68+ Best Boston Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Boston is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States, and the 21st most populous city in the United States. Profoundly inspirational Boston quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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Famous Boston Quotes

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

Each of us is a book waiting to be written, and that book, if written, results in a person explained. Thomas M. Cirignano

Everything about Boston is unique. It isn’t one thing. Boston is its own deal. Bill Burr

In Boston they ask, how much does he know? In New York, how much is he worth? In Philadelphia, who were his parents? Mark Twain

We say the cows laid out Boston. Well, there are worse surveyors. Ralph Waldo Emerson

When change cometh, she will bring peace at her back. She will not bend to your will; you must bend to hers. Adriana Mather

Boston is just a village, sprawling far and wide, more human than New York City. Frederich Engels

At least when I get on the Boston train I have a good chance of landing in the South Station And not in that part of the daily press which is reserved for victims of aviation. Ogden Nash

Boston is a great city and Music Hall has a fame almost as extensive as that of Boston. Frederick Douglass

The religious kids were really religious, the kind who push religion on others in a way that always freaks me out. They are like people who keep telling me, You have to see Hamilton! Honestly, no I don’t and the more you keep telling me, the less likely I am to actually see it. Though I have subsequently seen, Hamilton and it’s excellent. Colin Jost

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

Trinity Park lies directly across from the library, Trinity Church rising like a midieval thought amidst the glass and steel towers. Nick Flynn

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

Just to be in Boston, in Cambridge, on a Monday night was very horrifying to me. It frightens me. All the stores closing up by 5 or 6, coffeehouses being open maybe until 11, just the sense that the world shuts down and you’re left with yourself. Ann Douglas

That’s all I claim for Boston that it is the thinking center of the continent, and therefore of the planet. Oliver Wendell Holmes

I expect everyone in Boston has something like that ring, which is why I am glad I have never been to Boston. Catherynne M. Valente

Boston is a state of mind. Thomas Gold Appleton

When change cometh, she will bring peace at her back. She will not bend to your will; you must bend to heres. Adriana Mather

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

Abigail’s singing while I painted. How we laughed so when no one was watching. And how finding a black eyed Susan tucked into my business contracts reminded me of why I was doing that business in the first place. To really care for another is a reason to live. Adriana Mather

Boston is actually the capital of the world. John Krasinski

A place from away from society and all its ugly gossip and clicking tongues. Hester Fox

In Boston, our strength is really our diversity. Marty Walsh

Into the eyes of those she met Pollyanna smiled joyously. She was disappointed but not surprised that she received no answering smile in return. She was used to that now in Boston. She still smiled, however, hopefully there might be some one, sometime, who would smile back. Eleanor H. Porter

Oh, Boston, you’re my home. The Standells

In the wake of that uproar, Boston settled into a sullen calm, probably at the stern insistence of Sam Adams, who reprimanded the street gangs, printers and wharf rats who often identified themselves as Sons of Liberty. Nancy Rubin Stuart,

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

Inevitably, the British barrier ringing Boston created new hardships for residents. While initially forbidden to leave the city, new food shortages sweltering summer temperatures convinced Gage to grant some citizens passes. Even after the arrival of fishing boats civilians could not buy the catch until the British were supplied. Outbreaks of disease became common. Nancy Rubin Stuart

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

You must have never driven in Boston. August Cole

Anyone who lives in Boston knows that it’s March that’s the cruelest. Stephen King

She blew a strand of hair from her face. I don’t normally invite a near stranger into my apartment. I’m trying to work up my courage to do that. He reached out a hand to cover hers. I appreciate it. I can assure you that I am a law abiding citizen. As a cop, I have to have a clean record. Anne Perreault

When I’m in Boston, I always feel like I’m home. I almost cry I feel so good. Luis Tiant

Anyone who lives in Boston knows that it’s March that’s the cruelest, holding out a few days of false hope and then gleefully hitting you with the shit. Stephen King

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

I guess no true Bostonian would trust a place that was sunny and pleasant all the time. But a gritty, perpetually cold and gloomy neighborhood? Throw in a couple of Dunkin Donuts locations, and I’m right at home. Rick Riordan

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

Today I prayed for Boston, for America, my home away from home. Today, I realized how lucky we Sri Lankans are to have peace in our country. How I feel today, hearing of the bombs going off in the city brings back memories of how I used to feel four years ago in Sri Lanka when the LTTE was setting off bombs all around Colombo. That feeling I used to get when I hear about a bomb blast, the goosebumps, the school evacuation drills, the breaking news footage, and most of all, that fear we Sri Lankans used to feel, every second of everyday, it all came back to me today. Thank you God for bringing peace to my country, look after America the way you did Sri Lanka. Thisuri Wanniarachchi

Full of crooked little streets; but I tell you Boston has opened and kept open more turnpikes that lead straight to free thought and free speech and free deeds than any other city of men. Oliver Wendell Holmes

When Benjamin Franklin invented the lightning rod, the clergy, both in England and America, with the enthusiastic support of George III, condemned it as an impious attempt to defeat the will of God. For, as all right-thinking people were aware, lightning is sent by God to punish impiety or some other grave sin the virtuous are never struck by lightning. Therefore if God wants to strike any one, Benjamin Franklin and his lightning rod ought not to defeat His design; indeed, to do so is helping criminals to escape. But God was equal to the occasion, if we are to believe the eminent Dr. Price, one of the leading divines of Boston. Lightning having been rendered ineffectual by the ‘iron points invented by the sagacious Dr. Franklin, Massachusetts was shaken by earthquakes, which Dr. Price perceived to be due to God’s wrath at the iron points. In a sermon on the subject he said, In Boston are more erected than elsewhere in New England, and Boston seems to be more dreadfully shaken. Oh! there is no getting out of the mighty hand of God. Apparently, however, Providence gave up all hope of curing Boston of its wickedness, for, though lightning rods became more and more common, earthquakes in Massachusetts have remained rare. Bertrand Russell

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

God made women too beautiful and their memories too long. David B. Lentz

The spring in Boston is like being in love bad days slip in among the good ones, and the whole world is at a standstill, then the sun shines, the tears dry up, and we forget that yesterday was stormy. Louise Closser Hale

Chinese food in Texas is the best Chinese food in the United States except Boston. John Updike

When you think about Boston, Harvard and M.I.T. are the brains of the city, and its soul might be Faneuil Hall or the State House or the Old Church. But I think the pulsing, pounding heart of Boston is Fenway Park. John Williams

His ability to evoke Celtic pride was incredible. He would always talk about how all the old players called him up after an embarrasing performance and wanted to disassociate themselves from the Celtics. They wanted to mail in their championship rings, wanted their numbers removed from the rafters, and by this point there would be tears rolling down our cheeks and we’d want to kill. Bill Walton

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

The sky is the most glorious blue I’ve ever seen. Nick must have heard her quiet words. I used to think there couldn’t be a more beautiful blue in all the world. The sound of his voice pulled Elizabeth into his presence. She said with a curious glance. What changed your mind? He flushed though his green gaze remained steady on her, I saw your eyes. Debra Holland

Boston was a great city to grow up in, and it probably still is. We were surrounded by two very important elements: academia and the arts. I was surrounded by theater, music, dance, museums. And I learned how to sail on the Charles River. So I had a great childhood in Boston. It was wonderful. Leonard Nimoy

Boston has two seasons August and winter. Billy Herman

We’ll ride along the river. It’s a mighty pretty sight. Puffy white clouds floated across the azure blue sky. Pine covered mountains crowned with snowcaps folded down into foothills that ringed the valley. Beneath the clouds the play of sun and shadow cast hazy blue-green patches on the mountainsides. A distant large winged bird rode on air currents before diving into a clump of trees. Debra Holland

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

Truth like beauty seems to be in the eye and mind of the beholder. Helene Munson

Boston Their hotels are bad. Their pumpkin pies are delicious. Their poetry is not so good. Edgar Allan Poe

Who could better motivate Bill Russell than Bill Russell? Red Auerbach

Boston is not an avant garde place. It stays literally 15 to 20 years behind New York at all times. Paul Laffoley

You’re so pretty, Elizabeth, Why, I’d never have taken you for a spinster. Debra Holland

I’ve never heard a Boston accent in outer space, is what they say. I always go like, Oh yeah, what about English? Bill Burr

I didn’t mean to upset you, Ms. Hamilton, his gaze shifted back to her. It’s a beautiful sight and I thought you’d like to see it. She gasped in delight at the vista before her. Distant purple mountains framed lush green meadows speckled with brown dots of cattle. A silver river threaded through clumps of trees. In the middle of the valley, ranch buildings clustered around a large white house. Elizabeth inhaled crisp air into her lungs. Debra Holland

In Boston they ask, how much does he know? In New York, how much is he worth? In Philadelphia, who were his parents? Mark Twain

In crew, contempt is important. In Boston, Boston University and Northeastern crew are treated with contempt by the college up the river. Intramural crew is treated with contempt. Nonathletic coxswains Chinese engineering majors, poets are treated with contempt. A true coxswain is a diminutive jock, raging against the pint size that made him the butt of so many jokes at Prep school. He runs twenty stadiums a day, his girlfriend is six feet one, and he can scream orders even when he has the flu which he catches at least three times a winter. Lisa Birnbach

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

I had loved Portland. It was a clean city, with weather so delicate that at night you had to look at the streetlights to tell whether it was raining or snowing. Everything was heavier near Boston air, accents, women. Elizabeth McCracken

You must have never driven in Boston. August Cole

If you haven’t met Kenny Young you have not seen how the spirit of Boston can be embodied by one single man. David McCullough

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