Andrew Cuomo Quotes

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A governor can be a very good friend to people. A governor can be a formidable force.
— Andrew Cuomo

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Anyone who says there is not a change in weather patterns is denying reality.

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As my Sicilian grandfather used to say, you get more flies with honey than with vinegar, right?

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Climate change is a controversial subject, right? People will debate whether there is climate change... that's a whole political debate that I don't want to get into. I want to talk about the frequency of extreme weather situations, which is not political.

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Fight as hard as you can, and then understand there's going to have to be some amount of reasonable compromise.

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Flooding damage is not customary for New York, especially downstate.

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I am against the death penalty.

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I am fiscally prudent and socially progressive. I believe in protecting a woman's right to choose. I believe in marriage equality.

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I am the government.

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I believe discrimination still exists in society and we must fight it in every form.

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I believe global warming and climate change are real threats to our planet.

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I believe public education is the new civil rights battle and I support charter schools.

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I believe Wall Street needs serious ongoing regulation.

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I believe we need to attract a new generation of the best and brightest to public service and I believe that government can be a source of inspiration, not degradation.

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I believe women still face a glass ceiling that must be shattered.

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I don't know people who don't say, boy the government is working better now.

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I don't think anyone would argue with the notion that there have been serious abuses on Wall Street.

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I don't think bonuses are always bad.

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I have a portrait of Saint Thomas More in my office.

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I haven't lost my head yet.

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I know how bad Albany is. I know it better than most. I understand why people are angry. I'm angry. The question is going to be, how do you change Albany, what is the plan for change, and then how do you actually get it done?

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I never thought I would be divorced.

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I respect the state workers and I respect their unions, but we simply can't afford to pay benefits and pensions that are out of line with economic reality.

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I think naturally my orientation is from my father.

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I think there's a lot to learn from Rockefeller on how to pass legislation.

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I want to be the candidate placed on the ballot by the people, not the party.

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I was elected to come to an incredibly dysfunctional capital and make the government work better, and that's what I'm doing.

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I worked in the Clinton administration.

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I'm a harsh critic of the status quo.

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I'm a Queens boy at the end of the day.

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I'm going to change everything you believe about HUD.

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I'm governor of New York.

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I'm in politics. I'm in government, so nothing surprises me.

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I'm not going to allow myself to be pushed politically.

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I'm not going to raise taxes; I'm not going to have a wage increase for public employees.

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I'm running for governor; I'm not running for a legislative office.

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I'm sort of the Antichrist to the Conservative Party.

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I'm very big on focus.

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I've been not only articulating the dissatisfaction with Albany, I've been acting on it. I've been very aggressive in bringing public integrity cases and public corruption cases and bringing cases against sitting legislators.

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If I weren't doing the politics, I wouldn't be doing my job.

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If I'm breathing in 2016, I'll be happy.

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If there's a silver bullet in the battle to recapture Albany, it is the re-engagement of our citizens. This capital has become a physical metaphor for the isolation and alienation of our people.

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It's time for the people of the Empire State to strike back.

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It's troubling for me as a Catholic to be at odds with the church.

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Lesson 1 from Spitzer: Don't alienate the legislature on Day 1.

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Lesson from Pataki's success is: Use the political moment.

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Marriage equality changed life for people.

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My father was against the death penalty, and that was hard in the Son of Sam summer when fear was driving the desire for the death penalty.

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New York State is upside down and backwards; high taxes and low performance. The New York State government was at one time a national model. Now, unfortunately, it's a national disgrace. Sometimes, the corruption in Albany could even make Boss Tweed blush.

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Ninety percent of the students take the 'preferred lender.' Why? Because that's the nature of the relationship. You trust the school. The school is in a position of authority.

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A governor can be a very good friend to people. A governor can be a formidable force.

Andrew Cuomo