New Jersey. When all the jokes are told and all the insults hurled, when the nonsense about the armpit of America runs thin (have they been to Arkansas?), there are still some things to be said.

I was born here, raised here, kept coming back here, and now don’t want to leave here. And I can tell you as a native these 17 quotes about New Jersey are the real deal. They look past the cheap laugh and touch on something you have to be from here to truly understand.

They’re from singers, writers, actors, film directors, an athlete and even a guitar player from My Chemical Romance.

Enjoy.

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“Our conversation with the supermarket manager had been about as helpful as a New Jersey road sign, and if you’ve ever been there, you know the signs don’t tell you the exit you’re coming up to, they only point out the exits you’ve just missed.” – Neal Shusterman

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“Really I don’t know anything other than Jersey. I like the dirtiness of it. Now I’m getting to see the world, and it’s great, but it’s not better than Jersey.” – Frank Iero

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Opinions expressed in the post above are those of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Jeff Deminski only.

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