Chicago - City of Broad Shoulders

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Mike Royko

Mike Royko was a Chicago institution who became, in Jimmy Breslin's words, "the best journalist of his time." He knew Chicago and its cast of colorful characters and brought them to life. 

He was a very popular columnist who knew what was happening in the city. Some of his well know quotes below:

Quotes From Royko

I never went to a John Wayne movie to find a philosophy to live by or to absorb a profound message. I went for the simple pleasure of spending a couple of hours seeing the bad guys lose.

The subject of criminal rehabilitation was debated recently in City Hall. It's an appropriate place for this kind of discussion because the city has always employed so many ex-cons and future cons.

Contrary to popular belief. It's much wiser to take money from the poor than the rich.

Forty years ago, we were on the tail of the Front Page era. There was a different point of view. Reporters and editors were more forgiving of public people. They didn't think they had to stick someone in jail to make a career.

Hollywood has always been political. They consider it their right and duty to tell us what is politically good and right.

Hollywood is right. A good and strong movie can have a more powerful social impact than any and all political speeches or newspaper editorials and columns.

Hollywood likes to boast that it can elevate the national conscience.

When Michael Jordan quit, I suddenly found myself without a sports hero.

Whether one eats a cat or not is a personal choice, and I don't want to sway anyone one way or another. But if you do, there is one obvious cooking tip: Always remember to remove the bell from the cat's collar before cooking.

He wrote Boss, a book about Mayor Richard J. Daley. You can imagine how well that was received by Hizzoner DaMayer.

Books by Royko

  • Mike Royko - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Michael "Mike" Royko (September 19, 1932 – April 29, 1997) was a Chicago newspaper columnist, winner of the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for commentary. Over his ...

  • Mike Royko, One More Time: The Best of Mike Royko, excerpt
    An excerpt from One More Time: The Best of Mike Royko. Also available on website: online catalogs, secure online ordering, excerpts from new books. Sign up ...

  • For the Love of Mike: More of the Best of Mike Royko, excerpt
    Famed columnist Mike Royko (1932-1997) was syndicated around the world. Classic columns and link to book information.

  • I Like Mike - Slate Magazine
    Apr 11, 1999 – When Richard J. Daley was alive and mayor of Chicago, no one gave him a harder time than Mike Royko did. Maybe the funniest piece Rokyo ...

  • Mike Royko Quotes - BrainyQuote
    Enjoy the best Mike Royko Quotes at BrainyQuote. Quotations by Mike Royko, American Writer, Born September 19, 1932. Share with your friends.

  • Mike Royko on Gun Control - The 312 - December 2012 - Chicago
    Dec 18, 2012 – In the wake of the Winnetka school shootings, people from all over pushed legendary columnist Mike Royko to continue his decades-long ...

  • Mike Royko news, photos and video -
    Items 1 - 12 of 82 – News, Photos and Information about Mike Royko. ... A collection of news and information related to Mike Royko published by this site and its ...

  • Mike Royko - Illinois Periodicals Online
    Mike Royko. Margot DiMuzio. Jamieson School, Chicago. Born at St. Mary of Nazareth Hospital in Chicago in 1932, Mike Royko enjoyed writing for different ...

  • Mike Royko, the Voice of the Working Class, Dies at 64 - New York ... › COLLECTIONSCHICAGO
    Apr 30, 1997 – Mike Royko, the increasingly cantankerous voice for this city's little guys and working stiffs, whose newspaper column seemed as much a part ...

  • Mike Royko: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks ...
    9 Results – Visit's Mike Royko Page and shop for all Mike Royko books and other Mike Royko related products (DVD, CDs, Apparel). Check out ...