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Chicago Quotes

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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

Related topics: Politics

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maybe we can show government how to operate better
as a result of better architecture.
Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful
great city left in the world.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

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

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

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

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 grew up in the suburbs of Chicago.
- James Iha

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

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

I'd studied dance in Chicago every summer end taught it all winter,
and I was well-rounded.
I wasn't worried about getting a job on Broadway.
In fact, I got one the first week.
- Gene Kelly

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

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

I worked hard learning harmony and theory when I was
growing up in Chicago in the 1920s.
- Lionel Hampton

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

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

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

Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful
great city left in the world.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

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

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

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

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

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'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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