Friendships are the family we make - not the one we inherit. I've always been someone to whom friendship, elective affinities, is as important as family. Salman Rushdie
There was only one elective at my college for acting, but thank God for that elective because we had a great teacher who introduced me to the Meisner technique for acting. Once I read that book, I said, 'Wow, if I could do that and have that honest moment on stage, that would be amazing.' Nestor Carbonell
What people fail to appreciate is that the currency of corruption in elective office is, not money, but votes. James L. Buckley
I didn't set out with the notion of running for elective office; it sort of grew over time. And I honestly at times questioned if progressive change can be effected through elected office. Bill de Blasio
I always knew that I would give back. My mother and my father both believe you have to work hard and give back. That's why I was a volunteer firefighter, that's why I worked in a homeless shelter. I always knew I'd give back, elective office or not. Thomas Kean, Jr.