130 Best Quotes about Cleveland, Ohio

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Last Updated on: 9th August 2021, 11:04 pm

In 1938, Superman appeared. He had been mailed to the offices of National Periodical Publications from Cleveland, by a couple of Jewish boys who had imbued him with the powers of a hundred men, of a distant world, and of the full measure of their bespectacled adolescent hopefulness and desperation. -Michael Chabon

A lot of kids spent more time out of school than in, but I always loved school and thought it was my way out of Cleveland, and out of poverty. -Tracy Chapman

America has only three cities: New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans. Everywhere else is Cleveland. -Tennessee Williams

And then 45 years later, as I finished my career in the great city of Cleveland, that was another great way to end my career, going to the World Series. -Dave Winfield

As his campaign marches toward Cleveland, [Donald] Trump drawing more protests, too. Check out this scene from Arizona yesterday. The road to a Trump rally blocked. And there are new questions overnight about how Trump and his supporters are dealing with those protests. -George Stephanopoulos

As so often, a political event involving Donald Trump looks like swinging wildly between melodrama and farce. The Republican National Convention in Cleveland has begun with accusations of plagiarism after Mr Trump’s wife Melania gave a speech dotted with sentences that appeared to have been lifted from a speech that Michelle Obama gave in 2008. -Mark Colvin

At first I wanted to be a jockey. I rode horses in Cleveland but I kept falling off and I was afraid of horses. So there wasn’t much of a future in it. -Tim Conway

Between Alan Freed in Cleveland and Bob Horn and Lee Stewart in Philadelphia and George ‘Hound Dog’ Lorenz in Buffalo, they began to find out that white kids liked black music. It was a very significant period of time before I got there. -Dick Clark

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Cleveland fans are awesome. -LeBron James

Cleveland is a really hard place, it’s a very creative place, it feeds you creatively, but it’s a very hard place to make a living creatively. -Bill Watterson

Cleveland is my hometown, and the Indians have a narrow but rich history. – Fred Willard

Cleveland is really good about recognizing its artists because of the Arts Council. – Mary Doria Russell

Cleveland is the place I grew up and lived much of my adult life, so it will always be a part of my soul. -Marc Edwards

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

Cleveland’s a great place when you’re a kid. You hardly ever get sunburned, without the sun shining. – Darrell Issa

Democrats, if they’re smart and they’re not brain-dead, are doing two things right now.They’re having self-deprecating humor written for them. There was no humor in Cleveland. And they are not making this a Donald Trump. -Mark Shields

Despite everything I’ve been through, despite being a kid with a spotty background, the Cleveland Browns stuck their neck out and risked taking me and put their faith and belief in me, and I won’t let them down. -Josh Gordon

During the war an Italian girl saved my life. She hid me in her basement in Cleveland. -Henny Youngman

God is still in the business of coming down to earth: to this cubicle, this email, this room, this house, this job, this hospital room, this car, this bed, this vacation. Any place can become Bethel, the house of God. Cleveland, maybe. Or the chair you’re sitting in as you read these words. -John Ortberg

Growing up in Cleveland, I learned about singing from my mother, who had once sung professionally and who admired Mahalia Jackson and Aretha Franklin. -Tracy Chapman

I always believed that I’d return to Cleveland and finish my career there. – LeBron James

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I came from Canada when I was about 10 years old, and our family settled in Cleveland, Ohio. -Joe Shuster

I changed my diet completely. You know, I’m from Cleveland, so I’ve always loved sausage and red meat and all of that stuff, so now I find myself not eating any of that, no red meat, no sausage. It’s basically a vegetarian diet with a little bit of fish. I drink quarts of carrot juice, quarts of cranberry juice, endless amounts of water and nothing else. -Joe Eszterhas

I don’t think any other holiday embraces the food of the Midwest quite like Thanksgiving. There’s roasted meat and mashed potatoes. But being here is also about heritage. Cleveland is really a giant melting pot – not only is my family a melting pot, but so is the city. -Michael Symon

I feel like myself and the city of Cleveland are in the same boat. We’re made for each other. A few years ago, everybody had bad thoughts on Albert Belle. I feel that has changed. -Albert Belle

I felt I was duty-bound under contract to stick with Cleveland, and I can truthfully say, in all my playing days there and everywhere, I never shirked a duty to baseball. – Joe

I got a goal, and it’s a huge goal, and that’s to bring an NBA championship here to Cleveland, and I won’t stop until I get it. – LeBron James

I got to play with some of the best players in the game, from Victor Martinez and Travis Hafner and Grady Sizemore in Cleveland, to here with Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Cole Hamels. Obviously, to Seattle with Ichiro and Felix Hernandez, and then to Texas with Josh Hamilton, Ian Kinsler, Mike Young. It was a great experience. Without being traded I never could have gotten to do any of that.? -Cliff Lee

I grew up in a Cleveland suburb called Parma, Ohio. Somewhere along the way I fell in love with a typeface called Bodoni. It turns out that Giambattista Bodoni had his foundry in Parma, Italy. So I pick Bodoni because us guys from Parma have to stick together. -Michael Bierut

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I grew up in a theater family. My father was a regional theater classical repertory producer. He created Shakespeare festivals. He produced all of Shakespeare’s plays, mostly in Shakespeare festivals in Ohio. One of them, the Great Lakes Theater Festival in Cleveland, is still going. So I grew up not wanting to be an actor, not wanting to go into the family business. -John Lithgow

I grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland in 1988 and there was just one year where suddenly all of the delivery kids that used to be boys were suddenly girls. It happened at our church too. Altar boys were suddenly altar girls. There was just this sense that all these young women knew there were openings here to be the first of their kind. -Brian K. Vaughan

I guess what attracted me about the philosophy aspect was that it was realistic. It didn’t go off into the realm of imagination land, which I find a lot of religious teachings, actually almost every religious teaching does. I keep meaning to write this up as a blog post, but lately, while driving in my car I’ve been listening to a religious station that comes on out of Cleveland from the Moody Bible Institute. -Brad Warner

I hardly ever belted; I was a soprano and a comedienne and intended on doing mostly soprano legit roles but my first equity show, to my surprise, was Blues in The Night at The Cleveland Playhouse. -Erica Schroeder

I have enjoyed the years enormously in Cleveland and especially in Baltimore – Art Modell

I just take the Cleveland Browns – we are a very close football team. We care about each other, and we understand each other, and we have conversations on everything under the sun. -Andrew Hawkins

I kind of knew Cleveland was going to get the No. 1 pick. I think they rigged it. No, don’t quote me on that. – Carmelo Anthony

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I know the Chicago media will write a lot of bad things, but they’ll write a lot of good things too. I can live with that. In Cleveland, all I got was negative press. -Albert Belle

I left L.A. and moved to Cleveland for four years in the early 2000s or whatever. I came back and thought that everything had changed. I was like, ‘Oh my God, I don’t think I ever fit in here. And wait, who are all of these celebrities that are not actors? Where did all of the actors go? -Monica Potter

I like Cleveland. I like the Cavaliers. Nothing wrong with Cleveland. I have lots of friends there. – Vanilla Ice

I met Robert Crumb in 1962; he lived in Cleveland for a while. I took a look at his stuff. Crumb was doing stuff beyond what other writers and artists were doing. It was a step beyond Mad. -Harvey Pekar

I moved from Cleveland to L.A. with a girlfriend, we broke up, and I lived out of my car for a year and a half, on the road with nothing on my mind but getting my act good enough to be on ‘The Tonight Show.’ -Drew Carey

I never did like Cleveland. Don’t know why. Didn’t like the town. Now, the people are all right, but I just didn’t like the town. -Stan Coveleski

I never wanted to leave Cleveland. My heart will always be in that area – in a perfect world I would have loved to stay. -LeBron James

I quit my day job the day my daughter was born. I remember flying to Cleveland and hitting a thunderstorm, which caused the plane to lose pressure, and the oxygen masks fell from the ceiling. We felt the plane dropping; the pilot was taking it down to regain cabin pressure. My heart was in my stomach. I found out after landing that her mom was in labor. I did the show and came back to New York. By the time I walked into the hospital, my daughter was being born. She was waiting for me. She’s a sweet daddy’s girl. She’s premed. She has her own pie company. She works for Habitat for Humanity. -J. B. Smoove

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I remember singing around the house to records that were playing. All kinds of music. And the great James Cleveland was often in our house, and I grew up with his sound as well. -Aretha Franklin

I should call myself four market Norton. I’m great in Boston and Cleveland. I do good in Phillie, New Jersey. – Jim Norton

I should call myself four market Norton. I’m great in Boston and Cleveland. I do good in Phillie, New Jersey. -Jim Norton

I started in theatre. I was at Cleveland and I went to London for the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth. – James Cromwell

I started off as a juggler. I used to do a half-hour show on the weekends to make money as a kid. Then I went to Cleveland, Ohio in 1983 to the international jugglers competition junior division and came second. So that was my first job, being a juggler -Patrick Dempsey

I started thinking about what it would be like to raise my family in my hometown. I looked at other teams, but I wasn’t going to leave Miami for anywhere except Cleveland. The more time passed, the more it felt right. This is what makes me happy. -LeBron James

I think everyone that’s from Cleveland knows exactly where they were when the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Finals. I was filming a movie, ‘The Marine 5: Battleground,’ up in Vancouver, so I couldn’t be at the game, but I watched it in my hotel room with my wife – who could care less, by the way, about basketball because she’s from Montreal. -The Miz

I think that if anyone bothered to take a survey, they would find a sharp decline in atheism during the winters in Cleveland, Ohio. -Drew Carey

I think the worst one [indian mascot] is the Cleveland Indians’ Big Chief Wahoo. It’s just a red face on a baseball with a big, toothy grin. It’s the Sambo of all other offensive mascots. I have never seen a Native American smile that hard before, not even at a casino opening. -Wanda Sykes

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I thought I’m going to die. So why can’t I do everything? And what is this idea that I worked all day yesterday, so I’m tired today? I’ve never believed that.I thought, “Just suppose I could choreograph a ballet.” And I did it. Suppose I could teach dance at the theater in Cleveland. And I did it. Suppose I could sing for a living – that I could stop these two jobs as a waitress and a salesperson. -Maya Angelou

I tried out for ‘Jeopardy’ once, when they came to Cleveland, but I didn’t make it. -Drew Carey

I used to go to the Cleveland Comedy Club all the time. If there was a comic I liked, I’d go see him two or three times that week. Bob Saget was one of those guys. -Drew Carey

I want an explosion the size of Cleveland. – Joel Silver

I want to say congratulations to Cleveland and Coach Blatt. LeBron is an incredible player. -Steve Kerr

I was actually worried about David Ross safety being in Cleveland. I thought I had to be a bodyguard. -J. R. Smith

I was always a performer kid – like, annoyingly so. I would put on shows for my family and direct my friends in little plays, and my little sister, I’d make up dances with her. But when I was 12, that was when I started taking it seriously, and my mom for some reason believed in me and helped me find an agent in Cleveland, which did nothing for me. -Lili Reinhart

I was never too interested in high school. I mean, I never went to a dance, I never went out on a date, I never went steady. It became pretty awful for me. Except, of course, I could go see bands, and that was the kick. I used to go to Cleveland just to see any band. So I was in love a lot of the time, but mostly with guys in bands that I had never met. For me, knowing that Brian Jones was out there, and later that Iggy Pop was out there, made it kind of hard for me to get too interested in the guys that were around me. I had, uh, bigger things in mind. -Chrissie Hynde

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I’m a 20 year old white boy residing on the Eastside of Cleveland, OH, and I am loud and obnoxious troubled youth that spends weeknights pissing parents off by turning their daughter’s room into a giant orgy-fest. -Machine Gun Kelly

I’m from Cleveland. I like thunderstorms; I like a little rain in my life. – The Miz

I’m in a unique situation. I’m 5-foot-6, 175 pounds, so I wouldn’t say people are super afraid of me. I live a normal life. I don’t walk into a room and everybody looks at me and says, “He plays for the Cleveland Browns” or “He’s an NFL superstar” – that doesn’t happen. I go under the radar. Most people don’t realize who I am until I tell them. So it’s not like my life has changed since I’ve been in the NFL or people treat me any different. -Andrew Hawkins

I’m in Cleveland. I enjoy myself. I enjoy going out and competing at highest level for the Cleveland Cavaliers. – Kyrie Irving

I’m so southern Ohio. And Cleveland is a different world, you know? -Luke Grimes

I’m the one who started spreading that particular factoid, about Bendis, Azz and me all being bald Brian’s from Cleveland, just to get my name mentioned in the same sentence as two much-better writers, and it’s worked like a goddamn charm. Next up, I’m going to grow a big, disgusting beard, just so people will start talking about Alan Moore and me in the same breath. -Brian K. Vaughan

I’m up here in Cleveland tonight and there are a lot of folks who are concerned about it. Twenty-five percent of the people up here get their health care through religious organizations and so that religious freedom issue is very important to them. -Rob Portman

I’m very pleased with all of our guys. We had the one good game offensively in Cleveland. We just need that one moment. We have to have a one-game winning streak tomorrow, and if we do that, I really would be feeling pretty good about going back to Cleveland. -Joe Maddon

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I’ve always felt that because I’m from Cleveland, which isn’t recognised as a place for hip-hop, I needed to step it up if I wanted to make myself known. -Kid Cudi

I’ve been out on the book tour going through Pittsburgh, St Louis and Cleveland, Dayton and Orlando, Raleigh-Durham. I sign many books for people. -Jamie Farr

I’ve got good vibes up here in the Akron area, Cleveland area. -Jason Day

If I ever saw myself saying I’m excited going to Cleveland, I’d punch myself in the face, because I’m lying. – Ichiro Suzuki

If you have one good series, you know, it’s a blessing. Two good series is unusual. Three is a phenomenon, but right now, I’m working with these wonderful women on ‘Hot in Cleveland,’ and Valerie Bertinelli, and Wendy Malick and Jane Leeves are like, it’s like the buddy-ship we had on ‘Golden Girls’ and ‘Mary Tyler Moore.’ -Betty White

In Cleveland there is legislation moving forward to ban people from wearing pants that fit too low. However, there is lots of opposition from the plumber’ union. -Conan O’Brien

In Cleveland, I’m so fortunate that we’re surrounded by farms with an endless variety of beautiful vegetables. For me, I always eat very tightly with the season, even if the season is only six weeks. -Michael Symon

In every country, they make fun of city. In U.S. you make fun of Cleveland. In Russia, we make fun of Cleveland. -Yakov Smirnoff

In the Cleveland area, I have been instrumental in helping to save or create thousands of jobs. People know me there as a person who gets involved. -Dennis Kucinich

In the summer of 1965 I was invited to join Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and returned to academic life as professor with the added responsibility of becoming also Department Chairman. -George Andrew Olah

It’s like thinking you’re going to heaven, but when you get there it turns out to be Cleveland. – Maggie Stiefvater

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It’s nice to come into a town and be referred to as the manager of the Cleveland Indians instead of as the first black manager. – Frank Robinson

It’s nice to come into a town and be referred to as the manager of the Cleveland Indians instead of as the first black manager. -Frank Robinson

Johnny Walker, the American that fought for the Taliban, is now talking with an Arabic accent. Have you heard him? It’s ridiculous. I know how we should handle him. Let’s bring him back here and take him to Cleveland Browns stadium and dress him up as a referee. They’ll know how to take care of him! -Jay Leno

Let us say with one voice, the words of James Cleveland’s great freedom hymn: “I don’t feel no ways tired. I come too far from where I started from. Nobody told me that the road would be easy. I don’t believe he brought me this far to leave me.” -Hillary Clinton

Love is like falconry,” he said. “Don’t you think that’s true, Cleveland?” “Never say love is like anything.” said Cleveland. “It isn’t. – Michael Chabon

Most importantly for me growing up, it was a spirituals, it was a gospels, it was James Cleveland, Aretha Franklin, Marion Williams; and then it was Curtis Mayfield – The Main Ingredient, The Whispers, Black Blue Magic, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Luther Vandross – that music helped me preserves my sanity, help me preserve whatever dignity I was able to preserve, helping to keep going. It was a source of tremendous strength in my life. -Cornel West

My Cleveland years were both scientifically and personally most rewarding. My wife Judy was able to rejoin me in our research and my research group grew rapidly. -George Andrew Olah

NATO was a wonderful idea. It was formed in 1949. We are as far away from NATO as NATO was when it was done in time from the presidency of Grover Cleveland. -Barney Frank

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Nine Inch Nails was born out of Cleveland, Ohio, with me and a friend in a studio working on demos at night. Got a record deal with a small, little label, went on tour in a van, and a couple years later found that somehow we touched a nerve, and that first record resonated with a bunch of people. -Trent Reznor

No, I don’t think my presence will cause an increase in black attendance at Cleveland. People come out to see the players. When do you see a manager anyway? When he’s out on the field arguing with the umpires, making a fool of himself and you know you can’t win, and when he brings out the line-up card. -Frank Robinson

One of these days, someone smarter and younger and more articulate than I is going to get through to the American people just how really messed up the federal government has become. And when that happens, the American people are going to rise up like that football crowd in Cleveland and run both teams off the field. -Zell Miller

Orville Wright said to his brother, “Wilbur, you were only in the air for 12 seconds. How could my luggage be in Cleveland?” -Red Buttons

Over the years it has been my privilege to lead performances with Saint Louis, the National Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra and so many other wonderful organizations. -Leonard Slatkin

People, when they sent me to Cleveland, what they expected was for Shawn to go to Cleveland and us to lose, you know what I’m saying? It’s not going to happen. -Shawn Kemp

Personally, Miami was not my favorite place. Vacationing there is great: You go for three days and get some sun, and it’s time to go home. When they told me it doesn’t get any colder than 50 degrees, that sold me. We get below-zero weather in Cleveland. I can’t wait to have a sunny Christmas. It will definitely be an adjustment, but we’ll make it. We’re not complaining. -Savannah Brinson

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So far, Vancouver is my favorite relocation city. It feels like home. Parts of it remind me of the east coast. It’s very clean. The food is great. And the people are lovely. Not that I didn’t love working in other glamorous locations like Downey, Detroit, Cleveland or Bulgaria… but, damn, it is fun to be Canadian. -Rachel Nichols

Some years ago a top Ford official was showing the late Walter Reuther through the very automates plant in Cleveland, Ohio and he said to him jokingly, “Walter, you’ll have a hard time collecting union dues from these machines.” and Walter said, “you are going to have more trouble trying to sell automobiles to them.” Both of them let it stop there. There was a logical answer to that … the owners of the machines could buy automobiles and if you increase the number of owners you increase the number of consumers. -Ronald Reagan

The [Hillary] Clinton campaign’s recent travel schedule shows how seriously it takes this problem. She and her surrogates have held rallies in cities like Philadelphia, Detroit and Cleveland, trying to boost turnout among African-Americans. -Mara Liasson

The bottom line is I’ve never had anybody bark at me in a mall with malicious intent. Everybody who barks at the kid from Cleveland is to let him know, “I know who you are.” It’s always a positive thing. -Arsenio Hall

The Cleveland Cavaliers just offered me a full-time job and a house! A house! A house! -Ted Williams

The Democrats pulled out one of their most powerful surrogates – and no, it wasn’t President [Barack] Obama. Beyoncé showed up at a GOTV rally in Cleveland, joining her husband, Jay Z, and Hillary Clinton. -Mara Liasson

The difference with Cleveland is that the racial tension was not a casual taste of it. It was outlandish. – Terrence Howard

The director of the [Grimm] pilot called me in. I had worked on a pilot called Love Bites with him, and the producers I worked on with on Hot In Cleveland, so they knew me from comedic worlds, and they wanted someone who could be light too. Because it is pretty heavy. -David Giuntoli

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The letter from Dan Gilbert, the booing of the Cleveland fans, the jerseys being burned  – seeing all that was hard for them. My emotions were more mixed. It was easy to say, ‘OK, I don’t want to deal with these people ever again.’ But then you think about the other side. What if I were a kid who looked up to an athlete, and that athlete made me want to do better in my own life, and then he left? How would I react? I’ve met with Dan, face-to-face, man-to-man. We’ve talked it out. Everybody makes mistakes. I’ve made mistakes as well. Who am I to hold a grudge? -LeBron James

The NCAA is so mad at Kentucky theyre going to give Cleveland State another year of probation. -Jerry Tarkanian

The only good thing about playing in Cleveland is you don’t have to make road trips there. – Richie Scheinblum

The only good thing about playing in Cleveland is you don’t have to make road trips there. -Richie Scheinblum

The people of Cleveland hate soccer. But it’s my favourite thing and I follow the U.S. men’s national team around when they play whenever I can. -Drew Carey

The truth is that many powerful guys have fooled around while working for the people. Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Warren Harding to name just a few. Grover Cleveland even fathered a child outside of marriage. We all know these things happen. But we don’t want them to happen – at least most of us don’t. I can’t speak for San Francisco. -Bill O’Reilly

The white-haired wonder leading what had to, by now, be a blocks-long parade must’ve finally turned on her hearing aid. Because she finally pulled into the United Methodist Church parking lot, praise God, leaving the rest of us free to party until some other octogenarian found it necessary to take to the streets after dark. In Ohio, old folks know better than to drive at night. Yet another reason Cleveland rocks. -Jennifer Rardin

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There was a flight from Cleveland to New York City with just two people on board. There hasn’t been two people on an airplane since the Wright brothers. -David Letterman

There was another Cleveland rally [of Hillary Clinton] – this one with LeBron James. -Mara Liasson

There was something about the Cleveland Play House that was the holiest place – you know, with the ghost light on the stage and the brick. It was just the most beautiful theater in the world. -Kathryn Hahn

There were a lot of times in the Cleveland and Chicago organizations when I did something, they wanted to make sure the camera was there. I really didn’t want that. This isn’t something my parents told me to do. Or something my family told me to do. Or do things for publicity. I do this on my own. I do this from my heart. -Albert Belle

There’s huge satisfaction in that, but I’ve got to credit all the doctors and trainers in Cleveland. – Bob Wickman

This just in: Beverly Hills 90210, Cleveland Browns 3. – Colin Mochrie

Todd and Tim [Tobias] write the music, and I come up with the melodies and lyrics. I call it the Ohio Rock Factory. Tim and Todd run the northern plant in Cleveland, and I’ve got the southern plant down here in Dayton. No tours permitted. -Robert Pollard

Unskilled in sophistry and new to the darker ways of national politics, Grover Cleveland faced his accusers, his slanderers, and his judges, the sovereign people, conscious of the general rectitude of his life, and courageously determined to bear the burdens of his sins in so far as guilt was his. -Grover Cleveland

We [Cleveland Browns] are from the same segments of America that everyone else is from. We have the same diversity, the same mix, so we don’t run away from issues amongst each other, because we’re brothers and we have to build that bond because we’re always on the quest to be world champions. That’s always our quest, and if you don’t have that bond, it’s not going to happen. So I guess every locker room is different, but our locker room I think is more than fine. -Andrew Hawkins

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We hated Cleveland growing up. There’s a lot of people in Cleveland we still hate to this day. -LeBron James

We have had more brilliant Presidents than Cleveland, and one or two who were considerably more profound, but we have never had one, at least since Washington, whose fundamental character was solider and more admirable. -H. L. Mencken

We’ve actually seen Black man murders [in] many a major city in the United States – New York City, St. Louis, Missouri, from Cleveland to Baltimore. It was those sorts of incidents that were very much prevalent in the forefront of that jury’s conscience that allowed them to believe that this man [O.J. Simpson] could have been set up. -Sterling K. Brown

What I really have a sense of dismay about is that there is a center of anything. I think maybe Cleveland can use one. Also possibly Los Angeles needs informed cultural guidance and a place to go get it. But not New York. New York is a center, a world’s fair, and a den of thieves, and a house of miracles. -Frank Loesser

What in the world had Grover Cleveland done? Will you tell me? You give it up? I have been looking for six weeks for a Democrat who could tell me what Cleveland has done for the good of his country and for the benefit of the people, but I have not found him…. He says himself…that two-thirds of his time has been uselessly spent with Democrats who want office…. Now he has been so occupied in that way that he has not done anything else. -William McKinley

What we have are good gray ballplayers, playing a good gray game and reading the good gray Wall Street Journal. They have been brainwashed, dry-cleaned and dehydrated!… Wake up the echoes at the Hall of Fame and you will find that baseball’s immortals were a rowdy and raucous group of men who would climb down off their plaques and go rampaging through Cooperstown, taking spoils…. Deplore it if you will, but Grover Cleveland Alexander drunk was a better pitcher than Grover Cleveland Alexander sober. -Bill Veeck

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When I was 12, my friend and I tried to sneak onto a plane from my hometown of Cleveland to New York City! My dad encouraged us – he was a wild guy, big on jokes. -Molly Shannon

When I was a kid, I was taken to something called Telenews in Cleveland by my best friend’s father. My own father was gone by the time I was 5, I think, but this man would take us to Telenews at the end of World War II, and we’d watch all these newsreels. I’d seen real stuff. That kind of stuck in my mind. -Wes Craven

When you mention to people growing up in Cleveland they bring up the river catching on fire, or LeBron James leaving, they have these references, but no one imagines ending up there. -Celeste Ng

Who would you vote most likely to succeed? Bob Arum – White, Jewish, a graduate of Harvard, a Kennady Raider, United States Attorney. Don King – black, poor, out of the hard core getto of Cleveland, Ohio, numbers runner, a little confectionary dealer, ex-convict. Now who would you vote to succeed? It would be hands down…….. Yet in this great land called America, I have out performed, outachieved, been more recognizable, did more, broke more records, and had more of a phenominal career, where Arum can’t tie my shoe string. You understand? -Don King

Why retire from something if you’re loving it so much and enjoying it so much, and you’re blessed with another group of people to work with like the gang on ‘Hot in Cleveland?’ Why would I think of retiring? What would I do with myself? -Betty White

Yeah, I think there are a lot of things about Cleveland that I miss. Los Angeles is a funny place to live. – Monica Potter

Yesterday I wrote the majority of a song called ‘Burn the Nightclub Down’ which was about kind of driving into Cleveland full of dread at the prospect of playing at this night club and actually just the night before I had called my girlfriend whose birthday it was. And it’s her birthday and here I am on the road in some hellhole in Ann Arbor in Michigan. -Rhett Miller

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You can’t see Canada across lake Erie, but you know it’s there. It’s the same with spring. You have to have faith, especially in Cleveland. -Paul Fleischman

You lose in the Finals, they’re all disappointing. Doesn’t matter if I’m playing in Miami, Cleveland or on Mars. You lose the Finals, it’s disappointing. – LeBron James

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