Rudy Giuliani Quotes (91 Quotes)

    At this point there are several competing hypotheses for his illness, ... In other words, West Nile is not the only possibility.

    Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.

    Police officers risk their lives to protect me and my family. We can give them the benefit of the doubt,

    What I like to do on New Year's day is go to four or five or six places where people who are working for New York City are working, just to thank them,

    It may look like the worst is over, and in many ways it is, but the roads will be very slippery and very dangerous, particularly during the night,

    When I said the city would be stronger, I didn't know that. I just hoped it. There are parts of you that say, 'Maybe we're not going to get through this.' You don't listen to them.

    The part I will not tolerate is people violating the law, whether you are the mayor, a policeman, fireman or ordinary citizen. You don't get to punch New York City police officers, ... For that you go to jail.

    They should change the whole concept and scrap the plans and focus it on 911. I think it's a mistake . . .

    Anything that happens in any part of the country can happen in New York,

    I have got a lot of places to go and a lot of people to talk to and a long process of figuring out whether it makes sense to run for President in 2008. I don't know the answer to that yet.

    It is going to be a great celebration. Everybody, obviously, is going to enjoy it,

    This is not a clash of civilizations, ... It's a clash between murderers and humanity. It's a matter of justice leading to peace.

    I don't want any money coming out of my pocket to pay for this kind of sick demonstration of clear psychological problems, ... This should happen in a psychiatric hospital, not in a (city-funded) museum.

    This was done in a very tasteful way. It's an ad about a group of challenges the president has faced -- the recession, other things and September 11, 2001, ... You'd almost not be able to do the ad and talk about the challenges if you couldn't mention the truth.

    This is a business. People get paid to take other people's garbage. If they take the garbage, they get a lot of money for it. If they don't want the garbage or the money, that's fine.

    America needs to be defended. We need missile defense to better police the skies over the United States.

    We're going to try to return the city as much as possible to normal activity tomorrow, ... I don't think we can call it normal activity, but kind of approach it as much as possible.

    The city is going to survive, we are going to get through it, ... It's going to be very, very difficult time. I don't think we yet know the pain that we're going to feel when we find out who we lost, but the thing we have to focus on now is getting this city through this, and surviving and being stronger for it.

    Just so we're absolutely clear about it, ... I'm here for one purpose and one purpose alone to endorse Doug Forrester for governor, to urge the people of New Jersey to vote, to give themselves the chance for reform, for change. And Doug Forrester can accomplish that.

    All of us will miss him at Yankee Stadium, ... We were all uplifted for having known him.

    I believe the people of the city of New York were selected as the people of the year, because of the very brave and heroic way in which they responded from the first moment to the worst attack on the United States ever in our history.

    I have a number of friends who died at the World Trade Center, so I feel personally involved in it, ... The mourning and grief and sorry that emanates from that attack is not over by any means, and maybe will never be over.

    The one title he knows he will assume is citizen, ... That's the one I'm looking forward to.

    It would have been a very bitter, difficult battle which probably would have resulted in his not being confirmed, if history is a guide,

    She was proximate to a mailroom, so you have to give that consideration,

    I understand. I agree with his decision that he had to drop out,

    There are indications that at least one of the people involved in this that was arrested was yesterday expressing support for what happened in Israel and was gratified that it had occurred,

    how he is demonized. It doesn't matter what the media does to ridicule him or misinterpret him or defeat him.

    As the former mayor of New York City, I dealt with crime on a daily basis, I understand the need for true leadership,

    We believe we found the letter that explains the reason why the woman there was infected, and the original powder that was examined turned out to be negative,

    One major thing stopping people from coming to the city was exorbitant crime and that, for the large part, has changed,

    Since they are advocating for a problem, if there are things that would make the problem disappear, sometimes unknowingly they continue to advocate and they don't embrace the things that would actually solve the problem,

    There are many qualities that make a great leader. But having strong beliefs, being able to stick with them through popular and unpopular times, is the most important characteristic of a great leader.

    The use of military force against Iran would be very dangerous. It would be very provocative. The only thing worse would be Iran being a nuclear power.

    We've got to go into an absolute new revolutionary era in the sharing of information,

    Everyone should plan to come back to work tomorrow, ... The storm should be out of our area at 4 o'clock in the morning.

    I think the Vietnam memorial captured in a brilliant way what needed to be captured about Vietnam, and to this day has stood the test of time, ... It has in a way captured the difficulty of Vietnam, the historical significance of it, the ordeal of it, and the individual sacrifice involved.

    The fact is that both the police and the communities in New York are suffering from the same kind of group blame, group dynamic,

    It's about time law enforcement got as organized as organized crime.

    I firmly believe that to represent New York in the Senate you really need to have a great deal of knowledge about our state ... You have to love it -- and you have to have demonstrated that over a long period of time,

    In choosing a president, we really don't choose a Republican or Democrat, a conservative or liberal. We choose a leader.

    The security preparations here in New York are probably the best in the country, ... Life goes on, our politics have to go on. And we can't let these politics stop us.

    When you confront a problem you begin to solve it.

    She's trying to use it as a campaign issue. I'm trying to use it, as mayor of the city, to try to get balance,

    that permits sharing of information between the FBI and state and local authorities.

    Mayor John and I shared a common bond -- we were elected Republican mayors in a largely Democratic city,

    So I think we're, we're, we're as broad a political party, if not broader than the Democratic Party, just in a different political spectrum.

    In choosing Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate, John McCain has chosen for the future.

    The thing to worry about the most -- it would be the rush hour,

    I didn't say, 'You should take it,' ... I said, 'If you want to do business with us, we're willing to do business with you.'

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