Maine Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Maine Quotes from famous authors such as Alexander Chee, Paul LePage, Paul Theroux, Michael Finkel, John Baldacci. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

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 best part of my life is I’ve been hired to work for the people of the state of Maine, and I’m very humble and very proud.
Paul LePage
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
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
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
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
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
In the fall term of 1933-34 I was on my family farm in Maine.
Stephen Cole Kleene
Loggers and mills in Maine and across the country deserve fair trade policies and more support from our federal government.
Sara Gideon
The fact is, even one Maine kid going hungry is one kid too many.
Sara Gideon
As Speaker, I passed Maine’s most aggressive carbon emission reduction and renewable energy standards, and in the Senate, I will prioritize moving toward a completely clean and renewable energy system.
Sara Gideon
When I was a child growing up in Maine, one of my favorite things to do was to look for sand dollars on the seashores of Maine, because my parents told me it would bring me luck. But you know, these shells, they’re hard to find. They’re covered in sand. They’re difficult to see.
Sarah Parcak
I support exemptions from the estate tax to ensure that when Maine farm owners die, their families will be able to continue to farm the land that they have protected and lived on, often for generations.
Tom Allen
When I go to a bar, I don’t go looking for a girl who knows the capital of Maine.
David Brenner
I was 17 when I left the small Maine town where I’d grown up. I wanted to do something I thought was important with my life, so I headed to California and didn’t look back.
Patrick Dempsey
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
We shouldn’t think of family leave as an elite benefit, only available at some companies. Everyone in Maine, whether they have a child or are caring for a sick family member, should have access to this same benefit. It should be like unemployment insurance, there for you when you need it.
Sara Gideon
There’s a food revolution going on throughout the country. And it doesn’t matter if you’re down south, up north in Maine, if you’re out west in Portland or Seattle.
Tom Colicchio
I am a big lover of the environment. I actually come from Maine, which is pretty much all environment.
Noah Gray-Cabey
The best thing about ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’ is that it has not turned vintage or old yet. People still remember, love and watch it whenever it is played which in itself is a stupendous feeling.
Alok Nath
I did 12 shows in 13 weeks at a summer theater in Maine where we were paid $35 a week. After taxes and $25 for room and board, I had enough money for a pack of cigarettes and a bowl of lobster bisque.
Martin Landau
Access to quality, affordable health care is particularly important here in Maine, where many of us own small businesses or are self-employed.
Chellie Pingree
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’s long and cold winters may help keep our State’s population low, but our harsh climate also accounts for what is unique and valuable about our land and our people.
Tom Allen
When you’re bi-racial, in the town I was in, in Maine, people kept asking, ‘What are you?’ It was like I wasn’t even human.
Alexander Chee
I don’t have time to have friends come and stay, except on weekends in Maine. I invite a lot of people to come to Maine.
Martha Stewart
Maine is a joy in the summer. But the soul of Maine is more apparent in the winter.
Paul Theroux
I grew up in Maine working at a video store and found myself being pulled more and more to on-camera stuff.
Timothy Simons
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
When I was in the Maine Senate and proposed Maine RX – a plan to lower prescription drug costs by forcing the pharmaceutical companies to negotiate – I was told by many people that it was too big an idea, and we couldn’t overcome opposition from the drug companies.
Chellie Pingree
When I have basketball camps and I tell kids my story, they’re like, ‘You played in Maine? In Israel? You did this and that?’ I experienced a lot, and I feel like it made me not only the person I am today, but the basketball player I am.
Avery Bradley
I was a huge fan of J. Courtney Sullivan’s novel ‘Maine,’ and like that novel, ‘Saint’ is a family saga set in Boston. Irish Catholic family secrets – is there anything better?
Elin Hilderbrand
I’m told I was born in Canada, but I was adopted, and I grew up in Maine and Massachusetts.
Buffy Sainte-Marie
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 is the largest producer of wild blueberries in the world. The woody plants occur naturally in the sandy gravel understory of Maine’s coastal forests, where little else bothers even trying to grow.
Jeanne Marie Laskas
I love the smell of freshly cut grass. It takes me back to summers in Maine.
Rachel Nichols
Maine’s welfare program is cannibalizing the rest of state government. To all you able-bodied people out there: Get off the couch and get yourself a job.
Paul LePage
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
I felt like I’d been misplaced in the cosmos and I belonged in Maine.
Terry Goodkind
Is there any nation on earth that has more natural attractions, from the scenic coastal towns of Maine to the volcanic islands of Hawaii and the natural beauty of our majestic national parks?
Stephen Moore
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
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 was the United States Attorney for Maine for three years, and then was appointed a federal judge.
George J. Mitchell
So my father grew up in an orphanage in Boston. He was then adopted by an elderly childless couple from Maine, who gave him the name of Mitchell. He moved to Maine, and there he met my mother and was married.
George J. Mitchell
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
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
When I left the state of Maine for college, I met my first really rich friends, and I discovered summer could be a verb.
Alexander Chee
Here in Maine, we know that the system of special interests influencing elections runs contrary to our democratic values.
Sara Gideon
Renewable energy has economic advantages that extend beyond steady, predictable electric rates – and Maine is in a good position to capitalize on those opportunities.
Chellie Pingree
Taking the time to read to children is not only a worthwhile investment but also a wonderful experience. I have visited 119 schools in Maine, and these visits are among the most rewarding experiences in my career in public service.
Susan Collins
As senator, Mainers can count on me to always prioritize Maine’s small businesses.
Sara Gideon
Maine farmers are critical to our state, and they deserve an advocate in the Senate.
Sara Gideon
Maine is the only state in the country to produce wild blueberries – the industry is central to our heritage and culture.
Sara Gideon
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
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
I was an infant when I was living in Canada, but when I was adopted, I was a baby, so I grew up in Maine and Massachusetts, and I returned to Saskatchewan as – in my late teens.
Buffy Sainte-Marie
It had rained on some vivid green ferns in Maine and it was quite beautiful. I was moving the camera slightly and studying the ground glass. Looking at those 20 square inches, trying to find out just what were the right elements to include.
John Sexton
‘Alaska’ was filmed at my family’s farm in Maryland; ‘Dog Years’ was filmed at the summer camp I grew up going to in Maine.
Maggie Rogers
In a way, I’m very interested in writing about Maine, because I think Maine represents its own kind of history. It’s the oldest state, and it’s the whitest state.
Elizabeth Strout
My greatest fear in the state of Maine: newspapers. I’m not a fan of newspapers.
Paul LePage
I’m from Maine. I eat apple pie for breakfast.
Rachel Nichols
Eventually, when I started studying Egyptology, I realized that seeing with my naked eyes alone wasn’t enough. Because all of the sudden, in Egypt, my beach had grown from a tiny beach in Maine to one eight hundred miles long, next to the Nile.
Sarah Parcak
Maine people have a live-and-let-live philosophy, and tend to be fair and open-minded.
Chellie Pingree
Just as the Red Sox proved the critics wrong, Maine can compete and can win.
John Baldacci
When I left Maine, I always wanted to be a working actor. I never cared too much about being the star. I just wanted to do the work and get on with it.
Patrick Dempsey
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
The skyrocketing costs of insulin are simply unaffordable for too many Maine families, and no one should be forced to choose between life-saving medications and essentials like groceries or clothes for their kids.
Sara Gideon
I give my grandfather, Dr Harold Young, a forestry Professor at the University of Maine, full credit for my career path. He pioneered the use of aerial photography in forestry in the 1950s, and we think he worked as a spy for the CIA during the Cold War, mapping Russian installations.
Sarah Parcak
The health, safety and prosperity of our communities are our top priorities, and state and local governments provide critical services that protect and serve Maine people.
Sara Gideon
Maine needs a comprehensive solar policy that brings us into the 21st century.
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
While Senator Collins continues to put the Affordable Care Act – and protections for Mainers with pre-existing conditions – at risk, I’ve fought to protect and expand access to health care here in Maine.
Sara Gideon
They’re each on separate coasts but I think that the deep Maine woods shares some similarities to the Pacific Northwest.
Mark Duplass
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
Reading newspapers in the state of Maine is like paying somebody to tell you lies.
Paul LePage
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
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
As human beings in Maine, we, without question, value our families above anything and everything else and it is time for us to put actual policies into place that allow individuals to show and act in that way.
Sara Gideon
In this part of the world, only Maine gives winter the welcome and the worship it should have.
Tom Allen
There is nothing more important for us in Maine than to welcome immigrants and help them not only become part of our community but for us to become part of their communities.
Sara Gideon
I am an avid fisherman, and my daily schedule is to write in the morning and then go fishing in the afternoon. In Maine, I fish mostly for stripers, and in the Florida Keys, I go after all kinds of game fish.
Rodman Philbrick
In more than 500 instances, from the Gulf of Alaska to Bar Harbor, Maine, FEMA has remapped waterfront properties from the highest-risk flood zone, saving the owners as much as 97 percent on the premiums they pay into the financially strained National Flood Insurance Program.
Bill Dedman
The people of Maine were tired of being in debt and tired of being overtaxed.
Paul LePage
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
There’s a quality of life in Maine which is this singular and unique. I think. It’s absolutely a world onto itself.
Jamie Wyeth
Nobody in Maine should be deciding between whether they go to a doctor, whether they buy their medicine or whether they’re putting food on the table.
Sara Gideon
I did not come to Augusta to provide lip service. I came to work for the Maine people. I also came to Augusta to root out crooked politicians and government corruption.
Paul LePage
In Maine, there is a deeply ingrained sense that you can always get a little more use out of something.
Tim Sample
I went to this very disorganized Jewish summer camp in Maine called Camp Modin.
David Wain
Maine likes to call itself ‘America’s Vacationland.’ For many artists, though, it’s the office. Since the 19th century, painters from all over the country – including Edward Hopper, Alex Katz, John Marin, Fairfield Porter, Neil Welliver and Andrew Wyeth – have spent large chunks of time there.
Terry Teachout
I’ve always driven big SUVs. I’m from Maine, and there’s a point to driving a big SUV in Maine. I don’t really need a 4WD in L.A., but on the 405, people are crazy, and you need a tank. I like the visibility factor.
Rachel Nichols
I left New York in 2009 when I fell in love with someone who had a farmhouse in New Hampshire… Portland, Maine, felt like the inevitable place for us.
Kate Christensen
Excellent education and an excellent environment are two hallmarks of our state. How we treat our environment is connected to so many other opportunities in Maine.
John Baldacci