Well, we have to provide the world's best schools. We certainly don't have them, but that's our objective.
We cannot continue. Our pension costs and health care costs for our employees are going to bankrupt this city.
Taxes are not good things, but if you want services, somebody's got to pay for them so they're a necessary evil.
And because no matter who you are, if you believe in yourself and your dream, New York will always be the place for you.
Many of America's and New York's sons and daughters are around the world fighting for the freedoms that the Statue of Liberty stands for.
Every one of my positions cuts - out half the country. I'm pro-choice, I'm pro-gay rights, I'm pro-immigration, I'm against guns, I believe in Darwin.
This is the city of dreamers and time and again it's the place where the greatest dream of all, the American dream, has been tested and has triumphed.
I think we are not serious about attacking the long-term debt problem, and that's one of the things that he's going to have to find a way to get on the agenda.
You don't make spending decisions, investment decisions, hiring decisions, or whether-you're-going-to-look-for-a-job decisions when you don't know what's going to happen.
It is exactly because we are a city that embraces freedom, that welcomes everyone and encourages their dreams, that New York remains on the front lines in the war on terror.