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Cuomo, Mario Matthew (Hamlet on the Hudson)

Born: 1932 AD
Currently alive, at 83 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Politicial Adviser


US lawyer and Democratic politician


governor of New York 1983-1995


delivered keynote address at Democratic National Convention 1984


delivered presidential nominating speech for Bill Clinton 1992


wrote "Reason to Believe" 1995


Page last updated: 3:09am, 25th Jul '06

  • "We must get the American public to look past the glitter, beyond the showmanship, to the reality, the hard substance of things. And we'll do it ... not so much with speeches that will bring people to their feet as with speeches that bring people to their senses."
  • "You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose."
  • "I watched a small man with thick calluses on both hands work 15 and 16 hours a day. I saw him once literally bleed from the bottoms of his feet, a man who came here uneducated, alone, unable to speak the language, who taught me all I needed to know about faith and hard work by the simple eloquence of his example."
  • "I talk and talk and talk, and I haven't taught people in 50 years what my father taught by example in one week."
  • "I am a trial lawyer. ... Matilda says that at dinner on a good day I sound like an affidavit."