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“After the attacks, I said to my wife, if you want to go sailing, I'll do that. If you want me to rebuild the Trade Center, I'll do that.

And she said to me, you know you won't be satisfied with anything except rebuilding, so let's just get on with it.”

“Always listen to your wife.”

“Here in New York it's always feast or famine.”

“I always tell my kids: When I'm no longer here, remember one thing: Don't sell!”

“I can’t tell you how many governors, port authority chairman, and executive directors we've dealt with, and they all had their own agenda.”

“I had said to my wife, sweetheart, cancel my doctor's appointment. I have so much to do at the Trade Center.

She got very upset and told me I had to go. As it turns out, that saved my life.”

“I realised that the job needed to be done and that I had to steel myself in an effort to get it done, thicken my skin and get on with it.”

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“I remember getting a call from the fire department commander telling me they were not sure they'd be able to contain the fire.

I said, y'know, we've had such terrible loss of life. Maybe the smartest thing to do is pull it.

And they made that decision to pull and then we watched the building collapse.”

“I simply did not listen to all the naysayers because I was spending my money, not theirs, and fortunately I had no government involvement in 7 World Trade, which gave me the opportunity to do what I do best.”

“It displayed some incredibly wonderful characteristics about human beings. The horrors of 9/11 brought out the best in what’s here in America — what our values are, and how we pulled ourselves together and decided that this was not gonna stand.”

“It is not practical to build super-tall office buildings in the post-9/11 world.”

“It seems like no matter what you build in New York, everything costs $1 billion.”

“Life goes on. You have to be able to take the long view and hang in there until you accomplish your goals.”

“The city is not dead and can't be allowed to die. We owe rebuilding to our children and to our grandchildren.”

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“Do not spend too much time planning or trying to anticipate and solve problems before they happen. That is just another kind of excuse for procrastination. Until you start, you won’t know where the problems will occur. You won’t have the experience to solve them. Instead, get into action, and solve the problems as they arise.”

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