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"Ev'rythin's up to date in Kansas City." - Oscar Hammerstein Ii

"And Kansas City is at Chicago tonight, or is it Chicago at Kansas City? Well, no matter as Kansas City leads in the eighth 4 to 4." - Jerry Coleman

"I really like Kansas City Royals stadium - Kauffman Stadium." - Bert Blyleven

"Nobody knows this, but one of us has just been traded to Kansas City." - Casey Stengel

"August in Kansas City is hotter than two rats f**king in a sock." - Ichiro Suzuki

"Everythin's up to date in Kansas City. They've gone about as fur as they c'n go!" - Oscar Hammerstein Ii

"Growing up in Kansas City, I was always neat, the teacher's pet, know-it-all type." - Gretchen Rubin

"It isn't necessary to have relatives in Kansas City in order to be unhappy." - Groucho Marx

"The first professional training I received of any kind was when I was 14 years old and we were in Kansas City, Missouri. I attended the Kansas City Art Institute for one summer." - Marc Davis

"I talked with Quentin about where the character came from, and he told me Kansas City. I don't know how somebody talks from Kansas City, so I made him from New York." - Steve Buscemi

"The year after I graduated from high school, they came to shoot Mr. and Mrs. Bridge in Kansas City." - Jason Wiles

"I was able to work with the best musicians in Kansas City starting when I was really young" - Pat Metheny

"I like Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. With the waterfall and things like that, I think it's pretty cool." - Cc Sabathia

"If you're playing for the Kansas City Royals about all you can do is beat your head against the wall." - John Kruk

"I was able to work with the best musicians in Kansas City starting when I was really young." - Pat Metheny

"The year after I graduated from high school, they came to shoot 'Mr. and Mrs. Bridge' in Kansas City." - Jason Wiles

"Further south, there are some airports, but none our size. Our airport is the gateway to the southern Kansas City." - James Green

"Where else but in America could a schoolteacher from Kansas City end up the governor of her adopted state?" - Jane D Hull

"At Kansas City, Kansas, before the saloons were closed, they were getting ready to build an addition to the jail. Now the doors swing idly on the hinges and there is nobody to lock in the jails." - Billy Sunday

"Being born in Kansas City, Missouri and raised in the very rural parts of Kansas led me to believe that everything was simple, everything made sense and that anything was possible." - Chely Wright

"It has long been acknowledged that the single best restaurant in the world is Arthur Bryant's Barbecue at Eighteenth and Booklyn in Kansas city." - Calvin Trillin

"Kansas City Lightning succeeds as few biographies of jazz musicians have. . . This book is a magnificent achievement; I could hardly put it down." - Henry Louis Gates

"I don't know if I want to go to New York. They'll have to pay me a lot more money because I like it here in Kansas City." - Roger Maris

"I got a woman I'm loyal to above all things, above my career. She's profound to me. I'm quiet. I live in Kansas City. I work." - James Ellroy

"I'm not saying these flying discs don't really exist, but nobody living in Kansas City has seen them and that's a dry state." - Jack Paar

"My name is Dorothy... and I am going to the Emerald City, to ask the great Oz to send me back to Kansas." - L Frank Baum

"If I had the hand strength to sign autographs for everybody in Kansas City, I would... but its just impossible to get to everyone." - Dante Hall

"You learn just by trying and experimenting. By the time I was 14, I had my own comic strip in the Kansas City paper." - Mort Walker

"Although I grew up in London, I spent summers in Missouri, where my dad lived. It's quite a liberal town, Kansas City. You'd be surprised." - Hayley Atwell

"I have family dotted everywhere - Dad's in California; I've got aunts in Scotland and Virginia; family in Kansas City; family in Manchester and London." - Hayley Atwell

"It was my first time in Kansas City. In about two or three days I had a gig at a place called The Monroe Inn." - Jay Mcshann

"From the time I won the Kansas City Match Play championship at age 14, I never wanted to be anything but a golfer." - Tom Watson

"The Eternal Kansas City song came from a dream sequence. It was actually kind of weird. I had this dream about a Kansas City type of thing while I was up at Stevie Winwood's place near Cheltenham, in Britain. I went into this small town and I was walking along and this dream thing was still in my head." - Van Morrison

"Bain also asked Kansas City for a $3 million tax break. The Bain executives were taking home $36 million in borrowed funds and were asking Kansas City to forfeit $3 million in public money for police officers, roads and schools? More free stuff!" - Jennifer Granholm

"I was Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. As you know, there are twelve banks and they have their citizens board, and I got elected to the Fed Chairmanship for the Federal Reserve Kansas City Bank back in the mid-'90s. It might have been 1995-'96." - Herman Cain

"Kansas City, I would say, did more for jazz music, black music, than any other influence at all. Almost all their joints that they had there, they used black bands. Most musicians who amounted to anything, they would flock to Kansas City because that's the place where jobs were plentiful." - Jesse Stone

"Robert Altman made that movie Kansas City about the jazz scene in the city, and we saw that band all together, and that was an amazing show. That's what I got into. I like jazz." - Nick Kroll

"Like every other place, I guess, Kansas City was quite a different city when I was a youngster there. They had quite a few clubs, and we had what we used to call jam sessions every night." - Ben Webster

"Cleveland, city of light! City of magic!" - Randy Newman

"A portrait of the young Charlie Parker with a degree of vivid detail never before approached. . . [Kansas City Lightning is] a deft, virtuosic panorama of early jazz. . . This is a mind-opening, and mind-filling, book." - Tom Piazza

"If Shakespeare had been in pro basketball, he never would have had time to write his soliloquies. He would have always been on a plane between Phoenix and Kansas City." - Paul Westhead

"In spite of the incident, my experience in Kansas City was wonderful and I thank all the warm and supportive people, including so many veterans, who came to welcome me last night." - Jane Fonda

"Although I grew up in Kansas City, ... I have always kept more or less au courant of Texas barbecue, like a sports fan who is almost monomaniacally obsessed with basketball but glances over at the N.H.L. standings now and then." - Calvin Trillin

"I was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and I do know from what my parents tell me that I was always interested in art, although not very good at it." - Warren MacKenzie

"I had no administrative function at the New Yorker. I am what we used to call in construction back in Kansas City where I grew up "a dog-ass subcontractor."" - Kevin Sessums

"I obviously wanted to play for the Kansas City Royals. (Laughter) I also knew that was far-fetched. The truth is I don't really know what I wanted to do." - Josh Earnest

"My first job was with an auto plant, Kansas City - they treated you like slaves. From there I went back to Chicago, worked in steel mills, drove a cab, stuff like that." - Ed Asner

"There are people walking around the streets of Kansas City who are unemployed, while one of our largest employers is not only sending jobs aboard, but then turning around and making a statement about preserving jobs." - Emanuel Cleaver

"I guess it kind of stemmed from my father. He was a union guy working for the meat plant down in Kansas City. He was a union guy, and I guess it was just in my blood." - David Cone

"I spent a majority of my life in Kansas City, so I am a Chiefs and Royals guy. I used to work for the Royals for like five years in the suites department and in the stadium club restaurant." - David Cook

"Born in Kansas City, Missouri, and knowing nothing about Picasso, I had the audacity to knock on his door, became his friend, and took thousands of photographs, of him, his studios, his life and his friends." - David Douglas Duncan

"I have a special feeling for Blue Hills CC, where I won perhaps the most important tournament of my life when I was 14 - the Kansas City Match Play Championship. It gave me a dream of becoming a professional golfer." - Tom Watson

"My older brother Mike is an excellent trumpet player. By the time he was 12, he was playing around Kansas City in classical situations. He was already an amazing talent." - Pat Metheny

"I have been robbed of three million dollars all told. Everyone today is playing my stuff and I don't even get credit. Kansas City style, Chicago style, New Orleans style hell, they're all Jelly Roll style." - Jelly Roll Morton

"Minnesota's a great city." - Ray Allen

"I'm a city boy." - Ron Perlman

"New York is the only real city-city." - Truman Capote

"For me today, Hull City beat Hull City." - Phil Brown

"A city life for me!" - Thomas Beecham

"The people are the city." - William Shakespeare

"L.A. is my American city." - Tom Ford

"Paris is a beautiful city." - Bubba Watson

"I love New York City." - Li Na

"I'm as corny as Kansas in August." - Oscar Hammerstein Ii

"In Kansas I have a chess school" - Anatoly Karpov

"In Kansas I have a chess school." - Anatoly Karpov

"I would love to be in Kansas." - Paul Reubens

"I remember when I got a call and was told I was traded [to the Yankees in 1974], I actually cried because I liked Kansas City. But coming to the Yankees was the best thing that ever happened to me in my baseball career." - Lou Piniella

"I did not go to fashion school. I arrived in New York in 1986 from Kansas City and was working as accessories editor for Mademoiselle Magazine. While working at Mademoiselle I noticed that the market lacked stylish and sensible handbags, so I decided to create my own." - Kate Spade

"The people who say: 'You are what you eat' have always seemed addled to me. In my opinion, you are what you think, and if you don't think, you can eat all the meat in Kansas City and still be nothing but a vegetable." - Russell Baker

"I cant think of anything more humiliating than losing a ballgame to a guy who steals home on you. It happened to me one time against Kansas City. I had a 2-2 count on the hitter - and Amos Otis broke from third. The pitch was a ball and slid in safe. I felt like a nickel." - Nolan Ryan

"When I was in Kansas City everything was going well for me. My marriage was good and I was very successful in baseball but something was missing in my life. That something was Christ. Every human being is born with a little defect in his heart. That defect is a hole in the heart that can only be filled by Jesus Christ." - Carlos Beltran

"The web really does make the music audience a global community - when I send a tweet, I get responses from Kansas City all the way to Singapore. It's changed my goals as far as touring goes. I wanna play everywhere now." - Cary Brothers

"Because our right to worship freely and safely, that right was denied to Christians in Charleston, South Carolina, and that was denied Jews in Kansas City, and that was denied Muslims in Chapel Hill, and Sikhs in Oak Creek. They had rights too. Our right to peaceful assembly, that right was robbed from movie goers in Aurora and Lafayette." - Barack Obama

"Competition was natural enough at one time, but do you think you are competing today? Many of you think you are. Against whom? Against Rockefeller? About as I would if I had a wheelbarrow and competed with the Santa Fe from here to Kansas City." - Eugene V Debs

"I think you need to, as an architect, understand the essence of a place and create a building that feels like it resonates with the culture of a place. So my buildings in India or in Kansas City or in Arkansas or in Singapore, they come out different because the places are so different." - Moshe Safdie

"With the Chiefs, you can't live in Kansas City and not like the Chiefs. To go catch a game at Arrowhead is a pretty great experience. I haven't had the chance to go to games anywhere else, but, from what I'm told, I don't really need to." - David Cook

"I was at the 1976 Republican Convention in Kansas City. I was running 'Nobody for President' at the time. I printed up these press releases and handed them out to the crowd at the Kemper Arena. 'Nobody keeps campaign promises.' 'Nobody lowers your taxes.' 'Nobody should have that much power.' 'Nobody is in Washington working for you.'" - Wavy Gravy

"Over a 10-season stretch from 1967 to 1976, eight Super Bowl champions either were the Raiders or had to beat the Raiders in the playoffs. The Jets, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Baltimore Colts, Miami, the Steelers each of the first two times... we all had to deal with the Raiders." - Joe Greene

"'Hound Dog' took like twelve minutes. That's not a complicated piece of work. But the rhyme scheme was difficult. Also the metric structure of the music was not easy. 'Kansas City' was maybe eight minutes, if that. Writing the early blues was spontaneous. You can hear the energy in the work." - Jerry Leiber

"When I was a prosecutor in Kansas City, my job was to fight for justice and safety for all citizens in my community. Equal access to justice under the law is an American value embedded in the fabric of our legal and political system - the idea that anybody, powerful or not, can have their day in court." - Claire Mccaskill

"I mean, people need to remember without the grassroots, Ronald Reagan probably doesn't become president of the United States of America and he worked the grassroots on a regular basis during his political career and especially between the years of 1976 and 1980 after the loss in Kansas City." - Michael Reagan

"Starbucks has stores in America in many, many communities that are governed by many, many different municipalities. Starbucks cannot dictate to a municipality in Cincinnati or Kansas City or Sacramento how or why or when there should be a recycling program." - Howard Schultz

"The E Street band casts a pretty wide net. Our influences go all the way back to the early primitive garage music, and also, we've had everything in the band from jazz players to Kansas City trumpet players to Nils Lofgren, one of the great rock guitarists in the world." - Bruce Springsteen

"Well, I got pretty good and went on the road with a group. We starved. At that time I didn't realize that you'd work one gig in Kansas City, the next in Florida and the next gig will be in Louisville. You know, a thousand miles a night. That was really rough, man." - Wes Montgomery

"I never thought I would be the oldest quarterback in the National Football League at one point, not in a million years. I never thought I would play as long as I did, either, seventeen years from start to finish, with stops in Houston, Minnesota, Seattle, and Kansas City." - Warren Moon

"To my city I'm the 2-3" - Drake

"The city is recruited from the country." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Florence - the city of tranquillity made manifest ..." - Katherine Cecil Thurston

"... the great white city of brotherhood, Washington ..." - Christina Stead

"Everything is real, except Beika City" - Gosho Aoyama

"Every city is a living body." - Saint Augustine

"Manchester City are defending like beavers" - Chris Kamara

"A lamb in a city of wolves." - Karen Marie Moning

"New York is the last true city." - Toni Morrison

"A great city is a great solitude." - Hermione Gingold

"Libraries are the pride of the city." - Amy Tan

"I believe that George Washington knew the City of Man cannot survive without the City of God; that the Visible City will perish without the Invisible City." - Ronald Reagan

"I love this city [Tel Aviv]!" - Missy Elliot

"Paris isn't a city, it's a world." - Francis I of France

"The city that has speed has success." - Le Corbusier

"Each city has its own culinary landscape." - Padma Lakshmi

"Like the rain falling on the city." - Paul Verlaine

"Remember the city, the city remember Where treasure is hidden under the ground The city, the city, always remember That's where the treasure will be found." - Jeanne DuPrau

"I've always lived in a city." - Ana Gasteyer

"Nature is a petrified magic city." - Novalis

"A Mediterranean city is really my culture." - Zinedine Zidane

"New York is a fantastic city." - Marat Safin

"Atlanta is an incredibly cool city." - Andrew Lincoln

"Diversity gives our city a competitive edge." - Thomas Menino

"Never take an elevator in city hall." - Harvey Milk

"It's a holy city for music." - Hugh Laurie

"City diversity represents accident and chaos." - Jane Jacobs

"I have family in Oklahoma City." - Blake Shelton

"New York is my favorite city." - Walter Dean Myers

"We were 6-4 and everybody doubted us. We lost to the Kansas City Chiefs and that week we had a players meeting and really talked about where we really want to go. It's not about the record. At the end of the day it comes down to are we going to keep focusing on each other and are we going to keep getting better day by day? We ignored the noise, we ignored all the talk from the outside." - Russell Wilson

"I got everything I wanted. When I was young in Kansas City, I knew nothing about Frank Sinatra, Billy Eckstine, Ella Fitzgerald, of all those concert halls, of all those countries. I did not know what it was like to direct a band... All I wanted was to be big, to be in show-business, and to travel...and that's what I've been doing all my life." - Count Basie

"Back in Kansas City, I associated Harvard with sort of gnarly guys who wore capes for effect in a kind of Oscar Wilde scene. Even though I also knew there was such a thing as the Harvard-Yale game, I was still a little surprised that Harvard had a football team. I just assumed if there were such a thing as gay people, that they were nothing like us. Little did I know that probably half the swim team at Yale was gay." - Kevin Sessums

"While I was writing the book, I went to see Louise Brooks's most famous film, Pandora's Box, at the Tivoli in Kansas City, and it was a lovely experience. You can watch old silent films on DVD or even on YouTube, but it was a different feeling watching her up on the big screen, seeing the film the way people saw it all those years ago." - Laura Moriarty

"All I'm saying is we got plenty of Texans, and people from Montana, and New Jersey, and Wyoming, or Kansas City. We got plenty of actors. So we don't need some cat from Cardiff-upon-Rosemary-upon-Thyme, or whatever the hell it is, playing people from Montana. And in the reverse, they got plenty of people from Cardiff-upon-Rosemary-upon-Thyme that they don't need our asses coming over there trying to do British accents." - Billy Bob Thornton

"Somebody doesn't know they're not in Kansas anymore,' said Stephanopoulos." - Ben Aaronovitch

"[To Kansas farmers:] Raise less corn and more hell." - Mary Elizabeth Lease

"I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore." - L Frank Baum

"There's no place to act in Kansas. You're supressed." - Shirley Knight

"Kansas had better stop raising corn and begin raising hell." - Mary Elizabeth Lease

"We have a strong agricultural heritage in Kansas." - Jim Ryun

"A city without books, a city without a library is like a graveyard." - Malala Yousafzai

"It makes me crazy to think that somebody might attack my city or any other city." - Billy Corgan

"True citizens of the heavenly city are the best residents of the earthly city." - Timothy Keller

"Hell is a city much like London A populous and smoky city" - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"The city is not the problem; the city is the solution," - Jaime Lerner

"A city without passion is just a city of artistic events." - Pier Giorgio Di Cicco

"I dwell in the city and the city dwells in me." - Juhani Pallasmaa

"Hell is a city much like London - A populous and smoky city." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"I really feel that New York City is the greatest city in the world." - Gabriel Macht

"My theory was that a city without a newspaper is a city without a soul." - Luis A. Ferre

"The city is like a great house, and the house in its turn a small city." - Leon Battista Alberti

"However, the moral center of New York City, I believe, is the New York City Ballet." - John Guare

"If Paris is a city of lights, Sydney is the city of fireworks." - Baz Luhrmann

"We want the city back on its feet. We want to have jobs for the city." - Manuel Moroun

"Boston is, like, my city. That's the city that I always go to." - Brent Morin

"New York is the perfect model of a city, not the model of a perfect city." - Lewis Mumford

"The city of cats and the city of men exist one inside the other, but they are not the same city." - Italo Calvino

"And if the City falls and one survives he shall carry the City within on the roads of exile he shall be the City" - Zbigniew Herbert

"There's no Democratic way to run a city and there's no Republican way to run a city - just the right way to run a city." - Buddy Cianci

"And if the City falls and one survives he shall carry the City within on the roads of exile he shall be the City" - Zbigniew Herbert

"The secret to the city is integration. Every area of the city should combine work, leisure and culture. Separate these functions and parts of the city die." - Jaime Lerner

"My dad was a New York City cop. His father was a New York City fireman. And my mother's dad was a city taxi driver." - Joe Lhota

"Took over my city and I never asked permission to." - Drake

"I've always treated my city like some shoulder pads." - Drake



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