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Michigan is a popular state in the United States of America, located in its upper Midwestern region.

The state of Michigan is also known by names like 'The Mitten State', 'The Great Lake State', 'Water Wonderland', and 'The Wolverine State'. Michigan is among the 10 largest US states in terms of population and ranks 11th in terms of geographical areas.

Michigan is well-known for its beautiful freshwater coastline, one of the main attractions of the Great Lakes state. The motto of this US state is ‘If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you.’ The capital city of this US state is Lansing but the largest city in Michigan happens to be Detroit. Interestingly, the state of Michigan comprises two peninsulas, the Upper Peninsula and the Lower Peninsula. While the Lower Peninsula is the hub of forestry, high-tech industry, manufacturing, services, and agriculture, the Upper Peninsula is primarily focussed on tourism. Scroll down to read some of the best Michigan quotes and Instagram captions to match your photos from your trip to the Great Lakes state.

Famous Michigan Quotes


(These Michigan quotes are some of the most widely recognized quotes that you can add in your Instagram captions.)

Over the years, several great minds have shared their thoughts about the state of Michigan which have been provided below. Pick your favorite Michigan quote for your Instagram captions!

"Michigan, with its delicious American name. How lucky one must be to live there."

- Gary Shteyngart.

"I was approached by friends who encouraged me to run for an open seat - attorney general of Michigan. It was a big risk."

- Jennifer Granholm.

"I think Michigan and the people of Michigan know – really, they know that I’m going to protect them. They’re great people."

- Donald Trump.

"When people think about Michigan, they usually think about cars."

- Sander Levin.

"California is beautiful to look at, but you can't be a part of it like you can in Michigan."

- Jennifer Granholm.

"As a Michigan senator, I feel a special responsibility to protect the Great Lakes. They are not only a source of clean drinking water for more than 30 million people but are also an integral part of Michigan's heritage and its economy."

- Debbie Stabenow.

"All 50 states had the same national economy. And on virtually any measurement you wish to look at, Michigan has moved up and improved against the others."

- John Engler.

"Given the professionalism of Michigan teachers, I think they’re not teaching because of the financial rewards."

- John Engler.

"There are no turnarounds at Michigan. This is greatness. Long tradition of it."

- Jim Harbaugh.

"You can take the girl out of Michigan, but you can’t take the Michigan out of the girl."

- Taylor Dooley

"We need to continue to make the case that Michigan is where you ought to be."

- Jennifer Granholm.

"Doesn't matter if you're a Democrat or a Republican in Michigan. We want jobs in Michigan."

- Debbie Stabenow.

"Top to bottom Michigan is about excellence, greatness. You have my pledge I will carry forward the excellence of Michigan football."

- Jim Harbaugh.

"The first thing to know about playing baseball in Michigan is, Michigan's really cold."

- Derek Jeter.

"For most of the 20th century, we didn't just enjoy economic success in Michigan, we defined it. Our innovators and entrepreneurs created the world's most productive companies, and our unions made sure that productivity led to broad middle class prosperity."

- Jennifer Granholm.

"Michigan is also the only industrial state that has a AAA credit rating."

- John Engler.

"When the hospital sends for me, when the ambulance comes and I ease my way out of the world, I'd rather be in Detroit, Michigan, than Lenox Hill."

- Elaine Stritch.

"God blessed me by putting me here for thirty-one years at Michigan and Trumbull."

- Ernie Harwell.

"Everything I've done in my career has started in and around Detroit, you know, the metro area and Michigan."

- Kid Rock.

"I love Michigan, to be honest. I don't think I'd live nowhere else. It's cheap! This is Detroit. A little bit of nothing gets you a lot of something. "

- Danny Brown.

"Michigan has a lot at stake in the defense industry, and the defense industry has a lot at stake in Michigan."

- Sander Levin.

"I love living in Michigan, which has been great for my kids and my family."

- Jeff Daniels.

"People in Michigan are good at separating fact from fiction. They know, better than most of the country, what happens to the economy and jobs when the scales are tipped too far in favor of one group over another."

- Fred Upton.

"Part of the reason I sort of shot out like a cannon out of Michigan and left home at such an early age is because I had to feel independent."

- Madonna Ciccone.

"As a little girl growing up in a small farming town in Michigan, my idols were women like Marlene Dietrich and Rita Hayworth."

- Dita Von Teese.

"Hockey is my favorite because I'm from Michigan. I used to figure-skate and root for the Red Wings. "

- Jana Kramer.

Quotes About Michigan's Nature


(This list about Michigan quotes for your Instagram captions primarily focuses on the culture, lifestyle of the state and its unparalleled beauty.)

Michigan is famous for its freshwater coastlines and mesmerizing views of the lakes in the state. Read ahead to add some color to your Instagram captions by describing the nature of Michigan.

"Truly landlocked people know they are. Know the occasional Bitter Creek or Powder River that runs through Wyoming; that the large tidy Salt Lake of Utah is all they have of the sea and that they must content themselves with bank, shore, beach because they cannot claim a coast."

- 'Song of Solomon', Toni Morrison.

"Life takes you down many paths, but the best ones lead to the beach."

- Unknown*

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"Every time I come to Detroit, I feel the same energy every time. The people are vibing. They’re outgoing and loving. They’re solid, and a lot of people aren’t like that."

- Algee Smith.

"Newaygo County, Michigan, is a strangely beautiful, yet almost fearful land. Its muscular forests flex around sodden lowlands."

- John T. Himmerman.

"I want to live in a land of lakes where the great waves break and the night runs into the day."

- Lord Huron.

"There is a gentleness in Michigan that you just can’t replicate."

- Jennifer Granholm.

"If I venture into the water in a bikini, the sight of my melanin-deficient Michigan belly might attract beluga whales. Sure, I could secretly live among them and learn their ancient ways, but I couldn't keep that kind of ruse up forever."

- Jennifer Armintrout.

"This couldn’t be just a lake. No real water was ever blue like that. A light breeze stirred the pin-cherry tree beside the window, ruffled the feathers of a fat sea gull promenading on the pink rocks below."

- 'Mystery at Laughing Water', Dorothy Maywood Bird.

"Living in New York, you get a lot of confidence; when I go back to Michigan, I realize how obnoxious and demanding and straightforward I am."

- Angel Haze.

"I lived the first five years of my life on a farm in Union City, Michigan, with my mom and grandparents. It was the most magical time of my life."

- Patricia Polacco.

"I think Michigan keeps you sane and on an even keel through the ups and downs. In Michigan, I do fireworks, shovel snow and live life."

- Jeff Daniels.

"Every August, I go away for four weeks to a place in Michigan. I work in the mornings, spend the month in shorts and flip-flops. It gives me time to think like an investor and come back in September for some heavy planning."

- Joe Mansueto.

"Detroit has its natural attractions: lakes all over the place, an abundance of trees and four distinct seasons for those who like variety in their weather, everything but hurricanes and earth-quakes."

- Elmore Leonard.

"But most of all, I'm a part of you people out there who have listened to me, because especially you people in Michigan, you Tiger fans, you've given me so much warmth, so much affection and so much love."

- Ernie Harwell.

"Michigan is my antidote to Manhattan. This is where I come to relax."

- Mario Batali.

Interesting Michigan Quotes

These Michigan quotes and Instagram captions will give you a glimpse of the spring season in Michigan and some interesting information about the Great Lakes State. Which ones did you like enough to select as your Instagram captions?

"There's only one way to tackle life, enjoy a day at the beach, and jump into a Great Lake: Headfirst!"

- Viola Shipman.

"If I had to describe the scent of Michigan in spring and summer, it wouldn't be a particular smell – blooming wildflowers or boat exhaust off the lake – it would be a color: Green."

- 'The Charm Bracelet', Viola Shipman.

"I want to be wild, beautiful, and free. Just like Michigan."

- Unknown*

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"It was raining heavily outside my window, April showers, keeping the current Michigan spring gloom at bay."

- Justin Bog.

"Even the southeast side of Grand Rapids must bow to the beauty of a Michigan fall."

- Daniel Abbott.

"My hands may be cold, but at least my heart is warm."

- Unknown*

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"Exercise is really important to me - it's therapeutic. So if I'm ever feeling tense or stressed or like I'm about to have a meltdown, I'll put on my iPod and head to the gym or out on a bike ride along Lake Michigan with the girls."

- Michelle Obama.

"My paintings repeat a feeling about Lake Michigan, or water, or fields ... it's more like a poem ... and that's what I want to paint."

- Joan Mitchell.

"I am so proud of Michigan's citizens for the kindness and generosity they have shown in assisting in this endeavor. It is truly heartwarming to see the compassion shown for those in need."

- Jennifer Granholm.

"It helps that in Michigan everyone goes inside from November through April. but from May until October they are outside, on display, and all of a sudden if you are single, you have a window to heaven and no way at all to get in."

- 'The Soul Thief', Charles Baxter.

"There's relief in not having to be outside. No gardening, no mowing the lawn, no tyranny of long daylight hours to fill with productive activity. We rip through summer, burning the hours and tearing up the land. Then snow comes like a bandage, and winter heals the wounds."

- Jerry Dennis.

"My wife and I now live in the summers in northern Michigan in an environment which is wonderfully conducive to research, and where most of my work in the last 15 years has been done."

- Douglass North.

"So if you want great sports, Michigan's the place to be."

- Rick Snyder.

"I grew up in Michigan, in a very small town, Centreville. In my graduating class I had like 92 people."

- Verne Troyer.

"Capitalism would have never let me be a filmmaker, living in Flint, Michigan with a high school education. I was going to have to make that happen myself."

- Michael Moore.

"Any way you slice it, increasing the minimum wage in Michigan... is likely to make it more difficult for the working poor to find jobs. ...those who most need the work will have a harder time finding it."

- Paul Kersey.

"It’s a success story here in Michigan. We have hiring going on. We have new industries going on."

- James P. Hoffa.

"I'm from Mt. Clemens, Michigan. It's right outside Detroit. The suburbs. I was always very heavily involved in theater back then. I was always in drama club or forensics. Anything that you could do that had some performing, I was doing it."

- Paul Feig.

"The current Michigan Constitution was written in 1961 and '62."

- John Engler.

Funny Michigan Quotes

This list of Michigan quotes compiles some of the funniest Michigan quotes to give you a good laugh about some peculiarities of the state. Spice up your Instagram captions or just have a good laugh with these quotes!

"I played Big Mama in 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' when I was 20 years old at the University of Michigan."

- Margo Martindale.

"I had a bet with Gordon Kane of Michigan University that the Higgs particle wouldn't be found."

- Stephen Hawking.

"Growing up in Michigan was fine...until I realized where I was."

- Lily Tomlin.

"Even here in Michigan my mom had found a way to climb before she even knew it was a sport. Before she’d ever seen a mountain."

- Kristin Bartley Lenz.

"Hockey is my favorite because I’m from Michigan. I used to figure-skate and root for the Red Wings."

- Jana Krame.

"Michigan is two radically different places - the North and the South which makes for good drama and contrast."

- Jim Harrison.

"An athletic trainer must put in 1,460 days of training to get a license in Michigan. An emergency medical technician needs only 26."

"I think I'll do well in Michigan. I've been talking about cars for five years."

- Donald Trump.

"Most of the time, I'm here in Michigan and I'm taking out the garbage every Monday."

- Bob Seger.

"The Michigan Republican primary apparently is tighter than Willie Nelson's headband."

- Dan Rather.

"I think I was 9, and my mom ordered them for me from a catalog. They bred like crazy, and I was selling gerbils all around Michigan. They wrote a story about me in the local newspaper."

- K.A. Applegate.

"The Cool Kids are Chicago. Me being from Michigan is a part of that dynamic."

- Chuck Inglish.

"I deeply appreciate the people of Michigan. I love their grit. I love the way they face life. I love the family values they have."

- Ernie Harwell.

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