Top 122 Midwest Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Midwest Quotes from famous people such as Sam Jaeger, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Natasha Leggero, Kent Haruf, Kate Spade, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

There are so many stories from the Midwest that should

There are so many stories from the Midwest that should be told. L.A. tells one story, and it’s often about itself.
Sam Jaeger
We know enough to reject the stereotype that people in the Midwest do not care about their brothers and sisters.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Coming from the Midwest, I didn’t know about stand-up as an art. I just thought stand-up comedians were old men in suits talking about their wives.
Natasha Leggero
Writers who aren’t from rural states in the Midwest or the West often treat such people as if they were the Waltons or the Beverly Hillbillies.
Kent Haruf
Starting at 11, I was a movie-theater popcorn girl, a babysitter, a sales clerk – in the Midwest, they start them early!
Kate Spade
Because I was from the Midwest and untrained, I was completely open and ready to try anything. Many of my classmates were cynical and jaded; some already had conservatory training, and they were there simply to get that Yale stamp of approval, which they saw as a career stepping-stone.
Laila Robins
I don’t think any other holiday embraces the food of the Midwest quite like Thanksgiving. There’s roasted meat and mashed potatoes. But being here is also about heritage. Cleveland is really a giant melting pot – not only is my family a melting pot, but so is the city.
Michael Symon
I grew up in Texas, and I think anybody who grows up in the Midwest or in the South, it’s just a different way of life.
Haylie Duff
Midwest kids got to summer camp. There is something very special about being away from your parents for the first time, sleeping under the stars, hiking and canoeing.
Jami Gertz
Midwest elections have consequences.
Gretchen Whitmer
The Midwest isn’t somewhere you mix with those from the performing arts. But my mum and dad would go off to Chicago every so often to see shows. They would bring back the albums and the movies, those little eight metres, and we would all watch. I think that was when I fell in love with acting.
Willem Dafoe
I’ve tried and failed a lot. But I’ve also tried to be really clear about my brand. It is who I am. I’m a mum, I’m a wife, I’m 44 and from the Midwest.
Cindy Crawford
You can take the boy out of the Midwest, but you can’t take the Midwest out of the boy.
Joe Lando
I meet a lot of young people in the Midwest, and I saw what a difference a show like In the Life can make to their lives in some of these small towns where, you know, there are probably two gay people in the whole damn town.
Lesley Gore
I just think – the Midwest, if you grow up there, you’re deathly afraid of putting on airs. Any time a Midwesterner criticizes someone, it’s usually involving some form of being too big for your britches.
Gillian Flynn
I was raised Catholic in the Midwest, so I can’t enjoy anything.
Kyle Kinane
Classical pianist Awadagin Pratt. I first heard this eccentric and introverted performer when I was living in the Midwest. He was playing Brahms ballades – haunting.
Daniel Breaker
Foreign policy is something Americans care about when the economy is good, and when it isn’t, they hardly notice it. It’s hard to worry about what happens in the Mideast when you don’t have a job in the Midwest.
Kathleen Troia McFarland
After the success of ‘August,’ there were people saying I should change my life. And maybe I should have bought a yacht and traveled the world instead of returning to Steppenwolf to act in and write plays. But I’m from the Midwest, and that’s what we do: We go back to work.
Tracy Letts
It is critical to develop a biofuel industry powered by feedstocks produced in every corner of the country, in addition to the Midwest. That is why USDA has established five regional research centers working on science necessary to ensure profitable biofuels can be produced from a diverse range of feedstocks.
Tom Vilsack
I’ve completely embraced life in Florida after growing up in the Midwest. This is home for me.
Robin Zander
I stand for the Midwest. That’s why the album’s titled ‘M.O.,’ ’cause I’m still holding it down like that. My friends and family all call me Mo, so it’s kind of like really representing where I’m from and me at the same time.
I grew up in the Midwest and had a lot of exposure to big religion. I went to church every Sunday – my mother even sang in the choir – and most families I knew where practicing Christians.
Michael McMillian
She comes from the Midwest. She had me at a very young age and raised me on her own. She’s a very hard worker.
Lara Flynn Boyle
I’m a conservative dude from the Midwest. I went crazy out here in LA.
Jason Whitlock
I never wanted to return to Hollywood because Hollywood people and the fakeness – very artificial and not dear to my heart. After I lived in the Midwest, and I learned what sincere, real people were all about, I never wanted to go back.
Karolyn Grimes
In fact, ballet companies did not exist in the Midwest when I was a child.
Suzanne Farrell