Top 44 Newark Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Newark Quotes from famous people such as Redman, Cory Booker, Derek Luke, J. R. Smith, Ice T, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Well if you from New Jersey, you always knew that going

Well if you from New Jersey, you always knew that going to Jersey Shore was way different from where you lived at. I live in Newark, and that is 150 percent opposite of Jersey Shore.
When we embraced social media, we took more control of the Newark narrative. We increased responsiveness toward residents. We drew more of our constituents in to participate in government and improve our cities.
Cory Booker
You have to understand the Newark Riots – a lot of people understand that the pain was the initial explosion of anger and alienation, but after that, the response, sending the National Guard troops – a lot of violence was carried out and perpetrated by those who were allegedly coming here to protect residents.
Cory Booker
Then I was working in a store in Newark, New Jersey, and I saw an actor in person, and I got so excited. My whole day changed. That’s when I decided to challenge myself to make my dreams become a reality.
Derek Luke
I can’t even go down to the park anymore back home in Newark, New Jersey because my homeboys won’t let me play. They tell me I’m too big time, too Hollywood, so they won’t let me play out there no more.
J. R. Smith
Because I first made my name as a rapper claiming South Central L.A., people often assume I’m strictly a West Coast cat. But my family was actually from back East. I was born in Newark, New Jersey, and grew up in Summit, an upscale town in north Jersey.
Ice T
Many people don’t know that New Jersey is a fertile breeding ground for writers, some of them quite renowned. And I would wager that most would be truly startled to learn that the star in the Jersey firmament is – drum roll here – Newark.
Sharon Kay Penman
I live in Brick Towers, a public housing project in Newark’s Central Ward. I moved in when the projects were privately owned by a man who the residents and I believed was a grade A slumlord.
Cory Booker
After Yale Law School, I was proud to try to live up to my parents’ example and began my career working for The Urban Justice Center in the streets of Newark, organizing residents to fight for better housing conditions.
Cory Booker
We know that there will never be a great Newark unless there is a great public school system for our city.
Cory Booker
New Orleans is just a microcosm of Newark and Detroit and hundreds of other troubled urban locales.
Douglas Brinkley
I was born into a middle class family in New Jersey. My dad came home from serving in the Army after having lost his father, worked in the Breyers ice cream plant in Newark, New Jersey. Was the first person to graduate from college.
Chris Christie
What good was being the king of the rackets in Newark, N.J., if you couldn’t have DiMaggio at your dinner table?
Richard Ben Cramer
When I was at MIT I was a good model minority. But the concept of an Indian immigrant creating e-mail in Newark, N.J., blows the mind of certain people.
Shiva Ayyadurai
We were one of the hottest bands in Jersey, but I was burning up because I knew I’d never be a star in Newark. I knew the action was in Nashville and that’s where I wanted to be.
Eddie Rabbitt
I live in Newark. My family lives in Newark. I own a house in Newark.
Cory Booker
My early childhood was spent in Newark, New Jersey, but my family moved to Denver when I was 12.
Anita Diament
The very first time I ever heard anything of mine on the radio, I was in New Jersey, and I was in my teens. I did my first record, which was an old standard called ‘My Mother’s Eyes.’ It was the old Georgie Jessel theme. I heard it on local radio out of Newark. And it was very exciting!
Frankie Valli
Jersey gets a bad rap. Most people make an assessment of this state on the ride from Newark Airport into Manhattan.
Eddie Trunk
My family came to Newark in the ’20s. We’ve been there a long, long time. My father’s name was LeRoi, the French-ified aspect of it, because his first name was Coyette, you see. They come from South Carolina.
Amiri Baraka
As soon as I got out of law school, I went to inner city Newark, New Jersey, to become a housing rights lawyer, because people fought for my housing rights, I was going to pay it forward by fighting for others.
Cory Booker
I didn’t finish college; my parents didn’t graduate college – we didn’t have a pot to piss in. I’m from Newark, New Jersey. I had to work. I didn’t think it would be possible for me to be an artist without having a job.
Barbara Kruger
I was a medium-level juvenile delinquent from Newark who always dreamed about doing a movie.
Shaquille O’Neal
My father is from Newark in Nottinghamshire and my mother is from the very north of Ireland. They’ve ended up in Scotland, where my father – well, both of them – will always be seen as having come from somewhere else.
Ali Smith
I think Newark has been in the crosshairs in every generation of the fight to achieve America. And I think Newark is a city that’s at that crossroads still.
Cory Booker
I reject the idea that the guy who comes out of Yale and goes to work in the projects in Newark is good, and the guy who goes to work for a white-shoe law firm is bad. We’re all mountain rangers. We all have peaks and valleys.
Cory Booker
I was once made honorary mayor of my hometown of Newark, Del.
Tom Douglas
I’d gladly take a grenade, if it meant saving Newark.
Cory Booker
I was born in Newark, New Jersey, and grew up in Summit, an upscale town in north Jersey. There was this tiny area of Summit where most of the black families lived. My parents and I lived in a duplex house on Williams Street.
Ice T
To play today in London, next week in Madrid and the week after that in Warsaw is a bit better than playing Newark and Baltimore and Philadelphia. I’ve been doing that for 20 years.
Norman Granz
The most horrifying thing I ever did was work as a steward on an airplane. I wanted to get hired by United. I thought, ‘With my languages, this will be amazing; I will work in First Class.’ But I could only get a job with an airline going from Newark, New Jersey to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
John Grant
Newark might be one of few the places where the politic

Newark might be one of few the places where the politics is tougher than even Brooklyn.
Hakeem Jeffries
We’ve invested in Newark’s children, the schools and teachers, and these are long-term bets that need a number of years to really pan out. We’ve seen and learned how important it is to listen to the community and really get a sense of what they need and want. And it’s a long journey.
Priscilla Chan
The fact that Newark is having poetry festivals and peace conferences – all of these things are building an undeniable thesis that our city is making incredible strides forward.
Cory Booker
The beauty of having your ego checked as many times as my ego was checked in Newark made me recognize how much I needed other people who were very different than me in order to get big things done.
Cory Booker
Newark faces real challenges.
Cory Booker
I think I’m drawn to people who dream big, and both films have that. In ‘Street Fight, Cory Booker wants to become Mayor of Newark, and in ‘Racing Dreams,’ three kids want to become NASCAR drivers.
Marshall Curry
A lot of the stories about urban America tend to be written on the margins. We focus a lot on these big global cities – New York, San Francisco – or we focus on cities that are having the toughest time – Detroit, Newark, Camden.
Matthew Desmond
My father was born in Newark, New Jersey, and my mother was born in Philadelphia. They both went to Stanford for grad school and met there.
Naomi Klein
We’re heading towards a perception tipping point where it’s going to soon become a foregone conclusion that not only has Newark turned a corner, but it’s way down the right road.
Cory Booker
In 1978, there was a 14-year-old boy working in Newark. He did in fact create the inter-office mail system and called it email. What they did before 1978 was text messaging.
Shiva Ayyadurai
There was a small point in my life in law school, right before I moved to Newark, when I didn’t know what I wanted to do, and I felt so lost.
Cory Booker
If I close my eyes, I can remember the first apartment where I lived with my family in Newark, N.J., in the late 1930s. The rooms were lined up like train cars – you had to go through one to get to another – and there wasn’t any heat or hot water.
Frankie Valli
I decided to sing again after settling in Newark in 1982. I had a burning desire to sing and lots of encouragement from my new wife, Earlene.
Jimmy Scott