"Once you start saying, 'Let's talk political, my own politics, my own aspirations,' it can become not just distracting in that it takes time, but it can become confusing and frustrating, and is this now a political agenda or a governmental agenda."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Andrew Cuomo on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Andrew Cuomo on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Andrew Cuomo on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Andrew Cuomo on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Andrew Cuomo on Joseph Stalin
"I believe we need to attract a new generation of the best and brightest to public service and I believe that government can be a source of inspiration, not degradation."
"I know how bad Albany is. I know it better than most. I understand why people are angry. I'm angry. The question is going to be, how do you change Albany, what is the plan for change, and then how do you actually get it done?"
"I am against the death penalty."
"My father was against the death penalty, and that was hard in the Son of Sam summer when fear was driving the desire for the death penalty."
"The need to understand prescription information can literally be a matter of life and death."