Neighborhood Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Neighborhood Quotes from famous authors such as Cori Bush, Wayne Kramer, Susan Hayward, Ben Bernanke, Robert Lansing. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

Our libraries are pillars in the neighborhood – providing vital services, safe spaces to gather, and connections to essential resources.
Cori Bush
As time went on, we formed a number of different bands. We played in rival, neighborhood bands. We learned more songs and we learned how to play Chuck Berry music and we learned Ventures songs.
Wayne Kramer
I learned at a very early age that life is a battle. My family was poor, my neighborhood was poor. The only way that I could get away from the awfulness of life, at that time, was at the movies. There I decided that my big aim was to make money. And it was there that I became a very determined woman.
Susan Hayward
High levels of homeownership have been shown to foster greater involvement in school and civic organizations, higher graduation rates, and greater neighborhood stability.
Ben Bernanke
I wanted to be that cranky old guy that stands on his porch and yells at the neighborhood kids.
Robert Lansing
I was the kid in the neighborhood that was directing everyone else. I was director from the time I was a child.
James Gunn
I grew up in a nice neighborhood in Greensboro, N.C., which is not too big, but definitely not a small town.
John Isner
My main job and my overwhelming job starts with my family, my street, my neighborhood, and my city.
Eric Garcetti
In Bronxville, New York, we went to public school there, before London. Mother had a great belief in public school. She said it was very good for us to meet all the neighborhood kids.
Jean Kennedy Smith
First and foremost, Howard Cosell is sports. There are all these people, these fans, who claim that when Cosell does a game on television, they turn off the sound on the TV and listen to the radio broadcast. Oh, sure. You probably know critics in your neighborhood who vow the same thing. Well, too bad for them.
Frank Deford
I longed for funny stories about the sort of children who lived in my neighborhood.
Beverly Cleary
We grew up in the Rose Park section of Salt Lake City. It’s a good neighborhood but a tough one, on the poor side but proud. Sports are big. You learn to fight.
Tony Finau
It was just music all day… My neighbors were musicians, and my brother and my family and everybody… It was just a musical neighborhood. I think the neighborhood was such a good family type of vibe for me that I didn’t even realize some of the people weren’t my real family till later on in life.
Trombone Shorty
I’m from Naples. I was born in a poor neighborhood and I always, in my heart, felt like it would be amazing to be able to adopt a child from Naples. I could give someone the opportunity I had. I would love to give back in that way and pay it forward.
Giuliana Rancic
I grew up in a very, very diverse neighborhood back home in Maryland. And when I see that on TV shows, it makes me want to watch it, personally. I just gravitate towards that.
Jermaine Fowler
My neighborhood was normal. I had a neighborhood where everyone knew everyone. Typical American upbringing. Sometimes we got into trouble, but everyone watched after each other, so if my parents didn’t see me making trouble, another family would tell them.
Deontay Wilder
It was dangerous to hit the wrong kid in my neighborhood, because a lot of the guys I played with had fathers in the Mafia.
Tim Robbins
Basically, the last 30 minutes of ‘Goodfellas,’ that was my neighborhood… literally. There were people on my street who did nothing but just wash their car all day and wait for a package, and that’s what I thought being an adult was.
Craig Mazin
When I’m near a native community, I visit it. If I hear there’s a spiritual person in the neighborhood, I’ll seek them out.
Jon Voight
I was doing unemployment for a little bit and then I started a dog-walking business in my neighborhood. I went to FedEx and started printing out some flyers and hung them up around my neighborhood. Then I started walking people’s dogs for a couple months.
The year the bus drivers went on strike in Pittsburgh, I was twenty-three and living on the edge of the city in a neighborhood that was on the verge of becoming a ghetto. I had just been fired from a good job as a cartographer in a design studio where I had worked for about four months.
Said Sayrafiezadeh
It was the late ’70s when my parents met. My dad was a lighting director for a soap opera, and my mom was a temp at the studio. They moved into a house in The Valley in L.A., to a neighborhood that was leafy and affordable.
Meghan Markle
I wrote a lot of plays when I was little, and I made everyone in the neighborhood perform them with me. I was probably a really annoying friend to have when I was little.
Melissa Ordway
Everyone is treating it like a Hollywood story. In Madison, it’s a neighborhood story.
Chris Farley
Every field of astrophysics – whether it’s our local neighborhood of planets, nearby stars and their attendant planets, galaxies, clusters of galaxies, out to the edge of the universe – every field has questions that are awaiting the power of Hubble.
Heidi Hammel
I never thought I’d be anything, coming from a rough neighborhood. So my character was built on the street. I had to know how to carry myself; I had to act like I was older than I was.
George Hill
Slightly embarrassing admission: Even when I was a kid, I used to have these little spy books, and I would, like, see what everybody was doing in my neighborhood and log it down.
Heather Brooke
Young Thug, he gave me all the jewels. He literally paid me to leave the neighborhood.
Lil Baby
When I was growing up, I lived in a neighborhood that was largely Latino and I thought I was Latino!
Meagan Good
I wrote poetry, journals, and, especially, plays for the neighborhood kids to perform. I had an ordinary, happy childhood. Nothing much was going on, but I had fun.
Alex Flinn
Growing up, I was the only Indian kid around for miles, so I ached to belong. I had a neighborhood pack of nine guys and two girls, and we hung out all the time. We played football, baseball, and broom-hockey on the iced-up lake.
Jay Chandrasekhar
Every child in every neighborhood, of every color, class and background, deserves a school that will help them succeed.
Rand Paul
When you get frisked by the police at the age of 10, and they empty your schoolbag out in the street and kick your books around and calling you names because of where you live, you just get an anger towards everyone who is outside of your neighborhood.
Lukas Forchhammer
I would tell little Zavion Davenport that it doesn’t matter where you’re from and how you grew up, the neighborhood you grew up in.
Chi Chi DeVayne
As of late, ‘Boyz n the Hood’ really impacted me because I grew up in that same neighborhood. It was the first time I saw a true reflection of me, my neighborhood and my surroundings.
Wendy Raquel Robinson
I had grown up in a privileged, upper-caste Hindu community; and because my father worked for a Catholic hospital, we lived in a prosperous Christian neighborhood.
Aravind Adiga
The street I lived on for the first handful of years of my life was lined with modest, lower-middle-class houses with small front yards and cracked driveways – your typical North Jersey neighborhood, with all the odd hidden darkness that that implies.
Chris Gethard
I grew up in the streets in Boston in a row-home neighborhood playing hockey.
Howie Long
I was the only white kid in my neighborhood for most of my youth even in high school, so reverse racism was just as apparent as racism.
Shia LaBeouf
And besides, I’m so in Dutch with my neighbors here that I thought that was better than getting them all upset with what might be a fake bomb scare where they’d have to clear out the whole neighborhood.
Ernst Zundel
There should be marches in every neighborhood every day telling the people about the negativity of drugs and how the drugs help us to behave negatively.
Bill Cosby
I just wanted to impress the guys in the neighborhood that I grew up with.
Your job is to inspire people from your neighborhood to get out.
I don’t think I would have made ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ had Trump not been president. I felt so desperately like we needed to see a model of masculinity that was kind and loving and emotional, and could be the antidote to this president that we had.
Marielle Heller
Forest Hills was a middle-class neighborhood filled with snobby rich people and their screaming brats.
Joey Ramone
And if you are a parent, introduce your children to their neighborhood library. It will give them a real sense of independence to have their own library card and enjoy borrowing books.
Sarah Jessica Parker
I grew up in a working-class neighborhood, so there was always a sense of struggle, but we had hope.
Bonnie Hunt
In the United States, you can put on a cowboy hat and join the country-western neighborhood. If you’re down below 14th Street in New York City, that’s bohemian; that’s left-wing.
David Lee Roth
From 1961 to 1964, I was fortunate enough to work at a think tank in the Kenwood neighborhood of Chicago. As a writer and editor, I reported in a publication about the thinkers. Our offices were in a former mansion; I worked in what had been the ballroom. As I sat typing my copy, I imagined the dancers waltzing.
Karen DeCrow
American citizens and communities should be free to choose where they would like to live and not be subject to federal neighborhood engineering at the behest of an overreaching federal government.
Paul Gosar
We think, over the long term, the real key to value of a bank is does it have true deposits from true long-term customers? People who actually know the bank, live in the neighborhood, work there, maybe have a mortgage there, credit card… That, to us, is the key to a bank.
Wilbur Ross
For me, education has never been simply a policy issue – it’s personal. Neither of my parents and hardly anyone in the neighborhood where I grew up went to college. But thanks to a lot of hard work and plenty of financial aid, I had the opportunity to attend some of the finest universities in this country.
Michelle Obama
I was black growing up in an all-white neighborhood, so I felt like I just didn’t fit in. Like I wasn’t as good as everybody else, or as smart, or whatever.
Halle Berry
There was a lot of temptation to do lots of bad things in my neighborhood.
Gary Payton
I was watching ‘Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood’, ‘Sesame Street’, ‘Electric Company’, ‘Romper Room’, and ‘Villa Alegre!’ when I said to my self, ‘Hey, self! Wouldn’t it be fun to be one of those kids on the TV?’ My mom thought it was a pretty good idea, too… and she instantly moved us from the Bay Area to Malibu… nice.
Keith Coogan
I grew up in a highly Hispanic neighborhood. It was very rare to find any race other than Mexicans. I feel very comfortable around Spanish speakers and people from Mexico and people who don’t always feel comfortable living in the U.S. because they are in fear of being deported.
Emily Rios
People come to a show, then they go back to their neighborhood, and it has become like word-of-mouth. Everybody loves to turn somebody on to something. It kind of just snowballed.
Sebastian Maniscalco
I’d be the only disabled kid in the neighborhood playing football, and we’re playing full contact, and I’d always manage to get open.
Josh Blue
My mother was known as the ‘bird lady’ of the neighborhood. Anything injured, or any unusual creature somebody found, they would always come to our doorstep.
Sylvia Earle
There are a lot of children in our country that, because of their neighborhood or socio-economic status, do not have the opportunity to attend a good school that will prepare them for life’s challenges.
Jared Polis
‘Serial Mom’ tested really well when we finally got with the right audience. But they would go to some shopping mall in a deep, deep suburban L.A. neighborhood where they knew people would hate, and they just wanted to spend money to prove that people wouldn’t like it. The movie was not a success when it came out.
John Waters
I think basketball harnessed and built my toughness and competitiveness. I grew up in a tough neighborhood, and you were either going to cry and moan about it or get tough.
John Wall
I’m told that as a child, when my dad was alive, I’d get up, put on my coat and go sit in the back of his car. The driver would just go around the neighborhood – as long as I had my little trip, I was happy.
Kerry Kennedy
I’m an only child and grew up in a bad neighborhood. My parents weren’t well-off, but they would save up to get me video games. Games were something I did because I couldn’t really go outside where bad things were going on.
Roy Hibbert
My neighborhood, Coconut Grove, we always played in the streets. It was corner against corner. We all had football teams. Different neighborhoods.
Frank Gore
I am born and raised in the Bronx. Where I grew up, it is a really working-class neighborhood and it does give you a really good work ethic.
Cara Buono
Putting up the festive lights outdoors is my husband’s responsibility and he really jazzes it, managing to attract everyone’s attention in the neighborhood!
Amrapali Gupta
The voting booth joint is a great leveler; the whole neighborhood – rich, poor, old, young, decrepit and spunky – they all turn out in one day.
David Byrne
I grew up in a decently tough neighborhood.
Chris Weidman
If I moved to L.A., I wouldn’t move to a ghetto neighborhood. I’d move to some posh, fancy place.
Lukas Forchhammer
Yeah, we’ve made beautiful strides, but what percentage of black people has made that stride when I go back to my neighborhood and see the same thing? I’m the only one who came out of my neighborhood. All of them dead, on drugs, selling drugs. Am I supposed to be honored and happy just by my success?
Larry Johnson
I’m from a neighborhood that isn’t amazing – it’s not the worst, either – and I was happy. But Atlanta is just one area of a country. There’s a world out there I wanna touch.
Shameik Moore
Though many people said there is no joint border between Turkey and Montenegro, it feels like we are next to each other. We are in the same neighborhood.
Igor Luksic
My parents were children during the Great Depression of the 1930s, and it scarred them. Especially my father, who saw destitution in his Brooklyn, New York neighborhood; adults standing in so called ‘bread lines,’ children begging in the streets.
Bill O’Reilly
I grew up in a great neighborhood, and I remember that you just walked out the front door, and you had a ton of friends to hang out and play with.
Lori Loughlin
I always loved the way music made me feel. I did sports at school and all, but when I got home, it was just music. Everybody in my neighborhood loved music. I could jump the back fence and be in the park where there were ghetto blasters everywhere.
Dr. Dre
At the time I attempted to purchase the rights back for the 3 Homestead records, but the owner demanded an outrageous sum in the neighborhood of $10,000, about 10 times more money than I could get my hands on at the time.
Mark Edwards
I grew up in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. At the time I was growing up with my father – before it was gentrified – it was a very rough neighborhood. He felt that if I got into or started embracing the rap culture, I would be one step closer to being on the streets.
Kerby Jean-Raymond
The women’s movement hit my neighborhood like a freight train. Everybody got divorced. You wonder what would have happened to women if the suburbs hadn’t been built.
Susan Faludi
From the year of his birth in 1914 until the outbreak of war in 1941, my father lived in a mostly white, mostly working-class, mostly Irish Catholic neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York.
Tim O’Brien
Prior to high school, I played a lot of neighborhood football.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
When you grow up in poverty, suffer from abuse, live in a violent neighborhood, come from a broken home, lack positive role models, are told you’ll never amount to anything, etc, the challenges are enormous.
Christine Tsai
Aw man, growing up I just loved sneakers. In my neighborhood, having the freshest shoes was always a key. A major key.
Nick Young
I was a very observant child. The boys in my books are based on boys in my neighborhood growing up.
Beverly Cleary
I also developed an interest in sports, and played in informal games at a nearby school yard where the neighborhood children met to play touch football, baseball, basketball and occasionally, ice hockey.
Steven Chu
Even in my neighborhood, the kids come to me for interviews for their term papers. I ask them later what grades they got, and they’re always A-pluses.
Stephanie Kwolek
There is no need for neighborhood informants and paper dossiers if the government can see citizens’ every Web site visit, e-mail and text message.
Adam Cohen
Deep walkability describes a city that is built in such a way that you can move from one area to another on foot, on bicycle, on transit and have an experience that remains a pleasant one, that you feel you are welcome not just in the neighborhood but moving between neighborhoods.
Alex Steffen
Al Qaeda has overplayed their hand. What the al Qaeda do when they go into a town or village or a neighborhood inside a major city is they get a stranglehold on the people themselves. They force the men to wear beards and the women to be properly costumed and essentially completely covered up.
Jack Keane
I grew up in a house with a mother who was a teacher and a Freedom Rider – very left-wing Democrats living in a heterogeneous working-class neighborhood. I picked up a lot of those values there, and I brought them with me when I showed up in Hollywood.
Ben Affleck
I had a happy, dramafree youth, growing up in an upper-middle-class neighborhood in Dallas, Texas. The only thing that was slightly unusual compared to most of my friends was that I was an only child… I don’t think that’s why my parents gave me a dummy, at least they’ve never copped to it.
Jeff Dunham
I used to walk around with a stick. My dad used to call me Moses. It’s on a home video. He said, ‘That kid would rather lead no one than follow anyone.’ I had dogs following me in the neighborhood. I had neighborhood kids coming over.
Brad D. Smith
I did everything to get food. I have stolen for food. I have jumped in huge garbage bins with maggots for food. I have befriended people in the neighborhood who I knew had mothers who cooked three meals a day for food, and I sacrificed a childhood for food and grew up in immense shame.
Viola Davis
Really, I think that going out and playing with your friends is kind of becoming a lost art, with the kids in the neighborhood.
Frank Shorter
Toddlers need to get off the soccer field and onto the playground. Children need to get out of the gym and into neighborhood stickball games. We need to give kids room to create their own rules, set their own terms, and move their bodies in their own ways.
Darell Hammond
As an early advocate for neighborhood policing, I’ve been heartened to see the tangible impact of police officers spending less time in their station houses and more time on our street corners, developing collaborative relationships with residents and businesses that help us fight and deter crime.
Eric Adams
In my Philly neighborhood, black and white kids hung together without even thinking about it. The spirit of Martin Luther King was alive and well.
Daryl Hall
In Japan, I live in a little neighborhood in the middle of nowhere. I don’t have a bicycle or a car or anything, so my only movement is within the boundaries of my feet. I feel there’s a need for that kind of conscientious objection to the momentum of the world.
Pico Iyer
I grew up in the neighborhood where Eric Garner died. No one knows that about me.
Dan Donovan
My dad gave me his camera, so I spent my childhood making movies with the kids in the neighborhood as actors.
Michael Giacchino
I was part of that group of kids growing up in the ’80s under the Reagan regime, what I used to call ‘living in the shadow of Dr. Manhattan,’ where we would have dreams all the time that New York City was being destroyed, and that that wall of light and destruction was rolling out and would just devour our neighborhood.
Junot Diaz
I’m a kid who grew up in an all African-American neighborhood and got into schools and aspired to just be me, and didn’t worry about labels or anything. Just wanted to be a success at what I did.
Darius Rucker
I hate to date myself, but my earliest memories are Flash Gordon. I would love playing Flash Gordon in the neighborhood.
Bruce Davison
I’m not a guy who goes into the neighborhood, gets beat up by the bully’s gang, and then now I want to join their gang. That’s just not me. I wanna fight – let’s go! I mean, I’m gonna stand up for myself. That’s just the competitive nature of where I come from, the era I grew up in.
Paul Pierce
Even as a kid, I was a businessman. I figured out that if you plucked all the berries off my neighbor’s tree and smashed them up, they made a Nickelodeon Gak-type consistency. I sold them to all the neighborhood kids and made stacks of quarters. Of course, the berries were poisonous, and I got in all types of trouble.
Adam DeVine
You can almost liken ‘Bad Samaritan’ to ‘Funny Games’ because it’s that theme of horror just down the street in your neighborhood.
Robert Sheehan
I reject the notion that Boston is a city hopelessly divided by neighborhood, income level or political outlook.
Michelle Wu
I wasn’t known as a neighborhood tough or anything like that. But yeah, I was, like, a scrappy kid. You know, I kind of kept to myself, you know?
Barry Jenkins
I was born in Champaign in 1918. From the neighborhood elementary and intermediate schools, I went to the University High School in the twin city, Urbana.
James Tobin
My five-year-old, before the quarantine, joined a chess class in our neighborhood in Brooklyn, and my husband was learning to play so that they could play against each other.
Marielle Heller
If I live near a dancer or a painter, or a clarinet player comes from my neighborhood, I take some pleasure in that, feel a little more as if I come from someplace in particular.
Robert Pinsky
I believe that every child in Maryland deserves a world-class education, regardless of what neighborhood they grow up in.
Larry Hogan
I skated and rode bikes on ramps, and my mom was always super supportive. She was one of the only divorced moms in the neighborhood, so all the other parents looked down upon her for letting her kids do that kind of thing.
Spike Jonze
In restaurants in my Brooklyn neighborhood, I always ask for a doggie bag to bring the leftovers home.
Alek Wek
You know, when I was a young boy I used to play baseball in my back yard or in the street with my brothers or the neighborhood kids. We used broken bats and plastic golf balls and played for hours and hours.
Robin Yount
I moved into this neighborhood, and I was walking on this beach with my kids, and we came across a sign that said, ‘Water’s polluted, no swimming.’ And I didn’t have any answers.
Ted Danson
Growing up, I absolutely loved skateboarding and dirt bike riding with my brother and the neighborhood kids.
Daniella Monet
Well, actually, if you can stay in your home that is a better deal for the neighborhood. It’s certainly a better deal for the person that is in their home, rather than to be on the street and for that house to go into foreclosure and become a problem for the whole community.
John Garamendi
In just my own neighborhood, you can’t go one block without seeing a sign that says, you know, ‘Everyone’s welcome here,’ ‘Refugees are welcome here.’ I love my Muslim neighbors, and so there is truly this spirit of generosity and compassion and openness that still exists.
Ilhan Omar
Integration is a man’s ability to want to move in there by himself. If someone wants to live in a white neighborhood and he is black, that is his choice. It should be his rights. It is not because white people will not allow him.
Stokely Carmichael
The building in the Bronx where I grew up was filled with mostly Holocaust survivors. My two best friends’ parents both survived the camps. Everyone in my grandparents’ building had tattoos. I’d go shopping with my grandparents, and the butcher, the baker, everybody in the whole neighborhood had tattoos.
Amy Heckerling
I live in a very nice neighborhood. There’s nothing that really goes on around here.
Rose Namajunas
I’ve stayed put in the neighborhood where I first got my start and will never forget the people that believed in me and gave me my first chance.
Cory Booker
I wanted to cut past the polemics and experience London’s Muslim communities for myself. My first visit was to Tower Hamlets, an East London borough that is about 38% Muslim, among the highest in the U.K. As I walked down Whitechapel Road, the adhan, or call to prayer, echoed through the neighborhood.
Andy Ngo
Bad influences and distractions were around every corner. But I also learned that my neighborhood could be a nurturing, positive place to grow up.
Ayanna Pressley
The term ‘Sock it to me!’ was a big, big thing in our neighborhood – all the kids were saying it.
Aretha Franklin
I grew up in a rough neighborhood, so I fought a lot. Even when I was wrestling, if I lost a match, I always thought, That guy would never beat me in a fight.
Chris Weidman
Those who are able to afford to live in a neighborhood with ‘good schools’ will do so, knowing that a good education is the key to good opportunity for their children.
Kristen Soltis Anderson
I spent several months patrolling Al Dora district in Baghdad in 2006 with the 101st Airborne. It’s a tough neighborhood. There’s a lot of militias operating there, including a lot of Shiite militias, which are backed by Iran.
Tom Cotton
I don’t know if I hadn’t grown up poor, and in the neighborhood I did, if I would have had that much to bring to my art form. I call upon my past with characters.
Ving Rhames
I’ve gotten super into restaurants in L.A., so I try to go to different restaurants all the time… that’s a good way to explore L.A.: you can drive to a restaurant and discover a new neighborhood.
Gillian Jacobs
I grew up in a very spiritual home in a Liberty City neighborhood of Miami, FL. I was raised in the church, and my mother was a very inspirational person in my life.
Robert Battle
You know, I still live in my neighborhood. I live in Brooklyn and the same neighborhood, so I don’t really get star treatment like that. I’m still Vanessa from the neighborhood.
Vanessa Ferlito
When I went to high school, my whole neighborhood, they followed me. They wanted to see me be successful.
Frank Gore
Corporate engineers have looked at how women are with each other, borrowing the best tips from female neighborhood culture and then transporting them back into the bosom of capitalism. They’ve feminized capitalism.
Arlie Russell Hochschild
In my house, education was the paramount value. And if you grew up in a neighborhood like mine, you were forced to decide early on what you stood for in life, because there were a lot of peer pressures that could take you the wrong way.
Kenneth Frazier
I remember one winter, when I was about five or six, I spent three days with another boy, tracking a bobcat that had been sighted in another county fifty miles away, but which I was sure had come into our neighborhood.
Terry Brooks
I had this childhood dream that I wanted to be a doctor, but I came from a neighborhood and an environment where nobody around me was a doctor. I literally didn’t know how one goes from studying in college to becoming a doctor.
Leana S. Wen
Everyone in Norman knew our block. There were five kids in our neighborhood who started at QB in high school. We had Division-I athletes from a number of sports available to play at any moment.
Zac Taylor
In my wildest imagination, I never thought that the fifth of six children born to Helen and Buddy Watts – in a poor black neighborhood, in the poor rural community of Eufaula, Oklahoma – would someday be called Congressman.
J. C. Watts
We live in the country. I’m a redneck. No, ha-ha. I live in L.A. County, but more in the hills. Not in the fancy kind! Trust me; whatever you do you do not want to come to my neighborhood!
Atticus Shaffer
One day I’m riding a bicycle in my neighborhood, the next day I auditioned for Menudo and was on a plane to perform in front of 200,000 people.
Ricky Martin
Just as every animal is part of a kingdom, phylum, class, and order, every Dorchester resident has a parish, school, park, and neighborhood that they identify with.
Ayanna Pressley
We have to restore power to the family, to the neighborhood, and the community with a non-market principle, a principle of equality, of charity, of let’s-take-care-of-one-another. That’s the creative challenge.
Jerry Brown
It was such a culture shock for me, being plucked from this diverse neighborhood in London into Jamaica Queens. I’m in this new environment, and I had an English accent.
Ella Mai
My mother would organize huge parties for my elementary school classmates. To prepare, she would go back to the bakery in her old neighborhood of Inwood and get special shamrock cookies. Hawaiian Punch was served and we had shamrock napkins. It was a lot of fun.
Christine Quinn
I was born October 5, 1957, on the South Side of Chicago, in the Woodlawn area, a neighborhood that hasn’t changed much in forty-five years. Our house was on 66th and Blackstone, but the city tore it down when the rats took over.
Bernie Mac
The parents of teenagers would love to have a car that won’t go very far or go very fast. They could just cruise around the neighborhood, drive it to school, see their friends, plug it in overnight.
Clayton M. Christensen
As a child, I would put on shows in my neighborhood with friends and perform Barbra Streisand songs for my classmates.
Patricia Heaton
Anything we can do in the near future that begins to stimulate the interest of people – seeing somebody down the street have an opportunity to go into space – buoys up the whole neighborhood.
Buzz Aldrin
Walk to work, even if it’s four miles. Ride a bike to work. Drive a different way. On your way there, try to find beauty. You’d be surprised how much more of the neighborhood you can perceive and experience when you’re looking for unique spots of beauty.
Nolan Bushnell
Many a family, in order to make a ‘proper showing,’ will commit itself for a larger and more expensive house than is needed, in an expensive neighborhood. Almost everyone would, it seems, like to keep up with the Joneses.
Ezra Taft Benson
I wanted to become a champ – I was surrounded by champs in my family and in my neighborhood – and because of this stupid accident, I lost my opportunity.
Olivier Martinez
When you see Major League Baseball putting academies in other countries, obviously that throws up a red flag. You wonder why they ain’t going up in our neighborhood. Bottom line, what I see, I talk about… I see it over and over. If anybody can show me I’m wrong, then show me.
Gary Sheffield
Growing up in New Orleans and just being in a poverty-stricken neighborhood gave me that same fire that Eazy had to separate himself from what could have ended up being such a bad situation.
Jason Mitchell
When I was maybe 5 or 6 years old, the neighborhood girls would sit on the stoop and sing. I was known as the kid who had a good voice and no father.
Barbra Streisand
Those of Manhattan are the brokers on Wall Street and they talk of people who went to the same colleges; those from Queens are margin clerks in the back offices and they speak of friends who live in the same neighborhood.
Jimmy Breslin
Many comedians and comedy writers have shared the childhood experience of learning to joke to protect themselves from neighborhood bullies when challenge or physical defense were not among the sensible options.
Steve Allen
Sometimes when you’re relegated to your neighborhood, you forget that there’s more important things than your neighborhood going on out in the world.
Ice Cube
Like anywhere, we had to make people understand that we were there with good intentions, and that we were there with respect. We started making contacts with the people in the neighborhood three months before shooting began, so that everyone involved was comfortable.
Mathieu Kassovitz
When you see a superhero that looks like you and lives in and fights in a neighborhood that is sort of like yours, it’s empowering to a degree that makes you have hope. That is the power of storytelling, and that is the power of images.
Salim Akil
The people run the country. So if people didn’t want you shooting in their neighborhood, there’s no authority that can tell them they have to. That’s why it’s called the People’s Republic of China.
James Lassiter
All the music that I play today, I actually heard either at home or in my neighborhood when I was growing up in the ’40s and ’50s.
Taj Mahal
Not all Muslims wish to express themselves in public through a communal religious identity. Identities are multiple, and some may wish to speak instead just as citizens in their professional capacity, through their political party, or their neighborhood body.
Maajid Nawaz
My whole world before I joined the Navy was my neighborhood in the Bronx.
Tony Curtis
We had a thing there where you could turn in – it was some sort of recycling program – the bottle caps of RC Cola. You’d turn in 12 of them, and you’d get a ticket to see a movie. That’s how I started going to the movies. Running around the neighborhood looking for bottle caps. We were like little scavengers.
Michael Rooker
I had a Neighborhood Crime Watch sign in my dorm wall in college. People would come in and laugh at it. ‘Where did you get it?’ ‘I took it. How good is their Neighborhood Crime Watch if they can’t even watch their sign?’
Carrot Top
It was like I lived in a little suburban neighborhood in the middle of New York City because I could run around barefoot or, you know, completely independently from a very young age in the safety of this building where I knew everybody and where I had friends on every floor, and I knew the bellmen in the lobby.
Gaby Hoffmann
We were the only black family in my neighborhood for many years. Wherever we lived, we were often the only black family, and certainly the only Haitian family. But my parents were really great at providing a loving home where we could feel safe and secure.
Roxane Gay
In the neighborhood that I grew up in – in New York on Long Island – there were a lot of musicians. For some reason, that time in history in our town in New York, everybody played. So it was all around me.
John Petrucci
During my childhood, Washington was a segregated city, and I lived in the midst of a poor black neighborhood. Life on the streets was often perilous. Indoor reading was my refuge, and twice a week, I made the hazardous bicycle trek to the central library at Seventh and K streets to stock up on supplies.
Irvin D. Yalom
I grew up in an immigrant neighborhood. We just knew the rule was you’re going to have to work twice as hard.
Lin-Manuel Miranda
I constructed a laboratory in the neighborhood of Pike’s Peak. The conditions in the pure air of the Colorado Mountains proved extremely favorable for my experiments, and the results were most gratifying to me.
Nikola Tesla
I’ve been at the funerals of a lot of people in my neighborhood. Sometimes when I sit back and relax, I think about that and just blank out.
Carmelo Anthony
I think 99.9% of our law enforcement officers are great Americans. Many of them are African American, Hispanic, Asian, they’re working the toughest neighborhood, they’ve got the hardest jobs to do in this country and I think they’re amazing, great Americans.
Robert C. O’Brien
When I was growing up, I did go to the arcade. We had a neighborhood arcade, and my friends and I would go fairly regularly.
Gene Luen Yang
I grew up in a tough neighborhood and we used to say you can get further with a kind word and a gun than just a kind word.
David Mamet
I was really lucky to grow up in an extremely diverse neighborhood.
Mike Posner
I grew up in a time when I could play and bike in the neighborhood, largely because my parents assumed that if I ever needed help, I could ask a nearby adult.
Kim Brooks
Having grown up in a Black neighborhood, gone to a segregated Black public school that was overcrowded and underfunded, watched my neighbors be displaced when rents went up and they couldn’t afford to pay them – all this shaped my career.
Maya Wiley
I think it’s a true blessing and great opportunity for me to represent, not only New York boxing, but coming from Brownsville where boxing has been the essence of the neighborhood.
Daniel Jacobs
By the time I was twelve, I had started my own theater company and was doing plays in the backyard and the front yard and all over the neighborhood, so, you know, I was definitely a lifer even back when I was 10.
Carrie Preston
When you’re the most successful person in your family, in your neighborhood, and in your town, everybody thinks you’re the First National Bank, and you have to figure out for yourself where those boundaries are.
Oprah Winfrey
I never felt out of control. It was just the way I lived my life. I was the neighborhood bully.
Johnny Ramone
My older brother, he did everything. He played baseball, he played basketball. Just being able to watch him as a youngster, wanting to be like him, wanting to play on the team with him and watching those older guys in my neighborhood play sports.
Ed Reed
We need better neighbors, neighbors that care about the schools in their neighborhood whether they have kids in them or not, because they know that the health and vitality of that neighborhood depends on it.
Thomas Friedman
Growing up in a political family, I soon learned that what happens in our home, school, neighborhood and government has a profound effect on us all.
Margaret Cuomo
If there’s a 13- or 14-year old kid who is yearning for something beyond the social forces in his own world, in his own neighborhood, the library is the only place where he can go to find that. It was exciting and thrilling to me all the time I worked in the library. It’s such a force for social good and it can do so much.
Gary Ross
In my neighborhood, people were truckers and teachers and store clerks and bus drivers and everything else under the sun. But what they all had in common was that everyone was dependable and worked really hard. We all got what we needed, but it didn’t always come easy.
A. J. Green
I remember being a little kid sitting in the living room with my brother and some friends from around the neighborhood, and I would sit at the piano and as they were running around the room doing different things and being silly, acting out, I would actually play the score for it – the music that went along with it.
Mike Shinoda
In Manhattan, and its true on some level till this day; its a whole different mentality from the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens, which I didn’t know at the time – because you basically just know your neighborhood.
Kool Moe Dee
I grew up in a neighborhood that had a lot of things to offer, good and bad.
Romeo Santos
I’ve been to the Bahamas. It’s a beautiful country with truly excellent people. When I took a cruise that docked for a couple hours in Nassau, it mostly reminded me of a giant version of my grandmother’s neighborhood in Mobile, Alabama… but with better accents.
W. Kamau Bell
I grew up in the old neighborhood of Beijing where you had a courtyard and trees. Actually, the whole of Beijing was a garden – the Forbidden City – and the lakes and gardens in the city center were all artificial.
Ma Yansong
In my neighborhood, there are stray goats everywhere, and, someone owns it. Someone has a farm full of goats. At daytime, they just let them loose, but then at nighttime, they just come back. So, it’s like, in daytime, the whole neighborhood is just filled with goats walking around.
Rich Brian
I do not resent Sarah Jessica Parker. We’ve been friends for decades. I just do not like what ‘Sex and the City’ did to my neighborhood.
Joe Mantello
Neighborhood restaurants matter.
Ayanna Pressley
I thought my parents were always having card parties – and they were – but they were actually also having meetings to organize people. My older sister would be part of youth organizing, and she’d have dance parties. People would be dancing and talking about how to improve their neighborhood.
Boots Riley
Some people are uncomfortable with the idea that humans belong to the same class of animals as cats and cows and raccoons. They’re like the people who become successful and then don’t want to be reminded of the old neighborhood.
Phil Donahue
The Bronx, I remember, was a very poor neighborhood, but that was all that immigrants could afford at that time. Life was tough. I grew up – my father didn’t have a job, but there weren’t too many people who did have jobs.
Mildred Dresselhaus
I think Mr. Trump would have benefitted from growing up in my neighborhood. He would have learned the limits of his braggadocio.
Michael Capuano
It’s easier to go outside and play basketball. You can shoot around by yourself. Play pick-up. Whereas with baseball, no one likes putting a ball on a tee, hitting it, chasing it and putting it back on a tee. You need more than a few guys. So I was always in the neighborhood playing basketball with my friends.
Anthony Rendon
I love the idea of a beautiful neighborhood that represents the very best of American values, but also as a fun backdrop to some darker, deliciously sneaky things going on in people’s lives.
Marc Cherry
If Wikileaks didn’t resolve that question for folks – at the end of the day, there are no secrets. We’re living in a glass neighborhood, in a fishbowl, and technology, white hat hackers, the folks that are doing the right thing with hacking.
Gavin Newsom
Every man is surrounded by a neighborhood of voluntary spies.
Jane Austen
I was, somewhere in the neighborhood of about 300 jumps.
Hugh Shelton
When I was in college, I lived in a mostly black, poor neighborhood. That’s where I grew up, but I attended a mostly white upper-class school in conservative Mississippi. I was often very aware of how I presented myself.
Angie Thomas
The idea of a financial transaction tax on Wall Street trades is gaining momentum. I have a bill called – nicknamed the Robin Hood tax also. It’s a bill that taxes stock trades, derivatives and bonds, and would generate in the neighborhood of $300 billion a year.
Keith Ellison
If you live in a yard sale kind of neighborhood – in good weather, most neighborhoods are crawling with them on weekends – do a sweep to see what the competition is charging. No one is going to buy your $7 book if they can get it down the block for $1.
Jean Chatzky
I lived in a neighborhood where there weren’t many kids. I had a couple sisters, but I was very much a loner. Whatever film I had seen that day or that week, I would completely find myself in that world.
Washed Out
The Netflix thing with Nas is more of a documentary, where we kind of… talk. We go to my neighborhood. You get to see where I’m from and all that. And then, I’m in the studio with Nas.
Dave East
But, when I was about thirteen, I began to sort of sing in my neighborhood.
Ruben Blades
I went to school for singing, middle school at LaGuardia High School. Followed by Berkeley College of Music and afterwards I went to acting school at the Neighborhood Playhouse for Theater.
Jasmine Cephas Jones
As a kid, I loved leading ‘dance camp’ in my garage for the neighborhood kids. I would choreograph really intricate routines for us to perform. It was so much fun!
Daniella Monet
I have a lightsaber at my front door for home protection. I have an 800-watt electric skateboard that I use to run errands in my neighborhood. It can go about six, seven miles, so depending on how much time I have, and how much I have to carry home, I’ll take it really far. I love that thing.
Nathan Fillion
St. Louis has a lot of weird food customs that you don’t see other places – and a lot of great ethnic neighborhoods. There’s a German neighborhood. A great old school Italian neighborhood, with toasted ravioli, which seems to be a St. Louis tradition. And they love provolone cheese in St. Louis.
Andy Cohen
I think about never losing my voice, never giving in, never selling out, always keeping black, always sticking to the street. Staying neighborhood and not Hollywood.
Paul Mooney
Serial killers are everywhere! Well, perhaps not in our neighborhood, but on our television screens, at the movie theatres, and in rows and rows of books at our local Borders or Barnes and Noble Booksellers.
Pat Brown
When I was a kid, I would make kung fu movies with the kids in the neighborhood, and I would be the guy behind the camera directing everybody, but they were all very silly little shorts and comedy bits.
Dan Fogler
I wanted a house near my family in a quiet neighborhood with a front yard and a backyard that my dog will like.
Kylie Jenner
Around my neighborhood, I’m known as the American who talks to her computer while she types.
Pamela Druckerman
Asking Siri where the nearest sushi bar is – that’s not interesting. What’s interesting is asking your phone where one of your friends have last had dinner in the neighborhood, or having it recommend a cool paella place in Barcelona because it knows you eat paella all the time at home.
Dennis Crowley
I’ve had times where one of my roommates was moving out of the house in college, and because we were the only black people in that neighborhood, the cops got called, and we had guns drawn on us. Came in the house, without knocking, guns drawn on my teammates and roommates. So I have experienced this.
Colin Kaepernick
It was just a typical London flat, but it was in a great neighborhood. It was across from the Playboy Club, diagonally. From one balcony you could read the time from Big Ben, and from the other balcony you could watch the bunnies go up and down.
Harry Nilsson
In this society, you have to belong to something, I feel, and all we have in the neighborhood is a gang.
Richard Cabral
On the back of comic books in the 1970s, there was something called the American Seed Company. They would send you a cardboard box full of seeds; kids would sell them door-to-door in the neighborhood and then pick from a catalog of prizes. I bought myself a watch that way.
Anthony Scaramucci
I remembered staffing a volunteer table for ACT UP in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood in 1991, on the corner of Castro and 18th Street, and on my table were posters, stickers, and t-shirts that bore the same slogan in all caps – ACT UP slogan house style. I wore one of those shirts to model for passers-by.
Alexander Chee
When I was a kid, I went door to door in my neighborhood asking for donations to the Jewish National Fund, best known then for its Israel forestation program. At the age of 11 or so, I imagined myself a regular Johnny Appleseed, responsible for vast forests.
Richard Cohen
When I think back, the neighbors were always sayin’, ‘Oh, that poor Julie, that poor orphan.’ I loved it. The Italians would invite me in for dinner – it was an Italian neighborhood mostly. Oh, I loved it.
John Garfield
‘Speechless’ is first and foremost a show about a family that doesn’t have a ton of money, but they move into a really crappy house in a really nice neighborhood so their kids can go to a nice school.
John Ross Bowie
I grew up in a working class neighborhood in Sweden, which, during my teens, gentrified and is now completely middle class and even upper middle class.
Joel Kinnaman
I come from Toledo, Ohio, a town that has been hurt badly by the shift of the automobile business towards Japan. And yet I remember how the car workers lived in the neighborhood that I grew up in. My father was a car salesman, and I remember how we lived. I remember how modestly we lived.
P. J. O’Rourke
My favorite form of transportation is walking. I live in a neighborhood where you can walk to restaurants, banks, and shops.
Ed Begley, Jr.
On that terrible day, a nation became a neighborhood. All Americans became New Yorkers.
George Pataki
Not having a car gives me volumes not to think or worry about, and makes walks around the neighborhood a daily adventure.
Pico Iyer
Oh, my mama was awesome. Very strict, overreligious, loved the Lord, loved rules. But she had to be that way because of where we were growing up, the neighborhood I was from.
Kevin Hart
Jack Kennedy was one year older than I was, and we attended the same neighborhood school.
Mike Wallace
As a post-Holocaust kid, growing up in a neighborhood with a lot of Jewish refugees, I had got the idea there were no Jews left in Europe. But I found in my European wanderings that many of them had gone back and rebuilt their lives.
Mark Kurlansky
In 2013, when Google announced that Kansas City would be the first city in the country to have Google Fiber, I bought a house in the first neighborhood that was being wired up with Google’s gigabit Internet.
Brad Feld
The most important decision I’ve made in business? The choices of people I have around me. When I first started I brought everybody with me, my homies from the neighborhood, criminals. I just said, ‘Come on everybody, we made it.’ Then I had to realize we didn’t make it. I made it.
Snoop Dogg
I do admit that black men love me. I always forget that, and then I come to a black neighborhood and I remember.
Tess Holliday
People in my neighborhood are so disconnected from the fresh food supply that kids don’t know an eggplant from a sweet potato. We have to show them how to get grounded in the truest sense of the word.
Ron Finley
Your body has something in the neighborhood of 40 trillion cells – quite a consulting committee. Call on it when you’re confused or undecided. Relax quietly and ask your body what it has to say.
Victoria Moran
Baton Rouge is small, so when somebody like me blowup, who they used to chase around the neighborhood, who was a wild little kid, that affects people.
In my neighborhood in Springfield, Ohio, there were a lot of young kids. We all played tackle football after school, but I knew very early on that I was not an athlete.
John Legend
‘Sons’ was about working class white guys. And even though I didn’t grow up in a motorcycle club, I grew up in a working-class, white-guy neighborhood.
Kurt Sutter
My dad was known as a mean guy. He never smiled, and he had ‘Mr. Mean’ put on his license plate. But he was one of the neighborhood dads who looked out for everyone. He would take kids in and help them out.
Gary Payton
I started cutting hair when I was about 16. Everyone in the neighborhood would come by, and I’d come out on the porch and sit and cut. I’d charge $3 a head. Every time I earned some money, I’d give it to my mom.
Ben Wallace
Seriously, I think every neighborhood can appreciate a cute little specialty wine shop.
Cynthia Bailey
Touch was important. The evening of the Third of July we would go around the neighborhood and look at the fireworks others had bought, taking them out of the brown paper sack and handling them cautiously as if they were precious stones. There was envy when we saw sacks with more in them than we had.
Paul Engle
So if you look back over the long history of China, they’ve never tried to take over the world, but they’ve been quite aggressive in their own neighborhood… in carrying out their own purposes and interests in their sphere of the world.
Fred Thompson
My neighborhood was rough, but I live a great life now. I don’t fight that much now. I don’t look for it anyway, but if someone hits your mother, whether you’re a star, an accountant, or an astronaut or anything… I mean it’s your mother, so I lost my mind.
Shia LaBeouf
I didn’t grow up in the worst neighborhood. It wasn’t the best either.
Anthony Rendon
I used to live next door to a farm, so every day for awhile, I used to walk over and fed the cows, when I was in school. This was weird because I lived in sort of a subdivision, but this one holdout in our neighborhood in Kansas still had a farm.
Paul Rudd
When I was younger, I was one of the few girls in the neighborhood who could break dance. That’s kind of my local, ghetto-celebrity claim to fame.
Joy Bryant
I grew up watching my older brother very closely who was a football player and a star in my hometown of Fremont, Ohio. My love of the game started early because of watching him. My neighborhood played a ton of football, pickup games outside in the backyards of the apartments where I grew up.
Charles Woodson
I used to live in the Bronx, then I lived uptown on 106th St. and Broadway, and finally I moved to Harlem right before it became gentrified. I lived on 120th St. between Fifth and Lenox Aves. in a little brownstone. I knew the neighborhood was changing when they started putting trees in the middle of the block.
Regina Hall
In our neighborhood we used to hold major football sessions that went on until it got dark, with everyone playing against each other.
Alfredo Di Stefano
The neighborhood I grew up in had this fence that surrounds the watershed. And if you go on the other side of that fence, there’s nothing until the North Pole and down to Siberia. It’s the absolute cutoff point between man and nature.
Douglas Coupland
I wrote about real people and real circumstances and real neighborhoods. There was no crypt or castles or H.P. Lovecraft-type environments. They were just about normal people who had something bizarre happening to them in the neighborhood.
Richard Matheson
I’d worship the ground you walked on if only you walked in a better neighborhood.
Billy Wilder
I grew up in Boston in a very, very, very Marine town. So back in my neighborhood in Boston, a working-class neighborhood, when you got your draft notice, you went down, and you took your draft physical. And then, if you passed it, you joined the Marine Corps.
John F. Kelly
Now I’ve literally become neighborhood watch. I call 911 on people. I’m the old man driving 25-miles-per-hour down Sunset.
Bob Saget
My neighborhood in South London was very Dickensian.
Roger Rees
We shot the video for ‘Broken’ where both my parents grew up. There was always a strong sense of serving our country in the neighborhood – my father and all my uncles served, and most of them enlisted.
Patty Smyth
When you grow up in the city, New York is so big that you can kind of stay in your own little corner of the city and think that that’s it because you don’t need anything. You don’t have to venture out; you don’t have to touch the boroughs. You can kind of stay in your neighborhood, and there’s everything there.
Michael Che
As a former nine-year member of the Board of Supervisors and nine-year mayor, I know firsthand the merits of strong zoning laws. They protect residential areas so they can support families and be free of commercial activities that are not related to neighborhood needs.
Dianne Feinstein
I grew up exploring my neighborhood and beyond, and would love to give my daughter that kind of freedom.
Stephanie Land
With my childhood, it’s a wonder I’m not psychotic. I was the little Jewish boy in the non-Jewish neighborhood. It was a little like being the first Negro enrolled in the all-white school. I grew up in libraries and among books, without friends.
Abraham Maslow
Growing up in the mid-to-late ’90s in London, you start seeing the explosion of drum’n’bass and then the birth of U.K. garage and grime. I decided to focus a lot of my energies as an aspiring MC. It was a very natural way to express yourself as a kid from a certain kind of neighborhood.
Riz Ahmed
Wealthy men, too, like several of those in our neighborhood, had so many slaves that they were compelled to buy other plantations on which to employ them.
John Sergeant Wise
I went to public school my whole life, graduated high school with my class. Growing up, I’d go to an audition, my friends would go to soccer practice and we’d all reconvene and hang out in our neighborhood. When I would book something, I would never tell my friends. Acting was just fun. I was a kid, I wasn’t jaded.
Shailene Woodley
All of us grow up in particular realities – a home, family, a clan, a small town, a neighborhood. Depending upon how we’re brought up, we are either deeply aware of the particular reading of reality into which we are born, or we are peripherally aware of it.
Chaim Potok
I love seeing America vote, through the prism of my older working class neighborhood in Riverside, California.
Susan Straight
I grew up in Inglewood, L.A., and South Central. I was always humbled by my situation. I would go on set and come home to my neighborhood and my block to my friends, and it would be a whole other story.
Brandon Adams
I come from this macho Italian neighborhood. When I was thirteen, during those real vulnerable, impressionable years, and a boy starts becoming a man, to make that transition, and you start making decisions, and you start developing virtue and principles – I never made the transition.
Dion DiMucci
I grew up in Chillum Heights in the Washington, D.C. area., and it was never a garden spot. When guys go, ‘Hey, when I grew up, my neighborhood was tough, and it was this and that’… the reality is that it was just a terribly sad place. And thank God, I was able to escape it.
Jonathan Banks
A classic man is a distinguished man. He cares about taste and his craft. He’s all about the simple model that I live by – eat, drink, be swanky, and have fun getting the job done. He makes sure that he’s excellent in all things and that he cares about his neighborhood immensely.
I love adventure. When I’m not working or on the road, you can find me in my favorite spots around the Mission neighborhood of S.F., kitesurfing in the Bay or dancing.
Leila Janah
In my neighborhood, when you’ve got something to say to a guy, you look him in the eye and you say it to him.
Joe Biden
Is Israel going to continue to be ‘Fortress Israel’? Or, as we all hope, become accepted into the neighborhood, which I believe is the only way we can move forward in harmony.
Abdullah II of Jordan
I knew guys in my neighborhood who should have made it somewhere but got stuck. I wasn’t raised like that.
O. J. Mayo
It’s always smart to know your market – what kind of buyers are looking in your neighborhood? What have other houses sold for in that area? Check out some of the open houses if possible and you’ll start to learn about what people in that area value.
Drew Scott
You can be a leader in your workplace, your neighborhood, or your family, all without having a title.
Travis Bradberry
I’m very confident about my ability to earn votes in every neighborhood.
Ayanna Pressley
We’ve got to get the gun out of the hands of people who are supposed to be on neighborhood watch.
Bill Cosby
Around 10, I got chubby. I knew I’d crossed a line when the only pants that fit were from the ‘Junior Plenty’ line at JC Penny. My parents had split up, my mom was going through a dark time, and my brother and I were getting bullied in our new neighborhood. Life was big and unsafe.
Marti Noxon
I wanted to make music for my people that I grew up with in my neighborhood. That’s kind of the long and the short of that whole ‘Diary’ album.
An activist is one who is actively involved in creating community, whether that is locally in their neighborhood or internationally. It is an admirable quality.
Jasmine Guy
Incendiary capitalism is carrying its out evil works more dangerously than ever, and is doing so in the increasingly dangerous neighborhood of the powder kegs that are the great European military powers.
Karl Liebknecht
Some pundits have proposed that the aliens have come here to breed with us. Apparently, too much bike riding or something similar has rendered them incapable of reproducing within their own species. But do extraterrestrial infants toddle through your neighborhood?
Seth Shostak
Then there was a kid in the neighborhood about three blocks away, his name was Bobby Beavis.
Mike Judge
Growing up, I got a chance to witness a lot of struggle in my neighborhood. A lot of people struggled, myself included. As I got older I noticed that there was still a lot of struggling going on.
I live in Brooklyn, in Williamsburg, so I just like to wander around. Williamsburg’s such a cool little neighborhood community spot.
Zoe Kravitz
It was something I was dreaming about, to be in WCW or WWE. At that time, it was an escape for me, out of the norm from being a neighborhood kid.
Booker T
Our neighborhood had more than its share of challenges, from poverty to crime to unhealthy air. It may not have been the safest neighborhood, but my mom felt blessed that we had the sanctuary of a backyard. And we had a strong sense of community.
Alex Padilla
As a child, I could bike down the hill from my house and grab an ice-cold bottle of soda from the neighborhood grocer, which was nothing more than a corrugated metal shack run by two Indian men clad in sarongs.
Kevin Kwan
When I was a kid in my neighborhood, there was nobody that supported Belgium. It was impossible and unthinkable because there was nothing they could relate to.
Vincent Kompany
When Muslims live and grow up in a separate neighborhood in London, they are surrounded only by their culture. They don’t need to integrate with other cultures, they don’t need to mix with other people… When we don’t live together, we start hating each other.
Nuseir Yassin
That’s what Rocky is all about: pride, reputation, and not being another bum in the neighborhood.
Sylvester Stallone
The success of Boston’s economy is intertwined with the health and well-being of every neighborhood.
Michelle Wu
I look around my neighborhood, and I see people hailing a cab or ordering their food and then paying for it all with their phone. I’ve read about that stuff for a really long time, and now it’s starting to become commonplace.
Ben Silbermann
When you walk through a bad neighborhood, you don’t want a poodle by your side. You want a Rottweiler.
Gene Simmons
Traditionally, I have no right to talk about race. I’m white; I didn’t grow up in an all-black neighborhood. But the license I see for myself is I’m a member of the world.
Sarah Silverman
You always had a few brothers that was speaking on Islam, like my brother’s uncle. It wasn’t big in my neighborhood, but with certain brothers, it was big. I respected it because Islam is my home. I found my home when Islam came to me. I’ve been living with it ever since.
Ghostface Killah
My mom, raising seven children, was such a steady and firm influence. You did not mess around with my mom. Nobody in the neighborhood or whole town did. She had that steadiness and firmness but love at the same time.
Mike Budenholzer
Around 1969, my family had just bought a house in a lower-middle-class white neighborhood two blocks away from school. Then, all of a sudden, all the white people left the neighborhood and the school.
Courtney B. Vance
In 1995, I founded a storytelling program for children called Neighborhood Bridges in collaboration with the Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis, which is 15 elementary schools in the Twin Cities.
Jack Zipes
It wasn’t that the teachers were bad. From what I can remember, they were pretty good. It was about the selection of books. It was about not seeing my young life reflected back to me: my family dynamics, the noise and complexities of my neighborhood, the things I loved, like ice cream trucks and Kool-Aid.
Jason Reynolds
I sang in church, but growing up in the neighborhood, music was more of an expression of relief or entertainment.
I have always lived in Amsterdam. During the war, we inhabited the Rivieren neighborhood where many Jews lived at the time. Our downstairs neighbors were Jews, and there were also Jews a few houses from us. We saw how they were rounded up and taken away. That made a very great impression on me.
Els Borst
Were you a merchant, would you settle yourself in a rich or poor neighborhood? You would not be so blind as to locate yourself among persons who would not be able to purchase your goods. So with nations with whom we trade.
John Tyler
When I became my masked identity I was this incredible little nerd, but in the real world I had to be this tough kid from the neighborhood.
Junot Diaz
I definitely feel like you have an influence. I’m 21 years old, and I’m thinking about the kids that are from my neighborhood, from my community, that are looking up to me and seeing me handle myself a certain way, so I do feel a responsibility in that sense to handle myself a certain way in front of those guys.
Jaylen Brown
My parents know I was outgoing as a child, and whenever people came over, I’d automatically do impressions of them as soon as they left; it was my mom’s favorite thing. Yes, I grew up in Hollywood, but not in any rich neighborhood.
Leonardo DiCaprio
I don’t really go out, ‘go out’ that much anymore. I live in Brooklyn, in Williamsburg, so I just like to wander around. Williamsburg’s such a cool little neighborhood community spot.
Zoe Kravitz
The refurbishing and rebuilding of Fenway Park since 2001 has created a new urban neighborhood in Boston.
Mike Barnicle
I was the youngest of about nine boys in the neighborhood, and we played ball all the time, and I looked up to them, and they let me play around with them, and we just had a good time.
Jeff Sessions
I’ve been in some fights in my neighborhood before.
George Hill
When writing, I split my time between my chambers and my satellite office: my neighborhood Chick-fil-A. It offers the word-nerd trifecta: I bring Bose headphones; they provide Wi-Fi and waffle fries.
Don Willett
And for the city’s birthday, we will host events in every neighborhood of the city, inviting all of our residents to share in the celebration of Boston’s great epic – the story of neighbors who support one another where it matters most.
Thomas Menino
It was endlessly entertaining, watching people beat each other up. All the little kids in the neighborhood would come and watch… and then we’d beat them up as well.
Wayne Coyne
I wasn’t a bad kid. I was a good kid. But I had gotten in a lot of fights ’cause in the neighborhood I grew up in, that wasn’t equated with bad behavior almost. I mean, we’d fought like it was another game. ‘You wanna play stick ball today?’ ‘Nah, let’s go fight.’
Tony Danza
To be white in America is to have the confidence to say, without a second thought: this space, this neighborhood, this city, this county, this country is mine.
Joy Reid
I loved it, but had to forget about acting after elementary school because it was the sort of thing you just didn’t do in my rough neighborhood.
Sherman Hemsley
I am fully present wherever I am. Why bother being in a community or neighborhood and not being fully present? I think that’s colonization. I’m not interested in that.
Mark Bradford
I come from a pretty working-class neighborhood in Chicago. Hard work was just expected of you. It wasn’t some noble thing you did; it was a prerequisite. It’s what a man did. You get up, you put on your boots, and you work hard. We’ve lost a lot of that, I’m afraid.
John C. Reilly
My world was small growing up. I never really left the three-mile radius of my tiny neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley.
Brian Grazer
I grew up in the neighborhood where ‘Rocky’ came from.
Black Thought
I came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand.
Rodney Dangerfield
I grew up in a neighborhood in Baltimore that was like a war zone, so I never learned to trust that there were people who could help me.
Jada Pinkett Smith
I mean that the function of the police is to solve problems that have law-enforcement consequences in a way that is based on a genuine partnership with the neighborhood in both the venting of the problem and the discussion of the solution.
James Q. Wilson
We left my birthplace, Brooklyn, New York, in 1939 when I was 13. I enjoyed the ethnic variety and the interesting students in my public school, P.S. 134. The kids in my neighborhood were only competitive in games, although unfriendly gangs tended to define the limits of our neighborhood.
Irwin Rose
I think I was probably that kid in the neighborhood who you could expect once or twice a year to be knocking on your door trying to sell you something stupid.
Andrew Mason
Watching ‘WrestleMania’ growing up, it was like a neighborhood party. It was like the Super Bowl on my block, the only difference was, football was only around for 16 weeks while wrestling was every Saturday.
I was raised in a mostly white neighborhood. I was this little white girl jamming out to Ella Fitzgerald and Bobby Brown.
It is time to put more cops on the beat and remove our most violent repeat offenders from our neighborhood streets.
Bill Schuette
One of the most beautiful sights in my neighborhood is on High Holy Days when people walk to temple. Not only does this bring the traditional legendary weather, but it gives off a psychic signal to slow down.
George Vecsey
We will invest in our people, quality education, job opportunity, family, neighborhood, and yes, a thing we call America.
Dan Quayle
As a young girl, I definitely struggled with knowing what to do with my hair. I was just in a neighborhood that had mostly white people, and the hair norm was long and sleek and straight. My hair naturally was curly, and I didn’t have that many references.
Jillian Hervey