and him who is caught in New England and made a Unitarian minister of?–Henry David Thoreau

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A great number of soundings, mainly along the continental slope of the New England States were also taken by the vessels of the United States Fish Commission. Important soundings were made by the United States Fish Commission steamer ALBATROSS in the Caribbean, during the winter of 1883-1884.–Alexander Agassiz

[I was] particularly eager to give voice to the women of my mother’s place and generation, who grew up in turn-of-the-century, privileged New England households, who really never had a chance to flower and assess themselves and find out who they were. More than anything, I wanted to give voice to the sort of anger that women of that generation could never express for themselves.–Tina Howe

As Day and other observers had reported, the slaves were leading very comfortable lives. After this tactic [slave rebellions in the South] failed, it became obvious to the conspirators that an actual military invasion was the only solution to their campaign. The merchant bankers of New England, who were directly controlled by the Rothschilds, were no instructed to finance a military attack against the South. Their instrumentality was the already well-known terrorist, John Brown. He was financed by a group famed as “the Secret Six”.–Eustace Mullins

O poor New England! There is a deep laid plot against your civil and religious liberties, and they will be lost. Your golden days are at an end. You have nothing but trouble before you. . . . Your liberties will be lost.–George Whitefield

On the New England Patriots losing the Super Bowl after going 18-0: We set high expectations, now we go down as 18-1, and that is one big zit. It is one big blemish. We choked.–Ellis Hobbs

Though born in Nova Scotia, I am of almost pure New England descent.–Simon Newcomb

I think the [New England] Patriots’ season should have an asterisk next to it because everything they’re accomplishing is against teams coached by people other than me.–Zach Braff

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Three years after my first trip to Haiti, I realized there was another emotional note that had to be reckoned with: the intense, vibrant color of these worlds. Searing light and intense color seemed somehow embedded in the cultures that I had begun working in, so utterly different from the gray-brown reticence of my New England background. Since then, I have worked predominantly in color.–Alex Webb

… I am not afraid of priests. They have tried upon me all their various batteries of pious whining, hypocritical canting, lying and slandering. I have contemplated their order from the Magi of the East to the Saints of the West and I have found no difference of character, but of more or less caution, in proportion to their information or ignorance on whom their interested duperies were to be played off. Their sway in New England is indeed formidable. No mind beyond mediocrity dares there to develop itself.–Thomas Jefferson

I’m a working-class kid from a blue-collar New England family.–R. A. Salvatore

The courage of New England was the courage of conscience. It did not rise to that insane and awful passion, the love of war for itself.–Rufus Choate

It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.–Marcia Angell

By natural means, as the Lord always operates for the accomplishment of his purposes, means so simple that the thoughtless and unbelieving do not see the manifestation of his power, he brought the Puritans from the old world to New England, the Dutch to New York, the English Cavaliers to Virginia and the French to New Orleans, a combination of races which, paradoxical as it may appear, was just calculated to give us the composite America who made the United States of America what it is, the greatest nation of the world today.–Anthony W. Ivins

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Forests are breaking out all over America. New England has more forests since the Civil War. In 1880, New York State was only 25 percent forested. Today it is more than 66 percent. In 1850, Vermont was only 35 percent forested. Now it’s 76 percent forested and rising. In the south, more land is covered by forest than at any time in the last century. In 1936 a study found that 80 percent of piedmont Georgia was without trees. Today nearly 70 percent of the state is forested. In the last decade alone, America has added more than 10 million acres of forestland.–Jonah Goldberg

New England is the home of all that is good and noble with all her sternness and uncompromising opinions.–Ellen Swallow Richards

Nothing is wrong with Tom Brady. When you look at the New England Patriots, they are going to have to readjust how they evaluate talent…You have to bring in some heavy hitters to protect Tom Brady at 37 years old and help him get the ball out of his hands.–Sterling Sharpe

The Cincinnati Bengals look like the most complete team in the National Football League. I can’t wait to see how they match up against New England.–Sterling Sharpe

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