Quotes and Sayings about Chicago



"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
(Related: Chicago, December, End, Force, Islands)

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

"My father actually moved out from Chicago just so he could play tennis 365 days a year, so it was - it was a place we played every day. We played before school. We played after school. We woke up. We played tennis. We brushed our teeth in that order."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: Father, Chicago, Day, Order, Play, School, Tennis)

"I moved to Chicago in 1980 to go to college."
- Steve Albini
(Related: Chicago, College)

"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
(Related: Chicago, First, Friends)

"Chicago is an October sort of city even in spring."
- Nelson Algren
(Related: Chicago, October, Spring)

"Loving Chicago is like loving a woman with a broken nose."
- Nelson Algren
(Related: Chicago, Woman)

"I've leased the apartment; my partner is going to come out here. But we're keeping our house in Chicago because real estate is a really good investment and also because it is just crammed with full of stuff!"
- Ted Allen
(Related: Chicago, Investment)

"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
(Related: Chicago, Fun, Old, Space)

"However, I was a restaurant critic at Chicago magazine before I worked at Esquire, and I've been a really enthusiastic home cook for a long time. It's just something I'm passionate about."
- Ted Allen
(Related: Home, Time, Chicago)

"In the States, it takes you a lifetime just to get from Chicago's South Side to the West Side."
- Luther Allison
(Related: Chicago, states)

"When I got to Chicago I had to find my way."
- Luther Allison
(Related: Chicago)

"In Chicago, I walked in knowing what the dancers were going to need."
- Colleen Atwood
(Related: Chicago)

"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
(Related: Inspiration, Chicago, Production)

"My dad was born in Chicago in 1908... his parents came from Russia. They settled in Chicago, where they lived in a little tiny grocery store with eight or nine children - in the backroom all together - and my grandmother got the idea to go into the movie business."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: Business, Dad, Idea, Chicago, Children, Parents, Russia)

"I'm from Chicago, my family started a chain of movie theaters in Chicago that were around for 70 years and then one of them became the head of Paramount and the other was the head of production at MGM and we all came out of Chicago."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: Family, Chicago, Production, Years)

"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
(Related: Love, Father, Sister, Chicago, Old)

"Sharks are as tough as those football fans who take their shirts off during games in Chicago in January, only more intelligent."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Chicago, Fans, Football, Games)

"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
(Related: Thought, Chicago, Friends)

"This is not to be cocky, but, I go over real well at Comic-Con. I've done quite a few Comic-Cons, and I enjoy the hell out of them. They are so much fun, and so bizarre. I've done the FX Show in Florida, Wizard-World in Chicago, Comic-Con in San Diego, Wonder-Con in San Francisco, the Comic-Con in New York, and I've done them numerous times."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Bizarre, Chicago, Fun, Hell, Wonder)

"This is not to be cocky, but, I go over real well at Comic-Con. I've done quite a few Comic-Cons, and I enjoy the hell out of them. They are so much fun, and so bizarre. I've done the FX Show in Florida, Wizard-World in Chicago, Comic-Con in San Diego, Wonder-Con in San Francisco, the Comic-Con in New York, and I've done them numerous times."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Bizarre, Chicago, Fun, Hell, Wonder)

"No realistic, sane person goes around Chicago without protection."
- Saul Bellow
(Related: Chicago, Protection)

"My first job was at a Chicago night club called Mr. Kelly's."
- Shelley Berman
(Related: Chicago, First, Job, Night)

"I adore Chicago. It is the pulse of America."
- Sarah Bernhardt
(Related: America, Chicago)

"Being Irish was a big thing for me, particularly growing up in Chicago."
- Lara Flynn Boyle
(Related: Being, Chicago, Growing up, Irish)

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

"I resent the fact that people in places like Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco believe that they should be able to tell us how to live our lives, operate our businesses, and what to do with the land that we love and cherish."
- Wilford Brimley
(Related: Love, People, Boston, Chicago, Fact, Land)

"But my favorite band is Curbside Life, out of Chicago."
- Augusten Burroughs
(Related: Life, Chicago, Favorite)

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

"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
(Related: Work, Chicago, Months, Walking)

"The Chicago Symphony is considered the greatest orchestra in the world."
- Jane Byrne
(Related: Chicago, World)

"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
(Related: Chicago, Cities, Contrast, Eyes, Future, Nation)

"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
(Related: Business, Chicago, Credit, Labor)

"The people of Chicago are a proud people - and for good reason."
- Jane Byrne
(Related: People, Chicago, Reason)

"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
(Related: Government, People, Goals, Chicago, Cooperation)

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

"Chicago kept industry, attracted new business, became the center for convention trade and transportation."
- Jane Byrne
(Related: Business, Chicago, Trade)

"Chicago's neighborhoods have always been this city's greatest strength."
- Jane Byrne
(Related: Strength, Chicago)

"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
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Chicago, Community, Confidence, Future, Spirit)

"I pledge tonight to be Mayor for all of the people of this city - for one Chicago."
- Jane Byrne
(Related: People, Chicago)

"I'm always going to get more of a charge playing Chicago than I will Duluth or some place like that. Just because of the history and the people there are way more knowledgeable than a lot of other cities. It's an amazing music scene with some great bands and great musicians."
- Matt Cameron
(Related: History, Music, People, Chicago, Cities, Musicians, Will)

"I go to make art as who I am as a person. The fact that I am a woman comes into play maybe in the kinds of things I'm interested in or in the way I structure a canvas."
- Judy Chicago
(Related: Art, Fact, Play, Woman)

"You shouldn't have to justify your work."
- Judy Chicago
(Related: Work)

"With my early work I got eviscerated by my male professors, and so you learned to disguise your impulses, as many women have done. And that's definitely changed."
- Judy Chicago
(Related: Women, Work, Disguise, Impulses)

"There's no question that many more women artists are showing worldwide now than they were when I was a young woman, and that's really great."
- Judy Chicago
(Related: Women, Artists, Now, Question, Woman)

"So women are at the beginning of building a language, and not all women are conscious of it."
- Judy Chicago
(Related: Women, Beginning, Building, Language)

"People have accepted the media's idea of what feminism is, but that doesn't mean that it's right or true or real. Feminism is not monolithic. Within feminism, there is an array of opinions."
- Judy Chicago
(Related: People, Idea, Feminism, Media, Opinions, Right)

"I set my sights upon becoming the kind of artist who would make a contribution to art history."
- Judy Chicago
(Related: Art, History, Artist)

"I feel like I have at least begun to make a contribution, but my most significant concern has to do with whether my actual art will be preserved for future generations or be erased."
- Judy Chicago
(Related: Art, Concern, Future, Generations, Will)

"I am trying to make art that relates to the deepest and most mythic concerns of human kind and I believe that, at this moment of history, feminism is humanism."
- Judy Chicago
(Related: Art, History, Feminism, Humanism, Trying)

"Donald, my husband, considers himself a feminist."
- Judy Chicago
(Related: Husband)

"Ah, well, do I wish that we lived in a world where gender didn't figure so prominently? Of course. Do I even think about myself as a woman when I go to make art? Of course not."
- Judy Chicago
(Related: Art, Gender, Woman, World)

"I think what's important is to give space to the range of human experience."
- Judy Chicago
(Related: Experience, Space)

"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
(Related: Art, Chicago, Museums)

"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
(Related: Father, Brothers, Chicago, Community)

"Chicago is a city of contradictions, of private visions haphazardly overlaid and linked together."
- Pat Colander
(Related: Chicago, Visions)

"I miss everything about Chicago, except January and February."
- Gary Cole
(Related: Chicago, February)

"As a citizen of the great city of Chicago, I find it impossible to root against the White Sox. The White Sox organization has been much more consistent, in my lifetime at least, at putting a winning ballclub on the field."
- Billy Corgan
(Related: Winning, Chicago)

"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
(Related: Time, Ideas, Chicago, Interest, Physics)

"Our whole family assembles in Chicago at Christmas and usually in Aspen in the summer."
- James Cronin
(Related: Family, Chicago, Christmas, Summer)

"My real education began when I entered the University of Chicago in September 1951 as a graduate student."
- James Cronin
(Related: Education, Chicago, University)

"In 1971 I returned to the University of Chicago as Professor of Physics."
- James Cronin
(Related: Chicago, Physics, University)

"I love Chicago. It's such a great town, and it's got great culture and great history, and it's not as extreme as LA or New York, and it's just- it's hard for me for work, because I don't live and work in the same place and that's tough. But I'm- I love it."
- Joan Cusack
(Related: Love, Work, History, Chicago, Culture, Extreme)

"We are proud to have with us the poet lariat of Chicago."
- Richard J. Daley
(Related: Chicago)

"I don't fight the suburban areas or collar counties. I get along with them; they're former Chicagoans anyway."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: Fight)

"It has to be because unemployment problems in northwest Indiana are similar to those in southeast Chicago."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: Chicago, Problems, Unemployment)

"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
(Related: Business, Soul, Heart, Chicago, Community, Spirit)

"I believe the way I describe the problems in Chicago is that it's a metropolitan area. I've said that everywhere. The uneducated child is not just my problem, it's the state's problem. It's also the federal government's problem."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: Government, Chicago, Problems, State)

"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
(Related: People, Chicago, Class, Middle class, Problems, State)

"Everybody would love to be mayor of Chicago. If you look at what we have done over many, many years and where we are today and the commitment by the business community, the commitment by the not-for-profit community - all this coming together - this is a wonderful city."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: Business, Love, Chicago, Commitment, Community, Today, Years)

"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
(Related: God, Baseball, Chicago, Living, Privilege)

"Chicago is the product of modern capitalism, and, like other great commercial centers, is unfit for human habitation."
- Eugene V. Debs
(Related: Capitalism, Chicago)

"I've always wanted to do theater in Chicago. Chicago is a big theater town-and, in some ways, I think this city is savvier and smarter than New York. Sometimes, I think it's a little too chic to go to theater in New York these days."
- Jeffrey Donovan
(Related: Chicago, Theater)

"I'm impressed with the people from Chicago. Hollywood is hype, New York is talk, Chicago is work."
- Michael Douglas
(Related: Work, People, Chicago, Hollywood, Talk)

"Aside from a few master teachers that we have had over the years, this has been a completely local talent development. But people have started to come now from Chicago, we have a number of students from Chicago and different places of the country and even in the world."
- Katherine Dunham
(Related: Talent, People, Development, Chicago, Country, Now, Students, Teachers, World, Years)

"And there was no money in Chicago for a band."
- Santiago Durango
(Related: Money, Chicago)

"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
(Related: Career, Chicago, First)

"I had never been to the playoffs, and it was exciting. The fans went through the roof. They were excited about the whole team. It was great to be traded to a city like Chicago, which was a lot like Boston."
- Dennis Eckersley
(Related: Boston, Chicago, Fans)

"Bud Johnson, God rest his soul of fame, a tenor saxophonist. Bud was always a big, big, big booster of mine and he always when I first met Bud in Pittsburgh when he came through there, he heard me sing and he wanted me to come to Chicago."
- Billy Eckstine
(Related: God, Soul, Chicago, Fame, First, Rest)

"Dancing is my number one love. That was my first goal as a child. I would love to do stage, maybe do Chicago. I love being in front of an audience. It's so stimulating. I also love to barbecue."
- Carmen Electra
(Related: Love, Goal, Being, Chicago, Dancing, First)

"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
(Related: Chicago)

"While Mayor Daley surprised me today with his decision to not run for reelection, I have never been surprised by his leadership, dedication and tireless work on behalf of the city and the people of Chicago."
- Rahm Emanuel
(Related: Work, Leadership, People, Decision, Chicago, Dedication, Today)

"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
(Related: Chicago)

"I am back in Los Angeles after a very successful run in Chicago as Billy Flynn."
- Greg Evigan
(Related: Successful, Chicago)

"I have a home in Arizona. I go a couple months a year, but basically Chicago is my home."
- Dennis Farina
(Related: Home, Chicago, Months)

"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
(Related: Advertising, Chicago, Want)

"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
(Related: Boston, Chicago)

"There are enough Poles in Chicago to make up one of the largest cities in Poland."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Chicago, Cities)

"Coming from Chicago, I like a white Christmas."
- Dennis Franz
(Related: Chicago, Christmas)

"They greatly respected scholarship in itself, but they also impressed upon us that there were great opportunities available for those who were well educated. I received my primary and secondary education in Chicago."
- Jerome Isaac Friedman
(Related: Education, Chicago)

"And we had a DJ - my childhood friend from Chicago came to be the DJ at our party out in LA. It was a party, rockin' and rolling, and it was dancing and fun. For me it was different; just to have family with us."
- Jami Gertz
(Related: Family, Friend, Chicago, Childhood, Dancing, Fun, Party)

"Surely the President can agree with us, that theft from government is not good. I know it's bold. It's out on the edge. I know from a Chicago-Springfield background it's hard to fully grasp that honesty could be part of government."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: Government, Honesty, Chicago, President, Theft)

"My uncle was the town drunk - and we lived in Chicago."
- George Gobel
(Related: Chicago)

"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: Chicago, Country, Duty, Right, Voting)

"I'm going to go out and try to be the best player I can be and help the Chicago Bears win."
- Brian Griese
(Related: Chicago, Help)

"The last copy of the Chicago Daily News I picked up had three crime stories on its front page. But by comparison to the gaudy days, this is small-time stuff. Chicago is as full of crooks as a saw with teeth, but the era when they ruled the city is gone forever."
- John Gunther
(Related: Chicago, Crime, News)

"It was impossible for me to believe that conditions in Europe could be worse than they were in the Polish section of Chicago, and in many Italian and Irish tenements, or that any workshops could be worse than some of those I had seen in our foreign quarters."
- Alice Hamilton
(Related: Chicago, Europe, Irish)

"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
(Related: People, Boston, Chicago, Class, Community, Middle class, Washington)

"I worked hard learning harmony and theory when I was growing up in Chicago in the 1920s."
- Lionel Hampton
(Related: Chicago, Growing up, Harmony, Learning, Theory)

"At Chicago Hope they have a technical staff that works real hard to make that O.R. as realistic as possible."
- Mark Harmon
(Related: Hope, Chicago)

"I should add that I very much enjoy certain cities especially Paris, New York and Chicago."
- Jim Harrison
(Related: Chicago, Cities, Paris)

"Hollywood is run by people who sit up in their executive office, who are not connected to Mississippi, Alabama, Chicago, South Carolina. They know nothing about that, they don't go to church, and they make their decisions about what they think is right."
- Steve Harvey
(Related: People, Church, Chicago, Decisions, Hollywood, Nothing, Office, Right)

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

"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
(Related: Family, HusbThought, Chicago, Job)

"Chicago sounds rough to the maker of verse. One comfort we have - Cincinnati sounds worse."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Chicago, Comfort)

"I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago."
- James Iha
(Related: Chicago)

"The puppet characters were combinations of people I had known and to some degree aspects of my own personality. Weird was based on someone I knew in Chicago. Dirty Dragon was based on a good friend I had in Indianapolis."
- William Jackson
(Related: People, Friend, Chicago, Personality)

"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
(Related: Chicago)

"My real father died when I was two years old, so I never knew him. He was a barber in Chicago."
- Donald Johanson
(Related: Father, Chicago, Old, Years)

"We were in the heart of the ghetto in Chicago during the Depression, and every block - it was probably the biggest black ghetto in America - every block also is the spawning ground practically for every gangster, black and white, in America too."
- Quincy Jones
(Related: Heart, America, Chicago, Depression)

"We got into all the trouble you could ever imagine. We figured that if the Jones boys and all the gangsters ran Chicago, we had our own territory now. All the stores, all the crime, we were in charge of everything, my stepbrother and my brother."
- Quincy Jones
(Related: Brother, Boys, Chicago, Crime, Now, Trouble)

"My father was a carpenter, a very good carpenter. He also worked for the Jones boys. They were not family members, we weren't related at all. They started the policy racket in Chicago, and they had the five and dime store."
- Quincy Jones
(Related: Family, Father, Policy, Boys, Chicago)

"The last job I applied for was to be a bus driver for the Chicago Transit Authority in 1957."
- Vernon Jordan
(Related: Authority, Chicago, Job)

"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
(Related: Dance, Chicago, End, Fact, First, Job, Summer, Winter)

"You know what they say about Chicago. If you don't like the weather, wait fifteen minutes."
- Ralph Kiner
(Related: Chicago, Weather)

"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
(Related: Chicago, Desire)

"On the way from Chicago, I spent the summer of 1947 in Ottawa, helping to build the first of a series of econometric models for the Canadian government."
- Lawrence R. Klein
(Related: Government, Chicago, First, Summer)

"I went to the Goodman School of Drama in Chicago."
- Harvey Korman
(Related: Chicago, Drama, School)

"My parents didn't really understand too much about sport. At that time, we were in a Polish community in the inner city of Chicago, and I was the youngest of a bunch of cousins. Polish families are real big, with cousins and aunts and uncles."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Time, Chicago, Community, Parents)

"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
(Related: History, American, Chicago, Day, May, Years)

"Chicago - a pompous Milwaukee."
- Leonard L. Levinson
(Related: Chicago)

"I was knocked out by the show, Chicago."
- Huey Lewis
(Related: Chicago)

"Chicago seems a big city instead of merely a large place."
- A. J. Liebling
(Related: Chicago)

"I remember hearing the song when I was 12 or 14 in - it must have been in Chicago, 'cause we didn't have a radio on the farm, and it was during the second World War. I had three brothers in that war who went overseas."
- Abbey Lincoln
(Related: War, Brothers, Chicago, Hearing, Song, World, World war)

"After three years in Chicago, I decided to call it a career."
- Ted Lindsay
(Related: Career, Chicago, Years)

"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
(Related: Heart, Chicago)

"I'm leaving because I want to spend more time with my wife in Chicago."
- Bill Lipinski
(Related: Time, Wife, Chicago, Want)

"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
(Related: Chicago, Exercise)

"I've always wanted to write a book relating my experiences growing up as a deaf child in Chicago. Contrary to what people might think, it wasn't all about hearing aids and speech classes or frustrations."
- Marlee Matlin
(Related: People, Chicago, Growing up, Hearing, Speech)

"When the government picked companies and gave them monopoly rights to frequencies in San Francisco and Los Angeles and New York and Chicago, it was picking the winners of the competition; it wasn't setting the terms of the competition."
- Robert McChesney
(Related: Government, Chicago, Competition, Rights)

"It was a bright, clear afternoon in the late fall that pretty Miss Cable drove up in her trap and waited at the curb for her father to come forth from his office in one of Chicago's tallest buildings."
- George Barr McCutcheon
(Related: Father, Chicago, Office, Pretty)

"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
(Related: Chicago, Popularity)

"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
(Related: Time, Chicago)

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

"Chicago is unique. It is the only completely corrupt city in America."
- Charles Edward Merriam
(Related: America, Chicago)

"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
(Related: Chicago, Theater)

"I did a lot of theater in the South side of Chicago."
- Kel Mitchell
(Related: Chicago, Theater)

"Hell has been described as a pocket edition of Chicago."
- Ashley Montagu
(Related: Chicago, Hell)

"I have been robbed of three million dollars all told. Everyone today is playing my stuff and I don't even get credit. Kansas City style, Chicago style, New Orleans style hell, they're all Jelly Roll style."
- Jelly Roll Morton
(Related: Chicago, Credit, Hell, Style, Today)

"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
(Related: Life, Chicago, Queen, Theater)

"Mahalia Jackson, I grew up around the corner from in Chicago."
- Nichelle Nichols
(Related: Chicago)

"Chicago has a strange metaphysical elegance of death about it."
- Claes Oldenburg
(Related: Death, Chicago, Elegance)

"I have a friend who lives in the South Side of Chicago. I helped out at a church charity there where they try to give a bit of cohesion to a desperate area. Everyone was very welcoming."
- Sara Paretsky
(Related: Friend, Church, Charity, Chicago)

"I live and die with the Chicago Cubs."
- Sara Paretsky
(Related: Chicago)

"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
(Related: Chicago, Comedy, Country, Magic, Realism)

"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
(Related: Chicago, Fashion, Trying)

"Theater in Chicago will always be my first love. It started careers for me and about 50 of my friends. We all love coming back. As soon as the TV show is over, I'll be back in Chicago, doing live theater."
- William Petersen
(Related: Love, Careers, Chicago, First, First love, Friends, Theater, Will)

"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
(Related: Wife, Act, Chicago, Theater, Want, Will)

"I want to live and work in Chicago for the rest of my life. You know when you were growing up and you wanted to become president? What I want now is to be mayor of this damned town in ten years."
- William Petersen
(Related: Work, Life, Chicago, Growing up, Now, President, Rest, Want, Years)

"I have a place in Chicago and I get there as much as I can. The city is so unbelievably beautiful. It's one of the greatest cities on the planet. My heart beats differently when I'm in Chicago. It slows down and I feel more at ease."
- Jeremy Piven
(Related: Heart, Chicago, Cities)

"It's wonderful to be here in the great state of Chicago."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Chicago, State)

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

"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
(Related: Business, Chicago, State)

"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
(Related: Life, Baseball, Chicago, states, United)

"I'm always struck by the kids who turn up in New York and LA, and places in between. Chicago. Wanting to do theater, wanting to do independent film. Wanting to break into television or radio."
- Frank Rich
(Related: Chicago, Film, Kids, Television, Theater)

"I did Chicago on Broadway the year before last. That was a great opportunity and I had a blast."
- Kevin Richardson
(Related: Opportunity, Chicago)

"Well, I think one of the reasons Chicago became so popular as a filmmaker location is because New York had been used so many times that Chicago, I think, was rediscovered maybe in the late '60s, early '70s for a long time as a new location."
- Richard Roeper
(Related: Time, Chicago, Popular)

"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
(Related: Chicago)

"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
(Related: Chicago, Difference, Hell, Years)

"I decided I would go to Chicago and try my luck as a writer after those eight months as a fireman."
- Carl Sandburg
(Related: Chicago, Luck, Months, Writer)

"But when I go to Chicago, I know I'm home."
- Hank Sauer
(Related: Home, Chicago)

"The decision came from the publisher. It certainly was cleared by Chicago. And then they come out with these fine sounding words about relation to readers and their obligation. It has nothing to do with that."
- Robert Scheer
(Related: Decision, Chicago, Nothing, Obligation, Words)

"And the big issue here, I think, is that the publisher took over the editorial pages, a guy named Jeff Johnson. He's an accountant from Chicago, doesn't know anything about what newspapers are supposed to be about, and he made a decision to get rid of the column."
- Robert Scheer
(Related: Decision, Chicago, Newspapers)

"His last 2 shows in the U.S. were in Chicago and St. Louis. I don't know what made me go on the trip with him, but I'm so very glad I did. They were two of the finest concerts I've ever seen."
- Nancy Sinatra
(Related: Chicago)

"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
(Related: Actor, Brothers, Chicago)

"I would never have become music director of the Chicago Symphony, which would have been an extremely sad loss."
- Georg Solti
(Related: Music, Chicago, Loss)

"Chicago will give you a chance. The sporting spirit is the spirit of Chicago."
- Lincoln Steffens
(Related: Chance, Chicago, Spirit, Will)

"I joined the Army and was sent to the MIT radiation laboratory after a few months of introduction to electromagnetic wave theory in a special course, given for Army personnel at the University of Chicago."
- Jack Steinberger
(Related: Army, Chicago, Months, Theory, University)

"In the evenings I studied chemistry at the University of Chicago, the weekends I helped in the family store."
- Jack Steinberger
(Related: Family, Chicago, University)

"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
(Related: Being, Chicago, Day)

"My main graduate training was received at the University of Chicago from which I received the Ph.D. in 1938."
- George Stigler
(Related: Chicago, Training, University)

"The Chicago Economics Department was in intellectual ferment, although the central issues of the 1930's were very different from those in later times. I had never before encountered minds of that quality at close quarters and they influenced me strongly."
- George Stigler
(Related: Quality, Chicago, Economics)

"I met my wife, Margaret L. Mack, at the University of Chicago. We were married in 1936. She died in 1970."
- George Stigler
(Related: Wife, Chicago, University)

"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
(Related: Chicago, Existence, Theory, Yield)

"In 1958, I came to Chicago where I have remained."
- George Stigler
(Related: Chicago)

"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
(Related: Chicago, Interest, University)

"Chicago is not the most corrupt American city. It's the most theatrically corrupt."
- Studs Terkel
(Related: American, Chicago)

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

"Living in Dallas, I root for the Mavericks and the Stars and the Cowboys, but I've always pulled for the Chicago Cubs. I enjoy watching them play."
- Lee Trevino
(Related: Chicago, Cowboys, Living, Play, Stars)

"The country's top chefs, designers, media personalities and businesses are part of this dynamic city. We know that Chicagoans are used to the highest standards."
- Ivanka Trump
(Related: Country, Media)

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

"Chicago is one city. We shall work as one people for our common good and our common goals."
- Harold Washington
(Related: Work, People, Goals, Chicago)

"There's no way in the world I can feel the same blues the way I used to. When I play in Chicago, I'm playing up-to-date, not the blues I was born with. People should hear the pure blues - the blues we used to have when we had no money."
- Muddy Waters
(Related: Money, People, Chicago, Play, World)

"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
(Related: Life, Love, Chicago, Freedom, Letters, Now)

"I was asked to come to Chicago because Chicago is one of our fifty-two states."
- Raquel Welch
(Related: Chicago, states)

"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
(Related: Chicago, Day, First, Walking)

"While I've lived in L.A. since 1985, I'll always consider Chicago my home town and have much affection for it. My parents and sister still live there so I try to visit as often as I'm able."
- Douglas Wood
(Related: Home, Sister, Affection, Chicago, Parents, Visit)

"I was born in Chicago and grew up in the suburb of Evanston."
- Douglas Wood
(Related: Chicago)

"Germany was the cause of Hitler as much as Chicago is responsible for the Chicago Tribune."
- Alexander Woollcott
(Related: Cause, Chicago, Germany)

"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
(Related: Government, Architecture, Chicago, Result, Will, World)

"Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world."
- Frank Lloyd Wright
(Related: Chicago, Will, World)

"The studio that we mix in is still in Chicago."
- James Young
(Related: Chicago)

"So, We're really L.A. based with a secondary base in Chicago."
- James Young
(Related: Chicago)

"This man is frank and earnest with women. In Fresno, he's Frank and in Chicago he's Ernest."
- Henny Youngman
(Related: Women, Chicago, Man)