Quotes by Cory Booker

I love mayors.
- Cory Booker
We must be agents of love.
- Cory Booker
Newark faces real challenges.
- Cory Booker
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I am a Yale Law School graduate.
- Cory Booker
I have got the job of my dreams.
- Cory Booker
It takes too much energy to hate.
- Cory Booker
I debated between law school and divinity.
- Cory Booker
My parents were obsessed with my education.
- Cory Booker
Do not forget from whence you've come.
- Cory Booker
I was born after the Civil Rights Movement.
- Cory Booker
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I have not settled down with a life partner.
- Cory Booker
We're a nation of hope, of high ideals.
- Cory Booker
I'm very concerned about U.S. food policy.
- Cory Booker
I wrote down the grades I wanted in every class.
- Cory Booker
My whole life has been about confronting cynicism.
- Cory Booker
Hopelessness is a really toxic and dangerous state.
- Cory Booker
I come from a mother who can cry at a G.E. commercial.
- Cory Booker
I spent eight years living without heat and hot water.
- Cory Booker
Marriage equality is not a choice. It is a legal right.
- Cory Booker
I'm very knowledgeable of the challenges before me.
- Cory Booker
If we want a great nation, we have to change it ourselves.
- Cory Booker
I'd gladly take a grenade, if it meant saving Newark.
- Cory Booker
I want to be myself. I want to be as authentic as possible.
- Cory Booker
Small acts of decency ripple in ways we could never imagine.
- Cory Booker
I have seen things in my life that have broken me in spirit.
- Cory Booker
If we invest in ourselves, the collective good, we all thrive.
- Cory Booker
Don't give in to cynicism. It is a toxic spiritual state.
- Cory Booker
My dad set a clear model for me for what manhood was all about.
- Cory Booker
Government has got to open up and engage citizenry as partners.
- Cory Booker
If I just retweet the nice things, it rings hollow after a while.
- Cory Booker
Life is about, every single day, getting up to manifest your truth.
- Cory Booker
Minorities do not believe this country will give them a fair shake.
- Cory Booker
I live in Newark. My family lives in Newark. I own a house in Newark.
- Cory Booker
I am a geek nerd who happened to have a temporary period of jockiness.
- Cory Booker
Are there any monuments built to demagogues? I just don't think so.
- Cory Booker
More than anything, we must do better for our children's education.
- Cory Booker
The majority of our criminals that we lock up are non-violent offenders.
- Cory Booker
You were not built for comfort and convenience. You were built to overcome.
- Cory Booker
The mayoral mentality is incredibly valuable. I don't want to lose that.
- Cory Booker
I want to try to live my own values as consciously and purposefully as I can.
- Cory Booker
People are always trying to draw simplistic dialectics that can capture things.
- Cory Booker
When American citizens pull together, there is little we can't accomplish.
- Cory Booker
When I do my hiring in the United States Senate, I look at issues of diversity.
- Cory Booker
I was born after the Civil Rights Movement. I never saw Martin Luther King alive.
- Cory Booker
My weakness in life is two men who seduce me all the time - named Ben & Jerry.
- Cory Booker
We are all innovators, we all like to use our imagination, which is our greatest tool.
- Cory Booker
You can't have a physical transformation until you have a spiritual transformation.
- Cory Booker
We're not called to be a tolerant nation. We're called to be a nation of love.
- Cory Booker
We're all tired of a Washington that has these partisan camps where nothing gets done.
- Cory Booker
Our platform is crafted by Democrats but it is not about partisanship, its about pragmatism.
- Cory Booker
Our platform emphasizes that a vibrant, free and fair market is essential to economic growth.
- Cory Booker
Life's too short not to try different things and to see what works for you and your body.
- Cory Booker
It's incredibly flattering to be a U.S. senator, which I want to stay at for a long time.
- Cory Booker
Generations of heroic Americans have made America more inclusive, more expansive, and more just.
- Cory Booker
Americans, at our best, stand up to bullies and fight those who seek to demean and degrade others.
- Cory Booker
Democracy is not a spectator sport. It is a difficult, hard, full-contact, participatory endeavor.
- Cory Booker
The disgust and latent hostility I felt toward gays were subcategories of hatred, plain and simple.
- Cory Booker
I learned about community organizing from my parents. As a child, their stories were so instructive.
- Cory Booker
You are more beautiful than you realize, stronger than you know, more powerful than you could imagine.
- Cory Booker
So many great movements didn't succeed the first time, but people kept trying and trying and trying.
- Cory Booker
The change we seek for our nation is not the choice of an individual but must be the calling of a country.
- Cory Booker
We know that there will never be a great Newark unless there is a great public school system for our city.
- Cory Booker
When people jump on your mistakes, don't hide from them; let people know that you're human, too.
- Cory Booker
Being vegan for me is a cleaner way of not participating in practices that don't align with my values.
- Cory Booker
I believe that living life with a definiteness of purpose, with having a central focus, is essential to success.
- Cory Booker
Having people that really reflect the spectrum of American experiences is important to have on the Supreme Court.
- Cory Booker
Innovators reimagine our world in so many areas. We need them to help reimagine what government can and should be.
- Cory Booker
It's not hard to imagine Donald Trump leading us into a war just because somebody got under his very thin skin.
- Cory Booker
Everybody wants to find their soul mate, and I'm no different. That's definitely what I want in the future.
- Cory Booker
America has seen enough of a handful of people growing rich at the cost of our nation descending into economic crisis.
- Cory Booker
If you grew up where I grew up, you would experience a very different criminal justice system than Camden, New Jersey.
- Cory Booker
In America, our differences matter, but our country matters more. That's the attitude I wanted to take to the Senate.
- Cory Booker
I am happy that the urgency to reform our broken criminal justice system has found allies all across the political spectrum.
- Cory Booker
People who get comfortable in their spirit miss what they were created for. They were created to magnify the glory of the world.
- Cory Booker
I'm intending to work on juvenile justice reform, sentencing reform, reentry, drug treatment, access to mental health care.
- Cory Booker
In life, you get one choice over and over again. That is to take conditions as they are or take responsibility for changing them.
- Cory Booker
What we need to do is understand that we have to love each other, that we have to see each other have worth and dignity and value.
- Cory Booker
As I review the great history of our nation, community organizers have been at the center of so many of our great social movements.
- Cory Booker
If we are going to do big things in our country, we're going to have to think about better ways working across our differences.
- Cory Booker
The greatest natural resource our country has is not oil. It's not gas. It's not coal. It's the genius of our children.
- Cory Booker
I don't know what God has planned for me or you or anyone, but I do know that in darkness, you discover an indistinguishable light.
- Cory Booker
We live in a nation where, when New Jersey figures out how to do something and does it well, and shows progress, it affects other states.
- Cory Booker
You can be like a thermometer, just reflecting the world around you. Or you can be a thermostat, one of those people who sets the temperature.
- Cory Booker
What most Americans don't realize is a lot of the challenges we're struggling with today are the result of conscious housing policies.
- Cory Booker
Let's not judge. Let's draw inspiration from each other's stories - successes and failures - and realize we're all connected.
- Cory Booker
I don't want to be a race-transcending leader. I want to be deeply understood as a man, as African- American, as a Christian, all that I am.
- Cory Booker
One of the very hallmarks of our nation is the ideal of E Pluribus Unum. It is a concept that richly flows from the highest ideals of our nation.
- Cory Booker
It defies logic that protections against predatory debt collection practices don't apply to debt collectors hired by the federal government.
- Cory Booker
There was a small point in my life in law school, right before I moved to Newark, when I didn't know what I wanted to do, and I felt so lost.
- Cory Booker
Equal protection under the law - for race, religion, gender or sexual orientation - should not be subject to the most popular sentiments of the day.
- Cory Booker
You don't have to be one of those people that accepts things as they are. Every day, take responsibility for changing them right where you are.
- Cory Booker
We have Donald Trump standing up as one of the greatest fear-mongers in this nation's history. He's trying to make us afraid of each other.
- Cory Booker
My father was not going to let me sit back and just consume my blessings. He wanted me to contribute, and to do that, you have to be mission-oriented.
- Cory Booker
These are the themes in life which are consistent in Judaism, Islam, Hinduism - of being grounded in who you are and being engaged in an unjust world.
- Cory Booker
My grandmother from Iowa, she is dancing in Heaven at the prospect that the next president of the United States is going to be Hillary Rodham Clinton.
- Cory Booker
I'm a person that's grounded in faith and believe that my core values, motivation, inspiration, draw from a conception of the world in that way.
- Cory Booker
The process of writing a book has given me a whole new reverence for writers. Mechanically, it is a brutal process; emotionally, it's incredibly healing.
- Cory Booker
'Hamilton' is one of the best things I've ever seen on a stage, and for a guy who loves American history, hip-hop and theater, it was pure bliss.
- Cory Booker
This November, with the re-election of President Barack Obama, this generation of Americans will ever expand upon the hope, the truth and the promise of America.
- Cory Booker
In America we have a Declaration of Independence, but our history, our advancements, our global strength all point to an American declaration of interdependence.
- Cory Booker
I think Newark has been in the crosshairs in every generation of the fight to achieve America. And I think Newark is a city that's at that crossroads still.
- Cory Booker
This world has a way of trying to homogenize you. Trying to sanitize you. Trying to scrub you of your unique divine genius. This world wants to make you regular.
- Cory Booker
I thought that Donald Trump's ascendancy would end when he attacked John McCain, saying he's not a war hero. I found that shocking, for him to say that.
- Cory Booker
Listen, don't get my Jersey pride going. We are the most densely-populated state in America 'cause some many people who know the secret want to live there.
- Cory Booker
Kids born into certain ZIP codes will most likely have certain educational outcomes. And we've got to end that. If we end that, we explode economic development.
- Cory Booker
We should be ashamed of ourselves. We inherited the best infrastructure on the globe from our grandparents... and we've taken that inheritance and squandered it.
- Cory Booker
If we're concerned about climate change as a country, we should have policies that make sure our great-grandchildren have a planet that's healthy and strong.
- Cory Booker