Top 344 Boston Quotes

We have collected the best Boston Quotes by famous authors including Michelle Wu, Godfried Danneels, Bernie Worrell, Rick Moody, Roxane Gay and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.

We're ready to be a Boston that doesn't push people out
We’re ready to be a Boston that doesn’t push people out, but welcomes all who call our city home.

Michelle Wu
The word survivor suggests someone who has emerged alive from a plane crash or a natural disaster. But the word can also refer to the loved ones of murder victims, and this was the sense in which it was used at a four-day conference in early June at Boston College.

Godfried Danneels
I got private lessons in keyboard at Julliard, before New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.

Bernie Worrell
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
After the Boston Marathon bombings, people shared grief and outrage on social media.

Roxane Gay
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
I love Boston.

Mookie Betts
Boston is really a small town, and the pro sports here are almost like a college sport.

Stephen Pagliuca
The VCR is to the American film producer and the American public as the Boston Strangler is to the woman alone.

Jack Valenti
I’d go toe-to-toe with anybody in the Boston media over our group, 18-35 year-old guys.

Dave Portnoy
I first saw the light in the city of Boston in the year 1857.

Edward Bellamy
I graduated from Bowdoin College and went to the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Then I left and took a job teaching really poor inner-city white kids in Boston. It was interesting to me because I’d never been around poor whites before.

Geoffrey Canada
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
The basic principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ are simple, and they are universal. Faith in the Savior is the same in Boston as it is in Accra.

David A. Bednar
There are an awful lot of people out there that don’t want to see Boston go away, and I’m one of them.

Tom Scholz
The only thing we know for sure about superiority in sports in the United States of America in the 20th century is that Bill Russell and the Boston Celtics teams he led stand alone as the ultimate winners.

Frank Deford
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
In my freshman year in high school, I went to the only public high school in Boston with a theatre program.

Donnie Wahlberg
When I got cleared by doctors and was coronavirus-free, one of the first things I did was get to marching in Boston. I wanted to join the people out there doing all they could to speak out against injustice and hatred and police brutality – folks looking to ensure the future of our country is better than its past.

Marcus Smart
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
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
I started off first doing a TV series called ‘Boston Common.’ That was my first big job, and then I went on to do another half hour comedy show, and that was with Tom Arnold, called ‘The Tom Show.’

Tasha Smith
A guided missile corrects its trajectory as it flies, homing in, say, on the heat of a jet plane’s exhaust. A great improvement on a simple ballistic shell, it still cannot discriminate particular targets. It could not zero in on a designated New York skyscraper if launched from as far away as Boston.

Richard Dawkins
I’ve been surprised by Austin. I had a cowboy image of the place. It’s a pretty sophisticated city – in some ways, more sophisticated than Boston. And there’s a lighter feel to the place. It’s very good for my spirits.

Tim O’Brien
I love Boston, and at some point, my plan is to have a home back there.

David Walton
I do want to finish my education. I just don’t think that Boston has a big enough market for what I want to do.

Olivia Culpo
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
What Boston basically said was, I didn’t ‘pass the eye test.’ They were looking for somebody bigger, bulkier. They put me where they put guys my size – on the perimeter.

Ben Wallace
I want to be in Boston. I want to be here. I love this city, I love this team. I love the atmosphere it gives off.

Marcus Smart
I grew up outside Cleveland, Ohio, and I went to college at Boston University. I majored in film. Then I came out to Los Angeles.

Lauren Shuler Donner
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
Sometimes I’m in Boston or Washington or Chicago and think I’m in Jamaica because I hear more reggae on the radio in these places than in Kingston!

Rita Marley
On my first day on the set of ‘Boston Legal,’ I thought the director was calling me ‘Candice’ instead of ‘Constance.’ But I didn’t realize he was actually talking to Candice Bergen.

Constance Zimmer
The Safe Drinking Water Act was passed in 1974 after tests discovered carcinogens, lead and dangerous bacteria flowing from faucets in New Orleans, Pittsburgh and Boston and elsewhere.

Charles Duhigg
I was raised on African music, Harry Belafonte, and the Boston Pops. Then I got a dose of soul and hip-hop. I related to it immediately.

Fantastic Negrito
I’ve come to Boston many times, my family has come here, and it’s been great.

P.K. Subban
I don’t believe a manager ever won a pennant. Casey Stengel won all those pennants with the Yankees. How many did he win with the Boston Braves and Mets?

Sparky Anderson
There are some smart people here in Boston. We’re a sports city here and everybody loves competition. Esports is another outlet for that.

Gordon Hayward
I 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
Just soaking up the history of the Boston Celtics has been the best thing that’s happened to me as a player.

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

Paul Pierce
You know, I’m from Boston, and in Boston, you are born with a baseball bat in your hand.

Eli Roth
In Boston serpents whistle at the cold.

Robert Lowell
There’s an ugly civil war side to revolutionary Boston that we don’t often talk about and a lot of thuggish, vigilante behavior by groups like the Sons of Liberty.

Nathaniel Philbrick
The fans were so psyched that someone was doing a movie about a Boston fan that they were giving their all.

Jimmy Fallon
Bostonians vs. Chicagoans, they have different sensibilities, and I can only say this because I consider myself a Bostonian. You know, the Puritanical roots in Boston – the ‘sky is falling’ mentality a little bit. We could be on a great run, and we’d lose one game, and everyone’s panicking.

Theo Epstein
I was a street kid, but that meant hopping a ride on the back of the MTA down to Revere Beach – that’s the beach that’s made out of concrete – or sneaking into the Boston Garden to watch the Celtics or the Bruins.

Howie Long
I resent the fact that people in places like Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco believe that they should be able to tell us how to live our lives, operate our businesses, and what to do with the land that we love and cherish.

Wilford Brimley
I love Boston, and I had a very lovely childhood in Massachusetts.

Josh Gondelman
‘Last House’ offended a lot of people. The results in the theaters, even in Boston, reminded me a bit of things from when I was studying Theater of the Absurd, and the rise and the appearance of Ionesco plays, and things like that.

Wes Craven
I do think we can be honest and upfront that certain organizations haven’t gotten the job done. That’s the approach we took in Boston. We identified certain things that we hadn’t been doing well, that might have gotten in the way of a World Series, and eradicated them.

Theo Epstein
I may not have taken the stand, but I was an expert on the Boston bombing trial.

Sebastian Gorka
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
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
NED is talking about through-putting this energy out to the vicinity of Boston then taking a northern route up to Nova Scotia and then exporting it, so they’re not talking about giving us any local benefits at all.

Chris Gibson
I grew up in Kentucky, and went to boarding school outside Boston at Phillips Academy Andover for two years.

Kevin Olusola
I’m a kid from Boston.

Rob Mariano
I remember when the photograph was taken. The famous one, I mean. The one of me being rushed from the Boston Marathon bombing without my legs.

Jeff Bauman
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
As a U.S. History major, there is something very cool about being in cities, and walking the streets of Philadelphia or Boston or New York and seeing historical sites.

J. J. Redick
Boston is known for its innovation.

Thomas Menino
There isn’t much discussion of ruling class in America even in Boston, probably one of the most class-conscious cities in the country?

Iris Chang
I have ten marathons under my belt, including four New York races and one Boston.

Harvey Mackay
I have nothing but positive things to say about my time in Boston. I have great relationships I built there.

Gordon Hayward
I’m from Boston – everyone says ‘awesome,’ but there are a lot of people in Boston who say ‘awesome.’

Clinton Sparks
I was bartending in Boston five, six nights a week, living in my grandmother’s condo. By the way, I’m a really good bartender – that’s the only skill I can confidently say I have.

Katie Nolan
You have in Vegas the most heterogeneous audience you’re gonna get anywhere in the country. In Boston, Chicago, Miami, you know who goes to the theater. In Vegas, you have people who only see one theater show a year, and it’s in Vegas.

Penn Jillette
Technically, I split my time between N.Y.C. and Boston.

Junot Diaz
And for the city’s birthday, we will host events in every neighborhood of the city, inviting all of our residents to share in the celebration of Boston’s great epic – the story of neighbors who support one another where it matters most.

Thomas Menino
I’m always watching. I’m watching everybody. San Antonio, Houston, Golden State, Washington, Boston, I’m watching everything. And my mind is always going: it’s always running, and you’re always trying to get an advantage somehow.

Tyronn Lue
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 was incredible. I had some of the best experiences of my life there at Berklee because I met a bunch of other people who were at the exact same stage in life and interest as me. There were American and international students all wrapped up in the Berklee environment, where you basically did nothing but music 24/7.

Anat Cohen
Certainly, the situation I was in with Boston, we had a lot of great players.

Gordon Hayward
At the decisive Boston town meeting of Nov. 29, 1773, while ships loaded with cargo from the East India Company idled in the harbor, Thomas Young was the first and only speaker to propose that the best way to protest the new Tea Act was to dump the tea into the water.

Matthew Stewart
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
I’m blessed to see another day. For something like that, with any strenuous activity, the tissue could rupture. Could have died, quite frankly. I’m grateful to the doctors in Boston that detected the aneurysm.

Jeff Green
When you went into a Boston Chicken and ordered quarter-chicken, white, with mash and corn, when that was rung up, that would signal all the way along the supply chain the need for more potatoes to be put on a truck a thousand miles away.

Stephen Elop
When I played for Boston Breakers in my early twenties, I really stepped up my training, which meant running drills until you’re sick.

Alex Scott
I know the Boston fans are all about their basketball.

Terry Rozier
When you’re a young kid and you come into the NHL, you’re given money and fame, to an extent, especially in Boston.

Brad Marchand
I’m very proud of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Andris Nelsons
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
Boston is an oasis in the desert, a place where the larger proportion of people are loving, rational and happy.

Julia Ward Howe
I said to my doctor at the beginning, ‘I’m no good; I can’t do anything. I’m dumb.’ He suggested I try educating myself by listening to Boston’s educational TV station. He said I had a perfectly good mind.

Anne Sexton
In August 2008, I moved with the man who would become my husband from Boston to a cabin in rural North Carolina.

Laura van den Berg
I’m a scrappy outsider from Boston, so didn’t have a privileged background at all like many in business.

Jeremy Strong
He was in Boston and I grew up in Orlando. It’s not so much like father-son, it’s coach-player.

Austin Rivers
Whenever Boston comes on, I play air guitar.

Duff McKagan
Never say ‘I went to Harvard.’ Say ‘I schooled in the Boston area.’

Teju Cole
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
I grew up in Boston, so it’s a nice change to be cold after living in California.

Matt LeBlanc
When I was in the Sex Pistols, I listened to Boston. But I couldn’t tell anybody, you know. I’d get lynched.

Steve Jones
The refurbishing and rebuilding of Fenway Park since 2001 has created a new urban neighborhood in Boston.

Mike Barnicle
There’s a lot of history in Boston and a lot of history, obviously, in New York with all the championships.

Rafael Palmeiro
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
In New York, you couldn’t wish for a nicer audience, or in L.A., Chicago, Boston. But when you get into secondary markets, they don’t have a clue.

Bryan Ferry
I don’t know if I could go to another run-of-the-mill baseball department and work because it would probably feel like work. In Boston and Chicago, it doesn’t feel like work. It feels like a privilege.

Theo Epstein
I’m obviously very grateful to play for a sports organization like the Boston Celtics.

Rajon Rondo
Any game is important to me. At Boston College, when I went out for the spring games, I wanted to win. Maybe it is more important than other preseason games. It’s just that everyone is expecting a lot from me in my first week of professional football. I want to confirm my expectations.

Doug Flutie
Let’s be very honest about what this is about. It’s not about bashing Democrats, it’s not about taxes, they have no idea what the Boston tea party was about, they don’t know their history at all. This is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up.

Janeane Garofalo
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
The more disgruntled the white people are, the happier they are to see me, that has to be it. I do really well in Boston, I do really well in Cleveland, I do really well in Philly, Jersey, certain parts of Florida. Places where there are really really aggressive white people tend to love me.

Jim Norton
I was born in Boston, Massachusetts on May 16, 1923, the only child of Joel and Sylvia Miller.

Merton Miller
I was in Boston, Massachusetts, when Princess Diana died.

Linda Colley
I invested in the ‘Globe’ because it is one of the best and most important news organizations in the world. We saw this vividly in the days and weeks after the tragic Boston Marathon bombings, and we also see it in many other ways every day.

John W. Henry
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
It was tough leaving Boston with a great city, a great organization and a great bunch of guys.

Jarome Iginla
I think I did that in my career, in Boston and Miami, being ready to play and at the same time when your number is not called, be ready to support your teammates, go out and be productive while not playing.

Gerald Green
I’d like to think that the nature of the two teams – Boston being a championship team over the years and the Lakers, same thing – was a lot bigger than Larry Bird or Magic Johnson.

Oscar Robertson
In the drive to prove our status as a world-class city, let’s stay true to our democratic legacy and what Boston has already given to the world: informed independence and true debate.

Michelle Wu
If you grew up in Boston, you actually grew up thinking that Patriots’ Day is a major American holiday, sort of like the other Fourth of July.

Masha Gessen
Pretty excited to get to Boston. Great city and great team; they’re in the race. They want to win here, and that’s what I want to do.

Drew Pomeranz
I think D.C. has always been very, very vibrant for food. Like Boston in a way. Boston and D.C. were really the two cities that were the most active with their local chefs and their local food scene.

Daniel Boulud
Desegregation came very painfully to the Boston schools, long after John Kelly finished high school, and the pain of desegregating Boston schools was visited entirely on the students who looked like Frederica Wilson.

Lawrence O’Donnell
Things, for me in Boston, did not end badly.

Gerald Green
I used to love Danish. My father used to make a Boston cream pie. You never see that anymore.

Christopher Walken
Here’s the thing: I had never been to Boston, my whole life. Probably because I’m a Yankee fan.

Dash Mihok
What’s the difference in opening from scratch in Philly or opening from scratch in New York? The old out-of-town tryout circuit – taking the show pre-Broadway to cities like Boston, New Haven, Philadelphia, Washington – has sort of been replaced with the amount of workshops we do.

Patti LuPone
When I lived in Boston, I had an office that I rented because I found it wonderful to go away from my house to work: It was so quiet, and I couldn’t go to the refrigerator or do the laundry.

Elizabeth Berg
I 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
We’re fans of stuff like Maiden, but I think we generally get it from weirder places. For me, the Eagles’ ‘Hotel California’ represents one of the most brilliant harmony approaches to music. Boston did it very well, too.

Synyster Gates
I think it’s very important to be part of the Boston society and the people who live in Boston.

Andris Nelsons
The Boston run of ‘Lolita, My Love’ ended after a mere nine performances – though one of them was recorded at decent enough quality to be preserved by the New York Public Library.

Sarah Weinman
I grew up a few years after John Kelly in an identical neighborhood in the other side of Boston and I went to high school in John Kelly’s neighborhood. I know the neighborhood John Kelly comes from, I know the culture.

Lawrence O’Donnell
I found a place in Boston, a home in Boston, and I’m pretty happy here.

J. D. Martinez
I went to Harvard College, grew up in Boston, and went to high school in Boston.

Lawrence O’Donnell
I want to be the No. 1 pick really bad. It’s been a dream of mine since I was a little kid, and I feel like I would fit well in Boston.

Markelle Fultz
Patriots’ Day is the essence of Boston, a Massachusetts-only holiday that seems like it was invented to celebrate Boston.

Steve Kornacki
A ‘Globe’ examination found that Boston police officers exercise broad discretion when deciding whether to issue a ticket.

Bill Dedman
Boston is the cream of the crop of the marathon world. It has such history that you feel such honor just being a part of it. All the other races have pacers to get you to a Boston qualifying time.

Summer Sanders
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
I was nearly fired from my second job, which was writing press releases for Boston’s public television station.

Elinor Lipman
I grew up in Newport, so I went to Boston growing up. The city holds a lot of special memories of my childhood, like the Swan Boats and Make Way for Ducklings.

Joanna Going
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.

My mum is very political – left wing – and my dad was in the advertising business. They were both from the East Coast: Boston and New York City, respectively.

Joan Cusack
I was still a recruit in the Boston Police Academy when I attended my first police funeral. It was September 28, 1970. I remember it still.

William Bratton
Remember, the Boston bombers were Chechen rebels.

Michael McCaul
I’ve really gotten to play a lot of different things, starting with ‘Southpaw.’ For ‘Spotlight,’ I got to play this amazing journalist, Sacha Pfeiffer, who worked at the ‘Boston Globe’ when they broke the story about the sex scandal in the Catholic Church.

Rachel McAdams
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
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
All my family’s from Boston.

Danny Amendola
I think in Boston we had three great players in Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen.

Tom Thibodeau
Growing up, I think I was arrested 20-odd times by the Boston police. The good news is that I’ve been able to use those experiences in a lot of my roles, and that has been a blessing.

Mark Wahlberg
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
My later jobs as a waitress felt like a posh paradise after my first one at Boston Market.

Kat Timpf
Is there nothing the prodigiously talented Ann Patchett can’t do? She’s channeled the world of opera, Boston politics, magic, unwed motherhood, and race relations, creating scenarios so indelible, you swear they are right outside your door.

Caroline Leavitt
If a child from an Amazonian hunter-gatherer tribe comes to Boston, is raised in Boston, that child will be indistinguishable in language capacities from my children growing up here, and vice versa.

Noam Chomsky
I 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
Block by block, street by street, our city has the resources, the activism, and the ideas to meet these challenges if we act boldly and reshape what’s possible. After all, Boston was founded on a revolutionary promise: that things don’t have to be as they always have been.

Michelle Wu
When you go to the big city – you’re in New York, Boston, you’re in L.A. – you walk in the streets, and nobody says anything to you. It becomes so impersonal because there’s so many people.

Ben Howland
When Boston harnesses the collective energy, activism, and joy of all our communities, we will make the change we need and deserve – at scale and at street level.

Michelle Wu
HubSpot is divided into ‘neighborhoods,’ each named after a section of Boston: North End, South End, Charlestown.

Daniel Lyons
Boston is just a great place to be from.

Paul Wahlberg
I feel like I’m a part of the Boston community.

Marcus Smart
Oh, man, the first concert I ever went to was Boston and Sammy Hagar, and it was absolutely incredible. I was just blown away by both bands, and, once again, it was my first concert, so that made it super, super special.

Vinnie Paul
You’d never believe how hard it is to find a wetsuit in Boston.

Dave Portnoy
I’ve run the Boston Marathon 6 times before. I think the best aspects of the marathon are the beautiful changes of the scenery along the route and the warmth of the people’s support. I feel happier every time I enter this marathon.

Haruki Murakami
It find it funny how people from Boston and New York hate each other because of pro teams.

Julian Casablancas
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
We should be demilitarizing the Boston police in weapons and tactics, and interactions with community. We should be reining in ballooning overtime for the police- a part of the city budget that has been eating into other necessary investments.

Michelle Wu
When you’re in New York City or Boston or something, you feel surrounded by cities and by culture.

David Shields
Boston has jobs… And we have plenty of talent in our communities, who either physically can’t get there because the transportation system isn’t working well or need a little bit of a boost in terms of training and access.

Michelle Wu
Boston is the first major city I ever lived in. I spent eight great years there and I grew up there. I wouldn’t change it for anything.

Joe Thornton
Being an opponent playing in Boston over the years, you always see guys in the stands who played for the Celtics. It’s a mystique. It’s cool.

Rasheed Wallace
The ‘Daughter of the Regiment’ that I did in Boston was vintage Sarah Caldwell, which is to say it was brilliant. Before my career was over, I’m sure I sang the role of Marie at least a hundred times, often in productions that cost a fortune, but none touched hers.

Beverly Sills
I had obviously a freak injury right when I got there and there’s a lot of things that were kind of out of my control when I was in Boston.

Gordon Hayward
There was no way to lock down, or tighten up, or Fail-Safe into Security Theater a race that covers 26.2 miles, a race that travels from town to town, a race that travels past people’s houses. There was no way to garrison the Boston Marathon. Now there will be.

Charlie Pierce
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
When I first left Florida for Boston, I was so eager to shed my Floridian identity, perhaps some of my earlier surreal gestures felt hollow and unconvincing because they were not rising from the particular brand of the uncanny I knew best.

Laura van den Berg
No one was more surprised that that first Boston record took off than the record company itself.

Tom Scholz
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
I guess God made Boston on a wet Sunday.

Raymond Chandler
I didn’t watch much television growing up, and before I did ‘Boston Legal,’ I had no understanding of what it was like for a viewer to look forward to finding out what was going to happen the next week.

James Spader
I lived in Boston for three years, and during that time, I wrote my first collection of stories, ‘What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us;’ other stories that didn’t make it into the collection; and several failed novel openings.

Laura van den Berg
We must build a thriving and inclusive arts, restaurant, and nightlife scene to reflect Boston’s culture and diversity.

Michelle Wu
Tom Brady is aspirational. He married a supermodel. He’s creating a global brand. He has houses in Costa Rica, Montana. Tom’s always been about growth and evolving. That’s not Boston.

Colin Cowherd
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
The years in Boston were the best of my career, and they mean more to me than anything. Winning on that stage was incomparable to anything else. That’s the way I choose to look at it.

Ray Allen
I 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
I call Boston home because it’s where I started coming into my own.

Sasha Banks
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
I love the Prado in Madrid. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston is also great.

Marcel Dzama
I didn’t grow up in public life. I lived with my mother in Boston, not in Washington, DC, so I was somewhat sheltered from that.

Alexandra Kerry
I was at our beautiful home in Martha’s Vineyard, near Boston, sitting on the porch looking at the ocean when I got a phone called and was asked, ‘Would I like to do ‘CSI’?’ A week later, I’m at a coroner’s office in Las Vegas, participating in a quadruple autopsy.

Ted Danson
I never studied much at Howard, but at Boston University, I didn’t do much else but study.

Edward Brooke
Paul Farmer has helped to build amazing health care system in one of the poorest areas of Haiti. He founded Partners in Health, which serves the destitute and the sick in many parts of the world from Haiti to Boston and from Russia to Peru.

Tracy Kidder
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
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
When Charles Dickens arrived in Boston Harbor, where he started, they had to keep it secret because there was such a mob of people expecting him, and they actually chased down his carriage at the hotel, the Parker House Hotel.

Matthew Pearl
Playing in front of your home crowd, they can almost be like the best sixth man in the league, especially being in Boston.

Jaylen Brown
Boston will always be home to me.

Joey Kramer
I’m from Boston: if you don’t like sports, they kick you out.

Suzy Shuster
I take chances. I don’t limit myself. I don’t think anybody who listens to Boston would have predicted hearing a female rapper on the beginning of the song ‘Sail Away.’ But that’s what fit.

Tom Scholz
I am a real New Yorker… I didn’t go to Harvard, I didn’t go to Yale… I rooted for the Yankees; I didn’t root for the Boston Red Sox.

John Catsimatidis
I won my first medal when I was nine years old. It was at the Boston Open.

Nancy Kerrigan
I was born in Boston, but I moved to Cleveland when I was three.

Sandra Faber
I have just returned from Boston. It is the only thing to do if you find yourself up there.

Fred Allen
The one thing I try to do with my business in real estate is try to be as creative as I can, think outside of the box and take advantage of the fortunate platform that I have, and the network I can grow within the city of Milwaukee via the Bucks, or within the Notre Dame network, or being from Boston.

Pat Connaughton
My parents had a Boston terrier, but we never became friends.

Amanda Blake
The energy from the fans in Boston is always something we can count on for support.

Rob Van Dam
The Boston Red Sox, they love to compete.

Alex Bregman
I find it funny how people from Boston and New York hate each other because of pro teams. But, like, everyone on the Red Sox is a random millionaire athlete from somewhere else.

Julian Casablancas
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
When I was in Boston, I averaged 14 a game.

Marcus Morris
I didnt travel properly until the year before university when I went backpacking around the US, circling around from New York up to Boston, then travelling on the Canadian Pacific Railway to Montreal and going down the west coast of America.

Hugh Dennis
It comes down to personalities and style of play, and I thought Boston has all that for me.

Jermaine O’Neal
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
I was born in Boston. I spent time in Boston and in Spain. My family now lives in Spain. I moved to New York when I was 19 years old and I have lived here ever since. For me, I feel like I have spent 10 years sharing that story over and over again. And now it seems like it’s not enough.

Hilaria Baldwin
I speak with a Northern Irish accent with a tinge of New York. My wife has a bit of a Boston accent; my oldest daughter talks with a Denver accent, and my youngest has a true blue Aussie accent. It’s complicated.

Adrian McKinty
Ever since childhood, when I lived within earshot of the Boston and Maine, I have seldom heard a train go by and not wished I was on it.

Paul Theroux
It’s been a dream come true, you know, just making it to the NBA and being drafted by a great franchise like Boston.

Jayson Tatum
I was a huge fan of J. Courtney Sullivan’s novel ‘Maine,’ and like that novel, ‘Saint’ is a family saga set in Boston. Irish Catholic family secrets – is there anything better?

Elin Hilderbrand
After high school, I moved to the U.S. and studied music in Boston, at the Berklee College of Music.

Ramin Djawadi
I love everything about Boston. The women are phenomenal, they’re all dirty. It’s just a really great place to do comedy.

Jim Norton
Personal honors never meant much to Bill Russell, one of America’s most successful athletes with 2 college titles, 1 Olympic gold medal and 11 – count ’em, 11 – N.B.A. championships with the Boston Celtics.

George Vecsey
This is the Boston Celtics. This isn’t the Phoenix Suns. No disrespect to any other organization, but you don’t hang conference titles. Do we hang going to the conference finals?

Rajon Rondo
Tamerlan Tsarnaev is telling no tales. The older of the two brothers who committed the Boston Marathon bombings was likely the one who planned the attack, but when he died in a shootout with police just days after the blasts, his thoughts and motivations vanished with him.

Jeffrey Kluger
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
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
For the most part, the only contact that most Quebecers have with the world of Islam is through these images of violence, repeated over and over: wars, riots, bombs, the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Boston marathon… The reaction is obvious: We’ll have none of that here!

Jacques Parizeau
We cut a few corners and brought the picture in under budget by $25,000, so Paramount let us go back to Boston with a small crew to shoot some additional footage.

Arthur Hiller
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
I ran track in high school very competitively, and then ran it D-1 at Boston University. I ran there on an athletic scholarship and chose BU because they had both a good track program and an arts program.

Uzo Aduba
I was born in Ann Arbor. I lived for a while in Ohio; Pennsylvania, California for 10 years, and now in Boston. And I lived in Iowa for a couple of years, where I studied at the Writers Workshop.

Ethan Canin
A very considerable body of the German people live in America and propose to fight that Government. Bourke in his great speech last week welcoming the Belgian mission to Boston worked out the President’s meaning with care.

Shane Leslie
The Boston Globe’s award-winning journalism as well as its rich history and tradition of excellence have established it as one of the most well-respected media companies in the country.

John W. Henry
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
Boston’s freeway system is insane. It was clearly designed by a person who had spent his childhood crashing toy trains.

Bill Bryson
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
My high school was the closest thing to hell on earth that exists. I was around a lot of ultra-preppy, very mean-spirited girls, and they were very cruel to me. I ended up switching schools and going to this performing arts school near Boston called Walnut Hill.

Barrett Wilbert Weed
I can tell you that I can always recognize a Boston song, even if it’s in a noisy place. I can hear that it’s Boston even before I know what song it is. If a Boston song comes on in a club or somewhere, I notice that it’s Boston, and the second thing I notice is what song it is.

Tom Scholz
It’s such a great city, visually. You can’t get that kind of look in Canada that you can get in Boston: the old-brick historical buildings, the winding streets, the old but funky neighborhoods like Southie and Somerville. You can’t get that elsewhere. It’s a very unique place in that way.

Brad Anderson
In August 1945, a former Army pilot with an artificial leg pitched five and a third innings for Washington against Boston. This would turn out to be Bert Shepard’s only major league game, and it remains one of the heartwarming moments in baseball history.

George Vecsey
I was surprised when I finally moved to Boston and the East Coast, to discover that there weren’t that many vibraphone players around. And I was the only one playing with four mallets.

Gary Burton
I’ve played in Boston and New York, and it doesn’t matter if you’re sick, aching – once you step on that field, you’re a completely different animal.

Vernon Wells
In our community here in Boston, we have had a tremendous influx of Russian Jews and Haitians. We call these people immigrants. But they come for the same reasons that William Bradford and William Brewster and John Carver came.

Kathryn Lasky
In the fall of 1989, I was writing 600-word columns at the ‘Herald.’ My heart always was in long-form narrative writing, though. It’s what I cut my teeth on at the ‘Boston Phoenix.’

Charlie Pierce
Once I wrapped ‘Insurgent’, I went to Boston and shot a film called ‘The Finest Hours.’ It’s based on a real story in 1952 about a Coast Guard mission to rescue these sinking ships that are caught in a blizzard.

Keiynan Lonsdale
Here’s what I see all across this great city – people working together to make Boston a better place to live and to raise children, to grow and pursue dreams.

Thomas Menino
I was an actor as a kid in Boston. Then I went to art school with Brice Marden, the Massachusetts College of Art. So the hybrid of being an actor and artist is a director.

Arne Glimcher
Bulk collection of phone records didn’t find or stop the Tsarnaev brothers from the massacre in Boston. In fact, one might argue that all of the money spent on bulk collection takes money away from human analysts that might have noticed the older brother’s trip to become radicalized in Chechnya.

Rand Paul
I had a job to take care of my parents, to take care of some bills at the house, because my daddy wasn’t working. I had to figure out how to make that all work at one time. I was working at Boston Market… I told my coach, ‘I can’t play football because I have to make money to help my mom.’

Jason Pierre-Paul
I watched Gretzky, I watched Lemieux. Maybe it’s the time when you’re playing, but for a kid coming into the league, you play the Boston Bruins and you just watched Bobby Orr.

Marcel Dionne
I grew up in the Boston suburbs and inherited a stubborn New England refusal to acknowledge frigid temperatures.

Josh Gondelman
I was also the romantic lead in The Boston Strangler – I was the only one that lived to tell the story – so I called myself the romantic lead.

Sally Kellerman
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
I’m from Boston, and I’m hard-headed, opinionated and a good arguer.

Kenny Wormald
If the show is going really well and the comedian is still annoyed with the audience, chances are he’s a Boston comic. That’s the beauty of Boston comics.

Jim Norton
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
Our favorite teams bring people together, keep family members close, bond people from different generations. Some of the happiest moments of my life involve something that happened with one of my teams. Some of the best relationships I ever had were with Boston athletes that I never even met.

Bill Simmons
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
I’ve lived in Boston.

Paul Allen
I know that Boston is one of the great centers of intellectual culture as well as sport. It’s one of the centers of America, with a great orchestra, great sports, great hospitals, and great universities.

Andris Nelsons
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
Texas is generally 82 degrees year round. I always tell people you don’t know cold until you have been to Boston.

Marcus Luttrell
Playing for the Bulls, playing for big organizations, like Boston, you’re going to be judged from Day One. It’s part of it. You signed up for it.

Rajon Rondo
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
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
A great deal of my comedy comes from the trials and tribulations of growing up a big kid in the Boston area.

John Pinette
My two years in Boston were very difficult to deal with, especially when you know that you still can play. But my knee was causing so much problems.

Jermaine O’Neal
At one point, I was hell-bent on being a Disney animator, and sort of got over that in college and wanted to do my own stuff. You know, towards the end of college I had actually planned to go to the Boston Conservatory of Music for musical theater.

Seth MacFarlane
You know, Boston people are full of sauce.

Ellen Pompeo
‘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
I quit law school in 1990 and started doing stand up in Boston.

Sam Seder
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
In Boston I got to a point where I thought I was putting out fires more than being a baseball coach. And some of it was my fault. I was getting stubborn. My fuse was a little shorter than it needed to be. And that helps nobody.

Terry Francona
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
I write reviews of science books for the Boston Globe, so I like to give science books.

Anthony Doerr
I reject the notion that Boston is a city hopelessly divided by neighborhood, income level or political outlook.

Michelle Wu
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
I had a fantastic time in Boston with the city, the fans were phenomenal, the organization was phenomenal, I just don’t know if the playing situation was right to be quite honest.

Jermaine O’Neal
It’s not like I’m a Buddhist or anything, but I think we’ve all got, to a certain extent, a predestined life. My journey took me from Boston to Philadelphia to Oakland to Los Angeles and then as a broadcaster. I’ve been fortunate.

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

David Walton
Boston is one of the country’s more insecure cities and see you it in Celtics fans.

Sean Evans
My mother Tessa married my stepfather, James, when I was three and we lived in Boston for a year.

Sophie Dahl
In the 1990s, we introduced Boston’s community policing strategy. We reversed the tide of violent crime that threatened our city, and we established a national model for preventing and fighting crime.

Thomas Menino
I’m a big tradition guy. If you love this country and study history, then you will love Boston.

Marcus Luttrell
When I was 20, I moved up to Boston with my girlfriend, who’s now my wife. She went to grad school, and I met a bunch of cool friends there.

Kurt Vile
When I was applying to college, my mother told me I could apply to any school within the Boston subway map.

Susan Estrich
Thanks to aid, a distressing number of African leaders care little about what their citizens want or need – after all it’s the reverse of the Boston tea-party – no representation without taxation.

Dambisa Moyo
I fell in love with Boston, so hopefully, I’ll be here for a long time.

Johnny Damon
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
The ‘Living-Wage Campaign’ at Harvard is like a Boston winter: you know it’s going to strike, but wonder only when and how hard.

Vivek Ramaswamy
Grub Street Writers is the reason I’ve stayed in Boston. I started teaching for Grub back in 1997, when founder Eve Bridburg, a Boston University M.A. alumna, as I am, kindly gave me my first job out of grad school.

Jenna Blum
Boston’s such a unique city. I feel like 50 percent of its DNA turns over every semester.

Michael Bastian
I live in Boston so I’m used to small spaces.

Jonny Kim
I didn’t realize Boston was so easy to get around. In my head, I imagined Boston being this really sprawling city.

Dean O’Gorman
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
My most memorable moment came in 1985 as we beat the Boston Celtics.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
I look at Boston-based companies all the time… There’s certainly great companies in Boston. If the deal makes sense on the merit of the deal itself, we’ll go and do the deal.

Peter Levine
And it was from Boston that one in every six American families began their journey into the land of the free.

Thomas Menino
I was always just like, ‘Standups are making it up.’ A lot of people have that myth about standup. And so it wasn’t until I was in college for theater school in Boston that I realized I can actually start going to open mics and figuring this out.

Baron Vaughn
There aren’t a lot of cover bands that do Boston material or do it well, and the reason for that is that they are hard to play. So we put a lot of work into it. The musicians that I’ve managed to surround myself with after all of these years are individuals who really excel at what they do.

Tom Scholz
My father was the orphaned son of immigrants to the United States from Ireland. My father never knew his parents. His mother died – we’re not sure – either at or shortly after his birth, and he and all of his siblings were placed in orphanages in the Boston area.

George J. Mitchell
This is a horrific day in Boston. My thoughts and prayers are with those who have been injured.

Deval Patrick
I recently did a piece for the Boston Pops and John Williams, and I hope that it’s as well a composed piece as I’ve ever done for any other medium or occasion.

Peter Maxwell Davies
I was navigator on the Gloucester schooner ‘Gertrude L. Thebaud’ in the International Fisherman’s race. That’s a big thing in New England – the race, I mean. A Boston newspaper man covered it, and saw me on board. For a long time I wished he hadn’t! He wrote a piece saying I ought to be in motion pictures.

Sterling Hayden
In other places, especially in Boston, it’s like a place where comedy gestates. People come out of there that are fantastic, but you have to come to New York or L.A. to quote unquote ‘make it.’

Baron Vaughn
During my childhood, my father, a Southern Baptist minister, and my mother, a teacher, made sure I took educational trips to cities such as Washington, D.C., Williamsburg, Va., Philadelphia, and Boston to learn about America’s history.

Tim Griffin
I went to Acton-Boxborough Regional High School in Massachusetts and Emerson College in Boston.

Taylor Jenkins Reid
I’m fascinated by animals and couldn’t live without Dewy, my Boston bulldog.

Jillian Hervey
I’ve always had a love affair with Boston.

Ayanna Pressley
As a kid, you always wanna play for either the Lakers or Boston just for the rivalry alone.

JaVale McGee
I brought together experts from health care, business, academic institutions, and the community to develop a comprehensive blueprint for eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in health care in the City of Boston.

Thomas Menino
I do not know a lot about football. I guess I’m a Patriots fan because I’m from Boston? But I’m getting to know a lot more about it, and I’m finding it fascinating.

Callie Thorne
Hometown Aerosmith fans are different from other Aerosmith fans, and that mainly has to do with Joe Perry. It’s tough to overstate his strange grip on the local psyche. Tyler is a star who belongs to the whole world, but Perry, that dude belongs to Boston.

Rob Sheffield
I met my wife here. I had my first daughter here in Boston.

Frank Vogel
I kind of look at Boston as my second home.

Robert Parish
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
People are honest, that’s the culture. East Coast, but specifically Boston. People are just good people.

Avery Bradley
I never even thought of myself as deadpan until someone wrote an article about me about a year after I was doing comedy. There was a paper called the ‘Boston Phoenix,’ and someone wrote a description of what I was doing and that’s where I first saw ‘deadpan.’

Steven Wright
A few years ago no hotel or restaurant in Boston refused Negro guests; now several hotels, restaurants, and especially confectionary stores, will not serve Negroes, even the best of them.

Ray Stannard Baker
I got a fan letter on the back of a prison menu. And I remember thinking, ‘Well, they get pie. It’s not so bad. They get pie on the weekends.’ I want to say blueberry and also a Boston cream pie. Not so bad.

Tina Fey
There is nowhere on Earth like Boston for a player.

Gabe Kapler
I have a nice following in Boston. The Boston crowd is very hip.

Tracy Morgan
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
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
In my case, I belong to a group of aspiring and practicing biographers in Boston. We meet once a month for a coupla hours. It’s become my lifeline – forgive the pun.

Nigel Hamilton
We can never completely prevent another tragedy like the Boston Marathon attacks from happening. But every American should ask themselves if their community is as prepared as it could be.

Martin O’Malley
The roads in Boston suck. Highways included. There are potholes and bumps all over the place. It’s not a fun place to drive.

Joey Kramer
I would love to learn how to start my own production company and start it in Boston.

Katie Nolan
For every $5 that Boston’s economy sends up to Beacon Hill, the state gives only $1 back to us.

Thomas Menino
My time in Boston was great.

Al Horford
When I go abroad I always sail from Boston because it is such a pleasant place to get away from.

Oliver Herford
American rock was, and still is to some extent, a closed shop. REO Speedwagon, Toto, Boston, Foreigner all those bands, and I wouldn’t be able to tell which from which.

Curt Smith
My mom is an avid musical theatergoer. My dad would always get a subscription to the Syracuse Stage. I was always exposed to theater. So I went to a theater conservatory at Boston University.

Michaela Watkins
When I attended Emerson College in Boston, it was confined to the Back Bay, but now it has taken over a lot of Boston, which is great.

Joanna Going
I moved back to Boston and joined some of my Harvard classmates at Bain & Co. I quickly realized I enjoyed business.

Kenneth Chenault
I have no idea what I would be, I really don’t have the vaguest idea what I would be, if my father had remained a Boston cop. I don’t have any idea what I would have thought the horizon was.

Lawrence O’Donnell
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
So my father grew up in an orphanage in Boston. He was then adopted by an elderly childless couple from Maine, who gave him the name of Mitchell. He moved to Maine, and there he met my mother and was married.

George J. Mitchell
I’m definitely nervous and excited. I feel like I’ve been playing off-Broadway, not to say that Boston doesn’t have a great theatre district or great theatre, but it’s not going to Broadway; it’s just a different city.

Todd English
If you could take a subway from the suburbs in Boston, where I live, to downtown in 10 minutes, that improves your life over sitting in a traffic jam. People should see that.

Noam Chomsky
The priesthood is not dying, but the clerical state is dead. It needs to be buried, preferably with a Viking funeral in Boston Harbor so nobody can miss the spectacle of its passing.

Eugene Kennedy
When my mom and dad got married, they lived in south Boston, which is where the first six of my brothers were born. After that, they moved to Minnesota, which is where the other five of us were born. So there’s 11 of us.

Denis McDonough
I think first thing and the most important thing, for me, is that Boston becomes my musical home, my musical family.

Andris Nelsons
I finally became a scuba diver at age 15 or so, and a couple of years after that, I attended a dive show that is held every year in Boston. It’s the oldest one in the world and it’s still going on – it’s called the Sea Rovers.

Brian Skerry
Obviously, I don’t want to leave Boston. Obviously, I love it here. Obviously, the fans have treated me great. No doubt about that.

Jae Crowder
Tom Brady is fun and happy. Boston is cranky and intense.

Colin Cowherd
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
I’ve never had any problem with race in Boston, so I don’t even want to talk about that. I never said anything about race.

Jae Crowder
I went to Wellesley College, and it was really hard for me to get a job after I graduated. I would go into places where I would not see any black people at all in Boston – like, zero. And then in publishing in New York City, it was pretty much the same. I knew that it wasn’t about the value of my work.

Chirlane McCray
When I first ran for City Council in 2013, I was told over and over again that I would likely lose, and for reasons beyond my control: I was too young, not born in Boston, Asian American, female.

Michelle Wu
Boston was a great town to go to college in. Maybe that’s why there’s so many colleges there. I love the town, and I loved Boston University.

Jason Alexander