Chicago is an October sort of city even in spring.
» Nelson Algren, Newsweek, August 13, 1984
I adore Chicago. It is the pulse of America.
» Sarah Bernhardt
It's a 106 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes; it's dark and we're wearing sun glasses. Hit it!
» The Blues Brothers
I miss everything about Chicago, except January and February.
» Gary Cole
Chicago, Chicago, that toddlin' town.
» Fred Fisher "Chicago," 1922
Anywhere in the world you hear a Chicago bluesman play, it's a Chicago sound born and bred.
» Ralph Metcalfe
Gigantic, willful, young,
Chicago sitteth at the northwest gates.
» William Vaughn Moody "An Ode in Time of Hesitation," 1901
Chicago will give you a chance. The sporting spirit is the spirit of Chicago.
» Lincoln Steffens "The Autobiography of Lincoln Steffens," 1931
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.
» Mark Twain "Life On The Mississippi," 1883
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