Quotations on Boston

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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
(Keywords: Business, Time, Boston, Public)

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
(Keywords: Love, People, Boston, Chicago, Fact, Land)

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.
(Keywords: Government, People, Boston, First, states, United, University)

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
(Keywords: Work, Boston, Pregnancy)

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
(Keywords: Politics, Boston, Crime, Years)

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
(Keywords: Idea, Books, Boston, Question)

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
(Keywords: America, Boston, Cities, Class, Country)

If you're writing a piece for the Boston Pops, the balance is towards one end. If you're writing a piece for a chamber music society, then it's towards another point. I won't make a final answer on that. I think it changes with every piece.
- Peter Maxwell Davies
(Keywords: Music, Society, Balance, Boston, End, Writing)

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
(Keywords: Time, Boston, Play)

I was raised in Boston by three older brothers and a very strong and empowering single mom.
- Eliza Dushku
(Keywords: Mom, Boston, Brothers)

Since I do not believe that there should be different recommendations for people living in the Bronx and people living in Manhattan, I am uncomfortable making different recommendations for my patients in Boston and in Haiti.
- Paul Farmer
(Keywords: People, Boston, Living)

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
(Keywords: History, Love, Time, Boston, Cities, Rome, Study)

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
(Keywords: History, Idea, Boston, Democrats, Man, Party, Racism, Taxes, Tea)

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
(Keywords: People, Boston, England, Study)

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
(Keywords: People, Boston, Chicago, Class, Community, Middle class, Washington)

And that's the mistake that was made with Steel Pier. Roger was caught between a rock and hard place. It would have cost a couple of million dollars more to take it to Boston or someplace first. So we opened about a month too early.
- Gregory Harrison
(Keywords: Mistake, Boston, First)

The frozen ocean... of Boston life.
- Julia Ward Howe
(Keywords: Life, Boston, Ocean)

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
(Keywords: Health, Boston, Care, Russia, World)

When I was teaching in the 1960s in Boston, there was a great deal of hope in the air. Martin Luther King Jr. was alive, Malcolm X was alive; great, great leaders were emerging from the southern freedom movement.
- Jonathan Kozol
(Keywords: Hope, Boston, Freedom, Leaders, Martin, Teaching)

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
(Keywords: Funny, People, Boston, World)

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
(Keywords: Music, Time, Boston, First, Party, Washington)

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
(Keywords: Government, People, America, Body, Boston, Care, Fight, Meaning, Mission, President, Speech)

One of my first jobs was at the Boston Globe. I worked in the sports department six months a year. When I was ready to graduate, the sports editor gave me a job as a schoolboy sports writer.
- Will McDonough
(Keywords: Sports, Boston, First, Job, Jobs, Months, Writer)

Let's use the energy of this historic year to propel us toward our shared vision of a greater Boston.
- Thomas Menino
(Keywords: Vision, Boston, Energy)

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
(Keywords: Strategy, Boston, Community, Crime, Fighting)

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
(Keywords: Dreams, People, Boston, Children)

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
(Keywords: Health, Business, Boston, Care, Community, Experts)

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
(Keywords: Birthday, Boston, Events, Neighbors, Support, Will)

And it was from Boston that one in every six American families began their journey into the land of the free.
- Thomas Menino
(Keywords: American, Boston, Journey, Land)

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
(Keywords: Mother, Father, Son, Boston, Ireland, Parents, states, United)

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
(Keywords: Mother, Father, Boston, Elderly, Name)

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
(Keywords: Work, Boston, EnglFact, Now, Right, Trying)

Our situation here, without any exaggeration, is beyond description almost; it is such as eye has not seen nor ear heard, nor hath it ever entered into the heart of men to conceive Boston ever to arrive at.
- Peter Oliver
(Keywords: Men, Heart, Boston, Exaggeration, Eye)

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
(Keywords: Nature, Being, Boston, Magic, Years)

The VCR is to the American film producer and the American public as the Boston Strangler is to the woman alone.
- Jack Valenti
(Keywords: American, Boston, Film, Public, Woman)

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

Probably the biggest thing that surprises people is that I am obsessed with hockey. I grew up in the Boston area so I am obsessed with hockey since I was a little kid.
- Rob Zombie
(Keywords: People, Boston, Surprises)









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