In our own nation, the Boston Tea Party represented a massive act of civil disobedience.
Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Letter from a Birmingham Jail
After the Boston Tea Party, in 1773, when the anger of the American colonists against their British rulers began to spill over, dozens of committees and congresses of angry colonists sprang up around New England.
Malcolm Gladwell -- The Tipping Point
As the Embargo Bill, with his help, became law, a storm of protest arose in Massachusetts reminiscent of the days of the Boston Tea Party.
John F. Kennedy -- Profiles in Courage
He doesn’t much like tea, but considers it a social duty to drink it in this country; and to greet all jokes about the Boston Tea Party, of which there have been too many, with an aloof but indulgent smile.
Margaret Atwood -- Alias Grace
By the time of the destruction of the tea, what was later to become known as the Boston Tea Party in December 1773, he had again moved the family to Boston.
David McCullough -- John Adams
Prof kept saying we needed a "Boston Tea Party," referring to mythical incident in an earlier revolution, by which he meant a public ruckus to grab attention.
Robert A. Heinlein -- The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
Thomas Jefferson noted this while reflecting on the tiny incentive that led to the Boston Tea Party and, in turn, the American Revolution: "So inscrutable is the arrangement of causes and consequences in this world that a two-penny duty on tea, unjustly imposed in a sequestered part of it, changes the condition of all its inhabitants."
Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner -- Freakonomics
He read, "The immediate cause of the American War of Independence was what is called the Boston Tea Party.