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By Anonym 14 Sep

David Dinkins

The art and culture that is New York, communications, finance, all these things help make up New York. The rest of the country should be happy that we are what we are.

By Anonym 18 Sep

David Dinkins

Some of us claim that New York City is the capital of the country, indeed the capital of the world. Now, that may be a bit much for those who don't come from New York, but clearly we are an important city for reasons of our cultural advantages. [David Dinkins ex NYC Mayor]

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Dinkins

I finished law school in '56, but I was working two jobs.

By Anonym 14 Sep

David Dinkins

I went downtown as a lawyer and then I worked in a liquor store at night, as I had done all through law school. And so when I got to the point where I could give up the night job, I joined the political club.

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Dinkins

I love kids and I maintain that they are our future, that we adults owe them the ability to achieve their potential and that we don't own this planet. We hold it in trust for them.

By Anonym 15 Sep

David Dinkins

The people really are what make New York City great.

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Dinkins

I haven't committed a crime. What I did was fail to comply with the law.

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Dinkins

In 1975 I was among a group of blacks who formed the Black Americans in Support of Israel Committee.

By Anonym 15 Sep

David Dinkins

You can't twist Al Sharpton's arm.

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Dinkins

I love children, and most of my involvement now has to do with children or youth programs.

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Dinkins

And I tell people I'm in charge of children, children I haven't even met yet.

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Dinkins

And, as a matter of fact, I am the chairman of the Amadou Diallo Foundation.

By Anonym 15 Sep

David Dinkins

You can be anything you want to be. You can be a street sweeper, if you want. Just be the best blasted street sweeper you can be . . . And, you know you can be mayor.

By Anonym 14 Sep

David Dinkins

. . .little has changed in our New York neighborhoods except the faces, the names, and the languages spoken. The same decent values of hard work and accomplishment and service to city and nation still exist.

By Anonym 14 Sep

David Dinkins

So it's a mistake for someone to think that they bailed New York out. They did assist us, for which we are grateful, but it's a mistake to say we bailed New York out by giving them a grant of money to help those poor people who throw it away on welfare.

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Dinkins

But the courts have dismissed the lawsuits against me and Lee Brown.

By Anonym 15 Sep

David Dinkins

Today, certain people file for bankruptcy, businesses and individuals, and it no longer has the stigma it once had. Now it's almost considered wise, a way to regroup and come back again.

By Anonym 14 Sep

David Dinkins

Some of us claim that New York City is the capital of the country, indeed the capital of the world. Now, that may be a bit much for those who don't come from New York, but clearly we are an important city for reasons of our cultural advantages.

By Anonym 15 Sep

David Dinkins

There is no point in me worrying about what Bloomberg or Badillo will do.

By Anonym 15 Sep

David Dinkins

Well, I'm not sure, but of one thing I am certain: History judges one differently than contemporary observers, and so I think that as time passes, I hope that not me personally so much, but our administration will be seen for some of the things that we accomplished.

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Dinkins

Children are amazing, and while I go to places like Princeton and Harvard and Yale, and of course I teach at Columbia, NYU, and that's nice and I love students, but the most fun of all are the real little ones, the young ones.

By Anonym 14 Sep

David Dinkins

I went to Israel when the missiles were falling there.

By Anonym 15 Sep

David Dinkins

Well, I was about six or seven, and my mother and father separated.

By Anonym 14 Sep

David Dinkins

My mother came here to New York. She and my grandmother were domestics, cooking, cleaning for other people.

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Dinkins

As a matter of fact, even when I finished law school, I had no notion of public service then.

By Anonym 15 Sep

David Dinkins

We borrowed money, it helped us with bonds and what not, and the Federal Government backed it, but it was a guarantee, it was not a grant. And we not only paid it off, but we paid it off ahead of time.

By Anonym 15 Sep

David Dinkins

Well, I think I am a very, very lucky person. I'm very fortunate.

By Anonym 14 Sep

David Dinkins

Race relations can be an appropriate issue... but only if you want to craft solutions, and not catalogue complaints. If we use the issue appropriately, we can transform it from the cancer of our society into the cure.