At Kansas City, Kansas, before the saloons were closed, they were getting ready to build an addition to the jail. Now the doors swing idly on the hinges and there is nobody to lock in the jails.— Billy Sunday
Unforgettable Kansas City quotations
A day in the country is worth a month in the city.
August in Kansas City is hotter than two rats f**king in a sock.
I have been robbed of three million dollars all told.
Everyone today is playing my stuff and I don't even get credit. Kansas City style, Chicago style, New Orleans style hell, they're all Jelly Roll style.
I'm in love with cities I've never been to.
I got everything I wanted. When I was young in Kansas City, I knew nothing about Frank Sinatra, Billy Eckstine, Ella Fitzgerald, of all those concert halls, of all those countries. I did not know what it was like to direct a band... All I wanted was to be big, to be in show-business, and to travel...and that's what I've been doing all my life.
Starbucks has stores in America in many, many communities that are governed by many, many different municipalities. Starbucks cannot dictate to a municipality in Cincinnati or Kansas City or Sacramento how or why or when there should be a recycling program.
I don't know if I want to go to New York.
They'll have to pay me a lot more money because I like it here in Kansas City.
Being born in Kansas City, Missouri and raised in the very rural parts of Kansas led me to believe that everything was simple, everything made sense and that anything was possible.
I spent a majority of my life in Kansas City, so I am a Chiefs and Royals guy.
I used to work for the Royals for like five years in the suites department and in the stadium club restaurant.
If I had the hand strength to sign autographs for everybody in Kansas City, I would... but its just impossible to get to everyone.
And Kansas City is at Chicago tonight, or is it Chicago at Kansas City? Well, no matter as Kansas City leads in the eighth 4 to 4.
I think you need to, as an architect, understand the essence of a place and create a building that feels like it resonates with the culture of a place. So my buildings in India or in Kansas City or in Arkansas or in Singapore, they come out different because the places are so different.
Well, I got pretty good and went on the road with a group.
We starved. At that time I didn't realize that you'd work one gig in Kansas City, the next in Florida and the next gig will be in Louisville. You know, a thousand miles a night. That was really rough, man.
My first job was with an auto plant, Kansas City - they treated you like slaves.
From there I went back to Chicago, worked in steel mills, drove a cab, stuff like that.
It isn't necessary to have relatives in Kansas City in order to be unhappy.
Like every other place, I guess, Kansas City was quite a different city when I was a youngster there. They had quite a few clubs, and we had what we used to call jam sessions every night.
In ten years I will become president of the United States Of America.
I did not go to fashion school. I arrived in New York in 1986 from Kansas City and was working as accessories editor for Mademoiselle Magazine. While working at Mademoiselle I noticed that the market lacked stylish and sensible handbags, so I decided to create my own.
I remember when I got a call and was told I was traded [to the Yankees in 1974], I actually cried because I liked Kansas City. But coming to the Yankees was the best thing that ever happened to me in my baseball career.
The E Street band casts a pretty wide net.
Our influences go all the way back to the early primitive garage music, and also, we've had everything in the band from jazz players to Kansas City trumpet players to Nils Lofgren, one of the great rock guitarists in the world.
If you're playing for the Kansas City Royals about all you can do is beat your head against the wall.
When I was in Kansas City everything was going well for me.
My marriage was good and I was very successful in baseball but something was missing in my life. That something was Christ. Every human being is born with a little defect in his heart. That defect is a hole in the heart that can only be filled by Jesus Christ.
It has long been acknowledged that the single best restaurant in the world is Arthur Bryant's Barbecue at Eighteenth and Booklyn in Kansas city.
You learn just by trying and experimenting.
By the time I was 14, I had my own comic strip in the Kansas City paper.
There are people walking around the streets of Kansas City who are unemployed, while one of our largest employers is not only sending jobs aboard, but then turning around and making a statement about preserving jobs.
Where else but in America could a schoolteacher from Kansas City end up the governor of her adopted state?
It was my first time in Kansas City. In about two or three days I had a gig at a place called The Monroe Inn.
Because our right to worship freely and safely, that right was denied to Christians in Charleston, South Carolina, and that was denied Jews in Kansas City, and that was denied Muslims in Chapel Hill, and Sikhs in Oak Creek. They had rights too. Our right to peaceful assembly, that right was robbed from movie goers in Aurora and Lafayette.
I'm not saying these flying discs don't really exist, but nobody living in Kansas City has seen them and that's a dry state.
If Shakespeare had been in pro basketball, he never would have had time to write his soliloquies. He would have always been on a plane between Phoenix and Kansas City.
My older brother Mike is an excellent trumpet player.
By the time he was 12, he was playing around Kansas City in classical situations. He was already an amazing talent.
I cant think of anything more humiliating than losing a ballgame to a guy who steals home on you. It happened to me one time against Kansas City. I had a 2-2 count on the hitter - and Amos Otis broke from third. The pitch was a ball and slid in safe. I felt like a nickel.
I was able to work with the best musicians in Kansas City starting when I was really young
A portrait of the young Charlie Parker with a degree of vivid detail never before approached. . . [Kansas City Lightning is] a deft, virtuosic panorama of early jazz. . . This is a mind-opening, and mind-filling, book.
Nobody knows this, but one of us has just been traded to Kansas City.
Although I grew up in London, I spent summers in Missouri, where my dad lived.
It's quite a liberal town, Kansas City. You'd be surprised.