Chicago divided your heart. Leaving you loving the joint for keeps. Yet knowing it never can love you.
“I am the penny whistle of American literature.”
“There is no way of being a creative writer in America without being a loser.”
“There's people in hell who want ice water.”
“Never sleep with someone whose troubles are worse than your own.”
Literature is made upon any occasion that a challenge is put to the legal apparatus by conscience in touch with humanity.
Loving Chicago is like loving a woman with a broken nose.
To literary critics a book is assumed to be guilty until it proves itself innocent.
Never lie down with a woman who's got more troubles than you.
Any writer who knows what he's doing isn't doing very much.
“The city divided by the river is further divided by racial and lingual differences.”
“Chicago is an October sort of city even in spring.”