Ed Koch – There’s a nastiness out there…

There’s a nastiness out there that wants to harm me with words. These are my…


“There’s a nastiness out there that wants to harm me with words. These are my enemies – the ideologues, the populists, the columnists who don’t like the fact that I take them on toe-to-toe. What I try to do is tell the truth. It’s not the coin of the realm in politics.”
-Ed Koch

Ed Koch – If you listen to Giuliani…

If you listen to Giuliani, it’s like nobody did anything to improve the city except…


“If you listen to Giuliani, it’s like nobody did anything to improve the city except him. I’m not part of the history. Bloomberg’s not part of the history. It’s like, he did it. He’s the only one. That’s why he’s a little crazy.”
-Ed Koch

Ed Koch – No, I am not a…

No, I am not a homosexual. If I were a homosexual, I would hope I…


“No, I am not a homosexual. If I were a homosexual, I would hope I would have the courage to say so. What’s cruel is that you are forcing me to say I am not a homosexual. This means you are putting homosexuals down. I don’t want to do that.”
-Ed Koch

Ed Koch – I was drafted into the…

I was drafted into the Army when I was 19 and came out at age…


“I was drafted into the Army when I was 19 and came out at age 22. Most people that I knew didn’t think they’d come home alive. I didn’t think I would either, so I was happy when I did.”
-Ed Koch