Best 408 of Chicago quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 14 Sep

David Mamet

My definition of a 'friend' is, coming from Chicago, someone who says, 'Yeah, sure. You know what? Let's talk about what we can talk about. Let's help each other out. Your politics are none of my business.'

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robert Bruce-lockhart

Apart from an early antipathy to capitalism, he had seen something of the evil effects of drink in big cities, and on his first visit to Chicago he had shocked the local Press by comparing the city to hell. Urged by the journalists to give himself more time to see the city before condemning it, he requested them to come back in three days. When they returned and asked him what his views now were, he lifted his hat and said solemnly: 'I apologise to hell.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rudy Giuliani

I remember a case where I was associate attorney general where 720 dead people voted in Chicago in the 1982 election. I remember in my own election about 60 dead people voted. So I can't sit here and tell you that they don't cheat.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jennifer Lane

He pulled her toward him and gathered her in his arms as his hand lovingly cradled the back of her neck. She stopped breathing as he leaned down—ohmigod, the Adonis was about to kiss her—and planted the softest, most sensual kiss on her lips. Time stood still on the busy Chicago street.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Marston Bates

The late Alan Gregg pointed out that human population growth within the ecosystem was closely analogous to the growth of malignant tumor cells within an organism: that man was acting like a cancer on the biosphere. The multiplication of human numbers certainly seems wild and uncontrolled… Four million a month—the equivalent of the population of Chicago… We seem to be doing all right at the moment; but if you could ask cancer cells, I suspect they would think they were doing fine. But when the organism dies, so do they; and for our own, selfish, practical... reasons, I think we should be careful about how we influence the rest of the ecosystem.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Kate Meader

Watching him walk over, Alex mused that Eli Cooper was the sort of man who knew how to use his physicality. Beneath his handmade shirts and tailored suits, a street fighter hummed through every loose-limbed motion. But that impression did not extend to his face, which was structurally perfect. Skyscraper-high cheekbones. Superhero jaw. A mouth that should have a government warning. There were no signs of past trouble with a jealous husband or an abandoned girlfriend. No one had ever broken his nose. No one had busted his lip. Strange, because her first instinct on seeing him was to roundhouse kick him into the next millennium.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tom Waits

Sometimes words are just music themselves. Like 'Chicago' is a very musical sounding name.

By Anonym 14 Sep

James Bryce

Perhaps the most typically American place in America.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Belushi

Back in Chicago, all we cared about was rock 'n' roll and staying out of the army.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mort Sahl

I've arranged with my executor to be buried in Chicago. Because when I die, I want to still remain active politically.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Plant

Since I was a kid, I've had an absolute obsession with particular kinds of American music. Mississippi Delta blues of the Thirties, Chicago blues of the Fifties, West Coast music of the mid-Sixties - but I'd never really touched on dark Americana.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Simon Helberg

I wanted to come to Chicago. I also wanted to do "Saturday Night Live." And then I got to a place where I didn't want to do those things anymore.For the sketch comedy thing, I got cast on "MADtv," and that will kill any man's desire to do comedy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Claes Oldenburg

Chicago has a strange metaphysical elegance of death about it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dwyane Wade

I grew up in Chicago, and I understand what Michael Jordan symbolizes.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Brian Doyle

Think of Chicago as a piece of music, perhaps,” he continued. “In it you can hear the thousands of years of people living here and fishing and hunting, and then bullets and axes, and the whine of machinery, and the bellowing of cattle, and the shriek of railroads, and the thud of fists and staves and crowbars, and a hundred languages, a thousand dialects. And the murmur of the lake like a basso undertone. Ships and storms, snow and fire. To the north the vast dark forests, and everywhere else around the city rolling fields of farms, and all roads leading to Chicago, which rises from the plains like Oz, glowing with light and fire at night, drawing people to it from around the world. A roaring city, gunfire and applause and thunder. Gleaming but made of bone and stone. Bitter cold and melting hot and clotheslines hung in the alleys and porches like the webbing of countless spiders. A city without illusions but with vaulting imaginations and expectations. A city of burning energies on the shore of a huge northern sea. An American city, with all the violence and humor and grace and greed of this particular powerful adolescent country. Perhaps the American city—no other city in the nation is as big and central and grown up from the very soil. Chicago was never ruled by Spain or England or France or Russia or Texas, it shares no ocean with other countries, it is no mere regional captain, like Cincinnati or Nashville; it is itself, all brawn and greed and song, brilliant and venal, almost a small nation, sprawling and vulgar and foul and beautiful, cold and cruel and wonderful. Its music is the blues, of course. Sad and uplifting at once, elevating and haunting at the same time. You sing so that you do not weep. You have no choice but to sing. So you raise up your voice and sing of love and woe, and soon another voice joins in, and you sing together, for a while, for a time, perhaps a brief time, but perhaps not.…

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nelson Algren

Loving Chicago is like loving a woman with a broken nose.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Nelson Algren

In this neighborhood, with only forty-five cents, you're a bum. But Sobotnik, even with two dollars, he's still a bum.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Kurt Vonnegut

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mitch Albom

Chicago keeps getting all these complete games. Im expecting 50 cent hot dogs.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jesse Spencer

Chicago's like Melbourne - there's a city center, there's public transport, and there's more of a cultural scene.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Brian Doyle

So that Chicago, with shipping and steel and livestock, came to think of itself as a burly city, tough and muscular, with rough-and-tumble football and politics and literature. Today of course we are a city of offices and whirring computers and financial shenanigans, but our founding myths remain. I would guess not one in ten Chicagoans has ever seen a real fight where the antagonists are trying to slice each other’s throats, but we airily say we are a tough city, nor have they seen a pig or a soybean plant, but we proudly say we characterize and epitomize the rural values of middle America.

By Anonym 15 Sep

David Mamet

Welcome to Chicago. This town stinks like a whorehouse at low tide.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richard J. Daley

They have vilified me, they have crucified me - yes, they have even criticized me!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Chris Christie

The message [of Donald Trump] is that that type of thing happening. Let's focus on what happened.What happened was the murder, the murder of this person pushing a stroller, it's unacceptable in an American city to continue to have this level of violence and the level of violence in Chicago is unacceptable.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Charles Horton Cooley

Could anything be more indicative of a slight but general insanity than the aspect of the crowd on the streets of Chicago?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Brian Doyle

But never, among all the cities I have wandered over the years, cities all over the earth, did I feel and smell and sense anything quite like the verb that is Chicago; and always, no matter how many years passed, I could hear and see and touch something inside me that only Chicago has and is, some intricate combination of flat sharp light off the lake grappling with dense light from the plains to the west, the fields to the south, the forests to the north.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nick Offerman

If properly dried and trimmed, New York-style pizza could be used to make a box for Chicago-style pizza.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Thomas Bangalter

I am definitely pro-European, even pro-global, and house music and electronic music has developed a network all over the world, between record shops in Berlin, Tokyo, London, Chicago, Minneapolis and L.A. That's really what I feel part of, rather than being French.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robert Fulghum

You feel like an ant contemplating Chicago.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Michelle Obama

We'd speak French like a bunch of high school kids from Chicago, but we'd at least speak French.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jennifer Love Hewitt

I did see LES MIZ and I thought it was just incredible. Totally incredible. I love CHICAGO, too.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Donald Trump

We are sitting on many powder kegs. Whether it's Ferguson, or St Louis, or like the other night, or Baltimore. Or different parts of Chicago.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Fred Armisen

We lived in Chicago, but the music we were inspired by was from D. C.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jay Leno

I didn't realize it was October until I saw the Chicago Cubs choking.

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Hasselhoff

I grew up in Chicago, and there was always snow. In Los Angeles there never was, so we would always import snow!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Will Rogers

Asking Europe to disarm is like asking a man in Chicago to give up his life insurance.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Lorrie Moore

One of the problems with people in Chicago, she remembered, was that they were never lonely at the same time.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nelson Algren

And the men come on again: the flashy and the penitent, the beaten ones and the wise guys, the hangdog heel thieves and the disdainful coneroos, walking, half crouched, through a downpour of light like men walking through rain. The frayed and the hesitant, the sleek and the bold, the odd fish and the callow youths, the good-humored bindle stiffs and the bitter veterans.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Eggers

I had grown up as a fan of Studs Terkel. In Chicago he sort of looms large and is mentioned often.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ruby Wax

Mum used to hide love letters from my boyfriends and put me down. Now I understand that she was a Polish immigrant forced to settle in Chicago. She was jealous of the freedom life gave me.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mark Twain

It is hopeless for the occasional visitor to try to keep up with Chicago-she outgrows his prophecies faster than he can make them. She is always a novelty; for she is never the Chicago you saw when you passed through the last time.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Gus Russo

McDonald, who was known to hate policemen, was once approached by two cops for a two-dollar donation. “We’re burying a policeman,” one of them said, to which Mike responded, “Here’s ten dollars. Bury five of them.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lupe Fiasco

The murder rate in Chicago is skyrocketing and you see who's doing it and perpetrating it, they all look like Chief Keef.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Norman Mailer

One will feel the same subtle nausea coming into the city or waiting to depart from it that one feels now in such plastic catacombs as O'Hare's reception center in Chicago.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Carl Sandburg

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lee Dewyze

If youve ever lived in Chicago, anyone who has, they know what a winter in Chicago is like. To be going through a tough time here in the winter would be just be all the more worse.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bill Ayers

Chicago '68 was a relatively small demonstration for its time, but I've talked to millions of people who claim they were there because it felt like we were all there. Everyone from our generation was there and was at Woodstock.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Olcott

A profound impression was created by the discourses of Professor GN Chakravarti and Mrs Besant, who is said to have risen to unusual heights of eloquence, so exhilarating were the influences of the gathering. Besides those who represented our society and religions, especially Vivekananda, VR Gandhi, Dharmapala, captivated the public, who had only heard of Indian people through the malicious reports of interested missionaries, and were now astounded to see before them and hear men who represented the ideal of spirituality and human perfectibility as taught in their respective sacred writings.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eugene V. Debs

Chicago is the product of modern capitalism, and, like other great commercial centers, is unfit for human habitation.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Terry Bozzio

From the time I started playing solo drums, doing clinics and stuff, you know I think one of the largest selling clinics I ever did was in Chicago.