Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Welcome to Chicago

When we got to Chicago today, we made a beeline for downtown and walked. It was a gorgeous day!

*Chicago is perhaps the most typically American place in America.* James Bryce, 1888

*Chicago is a city of contradictions, of private visions haphazardly overlaid and linked together. If the city was unhappy with itself yesterday-and invariably it was-it will reinvent itself today.* Pat Colander, 1985

*Gigantic, willful, young,
Chicago sitteth at the northwest gates.*
William Vaughn Moody, 1901


*I've reported murders, scandals, marriages, premieres and national political conventions. I've been amused, intrigued, outraged, enthralled and exasperated by Chicago. And I've come to love this American giant, viewing it as the most misunderstood, most underrated city in the world. There is none other quite like my City of Big Shoulders.* Irv Kupcinet, 1941

*Chicago seems a big city instead of merely a large place.* A. J. Liebling

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

*Chicago is an October sort of city.* Nelson Algren, 1984

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

*We struck the home trail now, and in a few hours were in that astonishing Chicago--a city where they are always rubbing a lamp, and fetching up the genii, and contriving and achieving new impossibilities.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

*A facade of skyscrapers facing a lake and behind the facade, every type of dubiousness.* E.M. Forster

*I adore Chicago. It is the pulse of America.* Sarah Bernhardt


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