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Chicago quotes by Colleen Atwood
#1. In Chicago, I walked in knowing what the dancers were going to need. #Quote by Colleen Atwood
Chicago quotes by Lee Strobel
#2. The general consensus of both liberal and conservative scholars is that Luke is very accurate as a historian," I was told by Dr. John McRay, who earned his doctorate at the University of Chicago and wrote the respected textbook Archaeology and the New Testament. "He's erudite, he's eloquent, his Greek approaches classical quality, he writes as an educated man and archaeological discoveries are showing over and over again that Luke is accurate in what he has to say." In fact, there have been several instances in which scholars initially dismissed Luke as being inaccurate in a specific reference, only to have later discoveries #Quote by Lee Strobel
Chicago quotes by Jamie Freveletti
#3. Last Saturday night I was in a club on the South Side of Chicago listening to live rock music and talking to a guitar playing veteran of the music scene in the city. He looked and talked like the musicians that I recall from my childhood; he was a thin, cigarette smoking, avant garde and interesting guy. We got to talking about a life in the relatively risky creative arts and he said, "Look, you could get that safe job and spend your whole life that way, but what are you waiting for? When you're ninety-six years old and have three days left? Is that when you decide to do what you love? #Quote by Jamie Freveletti
Chicago quotes by James D. Watson
#4. I was always very curious about what a scientist's life was like when I was young. Of course, when I was young, you didn't have very many opportunities to find out with no web, TV. I was very lucky: I was born in the city of Chicago and went to the University of Chicago where I actually saw things. #Quote by James D. Watson
Chicago quotes by Argus Hamilton
#5. President Obama compared himself to Gandhi and Nelson Mandela in the struggle to bring about change. The comparison is flawed. They spent years in jail before taking political power, while politicians from Chicago do it the other way around. #Quote by Argus Hamilton
Chicago quotes by Doris Kearns Goodwin
#6. York boss William Barnes issued an acid personal attack: "Mr. Roosevelt's departure for Chicago was inevitable. Undignified as it is, and impotent as it will prove to be, its chief interest lies in the disclosure of the mania for power over which Mr. Roosevelt has no control." The people of Chicago greeted the arrival of Theodore Roosevelt quite differently; word that Roosevelt was en route drove the city "plum crazy" with excitement. Ordinary business was suspended as tens of thousands made plans to celebrate Roosevelt's arrival. #Quote by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Chicago quotes by Jeremy Roenick
#7. I think there are a lot of crazy guys that I've played with in the past. Wayne VanDorp, when I played in Chicago. He wasn't a big name, but my God was he nuts. #Quote by Jeremy Roenick
Chicago quotes by Chaka Khan
#8. I was born and raised in the University of Chicago area and had an uneventful middle-class Catholic childhood. I had a heavy Catholic upbringing and Catholicism is terrible - it's the reason there were slaves. Mass every morning at seven o'clock during Lent. It's a totally negative, man-made religion. #Quote by Chaka Khan
Chicago quotes by Carl Sandburg
#9. I am stone and steel of your sleeping numbers;
I remember all you forget.
I will die as many times
as you make me over again. #Quote by Carl Sandburg
Chicago quotes by Quincy Jones
#10. 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. #Quote by Quincy Jones
Chicago quotes by Ron Funches
#11. Chicago is an extremely rough place to grow up in. Especially if you're the only brother on the block that's into bumpin' Alanis Morrisette ... So 'You Oughta Know,' I moved to Oregon. #Quote by Ron Funches
Chicago quotes by Hank Bracker
#12. Weston, having been born in Chicago, was raised with typical, well-grounded, mid-western values. On his 16th birthday, his father gave him a Kodak camera with which he started what would become his lifetime vocation. During the summer of 1908, Weston met Flora May Chandler, a schoolteacher who was seven years older than he was. The following year the couple married and in time they had four sons.
Weston and his family moved to Southern California and opened a portrait studio on Brand Boulevard, in the artsy section of Glendale, California, called Tropico. His artistic skills soon became apparent and he became well known for his portraits of famous people, such as Carl Sandburg and Max Eastman. In the autumn of 1913, hearing of his work, Margrethe Mather, a photographer from Los Angeles, came to his studio, where Weston asked her to be his studio assistant. It didn't take long before the two developed a passionate, intimate relationship. Both Weston and Mather became active in the growing bohemian cultural scene in Los Angeles. She was extremely outgoing and artistic in a most flamboyant way. Her bohemian sexual values were new to Weston's conventional thinking, but Mather excited him and presented him with a new outlook that he found enticing. Mather was beautiful, and being bisexual and having been a high-class prostitute, was delightfully worldly. Mather's uninhibited lifestyle became irresistible to Weston and her photography took him into a new and exciting art form. #Quote by Hank Bracker
Chicago quotes by Harper Lee
#13. What do you think of Chicago?
Well, the telephone operator woke me up today and said, 'Good morning, Miss Lee. It's eight o'clock, and three below zero. #Quote by Harper Lee
Chicago quotes by Graig Nettles
#14. It was the first time I used that bat. A Yankee fan in Chicago gave it to me the last time we were there and said it would bring me luck. There's no brand name on it or anything. Maybe the guy made it himself. It had been in the bat rack, and I picked it up by mistake because it looked like the bat I had been using the last few days. #Quote by Graig Nettles
Chicago quotes by Anonymous
#15. The Catholic Church also opposes any effort to make it easier to deport children; last week, the archbishop of Chicago, Cardinal Francis E. George, said he had offered facilities in his diocese to house some of the children, and on Monday, bishops in Dallas and Fort Worth called for lawyers to volunteer to represent the children at immigration proceedings. "We have to put our money where our mouth is in this country," said Kevin Appleby, the director of migration policy for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. "We tell other countries to protect human rights and accept refugees, but when we get a crisis on our border, we don't know how to respond." Republicans have rejected calls by Democrats for $2.7 billion in funds to respond to the crisis, demanding changes in immigration law to make it easier to send children back to Central America. And while President Obama says he is open to some changes, many Democrats have opposed them, and Congress is now deadlocked. #Quote by Anonymous
Chicago quotes by Claes Oldenburg
#16. Chicago has a strange metaphysical elegance of death about it. #Quote by Claes Oldenburg
Chicago quotes by Charles Edward Merriam
#17. Chicago is unique. It is the only completely corrupt city in America. #Quote by Charles Edward Merriam
Chicago quotes by Peter Orner
#18. Chicago does not go to the world, the world comes to Chicago! Who needs New York? Who has taller buildings than our tall buildings? Who's got a busier airport than our airport? You want Picasso? We got Picasso, big Picasso. Nobody can make heads or tails of it. It's a lion? No, a seahorse. Looks to me like a radiator with wings. Who gives a damn, people, a Picasso's a Picasso. #Quote by Peter Orner
Chicago quotes by B.J. The Chicago Kid
#19. R&B is everything. Hip Hop, Soul, Gospel and Classical Blues are everything. All of that makes sense in BJ The Chicago Kid and what we do. #Quote by B.J. The Chicago Kid
Chicago quotes by Kate Meader
#20. She pushed him back to the desk, poking his chest.
I may punch you, bite you, crush your nuts between my thighs. It's going to be the best hate sex I've ever had. And your survival is not my first concern. #Quote by Kate Meader
Chicago quotes by Erik Larson
#21. On March 30, 1890, an officer of the First National Bank placed a warning in the help-wanted section of the Chicago Tribune, to inform female stenographers of "our growing conviction that no thoroughly honorable business-man who is this side of dotage ever advertises for a lady stenographer who is a blonde, is good-looking, is quite alone in the city, or will transmit her photograph. All such advertisements upon their face bear the marks of vulgarity, nor do we regard it safe for any lady to answer such unseemly utterances." The #Quote by Erik Larson
Chicago quotes by Jeffery Deaver
#22. The history of domestic terrorism is long. The Haymarket bombing occurred in Chicago in 1886. #Quote by Jeffery Deaver
Chicago quotes by Thomas Frank
#23. As it happens, Chicago is the nation's leader in municipal privatization efforts. That's right: The city that conservatives portray as the citadel of the power-grabbing, government-growing left has been selling itself off in pieces for years. It signed a 99-year lease for the Chicago Skyway, a toll road in the city's South Side, back in 2005. #Quote by Thomas Frank
Chicago quotes by Marisol Nichols
#24. Every year, my family and I would go visit my mom's family in Texas. We would drive from Chicago to Texas, and once we started to get towards San Antonio, everyone looked like me! It was such a great feeling. Everyone had the same brown skin that I did. #Quote by Marisol Nichols
Chicago quotes by Neil Flynn
#25. I was so intimidated by the thought of improvising back in the '80s when I was in Chicago. I think the opportunity only even came up once that I can recall, and I turned down the offer. It was to go improvise in some club in the suburbs or something. Good God, I couldn't think of anything more frightening than to get up there without a plan. #Quote by Neil Flynn
Chicago quotes by Kate Meader
#26. Male appreciation hardened his features from doubt to certainty. Boobs, the best negotiation strategy of them all. She thanked the Lord and her genetics for her great rack. #Quote by Kate Meader
Chicago quotes by Dennis Higgins
#27. I once courted a Victorian lass in old Chicago. I had to leave her, it just wasn't our time. #Quote by Dennis Higgins
Chicago quotes by Albert Belle
#28. There were a lot of times in the Cleveland and Chicago organizations when I did something, they wanted to make sure the camera was there. I really didn't want that. This isn't something my parents told me to do. Or something my family told me to do. Or do things for publicity. I do this on my own. I do this from my heart. #Quote by Albert Belle
Chicago quotes by Thomas Pynchon
#29. Out the window in the distance, contradicting the prairie, a mirage of downtown Chicago ascended to a kind of lurid acropolis, its light as if from nightly immolation warped to the red end of the spectrum, smoldering as if always just about to explode into open flames. #Quote by Thomas Pynchon
Chicago quotes by Bob Balaban
#30. 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. #Quote by Bob Balaban
Chicago quotes by Christie Brinkley
#31. I haven't touched a piece of meat since I read a graphic description of Chicago's slaughterhouses when I was 12. #Quote by Christie Brinkley
Chicago quotes by Ted Nugent
#32. I have obviously failed to galvanize and prod, if not shame enough Americans to be ever vigilant not to let a Chicago communist-raised, communist-educated, communist-nurtured subhuman mongrel like the ACORN community organizer gangster Barack Hussein Obama to weasel his way into the top office of authority in the United States of America, #Quote by Ted Nugent
Chicago quotes by Richard North Patterson
#33. Chicago," Bright answered sardonically, "is not just a place. It's a state of mind. #Quote by Richard North Patterson
Chicago quotes by Desiree Rogers
#34. We can't just rest on the fact that this is beautiful Chicago. I want to triple down on that experience and make it ... life-altering. #Quote by Desiree Rogers
Chicago quotes by Thalia
#35. You go to Los Angeles or New York or Miami or Chicago, and you see Latinos everywhere; they are involved in every part of American society. That's why they have to start being represented in Hollywood, because an 'Americano' can't walk down the street and not see a Latino. #Quote by Thalia
Chicago quotes by Stephen King
#36. Besides, it happened in Derry, not in New York or Chicago. The place makes it news as much as what happened in the place, sonny. That's why there are bigger headlines when an earthquake kills twelve people in Los Angeles than there are when one kills three thousand in some heathen country in the Mideast. Besides it happened in Derry. I've heard it before, and I suppose if I continue to pursue this I'll hear it again...and again...and again. They say it as if speaking patiently to a mental defective. They say it the way they would say 'Because of gravity' if you asked them how come you stick to the ground when you walk. They say it as if it were a natural law any natural man should understand. And of course, the worst of that is I do understand. #Quote by Stephen King
Chicago quotes by Seinfeld 2000
#37. U.S. Presedent Barack Sadam Husene Obame sit in the darkened Oval Ofice at 2 a.m. wearing hes traditienel Kenyan roabe.
He take one last bite of the Chicago style deep dish pizza that he has flown to him every day on the Amerecan tax payer's dime and wipe the grease off his mouth with the U.S. consititutien.
He get up and walk to desk, where he keeps the Kenyan black magic crystle ball. Its black glow iluminate his face.
"Eeny, meeny, miney, mo - which basic U.S. freedoms are next to go?" he say aloud to no one and every one at the same time.
Then he flash that trade mark Bary Obame million doller grin as a crack of lightning sound in the distence. #Quote by Seinfeld 2000
Chicago quotes by Ben Hecht
#38. I have lived in other cities but been inside of only one. I once wore all the windows of Chicago and all its doorways on a key ring. Salons, mansions, alleys, courtrooms, depots, factories, hotels, police cells, the lake front, the rooftops and the sidewalks were my haberdashery. #Quote by Ben Hecht
Chicago quotes by Mae West
#39. Is that a pistol in your pocket or are you just glad to see me? (She made this remark in February 1936, at the railway station in Los Angeles upon her return from Chicago, when a Los Angeles police officer was assigned to escort her home) #Quote by Mae West
Chicago quotes by Shane Claiborne
#40. Christians can no longer refer to 'our troops' or 'our history' because of their new identity. Fabricated boundaries and walls are removed for the Christian. One's neighbor is not only from Chicago but also from Baghdad. One's brother or sister in the church could be from Iran or California
no difference! Our family is transnational and borderless; we are in Iraq, and we are in Palestine. And if we are indeed to become born again, we will have to begin talking like it, changing the meaning of we, us, my, and our. #Quote by Shane Claiborne
Chicago quotes by Nelson Algren
#41. Loving Chicago is like loving a woman with a broken nose. #Quote by Nelson Algren
Chicago quotes by John Burdett
#42. On a whim, Pisit calls the monk back to ask what he thinks of all this, and Western culture in general. After his drubbing just now he is in a Zen-ish sort of mood, not to say downright sarcastic: 'Actually, the West is Culture of Emergency: Twisters in Texas, earthquakes in California, windchill in Chicago, drought, flood, famine, epidemics, war on everything - watch out for that meteor and how much longer does the sun really have? Of course, if you didn't believe you could control everything, there wouldn't be an emergency, would there? #Quote by John Burdett
Chicago quotes by Jonathan Nolan
#43. I'd grown up in the U.K., where the surveillance apparatus went into place in the 1970s in response to the Troubles with the IRA. When I was a kid, we moved to Chicago, and I was surprised to see you could live in a large city in which you didn't have cameras on every street corner. #Quote by Jonathan Nolan
Chicago quotes by Robin Lord Taylor
#44. I loved theater growing up, and my mom always took us to the touring productions that would come through town. We would go to Chicago all the time and see shows. I loved it. #Quote by Robin Lord Taylor
Chicago quotes by Kameron Hurley
#45. Most people actually ignore things out of the ordinary. Or, worse, hope that someone else will take care of it.

I remember being on the train in Chicago in a car with about a dozen other people. On the other side of the car, a man suddenly fell off his seat. Just… toppled over into the aisle. He started convulsing. There were three people between me and him. But nobody said anything. Nobody did anything.

I stood up, "Sir?" I said, and started toward him.

And that's when everyone started to move. I called for someone at the back to push the operator alert button, to tell the train driver to call for an ambulance at the next stop. After I moved, there were suddenly three or four other people with me, coming to the man's aid.

But somebody had to move first.

I stood in a crowded, standing-room only train on another day and watched a young woman standing near the door close her eyes and drop her papers and binder onto the floor. She was packed tight, surrounded by other people, and no one said anything.

Her body began to go limp. "Are you OK!?" I said loudly, leaning toward her, and then other people were looking, and she was sagging, and the buzz started, and somebody called up from the front of the car that he was a doctor, and someone gave up their seat, and people moved, moved, moved.

Somebody needs to be the person who says something is wrong. We can't pretend we don't see it. Because people have bee #Quote by Kameron Hurley
Chicago quotes by Jose Garces
#46. Some of the best cooks that I've cooked with, whether it's in New York or Chicago or even here in Philadelphia, are actually Ecuadorians. And there's something about their palates that really just inspires me, and has a really deep sense of flavor. #Quote by Jose Garces
Chicago quotes by George Stigler
#47. 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. #Quote by George Stigler
Chicago quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#48. The Chicago City News Bureau was a tripwire for all the newspapers in town when I was there, and there were five papers, I think. We were out all the time around the clock and every time we came across a really juicy murder or scandal or whatever, they'd send the big time reporters and photographers, otherwise they'd run our stories. So that's what I was doing, and I was going to university at the same time. #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
Chicago quotes by Jessica N. Watkins
#49. Atlanta. I was forgetting more and more about my life in Chicago, and I prayed that it was forgetting about me. As #Quote by Jessica N. Watkins
Chicago quotes by Ron Funches
#50. I like the Bulls, the Bears - Chicago. #Quote by Ron Funches
Chicago quotes by Abigail Washburn
#51. One thing I carried my whole life, especially from my grandparents in Chicago, was a huge idealism for the world. #Quote by Abigail Washburn
Chicago quotes by Audrey Niffenegger
#52. Franz Schulze's book "Fantastic Images" had a lot of impact on me. Mark Pascale turned me on to that book when I was twenty years old. It was really interesting to see all this art in one place and to have somebody articulate a theory of Chicago art since I already had a real predilection towards Dada and Surrealism. Chicago is just teeming with kooky, whacked-out artists, and I'm one of them in my own sedate way. #Quote by Audrey Niffenegger
Chicago quotes by Vernon Jordan
#53. The last job I applied for was to be a bus driver for the Chicago Transit Authority in 1957. #Quote by Vernon Jordan
Chicago quotes by Rashid Johnson
#54. I was born in Evanston, about three blocks away from the Chicago border. My mother, at the time, was finishing her Ph.D. in African History at Northwestern University. Soon after my birth, my parents split, and my father moved to Wicker Park, which is on the north side of the city. #Quote by Rashid Johnson
Chicago quotes by James Cronin
#55. In 1971 I returned to the University of Chicago as Professor of Physics. #Quote by James Cronin
Chicago quotes by Kel Mitchell
#56. 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. #Quote by Kel Mitchell
Chicago quotes by Todd Starnes
#57. I once heard a Chicago-area pastor put it this way: we don't need more Americans bowing down to the Democrat donkey or the Republican elephant. We need more Americans bowing down to the Lion of Judah. #Quote by Todd Starnes
Chicago quotes by Doris Kearns Goodwin
#58. Wilson argued that "the wealth of America" lay in its small businesses, its towns and villages. "Its vitality does not lie in New York, nor in Chicago," he asserted; "it will not be sapped by anything that happens in St. Louis. The vitality of America lies in the brains, the energies, the enterprise of the people throughout the land; in the efficiency of their factories and in the richness of the fields that stretch beyond the borders of the town. #Quote by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Chicago quotes by Steve Fraser
#59. Tompkins Square set a precedent. In big cities like Chicago similar demonstrations were met with force and the participants were stigmatized by the press and officialdom as "heavily armed German revolutionaries," "atheists," believers in "free love," and potential assassins. #Quote by Steve Fraser
Chicago quotes by David Berkowitz Chicago
#60. By means of art, man values the value of his worldview and the event. With it, the man moves to the ground and phosphoresces at the darkness of reality, illuminating his dark path with its splendor, like a magical dark-eyed eye, so it moves between the stars and so lives. #Quote by David Berkowitz Chicago
Chicago quotes by Steven Yeun
#61. What brought me to L.A. was work! I moved to Chicago after college - I went to Kalamazoo - did my nerd thing, graduated, and moved to Chicago to pursue improv. #Quote by Steven Yeun
Chicago quotes by Julie James
#62. Let's just call it an adjustment of priorities." Nick saw no reason to beat around the bush about
this next part. Pallas was a good guy, and an excellent agent. "There's more. You and I both know that
Davis has been thinking about retiring. I told him today that when that happens, I'd like to be
considered for the special agent in charge position. I wanted you to hear it from me first. Thought you
might be eying the job, too."
Jack considered this. "I've given it some thought," he admitted. "But politically, I doubt it would
go over well if the special agent in charge of Chicago and the U.S. attorney of the same district were
involved in a personal relationship." His expression was one of pride. "And since Cameron got there
first, it looks like I'm adjusting my priorities, too." He paused. "Plus, I hear that people think I'm
cranky." He rubbed his jaw, musing. "Not sure why that is."
"Maybe it's all the brooding and glowering."
"No one complains when you break out the don't-fuck-with-me face. #Quote by Julie James
Chicago quotes by Kate Meader
#63. I would have unleashed my secret weapon." She leaned in and whispered, "Operation Feel the Beard."

"That's your secret weapon?" He felt his beard every day, and he could say with 100 percent certainty that it was fairly low on his list of ways into his good graces. "I think you're overestimating the beard, Hollywood. Now if you were to feel another part of - "

She felt his beard. Sweet effen Christmas. #Quote by Kate Meader
Chicago quotes by David Berkowitz Chicago
#64. Art is like hard digging. Without daily searching, nothing can be found. #Quote by David Berkowitz Chicago
Chicago quotes by James Howard Kunstler
#65. New York City is finished," he said. "They can't keep order there, and you can't have business without order. It'll take a hundred years to sort things out and get it all going again."
"What do you hear of the U.S. government? I said. "We don't have electricity an hour a month anymore and there's nothing on the air but the preachers anyway."
"Well, I hear that this Harvey Albright pretends to be running things out of Minneapolis now. It was Chicago, but that may have gone by the boards. Congress hasn't met since twelve twenty-one." Ricketts said, using a common shorthand for the destruction of Washington a few days before Christmas some years back. "We're still fighting skirmishes with Mexico. The Everglades are drowning. Trade is becoming next to impossible, from everything I can tell, and business here is drying up. It all seems like a bad dream. The future sure isn't what it used to be, is it?"
"We believe in the future, sir. Only it's not like the world we've left behind," Joseph said.
"How's that?"
"We're building our own New Jerusalem up the river. it's a world made by hand, now, one stone at a time, one board at a time, one hope at a time, one soul at a time. . . #Quote by James Howard Kunstler
Chicago quotes by James Cronin
#66. 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. #Quote by James Cronin
Chicago quotes by Diablo Cody
#67. When I was a kid, I attended a small Catholic school in a south suburb of Chicago. #Quote by Diablo Cody
Chicago quotes by John Hughes
#68. I'm from Chicago, I live in Chicago and I wanted very much for the music in Chicago to succeed. #Quote by John Hughes
Chicago quotes by Parvesh Cheena
#69. My big downfall is deep-dish pizza from Chicago. That is why I can't go vegan - I can't give up cheese. I can't give up dairy. #Quote by Parvesh Cheena
Chicago quotes by Ernie Banks
#70. I was thinking (when he hit his 500th home run) about my mother and dad, about all the people in the Chicago Cubs organization that helped me and about the wonderful Chicago fans who have come out all these years to cheer me on. They've been a great inspiration to me. #Quote by Ernie Banks
Chicago quotes by Saul Bellow
#71. There's the big advantage of backwardness. By the time the latest ideas reach Chicago, they're worn thin and easy to see through. You don't have to bother with them and it saves lots of trouble. #Quote by Saul Bellow
Chicago quotes by R.C. Sproul
#72. Application of the doctrine of biblical inerrancy as an essential element for the authority of the church. It was created to counter the drift from this important doctrinal foundation by significant segments of evangelicalism and the outright denial of it by other church movements.
In October 1978, the council held a summit meeting in Chicago. At that time, it issued a statement on biblical #Quote by R.C. Sproul
Chicago quotes by Martin Gardner
#73. University of Chicago is a Baptist school, where atheist professors teach Jewish students about St. Thomas Aquinas. #Quote by Martin Gardner
Chicago quotes by Oscar Wilde
#74. The cities of America are inexpressibly tedious. The Bostonians take their learning too sadly; culture with them is an accomplishment rather than an atmosphere; their Hub, as they call it, is the paradise of prigs. Chicago is a sort of monster-shop, full of bustles and bores. Political life at Washington is like political life in a suburban vestry. Baltimore is amusing for a week, but Philadelphia is dreadfully provincial; and though one can dine in New York one could not dwell there. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Chicago quotes by Tim Meadows
#75. I've never been arrested. I've been stopped, searched and had a gun put to my head by the Chicago cops. #Quote by Tim Meadows
Chicago quotes by Aziz Ansari
#76. If I ever was texting frequently with someone and wanted to make an alias, I think I'd go with "Scottie Pippin." Then my friends who were peeking at my screen could be left wondering why I was texting with the former Chicago Bull star on the reg. #Quote by Aziz Ansari
Chicago quotes by Zendaya
#77. Shake It Up is a buddy comedy based around dance. It's about two best friends Rocky and CeCe who live out their dream as background dancers on a show called Shake It Up Chicago. They have to navigate life as young teens going to school and dancing on the show. #Quote by Zendaya
Chicago quotes by Russell Lynes
#78. The Good Quality Snob, or wearer of muted tweeds, cut almost exactly the same from year to year, often with a hat of the same material, [is] native to the Boston North Shore, the Chicago North Shore, the North Shore of Long Island, to Westchester County, the Philadelphia Main Line and the Peninsula area of San Francisco. #Quote by Russell Lynes
Chicago quotes by Charles Murray
#79. The main vehicle for nineteenth-century socialization was the leading textbook used in elementary school. They were so widely used that sections in them became part of the national language. Theodore Roosevelt, scion of an elite New York family, schooled by private tutors, had been raised on the same textbooks as the children of Ohio farmers, Chicago tradesman, and New England fishermen. If you want to know what constituted being a good American from the mid-nineteenth century to World War I, spend a few hours browsing through the sections in the McGuffey Readers. #Quote by Charles Murray
Chicago quotes by Kristin Cavallari
#80. I'm a suburbanite nowIn L.A. you have to be so careful about what you say and who you trust. It's such an awful way to live. [In Chicago] people want to get to know you for you. I feel like I can just breathe. #Quote by Kristin Cavallari
Chicago quotes by Joe Garagiola
#81. The Chicago Cubs are like Rush Street-a lot of singles, but no action. #Quote by Joe Garagiola
Chicago quotes by Pat Gillick
#82. When you talk about the American League, you think of Fenway. When you talk about the National League, you think of Wrigley and the fan base that they have in Chicago. #Quote by Pat Gillick
Chicago quotes by David Schwimmer
#83. It was really interesting to be editing the film [Trust] in New York and directing the play in Chicago, and one definitely informed the other. The play probably benefitted more because I realized what scenes could be cut, and I cut those scenes from the play. #Quote by David Schwimmer
Chicago quotes by Mark Blumberg
#84. Pluto is cold; Chicago in January is merely inconvenient. #Quote by Mark Blumberg
Chicago quotes by Eric Lefkofsky
#85. I think there are four or five interesting pockets where a lot of cool technology companies are getting started. Chicago is one of them. New York is certainly another. Silicon Valley really dominates. And you're seeing some stuff out of Boston and Seattle and down South. #Quote by Eric Lefkofsky
Chicago quotes by Scott Turow
#86. Being a lawyer, even in a city as large as Chicago, is like being a citizen of a small town. I love watching the life of the town play out. You know, the rise and fall of individual lives in the entire community is just fascinating to me. #Quote by Scott Turow
Chicago quotes by LeRoy Neiman
#87. You know what I like about San Francisco? The women are beautiful, fashionable and smart. San Francisco is one of the only cities I like to visit. I love New York and Chicago - I studied there, and L.A. has the same people as New York. #Quote by LeRoy Neiman
Chicago quotes by Al Capone
#88. I am going to St. Petersburg, Florida, tomorrow. Let the worthy citizens of Chicago get their liquor the best they can. I'm sick of the job-it's a thankless one and full of grief. I've been spending the best years of my life as a public benefactor. #Quote by Al Capone
Chicago quotes by T. J. Oshie
#89. We hate Chicago and Chicago hates us and unfortunately he's on the other team and he's the big gun. #Quote by T. J. Oshie
Chicago quotes by Chris O'Donnell
#90. L.A. just doesn't seem real to me. Chicago does. My real friends are there. It's home. #Quote by Chris O'Donnell
Chicago quotes by Judy Chicago
#91. So women are at the beginning of building a language, and not all women are conscious of it. #Quote by Judy Chicago
Chicago quotes by Max Blumenthal
#92. There are fewer Arabs in Tel Aviv, one of the largest cities in the Middle East, than there are in Chicago, the largest city in the American Midwest. How do you accomplish such a remarkable feat of social engineering without massive violence? #Quote by Max Blumenthal
Chicago quotes by J.J. McAvoy
#93. Don't push me, Melody. I'm not above hiking this dress up and fucking you in front of all of Chicago. #Quote by J.J. McAvoy
Chicago quotes by LisaRaye McCoy-Misick
#94. I grew up on the Southside of Chicago. What people don't realize is that my father was a multimillionaire who owned 12 hotels, motels, a steel mill, a radio station, a club, nursing home, and a law office. So I think it's safe to say I'm a little above middle class and I'm a daddy's girl. #Quote by LisaRaye McCoy-Misick
Chicago quotes by B.J. The Chicago Kid
#95. I don't really concentrate on Urban AC or whatever. I don't concentrate on genres or how people section off songs for radio. #Quote by B.J. The Chicago Kid
Chicago quotes by Don Yaeger
#96. Jamie Moyer was in his third year as a major league pitcher and was, by his own admission, still wide-eyed, watching everything going on around him and soaking it in. He paid particular attention to older teammates on his Chicago Cubs squad, hoping to emulate habits that had allowed those veterans to extend their careers. #Quote by Don Yaeger
Chicago quotes by Quincy Jones
#97. I never felt like that in my life. I didn't know human beings played these instruments. I heard them in Chicago and Louisville and St. Louis all my life, you know? But I didn't know human beings played them, you know? So the next day I went to Coontz Junior High School and I started on sousaphone, tuba, B-flat baritone, E-flat alto, French horn, trombone. #Quote by Quincy Jones
Chicago quotes by Johnny Galecki
#98. Growing up in Chicago, I was a theater nerd. That might be very cool on the East Coast, but in Chicago, it's really the athletes that come in No. 1 on the cool scale. Maybe musicians after that. Community theater? That's way down the list, my friend. #Quote by Johnny Galecki
Chicago quotes by Ted Berrigan
#99. In Chicago, Illinois, you / are really at home / whether you like it or not, baby, / &, whether you like it / or not / You Are My Friend / so don't pees me off! #Quote by Ted Berrigan
Chicago quotes by Wilford Brimley
#100. 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. #Quote by Wilford Brimley
Chicago quotes by Kate Meader
#101. Straight talk is a virtue. Dirty talk is a goddamn blessing. #Quote by Kate Meader
Chicago quotes by William Vaughn Moody
#102. Gigantic, willful, young, Chicago sitteth at the northwest gates. #Quote by William Vaughn Moody
Chicago quotes by Stuart Dybek
#103. From its aptly noirish title on, Martin Preib's The Wagon has rightness of authenticity about it. From the perspective of a cop he fashions a compelling view of the Chicago Algren once called 'the dark city.' There's a unique quality to his essays which manage to be broodingly meditative even as their narrative drive keeps you turning pages. #Quote by Stuart Dybek
Chicago quotes by Susan Richards Shreve
#104. Now. 1973. Exactly." He tipped back in his chair, his arms folded across his chest. "So much changed in the sixties, the war, the rights of women, civil rights, the vote, protest against the war. On and on. I was getting my Ph.D. in Chicago and you were in college but that time was upheaval with a purpose. Now we've drawn back into our shells, wondering what we have done and what do we believe.? And is there any purpose to our lives? #Quote by Susan Richards Shreve
Chicago quotes by Nadia Ali
#105. I love Chicago. It's one of my favorite cities, hands down. #Quote by Nadia Ali
Chicago quotes by Kyle Chandler
#106. I grew up in Chicago, so I've always been a Bears fan. #Quote by Kyle Chandler
Chicago quotes by Theodore Dreiser
#107. When Caroline Meeber boarded the afternoon train for Chicago, her total outfit consisted of a small trunk, a cheap imitation alligator-skin satchel, a small lunch in a paper box, and a yellow leather snap purse, containing her ticket, a scrap of paper with her sister's address in Van Buren Street, and four dollars in money. It was in August, 1889. She was eighteen years of age, bright, timid, and full of the illusions of ignorance and youth. Whatever touch of regret at parting characterised her thoughts, it was certainly not for advantages now being given up. A gush of tears at her mother's farewell kiss, a touch in her throat when the cars clacked by the flour mill where her father worked by the day, a pathetic sigh as the familiar green environs of the village passed in review, and the threads which bound her so lightly to girlhood and home were irretrievably broken. #Quote by Theodore Dreiser
Chicago quotes by Maggie Stiefvater
#108. I'm a dirt road out in the country kind of person, but I remember thinking, I could live in Chicago. #Quote by Maggie Stiefvater
Chicago quotes by Duke Robillard
#109. For me, jazz, R&B, jump swing, Chicago blues, country blues, early hillbilly music, and honky tonk all stem from the same source #Quote by Duke Robillard
Chicago quotes by John Lennon
#110. News conference in Chicago, where he apologized for the above statement, which was accepted by the Vatican. (11 August 1966) #Quote by John Lennon
Chicago quotes by Mike Davis
#111. A recent Chicago study, for example, has shown that it costs $60,000 to hook up a new house in an outer suburb to the utility infrastructure as against $5,000 for the same house in an existing suburb. "Who foots the bill? Taxpayers in the established suburbs."72 #Quote by Mike Davis
Chicago quotes by Henry Miller
#112. It is no accident that propels people like us to Paris. Paris is simply an artificial stage, a revolving stage that permits the spectator to glimpse all phases of the conflict. Of itself Paris initiates no dramas. They are begun elsewhere. Paris is simply an obstetrical instrument that tears the living embryo from the womb and puts it in the incubator. Paris is the cradle of artificial births. Rocking here in the cradle each one slips back into his soil: one dreams back to Berlin, New York, Chicago, Vienna, Minsk. Vienna is never more Vienna than in Paris. Everything is raised to apotheosis. The cradle gives up its babes and new ones take their places. You can read here on the walls where Zola lived and Balzac and Dante and Strindberg and everybody who ever was anything. Everyone has lived here some time or other.Nobody dies here ... #Quote by Henry Miller
Chicago quotes by Sara Paretsky
#113. 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. #Quote by Sara Paretsky
Chicago quotes by Raul De Molina
#114. When I began to travel around the country, I would notice in places like Los Angeles, Chicago, Phoenix and even Texas that Latinos didn't want to speak Spanish. You would ask a question, only to be answered in English. #Quote by Raul De Molina
Chicago quotes by Kate Meader
#115. We should be in my bed right now. I should be kissing your breasts, sucking your nipples, tasting your honey. I should be sinking inside you slow and hot and so deep that you'll be begging me to make it fast, then make it last. I should be feeling your sweet grip on my cock, and I bet you grip hard, Harper, 'cause you're the kind of woman who takes no prisoners. I should be squeezing that gorgeous ass of yours while I pump in and out, looking for that spot that'll light you up. I need you to know that in another universe, this would be a done deal, and the only thing stopping me from making you mine is that in this universe, my current employment situation stops me from making good on all the dirty things I'm dying to do to you. You understand? #Quote by Kate Meader
Chicago quotes by Rochelle Aytes
#116. I would love to be on Broadway. I would love to do a three-month run, similar to how celebrities do a three-month run on 'Chicago.' Something like that would be awesome. So, I'm putting it out there. #Quote by Rochelle Aytes
Chicago quotes by Judy Chicago
#117. In the beginning, the feminine principle was seen as the fundamental cosmic force. All ancient peoples believed that the world was created by a female Diety. #Quote by Judy Chicago
Chicago quotes by Georg Solti
#118. The joy of working with the Chicago Symphony was immeasureable. #Quote by Georg Solti
Chicago quotes by Carmen Electra
#119. 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. #Quote by Carmen Electra
Chicago quotes by Michael Douglas
#120. I'm impressed with the people from Chicago. Hollywood is hype, New York is talk, Chicago is work. #Quote by Michael Douglas
Chicago quotes by Harold Evans
#121. When I was studying at Chicago and at Stanford University, where many many cases of two people observing the same event have a different take on what happened. #Quote by Harold Evans
Chicago quotes by Clint Walker
#122. As a youngster I worked the river boats going down the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers, pushing barges to Chicago, then all the way down to New Orleans. #Quote by Clint Walker
Chicago quotes by Matthew Rabin
#123. A colleague saw the same model-calibrating the elasticity of demand facing a Cournot oligopolist as a function of the number of firms in the industry
described at the University of Chicago and at M.I.T. A Chicago economist derived the formula and said, "Look at how few firms you need to get close to infinite elasticities and perfect competition." An M.I.T. economist derived the same formula and said, "Look at how large n has to be before you get anywhere close to an infinite elasticity and perfect competition." #Quote by Matthew Rabin
Chicago quotes by Barack Obama
#124. I didn't become a Christian until many years later, when I moved to the South Side of Chicago after college. It happened not because of indoctrination or a sudden revelation, but because I spent month after month working with church folks who simply wanted to help neighbors who were down on their luck no matter what they looked like, or where they came from, or who they prayed to. It was on those streets, in those neighborhoods, that I first heard God's spirit beckon me. It was there that I felt called to a higher purpose - His purpose. #Quote by Barack Obama
Chicago quotes by Bernie Mac
#125. I was born October 5, 1957, on the South Side of Chicago, in the Woodlawn area, a neighborhood that hasn't changed much in forty-five years. Our house was on 66th and Blackstone, but the city tore it down when the rats took over. #Quote by Bernie Mac
Chicago quotes by Blake Bailey
#126. I keep three framed photographs on my desk: the latest school picture of my daughter; a photo of my wife getting her diploma from the University of Chicago; and Lytton Strachey, looking serenely self-possessed. #Quote by Blake Bailey
Chicago quotes by Douglas Wood
#127. I was born in Chicago and grew up in the suburb of Evanston. #Quote by Douglas Wood
Chicago quotes by Madonna Ciccone
#128. I wouldn't live in Chicago cause it's too conservative, aside for the fact that Oprah Winfrey lives there. #Quote by Madonna Ciccone
Chicago quotes by Eric Lefkofsky
#129. The West coast money and the East coast money, in an ever-increasing manner, is finding its way to Chicago. #Quote by Eric Lefkofsky
Chicago quotes by Tina Brown
#130. Back in his Chicago Senate days, when he was seeking greater black credibility, Obama was happy enough to attend the Reverend Jeremiah Wright's Trinity United Church of Christ. #Quote by Tina Brown
Chicago quotes by James Young
#131. The studio that we mix in is still in Chicago. #Quote by James Young
Chicago quotes by Laura Ricketts
#132. We all have different perspectives on the world. I'm a woman. I live in Chicago. I'm gay. #Quote by Laura Ricketts
Chicago quotes by Mark Harmon
#133. At Chicago Hope they have a technical staff that works real hard to make that O.R. as realistic as possible. #Quote by Mark Harmon
Chicago quotes by Lauren Lapkus
#134. Improv changed my life in the best way. I gained so much confidence and really learned how to use my sense of humor to do something other than make sarcastic comments to the TV, though that remains one of my best skills. I stayed in Chicago for college mainly to continue doing improv, which was an awesome decision for me. #Quote by Lauren Lapkus
Chicago quotes by Kate Meader
#135. You always have my attention. When you're in the room, you're my sun. #Quote by Kate Meader
Chicago quotes by Ree Drummond
#136. Marlboro Man paused, his eyes piercing through to my marrow. We'd started out watching the sunset over the ranch, sitting on the tailgate of his pickup, legs dangling playfully over the edge. By the time the sun had gone down, we were lying down, legs overlapping, as the sky turned blacker and blacker. And making out wildly. Making out, oh, so very wildly.
I didn't want to wait for him to bring it up again--the dreaded subject of Chicago. I'd avoided it like the plague for the past several days, not wanting to face the reality of my impending move, of walking away from my new love so soon after we'd found each other. But now the subject wasn't so scary; it was safe. I'd made the decision, at least for now, to stay--I just had to tell Marlboro Man. And finally, in between kisses, the words bubbled suddenly and boldly to the surface; I could no longer contain them. But before I had a chance to say them, Marlboro Man opened his mouth and began to speak.
"Oh no," he said, a pained expression on his face. "Don't tell me--you're leaving tomorrow." He ran his fingers through my hair and touched his forehead to mine.
I smiled, giggling inside at the secret I was seconds away from spilling. A herd of cows mooed in the distance. Serenading us.
"Um…no," I said, finding it hard to believe what I was about to tell him. "I'm not…I'm…I'm not going."
He paused, then pulled his face away from mine, allowing just enough distance between us for him to pull focus. "What? #Quote by Ree Drummond
Chicago quotes by Eduardo Galeano
#137. It happened in Chicago in 1886.
On the first of May, strikes paralyzed cities across the country. The Philadelphia Tribune offered a diagnosis: 'The labor element has been bitten by a kind of universal tarantula - it has gone dancing mad.'
Dancing mad were the workers who fought for the eight-hour day and for the right to form unions
On every May first, the entire world remembers them. With the passing of time, constitutions, laws, and international accords have proved them right.
But some of the most powerful corporations have yet to find out. They outlaw unions and keep track of the workday with those melting clocks painted by Salvador Dali. #Quote by Eduardo Galeano
Chicago quotes by Daniel Clowes
#138. When I close my eyes to draw I always think Chicago in 1975. #Quote by Daniel Clowes
Chicago quotes by Nicki Elson
#139. You should seriously get a job planning dates for The Bachelor. #Quote by Nicki Elson
Chicago quotes by Roger Angell
#140. The press box at Wrigley Field in Chicago is an extended narrow shed, two rows deep, that is precariously bolted to the iron rafters just underneath the park's second deck. To gain access, one must climb a steeply angled ramp and clamber down a little starboard companionway, guarded at its foot by a uniformed minion and then proceed giddily along a catwalk that hangs directly above the tiered, circling rows of seats and spectators behind home plate. #Quote by Roger Angell
Chicago quotes by Joan Cusack
#141. It's nice to be able to work; I'd love to be able to do another TV show I could do in Chicago so I could live and work in the same place. It's hard being a parent and being in a good marriage, and it all takes a lot of work, but if you're not there you can't do any of it. #Quote by Joan Cusack
Chicago quotes by Louis De Bernieres
#142. All their lovers' talk began with the phrase "After the war".
After the war, when we're married, shall we live in Italy? There are nice places. My father thinks I wouldn't like it, but I would. As long as I'm with you. After the war, if we have a girl, can we call her Lemoni? After the war, if we've a son, we've got to call him Iannis. After the war, I'll speak to the children in Greek, and you can seak to them in Italian, and that way they'll grow bilingual. After the war, I'm going to write a concerto, and I'll dedicate it to you. After the war, I'm going to train to be a doctor, and I don't care if they don't let women in, I'm still going to do it. After the war I'll get a job in a convent, like Vivaldi, teaching music, and all the little girls will fall in love with me, and you'll be jealous. After the war, let's go to America, I've got relatives in Chicago. After the war we won't bring our children with any religion, they can make their own minds up when they're older. After the war, we'll get our own motorbike, and we'll go all over Europe, and you can give concerts in hotels, and that's how we'll live, and I'll start writing poems. After the war I'll get a mandola so that I can play viola music. After the war I'll love you, after the war, I'll love you, I'll love you forever, after the war. #Quote by Louis De Bernieres
Chicago quotes by Joan Didion
#143. Going back to California is not like going back to Vermont, or Chicago; Vermont and Chicago are relative constants, against which one measures one's own change. All that is constant about the California of my childhood is the rate at which it disappears. #Quote by Joan Didion
Chicago quotes by Dwyane Wade
#144. Wherever you go, things change you. I mean, obviously moving to Miami and becoming part of the NBA has given me a different perspective on style than I had when I lived in Chicago or Milwaukee. #Quote by Dwyane Wade
Chicago quotes by King Louie
#145. I was born out west but later on I migrated to the east side of Chicago. That's where my roots are at. I've been over east for more than ten years. #Quote by King Louie
Chicago quotes by Richard M. Daley
#146. 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. #Quote by Richard M. Daley
Chicago quotes by Rick Bayless
#147. Chicago is a city of neighborhoods, and I love that. It's cool to have different foods from all over the world within a stone's throw of my house. #Quote by Rick Bayless
Chicago quotes by George Will
#148. Ronald Reagan has held the two most demeaning jobs in the country; President of the United States and radio broadcaster for the Chicago Cubs. #Quote by George Will
Chicago quotes by Jane Goodall
#149. It is of more than historical interest to reflect that Henry Ford modeled his assembly line car production after visiting a Chicago slaughterhouse in the early 1900s. He watched the suspended animals, legs shackled and heads downward, on a moving conveyor as they traveled from worker to worker, each of whom performed a step in the slaughtering process. Ford immediately saw that it was a perfect model for the automobile industry, creating an assembly method of building cars.

More than efficient, the slaughtering assembly line offered workers a newly found detachment in the whole messy business of killing animals. Animals were reduced to factory products and the emotionally deadened workers could see themselves as line workers rather than animal killers. Later, the Nazis used the same slaughterhouse model for their mass murders in the concentration camps. The factory-style assembly line became a way for Nazi soldiers to detach from the killing--seeing the victims as "animals," and themselves as workers. Henry Ford, a rampant anti-Semite, not only developed the assembly line method later used in the Holocaust, he openly admired the Nazis' efficiency. Hitler returned the admiration. The German leader considered "Heinrich Ford" a comrade-in-arms and kept a life-sized portrait of the automobile mogul in his office at the Nazi Party headquarters. #Quote by Jane Goodall
Chicago quotes by Jeremy Piven
#150. 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. #Quote by Jeremy Piven
Chicago quotes by Button At The Children's Community, Chicago, 1965
#151. Kids are only newer people. #Quote by Button At The Children's Community, Chicago, 1965
Chicago quotes by Terra Elan McVoy
#152. Because there will never be any boy's wrist to tie the balloon of your helium heart to (it has floated high far away from the heavy stone of that unnameable boy in chicago), you would never be with someone and then someone else, and you would definitely never be someone to someone else's else. #Quote by Terra Elan McVoy
Chicago quotes by Kate Meader
#153. Hockey is not for pussies. Technically, it's defined as a sport. Words like play and game get thrown around liberally to shield its true nature: hockey is warfare with water breaks. In the rink, you have over two thousand pounds of brute force clashing with whittled clubs, a rubber disc that could crush a larynx, and knives attached to feet. Let's not pretend there's anything civilized going on here. #Quote by Kate Meader
Chicago quotes by Will McDonough
#154. 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. #Quote by Will McDonough
Chicago quotes by Douglas Coupland
#155. Kaitlin said, "I'm so sick of that 'Greatest Generation' crap. We finally drove a silver nail through the heart of Generation X, only to have this new monster rear its head. And I'm soooooo sick of Tom Hanks looking earnest all the time. They should make a Tom Hanks movie where Tom kills off Greatest Generation figureheads one by one."
Bree arrived on cue: "And then he starts killing other generations. He becomes this supernova of hate
all he wants to do is destroy."
"Hate clings to him like a rich, lathery shampoo. His lungs secrete it like anthrax foam."
Mom lost it. "Stop it! All of you! Tom Hanks is a fine actor who would never hurt anybody. At least not onscreen."
I thought, 'Hey, didn't Tom Hanks mow down half of Chicago in "Road to Perdition?"' Well, whatever. #Quote by Douglas Coupland
Chicago quotes by William Jackson
#156. 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. #Quote by William Jackson
Chicago quotes by Fisher Stevens
#157. 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? #Quote by Fisher Stevens
Chicago quotes by Saul Bellow
#158. But it was the figure you cut as an employee, on an employee's footing with the girls, in work clothes, and being of that tin-tough, creaking, jazzy bazaar of hardware, glassware, chocolate, chickenfeed, jewelry, drygoods, oilcloth, and song hits
that was the big thing; and even being the Atlases of it, under the floor, hearing how the floor bore up under the ambling weight of hundreds, with the fanning, breathing movie organ next door and the rumble descending from the trolleys on Chicago Avenue
the bloody-rinded Saturday gloom of wind-bourne ash, and blackened forms of five-story buildings rising up to a blind Northern dimness from the Christmas blaze of shops. #Quote by Saul Bellow
Chicago quotes by Carl Sandburg
#159. And even now she beats her head against the bars in the same old way and wonders if there is a bigger place the railroads run to from Chicago where maybe there is romance and big things and real dreams that never go smash. #Quote by Carl Sandburg
Chicago quotes by Jerry Della Femina
#160. That's great advertising when you can turn Chicago into a city you'd want to spend more than three hours in. #Quote by Jerry Della Femina
Chicago quotes by Mary Kubica
#161. She says that in Chicago she used to wish on airplanes because there were far more of those floating around in the night sky than stars. There #Quote by Mary Kubica
Chicago quotes by Duke Snider
#162. He (Jackie Robinson) was the greatest competitor I've ever seen. I've seen him beat a team with his bat, his ball, his glove, his feet and, in a game in Chicago one time, with his mouth. #Quote by Duke Snider
Chicago quotes by Terry Teachout
#163. David Cromer, from Chicago, I think is the most gifted young director in America. #Quote by Terry Teachout
Chicago quotes by Judy Chicago
#164. Because men have a history, it is difficult for them to imagine what it is like to grow up without one, or the sense of personal expansion that comes from discovering that we women have a worthy heritage. Along with pride often comes rage – rage that one has been deprived of such a significant knowledge. #Quote by Judy Chicago
Chicago quotes by Richard Belzer And David Wayne
#165. Word on the streets of Chicago in 1963 was that if Chuck Nicoletti got a contract with your name on it, you were already dead-- you just didn't know it yet. #Quote by Richard Belzer And David Wayne
Chicago quotes by Junior Wells
#166. I used to go and do some sitting in with Robert Nighthawk when he were playing at the 708 Club in Chicago. He was a tremendous slideman. I never saw him do anything other than play the slide. I never just saw him just use his hand. He always used a slide. He had a little-bitty drummer we called "Shorty". He was about that high [hand gesture]. And he was his drummer. That's all he had was a slide guitar and a drummer. #Quote by Junior Wells
Chicago quotes by Noel Perrin
#167. There are almost no beautiful cities in America, though there are many beautiful parts of cities, and some sections that are glorious without being beautiful, like downtown Chicago. Cities are too big and too rich for beauty; they have outgrown themselves too many times. #Quote by Noel Perrin
Chicago quotes by Peter Haggett
#168. The Place of Religion in Chicago is a clearly written account of a little-studied aspect of American landscape. Based on unique field surveys and supported by photographs, tables, and beautifully crafted maps, the book will form a lasting contribution to our understanding of an overlooked element of the American urban scene: the religious landscape of a major metropolis. #Quote by Peter Haggett
Chicago quotes by James Young
#169. So, We're really L.A. based with a secondary base in Chicago. #Quote by James Young
Chicago quotes by Graham Moore
#170. Alan Turing is so important to me and to the world, and his story is so important to be told, so it was a big thing to take up, and I was a little petrified. Like, who am I to write the Alan Turing story? He's one of the great geniuses of the 20th century - who was horribly persecuted for being gay - and I'm a kid from Chicago. #Quote by Graham Moore
Chicago quotes by John Gunther
#171. 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. #Quote by John Gunther
Chicago quotes by Henny Youngman
#172. This man is frank and earnest with women. In Fresno, he's Frank and in Chicago he's Ernest. #Quote by Henny Youngman
Chicago quotes by Common
#173. I came from the South Side of Chicago wanting to be a rap artist and make videos. #Quote by Common
Chicago quotes by Bernie Siegel
#174. I always remember the words of George Halas, the owner of the Chicago Bears football team. When he was well into his eighties a friend found him in his office on Sunday, and asked him why, at his age, he was working on a Sunday. His response, 'It's only work if there's someplace else you'd rather be.' #Quote by Bernie Siegel
Chicago quotes by Daniel Burnham
#175. It was Chicago with its World's Fair which vivified the national desire for civic beauty. #Quote by Daniel Burnham
Chicago quotes by Samuel Witwer
#176. My first job, actually, was a Chicago Bulls commercial. I was a ninja. I walked with a limp for a week afterward and got paid 500 dollars 6 months later. Thanks, guys. #Quote by Samuel Witwer
Chicago quotes by Nelson Algren
#177. New York is the place where they bind books and write blurbs and arrange the publicity and print the galleys ... But Chicago is the place where the book is lived out before it is bound and the song is sung before it is recorded. #Quote by Nelson Algren
Chicago quotes by Ben Hecht
#178. Chicago is a sort of journalistic Yellowstone Park, offering haven to a last herd of fantastic bravos. #Quote by Ben Hecht
Chicago quotes by Danielle Steel
#179. On a June day, a young woman in a summer dress steps off a Chicago-bound bus into a small midwestern town. She doesn't intend to stay. She is just passing through. Yet her stopping here has a reason and it is part of a story that you will never forget. #Quote by Danielle Steel
Chicago quotes by Lauren Lapkus
#180. I had a teacher who recommended I take improv classes in Chicago - I'm from Evanston, Illinois - so I did improv classes at Improv Olympic, and that kind of opened me up. #Quote by Lauren Lapkus
Chicago quotes by John Cusack
#181. I grew up in Evanston and lived in Chicago for a long time, in Old Town and Wrigleyville. I did three films when I was in high school. The first was 'Class,' with Rob Lowe. I had a supporting role in that. #Quote by John Cusack
Chicago quotes by Brian  Doyle
#182. You cannot edit your life, and even if I was today offered the chance to never meet her, and so not leave the city I loved, I would decline, for life is a verb, life swerves and lurches no matter how cautious and careful your driving, and I would not be who I am, surrounded by those I love most in this world, had I not left Chicago when I did. #Quote by Brian Doyle
Chicago quotes by Tom Waits
#183. Sometimes words are just music themselves. Like 'Chicago' is a very musical sounding name. #Quote by Tom Waits
Chicago quotes by Vivica A. Fox
#184. Um, 'Soul Food' ... Another wonderful little movie that could. Here's a film that, I think our budget was maybe $6 million. We shot it in Chicago in six weeks. I was so proud of the film, because it showed America that an African-American film about family could sell, could do well, could cross over and have true meaning. #Quote by Vivica A. Fox
Chicago quotes by Edward Abbey
#185. This is the most beautiful place on earth.
There are many such places. Every man, every woman, carries in heart and mind the image of the ideal place, the right place, the one true home, known or unknown, actual or visionary. A houseboat in Kashmir, a view down Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, a gray gothic farmhouse two stories high at the end of a red dog road in the Allegheny Mountains, a cabin on the shore of a blue lake in spruce and fir country, a greasy alley near the Hoboken waterfront, or even, possibly, for those of a less demanding sensibility, the world to be seen from a comfortable apartment high in the tender, velvety smog of Manhattan, Chicago, Paris, Tokyo, Rio, or Rome - there's no limit to the human capacity for the homing sentiment. #Quote by Edward Abbey
Chicago quotes by Allen Ginsberg
#186. Eat Eat said the sign #Quote by Allen Ginsberg
Chicago quotes by Jessie Mueller
#187. I'd been acting in Chicago since I came back after University, and I got a call from my agent saying, 'They're doing this revival of 'On a Clear Day,' and I actually auditioned when the team came through Chicago for the 'American Idiot' tour. #Quote by Jessie Mueller
Chicago quotes by Chloe Neill
#188. I will have both of you," he said. "My Sentinel and my city. And the GP will learn exactly how stubborn we both can be. #Quote by Chloe Neill
Chicago quotes by Common
#189. Whether the people in Haiti, the young kids in Chicago that [are] going through violence, or whether you're in Atlanta or L.A. or Europe - it's not even color barriers for me - I go to where I know there's a lot of turmoil and pain. #Quote by Common
Chicago quotes by Judy Chicago
#190. You shouldn't have to justify your work. #Quote by Judy Chicago
Chicago quotes by Ted Gioia
#191. Like the New Orleans tradition that preceded it, and the Swing Era offerings that followed it, Chicago jazz was not just the music of a time and place, but also a timeless style of performance - and for its exponents, very much a way of life - one that continues to reverberate to this day in the works of countless Dixieland and traditional jazz bands around the world. For many listeners, the Chicago style remains nothing less than the quintessential sound of jazz. #Quote by Ted Gioia
Chicago quotes by Al Capone
#192. They've hung everything on me except the Chicago fire. #Quote by Al Capone
Chicago quotes by Kaskade
#193. Music leaves such a big impression. I always wondered, 'Man, if I grew up in Nashville, would I be making Country records now?' I honestly feel like Chicago had such a big impact on me. #Quote by Kaskade
Chicago quotes by Julie Buxbaum
#194. I'm from Chicago. I think can handle the Valley. #Quote by Julie Buxbaum
Chicago quotes by Sonny Liston
#195. My punches are just as hard in Chicago as in New York. #Quote by Sonny Liston
Chicago quotes by Dana Goldstein
#196. There's a problem when we're creating a job you can't do if you have kids," Dennis Van Roekel, former president of the National Education Association, told me. "There are a lot of us who spend too much time working. But ultimately, you need time for family, time for community, time for church." According to a union executive who has negotiated charter school contracts across the country, at many schools teachers are expected to eat lunch with their students, and have no prep period to plan lessons. At others, when a teacher calls in sick, the school will not hire a substitute, but will instead require other teachers to fill in during their prep periods. At one Chicago charter school, teachers complained that they had so little free time during the day that they could not visit the bathroom. #Quote by Dana Goldstein
Chicago quotes by Barack Obama
#197. I've called Chicago home for nearly 25 years. It's a city of broad shoulders and big hearts and bold dreams; a city of legendary sports figures, legendary sports venues, and legendary sports fans; a city like America itself, where the world
the world's races and religions and nationalities come together and reach for the dream that brought them here. #Quote by Barack Obama
Chicago quotes by Kate Meader
#198. They're a slow-moving lot, reporters. Slothlike. Weighed down by all that righteous indignation about the freedom of the press and the public's right to know, not to mention the liquid lunches they see as their constant due. Go out now and you're playing right into their grasping, ink-stained hands." He cocked an ear to the door. "I'm doing my best to protect your reputation here. It wouldn't do to have a serving wench caught in a compromising position with the lord of the manor."
"You don't have the cleavage to make a good serving wench, Eli. #Quote by Kate Meader
Chicago quotes by David Schwimmer
#199. I've commissioned an adaptation of 'The Jungle', by Upton Sinclair, a story of a young immigrant from Lithuania to the meat-packing industry of Chicago in 1904, and the rise of the unions in America. #Quote by David Schwimmer
Chicago quotes by Steve Carell
#200. The best food is in Chicago. There are great restaurants everywhere, from fancy places to burger joints. #Quote by Steve Carell

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