Maine

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Maine (IPA:/ˈmeɪn/; French: État du Maine) is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and south, New Hampshire to the west, and the Canadian provinces of Quebec to the northwest and New Brunswick to the northeast. Maine is the easternmost state of the US, and the northernmost state of New England. It was admitted to the Union under the Missouri Compromise on March 15, 1820, as the 23rd state. It is the 39th most extensive and the 41st most populous of the 50 United States.

Quotes[edit]

Dirigo
You can't get there from here. ~ Marshall Dodge
I felt like I'd been misplaced in the cosmos and I belonged in Maine. ~ Terry Goodkind
I can say I didn't find anyplace I'd rather live than Maine. ~ Angus King
  • Dirigo
    • I direct (or alternatively, I lead, I guide)
      • Official state motto, on the State Seal, beneath a stylized north star.
  • They were walking along a roadway of great slabs of stone set down one after another, the beginning and end of which they could take in at a glance, a road rising from and heading toward nowhere now.
    "You can't get there from here," William said, using a Down East accent.
    "Anymore." Maine, they thought of Maine, then. Evidently this truncated road could still carry them as far away and as long ago as that.
  • There was a young lady from Gloucester
    Who complained that her parents both bossed her,
    So she ran off to Maine.
    Did her parents complain?
    Not at all — they were glad to have lost her.
    • John Ciardi, in The Hopeful Trout and Other Limericks (1989)
  • I will not listen to childcare lectures from a man who put his daughter in a box and shipped her to Maine.
  • I felt like I'd been misplaced in the cosmos and I belonged in Maine.
    • Terry Goodkind, as quoted in Moving to Maine : The Essential Guide to Get You There and What You Need to Know to Stay (2007) by Vicki Doudera, p. 13
  • The Southwest was spectacular, but I have no interest in moving there. North Carolina is beautiful in spring and fall. But I can say I didn't find anyplace I'd rather live than Maine.
    • Angus King, in "Bowdoin Lecturer is King of the Road in 'Governor's Travels'" in Academic Spotlight (2 August 2011)
  • My grandfather once told her if you couldn't read with cold feet, there wouldn't be a literate soul in the state of Maine.
  • I looked along the San Juan Islands and the coast of California, but I couldn't find the palette of green, granite, and dark blue that you can only find in Maine.
    • Parker Stevenson, as quoted in Maine (2010) by Margaret Dornfeld and Joyce Hart, p. 6

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