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 believe it is actually fomenting the growth of ISIL; Donald Trump could be a recruitment poster for ISIL because he is fanning the flames of hate.

Flooding damage is not customary for New York, especially downstate.

I'm going to change everything you believe about HUD.

A governor can be a very good friend to people. A governor can be a formidable force.

If you go from $7 to $15 in a very short period of time, potentially that could have a negative effect on some economies because that is a very big jump. And you're saying to businesses that employ a large number of minimum wage workers, your payroll is basically going to double. That could have a negative impact. It would have to be studied.

I believe in $15 as a minimum wage.

I was elected to come to an incredibly dysfunctional capital and make the government work better, and that's what I'm doing.

I don't think bonuses are always bad.

Very few people go into politics to be reviled.

There is also something called the Legislature. There is something called the press. There is something called people. These are all different players on the stage.

Fight as hard as you can, and then understand there's going to have to be some amount of reasonable compromise.

'Give me your poor.' It didn't say, 'Give me your poor who can afford a $680 citizenship.' If I had my way, it would be free. If I had my way, the state would subsidize every eligible application, period.

I'm not going to raise taxes; I'm not going to have a wage increase for public employees.

I believe Wall Street needs serious ongoing regulation.

We don't hand anyone anything in the Democratic Party.

If I weren't doing the politics, I wouldn't be doing my job.

I am the government.

If I get sued for keeping people safe and getting people in from the cold because they were endangering themselves, then so be it.

I've been not only articulating the dissatisfaction with Albany, I've been acting on it. I've been very aggressive in bringing public integrity cases and public corruption cases and bringing cases against sitting legislators.

I'm in politics. I'm in government, so nothing surprises me.

Fear has never built a community. And fear will never build a nation.

The need to understand prescription information can literally be a matter of life and death.

It's a matter of opinion on many of these issues, and there's no right or wrong. That's why we have elections; that's why we have debates. Donald Trump thinks one thing. Hillary Clinton thinks another thing.

People go into politics because they want the affirmation, and they want the applause.

During Hurricane Sandy, we expended billions and billions of dollars, literally. In the handling of the emergency and the construction and the aftermath, trying to get people to come back to the affected communities. So I'm very proud of what the state did.

I'm governor of New York.

Ninety percent of the students take the 'preferred lender.' Why? Because that's the nature of the relationship. You trust the school. The school is in a position of authority.

The other states look to New York for the progressive direction.

When you try to communicate too many ideas, sometimes you wind up communicating nothing.

I'm not going to allow myself to be pushed politically.

You don't build walls; you build bridges between people.

To be clear... no one is above the law.

As my Sicilian grandfather used to say, you get more flies with honey than with vinegar, right?

Anyone who says there is not a change in weather patterns is denying reality.

You can be a lender who wants to compete and have a better product, but you just can't get to the students. The schools are controlling the access to the students.

People who assume I want to run for elected office may be dealing from a bad assumption.

We have a system of jurisprudence. You are innocent until proven guilty. You have a right to counsel. And you have a right to hospitalization if you are ill. That is our system. And it's what makes this country special and what makes this country great.

I believe public education is the new civil rights battle and I support charter schools.

I worked in the Clinton administration.

If there's a silver bullet in the battle to recapture Albany, it is the re-engagement of our citizens. This capital has become a physical metaphor for the isolation and alienation of our people.

I believe women still face a glass ceiling that must be shattered.

Some states are doing better than others. Some states naturally have stronger economies. So it's not as simple as saying, 'Let's go to $15.' If you do it wrong, you can hurt the very people you're trying to help.

I think Hillary Clinton is going to do very well in New York, because there's one basic advantage. New Yorkers know Hillary Clinton. She was here for senator. We've seen her work. We've seen her performance.

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.

The time has come to return integrity, performance and dignity to New York and make it the Empire State once again.

Marriage equality changed life for people.

I am against the death penalty.

Lesson from Pataki's success is: Use the political moment.