I have a bold plan to break from the Bloomberg years, and end the 'Tale of Two Cities' by providing real opportunity to all New Yorkers, no matter where they live.

— Bill de Blasio

The most helpful Bill de Blasio quotes that will inspire your inner self

If we can have a fast food restaurant on almost every corner, then we can certainly have a garden.

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We are New Yorkers. Proud citizens of the greatest city on earth. Thinking big isn't new to us. It is the very foundation of who we are.

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I believe there's an emerging American majority for progressive economic change.

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While this has been a private part of my family's life, it is now clear a media story will soon emerge. My father tragically ended his life while battling terminal cancer in 1979.

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There is nothing wrong with listening.

You can listen to people; you can hear people's concerns. You can keep an open mind and still be perfectly strong.

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I think small business is struggling in New York City.

It's a fantastic market, it's a very appealing market, there's lots of opportunity, at the same time it's a very difficult place to build a small business.

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I've always had a very positive relationship with the municipal labor unions - a respectful relationship.

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We do not ask more of the wealthy to punish success. We do it to create more success stories.

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A holistic solution to income inequality is going to take a lot of work, but every time you prove that one of the strands is achievable and that it has a positive impact on people's lives you take another step towards proving the bigger theory of the case.

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I think a lot of the best ideas come from the grassroots;

I'm someone who does not like a bunker mentality and does not like groupthink.

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I think like a lot of people in this country I want to see a vision.

And, again, that would be true of candidates on all levels. It's time to see a clear, bold vision for progressive economic change.

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My professional life has been about public service.

My personal life I define very intently through my family.

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About Bill de Blasio

Quotes 28 sayings
Profession Mayor of New York City
Birthday May 8, 1961

I think unionization is good public policy.

I think when families secure their economic future, that's good for everyone.

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I think Bloomberg's broad vision of the environment in New York City is something I agree with. I broadly stand with his vision for how to deal with climate change and prepare for future weather events.

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I didnt 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.

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I am very much a Red Sox fan; I can name you more players than you could possibly imagine. It's just part of who I am.

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Going back to high school and college, I believed I would be involved in public service. I literally could not conceptualize anything else.

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My parents were divorced when I was young.

I was really brought up by my mother's side of the family.

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NY is the city it is today in part because of the contributions from generations of artistic visionaries

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Everything you heard about me is true.

. . . I am not a free marketer. . . . I believe in the heavy hand of government.

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I haven't smoked marijuana since I was at NYU.

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I love the MLB app, because I'm a pretty obsessed baseball fan.

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At a certain point, particularly in his third term, Mayor Bloomberg lost touch with the people he was serving.

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We have come too far to go back, my friends.

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My wife and family, to say the least, are the center of my life;

they are my grounding. I don't want to sound schmaltzy, but they are my inspiration and you name it.

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There are families of every kind. I think a lot of people are struggling to make sense of their identity in a very complicated world.

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I have an activist's desire to improve people's lives.

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