Top 90 Maryland Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Maryland Quotes from famous people such as Brendan Iribe, Rand Paul, Donna Edwards, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Susan Campbell Bartoletti, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I was born and raised in Maryland and attended the publ

I was born and raised in Maryland and attended the public school system.
Brendan Iribe
In 1979, the Supreme Court ruled 5-3 in Smith v. Maryland that a few days’ worth of phone records for a single individual were not protected by the Fourth Amendment. The NSA today, though, collects hundreds of millions of phone records from hundreds of millions of Americans without an individualized warrant.
Rand Paul
I was married for a little while. I chose to be married. Then I chose not to be. But in the state of Maryland, I could… That should be the case for all Marylanders.
Donna Edwards
I divide my time between Columbia, Maryland, and Lagos, Nigeria.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Born a slave, Harriet Tubman was determined not to remain one. She escaped from her owners in Maryland on the Underground Railroad in 1849 and then fearlessly returned thirteen times to help guide family members and others to freedom as the most famous conductor of the Underground Railroad.
Susan Campbell Bartoletti
I’ve been through college, and I lived in a trailer park for five years. I’ve lived in the trenches of Maryland, and I’ve lived in the suburbs. I’ve seen all aspects of American life.
Maryland is home to one of the world’s most highly skilled, highly educated workforces.
Martin O’Malley
Maryland is never going to be the low-cost place to live and work, and we shouldn’t try to be because we have a lot of other stuff we bring to the table. And you get what you pay for.
John Delaney
I went to college in the Air Force, and I went to college at the University of Maryland, who had college campuses on Air Force bases.
Carl Hart
As you may know, I was raised in an Italian Catholic family in Baltimore, Maryland.
Nancy Pelosi
Why, der language down dar in de far South is jus’ as different from ours in Maryland, as you can think. Dey laughed when dey heard me talk, an’ I could not understand ‘dem, no how.
Harriet Tubman
School after Labor Day is now the law of the land in Maryland.
Larry Hogan
To see classic rock, you had to go to an arena. But punk was happening everywhere, even in little towns in the middle of nowhere in Maryland. I’d drive out to places I’d never been, just to go and see it.
Bill Callahan
I’ve always wanted to walk the whole of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, which winds 184.5 miles from Georgetown to Cumberland, Maryland.
Laura Moser
My mom always wanted to go to Maryland to live there. Baltimore, actually. She had a best friend who lived there. She kept saying that she was going to move there and make that her home, but she only made it halfway across the country and got stuck in Iowa.
Vonda Shepard
Fifteen years ago, my wife and I purchased an authentic log cabin in Maryland. Painstakingly restored since, the cabin sits on a forested bluff high above a wide river frequented by ospreys, eagles, geese, herons, and other water fowl.
James Luceno
In 2011, at least a third of middle school and high school students who smoked cigars used flavored little cigars. Six states – Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Wisconsin – already have youth cigar smoking rates that are the same or higher than youth cigarette smoking.
Tom Frieden
I go to church too, y’all. And I’ve heard it, too. And I want to say to all of our faith leaders out there that I understand that probably in my Baptist church in Maryland, it is not likely that there will be performed – in my church – gay marriages.
Donna Edwards
Many counties in Maryland are above the average unemployment rate for both Maryland and the United States. We need representation in Congress who will make creating jobs the No. 1 priority so the people of Maryland can get back to work.
Andrew P. Harris
I’m from the DMV, which is D.C.-Maryland-Virginia – Prince George’s County in Maryland, to be specific.
I grew up in Columbia, Maryland, a planned community built during the sixties. During the early years, it was very integrated. I grew up being taught by black teachers with black principals and vice principals and, you know, a lot of black friends. We played in mixed groups, and I kind of thought that was how it was.
Michael Chabon
I often think of setting as an important character in my story. ‘Dark Powers’ takes place in Doncaster, a Maryland Eastern Shore community rich with watermen and historic atmosphere. I modeled it after a stunning little town called St. Michaels, but since a lot of bad things happen in Doncaster, I changed the name.
Ruth Glick
At the University of Maryland, my first year I started off planning to major in art because I was interested in theatre design, stage design or television design.
Jim Henson
Maryland is such a special place, man… You miss that warm, friendly love. It ain’t like that everywhere else in the world.
Benji Madden
In 1775, no fewer than nine colonies had established churches, ranging from Congregational establishments in New Hampshire, Connecticut and Massachusetts to Episcopal churches in the southern states from Maryland on down.
M. Stanton Evans
If there is a thread that unites all of our work, whether it’s in Iowa or whether it’s in Maryland or whether it’s among our young men and women in Iraq and Afghanistan, I believe that it’s the thread of human dignity.
Martin O’Malley
Maryland first allowed early voting during the 2010 primary elections. In November 2012, more than 16 percent of registered voters in Maryland cast their ballots during the early voting period, and some polling places, particularly in our larger jurisdictions, witnessed early voting lines that were hours long.
Martin O’Malley
There is an adage in business that says that you should only compete when you have a competitive advantage. When it comes to cybersecurity, Maryland has a whole host of competitive advantages.
Martin O’Malley
Tom McMillen was a three-term congressman from Maryland. He is the tallest member of Congress. Period. He’s 6’11”.
Luther Strange
For me, if ‘Maryland’ became half of what ‘Searchin’ My Soul’ became, as far as radio play goes, I would be thrilled.
Vonda Shepard
I was talking to Marylanders… What we were hearing, everywhere, was an overwhelming sense of frustration. People felt a huge disconnect between Annapolis and the rest of Maryland.
Larry Hogan
I grew up in a Navy family, and like most service famil

I grew up in a Navy family, and like most service families, we traveled a lot and moved a lot. I grew up on both coasts and in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., in Rockville, Maryland, and have had a great time doing it.
Alan G. Poindexter
The tax incentives in place for ‘House of Cards’ in Maryland have resulted in hundreds and hundreds of jobs and not just for actors, but for carpenters and waitresses and hotel workers. The amount of hotel nights and meals that the production of a television series brings to a state is staggering.
Ted Sarandos
Maryland is among the nation’s most vulnerable states to the effects of sea level rise from climate change, and we are taking strong action to reduce carbon pollution.
Martin O’Malley
Our story, Maryland’s story, is the story of better choices and better results.
Martin O’Malley
Maryland schools succeed because we have never stopped investing in our students and doing the things that work.
Martin O’Malley
When I was a toddler, we lived in Maryland and my mom would routinely pile us in the car to go see events unfolding in Washington, D.C. such as the return of Apollo astronauts, parading through the streets of D.C. on open back convertibles while we all waved pennants.
Martha MacCallum
My family moved from Massachusetts to Maryland after my sophomore year of high school, and that’s when I got the audition for ‘Uncle Buck.’ I took the train into New York, and I think I did the test with John Candy. Then I got the part, and it was my first movie and my first screen anything.
Jean Louisa Kelly
I’ve been down to the University of South Carolina, University of Maryland, Clemson, spent some time on different college campuses and I see that small-town family environment.
Jermaine O’Neal
In Maryland, we consider ourselves pro-growth Americans.
Martin O’Malley
There are these girls who live in Maryland: they’re the Patrick Super Fan Club Association of America. They’ve sent me videotapes of themselves just eating and talking about Hanson, and a loaf of bread that was really moldy by the time it got here.
Patrick Fugit
My first year of high school, I attended Duval High, home of the Duval Tigers. It’s located in one of most notorious neighborhoods in the Prince George’s County, Maryland, area.
The problems we face aren’t Democratic problems or Republican problems. These are Maryland’s problems.
Larry Hogan
I’d like to work with John Waters. I grew up in Maryland, so I’m a huge Waters fan.
Judah Friedlander
The University of Maryland was an inspiration for me, and the relationships I made there have lasted a lifetime.
Brendan Iribe
Mike and Heather and I rapped once or twice in New York and then we all wound up on a train together on the way out to Maryland. I think it was about a month and a half from the time we got cast until the time we shot the thing.
Joshua Leonard
I graduated from University of Maryland, 1996 – or ’97, actually.
Thom Tillis
The constitutions of Maryland and New York are founded in higher wisdom.
Ezra Stiles
In my own life, I had gone from Maryland State Honors Chorus and writing and singing my own songs to a musical silence. It seemed the busier my work life would get, the less I had to feed the other parts of my own soul, including the arts.
Shervin Pishevar
It’s a proud tradition we have of a diverse representation from the Maryland congressional delegation.
Kathy Szeliga
Maryland needs someone in Congress who will fight to create jobs, stop out-of-control government spending and defend small businesses.
Andrew P. Harris
Growing up as a kid in inner city of Baltimore, Maryland, the way I played the game, I used to always steal the basketball.
Muggsy Bogues
My father was a preacher in Maryland and we had crab feasts – with corn on the cob, but no beer, being Methodist – outside on the church lawn.
Tori Amos
Whenever I left New York, the Twin Towers welcomed me back in. It was a symbol of my city – the most unique city in the world, so when I moved to Virginia and later to Maryland, it meant even more.
Monica Johnson
I was living in Maryland and my first week was dreadful. My first week I actually got into a fight at school.
Christina Milian
Straight up, I’m from Waldorf, Maryland, you guys. Let’s not forget that.
Benji Madden
Well, my parents live in Cambridge, Maryland.
Kevin Olusola
I wanted to go to the underdog team – I wanted to build something somewhere like a lot of the other guys who stayed home at Maryland, like Vernon Davis and players like that. I wanted to stay home and do it in front of my family and my friends… Those thing matter to me.
Stefon Diggs
Yeah, I did some small parts in high school and the first year of college and then fairly soon thereafter I settled into the backstage scenery, and then at the University of Maryland I was doing posters for their productions.
Jim Henson
The gulf between Virginia and Maryland isn’t only a function of geography. It’s also sociological. Indeed, it’s probably not much of an exaggeration to say that Maryland suburbanites and Virginia suburbanites constitute two mutually hostile tribes.
Timothy Noah
Living in Maryland, I saw that the opportunities were far greater in California than back home.
Christina Milian
Though I had been born in Maryland, Montana was where I truly belonged.
Matt Rosendale
My senior year at College Park, University of Maryland,

My senior year at College Park, University of Maryland, I took an elective class in crime fiction taught by Charles C. Mish. He turned me on in a big way to reading and books. I was lucky to have a teacher who changed the course of my life.
George Pelecanos
When I taught a civil rights class at the University of Maryland Law School, I would do an exercise with my students. I’d write ‘civil rights’ on the board and ask them to tell me what immediately came to mind.
Tom Perez
Every Maryland family wants financial security, schools that work, quality healthcare, safer neighborhoods, and ever-expanding economic opportunity. These are the building blocks of a superior quality of life.
Bob Ehrlich
President Clinton, I sang at his post-inauguration party out in Maryland.
Aretha Franklin
My mother never asked me whether I wanted to go to college, but told me I was going – to the University of Maryland on an academic scholarship.
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
It was by a Maryland colonel in the year 1777 that the British received, in the gallant defense of an important fort, one of the first lessons of what they were to expect from American valor and patriotism.
Marquis de Lafayette
I believe that every child in Maryland deserves a world-class education, regardless of what neighborhood they grow up in.
Larry Hogan
I went to Goucher College in Maryland for the best possible reasons – to learn – but then I dropped out at 19 for the best possible reasons – to become a writer.
Anne Lamott
It’s always an uphill battle. You know, I’m a Republican in Maryland. This is the bluest of the blue.
Bob Ehrlich
I went to the University of Maryland for a year and was considering maybe, you know, being a medical doctor but decided my other interest was maybe flying airplanes in the Navy and just kind of changed my mind and changed schools and changed majors and decided to focus a hundred percent on that.
Scott Kelly
When Steny Hoyer brings up a resolution to support and recognize the University of Maryland men’s basketball team – I’m not making this up – before we even had March madness, then you just know that it’s just political favoritism.
Jason Chaffetz
My mother worked at the telephone company during the day and sold Tupperware at night. Evenings, she took classes when she could at University of Maryland’s University College, bringing me along to do homework while she studied to get the degree she hoped would offer her and me greater opportunities.
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Early on, I had a girlfriend come see me, and she was like, ‘Yeah, it was good, but you were funny at a dining hall at the University of Maryland.’ That’s when I realized I was contrived. I was reciting jokes. So I really worked on – no matter what – sounding like I was just talking to the people.
Ari Shaffir
In 2010, I attended Prince George’s Community College in hopes of transferring to The University of Maryland. My major was computer science, and the goal was to one day work as an I.T.
I was raised in Maryland. My mom was born in London, and my dad was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Jovan Adepo
For years, I have repeatedly said that Maryland taxpayers were being overtaxed and overcharged.
Larry Hogan
No state can match the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay, our beaches and farms, or the mountains of Western Maryland, the Port of Baltimore, or the historic charm of every corner of our state.
Larry Hogan
Because of Kipling, I’ve sometimes wondered about keeping a mongoose about the house. But given the cobra population in Silver Spring, Maryland – zero, when last I checked – we hardly need a Rikki-Tikki-Tavi.
Michael Dirda
A week or so ago I did a two hour book review in Baltimore Maryland.
Betty Hill
Senator Mikulski has done an outstanding job representing Maryland in the U.S. Senate for nearly 30 years.
Martin O’Malley
I believe this is a moment of truth for our country, a time when people of all parties and persuasions should stand together and denounce Trump’s campaign. That includes our governor here in Maryland.
John Delaney
We have been frustrated that there are a number of incumbents in Maryland offices who have been in office for years and years and show no movement or desire to pass the torch.
John Mahoney
I want Tom Clancy, the Maryland novelist, to write the story of the rest of my life.
Christopher Buckley
I flew fighters for the Navy in San Diego for three years, went and did my post-graduate education, and then I was a test pilot in Patuxent River, Maryland, for a few years. I was back in the fleet in the Navy when I was selected to come back here to NASA to become an astronaut.
Alan G. Poindexter
I went to an all-girls boarding school in Maryland. I used to laugh at the girls in the theater program – I was pre-med, National Honors Society; I was on that track.
Yvonne Orji
My favorite food in the world is hard shell crabs from Maryland.
David Benioff
Every year, once a year, in Maryland, I go for a week and overnight camp with about 50 to 60 kids with muscular dystrophy, all ages, seven to 21. And it is really fun. I have some great friends there and wonderful counselors.
Mattie Stepanek
To those who would divide us or drive us to the extremes of either political party, I remind you that Maryland has been called ‘a state of middle temperament.’ Our politics need that middle temperament as well.
Larry Hogan