65 Baltimore Quotes On Success In Life

These Baltimore quotes will inspire you. Baltimore is a major city in Maryland with a long history as an important seaport.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, knowledgeable, and encouraging Baltimore quotes, Baltimore sayings, and Baltimore proverbs.

Best Baltimore Quotes

  1. “The cities of America are inexpressibly tedious. The Bostonians take their learning too sadly; culture with them is an accomplishment rather than an atmosphere; their Hub, as they call it, is the paradise of prigs. Chicago is a sort of monster shop, full of bustles and bores. Political life at Washington is like political life in a suburban vestry. Baltimore is amusing for a week, but Philadelphia is dreadfully provincial, and though one can dine in New York one could not dwell there.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  2. “I’m an everything Baltimore fan.” ~ Josh Charles
  3. “What I like best in Baltimore is the people, the neighborhoods, and what goes on in the neighborhoods. Each has its own stories, own diners and own quirks. It’s about community. I also like everything Old Bay.” ~ Barbara Mikulski
  4. “Going to live at Baltimore laid the foundation, and opened the gateway, to all my subsequent prosperity.” ~ Frederick Douglass

  5. “Anyone can love a perfect place. Loving Baltimore takes some resilience.” ~ Laura Lippman
  6. “Baltimore is warm but pleasant… I belong here, where everything is civilized and gay and rotted and polite.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
  7. “The best image to sum up the unconscious is Baltimore in the early morning.” ~ Jacques Lacan
  8. “Once upon a time Baltimore was necessary.” ~ Gertrude Stein
  9. “Baltimore never changes much. People aren’t impressed by anything. It’s great; it’s not a trendy town.” ~ John Waters
  10. “Baltimore is a great place.” ~ Julie Bowen

  11. “If we can rebuild Iraq, we can rebuild Illinois and Indiana and if we can do Baghdad, we can do Baltimore.” ~ Carol Moseley Braun
  12. “There is a saying in Baltimore that crabs may be prepared in fifty ways and that all of them are good.” ~ H. L. Mencken
  13. “My mom had a Canon AE1 camera and I read the manual and that’s basically how I became a photographer. I was in the Baltimore punk scene. I knew it was a special time, so I went out and documented that whole era. I was the only person to really do it of my friends in real black and white, beautiful portraits.” ~ Jeff Vespa
  14. “Well I am from Annapolis Maryland. I went to High school in Baltimore, but I grew up in Annapolis. It was a cute town. We lived on a waterfront community. It was good, even though I don’t really fit the preppy boater kind of style.” ~ Christian Siriano
  15. “I had an opportunity with Baltimore to make it to the World Series, and that didn’t happen.” ~ Bobby Bonilla

  16. “We started playing the Baltimore Colts early, and I was still very impressed with Johnny Unitas, who just passed away recently. I thought he was one of the best quarterbacks at the time when I was very young, he was in his prime.” ~ Bob Lilly
  17. “If Baltimore’s view, that scientists who do not take the words of authorities are far removed from the ordinary behavior of scientists, prevails in the scientific community, then something fundamental, very serious, and very disturbing is happening to the scientific community.” ~ Serge Lang
  18. “Having secured my Indian actors, I started for Baltimore, where I organized my combination, and which was the largest troupe I had yet had on the road.” ~ Buffalo Bill
  19. “I grew up in Baltimore. And yes, I am a big sports fan, especially when it comes to my local teams.” ~ Josh Charles

  20. “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
  21. “In Baltimore, kids grow up very quickly. You’re placed in a lot of situations that a child shouldn’t be in and a lot of Baltimore kids lose innocence very soon.” ~ Sheldon Candis
  22. “You know why I love Chicago? Because this is just like Baltimore. Like, you can’t go to Baltimore and be fake. They gonna point you right out, like, “Nah, you fake, go ahead outta here.” They’re going to chew you up and spit you out if you’re fake. And if you come to Chicago, you can’t be fake, in terms of the love and the concern. You gotta be real. Your good intentions – people want to feel that. We don’t get enough of that.” ~ Felicia Pearson
  23. “I might refer at once, if necessary, to a hundred well authenticated instances. One of very remarkable character, and of which the circumstances may be fresh in the memory of some of my readers, occurred, not very long ago, in the neighboring city of Baltimore, where it occasioned a painful, intense, and widely extended excitement.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe
  24. “Justice needs to be served, what I think people of Baltimore want more than anything else is the truth. That’s what people around the country expect.” ~ Barack Obama

  25. “America is a country that is now utterly divided when it comes to its society, its economy, its politics. There are definitely two Americas. I live in one, on one block in Baltimore that is part of the viable America, the America that is connected to its own economy, where there is a plausible future for the people born into it.” ~ David Simon
  26. “We moved to Baltimore, Maryland, in 1979, when I was five. The funny thing is that, even though Baltimore had one of the top murder rates in the country in those days, I grew up hearing about how dangerous New York was.” ~ Philipp Meyer
  27. “My favorite characters are people who think they’re normal but they’re not. I live in Baltimore, and it’s full of people like that. I’ve also lived in New York, which is full of people who think they’re crazy, but they’re completely normal.” ~ John Waters
  28. “Baltimore is permissiveness. The pleasures of the flesh, the table, the bottle, and the purse are tolerated with a civilized understanding.” ~ Russell Baker

  29. “When immigrants go into the worse neighborhood and they fix it up, they should become citizens. I think that your people, when you save a place. But the problem is, then you see immigrants saving cities in Baltimore and you see 40 Korean groceries get burned down.” ~ Greg Gutfeld
  30. “Baltimore’s often called the most northern Southern town. It has a distinct essence. It’s definitely post-industrial, definitely Rust Belt, very working-class. I grew up outside of Washington, and I felt I was moving to a completely different place when I moved 30 miles north out of college.” ~ David Simon
  31. “Got a wife and kid in Baltimore Jack, I went out for a ride and I never went back. Like a river that don’t know where it’s flowing, I took a wrong turn and I just kept going.” ~ Bruce Springsteen
  32. “It’s not enough to celebrate the ideals that we’re built on, liberty and justice and equality for all. Those just can’t be words on paper, the work of every generation is to make those words mean something, concrete in the lives of our children. And we won’t get there as long as kids in Baltimore or Ferguson or New York or Appalachia or the Mississippi delta or the Pine Ridge reservation believe that their lives are somehow worthless.” ~ Barack Obama
  33. “I’ve been treated there (Camden Yards in Baltimore) just like everywhere else: you got everyone booing for you. I take that as a compliment.” ~ Albert Belle

  34. “I think Baltimore suffers from nostalgia and it keeps us from being honest in talking about what really happened here. A place doesn’t have to be perfect to be beloved, and I love this city and I love it better for seeing its flaws.” ~ Laura Lippman
  35. “I have lived in one house in Baltimore for nearly forty-five years. It has changed in that time, as I have – but somehow it still remains the same. No conceivable decorator’s masterpiece could give me the same ease. It is as much a part of me as my two hands. If I had to leave it I’d be as certainly crippled as if I lost a leg.” ~ H. L. Mencken
  36. “The people of Baltimore are great. I love Baltimore. What I looked forward to, every year, was getting a new apartment in a different part of town and hanging out. People started to see you in the character that you were, so everyone thought I was real police.” ~ Wendell Pierce
  37. “…Baltimore. It’s imperfect. Boy, is it imperfect. And there are parts of its past that make you wince. It’s not all marble steps and waitresses calling you ‘hon,’ you know. Racial strife in the sixties, the riots during the Civil War. F. Scott Fitzgerald said it was civilized and gay, rotted and polite. The terms are slightly anachronistic now, but I think he was essentially right.” ~ Laura Lippman
  38. “I couch-surfed for years. But I always wanted to live in Baltimore; I still do. If I had to choose, it would always be Baltimore.” ~ John Waters

  39. “Late one night our house was attacked with stones and bricks by five or six young Christians, and my father got very upset and frightened. Well, the next day he dropped dead of a heart attack. The community knew very well that he had a heart condition, so I lay a murder to the city of Baltimore.” ~ Madalyn Murray O’Hair
  40. “The financial history of the Baltimore and Ohio since the close of the nineteenth century is interesting chiefly in connection with changes in the control of the property” ~ John Moody
  41. “It seems that in Baltimore, one of the most violent cities in America, jurors are far more reluctant to convict criminal defendants than in the suburban enclaves that ring the city.” ~ David Simon
  42. “I grew up in a suburb of Baltimore with an extremely high concentration of Jewish families – where the Levys and Cohens in the high school yearbook went on for pages, where I could count far more temples than I ever could churches. Anti-Semitism, in our cultural biodome, was mostly an abstract concept.” ~ Jeffrey Kluger
  43. “I live in San Francisco, I live in Provincetown. They’re all the same, apart from Baltimore. Baltimore’s the only cheap place left.” ~ John Waters

  44. “I grew up in Baltimore which is a one of the biggest drug cities. I’ve seen a lot of drugs… so it was always around me, but I never really indulged in those type of activities. I never used drugs in my life and I was blessed enough with the wisdom and the strength to move forward.” ~ Mario
  45. “Yet again, the family of a young black man is grieving a life cut short. Yet again, the streets of an American city are marred by violence. What we have seen in Baltimore should, indeed I think does, tear at our soul.” ~ Hillary Clinton
  46. “What is left of the poor? Try to buy a fresh f**king vegetable in West Baltimore. It is a not completely inconceivable scenario in the future, we’ll all look like that… Waddling from convenience store to fast food outlet, chewing mindlessly on 99 cent hamburgers.” ~ Anthony Bourdain
  47. “I would never want to live anywhere but Baltimore. You can look far and wide, but you’ll never discover a stranger city with such extreme style. It’s as if every eccentric in the South decided to move north, ran out of gas in Baltimore, and decided to stay.” ~ John Waters
  48. “I’m a Baltimore Ravens fan and I’m a Baltimore Orioles fan. I have them tattooed on me.” ~ Carmelo Anthony

  49. “I think when you have Baltimore, which in the first night was practically wiped out or brought back 30 years. Because the police were instructed to stand down. You can’t let that happen.” ~ Donald Trump
  50. “He’s the leader on this team, I know when Baltimore let us have him, they thought they were giving us a problem. I’ll take problems like that anytime.” ~ George Steinbrenner
  51. “The kind of violence, looting, destruction that we saw from a handful of individuals in Baltimore, there’s no excuse for that. That’s not a statement. That’s not politics. That’s not activism. That’s just criminal behavior.” ~ Barack Obama
  52. “I would rather have come to Baltimore than the Yankees. You look at their situation, they’re the kingpin and you want to be that underdog that knocks them off the top. That’s pretty much the situation I’ve been in my whole career. It just makes for a better season when you knock the big guys off the top.” ~ Albert Belle
  53. “I love Baltimore, I want to retire a raven” ~ Jacoby Jones

  54. “So much happened (in 1968) it was hard to keep up with everything. We had Denny McLain’s thirty-one victories, Gates Brown’s great pinch-hitting in the clutch, Tom Matchick’s home run to beat Baltimore in the ninth inning, then Daryl Patterson striking out the side to beat them in the ninth. Excitement every day in the ballpark.” ~ Ernie Harwell
  55. “[My father] came over as an immigrant and didn’t know any English. He went to work at a sweat shop in Baltimore. He told me later that this guy was coming around, and the guy seemed to be for the workers, so he signed up. It turned out that guy was an IWW organizer . My father didn’t regret signing up; he just really didn’t know what was going on.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  56. “I don’t even know if I ever knew – some sweatshop in Baltimore. I knew with my other relatives – some of the women were in the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union and men were shop boys and things like that. I happened to be in Philadelphia, but the family was in New York. I could see what the union was doing for them.It really saved their lives.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  57. “A lot of kids are moving to Baltimore, because we have a great music scene and we’ve got edge. Come on down, we’ve got scary edge. But great edge – it’s still a city you can be a bohemian in.” ~ John Waters
  58. “Being from Baltimore, I’m a crab cake snob, and I’m very particular on where I eat my crab cakes.” ~ Mark Teixeira

  59. “I used to run away to New York from Baltimore all the time.I would get on the Greyhound bus and tell my parents I was going to some sorority weekend. I’d even make up fake permission slips, come to New York and just ask people on the street if I could stay with them and go see midnight movies.” ~ John Waters
  60. “I’m a different kind of Republican. I’ve introduced a five-year balanced budget. I’ve introduced the largest tax cut in our history. I stood for ten and a half hours on the Senate floor to defend your right to be left alone. But I’ve also gone to Chicago. I’ve gone to Detroit. I’ve been to Ferguson, I’ve been to Baltimore, because I want our party to be bigger, better and bolder…” ~ Rand Paul
  61. “We’ve actually seen Black man murders [in] many a major city in the United States – New York City, St. Louis, Missouri, from Cleveland to Baltimore. It was those sorts of incidents that were very much prevalent in the forefront of that jury’s conscience that allowed them to believe that this man [O.J. Simpson] could have been set up.” ~ Sterling K. Brown
  62. “I have enjoyed the years enormously in Cleveland and especially in Baltimore” ~ Art Modell

  63. “The first thing we should be concerned about the BLM movement should be the issues that the Black Lives Matter movement is bringing forward. There’s no fundamental platform being brought by activists in Oakland, Baltimore, or New Jersey. The main issues that you see, the commonality between activists all around the country, are trying to deal with the challenges in the criminal justice system, something that is very much central to my work. So my hope is that people stay focused on the urgency to create justice here at home.” ~ Cory Booker
  64. “We’ll always be grateful for the love we’ve received from all of our fans and supporters, and for winning a Super Bowl. I’ll always be proud to say I played for the Baltimore Ravens.” ~ Ray Rice
  65. “What care though rival cities soar
    Along the stormy coast,
    Penn’s town, New York, Baltimore,
    If Boston knew the most!” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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