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We are teaching kids to fail. We need to teach our kids to succeed.
– John Catsimatidis
It is tough that a lot of kids have single-family homes.
I was a Mitt Romney Republican because he was pro-business.
I started in the supermarket business in the early ’70s. And by ’75, ’76, I realized you don’t have a business unless you own the real estate.
I’m not a Mike Bloomberg billionaire.
I’m a visionary. I’m not a maintenance person.
There are two New Yorks – Manhattan and everything else. I’m a Manhattanite. I feel sorry for those people who aren’t.
I grew up on 135th Street. I grew up on the poor side of New York. I grew up in Harlem.
My life would be better without Gristedes.
I could have beat Obama.
Americans like buying American vs. buying from Chavez or buying from the Middle East.
I think New York is destined to have a Democratic mayor, and I want Freddy Ferrer to be that mayor.
I’m the same businessman Donald Trump is.
We have to draw the line someplace with all the pesticides being used by the farmers.
I’m a New York businessman.
All my life, I’ve been winning, ok?
The reason I grew so fast in the supermarket business, without help of the banks in those days, was through my vendors. I convinced my vendors, the companies I was doing business with, if I did more business, they would do more business.
You have to work at everything. You’ve got to make it work.
When the commodities go up and the cost of transportation is going up, and the value of the dollar is going down, it’s all going to translate to an 8 to 10 percent rise in food prices.
I’m a Bill Clinton social Republican.
New York is for everybody; it’s for the poor, it’s for the middle-class, it’s for the wealthy. We can’t punish any one group and chase them away.
It seems everyone knows the value of a cantaloupe or a quart of milk.
I believe business has to do well and that the surrounding communities do well.
I promoted myself as a fusion ticket. I was running as a Republican liberal.
It will be almost impossible for any other candidate to raise the money that the Clintons can raise.
One mentor I had taught me that people do what you inspect, not necessarily what you expect. In other words, if nobody is watching, there will be some slack off.
I am a real New Yorker… I didn’t go to Harvard, I didn’t go to Yale… I rooted for the Yankees; I didn’t root for the Boston Red Sox.
New York never felt the recession. New York never felt a depression.
As mayor, I would support law enforcement, not knock it down.
I was a Clinton Democrat for twenty years.