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Quotes: Chicago
{{Bartlet and Leo are on their way to a meeting with Babish.}}
Leo: You're scared of Babish.
Bartlet: Oh, like you're not.
Leo: No, because we are both men of Chicago.
Bartlet: What is it with people from Chicago that they're so happy to have been born there? I meet so many people who can't wait to tell me they're from Chicago and when I meet them, they're living anywhere but Chicago.
Leo: You wouldn't understand.
The West Wing 2x19, "Bad Moon Rising"

"Chicago was founded by two guys from New York who said, 'You know, I really like the crime and congestion, but the weather's just not crappy enough.'"
Paul Reiser

"Hog Butcher for the World, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads and the Nation's Freight Handler; Stormy, husky, brawling, City of the Big Shoulders . . . "
Carl Sandburg, "Chicago"

Chicago happened slowly, like a migraine.

The city of "I will." Born in a battle against slough and swale, a land that showed neither promise nor purpose, won with metal, with concrete, with our own hands, hammering, forging and building [...] They say that greatness is not a matter of chance, it's a matter of choice. I say that greatness is not something we can wait for. It's something we achieve. Because we are the city of "I will."
Mayor Tom Kane, Boss

"Chicago still remains a Mecca of the Midwest - people from both coasts are kind of amazed how good life is in Chicago, and what a good culture we've got. You can have a pretty wonderful artistic life and never leave Chicago."


alternative title(s): The Windy City
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