We awoke one morning in September, and the world lurched on its axis.

Traditional marriage is what should be sanctioned.

Florida has its own rhythm, too. People go to work, they watch their children learn and grow and start families of their own. They play in the sun and pass their lives enjoying the outsized blessings that make our state unique.

We must return conservatives to the majority in the U.S. Senate.

I think my dad's post-presidency, he didn't miss a beat. He didn't get into any kind of 'Woe is me.' He dusted himself off and led an incredible life since 1993.

We have a wealth of talent in the Republican Party.

I think life is precious from beginning to end.

States are free to modify the Common Core State Standards or adopt their own individual standards, because academic standards are the prerogative of the states.

I had the chance to be governor for eight years and I took a year to transition out and a year to transition in, so that's a decade of my life where I pursued my own ambitions and I thought it was time to rearrange my life to focus on other things.

If more people were actively engaged in advocating their positions I think we'd have a better society.

Who among us has never looked up into the heavens on a starlit night, lost in wonder at the vastness of space and the beauty of the stars?

Life teaches you that you need to make decisions in the right time - not too early, not too late.

I will support the Republican nominee.

Leaders lead. They don't divide; they don't create a climate that is poisonous.

I have a proven record, a record of accomplishment, a record of cutting taxes, of shrinking the government, of reforming education, of challenging the status quo, eliminating career civil service protections, shrinking the government workforce by 11 percent, but leading the nation in job growth.

If you had to pick the values that would be held dear to a broad number of Hispanic voters, access to opportunity would be a higher value than guarantee of security, particularly amongst the newly arrived, meaning the last 20 years.

I envision presenting parents with a marketplace of school choices - public, private, parochial, charter, virtual, blended, and home education. They then can choose the model that best equips their children for success.

If I can help create an environment where the principles that I believe in can be implemented - to me, that's fulfilling.

I believe that the great majority of people coming here illegally have no other option. They want to provide for their family. But we need to control our border.

My wife and I are living large in our beloved Miami and I'm working on the things that are important to me.

There's a whole lot of America that looks at each other and says, 'Well, there's 340 million people living in America. Isn't there somebody other than a Bush or a Clinton who can be president in these modern times?'

If you have to deal with our friends at ICE, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, it's like a Kafka novel. Files just disappear.

I have a blessed life.

It's hard to be a son of a candidate. It's hard to be a brother of a candidate. I think it may be the hardest thing to be the dad of the candidate.

Well, I think lower taxes and less regulation would actually promote growth.

If you believe, like I do, that the world is abundant with possibilities, then we need to make sure we build capacity so that everybody is successful or can be successful in the pursuit of their dreams - not the dreams of someone from government, but their own dreams.

Our children can achieve great things when we set high expectations for them.

Apparently there are some Democratic leaders in the Senate that are running for office who now believe in tax cuts.

I've always believed that if you support reform or you support a particular idea that you ought to fund that idea first and not the system.

Public education must be viewed from the lens of providing each child with the learning environment that best meets his or her needs. If we can send a low-income child to a parochial school, knowing that his odds of attending college will increase as a result, then that should be our mission.

I am my own man. I governed as a conservative, and I govern effectively. And the net effect was, during my eight years, 1.3 million jobs were created. We left the state better off because I applied conservative principles in a purple state the right way, and people rose up.

I miss being governor.

Look, I am in the establishment because my dad, the greatest man alive was president of the United States and my brother, who I adore as well as fantastic brother was president. Fine, I'll take it. I guess I'm part of the establishment Barbara Bush is my mom. I'll take that, too.

I think it was hard at first for my dad to transition to being immobile.

I think President Obama has used the bully pulpit as a way to attack capitalism.

Florida is a place of unparalleled diversity of backgrounds, experiences and vision. It makes our culture unique, but it can also make it difficult to define a common identity and create a sense of community that reaches beyond our neighborhoods to all corners of our state.

I'd be wary of simple solutions to complex problems.

I'm comfortable with the life I have.

Barack Obama became president, and he abandoned Iraq. He left, and when he left Al Qaida was done for. ISIS was created because of the void that we left, and that void now exists as a caliphate the size of Indiana.

We need to end the government monopoly in education by transferring power from bureaucracies and unions to families. The era of defining public education as allegiance to centralized school districts must end.

It's been painful to see the people that you love be attacked when you know it's not fair or true.

The GOP should be the GSP: the Grand Solutions Party. It should be about solutions, not talking points.

I do a lot of traveling overseas.

I want my voice to have purpose.

If you set a tone that you don't want people to be part of your team, they don't join.

You have to maintain your principles but have a broader appeal.

I think Republicans really need to be disciplined, to stay focused on sustained economic growth.

There is no other country that has the Cuban Adjustment Act; that's why it's called the Cuban Adjustment Act and not the Nicaraguan Adjustment Act.

People with deep faith and big hearts are concerned, as I am about the circumstance that Ms. Schiavo is in. I want them to know I will do what I can, but there are limits to what any particular person - irrespective of the title they currently hold - can do.