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Michael Bloomberg quotes

To a contrarian like me, constant advice not to do something almost always starts me quickly down the risky, unpopular path.

When you come in to court as a plaintiff or as a defendant, it is terribly important that you look up at the bench and feel that that person represents you and will understand you, that that person is reflective of our community and of our society.

You have to take away some of tax breaks for the wealthy, and you have to cut back on some entitlements. Because, unless we do all of these things, it just doesn't work. And what's good theater and what's good politics isn't necessarily good economic policy.

And I think the more money you put in people's hands, the more they will spend. And if they don't spend it, they invest it. And investing it is another way of creating jobs. It puts money into mutual funds or other kinds of banks that can go out and make loans, and we need to do that.

On Sept. 11, 2001, thousands of first responders heroically rushed to the scene and saved tens of thousands of lives. More than 400 of those first responders did not make it out alive. In rushing into those burning buildings, not one of them asked, 'What God do you pray to?' What beliefs do you hold?'

Capitalism works.

China is investing in factories in Eastern Europe, not because their labor costs are lower, but because they want to be closer to their markets.

Government shouldn't tell you whom to marry.

I do think there are certain times we should infringe on your freedom.

I don't know why you should be proud of something. It doesn't make you any better or worse. You are what you are.

I know something about how to build constituencies in an independent way.

I mean, you know, we don't live in a perfect world.

I never lie, so if somebody asked me a question, I told them.

I'd be derelict in my duty if I didn't go and continue to use every advantage that I can to promote New York's cause.

I'd be happy to provide advice if anybody asked me no matter who the President is.

I'm not going to run for president. No way, no how.

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.

My father worked all the time.

People have no confidence that Washington, both sides of aisle, are coming together to try and do what's right for the economy.

Stubborn isn't a word I would use to describe myself; pigheaded is more appropriate.