Chicago Quotes

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Small: Hell has been described as a pocket edition of Chicago
Ashley Montagu
"Hell has been described as a pocket edition of Chicago"
Ashley Montagu, Scientist
Small: Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world
Frank Lloyd Wright
"Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world"
Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect
Small: I live and die with the Chicago Cubs
Sara Paretsky
"I live and die with the Chicago Cubs"
Sara Paretsky, Author
Small: I have a friend who lives in the South Side of Chicago. I helped out at a church charity there where they try
Sara Paretsky
"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, Author
Small: Maybe we can show government how to operate better as a result of better architecture. Eventually, I think Chi
Frank Lloyd Wright
"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, Architect
Small: I was born in Chicago and grew up in the suburb of Evanston
"I was born in Chicago and grew up in the suburb of Evanston"
Douglas Wood, Writer
Small: His last 2 shows in the U.S. were in Chicago and St. Louis. I dont know what made me go on the trip with him,
"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, Musician
Small: I worked hard learning harmony and theory when I was growing up in Chicago in the 1920s
Lionel Hampton
"I worked hard learning harmony and theory when I was growing up in Chicago in the 1920s"
Lionel Hampton, Musician
Small: Hollywood is run by people who sit up in their executive office, who are not connected to Mississippi, Alabama
"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, Actor
Small: The last job I applied for was to be a bus driver for the Chicago Transit Authority in 1957
"The last job I applied for was to be a bus driver for the Chicago Transit Authority in 1957"
Vernon Jordan, Businessman
Small: Chicago sounds rough to the maker of verse. One comfort we have - Cincinnati sounds worse
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
"Chicago sounds rough to the maker of verse. One comfort we have - Cincinnati sounds worse"
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., Poet
Small: While Ive lived in L.A. since 1985, Ill always consider Chicago my home town and have much affection for it.
"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, Writer
Small: I adore Chicago. It is the pulse of America
Sarah Bernhardt
"I adore Chicago. It is the pulse of America"
Sarah Bernhardt, Actress
Small: My father actually moved out from Chicago just so he could play tennis 365 days a year, so it was - it was a p
"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, Athlete
Small: I decided I would go to Chicago and try my luck as a writer after those eight months as a fireman
"I decided I would go to Chicago and try my luck as a writer after those eight months as a fireman"
Carl Sandburg, Poet
Small: Here is the difference between Dante, Milton, and me. They wrote about hell and never saw the place. I wrote a
"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, Poet
Small: We have created indoor installations inside museums, like the Wrapped Floor at the Museum of Contemporary Art
"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, Artist
Small: Chicago will give you a chance. The sporting spirit is the spirit of Chicago
"Chicago will give you a chance. The sporting spirit is the spirit of Chicago"
Lincoln Steffens, Journalist
Small: Living in Dallas, I root for the Mavericks and the Stars and the Cowboys, but Ive always pulled for the Chicag
"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, Athlete
Small: I did Chicago on Broadway the year before last. That was a great opportunity and I had a blast
Kevin Richardson
"I did Chicago on Broadway the year before last. That was a great opportunity and I had a blast"
Kevin Richardson, Musician
Small: Im always going to get more of a charge playing Chicago than I will Duluth or some place like that. Just becau
"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, Musician
Small: No realistic, sane person goes around Chicago without protection
"No realistic, sane person goes around Chicago without protection"
Saul Bellow, Novelist
Small: There are enough Poles in Chicago to make up one of the largest cities in Poland
"There are enough Poles in Chicago to make up one of the largest cities in Poland"
Suzanne Fields
Small: My real father died when I was two years old, so I never knew him. He was a barber in Chicago
"My real father died when I was two years old, so I never knew him. He was a barber in Chicago"
Donald Johanson, Scientist
Small: Dancing is my number one love. That was my first goal as a child. I would love to do stage, maybe do Chicago.
"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, Actress
Small: Theres no way in the world I can feel the same blues the way I used to. When I play in Chicago, Im playing up-
Muddy Waters
"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, Musician
Small: I grew up in Chicago, so Ive always been a Bears fan. Dad used to take me to Bears games and Cubs games.
"I grew up in Chicago, so I've always been a Bears fan. Dad used to take me to Bears games and Cubs games. My brother used to ride me over to Lake Forest College on his Honda Supersport and we'd watch the Bears practice. I remember those guys out there as monsters - they were the biggest things I've ever seen!"
Kyle Chandler, Actor
Small: But my favorite band is Curbside Life, out of Chicago
Augusten Burroughs
"But my favorite band is Curbside Life, out of Chicago"
Augusten Burroughs, Writer
Small: Germany was the cause of Hitler as much as Chicago is responsible for the Chicago Tribune
"Germany was the cause of Hitler as much as Chicago is responsible for the Chicago Tribune"
Alexander Woollcott, Critic
Small: And I come here as a daughter, raised on the South Side of Chicago - by a father who was a blue-collar city wo
Michelle Obama
"And I come here as a daughter, raised on the South Side of Chicago - by a father who was a blue-collar city worker and a mother who stayed at home with my brother and me"
Michelle Obama, First Lady
Small: Sharks are as tough as those football fans who take their shirts off during games in Chicago in January, only
Dave Barry
"Sharks are as tough as those football fans who take their shirts off during games in Chicago in January, only more intelligent"
Dave Barry, Author
Small: I just thought that I had had my fill for a while and wanted to have a family. My husband was moving to Chicag
"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, Actress
Small: Ethnic life in the United States has become a sort of contest like baseball in which the blacks are always the
"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, Poet
Small: And there was no money in Chicago for a band
"And there was no money in Chicago for a band"
Santiago Durango, Musician
Small: May 4th is a particularly memorable day in American history because 84 years to the day before May 4, 1970, th
"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, Activist
Small: Chicago is not the most corrupt American city. Its the most theatrically corrupt
"Chicago is not the most corrupt American city. It's the most theatrically corrupt"
Studs Terkel, Journalist
Small: Ive been proud to be a lifelong Chicago Cub and still be with the Cubs. Thats always been important to me and
"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, Athlete
Small: Ive leased the apartment my partner is going to come out here. But were keeping our house in Chicago because r
"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, Entertainer
Small: In 1958, I came to Chicago where I have remained
"In 1958, I came to Chicago where I have remained"
George Stigler, Economist
Small: Id seen the current stage production and the 1975 production of Chicago. I liked them both very much, but I di
Colleen Atwood
"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, Designer
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