Top 33 Upstate New York Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Upstate New York Quotes from famous people such as Vera Farmiga, Nargis Fakhri, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Carole Radziwill, Chris Cubas, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Ruminants are a perfectly normal thing to possess when

Ruminants are a perfectly normal thing to possess when you live in upstate New York. It’s just moving scenery. It’s kind of like the equivalent of Great Danes. It’s the way you keep your grass mowed. It’s the way you keep your weed-whacking to a minimum.
Vera Farmiga
When I was 12, my mum put us in a summer camp meant for children from low-income families. It was in upstate New York where we had to live in tents, fetch water, cook our meals, and even dig our own toilet bowls.
Nargis Fakhri
At ABC Cocina and Kitchen, 90 percent of our produce and vegetables come from Union Square, and that’s all from upstate New York farmers. We are simply committed to this idea of local, organic food.
Jean-Georges Vongerichten
I don’t consider myself part of the Kennedy family. It’s almost like a little point of honor. I’m a DiFalco at the end of the day. An Italian-American from upstate New York.
Carole Radziwill
I was living in upstate New York, in Kingston – small town, no comedy scene except for my friends and I doing these DIY shows and whatnot. And we put together this thing called the ‘Altercation Punk Rock Comedy Tour.’
Chris Cubas
Upstate New York in the middle of October. You can’t get more beautiful than that.
Paul Reiser
Growing up in a small town in upstate New York, some of the first real friendships I had were in chat rooms.
Zoe Quinn
I actually moved to upstate New York to the country.
Boyd Holbrook
When we were kids, my favorite thing was coming to upstate New York where my family is from and hanging out with my grandparents’ friends pre-Internet and them asking if we had stores or ‘Do you have TV in Alaska?’
John Gourley
People don’t talk about small-town racism in Illinois or upstate New York. They’re like, ‘It’s the South.’ And it is. It’s there. But it’s everywhere. But everywhere, there are also amazing people.
Tig Notaro
As a layperson, I consider myself fairly well-educated in terms of politics. My family always has been really interested in politics, and various members of my family have a hand in politics in upstate New York.
Reid Scott
I don’t shoot guns. I don’t know how to do that. I grew Upstate New York, so I fought with my fists.
Jimmy Fallon
I started a feta cheese company, Euphrates, in upstate New York in 2002.
Hamdi Ulukaya
We had moved cross-country from upstate New York to Kansas in the heat wave of 1980, with two cars, no air-conditioning, and a black dog. I can still see the infernal temperature of a hundred and nineteen degrees on a bank sign somewhere near Ohio.
Kevin Young
My maternal grandma was a tough, tough lady and a stern woman, who lost her husband young and raised six kids by herself. She lived in a mining community in Upstate New York and ran a boarding house for miners. She took care of an entire family and miners who lived in the house as well.
Steve Carell
In the ’60s, I was teaching humanities at a college in upstate New York and trying to publish a novel I’d written in graduate school. But nothing was happening. So I moved to New York City and got a job as a messenger at a place that made movies.
Wes Craven
Talking about theater, actually, I built a little barn in upstate New York, and I call it ‘the smallest theater in the world,’ but it has a mini stage and a red velvet curtain.
Philippe Petit
A staunch abolitionist, Hamilton was one of the founding members of the New York Manumission Society. He was a trustee and namesake of Hamilton-Oneida Academy, an upstate New York school dedicated to educating Native-American boys.
Eric Schneiderman
Thomas Young was born in 1731 in upstate New York. The child of impoverished Irish immigrants, he grew up in a log cabin without the benefit of a formal education. But he was an avid reader who began collecting books at a young age and eventually amassed one of the finest personal libraries in New England.
Matthew Stewart
Carnegie was a life-long dream because I was a born New Yorker. I was born in upstate New York, and we’ve played Radio City, and we’ve played The Beacon, but Carnegie was this mystical place, you know?
Joe Bonamassa
The most important thing is to find the balance between city and nature. I have that ‘hippie quality’ – my husband is a super-hippie Los Angeles boy – so we’ll have to make time to go to Puerto Rico, and upstate New York, and be sure we get to do outdoorsy stuff like that.
Ana Ortiz
I grew up in a super small town in upstate New York; my nearest neighbour was really far away.
Zoe Quinn
My parents were entrepreneurs. They ran a small ad agency in upstate New York.
Mike McCue
I spent my summers as a kid in an upstate New York hippie town called Saugerties.
Carole Radziwill
After being nearly eradicated from the lower 48 states by the 1960s, bald eagles were re-introduced to the Adirondacks in the 1980s, and I’m proud to report the view from my home indicates they are flourishing in upstate New York.
Frances Beinecke
I find myself listening to Talk Talk on repeat while I’m doing gardening in upstate New York. Their music is so languid, and I just love his voice.
Parker Posey
I started doing repertory theatre in upstate New York when I was 15, went back when I was 16, and by that time decided that I really wanted to study drama seriously and go to an acting conservatory called Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
Holly Hunter
I’m an upstate New York lifer.
Megyn Kelly
The 60s passed and faded and I grew older, and in 1987 bought a house in upstate New York, and it turned out that John Brown was buried down the road from my house and that he had lived there longer than anywhere else and his house was still standing.
Russell Banks
Hillary Clinton is not strongly identified with reforming the industrial food system. The Clintons were involved with Walmart and Tyson in Arkansas. Though as a senator, Hillary was pretty good at reaching out to the small farmers in Upstate New York.
Michael Pollan
‘We Were the Mulvaneys’ is perhaps the novel closest to my heart. I think of it as a valentine to a passing way of American life, and to my own particular child – and girlhood in upstate New York. Everyone in the novel is enormously close to me, including Marianne’s cat, Muffin, who was in fact my own cat.
Joyce Carol Oates
I was brought up in a very small town in upstate New Yo

I was brought up in a very small town in upstate New York.
Bill Pullman
I never thought I’d run for president. My parents were immigrants to this country – and leader of the free world was not on the list of careers presented to me as a skinny Asian kid growing up in upstate New York.
Andrew Yang