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Midwestern Quotes

We’ve collected the best Midwestern Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Zac Taylor, Archie Manning, Mercedes Schlapp, Haley Bennett, James Polshek. Use them as an inspiration.

The people that we met when we lived in Cincinnati, the Midwestern values – I’m from Oklahoma, my wife‘s from Green Bay – we felt at home in the year we were here.
Indianapolis is a great Midwestern city. Great people. Warm, friendly people.
Employing a low-key, Midwestern charisma, Mike Pence proved he knows how to win over an audience.
You’ll see me on ‘Top Chefsomeday. My Midwestern hospitality needs an outlet, you know?
I kind of cherish at least the idea of Midwestern candor and openness. But I couldn’t live there.
James Polshek
Midwestern Jews is a different community, is a different thing than New York Jews, L.A. Jews. It’s just different. It’s the whole Midwestern thing.
Five, Six, Seven, Nate!’ opens on my 13-year-old protagonist packing up a duffel bag and bidding his Midwestern town goodbye, heading off to start rehearsals for his New York City debut in ‘E.T.: The Musical.’
Tim Federle
I’m a Midwestern girl; I was born in Toledo, Ohio, and grew up in Dayton until I was ten years old. Then my whole life changed.
The most surprising thing, honestly, is that so few Americans know about the orphan trains. I was also surprised at the resilience and fortitude of the riders I met, their pragmatism and grace. I don’t know whether this is a Midwestern trait or simply a human one.
In Minneapolis, I learned that there are more theaters per square mile than in any U.S. city but New York, and we also had great Midwestern beef in our salads in a plaza overlooking the national headquarters of Target, Inc.
I was born in Joliet, Illinois. It was totally Midwestern – small, little house, two great parents, and a sister and a beagle.
I am a Midwestern Democrat, which I believe means practical, reasonable, willing to work across the aisle and focused on the economy and the middle class, saving the middle class.
When I’m back home in Chicago, since ‘Roseanne’ was such a Midwestern, blue-collar show, that’s what sticks out in people’s minds.
AfterBlankets,’ I was sick of drawing myself and doing this autobiographical, mundane, Midwestern sort of comics. I wanted to create something bigger than myself and outside myself.
Craig Thompson
If a filmmaker is making a movie about a nice Midwestern family or a story that needs a very white character or a black or a Chinese, then I don’t expect to go up for it. But I know, especially in places like New York, there’s no excuse not to see various colors.
I was born in the Northeast, and I have Midwestern parents.
Mike Pence, of course, is a governor with executive experience and doing well in a Midwestern state, but also served in Congress. I served with Mike.
Were it not for Jackie Robinson, Branch Rickey would be remembered, if at all, as a Bible-thumping midwestern Methodist windbag who neither played baseball on Sundays when he was a mediocre catcher for the St. Louis Browns and the New York Highlanders, nor attended games on the Sabbath as a baseball executive.
I was being groomed as an undergraduate to specialize in Midwestern prehistory, but going back to my teenage days, my interest has always been in our early human ancestors. I wanted to work in Africa.
I’m kind of a Midwestern snob. I think we’re just nice people and have a great work ethic.
First of all, I’m a Midwesterner, being from Kansas, and Chicago is basically a big Midwestern cow town. It was built from the stockyards, and everyone is very friendly, and it’s at the edge of the tallgrass prairie. There’s just a good feel to it.
Many troubled Midwestern towns are grasping for ways to fend off decline and, in some cases, extinction.
A Midwestern municipal government isn’t the first thing that leaps to mind when you think of innovation, but it ought to be.
In the South we experienced, you know, some black kids who gave us a hard time because – cause ‘you talk white.’ We didn’t talk white. We talked fairly proper. Plus, we had a Midwestern accent, so we didn’t have a Southern accent, either. So it wasn’t really talking white; it was talking different.
I’m the youngest of three boys. Both of the older two are very heterosexual, football-watching, married, child-rearing, cornfed Midwestern guys.
To win in 2020, a Democratic nominee will need to win back voters in key Midwestern states who supported Trump in 2016.
I was born in Akron, Ohio, on June 6, 1943, one year to the day before D-Day, the allied invasion at Normandy. The youngest of four children, I was brought up in a wonderfully stable, loving family of strong Midwestern values.
I lived in Chicago for a few years and got a sense of – kind of that broad-shouldered, windy, um, stern, Midwestern, warm-slash-passive aggressive, wonderful – every adjective I can think of, very cold.
Ohio suffered, like a lot of Midwestern states, under the weight of trade deals that really diminished a lot of good-paying manufacturing jobs; a lot of the blue collar workers in the state are suffering, just like many of their counterparts across the country. I’m not terribly surprised that Mr. Trump won Ohio.
It’s weird, but I’m so empathetic; when I see people dying on hot sauce, I do feel for them. And I’m a Midwestern guy, so I think I’m just naturally nice and polite.
My most memorable meal is every Thanksgiving. I love the food: the turkey and stuffing; the sweet potatoes and rice, which come from my mother‘s Southern heritage; the mashed potatoes, which come from my wife’s Midwestern roots; the Campbell‘s green-bean casserole; and of course, pumpkin pie.
Kansans are resilient. We look out for one another – it’s part of our Midwestern DNA.
I’m a Midwestern girl, born and bred. It’s harder for some of us to write about things closer to home. It’s not so much a fear of telling the truth but wanting to do it justice.
Nancy Pickard