"Inauthenticity is endemic in American politics today. The political backrooms where I spent much of my career were just as benighted as my personal life, equally crowded with shadowy strangers and compromises, truths I hoped to deny. I lived not in one closet but in many."
"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."James McGreevey on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."James McGreevey on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."James McGreevey on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."James McGreevey 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."James McGreevey on Joseph Stalin
"We are losing sight of civility in government and politics. Debate and dialogue is taking a back seat to the politics of destruction and anger and control. Dogma has replaced thoughtful discussion between people of differing views."
"I realized that my truest passion was for helping people change through faith in a higher power. That meant, for me, belonging to the church. Using my abilities to bring Christian doctrine to a postmodern world."
"I'm on the board of a national group called Faith in America. It's designed to fight religious-based bigotry."
"No relief was forthcoming from my then-Catholic faith, which said the practice of homosexuality was a 'mortal sin' subject to damnation."
"To be able to love and live in freedom means to be able to make godly decisions. To make godly decisions we have to surrender our egos and all the falsity and shame that goes with it."