112 Best Boston Quotes About 'The Hub' Of Massachusetts

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Boston as a city has a certain aura about it.

Known all over the world for its baked beans, the city is a hub of sports and culture. Numerous comedians and sports stars have emerged from this place, with the city being the home to basketball team Boston Celtics and baseball team Boston Red Sox.

Additionally, the city also hosts the Boston Marathon and was the site of the historic Boston Tea Party moment of American history. So, without further delay let us take a look at these awesome Boston quotes!

For more quotes like Boston quotes, take a look at these New York quotes and America quotes.

Inspirational Boston Quotes

Boston quotes are sometimes very funny.

Here are some inspiring Boston quotes from the New England city. You will also find one or two Boston accent quotes here.

1. "Massachusetts has been the wheel within New England, and Boston the wheel within Massachusetts. Boston, therefore, is often called the 'hub of the world,' since it has been the source and fountain of the ideas that have reared and made America."

- Rev. F. B. Finkle.

2. "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 live or dead men."

- Oliver Wendell Holmes.

3. "Boston does not represent the quintessential excellence of all the world's cities synthesized into a paradigm of urban beauty and virtue, but it is a place at once characteristic, mellow and mature, and possessed of many qualities not entirely divorced from charm."

- Lucius Beebe.

4. "And this is good old Boston,

The home of the bean and the cod.

Where the Lowells talk only to Cabots,

And the Cabots talk only to God."

- John Collins Bossidy.

5. "Boston is large enough to learn your independence, and small enough to make your own."

- Henry Winkler.

6. "I kind of look at Boston as my second home."

- Robert Parish.

7. "Boston is a great city - and Music Hall has a fame almost as extensive as that of Boston."

- Frederick Douglass.

8. "I know of no large city where there is so much mutual helpfulness, so little neglect and ignorance of the concerns of other classes."

- Harriet Martineau on Boston.

9. "This is Boston, a city with courage, compassion, strength that knows no bounds."

- Thomas Menino.

10. "Everything about Boston is unique. It isn’t one thing. Boston is its own deal."

- Bill Burr.

11. "Half the world wants to be like Thoreau worrying about the noise of traffic on the way up to Boston; the other half use up their lives being part of that noise. I like the second half."

- Franz Kline.

12. "From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank all the fans of Boston. I love those guys, they have been there for me in the ups and downs."

- Manny Ramirez.

13. "Today I prayed for Boston, for America, my home away from home."

- Thisuri Wanniarachchi.

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

- Luis Tiant.

15. "Boston is the one place in American where wealth and the knowledge of how to use it are apt to coincide."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

16. "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."

- Summer Sanders.

17. “It’s such a great city, visually. You can’t get that kind of look in Canada that you can get in Boston... You can’t get that elsewhere. It’s a very unique place in that way.”

- Brad Anderson.

18. "I guess no true Bostonian would trust a place that was sunny and pleasant all the time."

- Rick Riordan.

19. "Tanglewood was a place where gods strode the earth."

- Sarah Caldwell on the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

20. "Diversity gives our city a competitive edge."

- Thomas Menino.

21. "The world moves slowly, and Boston is much like the world."

- Frederick Douglass.

22. "I love Boston and I always will. I'll always have terrific memories and great fans here."

- Johnny Damon.

23. "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.

24. "There is about Boston a certain reminiscent and classical tone, suggesting an authenticity and piety which few other American cities possess."

- E..B. White.

25. "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

Famous Boston Quotes

Take a look at these famous quotes about Boston. Here you will find some Boston Tea Party quotes.

26. "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.

27. "My favorite band at the moment is the Dresden Dolls, they're from Boston."

- Gerard Way.

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

- Paul Laffoley.

29. "Boston's freeway system is insane. It was clearly designed by a person who had spent his childhood crashing toy trains."

- Bill Bryson.

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

- Frederick Engels.

31. "Boston has two seasons: August and winter."

- Billy Herman.

32. "A historic operation occurred over in Boston. Doctors successfully transplanted tissue from a pig's brain to a man's brain - and the man's brain did not reject it."

- Jay Leno.

33. "I guess God made Boston on a wet Sunday."

- Raymond Chandler.

34. "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.

35. "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.

36. "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.

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

- Oliver Herford.

38. "Chinese food in Texas is the best Chinese food in the United States except Boston."

- John Updike.

39. "As a matter of fact, I don't know of one artist as long as I've been alive that they put in regular rotation in Boston who wasn't already on a major label with a huge deal behind them."

- Slaine.

40. "Anyone who lives in Boston knows that it’s March that’s the cruelest..."

- Stephen King

41. “You must have never driven in Boston.”

- August Cole.

42. "We say the cows laid out Boston. Well, there are worse surveyors."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

43. "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.

44. "For every $5 that Boston's economy sends up to Beacon Hill, the state gives only $1 back to us."

- Thomas Menino.

45. "Boston State-house is the hub of the solar system. You couldn't pry that out of a Boston man if you had the tire of all creation straightened out for a crow-bar."

- Oliver Wendell Holmes.

46. "When I started at the Globe 40 years ago, there were seven newspapers in Boston and now there are only two. There were only three or four television stations in Boston and now there are a dozen."

- Will McDonough.

47. "No man has an appreciation so various that his judgment is good upon all varieties of literary work. Tomorrow night I appear for the first time before a Boston audience - 4000 critics."

- Mark Twain.

48. "That's all I claim for Boston—that it is the thinking center of the continent, and therefore of the planet."

- Oliver Wendell Holmes.

49. "I went to Dartmouth College, graduated, and had the opportunity to play two professional sports - I played for the New England Patriots in the NFL and professional lacrosse for the Boston Blazers."

- Brian J. White.

50. "All of my lower-middle-class Boston issues rose to the surface. I don’t like it when bratty, privileged old white guys speak to me like I am their mouthy niece."

- Amy Poehler.

Quotes About Boston Celtics

Here are some Boston quotes about the Boston Celtics.

51. "I guarantee you, if you could give me 10 points in all those seventh games against the Boston Celtics, instead of Bill Russell having 11 rings, I could've at least had nine or eight."

- Wilt Chamberlain.

52. "The Boston Celtics are not a basketball team, they are a way of life."

- Red Auerbach.

53. "Bill Russell, a famous philosopher from Boston Celtics once said 'When things go bad, things go bad.'"

- Jon Stewart.

54. "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.

55. "If playing hard is dirty, then I guess we are a dirty team."

- Isaiah Thomas.

56. "I've got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end."

- Larry Bird, Boston Celtics legend.

57. "What distinguishes a great player is his presence. When he goes on to the court, his presence dominates the atmosphere."

- Bill Russell, Boston Celtics legend.

58. "My most memorable moment came in 1985 as we beat the Boston Celtics."

- Kareem Abdul-Jabber.

59. "I lived to play basketball. Growing up as a kid, Bill Russell, and the Boston Celtics were my favorite team."

- Bill Walton.

60. "Push yourself again and again. Don't give an inch until the final buzzer sounds."

- Larry Bird.

Quotes About Boston Red Sox

Go through these Boston quotes on the Boston Red Sox.

61. "I'd love to play in a Red Sox game. It would be so awesome to actually walk out on the field and play, just for one inning."

- Denis Leary.

62. "Fenway is special precisely because it has what modern stadiums lack: seats that, while often cramped, offer the best views in baseball..."

- Neil deMause on the Boston Red Sox home ground.

63. "All literary men are Red Sox fans - to be a Yankee fan in a literate society is to endanger your life."

- John Cheever.

64. "You know, a lot of people say they didn't want to die until the Red Sox won the World Series. Well, there could be a lot of busy ambulances tomorrow."

- Johnny Damon.

65. "Turns out Valhalla had been sending its recycling to home plate at Fenway, which could explain any problems the Red Sox were having with their offensive lineup."

- Rick Riordan.

66. "The Red Sox are a curious thing because so much here is media driven."

- Michael Lewis.

67. "Just to be able to put on the uniform in general is a blessing, and when it says Red Sox on it, it makes it that much better."

- Mookie Betts.

68. "I'm helplessly and permanently a Red Sox fan. It was like first love...You never forget. It's special."

- Simon Schama.

69. "Here's the thing about Red Sox fans, or actually just fans from that region, in general: they appreciate the effort."

- Dane Cook.

70. "We picked the Red Sox because they lose. If you root for something that loses for 86 years, you’re a pretty good fan."

- Jimmy Fallon.

Awesome Quotes From 'Boston Legal'

'Boston Legal' was a TV series set in Boston with James Spader playing lawyer Alan Shore with other members of the cast, here are the best quotes.

71. "Let me tell me two things about myself. I too am a lawyer, I can be painfully vindictive, and I do not play fair."

- Alan Shore.

72. "What I give to you, what I share, I do with no one else. I like to think that what you give to me you do with nobody else."

- Denny Crane.

73. "From what I know about you, when things get tough you prefer to bury yourself in your work. Allow me to provide you with a shovel."

- Shirley Schmidt.

74. "I demand only one thing in a relationship, Christine, that I remain utterly alone."

- Alan Shore.

75. "You're a hoot, that's what you are!"

- Melvin Palmer.

76. "Alan Shore: What would you do as mayor of Boston?

Denny Crane: Oh, I don't know, attack Rhode Island. Small."

- 'Boston Legal'.

77. "I find it insulting to be lectured by an American about the environment."

- Judge Sean O' Byrne.

78. "I am very disappointed. I gave you a terrific speech last week, Bernie, appealing to the kind inner you."

- Alan Shore.

79. "You remember Muhammad Ali's last fight?...The tragedy that night, Denny, wasn't that he couldn't still box; he could."

- Paul Lewiston.

80. "I just saw this fair maiden here talking to a tree trunk, and since I'm an arborist I thought I could help translate."

- Alan Shore.

81. There’s a reason Shakespeare and many after him said ‘First kill all the lawyers.’ They’re talking about people like me, Jerry, not you.”

- Alan Shore.

82.  "Go subscribe to National Geographic. Make a list of the places you'll never get to visit."

- Shirley Schmidt.

83. "Do you know what my mother would call you? A namby-pamby. Weak and spineless, bellyaching about some trumped up medical excuse."

- Judge Brown.

84. "The man served in the Gulf War. The one that turned out okay. He was top of his class at West Point and Harvard Law School. I'd put my own life in his hands."

- Denny Crane.

85. "Objection, your Honor. You can't preface your second point with 'first of all.'"

- Alan Shore.

Great Quotes From 'Good Will Hunting'

Written by Boston local boys, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, 'Good Will Hunting' is considered an iconic movie set in this city.

86. "Some people can never believe in themselves until someone believes in them."

- 'Good Will Hunting'.

87. "So if I asked you about art, you'd probably give me the skinny on every art book ever written."

- Sean Maguire.

88. "It'd be an insult to us if you're still here in 20 years."

- Chuckie Sullivan.

89. "You'll have bad times, but it'll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren't paying attention to."

- Sean Maguire.

90. "So this is a Harvard bar, huh? I thought there'd be equations...on the wall."

- Chuckie Sullivan.

91. "Yeah, but this girl is like, you know, beautiful. She's smart. She's funny. She's different from most of the girls I've been with."

- Will Hunting.

92. "You don't know about real loss, because it only occurs when you've loved something more than you love yourself."

- Sean Maguire.

93. "You know what the best part of my day is? It's for about 10 seconds from when I pull up to the curb to when I get to your door. Because I think maybe I'll get up there and I'll knock on the door and you won't be there."

- Chuckie Sullivan.

94. "Dear Sean, tell the professor sorry about the job. I had to go see about a girl."

- Will Hunting.

95. "I don't care if you have a report on the boy. I don't care if you have a few laughs, even at my expense, but don't you dare undermine what I'm trying to do here."

- Professor Gerald Lambeau.

96. "I look at a piano, I see a bunch of keys, three pedals, and a box of wood. Beethoven, Mozart, they saw it, they could just play."

- Will Hunting.

97. "I just have a little question here. You could be a janitor anywhere. Why did work at the most prestigious technical college in the whole...world?"

- Sean Maguire.

98. "Morgan, I'm not going to Kelly's just because you like the takeout girl. It's 15 minutes out of our way."

- Chuckie Sullivan.

99. "Why shouldn't I work for the N.S.A.? That's a tough one, but I'll take a shot."

- Will Hunting.

100. "You'll never have that kind of relationship in a world where you're afraid to take the first step because all you see is every negative thing 10 miles down the road."

- Sean Maguire.

More Awesome Quotes About Boston

Boston quotes are very relevant.

Take a look at some more great Boston quotes.

101. "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."

- Edward 'Ted' Kennedy.

102. "In Boston, they love their sports celebrities. And it's great."

- Tom Brady.

103. "You always want to do games for fans that seem to really care. That is the Boston fan. They're passionate."

- Joe Buck.

104. "It was awesome. It was just great exposure for our sport and for our league to be in Boston."

- Jillian Dempsey.

105. "Boston is an unbelievable city, and for any athlete looking to become involved in the community, this is the perfect place."

- Danny Amendola.

106. "A Boston man is the east wind made flesh."

- Thomas Appleton.

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

- George Wein.

108. "I grew up in Boston, so it's a nice change to be cold after living in California."

- Matt LeBlanc.

109. "A profit is not without honor save in Boston."

- Carolyn Wells.

110. "Everyone says the best fans in baseball are here and I can't wait to be a part of that."

- Jason Bay on joining the Boston Red Sox.

111. "Boston: Their hotels are bad. Their pumpkin pies are delicious. Their poetry is not so good."

- Edgar Allan Poe.

112. "I've always had a love affair with Boston."

- Ayanna Pressley.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Boston quotes then why not take a look at New Orleans quotes, or Chicago quotes.

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