Boston quotes

  • 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

    #Party #Boston #Tea

  • We prefer one room in Rangoon to six in Boston. We feel that we are highly blessed.
    -- Adoniram Judson

    #Blessed #Boston #Missionary

  • 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

    #School #Museums #Boston

  • 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

    #New York #Writing #Boston

  • 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

    #Couple #Boston #Cookies

  • 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

    #Boston #Years #Symphony

  • 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

    #Boston #Gone #Mit

  • This wasn’t just an attack against the Boston Marathon... It was an attack against the American public and our democratic use of the streets. We have used our public roadways for annual parades, protest marches, presidential inaugurations, marathons, and all manner of other events. The roads belong to us, and their use represents an important part of our free and democratic tradition.
    -- Amby Burfoot

    #Boston #Presidential #Important

  • 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

    #Athlete #Unique #Boston

  • Masters of Sex is the degree I got from Boston College.
    -- Amy Poehler

    #Sex #College #Boston

  • 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

    #Country #Boston #Water

  • I write reviews of science books for the Boston Globe, so I like to give science books.
    -- Anthony Doerr

    #Book #Writing #Boston

  • 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

    #Boston #Kind #Accents

  • Such a senseless and tragic day. My family and I send our love to our beloved and resilient Boston.
    -- Ben Affleck

    #Inspiring #Boston #Our Love

  • 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

    #Boston #Providence

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

    #Boston #Lessons #Keyboards

  • I have always wanted to be part of something special, and when I got to Boston.. actually, when I bought, begged and pleaded my way onto the Celtics.. it was already a championship team. I was just glad to be able to sit there and cheer and to be Larry Bird's valet, to be sure that his shoes were fine and his uniform was folded neatly.
    -- Bill Walton

    #Cheer #Team #Boston

  • 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

    #College #Boston #Years

  • Boston has two seasons: August and winter.
    -- Billy Herman

    #Winter #August #Boston

  • I can remember back as far as age 8, performing with the Boston Folk Song Society. It was a Woody Guthrie song.
    -- Black Francis

    #Song #Boston #Age

  • We ran an up-tempo, transition-style of game at Boston College - very similar to what we ran when I played for Arnold.
    -- Bob Cousy

    #Basketball #College #Boston

  • 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

    #Moving #Boston #Trying

  • 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

    #Beautiful #Book #Boston

  • 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

    #New York #Boston #Wish

  • The right of the police of Boston to affiliate has always been questioned, never granted, is now prohibited.... There is no rightto strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, any time.
    -- Calvin Coolidge

    #Boston #Safety #Police

  • A profit is not without honor save in Boston.
    -- Carolyn Wells

    #Boston #Honor #Profit

  • 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

    #Thinking #Boston #Cry

  • 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

    #Nice #Boston #People

  • 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

    #Boston #Acting #Film

  • I was inspired by the classic rock radio of the Seventies. They separated Chuck Berry and the Beatles from the Led Zeppelins and Bostons and Peter Framptons of the time. In many ways, classic rock became bigger than mainstream rock.
    -- Chuck D

    #Rocks #Boston #Berries

  • 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

    #Falling In Love #Mean #Boston

  • 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

    #Rome #Boston #Cities

  • 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

    #Congratulations #Boston #Nba

  • In Massachusetts, scientists have created the first human clone. The bad thing is that in thirty years, the clone will still be depressed because the Boston Red Sox will still have not won a World Series.
    -- Craig Kilborn

    #Boston #Years #World

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

    #Yankees #Boston #Fans

  • 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

    #Meaningful #Boston #Physicians

  • I've always noticed how the Fenway fans get behind the pitcher, especially late in the game if you're having a good game, or if you have two strikes on a hitter, they really start to chant and anticipate a strikeout. And that's the best part about playing in Boston and at Fenway. There are knowledgeable fans who anticipate the flow of the game and they can really help out the pitcher.
    -- David Cone

    #Boston #Games #Two

  • 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

    #Boston #Play #People

  • This jersey that we're wearing today doesn't say Red Sox. It says Boston.
    -- David Ortiz

    #Boston #Red #Today

  • Let's hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American.
    -- David Sirota

    #Boston #White #Bombers

  • 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

    #Boston #People #Clubs

  • 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

    #Team #Boston #Cities

  • 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

    #Boston #East #Lace

  • 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

    #Boston #Color #Mind

  • In my freshman year in high school, I went to the only public high school in Boston with a theatre program.
    -- Donnie Wahlberg

    #School #Boston #Years

  • 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

    #Boston #Circles #Boards

  • My favorite song to play is 'Smokin'' by Boston. I actually had a chance to play that with the band Boston live.
    -- Doug Flutie

    #Song #Boston #Play

  • 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

    #Sports #Boston #Play

  • I first saw the light in the city of Boston in the year 1857.
    -- Edward Bellamy

    #Light #Boston #Years

  • 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

    #Eight #Boston #Land

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

    #Baseball #Boston #Hands

  • I was nearly fired from my second job, which was writing press releases for Boston's public television station.
    -- Elinor Lipman

    #Jobs #Writing #Boston

  • Well, when I moved to L.A. at 17, I had just come out of high school. I grew up and went to public school in Boston.
    -- Eliza Dushku

    #School #Boston #Grew Up

  • 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

    #Stars #School #Boston

  • 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

    #Mom #Teaching #Boston

  • It was just so in the American Revolution, in 1776, the first delicacy the men threw overboard in Boston harbor was the tea, woman's favorite beverage. The tobacco and whiskey, though heavily taxed, they clung to with the tenacity of the devil-fish.
    -- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

    #Men #Boston #Tea

  • Boston - wrinkled, spindly-legged, depleted of nearly all her spiritual and cutaneous oils, provincial, self-esteeming - has gone on spending and spending her inflated bills of pure reputation, decade after decade.
    -- Elizabeth Hardwick

    #Spiritual #Self #Boston

  • 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

    #Boston #Cities #Two

  • 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

    #Children #Boston #Years

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

    #Boston #People #Sauce

  • When I was to come to Washington the first time as Music Director of the Boston Symphony, Mrs. Johnson phoned us to find out if they could give us a party and who we would like to meet.
    -- Erich Leinsdorf

    #Party #Symphony #Boston

  • Speech at the Ministerial Conference in Boston
    -- Ezra Stiles

    #Book #Boston #Google

  • I'm going to Boston to see my doctor. He's a very sick man.
    -- Fred Allen

    #Men #Doctors #Boston

  • 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

    #Player #Boston #East

  • Is it to be expected that the Southern States will deliver themselves bound hand and foot to the Eastern States? A few rich merchants in Philadelphia, Boston, and New York could thereby monopolise the staples of the Southern States and reduce their value.
    -- George Mason

    #New York #War #Boston

  • Boston is a moral and intellectual nursery always busy applying first principals to trifles.
    -- George Santayana

    #Cities #Boston #Intellectual

  • An eighty-nine year old kid from Boston playing a blues in New Orleans takes a lot of chutzpah.
    -- George Wein

    #Kids #New Orleans #Boston

  • 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

    #Pregnancy #Boston #Use

  • 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

    #College #June #Boston

  • There's so many ways to do stand up, and I think, for awhile, people weren't really maximizing the freedom of it. We were all kind of doing a similar kind of stand up, and I started to see some original voices come out of Boston.
    -- Greg Fitzsimmons

    #Thinking #Voice #Boston

  • Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which it was already but too easy to arrive at; as railroads lead to Boston or New York. We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph from Maine to Texas; but Maine and Texas, it may be, have nothing important to communicate.
    -- Henry David Thoreau

    #New York #Mean #Boston

  • 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

    #Boston #Class #People

  • A solid man of Boston; A comfortable man with dividends, And the first salmon and the first green peas.
    -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    #Men #Boston #Salmon

  • The next Augustan age will dawn on the other side of the Atlantic. There will, perhaps, be a Thucydides at Boston, a Xenophon at New York, and, in time, a Virgil at Mexico, and a Newton at Peru. At last, some curious traveler from Lima will visit England and give a description of the ruins of St Paul s, like the editions of Balbec and Palmyra.
    -- Horace Walpole

    #New York #Discovery #Boston

  • About 25 years ago, I started out as a reporter covering politics. And that sort of just evolved into organized crime, because organized crime and politics were the same thing in Boston.
    -- Howie Carr

    #Boston #Years #Covering

  • 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

    #Yale #Boston #Years

  • 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

    #Country #Boston #Class

  • The VCR is to the American film producer, as the Boston Strangler is to the woman home alone.
    -- Jack Valenti

    #Home #Boston #Vcr

  • I seem to be one of the few people in journalism who never worked or wrote for the 'Boston Phoenix.' I certainly read and admired it, and feel the same general malaise at news that it is gone.
    -- James Fallows

    #Boston #Phoenix #People

  • There is surely room for yet another schoolmaster when a score of seers advertise themselves in Boston newspapers.
    -- James Russell Lowell

    #Boston #Rooms #Newspapers

  • 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

    #Art #Museums #Boston

  • 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

    #Hair #Boston #Work Out

  • Initially, it (winning the 1967 American League Pennant) was what you would dream about in Little League. The winning pitcher, being on the mound to win the pennant, everyone congratulating me. But a few minutes later, you realize you're not going where you want to go. I was trying to get back in the dugout. Thank God for the Boston police, they were able to control the crowd. It was delirium.
    -- Jim Lonborg

    #Dream #Winning #Boston

  • I should call myself four market Norton. I'm great in Boston and Cleveland. I do good in Phillie, New Jersey.
    -- Jim Norton

    #Boston #Cleveland #Four

  • We are Boston. We are America. We respond. We endure. We overcome. And we own the finish line.
    -- Joe Biden

    #Boston #America #Overcoming

  • Nothing will ever take away the power and resolve and fearlessness of the great city of Boston. We will get through this. It will take time. But we will get through this.
    -- Joey McIntyre

    #Inspiring #Boston #Cities

  • 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

    #Winning #Boston #Years

  • 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

    #Smart #Boston #People

  • 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

    #Boston #Years #Agents

  • I fell in love with Boston, so hopefully, I'll be here for a long time.
    -- Johnny Damon

    #Boston #Long #Hopefully

  • 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

    #Book #Boston #Ideas

  • 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

    #Book #School #Boston

  • They played Boston. They played at the Boston Tea Party and through an amazing chain of events I got to hang out with them backstage even though I was underage.
    -- Jonathan Richman

    #Party #Boston #Tea

  • By analyzing data from Greenwich Observatory in the period 1836-1953, John A. Eddy [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and High Altitude Observatory in Boulder] and Aram A. Boornazian [mathematician with S. Ross and Co. in Boston] have found evidence that the sun has been contracting about 0.1% per century during that time, corresponding to a shrinkage rate of about 5 feet per hour. And digging deep into historical records, Eddy has found 400-year-old eclipse observations that are consistent with such a shrinkage.
    -- Jonathan Sarfati

    #Boston #Years #Data

  • 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

    #New York #Boston #Guy

  • 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

    #Journey #Boston #Flesh

  • My ship was also in better condition than when she sailed from Boston on her long voyage. She was still as sound as a nut, and as tight as the best ship afloat. She did not leak a drop - not one drop!
    -- Joshua Slocum

    #Boston #Nuts #Long

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

    #Oasis #Boston #People

  • The frozen ocean... of Boston life.
    -- Julia Ward Howe

    #Ocean #Boston #Frozen

  • When I go to the Boston Marathon now, I have wet shoulders—women fall into my arms crying. They're weeping for joy because running has changed their lives. They feel they can do anything.
    -- Kathrine Switzer

    #Running #Fall #Boston