Quotations on Chicago

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On December 5, 1941, Chicago led a task force built around the carrier Lexington to Midway Island, at the western end of the Hawaiian Islands, about 1,000 miles from Pearl Harbor.
- Jack Adams
(Keywords: Chicago, December, End, Force, Islands)

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

In 1980, I moved to Chicago, and I recorded demo tapes for my friends' bands, and in 1981, the first Big Black record - the first thing I did that was an actual record.
- Steve Albini
(Keywords: Chicago, First, Friends)

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

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

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

My place in Chicago is a 105 year old house, but I really like contemporary spaces too, so it's refreshing and fun to be in a space where you can do contemporary things.
- Ted Allen
(Keywords: Chicago, Fun, Old, Space)

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

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)

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

Our friends in the group Chicago, they just numbered theirs and we thought that was kind of neat but it made continuity from album to album and that was our way of doing it.
- Gerry Beckley
(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)

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

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

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

When there were fears about the future of this nation's older cities... when a few of the cities teetered on the brink of bankruptcy, all eyes were focused on Chicago for contrast.
- Jane Byrne
(Keywords: Chicago, Cities, Contrast, Eyes, Future, Nation)

The credit for much of this rightly belongs to the late Mayor Daley who forged a coalition of business and labor that kept Chicago always moving ahead.
- Jane Byrne
(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)

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

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

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)

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

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

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

I've very proud to be mayor of our great city. It's a city with a heart and a soul. Chicago has a unique spirit. Our business community wants to give back.
- Richard M. Daley
(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've always wanted to do theater in Chicago. Chicago is a big theater town-and, in some ways, I think this city is savvier and smarter than New York. Sometimes, I think it's a little too chic to go to theater in New York these days.
- Jeffrey Donovan
(Keywords: Chicago, Theater)

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)



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