Words matter. These are the best David Dinkins Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
But I make the observation that no one of us would do things exactly alike.
Well, I think I am a very, very lucky person. I’m very fortunate.
I’m confident that, were I mayor, I would do some things differently than he has. But I think there’s a world of difference between him and his immediate predecessor.
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.
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.
And I tell people I’m in charge of children, children I haven’t even met yet.
I went to Israel when the missiles were falling there.
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.
But the courts have dismissed the lawsuits against me and Lee Brown.
This is about these particular candidates in this particular year. That’s what motivates me.
There is no point in me worrying about what Bloomberg or Badillo will do.
My mother came here to New York. She and my grandmother were domestics, cooking, cleaning for other people.
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.
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.
You can’t twist Al Sharpton’s arm.
In 1975 I was among a group of blacks who formed the Black Americans in Support of Israel Committee.
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.