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Charles Edward Merriam Quotes and Sayings

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Chicago is unique.
It is the only completely corrupt city in America.
- Charles Edward Merriam

It not infrequently happens that persons without any
other special qualification than the drama of their
lives are precipitated into important political positions.
- Charles Edward Merriam

If nothing is to be done in the given situation,
he must invent plausible reasons for doing nothing;
and if something must be done,
he must suggest the something.
The unpardonable sin is to propose nothing,
when action is imperative.
- Charles Edward Merriam

In most places in the country, voting is looked upon as a right and a duty,
but in Chicago it's a sport.
- Dick Gregory

 

Chicago is one city.
We shall work as one people for our common good and our common goals.
- Harold Washington

My first job was at a Chicago night club called Mr. Kelly's.
- Shelley Berman

Sharks are as tough as those football fans who take
their shirts off during games in Chicago in January,
only more intelligent.
- Dave Barry

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Chicago is a sort of journalistic Yellowstone Park,
offering haven to a last herd of fantastic bravos.
- Ben Hecht

I've never been arrested.
I've been stopped, searched and had a gun put to my
head by the Chicago cops.
- Tim Meadows

In the States, it takes you a lifetime just to get
from Chicago's South Side to the West Side.
- Luther Allison

You'd never think of taking a cab if you had to walk
a mile down Chicago's Michigan Avenue.
But in a bad city you take a cab just to go around the corner.
- Helmut Jahn

The people of Chicago are a proud people -
and for good reason.
- Jane Byrne

In Chicago, I walked in knowing what the dancers were going to need.
- Colleen Atwood

My first day in Chicago, September 4,
1983.
I set foot in this city, and just walking down the street,
it was like roots, like the motherland.
I knew I belonged here.
- Oprah Winfrey

Reviewers said Ghost Country was rich,
astonishing and affecting in the way it blended comedy,
magic, and a gritty urban realism in a breathtaking
ride along Chicago's mean streets.
- Sara Paretsky

Our whole family assembles in Chicago at Christmas
and usually in Aspen in the summer.
- James Cronin

I think that unless you grew up in New York or Chicago or Los Angeles,
you're sheltered.
- Jordana Brewster

On December 5, 1941, Chicago led a task force built
around the carrier Lexington to Midway Island,
at the western end of the Hawaiian Islands,
about 1,000 miles from Pearl Harbor.
- Jack Adams

My own interest in basic aspects of electron transfer
between metal complexes became active only after I
came to the University of Chicago in 1946.
- Henry Taube

When there were fears about the future of this nation's older cities...
when a few of the cities teetered on the brink of bankruptcy,
all eyes were focused on Chicago for contrast.
- Jane Byrne

Every player should be accorded the privilege of at
least one season with the Chicago Cubs.
That's baseball as it should be played -
in God's own sunshine.
And that's really living.
- Alvin Dark

I'm impressed with the people from Chicago.
Hollywood is hype, New York is talk,
Chicago is work.
- Michael Douglas

The show can go on without me, and probably will,
but I want to come back to act in Chicago.
My wife and I just bought a condo downtown,
and I want to do theater.
- William Petersen

So women are at the beginning of building a language,
and not all women are conscious of it.
- Judy Chicago

We are proud to have with us the poet lariat of Chicago.
- Richard J. Daley

I live and die with the Chicago Cubs.
- Sara Paretsky

I should add that I very much enjoy certain cities especially Paris,
New York and Chicago.
- Jim Harrison

I pledge tonight to be Mayor for all of the people of this city -
for one Chicago.
- Jane Byrne

We don't have a full black community in Boston.
Our people are scattered.
There's a middle class where I live in Highland Park
but it's not like a piece of Washington or Chicago.
- Henry Hampton

Being Irish was a big thing for me, particularly growing up in Chicago.
- Lara Flynn Boyle

The Chicago Symphony is considered the greatest orchestra in the world.
- Jane Byrne

I moved to Chicago in 1980 to go to college.
- Steve Albini

That's great advertising when you can turn Chicago
into a city you'd want to spend more than three hours in.
- Jerry Della Femina

Chicago will give you a chance.
The sporting spirit is the spirit of Chicago.
- Lincoln Steffens

I was raised in Chicago, so always used Latina.
It's what my Father and brothers called ourselves,
when we meant the entire Spanish-speaking community of Chicago.
- Sandra Cisneros

Chicago is an October sort of city even in spring.
- Nelson Algren

Chicago's buoy was a couple of hundred yards astern of Arizona,
and I was saddened to look at her.
- Jack Adams

I would like to run for the mayor of the city of Chicago.
That has always been an aspiration of mine even when
I was in the House of Representatives.
- Rahm Emanuel

I did a lot of theater in the South side of Chicago.
- Kel Mitchell

In 1971 I returned to the University of Chicago as Professor of Physics.
- James Cronin

I have struck a city - a real city -
and they call it Chicago...
I urgently desire never to see it again.
It is inhabited by savages.
- Rudyard Kipling

I'm leaving because I want to spend more time with my wife in Chicago.
- Bill Lipinski

Mum used to hide love letters from my boyfriends and put me down.
Now I understand that she was a Polish immigrant forced to settle in Chicago.
She was jealous of the freedom life gave me.
- Ruby Wax

My real father died when I was two years old,
so I never knew him.
He was a barber in Chicago.
- Donald Johanson

Chicago sounds rough to the maker of verse.
One comfort we have - Cincinnati sounds worse.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

It's wonderful to be here in the great state of Chicago.
- Dan Quayle

But when I go to Chicago, I know I'm home.
- Hank Sauer

Chicago is a city of contradictions,
of private visions haphazardly overlaid and linked together.
- Pat Colander

Our friends in the group Chicago, they just numbered
theirs and we thought that was kind of neat but it
made continuity from album to album and that was our way of doing it.
- Gerry Beckley

Germany was the cause of Hitler as much as Chicago
is responsible for the Chicago Tribune.
- Alexander Woollcott

The last job I applied for was to be a bus driver for
the Chicago Transit Authority in 1957.
- Vernon Jordan

The credit for much of this rightly belongs to the
late Mayor Daley who forged a coalition of business
and labor that kept Chicago always moving ahead.
- Jane Byrne

We have created indoor installations inside museums,
like the Wrapped Floor at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago in 1968,
and not monumental at all by any standards.
- Christo

After that, I started going downtown and doing a lot
of theater shows in Chicago.
When you go downtown there, it's like you're in New York,
it's like going to Broadway.
- Kel Mitchell

I was knocked out by the show, Chicago.
- Huey Lewis

In the evenings I studied chemistry at the University of Chicago,
the weekends I helped in the family store.
- Jack Steinberger

Coming from Chicago, I like a white Christmas.
- Dennis Franz

After three years in Chicago, I decided to call it a career.
- Ted Lindsay

And there was no money in Chicago for a band.
- Santiago Durango

While at Chicago my interest in the new field of particle
physics was stimulated by a course given by Gell-
Mann,
who was developing his ideas about Strangeness at the time.
- James Cronin

My main graduate training was received at the University
of Chicago from which I received the Ph.D.
in 1938.
- George Stigler

Ethnic life in the United States has become a sort
of contest like baseball in which the blacks are always the Chicago Cubs.
- Ishmael Reed

I just thought that I had had my fill for a while and wanted to have a family.
My husband was moving to Chicago for his job.
And so I went along.
And it was a great thing that I did.
- Lauren Holly

So, We're really L.A.
based with a secondary base in Chicago.
- James Young

I'm going to go out and try to be the best player I
can be and help the Chicago Bears win.
- Brian Griese

I decided I would go to Chicago and try my luck as
a writer after those eight months as a fireman.
- Carl Sandburg

When I got to Chicago I had to find my way.
- Luther Allison

In '75, the year both A Chorus Line and Chicago hit Broadway,
my head spun around and I became the ultimate theater queen for life.
- Michael Musto

Overall, I think Michael Jordan is the greatest athlete in any particular sport.
He dominated the game for the Chicago Bulls and brought
the NBA to its greatest peak of popularity.
- Will McDonough

Hell has been described as a pocket edition of Chicago.
- Ashley Montagu

Here is the difference between Dante,
Milton, and me.
They wrote about hell and never saw the place.
I wrote about Chicago after looking the town over for years and years.
- Carl Sandburg


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