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Lake Michigan Quotes


"A Michigan man will coach Michigan." - Bo

"A star is born in the teeth of the Lake Michigan wind." - Brent Musburger

"A Michigan man is going to coach Michigan." - Bo Schembechler

"There is no lake at Camp Green Lake." - Louis Sachar

"Lake is jealous of mountain; mountain is jealous of lake!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"I was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and I hate Michigan." - Jerome Bettis

"Doesn't matter if you're a Democrat or a Republican in Michigan. We want jobs in Michigan." - Debbie Stabenow

"My paintings repeat a feeling about Lake Michigan, or water, or's more like a poem...and that's what I want to paint." - Joan Mitchell

"I had woven a tapestry of obscenity that as far as I know is still hanging in space over Lake Michigan." - Jean Shepherd

"Elvis up in Michigan and maybe out in Mars." - Jimmy Buffett

"I think we've got outstanding teaching in Michigan classrooms." - John Engler

"I'm very proud of the auto industry in Michigan." - Rick Snyder

"We've lost 400,000 jobs in Michigan because of downsizing." - Debbie Stabenow

"Lake quiets, tired of my lies." - Deborah Ager

"In Lake Wobegon, we don't forget mistakes." - Garrison Keillor

"The lake of fire awaits my lady" - Alexandra Adornetto

"I took the lake between my legs." - Maxine Kumin

"I wanted to get from 4th street to 8th... Then I remembered Einstein postulating that parallel lines eventually meet. They're dredging my car from Lake Michigan as we speak." - Emo Philips

"I grew up on Lake Michigan during the PCB explosion, and I remember seeing the sick, dead fish with tumors, the weird deformed seagulls, the scum and the filth floating. We couldn't go swimming." - Mark Ruffalo

"Whether or not we can save Lake Michigan, whether or not we can avoid a breakdown in our criminal justice system are more important than whether or not I'm going to be governor." - Bill Scott

"This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"The Mediterranean will be turned into an Italian lake." - Benito Mussolini

"A lake that is noisy cannot reflect anything" - Robert Adams

"Near the lake where drooped the willow, Long time ago!" - George Pope Morris

"My brain feels like a cool, deep lake." - Douglas Coupland

"February brings the rain, Thaws the frozen lake again." - Sara Coleridge

"Yeah! Bring it on lake!" -Coach Gleeson Hedge" - Rick Riordan

"Near the lake where drooped the willow, Long time ago!" - George Pope Morris

"I was busier than a beaver in a coffee lake." - Scott Adams

"And a wheat thin the size of Lake Tahoe." - Aaron Sorkin

"Lake Como has always been a magnet for the elite." - Janine Di Giovanni

"Marilyn Manson is simply too dangerous for Darien Lake." - Marilyn Manson

"Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake." - Wallace Stevens

"She's filing her nails while they are dragging the lake." - Elvis Costello

"I think it requires a bit of honesty, Swan Lake." - Graeme Murphy

"People conquered on different sides of the lake should be ruled on different sides of the lake." - Genghis Khan

"Little stones that are pelted into the lake of consciousness should not throw the whole lake into commotion." - Paramahansa Yogananda

"Wise man is a lake full with fishes; clever man is a fisherman who often visits this lake!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"The mind is like a lake lashed into waves. Make the water of the lake clear and calm." - Swami Prabhavananda

"This feels good, being back in Michigan... You know, the trees are the right height." - Mitt Romney

"But do let me reiterate the spirit of Michigan. It is based upon a deathless loyalty to Michigan and all her ways; an enthusiasm that makes it second nature for Michigan men to spread the gospel of their university to the world's distant outposts; a conviction that nowhere is there a better university, in any way, than this Michigan of ours." - Fielding H. Yost

"I started acting at the University of Michigan in my sophomore year," - David Alan Grier

"The Michigan Republican primary apparently is tighter than Willie Nelson's headband." - Dan Rather

"[Sandy] Kress says [Betsy] DeVos's record on school choice in Michigan sealed the deal." - Claudio Sanchez

"The Russians didn't tell Hillary Clinton to ignore Wisconsin and Michigan, OK?" - Reince Priebus

"Given the professionalism of Michigan teachers, I think they're not teaching because of the financial rewards." - John Engler

"I started acting at the University of Michigan in my sophomore year." - David Alan Grier

"God blessed me by putting me here for thirty-one years at Michigan and Trumbull." - Ernie Harwell

"Growing up in the 1950s, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, boys were supposed to be athletic." - Chris Van Allsburg

"The Cool Kids are Chicago. Me being from Michigan is a part of that dynamic." - Chuck Inglish

"Neither the University of Michigan nor its law school uses a quota system." - Adam Schiff

"I love Birmingham, Michigan. It's lovely - you know, it's very similar to the Hamptons." - Elaine Stritch

"The first thing to know about playing baseball in Michigan is, Michigan's really cold." - Derek Jeter

"All of writing is a huge lake. There are great rivers that feed the lake, like Tolstoy or Dostoyevsky. And then there are mere trickles, like Jean Rhys. All that matters is feeding the lake. I don't matter. The lake matters. You must keep feeding the lake." - Jean Rhys

"Have you ever been approached by a grim-looking man, carrying a naked sword with a blade about ten miles long in his hand, in the middle of the night, beneath the stars on the shores of Lake Michigan? If you have, seek professional help. If you have not, then believe you me, it can scare the bejeezus out of you." - Jim Butcher

"A few days before the [Mr. America] contest we heard rumors about a man who had throngs of people following him along the Lake Michigan Beach front, and we couldn't imagine who could draw crowds by merely walking along the beach!" - George Eiferman

"In the American Midwest, farmers used to load grain onto barges and send it upriver to the Chicago market. But once it arrived, if no buyer was to be found, or if prices suddenly dropped, farmers would incur tremendous losses. And, in fact, would even dump the grain in Lake Michigan rather than spend more money transporting it back to their farms." - Eleni Zaude Gabremadhin

"Exercise is really important to me - it's therapeutic. So if I'm ever feeling tense or stressed or like I'm about to have a meltdown, I'll put on my iPod and head to the gym or out on a bike ride along Lake Michigan with the girls." - Michelle Obama

"Most mystics do not want to read religious wisdom; they want to be it. A postcard of a beautiful lake is not a beautiful lake, and Sufis may be defined as those who dance in the lake." - Huston Smith

"Even drunk, I knew any escape plan that involved going to Detroit, Michigan, was a harbinger of doom." - Mat Johnson

"I think that Florida, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, all those states actually look pretty good for Hillary Clinton." - Bill Burton

"I had a bet with Gordon Kane of Michigan University that the Higgs particle wouldn't be found." - Stephen Hawking

"Canada - they won't like me saying this, but it's really like it's a part of Michigan, that area." - John Varvatos

"I graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in Communications and left formal education behind." - Sarah Zettel

"I see more genuine sociability between the races in Mississippi than I see in Michigan. No question." - Jim Harrison

"Michigan is two radically different places - the North and the South which makes for good drama and contrast." - Jim Harrison

"Everything I've done in my career has started in and around Detroit, you know, the metro area and Michigan." - Kid Rock

"I'm actually forced to write about Michigan because as a native of that state it's the place I know best." - Jim Harrison

"Michigan State is always welcome at Ann Arbor. Your teams in all the various branches of athletics are more frequent visitors here than those of any other institution. This is as it should be, for not two universities are closer together in every way than Michigan State and Michigan." - Fielding H. Yost

"The greatest efforts in sports came when the mind is as still as a glass lake." - Timothy Gallwey

"Lotta people don't know where Utah is but it in Salt Lake." - Karl Malone

"By mid-morning a rain as fine as silk spills was weaving over the lake." - Martha Ostenso

"Who does' have a polo shirt? Only somebody from, like, Lake Minnetonka." - Scott Disick

"Her pupils have taken on a lonely hue, like grey clouds reflected in a calm lake." - Haruki Murakami

"Look at the moon in the sky, not the one in the lake." - Rumi

"Make your heart like a lake, with calm, still surface, and great depths of kindness." - Laozi

"The swan on still St. Mary's lake Float double, swan and shadow!" - William Wordsworth

"I am here at Lake Tahoe and there is magic at 6,000 feet." - Frederick Lenz

"If he comes in the dark, then it's KYAG Time!" - Harkat Mulds (The Lake of Souls)" - Darren Shan

"I am personally saddened and stunned by the tragic events that took place in Red Lake." - Collin Peterson

"Talk not of the river or lake To those who have looked on the sea." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"Marriage may often be a stormy lake, but celibacy is almost always a muddy horsepond." - Thomas Love Peacock

"A facade of skyscrapers facing a lake and behind the facade, every type of dubiousness." - E M Forster

"Absolutely nothing was happening in my marriage. I nicknamed my waterbed, Lake Placid!" - Phyllis Diller

"No, I don't take soup. You can't build a meal on a lake." - Elsie de Wolfe

"There's a double beauty whenever a swan Swims on a lake with her double thereon." - Thomas Hood

"The country is an archipelago of lakes,-the lake-country of New England." - Henry David Thoreau

"Let us not compare the genius with the clever; ocean with the lake!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Who doesn't have a polo shirt? Only somebody from, like, Lake Minnetonka." - Scott Disick

"I love Salt Lake City. well. It's beautiful with all the great outdoors around you." - Peter Sagal

"To stagnate in the sun, goldenly, like an obscure lake surrounded by flowers." - Fernando Pessoa

"A flock of geese leave their lake and take wing, turning to poems in the sky." - Dr. SunWolf

"There's a double beauty whenever a swan Swims on a lake with her double thereon." - Thomas Hood

"We told Stanley Roberts to go on a water diet, and Lake Superior disappeared." - Pat Williams

"Music is an ocean, but the repertory is hardly even a lake; it is a pond." - Aldous Huxley

"You cannot dance an arabesque in 'Swan Lake' and 'Nutcracker' the same way." - Natalia Makarova

"Better try to stay wide awake, or you might end up found dead by the lake." - Eminem

"Before there is peace, blood will spill blood, and the lake will run red." - Erin Hunter

"One little leak becomes a lake, Says the tiny voice in my earpiece" - Thom Yorke

"Making a decision to write was a lot like deciding to jump into a frozen lake." - Maya Angelou

"Lake Wobegon, the little town that time forgot and the decades cannot improve." - Garrison Keillor

"I am jealous of all those people who live on the shore of Dal Lake." - Zubin Mehta

"The lake and the mountains have become my landscape, my real world." - Georges Simenon

"Marriage may often be a stormy lake, but celibacy is almost always a muddy horse pond." - Thomas Love Peacock

"A politician taking campaign money from gamblers in Nevada is like one taking campaign money from the auto people in Michigan. Gambling is our legal business." - Paul Laxalt

"Born in the Flint, Michigan, big boat sailing on the Great Lakes and skiing in the winter was how most of my youth was spent." - Doug Rice

"Living in a bubble as I said in a featherbed of privilege. That's why leaving home, leaving the prep school and going to the University of Michigan in the early '60s was a moment of awakening and to go to a place like Michigan and to see suddenly a world in flames and the injustices all around was quite a wake up call. I lasted a year and a half at Michigan before I dropped out and joined the merchant marines and I was a merchant marine for my sophomore year then I came back to Michigan." - Bill Ayers

"I dropped out in '64. And I came back to Michigan, in '65. In 1965, when I came back I had never heard of Vietnam." - Bill Ayers

"The first thing I did [in Michigan] was join a picket line of a pizzeria in Ann Harbor in 1963 that didn't allow African Americans to eat there." - Bill Ayers

"I was terrible student at Michigan, terrible. Because there was too much else to do. I was learning form too many other sources to go to class." - Bill Ayers

"We have arguments [with my father] and we had a lot of arguments in the years when I was at Michigan." - Bill Ayers

"Michigan is very racially separated and the city of Detroit itself is 84 percent African-American and the surrounding suburbs are 86 percent White." - Kwame Kilpatrick

"I've always worked with a team of actors and filmmakers ever since I was a kid in Michigan making Super-8 movies." - Sam Raimi

"During Governor Jennifer Granholm's administration, Michigan has experienced job losses, declining personal incomes, diminishing home values, and the highest unemployment rate in the nation." - Tim Walberg

"I deeply appreciate the people of Michigan. I love their grit. I love the way they face life. I love the family values they have." - Ernie Harwell

"I don't think we should be about the business of denying voters in Michigan and Florida the right to be heard." - Hillary Clinton

"I played Big Mama in 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' when I was 20 years old at the University of Michigan." - Margo Martindale

"With four of the top ten most violent cities in America, Michigan will never fully flourish unless our governments can fulfill their basic task: protecting public safety." - Bill Schuette

"Capitalism would have never let me be a filmmaker, living in Flint, Michigan with a high school education. I was going to have to make that happen myself." - Michael Moore

"In Michigan, a liberal democrat raised taxes and kept their government programs at the same level. And guess what? Their economy continued into the toilet, it continued down." - Rick Perry

"The summer dawn's reflected hue To purple changed Lock Katrine blue, Mildly and soft the western breeze Just kiss'd the lake, just stirr'd the trees, And the pleased lake, like maiden coy, Trembled but dimpled not for joy." - Walter Scott

"I grew up in Lake Orion, Mich. What was best about Lake Orion where, where we grew up was it was a suburb of Detroit but had a lot of open space around." - Andrew J Feustel

"Imagine that your mind is like a calm, clear lake or a vast empty sky: Ripples appear on the surface of the lake and clouds pass across the sky, but they soon disappear without altering the natural stillness." - Kathleen McDonald

"Smile / to see the lake / lay / the still sky / And / out for an easy / make / the dragonfly." - Lorine Niedecker

"An ocean which thinks there is nothing to learn from a lake is not a wise ocean!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"The radio station was playing Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, a sure sign that things were much worse than they appeared." - Gary Shteyngart

"One of the chiefs of this nation, with his young men, escorted us to the Lake of the Illinois." - Jacques Marquette

"Talent, will and genius are natural phenomena like the lake, the volcano, the mountain, the wind, the star, the cloud." - George Sand

"and when he moved it was like watching oil spread across a lake, smooth and fluid, almost vicious" - Madeline Miller

"Mercy, she had discovered, made mad alchemy: a drop of it could dilute a lake of hate." - Laini Taylor

"Dear eyes! - do not my heart forsake, Shine, like the stars within the lake, - Shine, and the darksome shadows break." - Augustine J. Duganne

"I was alive when the Dead Sea was just a lake that was feeling a little poorly." - Cassandra Clare

"We are taught not to trust our own experiences. Great Salt Lake teaches me experience is all we have." - Terry Tempest Williams

"I would say the best moment of all was when I caught a 7.5 pound largemouth bass in my lake." - George W Bush

"Once I thought that Lake Forest was the most glamorous place in the world. Maybe it was." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"When your consciousness becomes a still mirror, a still lake, a silent reservoir of energy, God is reflected in it." - Rajneesh

"When you write the story of two happy lovers, let the story be set on the banks of Lake Como." - Franz Liszt

"Never, under any circumstance, do I touch soup, as I do not believe in building a meal on a lake." - Elsie de Wolfe

"We've all got troubles. We all make mistakes. But let's not take a little river turn it into lake." - Jennifer Love Hewitt

"Peace doesn't come from finding a lake with no storms. It comes from having Jesus in the boat." - John Ortberg

"I seem to be inside a kind of artificial environment. Almost like a... a simulacrum of Reiden Lake." - Christa Faust

"The mind should turn into a serene and stormless lake, where is reflected the complete panorama of the starry sky." - Samael Aun Weor

"Not every lake dreams to be an ocean. Blessed are the ones who are happy with whom they are." - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"We have fewer troops in Afghanistan than we had law enforcement [officers] at the Olympics in Salt Lake City." - Hillary Clinton

"I don't expect people who listen to Emerson, Lake, and Palmer to come hear me. I accept that reality." - Cecil Taylor

"...but every lyar Must have his portion in the lake That burns with brimstone and with fire." - Isaac Watts

"The peerless cup afloat Of the lake-lily is an urn some nymph Swims bearing high above her head." - Robert Browning

"It's like Shelley. Like Werther. Like a Japanese Ophelia. Like a beautiful Oriental Lady in the Lake." - Peter Greenaway

"It's been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, my home town, out on the edge of the prairie..." - Garrison Keillor

"An arm Rose up from out the bosom of the lake, Clothed in white samite, mystic, wonderful." - Alfred Tennyson



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