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Claes Oldenburg Quotes and Sayings

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Chicago has a strange metaphysical elegance of death about it.
- Claes Oldenburg

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's neighborhoods have always been this city's greatest strength.
- Jane Byrne

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

 

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

In 1980, I moved to Chicago, and I recorded demo tapes for my friends' bands,
and in 1981, the first Big Black record -
the first thing I did that was an actual record.
- Steve Albini

I have a home in Arizona.
I go a couple months a year, but basically Chicago is my home.
- Dennis Farina

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

I've very proud to be mayor of our great city.
It's a city with a heart and a soul.
Chicago has a unique spirit.
Our business community wants to give back.
- Richard M. Daley

I did Chicago on Broadway the year before last.
That was a great opportunity and I had a blast.
- Kevin Richardson

I liked playing in Chicago, and I gave them everything I had,
but I knew in my heart I was a Red Wing.
- Ted Lindsay

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

My place in Chicago is a 105 year old house,
but I really like contemporary spaces too,
so it's refreshing and fun to be in a space where you
can do contemporary things.
- Ted Allen

In 1958, I came to Chicago where I have remained.
- George Stigler

I've been proud to be a lifelong Chicago Cub and still be with the Cubs.
That's always been important to me and I think it's always been special.
- Ryne Sandberg

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

My real education began when I entered the University
of Chicago in September 1951 as a graduate student.
- James Cronin

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

That first year in Chicago was one of the most memorable in my career.
Getting traded rejuvenated me, and I had something to prove.
I wanted to show them what I could do.
- Dennis Eckersley

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

They planned this fair to bring business to Chicago,
into the Loop.
But you could have fired a cannon down state street and hit nobody,
because everybody was out at the fair.
- Sally Rand

And then when I went to Chicago, that's when I had
these outer space experiences and went to the other planets.
- Sun Ra

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

But I like being nasty.
I like being cranky.
Especially if it's a cold day in Chicago,
it's nice to just take it out on Kyle,
because he's so easy to scream at, you know?
- Fisher Stevens

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

I think the state has some serious problems.
Just look at the layoffs going on across the state,
not just in Chicago.
It affects the middle class.
It pushes people down.
- Richard M. Daley

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

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

Loving Chicago is like loving a woman with a broken nose.
- Nelson Algren

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

I was assigned to the heavy cruiser Chicago.
- Jack Adams

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

Chicago kept industry, attracted new business,
became the center for convention trade and transportation.
- Jane Byrne

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

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

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

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

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

No realistic, sane person goes around Chicago without protection.
- Saul Bellow

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

I was asked to come to Chicago because Chicago is one of our fifty-two states.
- Raquel Welch

A Chicago alderman once confessed he needed physical
exercise but didn't like jogging,
because in that sport you couldn't hit anyone.
- Andrew H. Malcolm

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

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

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

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

Chicago seems a big city instead of merely a large place.
- A. J. Liebling

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

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

It has to be because unemployment problems in northwest
Indiana are similar to those in southeast Chicago.
- Richard M. Daley

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

Because Chicago was to radio what Hollywood was to
films and Broadway was to the theatre:
it was the hub of radio.
- Mel Torme

Chicago is not the most corrupt American city.
It's the most theatrically corrupt.
- Studs Terkel

But my favorite band is Curbside Life,
out of Chicago.
- Augusten Burroughs

I've done all of them except for Oprah.
My shoes were on Oprah but they ran out of time so I wasn't on.
I left my shoes in Chicago so they could put them on the show.
- Matthew McGrory

I would never have become music director of the Chicago Symphony,
which would have been an extremely sad loss.
- Georg Solti

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

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

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

This man is frank and earnest with women.
In Fresno, he's Frank and in Chicago he's Ernest.
- Henny Youngman

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

Be assured that I did not become the Mayor of Chicago
to preside over its decline.
- Jane Byrne

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

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

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

Mahalia Jackson, I grew up around the corner from in Chicago.
- Nichelle Nichols

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

I miss everything about Chicago, except January and February.
- Gary Cole

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

So I went to Chicago in 1940, I think,
'41, and the photographs that I made there,
aside from fashion, were things that I was trying to
express in a social conscious way.
- Gordon Parks

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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