People used to feel oddly empowered to tell me all the reasons I couldn't win. Because I was a woman. Because I was a lesbian. Because I was from the West Side of Manhattan.
I'm an aggressive woman who gets things done, and that's the way it is, and I've never been embarrassed about the fact that I am pushy.
It would be thrilling, obviously, to be able to have a woman and an openly LGBT person as the mayor of New York City.
At times, you need to be forceful to get things that are stuck unstuck.
I really believe, when you come out of hiding, in whatever way you're hiding, you get to go out into the sunlight.
I think it's really important to realize that small businesses are often the portal for immigrants into the New York City economy.
I want to be a better Chris Quinn. I don't want to be a different Chris Quinn.
I'm going to do whatever I have to do to help a New Yorker, whether it's a girl on the street or a tenant in a housing development.
I'm in a position where, if you have the ability, you should use it well. To get things done.
I'm just not gonna let up until I know I've done absolutely everything I can for New Yorkers.
I'm not about talking and finger-pointing and complaining. I'm about getting things done.
If you don't like me, life goes on, you know what I mean? But I hope you do like me. Because I think that in addition to being pushy, I'm nice.
I just want people to know you can get through stuff. I hope people can see that in what my life has been and where it is going.
I have always said I've had a big personality, and I've always said I'm a pushy broad, and I've always said I want to get things done.
I have a tendency toward being a micromanager. Which, the bigger the project you're involved in, the harder that becomes.
All I wanted was to be involved in politics and government.
Anybody that I can work with that will help improve the lives of New Yorkers, I will work with that person.
At the end of the day, somebody someday is going to say something about you. At least you can look back and say you lived the way you wanted to.
Being an activist is about getting things done. It's not about standing around shaking your fist in anger.
Chick-fil-A is not welcome in New York City as long as the company's president continues to uphold and promote his discriminatory views.
Consensus doesn't happen by magic... You have to drive to it.
Cliven Bundy is breaking the law. He's breaking the law and he wants all of us to pay for his cattle while he's ranting about people who are part of social welfare programs.
I have a tendency toward being a micromanager.
I couldn't describe how little interest I have in men. Or I could - but I don't think that it would be appropriate.
I couldn't be more proud of my work as a progressive.
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