Quotes on New England

The most serious charge which can be brought against New England is not Puritanism but February.
Joseph Wood Crutch

The New England Journal of Medicine reports that 9 out of 10 doctors agree that 1 out of 10 doctors is an idiot.
Jay Leno

The New England conscience does not stop you from doing what you shouldn’t – it just stops you from enjoying it.
Cleveland Amory


Only a liberal senator from Massachusetts would say that a 49 percent increase in funding for education was not enough.
George W. Bush

I have just returned from Boston. It’s the only sane thing to do if you find yourself up there.   Fred Allen

Summer person: ‘Nice little town, so old and quaint. But I suppose you have a lot of oddballs, too.’  Native: ‘Oh, yes, quite a few. You see ‘em around. But they’re mostly gone after Labor Day.’ — Adapted from Judson D. Hale, Sr., Inside New England, 1982

A Vermont year is nine months winter and three months of damn poor sleddin’.  Old Vermont farmer quoted byRay Bearse, author.


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