I like the mayor, but it doesn't mean I'll endorse his candidacy, ... fine Democratic nominee.

I know the mayor feels a loyalty to those Republicans that have supported his candidacy and support him now, as well he should. Like, say, Rudy Giuliani. And I understand that, ... But I would hope that people would understand the depth of my feeling about Democrats that have supported me.

I don't find myself sitting up nights saying, whom should I support?

Ed Koch is an excellent example, but I'm not here to bash Ed either.

I think those guys at the Post need to get their minds out of the gutter.

Race relations can be an appropriate issue . . . but only if you want to craft solutions, and not catalogue complaints. If we use the issue appropriately, we can transform it from the cancer of our society into the cure.

This election is not about friendship but about who can do the best job of leading New York and bringing together its diverse people.

You can be anything you want to be. You can be a street sweeper, if you want. Just be the best blasted street sweeper you can be . . . And, you know you can be mayor.

Ellis Island is for the people who came over on ships. My people came in chains.

We're clear on one thing, ... I support Freddy Ferrer.

I am not here to criticize the mayor, who I consider a friend.

Criticize the incumbent, who I consider a friend.