Quotations on Chicago

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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
(Keywords: Father, Chicago, Day, Order, Play, School, Tennis)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Love, Father, Sister, Chicago, Old)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Bizarre, Chicago, Fun, Hell, Wonder)

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

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
(Keywords: Love, People, Boston, Chicago, Fact, Land)

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

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
(Keywords: Work, Chicago, Months, Walking)

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
(Keywords: Business, Chicago, Credit, Labor)

The people of Chicago are a proud people - and for good reason.
- Jane Byrne
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Government, People, Goals, Chicago, Cooperation)

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

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
(Keywords: Life, Opportunity, Chicago, Community, Confidence, Future, Spirit)

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
(Keywords: History, Music, People, Chicago, Cities, Musicians, Will)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Father, Brothers, Chicago, Community)

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
(Keywords: Time, Ideas, Chicago, Interest, Physics)

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

My real education began when I entered the University of Chicago in September 1951 as a graduate student.
- James Cronin
(Keywords: Education, Chicago, 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
(Keywords: Love, Work, History, Chicago, Culture, Extreme)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: God, Baseball, Chicago, Living, Privilege)

I'm impressed with the people from Chicago. Hollywood is hype, New York is talk, Chicago is work.
- Michael Douglas
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Talent, People, Development, Chicago, Country, Now, Students, Teachers, World, Years)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Love, Goal, Being, Chicago, Dancing, First)

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
(Keywords: Work, Leadership, People, Decision, Chicago, Dedication, Today)

I have a home in Arizona. I go a couple months a year, but basically Chicago is my home.
- Dennis Farina
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Advertising, Chicago, Want)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Government, Honesty, Chicago, President, Theft)

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

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
(Keywords: People, Church, Chicago, Decisions, Hollywood, Nothing, Office, Right)

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
(Keywords: Family, Husband, Thought, Chicago, Job)

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
(Keywords: People, Friend, Chicago, Personality)

My real father died when I was two years old, so I never knew him. He was a barber in Chicago.
- Donald Johanson
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Brother, Boys, Chicago, Crime, Now, Trouble)

The last job I applied for was to be a bus driver for the Chicago Transit Authority in 1957.
- Vernon Jordan
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Dance, Chicago, End, Fact, First, Job, Summer, Winter)

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
(Keywords: Government, Chicago, First, Summer)

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
(Keywords: Time, Chicago, Community, Parents)



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