18 Total Quotes

Henry Cisneros Quotes

We can either allow our youth to shoot baskets or watch them continue to shoot people
Henry Cisneros
#People

I don't think we have any time to waste.
Henry Cisneros
#American Politician

If we are not honored with the games, that might be for the best. We don't want to mix motives here, and our motives are to be helpful.
Henry Cisneros
#Games

This is not a critique, ... but just a recognition that as strong as we think our biotechnology and research sector is, we've got a long way to go — and other cities are not standing still.
Henry Cisneros
#Research

I've been able to live my life, but it's been difficult. The report will have its embarrassing sections because (Barrett) has had 10 years to investigate every aspect of my life, and Lord knows I've made mistakes. I doubt there's many people that could have that kind of scrutiny for a decade and not end up with things that they'd rather not see in print.
Henry Cisneros
#Life

The hurricane complicates things in that what would have been purely a business decision becomes a decision of the heart,
Henry Cisneros
#Business

As Secretary of Housing, I do have to express alarm, signal the alarm if you will, that the potential for homelessness to grow is there.
Henry Cisneros
#American Politician #Potential

I accept responsibility for the conduct as outlined, ... truth and candor are important.
Henry Cisneros
#Responsibility

The truth of the matter is, whatever the possibilities between New Orleans and San Antonio, that may have been once upon a time, but that's all pre-Katrina. With the effect the Saints can have on the people of New Orleans and Louisiana, I think they will make every effort to keep them there.
Henry Cisneros
#Truth

The idea is to boost the home-ownership rate, ... Rates for ... newlyweds are (currently) low. We're looking for ways to increase (that).
Henry Cisneros
#Home

I was a little lacking in vision as mayor - I failed to understand the significance that housing and the revitalization of housing means for a city,
Henry Cisneros
#Vision

I was a little lacking in vision as mayor - I failed to understand the significance that housing and the revitalization of housing means for a city, ... We spent a lot of effort trying to revitalize neighborhood business districts, create neighborhood industrial parks, assumed that if the jobs come somehow the revitalization will occur, the businesses will come. ... Well, no, they won't because nothing has changed about the disposable income characteristics of the community.
Henry Cisneros
#Vision

This was an unqualified success. I don't think you can ask for much better than this beautiful day, exciting game, enthusiastic crowd, near-sold out house.
Henry Cisneros
#Game

Americans are a can-do people, an enthusiastic people, a problem-solving people. And when given a direction and given a plan, they'll sign on.
Henry Cisneros
#American Politician

I was a little lacking in vision as mayor - I failed to understand the significance that housing and the revitalization of housing means for a city.
Henry Cisneros
#American Politician

The hurricane complicates things in that what would have been purely a business decision becomes a decision of the heart.
Henry Cisneros
#American Politician

We can either allow our youth to shoot baskets or watch them continue to shoot people.
Henry Cisneros
#American Politician