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Quote Left This man is frank and earnest with women. In Fresno, he's Frank and in Chicago he's Ernest. Quote Right
Quote Left Chicago is known as the Windy City, and Montana is called the Big Sky State, so I think that we should somehow combine the two to create the ultimate kite-flying experience. Quote Right
Quote Left Here is the difference between Dante, Milton, and me. They wrote about hell and never saw the place. I wrote about Chicago after looking the town over for years and years. Quote Right
Quote Left Ethnic life in the United States has become a sort of contest like baseball in which the blacks are always the Chicago Cubs. Quote Right
Quote Left The argument of this book is that we, and all other animals, are machines created by our genes. Like successful Chicago gangsters, our genes have survived, in some cases for millions of years, in a highly competitive world. This entitles us to expect certain qualities in our genes. I shall argue that a predominant quality to be expected in a successful gene is ruthless selfishness. This gene selfishness will usually give rise to selfishness in individual behavior. However, as we shall see, there are special circumstances in which a gene can achieve its own selfish goals best by fostering a limited form of altruism at the level of individual animals. 'Special' and 'limited' are important words in the last sentence. Much as we might wish to believe otherwise, universal love and the welfare of the species as a whole are concepts that simply do not make evolutionary sense. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left The cities of America are inexpressibly tedious. The Bostonians take their learning too sadly; culture with them is an accomplishment rather than an atmosphere; their Hub, as they call it, is the paradise of prigs. Chicago is a sort of monster-shop, full of bustles and bores. Political life at Washington is like political life in a suburban vestry. Baltimore is amusing for a week, but Philadelphia is dreadfully provincial; and though one can dine in New York one could not dwell there. Quote Right
Quote Left It's a 106 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a packet of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses. Hit it. Quote Right
Quote Left Being blunt with your feelings is very American. In this big country, I can be as brash as New York, as hedonistic as Los Angeles, as sensuous as San Francisco, as brainy as Boston, as proper as Philadelphia, as brawny as Chicago, as warm as Palm Springs, as friendly as my adopted home town of Dallas, Fort Worth, and as peaceful as the inland waterway that rubs up against my former home in Virginia Beach. Quote Right
Quote Left Ronald Reagan has held the two most demeaning jobs in the country; President of the United States and radio broadcaster for the Chicago Cubs. Quote Right
Quote Left I was always embarrassed by the words sacred, glorious and sacrifice and the expression in vain. We had heard them, sometimes standing in the rain almost out of earshot, so that only the shouted words came through, and had read them, on proclamations that were slapped up by billposters over other proclamations, now for a long time, and I had seen nothing sacred, and the things that were glorious had no glory and the sacrifices were like the stockyards at Chicago if nothing was done with the meat except to bury it. Quote Right
Quote Left Frank I'd known her for years. We used to go to all the police functions together. Ah, how I loved her, but she had her music. I think she had her music. She'd hang out with the Chicago Male Chorus and Symphony. I don't recall her playing an instrument or be able to carry a tune. Yet she was on the road 300 days of the year. In fact I bought her a harp for christmas. She asked me what it was. Quote Right
Quote Left We had two choices after the ballgame in Chicago. We could dwell on what happened the previous game or previous games, or we could look forward to what was in front of us and try to make something of that opportunity. That's what our guys chose to do. Quote Right
Quote Left It's wonderful to be here in the great state of Chicago. Quote Right
Quote Left Sharks are as tough as those football fans who take their shirts off during games in Chicago in January, only more intelligent. Quote Right
Quote Left It is wonderful to be here in the great state of Chicago. Quote Right
Quote Left Thus, be it understood, to demonstrate a theorem, it is neither necessary nor even advantageous to know what it means....[A] machine might be imagined where the assumptions were put in at one end, while the theorems came out at the other, like the legendary Chicago machine where the pigs go in alive and come out transformed into hams and sausages. No more than these machines need the mathematician know what he does. Quote Right
Quote Left Slogan of 105.9, the classic rock radio station in Chicago: 'Of all the radio stations in Chicago... we're one of them.' Quote Right
Quote Left When a cat is dropped, it always lands on its feet. When toast is dropped, it always lands butter-side-down. I propose to strap buttered toast to the back of a cat, butter facing up. The two will hover, spinning, inches above the ground. With a giant buttered-toast/cat array, a high-speed monorail could easily link New York with Chicago. Quote Right
Quote Left They invade and speculate, ... All I'll say is that I loved it, I had a great time in Chicago, that's it, that's all. I've learned my lesson, you know what I mean? I'm not going to throw that one up the flagpole and see if anybody salutes. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left I'm impressed with the people from Chicago. Hollywood is hype, New York is talk, Chicago is work. Quote Right
Quote Left Isn't it funny how we make money to spend time? Quote Right
Quote Left The best advice one can offer to both press and public is the suggestion Ronald Reagan himself gave to students in Chicago ... Don't let me get away with it. Check me out. Don't be the sucker generation. Quote Right
Quote Left It is wonderful to be here in the great state of Chicago… Quote Right
Quote Left Chicago sounds rough to the maker of verse. One comfort we have - Cincinnati sounds worse. Quote Right
Quote Left We'll play them both (in Chicago) and find out which one we think is best. If we don't think one of them is best, we'll play them both. Quote Right
Quote Left Chicago has a strange metaphysical elegance of death about it. Quote Right
Quote Left Henry James would have been vastly improved as a novelist by a few whiffs of the Chicago stockyard. Quote Right
Quote Left ... if art speaks clearly about something relevant to people's lives it can change the way they perceive reality. Quote Right