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This man is frank and earnest with women. In Fresno, he's Frank and in Chicago he's Ernest.

Henny Youngman, comedian

Sharks are as tough as those football fans who take their shirts off during games in Chicago in January, only more intelligent.

Dave Barry, journalist

Hell has been described as a pocket edition of Chicago.

Ashley Montagu, scientist

I miss everything about Chicago, except January and February.

Gary Cole, actor

Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.

Frank Lloyd Wright, architect

You know what they say about Chicago. If you don't like the weather, wait fifteen minutes.

Ralph Kiner, athlete

In my hometown of Chicago, I'm kind of a medium deal.

Hannibal Buress, comedian

I adore Chicago. It is the pulse of America.

Sarah Bernhardt, actress

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, businessman

I'm from a really little town called Quincy, five hours southwest of Chicago.

Jonathan Van Ness, hairdresser

Chicago's neighborhoods have always been this city's greatest strength.

Jane Byrne, politician

In the States, it takes you a lifetime just to get from Chicago's South Side to the West Side.

Luther Allison, musician

My first day in Chicago, September 4, 1983. I set foot in this city, and just walking down the street, it was like roots, like the motherland. I knew I belonged here.

Oprah Winfrey, entertainer

Dancing is my number one love. That was my first goal as a child. I would love to do stage, maybe do Chicago. I love being in front of an audience. It's so stimulating. I also love to barbecue.

Carmen Electra, actress

I've never been arrested. I've been stopped, searched and had a gun put to my head by the Chicago cops.

Tim Meadows, comedian

I want to live and work in Chicago for the rest of my life. You know when you were growing up and you wanted to become president? What I want now is to be mayor of this damned town in ten years.

William Petersen, actor

There are enough Poles in Chicago to make up one of the largest cities in Poland.

Suzanne Fields,

There's no way in the world I can feel the same blues the way I used to. When I play in Chicago, I'm playing up-to-date, not the blues I was born with. People should hear the pure blues - the blues we used to have when we had no money.

Muddy Waters, musician

They planned this fair to bring business to Chicago, into the Loop. But you could have fired a cannon down state street and hit nobody, because everybody was out at the fair.

Sally Rand, actress

... Chicago divided your heart. Leaving you loving the joint for keeps. Yet knowing it never can love you.

Nelson Algren, novelist

...a city that was to live by night after the wilderness had passed. A city that was to forge out of steel and blood-red neon its own peculiar wilderness.

Nelson Algren, novelist

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, actress

Hollywood is run by people who sit up in their executive office, who are not connected to Mississippi, Alabama, Chicago, South Carolina. They know nothing about that, they don't go to church, and they make their decisions about what they think is right.

Steve Harvey, actor

When I got to Chicago I had to find my way.

Luther Allison, musician

And there was no money in Chicago for a band.

Santiago Durango, musician

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

Nelson Algren, novelist

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

Eugene V. Debs, politician

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.

John Gunther, journalist

Chicago sounds rough to the maker of verse. One comfort we have - Cincinnati sounds worse.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, writer

I have struck a city - a real city - and they call it Chicago... I urgently desire never to see it again. It is inhabited by savages.

Rudyard Kipling, writer

Chicago seems a big city instead of merely a large place.

A. J. Liebling, journalist

Chicago has a strange metaphysical elegance of death about it.

Claes Oldenburg, sculptor

Chicago will give you a chance. The sporting spirit is the spirit of Chicago.

Lincoln Steffens, journalist

Germany was the cause of Hitler as much as Chicago is responsible for the Chicago Tribune.

Alexander Woollcott, critic

I'm always struck by the kids who turn up in New York and LA, and places in between. Chicago. Wanting to do theater, wanting to do independent film. Wanting to break into television or radio.

Frank Rich, journalist

I pledge tonight to be Mayor for all of the people of this city - for one Chicago.

Jane Byrne, politician

The people of Chicago are a proud people - and for good reason.

Jane Byrne, politician

And then when I went to Chicago, that's when I had these outer space experiences and went to the other planets.

Sun Ra, musician

I was assigned to the heavy cruiser Chicago.

Jack Adams, athlete

So I went to Chicago in 1940, I think, '41, and the photographs that I made there, aside from fashion, were things that I was trying to express in a social conscious way.

Gordon Parks, photographer

Chicago's buoy was a couple of hundred yards astern of Arizona, and I was saddened to look at her.

Jack Adams, athlete

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, athlete

I think that unless you grew up in New York or Chicago or Los Angeles, you're sheltered.

Jordana Brewster, actress

Chicago is one city. We shall work as one people for our common good and our common goals.

Harold Washington, politician

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, actor

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, musician

As a citizen of the great city of Chicago, I find it impossible to root against the White Sox. The White Sox organization has been much more consistent, in my lifetime at least, at putting a winning ballclub on the field.

Billy Corgan, musician

I've been proud to be a lifelong Chicago Cub and still be with the Cubs. That's always been important to me and I think it's always been special.

Ryne Sandberg, athlete

I should add that I very much enjoy certain cities especially Paris, New York and Chicago.

Jim Harrison, writer

Chicago is not the most corrupt American city. It's the most theatrically corrupt.

Studs Terkel, journalist

My first job was at a Chicago night club called Mr. Kelly's.

Shelley Berman, comedian

I decided I would go to Chicago and try my luck as a writer after those eight months as a fireman.

Carl Sandburg, poet

But when I go to Chicago, I know I'm home.

Hank Sauer, athlete

Well, I think one of the reasons Chicago became so popular as a filmmaker location is because New York had been used so many times that Chicago, I think, was rediscovered maybe in the late '60s, early '70s for a long time as a new location.

Richard Roeper, critic

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, economist

I did Chicago on Broadway the year before last. That was a great opportunity and I had a blast.

Kevin Richardson, musician

At Chicago Hope they have a technical staff that works real hard to make that O.R. as realistic as possible.

Mark Harmon, actor

His last 2 shows in the U.S. were in Chicago and St. Louis. I don't know what made me go on the trip with him, but I'm so very glad I did. They were two of the finest concerts I've ever seen.

Nancy Sinatra, musician

I was born in Chicago and grew up in the suburb of Evanston.

Douglas Wood, writer

While I've lived in L.A. since 1985, I'll always consider Chicago my home town and have much affection for it. My parents and sister still live there so I try to visit as often as I'm able.

Douglas Wood, writer

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, politician

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, politician

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, dancer

When the government picked companies and gave them monopoly rights to frequencies in San Francisco and Los Angeles and New York and Chicago, it was picking the winners of the competition; it wasn't setting the terms of the competition.

Robert McChesney, critic

The studio that we mix in is still in Chicago.

James Young, musician

So, We're really L.A. based with a secondary base in Chicago.

James Young, musician

The last job I applied for was to be a bus driver for the Chicago Transit Authority in 1957.

Vernon Jordan, businessman

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, coach

The Chicago Symphony is considered the greatest orchestra in the world.

Jane Byrne, politician

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, politician

It has to be because unemployment problems in northwest Indiana are similar to those in southeast Chicago.

Richard M. Daley, politician

Tonight - by taking this solemn oath - I am no longer a private citizen but the Mayor of the City of Chicago.

Jane Byrne, politician

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, politician

Chicago kept industry, attracted new business, became the center for convention trade and transportation.

Jane Byrne, politician

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, politician

Be assured that I did not become the Mayor of Chicago to preside over its decline.

Jane Byrne, politician

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, politician

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, politician

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, politician

I grew up in Chicago, so I've always been a Bears fan. Dad used to take me to Bears games and Cubs games. My brother used to ride me over to Lake Forest College on his Honda Supersport and we'd watch the Bears practice. I remember those guys out there as monsters - they were the biggest things I've ever seen!

Kyle Chandler, actor

I just wanted to see every single musical I could. The very first one I saw was 'Beauty and the Beast,' the only one I could get tickets for, and then 'Les Miserables' and then 'Chicago.'

America Ferrera, actress

I could have easily been too afraid to say 'yes' to Chicago, because it requires so much I haven't done before. If I am a flop at singing and dancing, maybe my love for it will carry me through.

America Ferrera, actress

Maybe we can show government how to operate better as a result of better architecture. Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.

Frank Lloyd Wright, architect

Chicago is unique. It is the only completely corrupt city in America.

Charles Edward Merriam, educator

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, actor

I was asked to come to Chicago because Chicago is one of our fifty-two states.

Raquel Welch, actress

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, activist

I remember hearing the song when I was 12 or 14 in - it must have been in Chicago, 'cause we didn't have a radio on the farm, and it was during the second World War. I had three brothers in that war who went overseas.

Abbey Lincoln, musician

I would never have become music director of the Chicago Symphony, which would have been an extremely sad loss.

Georg Solti, musician

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,

It was impossible for me to believe that conditions in Europe could be worse than they were in the Polish section of Chicago, and in many Italian and Irish tenements, or that any workshops could be worse than some of those I had seen in our foreign quarters.

Alice Hamilton, scientist

They greatly respected scholarship in itself, but they also impressed upon us that there were great opportunities available for those who were well educated. I received my primary and secondary education in Chicago.

Jerome Isaac Friedman, physicist

Why can't DFW compete like San Francisco does with Oakland, like Miami does with Fort Lauderdale, and like Chicago O'Hare does with Midway?

John Ensign, politician

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, politician

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.

Jeremy Piven, actor

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, actor

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, actress

Theater in Chicago will always be my first love. It started careers for me and about 50 of my friends. We all love coming back. As soon as the TV show is over, I'll be back in Chicago, doing live theater.

William Petersen, actor

The show can go on without me, and probably will, but I want to come back to act in Chicago. My wife and I just bought a condo downtown, and I want to do theater.

William Petersen, actor

I would like to run for the mayor of the city of Chicago. That has always been an aspiration of mine even when I was in the House of Representatives.

Rahm Emanuel, politician

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