Are we going to solve the issue of poverty? Absolutely not. Are we going to have an impact? I'm committed to it, and if we don't, I'll have no regrets because we're going to try everything we can.
I don't want to let the rest of this country drift into the abyss. I want to fight for it.
If we continue to fight the National Rifle Association on their home court, which is the legislative front, I think we'll continue to be frustrated. But when you have an ability to go directly to the public, that's a completely different field of engagement, and I think the NRA is not adept at that kind of engagement.
If, in this country, a simple majority of people can start stripping away the rights of a protected class in the minority, that's a pretty alarming thing.
Do I support a driver's license for everybody? The answer is yes.
The value of an arts education is widely accepted, especially in California.
An arts education helps build academic skills and increase academic performance, while also providing alternative opportunities to reward the skills of children who learn differently.
My mother - it's not one of those waxing-poetic kind of things - she literally worked two or three jobs most of her life. So I personally experienced that, even though I had these great friends and associations who had unlimited amounts of money. That juxtaposition was an interesting one.
Involvement in the arts engages kids in their community, improves self-esteem, reclaims at-risk youth, and builds the creative skills that are required of a 21st century workforce.
The Republican Party - that was the end of the Republican Party. What Pete Wilson did with the xenophobia and the negative attitude, all this sort of anti-crime backlash.
You've got to change incentives for good behavior as opposed to just disincentivizing bad behavior.
San Franciscans know we live in the most beautiful city in the world, a jewel on the edge of the Golden Gate.
Take responsibility. Step up and step in. Because at the end of the day, folks, we are our behaviors.
You need to let go of your fear and anxiety of being judged by others.
Like any small business owner, I experienced the pressures of building a company from the ground up - developing a business plan, balancing the books, meeting payroll and building a customer base.
Accessing capital to start a business can be a daunting process, especially for entrepreneurs who start out with a great idea, but have no real familiarity with the business world.
I just butcher a book. Everything I underline I assume is important to me.
We need to allow people to bypass government... to look to themselves for solving problems rather than asking the government to do things for them.
Californians are blessed with the remarkable leadership of Gov. Jerry Brown, who... has led our state to firm fiscal footing and brought us to the enviable position of dreaming - and achieving - big dreams again.
When Californians see something we truly believe in, we say so and act accordingly - without evasiveness or equivocation.