Top Baltimore Quotes

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Favorite Baltimore Quotes

1. "People say 'The Wire''s bleak, y'know, but I see it as a love letter to Baltimore, and it's one written in a very strange and complex way."
Author: Aidan Gillen
2. "There's a lady up in heaven who must be very proud of the way the people in Baltimore have treated her boy from the Bronx."
Author: Art Donovan
3. "I tell people Baltimore is lucky to be rid of the Colts, they're so lousy, but I don't mean it."
Author: Art Donovan
4. "I was a social worker for Baltimore families. Now I'm a social worker building opportunities for families throughout America."
Author: Barbara Mikulski
5. "'Really,' thought I, 'we call Baltimore the 'Monumental City' for its two marble columns, and here is Edinburg with one at every street-corner!'"
Author: Bayard Taylor
6. "Huzzah! Free Trade and Sailors' Rights! But instead American ships are captured and sailors impressed by the thousands into the British Navy, becoming slaves to the lash, while the United States has virtually no navy to back them up. Baltimore native, Nathan Jeffries, son of an American hero, Captain William Jeffries, and his Quaker wife, Amy, is haunted by the memories of his fiancee, his best friend, his enemy's woman and his betrayal. Chesapeake Bay is no refuge aboard his father's brig Bucephalus;facing his worst fears, he is chased and captured by armed privateer schooner Scourge. In a violent world at war, Nathan must break his most solemn promise to his mother. For Nathan and the young United States, 1812 would severely challenge rights of passage."
Author: Bert J. Hubinger
7. "A week or so ago I did a two hour book review in Baltimore Maryland."
Author: Betty Hill
8. "I don't pay any attention to what the 'Baltimore Sun' editorial page says about anything."
Author: Bob Ehrlich
9. "We started playing the Baltimore Colts early, and I was still very impressed with Johnny Unitas, who just passed away recently. I thought he was one of the best quarterbacks at the time when I was very young, he was in his prime."
Author: Bob Lilly
10. "If we can rebuild Iraq, we can rebuild Illinois and Indiana and if we can do Baghdad, we can do Baltimore."
Author: Carol Moseley Braun
11. "I was just a bumpkin. Just a country bumpkin. I had just come to New York from Virginia. Or was it Baltimore?"
Author: Cass Elliot
12. "It isn't about the welfare check. It never was.It isn't about sexual permissiveness, or personal morality, or failures in parenting, or lack of family planning. All of these are inherent in the disaster, but the purposefulness with which babies make babies in places like West Baltimore goes far beyond accident and chance, circumstance and misunderstanding. It's about more than the sexual drives of adolescents, too, though that might be hard to believe in a country where sex alone is enough of an argument to make anyone do just about anything.In Baltimore, a city with the highest teen pregnancy rates in the nation, the epidemic is, at root, about human expectation, or more precisely, the absence of expectation."
Author: David Simon
13. "Baltimore Oeste. Te sientas en el porche, bebiendo una lata de Colt 45 envuelta en una bolsa de papel marrón, y ves un coche patrulla que dobla lentamente la esquina. El agente se baja del coche. Ves la pistola, distingues la pelea, oyes los disparos, te asomas para ver a los enfermeros meter el cuerpo del policía herido en la parte trasera de la ambulancia. Luego vuelves a tu casa adosada, abres otra lata, te sientas frente al televisor y miras la reemisión de las noticias de las once, después vuelves a sentarse en el porche."
Author: David Simon
14. "Murder often doesn't unsettle a man. In Baltimore, it usually doesn't even ruin his day."
Author: David Simon
15. "West Baltimore. You sit on your stoop, you drink Colt 45 from a brown paper bag and you watch the radio car roll slowly around the corner. You see the gunman, you hear the shots, you gather on the far corner to watch the paramedics load what remains of a police officer into the rear of an ambulance. Then you go back to your rowhouse, open another can, and settle in front of the television to watch the replay on the eleven o'clock news. Then you go back to the stoop."
Author: David Simon
16. "If a drug dealer falls in West Baltimore and no one is there to hear him, does he make a sound?"
Author: David Simon
17. "It seems that in Baltimore, one of the most violent cities in America, jurors are far more reluctant to convict criminal defendants than in the suburban enclaves that ring the city."
Author: David Simon
18. "Baltimore was like a small town when I got there - the Colts, the Orioles, guys like Frank Robinson, we all knew and respected each other. Everyone would cross paths at one point at Lenny Moore's Sportsman's Lounge, trading stories and having some fun."
Author: Earl Monroe
19. "Baltimore is warm but pleasant... I belong here, where everything is civilized and gay and rotted and polite."
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
20. "I hear of a convention to be held at Baltimore, or elsewhere, for the selection of a candidate for the Presidency, made up chiefly of editors, and men who are politicians by profession; but I think, what is it to any independent, intellegent, and respectable man what decision they may come to? Shall we not have the advantage of his wisdom and honesty, nevertheless? Can we not count upon some independent votes? Are there not many individuals in the country who do not attend conventions? But no: I find that the respectable man, so called, has immediately drifted from his position, and despairs of his country, when his country has more reason to despair of him. He forthwith adopts one of the candidates thus selected as his only AVAILABLE one, thus proving that he is himself AVAILABLE for any purposes of the demagogue. His vote is of no more worth than that of any unprincipled foreigner or hireling native, who may have been bought."
Author: Henry David Thoreau
21. "I was the first voice of Baltimore television in 1947."
Author: Jim McKay
22. "With the reorganization of 1898 finished, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad entered a new period in its history."
Author: John Moody
23. "The financial history of the Baltimore and Ohio since the close of the nineteenth century is interesting chiefly in connection with changes in the control of the property."
Author: John Moody
24. "My favourite characters are people who think they're normal but they're not. I live in Baltimore, and it's full of people like that. I've also lived in New York, which is full of people who think they're crazy, but they're completely normal. I get my best material in Baltimore – you get dialogue that you just couldn't imagine. I asked this guy in a bar what he did for a living and he said he traded deer meat for crack. I never realised that job even existed. You could make a whole movie about that person. And he was kind of cute too, if you could ignore his eyes rolling around his head. Although I did crack once, accidentally, and I thought: Oh my God, what, am I gonna rob my parents now? I prefer poppers – they're legal in London, right? I used to do them on roller coasters. They're illegal in Provincetown, which is the gay fishing village where I live in the summer. In the airport there are signs warning you to get rid of your poppers."
Author: John Waters
25. "I grew up in Baltimore. And yes, I am a big sports fan, especially when it comes to my local teams."
Author: Josh Charles
26. "I'm an everything Baltimore fan."
Author: Josh Charles
27. "Baltimore is a great place."
Author: Julie Bowen
28. "John Updike, in that book you gave me, he said the dead make space. Do you know what I think? Updike doesn't know dick about what it's like to be a homicide cop in Baltimore."
Author: Laura Lippman
29. "...Baltimore. It's imperfect. Boy, is it imperfect. And there are parts of its past that make you wince. It's not all marble steps and waitresses calling you 'hon,' you know. Racial strife in the sixties, the riots during the Civil War. F. Scott Fitzgerald said it was civilized and gay, rotted and polite. The terms are slightly anachronistic now, but I think he was essentially right."
Author: Laura Lippman
30. "Anyone can love a perfect place. Loving Baltimore takes some resilience."
Author: Laura Lippman
31. "I think Baltimore suffers from nostalgia and it keeps us from being honest in talking about what really happened here. A place doesn't have to be perfect to be beloved, and I love this city and I love it better for seeing its flaws."
Author: Laura Lippman
32. "She stands like she's trouble, and though her jagged haircut is trying too hard to tell me that she doesn't care what I think, the pugnacious set of her mouth tells me everything I need to know about why she got dropped out of all those schools. The hair is what tells me she needs help, all right, but her mouth tells me she doesn't need that much and she probably just needs time to work it out for herself. And I want, want, want to tell her not to sign the paperwork and to instead go out with me and live happily ever after in a tiny apartment in Baltimore because I always liked Baltimore and we could have two poodles, both shaved strangely to attract attention because I can see that's a big part of her, and pretty much eat take out spring rolls every night, because that's a big part of me."
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
33. "John is a cottage industry in Baltimore and the city opens its doors for him whenever he is making a new film."
Author: Mink Stole
34. "Baltimore is one of the most beautiful towns, really. And trust me, I don't say that about every place. There is just something so quaint, old and beautiful about this place."
Author: Polly Bergen
35. "D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, Austin... and you. I'll be there soon."
Author: Sarah Dessen
36. "I worked at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, lived there for three years, and lived in Baltimore for 12 years."
Author: Wendell Pierce

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