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Jane Byrne Quotes and Sayings

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

City employees will be hired and promoted because of their abilities -
without outside interference.
- Jane Byrne

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

But as important as the job to be done by government in the neighborhoods,
the people must also be involved.
- Jane Byrne

 

If all of us would require the same level of performance
from ourselves as we expect from government,
this city will forever be the city that works.
- Jane Byrne

The people must know that from this day on,
we want their opinions.
- Jane Byrne

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

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Our universities and museums are respected around the country.
- Jane Byrne

The people ask much, often more than any government can give.
We must resist the temptation to promise solutions to all problems.
- Jane Byrne

If we are to succeed, we must recognize that the community
redevelopment is not solely the rehabilitation of housing,
or putting a mall in the business strips.
- Jane Byrne

If for no other reason than the energy crisis now facing this country,
the federal government should be eager to become partners
with us in rebuilding our city.
- Jane Byrne

I accept that responsibility and ask only that I be
judged by my performance as its chief executive.
- Jane Byrne

We saw hundreds of programs to redevelop the central city,
the neighborhoods, in the past.
- Jane Byrne

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

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

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

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

Tonight - by taking this solemn oath -
I am no longer a private citizen but the Mayor of the City of Chicago.
- Jane Byrne

The nation can no longer afford to continue policies
that hasten the flight of persons to the distant suburbs.
- Jane Byrne

In the housing projects, people talked of ways to reduce crime,
relieve overcrowding, and they were good ideas that we plan to study,
and possibly implement.
- Jane Byrne

If those communities are left to decay,
this city will decay.
- Jane Byrne

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

But I am committed to keeping this city a strong and
viable center for commerce and industry,
for continuing to make it a place of opportunity for its citizens.
- Jane Byrne

We must care.
We must all care.
And while I am working, while the governments is working,
so must the people also work.
- Jane Byrne

In the days and months I spent walking through the
various communities of this city,
I found that Chicago did not work for everyone,
however.
- Jane Byrne

But always I was a private citizen whose activities
in government or political party were appointive.
- Jane Byrne

For my part, I plan to work out a fair and adequate
redistribution of city services to all city neighborhoods.
- Jane Byrne

I am a Democrat.
I have been one all of my life.
- Jane Byrne

As I visited the various neighborhoods in the campaign,
I learned fast that it's a mistake to think that all
of the wisdom and possible solutions to our problems
are available only in this building.
- Jane Byrne

The cooperation of government at its different levels
is important and can only be achieved as long as the
people of Chicago are directly involved in our efforts
and supportive of our goals.
- Jane Byrne

I am here before you tonight to dedicate this administration
to bringing a new renaissance of neighborhood life and community spirit,
a renewal of confidence in the future of our city and
a revival of opportunity for all Chicago.
- Jane Byrne

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

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

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

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

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

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

I was born in Chicago and grew up in the suburb of Evanston.
- Douglas Wood

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

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

At Chicago Hope they have a technical staff that works
real hard to make that O.R.
as realistic as possible.
- Mark Harmon

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

I adore Chicago.
It is the pulse of America.
- Sarah Bernhardt

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

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

The only actor who I think probably might have possibly
taken a swing at me if he could have would be Burt Reynolds.
He used to call Roger and me the Bruise Brothers,
out of Chicago.
- Gene Siskel

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

Even before I came to Chicago, I had gotten interested
in the existence of dispersion of prices under conditions
which economic theory said would yield a single price.
- George Stigler

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

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

Why can't DFW compete like San Francisco does with Oakland,
like Miami does with Fort Lauderdale,
and like Chicago O'Hare does with Midway?
- John Ensign

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

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

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

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

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

In New York, you couldn't wish for a nicer audience,
or in L.A., Chicago, Boston.
But when you get into secondary markets,
they don't have a clue.
- Bryan Ferry

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

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

Chicago is the product of modern capitalism,
and, like other great commercial centers,
is unfit for human habitation.
- Eugene V. Debs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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