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I have a lot of fond memories of St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago. Vague, but fond.
– Joel Murray
Celebrities in general are pretty democratic, just being in the theater. Plus, I’m from Chicago. But Obama’s sensible… he’s just a reasonable, sensible human being.
– James Belushi
I feel like L.A. is more of a showcase, and Chicago is a pure comedy scene where you’re doing comedy for comedy. You’re doing comedy actually for the audience that’s there.
– Jake Johnson
One thing I carried my whole life, especially from my grandparents in Chicago, was a huge idealism for the world.
– Abigail Washburn
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
In Chicago, I walked in knowing what the dancers were going to need.
– Colleen Atwood
I came up in the community center. I used to be physical director of the South Central Community Center in Chicago on 83rd. It’s still there. It used to be around there when I was a kid.
– Bernie Mac
Chicago is a sort of journalistic Yellowstone Park, offering haven to a last herd of fantastic bravos.
– Ben Hecht
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
There was a fascinating handmade poster scene in Chicago in the ’90s, and I became friends with many of the artists; the posters were often more impressive than the bands.
– Andrew Bird
Hell has been described as a pocket edition of Chicago.
– Ashley Montagu
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.
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.
I grew up in Batavia, Ill., a small town out in the corn fields, west of Chicago. It was boring.
– Craig Sager
Germany was the cause of Hitler as much as Chicago is responsible for the Chicago Tribune.
– Alexander Woollcott
Restaurants in Chicago are seldom disappointing.
– Bonnie Hunt
Chicago is old stomping grounds for me.
– Bobby Womack
I’ve spent my whole life in Chicago being asked where am I from, so that I have a sense of displacement that also is very psychologically disorienting.
– Ana Castillo
That’s what I love about Chicago… It is the staccato aspect of the skyscrapers. But the ground is very loose, very relaxed. It makes Chicago far more pleasant than other cities.
– Ben van Berkel
You know what I’d really like to do? I’d like to record some white Chicago jazz.
– Ahmet Ertegun
I grew up on the South Side of Chicago, north Beverly. It was cool, everybody’s cool on the block.
– Craig Robinson
I remember somebody came in with Chicago Transit Authority, and we listened to it one time.
– Butch Trucks
I came from the South Side of Chicago wanting to be a rap artist and make videos.
In New York, you couldn’t wish for a nicer audience, or in L.A., Chicago, Boston. But when you get into secondary markets, they don’t have a clue.
– Bryan Ferry
No city embraced privatization more eagerly than Chicago, where I live.
– Bethany McLean
When I came to America from Sweden, Mother and I, we went to Chicago where our relatives lived.
I taped my original audition for ‘Fargo’ with my agency in Chicago, Stewart Talent.
– Allison Tolman
Many visitors to Chicago know the Loop, the shops on the Magnificent Mile, and the Museum Campus. Meanwhile, much of the bustle is in the developing neighborhoods around the Loop: North, South and West.
– Bill Dedman
I was born October 5, 1957, on the South Side of Chicago, in the Woodlawn area, a neighborhood that hasn’t changed much in forty-five years. Our house was on 66th and Blackstone, but the city tore it down when the rats took over.
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