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Anthony A. Williams Quotes and Sayings

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As mayor, I'm in the frying pan.
I'm just sitting here on the griddle now,
and I've got to really think, you know,
do I want to stay here on the griddle?
- Anthony A. Williams

I may not be the world's best glad-handing politician,
but I've been elected mayor twice.
I understand politics.
And I definitely understand where the state line is.
- Anthony A. Williams

You really should not do this job unless you're willing
to put in that enormous amount of effort.
You should not do the job unless you're willing to take risks.
And you shouldn't do the job unless you're willing to lose the job,
too.
- Anthony A. Williams

You wouldn't believe how the town was named for me.
I was met by the whole population, headed by the mayor.
- Lillie Langtry

 

So the mayor of New Orleans would have used his own
buses had the people had been white?
- Sean Hannity

Mayor Koch, of New York, was the first public figure to give me support.
- Ryan White

As long as I am mayor of this city the great industries are secure.
- Frank Hague

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I pledge tonight to be Mayor for all of the people of this city -
for one Chicago.
- Jane Byrne

As Mayor, I will use my experience to make San Francisco
a place where small businesses can thrive.
- Gavin Newsom

If a large city can, after intense intellectual efforts,
choose for its mayor a man who merely will not steal from it,
we consider it a triumph of the suffrage.
- Frank Moore Colby

I would not vote for the mayor.
It's not just because he didn't invite me to dinner,
but because on my way into town from the airport there
were such enormous potholes.
- Fidel Castro

The most important thing a mayor does is hire talented people to run the city.
- John Hickenlooper

If Ted Williams just tip his cap once he could be elected
Mayor of Boston in five minutes.
- Eddie Collins

Contrary to what most people think, there is a Rich Daley under Mayor Daley.
- William M. Daley

Your Mayor must seek new ways to bring jobs and industry to our community.
- Alan Autry

I am also a Kentucky Colonel and an Honorary Mayor of Baton Rouge,
Louisiana, among other things.
- Jack L. Chalker

As mayor of San Francisco, I will provide the vision
and work hard to make San Francisco a beautiful,
well-planned city with excellent housing and transportation options.
- Gavin Newsom

The job of mayor and Governor is becoming more and
more like the job of university president,
which I used to be; it looks like you are in charge,
but you are not.
- Lamar Alexander

Tonight - by taking this solemn oath -
I am no longer a private citizen but the Mayor of the City of Chicago.
- Jane Byrne

Prudent dullness marked him for a mayor.
- Charles Churchill

For the fifth year in a row, the Bush budget cuts city
core services to pay for wealthy tax breaks.
And once again, the mayor's requests were not funded.
- Anthony Weiner

As Mayor, I will lead city government,
businesses, and community groups to support innovative
projects that will make San Francisco streets and public
places vibrant and healthy.
- Gavin Newsom

If you elect a matinee idol mayor, you're going to
have a musical comedy administration.
- Robert Moses

As a former mayor, I know that local governments must
have control over land use decisions.
- Elton Gallegly

I would like to run for the mayor of the city of Chicago.
That has always been an aspiration of mine even when
I was in the House of Representatives.
- Rahm Emanuel

I've very proud to be mayor of our great city.
It's a city with a heart and a soul.
Chicago has a unique spirit.
Our business community wants to give back.
- Richard M. Daley

Listen, if the mayor wants to have a debate about education in this city,
I got three words: bring it on.
- Anthony Weiner

As Mayor of San Francisco, I will work hard to ensure that,
in the event of natural or man-made disasters,
San Franciscans are prepared and our City is protected.
- Gavin Newsom

The true privilege of being Mayor is that I have the
opportunity to be everyone's neighbor.
- Thomas Menino

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.
- David Dinkins

Be assured that I did not become the Mayor of Chicago
to preside over its decline.
- Jane Byrne

I was a little lacking in vision as mayor -
I failed to understand the significance that housing
and the revitalization of housing means for a city.
- Henry Cisneros

If I were mayor, I'd invite everyone to have free boat
trips on the river and free balloon rides over the city.
I'd let the elderly in residential homes wander free.
- Jane Birkin

The credit for much of this rightly belongs to the
late Mayor Daley who forged a coalition of business
and labor that kept Chicago always moving ahead.
- Jane Byrne

I am convinced that your Mayor must take the leadership role in education too.
- Alan Autry

You have the biggest impact on controlling,
on affecting local lives as mayor.
It's so much more important than being a state legislator.
- Dick Murphy

If Ron Dellums running for mayor gives you hope,
then let's get on with it.
- Ron Dellums

A mayor is a symbol and a public face of what a city
bureaucracy provides its citizens.
- John Hickenlooper

I have to admit I didn't do as much as I should have back when I was mayor,
but now we're getting it done.
It's not where you've been but where you're going.
- Marion Barry

I am making this trip to Africa because Washington
is an international city,
just like Tokyo, Nigeria or Israel.
As mayor, I am an international symbol.
Can you deny that to Africa?
- Marion Berry

I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer,
except that you have actual responsibilities.
- Sarah Palin

In New York, we had primary elections for mayor.
To improve their chances, all five candidates changed
their name to Rudy Giuliani.
- Conan O'Brien

I want to be a mayor who helped, really helped.
- Harold Washington

But despite the challenges, I love being your Mayor.
- Laura Miller

When the burdens of the presidency seem unusually heavy,
I always remind myself it could be worse.
I could be a mayor.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

In the coming days, I know there will be some reflecting on my time as mayor.
Many of you will search to find what's behind my decision.
It's simple.
I have always believed that every person,
especially public officials, must understand when it is time to move on.
For me, that time is now.
- Richard M. Daley

Especially in local elections, because hardly anybody
pays attention to those -
but it's really important who's mayor and who's on the city council,
county commissioners, sheriffs, district attorney,
and of course the school board.
- Jello Biafra

The mayor has got to work closely with a wide variety of people,
his city council, state legislature,
governor,
business community, labor community,
president and the congress in order to be able to do this.
- Marc Morial

When I thought about the calibre of people in the room
I realized we might just have a credible candidate
for Mayor who will would finally enforce the laws of the city.
It was almost too good to be true.
- Herbert Baker

I enjoyed the administrative work because it involved working with Congress,
city council, and the mayor.
I had never been a politician so it was fun -
learning political maneuvering.
- Harold H. Greene

When the Chinese first came to San Francisco,
they were actually welcomed by the mayor and they had
special ceremonies for them-again this is when their colony was very small,
only a few Chinese.
- Iris Chang

While Mayor Daley surprised me today with his decision
to not run for reelection,
I have never been surprised by his leadership,
dedication and tireless work on behalf of the city
and the people of Chicago.
- Rahm Emanuel

I Kenneth Robert Livingstone, having been elected to
the office of mayor of London,
declare that I take that office upon myself,
and will duly and faithfully fulfil the duties of it
to the best of my judgement and ability.
- Kenneth Robert Livingstone

Wherever there are rock 'n' rollers,
we'll play.
That's what we've been doing for more than 30 years -
rock 'n' roll.
It's made me everything from an honorary mayor to honorary
member of a motorcycle gang.
- Ronnie Hawkins

What I would like to be remembered for is that Walter
Washington changed the spirit of the people of this city,
that he came in as mayor when there was hate and greed
and misunderstanding among our people and the races were polarized.
- Walter Washington

They can't take your house and give it to the mayor's mistress,
even if they pay you for it.
But they can, apparently, take your house and tear
it down to make room for a development of trendy shops and restaurants,
a hotel and so on.
- Michael Kinsley

I've been doing nineteen hours a day on London,
nothing else, I mean this has been my whole life,
and writing has been put on one side,
and if I'm privileged enough to be the Mayor of this city,
then I will not write again.
- Jeffrey Archer

Most of the time when I receive a script,
it says something like 'Rosenberg is the fat,
slovenly Mayor, who doesn't want the kids to use the skateboard park',
or 'Stein is a pompous, rotund attorney,
imposing to all.' It would be so freeing to get a script
where my character is simply described as 'A Man'.
- Fred Melamed

As Mayor, I will fully support my Arts Commission and
its professional selection committees so that they
can commission a full range of public art that is daring and,
when appropriate, daringly traditional.
- Gavin Newsom

We took an approach, supported by the Prime Minister,
the Home Secretary and the Mayor for London,
that we had very real fears of violence and damage
being caused across the streets of London.
- Michael Todd

What is qualified? What have I been qualified for in
my life? I haven't been qualified to be a mayor.
I'm not qualified to be a songwriter.
I'm not qualified to be a TV producer.
I'm not qualified to be a successful businessman.
And so, I don't know what qualified means.
- Sonny Bono

From my very first day in the Mayor's office,
I have worked closely with the Council members who
share our vision of a city hall that really protects taxpayers and cares...
yes...
about the little things that make a big difference in people's lives.
- Laura Miller

This - the leadership of the mayor is crucial,
because it is to the mayor that people will look to provide the vision,
the energy, and the sense of confidence in the rebuilding and the recovery.
- Marc Morial

Magic Johnson, former basketball player,
may run for mayor of LA in the next election.
Remember the good 'ol days when only qualified people
ran for office like actors and professional wrestlers.
- Jay Leno

I'd work to make it hip again to spend time in our
fabled and fabulous land.
But with a Puerto Rican father and a Jewish mother,
I would probably be better suited as mayor of New York.
- Geraldo Rivera

I want to live and work in Chicago for the rest of my life.
You know when you were growing up and you wanted to
become president? What I want now is to be mayor of
this damned town in ten years.
- William Petersen

There's no secret about my ambition,
I do not want to go into the House of Commons.
My only real political interest is in London and if
one day I'm in a position to run for mayor,
then terrific.
- Trevor Phillips

Everybody would love to be mayor of Chicago.
If you look at what we have done over many,
many years and where we are today and the commitment
by the business community,
the commitment by the not-for-profit community -
all this coming together -
this is a wonderful city.
- Richard M. Daley

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz


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