Quotes of Boston

“ According to a news account last month, people leaving the Democratic National Convention asked a Boston policeman for directions. He replied, Leave here - and go vote Republican. ”

- Dick Cheney

“ 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 don't want to look back and be looking at three or four teams and what they're doing. We still have to keep our eyes on Boston. ”

- Don Mattingly

“ I don't know if we ever fully get over the pain of watching a child trying to find their way through a world that too often doesn't understand. ”

- Anne Ford

“ We are Boston, Glasgow is Cleveland. ”

- John McKay

“ There's no comfort. We know what the Boston Red Sox are all about. We saw what they did last year and that's very clear in our minds. ”

- Alex Rodriguez

“ This is Boston. You're going to have roller coasters. We need to climb to the top. ”

- Johnny Damon

“ Boston is a moral and intellectual nursery always busy applying first principals to trifles. ”

- George Santayana

“ It seems like it's inevitable. We both have great teams and we have to go through Boston now. They're the world champs. And you have to go through New York. We know that and they know that. ”

- Alex Rodriguez

“ 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

“ 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

“ I guess God made Boston on a wet Sunday. ”

- Raymond Chandler

“ At the end of the day it was a guy from Nepal and a guy from New Zealand who conquered the world's highest peak for the British Empire,... Bannister's feat a year later meant as much to the nation if not more. An Englishman had finally got to the top of the mountain. ”

- Frank Deford

“ If thou fill thy brain with Boston and New York, with fashion and covetousness, and wilt stimulate thy jaded senses with wine and French coffee, thou shalt find no radiance of wisdom in the lonely waste of the pinewoods. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ This is not Pittsburgh, this is not Kansas City, this is not Minnesota,... This is Boston right here. We're in first place. It doesn't matter what's going on. You just got to kick it right now. You can't be walking along backwards. You can't be panicking. ”

- David Ortiz

“ It would be sweeter,... Everybody would like to see the Yankees not make the postseason one year. If Boston wins that division, and we do our job by beating the Yankees, it would be a tremendous thing. It means we're playing good baseball against a team that sets the standard for good baseball. ”

- Bob Wickman

“ The thing that kept bringing us back to Pete's movie is that it was a story about real people. It (also) had a very specific locale; Chicago is to this movie what Boston was to 'Good Will Hunting,'... It was enormously heartfelt and, ultimately, nobody could deny being moved by his story. ”

- Ben Affleck

“ I don't know where all these anonymous sources come from. Unfortunately we're in Boston, so there's stuff being thrown out there,... Schilling's been hurt and it's taken him time to get ready. I even said after the season, in my book, that Schilling risked his career to go out there and pitch against the Yankees… ”

- Johnny Damon

“ What from the Church at Boston? I know no such church, neither will I own it. Call it the whore and strumpet of Boston, no Church of Christ! ”

- Anne Hutchinson

“ While you may not have Boston or New York in it from a ratings standpoint, you do have the third largest market in Chicago and Clemens going for Houston, a team who has never been in a World Series. ”

- Tim McCarver

“ My time in Boston was great. But now I'm here playing for the greatest franchise in the world. The team with the most championships. ”

- Johnny Damon

“ I've got to see what happens in the next few years with the Mets. Actually I'm grateful to Boston, but also to New York. ”

- Pedro Martinez

“ What we did in 2004 was great for the Boston fans. They had waited a long, long time. It made me proud to be a part of it and make so many people happy. ”

- David Ortiz

“ He seems happy. I read in the news that he wants to stay in Boston. Something like that, right? That's good. Sounds good to me. Having my man around once again. Hopefully, things never change. ”

- David Ortiz

“ They (Boston Celtics) played extremely well in the first half. They were focused and they had a tremendous approach to the game. ”

- Pat Riley

“ It's great to be back here in Boston. ”

- Mick Jagger

“ It's great to be back out there. When you hear the applause, people are out there wanting to see you. ”

- Martina Hingis

“ Those 224 companies operate more than 4,700 facilities in Boston, Miami and Seattle alone. ”

- Stephen Carter

“ I still have the original tapes that had the BASIC that we brought from Boston to Albuquerque that had the first versions of BASIC on them. ”

- Paul Allen

“ It seems like it was inevitable. You knew we'd win today. You knew Boston would win today. Even when they were down, 4-1, you kind of had a feeling. ”

- Alex Rodriguez
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