I think, in this country, if you work 40 hours a week, and you work hard, you ought to be able to afford an apartment somewhere.
America's greatness has always been demonstrated by our moral leadership.
And if I lost I would have gone back to 12 weeks of vacation, because I was successful enough that I was spending much more time on non-profit boards and traveling a lot.
What I remember most vividly was the sense of always being a little behind the other kids in class - that sense of I wasn't cut out for class or I wasn't cut out to read.
America is always attracting people, from all over the earth.
Of everyone else who was running, and there were some very talented people, none of them had anywhere near the experience I had in hiring people, holding them accountable, creating systems for accountability.
I think President Trump is trying to distract the country away from the failures he's had - the inability to get a health care bill that both sides could come together on.
If you don't trust the media, they are not going to trust you, and if they don't trust you, it's hard for the public to trust you.
Now, I've never hosted a reality TV show, but I know the true mark of a successful businessman is not the number of times you say, 'You're fired.' It's the number times you say, 'You're hired.'
A mayor is a symbol and a public face of what a city bureaucracy provides its citizens.
We have put the energy needs and costs of hardworking Coloradans before any special interest agenda or false promise.
I used to make snap judgments, moved quickly. It's more important to be thoughtful, think of the consequences of your decisions.
Wellington Webb was one of the most significant mayors of the latter half of the 20th century. His natural political instincts are almost unrivaled.
One's ability to enter into thousands of lawsuits as a tool for success, or to use bankruptcy to avoid paying your former employees and vendors, have little relevance when trying to create good government.
If you ask me about Donna Lynne, she's one of the flat-out most talented people I've ever worked with, and I've worked with some pretty talented people.
If I can convince people that good people don't do attack ads, and that we want good people to represent us, then the attack ads work against themselves.
I started out here in Colorado as a geologist. During a downturn, everyone in our company got laid off.
I think I was in 10th or 11th grade before I ever read a book for pleasure.
Colorado has always been a good place to find what you're made of.
We need to recognize that we can't allow people that are aberrations of nature to take away the joys and freedoms that we enjoy.
Infrastructure is more than laying new roads and expanding transit: it's running the fiber and deploying new technologies for reliable, affordable Internet in every part of the state.
When you grow up a fatherless son, in many ways you have to raise yourself. No one tells you what looks good on you, how to carry yourself, or provides the approval. Without a father, you grow up never knowing what you didn't have. There is no intimate model of who you want to become, so it's as if you're always guessing.
Even as we continue to carry the banner of civil rights and environmental justice, we've also got to focus on many, many people - for them, life starts with a good job.
The most important thing a mayor does is hire talented people to run the city.
Universal background checks work. You keep the guns out of the hands of dangerous people. That shouldn't be partisan - that should be something we can all agree to, but it became this huge battle and, you know, really, really a challenge.
When I got inaugurated in 2010, OneRepublic donated their time and played for the inauguration. And my stepfather, who is 86, came out. He usually goes to bed at eight o'clock, but he stayed for the entire concert. It was awesome.
Today we're dealing with metropolitan Shanghai, metropolitan New Delhi or Paris. If we're competing at that level, our diversity, that richness of people coming from so many different backgrounds, is one of our greatest advantages.
The Affordable Care Act was passed in large part because of recognition that our nation's health care system is not working. The act is not perfect, but it is a starting point, and we have been using it to improve the health of Coloradans.
We did not do a good enough job of taking care of the people who were losing their careers and retraining them into the new economy.
People turn off the news, stop reading in-depth magazine articles - especially young people. Look at the increasing reluctance of young people to vote. I think a lot of that is directly - you can lay it at the feet of these negative campaigns and relentless attack ads.
In the restaurant business, you never want to have enemies, whereas it seems that many politicians judge their success by how high their enemies are and whether they can show that they can hold their ground and give a punch for every punch they take.
Fracking is an industrial process, but it can be done safely. It's government's job to make sure it can be done safely.
Many of the basic lessons of business, such as the critical value of customer service or measuring risk against reward when investing capital, have essential application in government, but not in a vacuum.
We have this tradition of the Second Amendment and people's rights to self-defense and a certain suspicion that the government can't be trusted.
Given that, and assuming that we begin to adjust to issues like climate change and the greenhouse effect, Denver's location in the center of the country becomes a tremendous advantage.
Colorado needs a governor who brings people together to create jobs and cut government spending.
Let's face it: the War on Drugs was a disaster. It may be well intentioned... but it sent millions of kids to prison, gave them felonies oftentimes when they had no violent crimes.
I can say that every ad that I control, that I'm going to make sure my ads are positive.
No matter how the Supreme Court rules on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, states are making progress in developing strategies to provide more access to quality health care coverage.
When your economy is not growing that fast, everybody's got to bite the bullet.
You never see Coke and Pepsi doing attacks to each other. It would depress the product category of soft drinks.
If people think that Colorado is a beacon for artists and creative people who are really talented, I think they're going to be a little happier during the day, and I think they're going to be a little more successful at their job, no matter what their job is.
I loved baseball. I was a pitcher. I loved being on the mound because I also loved being at the center of the action, the cat and mouse battle with the batter on every pitch. You had to develop grit.
My father had a handgun on the bedside table, and we were all taught to handle firearms.
Taxpayers don't want their money spent more than a very, very slender amount on actual buying art or paying for concerts.