Top 77 Maine Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Maine Quotes from famous people such as Rosecrans Baldwin, Rachel Nichols, Terry Goodkind, Ricky Hatton, Cynthia Dill, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

My ambition was to be cosmopolitan. I grew up in the su

My ambition was to be cosmopolitan. I grew up in the suburbs. I went to college in Maine. I had a dream in my head that if you wanted to be the most urbane, living-life-to-the-fullest kind of person, Paris was the place to be.
Rosecrans Baldwin
I love the action that I’m able to do. I grew up in Maine, outdoors and playing with the boys and shooting skeet. I have my girly side, too. But, I do like playing the strong female roles, especially now with something as simple as Twitter, where you’ve got young women following you.
Rachel Nichols
I had to live this long, have the experiences I’ve had, to create what I do. I knew I wanted to write for years, but I had to be ready so I wouldn’t blow it. The move to Maine was the final step.
Terry Goodkind
I can remember crying in the Kippax at Maine Road when City were relegated to the old First Division in 1996. Dropping out of the Premier League seemed like the worst thing imaginable – and what didn’t help was the fact United were winning just about everything going at the same time.
Ricky Hatton
In Maine, nobody is required to belong to a union or pay dues.
Cynthia Dill
It was only after a while, after photographing mines and clear-cutting of forests in Maine, that I realized I was looking at the components of photography itself. Photography uses paper made from trees, water, metals, and chemistry. In a way, I was looking at all these things that feed into photography.
David Maisel
Maine is the only state in the country to produce wild blueberries – the industry is central to our heritage and culture.
Sara Gideon
Winter in Maine is a time of alternating rest and frenzied activity.
Tom Allen
In this part of the world, only Maine gives winter the welcome and the worship it should have.
Tom Allen
Planned Parenthood has been there for thousands of Maine people. From cancer screenings to crucial reproductive care, there are countless families that rely on their support and care.
Sara Gideon
There’s a reason I live in the Maine woods, where nobody knows what I do for a living. I think you can be better if someone who’s coming to see you perform has no idea who you really are.
Janet McTeer
Maine is a movable music festival in the summertime.
Sue Hubbell
And my response is 70,000 people in the state of Maine that paid income tax in 2011 will not be paying income tax in 2012.
Paul LePage
Maine people have a live-and-let-live philosophy, and tend to be fair and open-minded.
Chellie Pingree
I taught up in Maine a couple of times and wasn’t able to take a single picture. All that blue sky! Ugh. Sparkling clear air, just terrible. I couldn’t do it.
Sally Mann
Creating paid family and medical leave will create a foundation for healthier families, healthier workplaces and the chance to have a growing and thriving population of families in Maine.
Sara Gideon
Here in Maine, we’ve expanded Medicaid, put protections in place for seniors and people with pre-existing conditions, cracked down on big drug companies and protected reproductive rights.
Sara Gideon
In my home state of Maine, we’ve seen out-of-state groups with anonymous donors spend millions of dollars to campaign against issues that don’t fit their agenda.
Chellie Pingree
Ever since childhood, when I lived within earshot of the Boston and Maine, I have seldom heard a train go by and not wished I was on it.
Paul Theroux
We must provide our kids with the skills they need to stay and succeed here in Maine – that’s something we all agree on.
Sara Gideon
When I go to a bar, I don’t go looking for a girl who knows the capital of Maine.
David Brenner
I think Maine needs people. It needs diversity. It needs to be able to respect people. Openness is crucial for this state because we don’t want to be known for having the oldest state in the nation. We want young families.
John Baldacci
My mother’s family has been in Maine for over 300 years on the same farm. They have a King George III deed.
Alexander Chee
The fact is, even one Maine kid going hungry is one kid too many.
Sara Gideon
In the kind of New England I’m from, you are expected to stay and marry somebody from New England – well, Maine, actually – so I think it was seen as a betrayal when I left for New York, which has been my refuge.
Elizabeth Strout
I’m from Maine. I eat apple pie for breakfast.
Rachel Nichols
When I go skiing in New England, I usually wake up early and drive up to Vermont, New Hampshire, or Maine to make it in time for chairlift opening. That means leaving early and getting breakfast at one of the little quaint diners up in the mountains.
Sunita Williams
At one point, I was seriously considering playing Huck Finn in a production in Northern Maine in the dead of winter.
David Walton
I know a number of coastal trails in downeast Maine, all of them interesting.
Sue Hubbell
For too long, Paul LePage tried to stand in the way of getting things done in Maine.
Sara Gideon
My brother and I grew up in a setting in the woods very much like ‘The Witch’ in southern New Hampshire, and then we would drive up north to Maine to settings like ‘The Lighthouse’ for vacations.
Robert Eggers
Maine farmers are critical to our state, and they deser

Maine farmers are critical to our state, and they deserve an advocate in the Senate.
Sara Gideon
I went to college on the East Coast in Portland, Maine.
Tony Shalhoub
Reading newspapers in the state of Maine is like paying somebody to tell you lies.
Paul LePage
My mother, as a girl, had remembered this woman from Maine, someone who was part of the extended family somehow, and I recall her talking about this great, risk-taking woman. There are the most amazing, heroic stories in everybody’s lives.
Patricia MacLachlan
I always loved theater, growing up, and I was always like, ‘Wow, it would be so fun to be an actor.’ But my next thought was, like, ‘I’m from Nowhere, Maine.’ You know, no one’s from Maine!
Nicole Maines
In Maine, there is a deeply ingrained sense that you can always get a little more use out of something.
Tim Sample
Our rural communities are the heart of Maine, and we must invest in them – building our energy infrastructure, expanding access to broadband, and most importantly, making sure every single person has access to the health care they need.
Sara Gideon
I have been immeasurably honored to serve the people of Maine for nearly 40 years in public office and for the past 17 years in the United States Senate. It was incredibly difficult to decide that I would not seek a fourth term in the Senate.
Olympia Snowe
In the fall term of 1933-34 I was on my family farm in Maine.
Stephen Cole Kleene
All I know is that history repeats itself and people are going to want to experience the world. But I know then they are going to have a better appreciation for what is here in Maine.
John Baldacci
I spent most of my youth in Montana, where there are long, cold winters, but Maine has the coldest winters you could imagine. Not only are they long, not only does it snow, but it gets really damp. It’s a wet cold with a lot of wind.
Michael Finkel
But like the rest of the country, Maine has reached an impasse, for most of the mercury that fouls our skies, waters and land comes from outside our borders.
Tom Allen
I grew up on a dirt road in Maine, and pretty much everybody on that dirt road was related to me, and they were old. And so grumpy.
Elizabeth Strout
I work a lot in the summers. My family goes to Maine, where we have a little house. My wife’s a writer, too, and we can write for six hours a day and then play with the kids.
Ben Marcus
I met my husband, Jacob, in medical school. We married and went to live in Hawaii where his family lived. It was very beautiful, but I wasn’t used to being on an island and needed wide open spaces. Eventually we moved to Maine, New England.
Tess Gerritsen
Maine is wonderful. It can be very hard. I mean, if you look at the profile maps it doesn’t look it, but somehow when you get out there it’s really steep and hard.
Bill Bryson
I grew up in Maine working at a video store and found myself being pulled more and more to on-camera stuff.
Timothy Simons
We have been, obviously both in Maine and nationally, enmeshed in this false narrative that’s based on a fear of immigrants, when in fact we are country founded by immigrants.
Sara Gideon
The role of my job is I’m always trying to figure out where I need to be. Do I need to be at a college game, at an international game, with the team, at practice, with my coaches, with a few of the players, up in Portland, Maine? I mean, where do I need to be?
Danny Ainge
My blog is a celebration of the unexpected, settled, happy life I find myself living in Portland, Maine, at the ripe old age of fifty with someone I deeply love and am very happy with. That’s part of why I started the blog.
Kate Christensen
I was the United States Attorney for Maine for three years, and then was appointed a federal judge.
George J. Mitchell
We need to reduce carbon emissions, protect Maine’s key industries and preserve our coastlines from flooding and rising sea levels.
Sara Gideon
Many small towns I know in Maine are as tight-knit and interdependent as those I associate with rural communities in India or China; with deep roots and old loyalties, skeptical of authority, they are proud and inflexibly territorial.
Paul Theroux
Maine is the best place in the country to live and to raise our family. And it’s because of our people and our approach to life. No fuss – no frills – just the stuff that really counts. The beauty around us. Our connection to our mountains and lakes and ocean and farmland.
Sara Gideon
Every summer my husband and I pack our suitcases, load our kids into the car, and drive from tense, crowded New York City to my family’s cottage in Maine. It’s on an island, with stretches of sea and sandy beaches, rocky coasts, and pine trees. We barbecue, swim, lie around, and try to do nothing.
Hope Davis