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I was born at the age of twelve on a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lot.
I'm confident President Obama will continue his unambiguous commitment to the Jewish state in his second term.
I'm not the type to get ulcers. I give them.
If they don't want to pay for it, they can stop drinking it.
If you seek violence, we will seek to put you in jail.
People get tired of you. So they decided to throw me out. And so help me God, as the numbers were coming in, I said to myself, 'I'm free at last.'
The person who is bent on killing you will follow you wherever you are.
To learn something new every day is still exciting!
Water, water, everywhere, Atlantic and Pacific. But New York City's got them beat, Our aqua is terrific!
When all are wrong, everyone is right.
Whenever I leave Manhattan, I get the bends!
I injured myself politically when I took on Jesse Jackson' in the 1988 presidential campaign. I was too strident. I didn't recognize the emotional tie that he had with all black voters.
If I were running against Chuck Schumer. I would take every one of his Sunday press releases - and there are 52 for as many years as he's been there - and I would ask, 'How many of the things he said he was proposing became law?' I doubt many.
If you listen to Giuliani, it's like nobody did anything to improve the city except him. I'm not part of the history. Bloomberg's not part of the history. It's like, he did it. He's the only one. That's why he's a little crazy.
Jews have always thought that having someone elevated with his head above the grass was not good for the Jews. I never felt that way. I believe that you have to stand up.
My brain is good, but my body is deteriorating. I probably have another two or three years. Or I can pass tomorrow, but it doesn't make a difference to me.
The very fact that I became mayor in 1977 conveys how you can't figure out what the people will do. Nobody thought I would be elected. When I entered I got four percent of the vote in the first poll, four percent.
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