When writing the constitution for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, John Adams wrote:I must judge for myself, but how can I judge, how can any man judge, unless his mind has been opened and enlarged by reading. - John Adams
I'd have been queen of all England, but Massachusetts haunted me and wouldn't let me go. - C.F. Joyce
PILGRIM, n. A traveler that is taken seriously. A Pilgrim Father was one who, leaving Europe in 1620 because not permitted to sing psalms through his nose, followed it to Massachusetts, where he could personate God according to the dictates of his conscience. - Ambrose Bierce
Things are so bad in Massachusetts now they don't even bother to plough Route 128 when it snows.