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John Hickenlooper Quotes and Sayings

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Denver is a city that will be far more defined by its future than its past.
- John Hickenlooper

America is always attracting people,
from all over the earth.
- John Hickenlooper

If it was really successful, it was a life calling,
a career I was excited about doing, so I didn't think
the overall risk was anywhere near as high as what the reward was.
- John Hickenlooper

The world has become rapidly more competitive.
- John Hickenlooper

 

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

We will see the increasingly rapid rate of growth we've
already been seeing in Colorado continue.
- John Hickenlooper

Especially during the first nine months,
there was so much going on with trying to hire 55 people to run the city,
it was hard to imagine any honeymoon.
- John Hickenlooper

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From my subjective position, there was no honeymoon.
- John Hickenlooper

And if I lost I would have gone back to 12 weeks of vacation,
because I was successful enough that I was spending
much more time on non-profit boards and traveling a lot.
- John Hickenlooper

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

You looked at Stanford or Harvard, or the University of Colorado,
these were powerful engines just turning out people
ready to create and grow businesses.
- John Hickenlooper

We are, by many measures, one of the more diverse cities in the country,
growing more diverse all the time, and one of the more
harmonious in terms of how we live together.
- John Hickenlooper

Some day, someone will do something wrong and there
will be a scandal to report in the paper.
When that happens, we will address it honestly and
openly and try to deal with it as quickly and as fairly as we can,
and keep moving the city forward.
- John Hickenlooper

I think we're in good shape, but the tragedy of Hurricane
Katrina is in some small way mitigated by the fact
that we now have more people talking about it,
thinking about it and working on it,
so that we will be more vigilant and ready.
- John Hickenlooper

Oftentimes, when constituencies or sectors of opinion are distinct,
when they are confronted with a situation where they're
going to have to make a serious compromise,
they react very negatively publicly,
but they also recognize when they step back that this is right.
- John Hickenlooper

Given that, and assuming that we begin to adjust to
issues like climate change and the greenhouse effect,
Denver's location in the center of the country becomes a tremendous advantage.
- John Hickenlooper

Is there some risk every day we walk out our front
door? Every time we get in our car? Yeah.
Are we materially less safe now than we were 10 years
ago? Whatever delta there is,
it's very small.
- John Hickenlooper

Last, in restaurants you spend a lot of time dealing
with people who are very unhappy.
Soup has been spilled on their laps,
they've waited 10 minutes to get their check so they can leave,
and you learn how to listen, I think,
in a much more proactive way than government does.
- John Hickenlooper

I would argue that one of the issues which the public
should be much more emphatic about with all politicians...
is patronage, appointing people to high positions because
they supported your campaign or helped you raise money.
- John Hickenlooper

For me, the risks in terms of opening that brewpub were fairly high.
I put my house up as collateral, I invested the liquid
money I had and two years of my time to get it over,
but that's really not much of a risk for what the potential reward was if it worked.
- John Hickenlooper

There could have been more planning in New Orleans,
but you look at all the devastation that happened there -
have we gotten to 3,000 deaths yet? For that magnitude of a disaster,
that's not all that bad.
- John Hickenlooper

Today we're dealing with metropolitan Shanghai,
metropolitan New Delhi or Paris.
If we're competing at that level, our diversity,
that richness of people coming from so many different backgrounds,
is one of our greatest advantages.
- John Hickenlooper

I assume we will have figured out a way to efficiently
utilize solar energy and tied that to an efficient
way to use nuclear energy in such a way that it doesn't
pose a serious environmental issue.
- John Hickenlooper

Of everyone else who was running, and there were some very talented people,
none of them had anywhere near the experience I had in hiring people,
holding them accountable, creating systems for accountability.
- John Hickenlooper

In the restaurant business, you never want to have enemies,
whereas it seems that many politicians judge their
success by how high their enemies are and whether they
can show that they can hold their ground and give a
punch for every punch they take.
- John Hickenlooper

I would argue that's because we had a bunch of smart
people running around here.
They were coming in and working very hard and many
of them had left jobs in which they made significantly more money.
- John Hickenlooper

I am not a demon.
I am a lizard, a shark, a heat-seeking panther.
I want to be Bob Denver on acid playing the accordion.
- Nicolas Cage

I'm happy with the Arena Football League right now.
I'm happy in Denver.
- John Elway

It wasn't until the first season ended that I went
to my first Star Trek convention.
It was in Denver.
There were two and a half thousand people there.
- Patrick Stewart

The beginning of the shows are different.
One time we'll say 'Hello, Denver'.
Another time we'll say 'Hello, Memphis'.
It's always different.
- Lance Bass

Growing up in Denver, I'm sure it started with loving the Colorado mountains.
- Gale Norton

My biggest regret in life is that I didn't hit John
Denver in the mouth while I has the chance.
- Denis Leary

I went to the Westminster College for Men in Missouri,
which is what it was called back then,
and transferred to the University of Denver where I
ultimately got my degree.
- Ted Shackelford

As a kid I used to pretend I was John Denver,
of all people, and play the guitar and sing Take Me Home,
Country Roads.
- Skeet Ulrich

I grew up in Denver, Colorado.
After high school I went to Vegas.
- Paul Taylor

My early childhood was spent in Newark,
New Jersey, but my family moved to Denver when I was 12.
- Anita Diament

Gilligan's Island is wherever you want it to be in your mind.
- Bob Denver

You know, I have no worst experiences.
- Bob Denver

Peace is a conscious choice.
- John Denver

I would so much like young people to have a sense of the gift that they are.
Not many of them feel like that.
- John Denver

We don't teach kids how to feel, we don't give them the words to go by.
- John Denver

I get an awful lot of fan mail, and I read all that I can.
- John Denver

I believe that we are here for each other,
not against each other.
Everything comes from an understanding that you are a gift in my life -
whoever you are,
whatever our differences.
- John Denver

We must begin to make what I call "conscious choices,"
and to really recognize that we are the same.
It's from that place in my heart that I write my songs.
- John Denver

I realized what Led Zeppelin was about around the end of our first U.S.
tour.
We started off not even on the bill in Denver,
and by the time we got to New York we were second to Iron Butterfly,
and they didn't want to go on!
- Robert Plant

I think the biggest problem in the world is that we
have a generation of young people,
and maybe two, who don't think it's going to get any better.
- John Denver

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran


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