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Nelson Algren Quotes and Sayings

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

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

The hard necessity of bringing the judge on the bench
down into the dock has been the peculiar responsibility
of the writer in all ages of man.
- Nelson Algren

Never play cards with a man called Doc.
Never eat at a place called Mom's.
Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own.
- Nelson Algren

 

I went out there for a thousand a week,
and I worked Monday, and I got fired Wednesday.
The guy that hired me was out of town Tuesday.
- Nelson Algren

Literature is made upon any occasion that a challenge
is put to the legal apparatus by conscience in touch with humanity.
- Nelson Algren

The Impossible Generalized Man today is the critic
who believes in loving those unworthy of love as well as those worthy -
yet believes this only insofar as no personal risk is entailed.
Meaning he loves no one, worthy or no.
This is what makes him impossible.
- Nelson Algren

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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

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

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

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

I have a 92 year old father whose doing beautifully
who lives in Chicago and a sister and a nephew and
a niece and I love coming back and try to do so fairly often.
- Bob Balaban

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 met my wife, Margaret L. Mack, at the University of Chicago.
We were married in 1936.
She died in 1970.
- George Stigler

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My uncle was the town drunk - and we lived in Chicago.
- George Gobel

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

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

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

I'd seen the current stage production and the 1975 production of Chicago.
I liked them both very much, but I didn't use them
necessarily as inspiration.
- Colleen Atwood

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The studio that we mix in is still in Chicago.
- James Young

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

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

I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago.
- James Iha

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

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

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

May 4th is a particularly memorable day in American
history because 84 years to the day before May 4,
1970, there was another demonstration at the Haymarket Square in Chicago.
- William Kunstler

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chicago - a pompous Milwaukee.
- Leonard L. Levinson

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

I'm from Chicago.
My grandfather was a policeman, and my aunts are married to policemen.
- Robin Tunney

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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